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Post by Starscream on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:35 pm

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k 3,5Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB VRAM
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
SSD: 128GB Samsung SDD
HDD: 2TB Western Digital 7200rpm HDD
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Post by windsurfing on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:44 pm

Starscream wrote:CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k 3,5Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB VRAM
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
SSD: 128GB Samsung SDD
HDD: 2TB Western Digital 7200rpm HDD

Good system there Starscream. Have you pushed your GFx clocks a bit yet? Or don't intend to.
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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:25 am

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
RAM: 8192MB RAM
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7870

And a SSD and HDD.

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Post by windsurfing on Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:40 am

SwobyJ wrote:CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
RAM: 8192MB RAM
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7870

And a SSD and HDD.

Nice :)
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Post by magnetite on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:48 am

Here's a picture of my rig:

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Post by Restrider on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:36 pm

Has someone an idea how to decrease the noise of CPU/GPU-fans?
I noticed that the older they get, the louder they get.
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Post by Rankincountry on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:03 pm

Restrider wrote:Has someone an idea how to decrease the noise of CPU/GPU-fans?
I noticed that the older they get, the louder they get.

I dribbled a bit of olive oil into mine (in the centre where the fan is attached) - the fan bearings get worn, and start to vibrate a bit. A tiny squirt of oil can help, though you might want to replace the fan - afaik they're not hugely expensive. CPU fans are easy to replace but GPU ones are trickier, though still do-able.

The reason I used olive oil is that mineral oil can contain all sorts of petroleum products that can attack plastic components.

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Post by solidsnake78 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:33 am

Restrider wrote:Has someone an idea how to decrease the noise of CPU/GPU-fans?
I noticed that the older they get, the louder they get.

Yep, my fan noise is killer, thank god for Bose headphones right?

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Post by magnetite on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:28 am

You can also control the fan speed in the BIOS. My BIOS comes with different fan settings, such as silent, turbo, as well as standard for all fans (CPU, case fans). The GPU fan speed can be altered using a program called EVGA precision or something similar with your specific card. Not sure if you have to have an EVGA card in order to use the program or not.
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Post by ivenoidea on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:08 pm

i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz
AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC (don't remember the exact values, but i bumped it up by around 15% from the already overclocked version i bought)
8Gb ram
Win7 64bit
2TB WD HDD

Overall pretty happy with it, though I might upgrade my CPU since it's bottlenecking me in Planetside 2.
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Post by solidsnake78 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:43 pm

Well, I got bored and bought a new card, not quite the 7990 I wanted but not bad - Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHZ OC 6GB

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Post by solidsnake78 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:54 am

So, decided to upgrade to the 3770k from the AMD 8150, good move? It was between the 3770k and the AMD 8350.

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Post by magnetite on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:15 am

solidsnake78 wrote:So, decided to upgrade to the 3770k from the AMD 8150, good move? It was between the 3770k and the AMD 8350.

Bulldozer (aka that chip you bought) runs much slower than the chip you currently have. I'd say keep the 3770K.

See here

Depends on the other stuff you do as well, but I would have just kept your current chip.

If you want my advice, there's a new chip from Intel coming out on June 2nd or so called Haswell (i7 4770K), which is based on a new CPU architecture. Ivy Bridge (3770K) is kind of like my 2600K but with a few tweaks. It's best to wait for the new architectures, rather than the tweaked chips with new features before buying a new chip, because they provide the best performance.

Tweaked CPU with added features

New architecture vs old one

Also, another thing to note is that CPU speed (GHz) isn't everything. New architectures or other features can provide good performance boosts as well.

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Post by solidsnake78 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:23 am

magnetite wrote:
solidsnake78 wrote:So, decided to upgrade to the 3770k from the AMD 8150, good move? It was between the 3770k and the AMD 8350.

Bulldozer (aka that chip you bought) runs much slower than the chip you currently have. I'd say keep the 3770K.

See here

Depends on the other stuff you do as well, but I would have just kept your current chip.

If you want my advice, there's a new chip from Intel coming out on June 2nd or so called Haswell (i7 4770K), which is based on a new CPU architecture. Ivy Bridge (3770K) is kind of like my 2600K but with a few tweaks. It's best to wait for the new architectures, rather than the tweaked chips with new features before buying a new chip, because they provide the best performance.

Tweaked CPU with added features

New architecture vs old one

Also, another thing to note is that CPU speed (GHz) isn't everything. New architectures or other features can provide good performance boosts as well.


I upgraded from the Bulldozer to 3770k. Not the other way around.

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Post by magnetite on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:32 am

Oh, sorry. Damn, I need to learn to read.
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Post by dorktainian on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:28 pm

Intel i3 2100 cpu (good enough for now)
8 GB 1333 mhz DDR3 ram
1TB HD
Win 7 64 bit
ATI HD6870 2GB GFX

+ huge 12" dia case side fan
+ 2 other case fans (1 front 1 rear)




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Post by Starscream on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:21 pm

windsurfing wrote:
Starscream wrote:CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k 3,5Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB VRAM
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
SSD: 128GB Samsung SDD
HDD: 2TB Western Digital 7200rpm HDD

Good system there Starscream. Have you pushed your GFx clocks a bit yet? Or don't intend to.

Thanks. No, no overclocking yet. Im not sure if I ever will overclock it. I think I rather save up for a second GTX 660 Ti and create a SLI setup.
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Post by Terramine on Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:08 am

I might have the crappiest setup among the people who can name their specs... But, I'm poor, I literally cannot be competitive despite wanting to be.

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6530D, 512Mb dedicated, 2Gb total.

CPU: AMD A6-3620 2.2GHz overclocked to 2.5GHz, with turbo of 2.9 GHZ.

Ram: 4GB DDR3

HDD: 500GB 7200rpm(I'm pretty sure)

Now here's the thing. With a majority of 2012 games I can play on mostly high settings, including Skyrim. Haven't gotten any 2013 games yet, aside from the new Tomb Raider which runs about the same as 2012 games.

The main problem, is the Graphics doesn't ACTUALLY have it's own VRAM... the dedicated comes from the System ram, hence why it's recommended you get another 4GB of ram by most sources. Also, because it's an APU, it's recommended. I technically have only 3.39GB useable for the system because of this. Of course I'm poor, I got this system for about 270$ as my Birthday AND Christmas present... so I'm not exactly going to complain. At least now, my next Birthday and Christmas present could some ram and a Graphics card upgrade.

But then again, my dog was hurting... I'm going to use my next yearly present to take them to the Vet to get checked up and updated on everything >.>

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