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Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By madcratebuilder
That bundled psu is from Solytec, not the best...

That bundled psu is from Solytec, not the best rated manufacturer. I would recommend a 500-600 watt Seasonic. Adding another 8gb of ram isn't going to be noticeable unless you are going to do a...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By madcratebuilder
+10 Probably less than half the newer games...

+10

Probably less than half the newer games run on Crossfire or SLI.

Using 2 different cards in Xfire can be a real pita. Try swapping cards around and find what card runs best as the primary...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By madcratebuilder
Safe Mode runs with a limited set of drivers. ...

Safe Mode runs with a limited set of drivers. You may have corrupted drivers or incorrect drivers installed. Your best bet may be to reformat your drive and do a clean install of the OS including...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,440
Posted By madcratebuilder
The new Noctua industrial fans are assume,...

The new Noctua industrial fans are assume, 4mm/h2o, up to 2k rpm. Not beat about with a ugly stick.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 1,579
Posted By madcratebuilder
Do you have room for a dual bay res? A dual bay...

Do you have room for a dual bay res? A dual bay res with 1 or 2 D5 pumps provides great flow and is quiet. A single pump can handle a 2-3 block loop, if you plan on adding more items like flow...
Forum: Graphic Cards 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By madcratebuilder
ASUS. I've had to RMA 1 asus gpu, fast and...

ASUS. I've had to RMA 1 asus gpu, fast and painless.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By madcratebuilder
You can get carbon fiber look tape in 25mm width,...

You can get carbon fiber look tape in 25mm width, covers the side of the frames and can help hide the off-white/brown. Not the best looking fan made but I sure like the performance.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,224
Posted By madcratebuilder
Source...

Source (http://www.geek.com/chips/amds-new-5ghz-chip-runs-so-hot-it-ships-with-watercooling-1597608/)

A Guy[/QUOTE]

Odd to see a press release on this. This h2o cooler/cpu has been on the...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 17 Jun 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 642
Posted By madcratebuilder
Those HDD temps and socket temp tell me you have...

Those HDD temps and socket temp tell me you have fairly high air temp in the case. I would look at getting more air flow. What is your ambient? Good air flow should give you a case air deltaT of...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Jun 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By madcratebuilder
I use a Metro DataVac...

I use a Metro DataVac (http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-MDV-1BA-DataVac-Computer/dp/B00006IAOR/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1402837637&sr=8-4&keywords=metro+vacuum). I prefer to remove dust not just...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 12 Jun 2014
Replies: 1,146
Views: 51,005
Posted By madcratebuilder
True, that. Not to mention that, on only a 28"...

True, that. Not to mention that, on only a 28" screen, you would have to get within inches of the monitor for that resolution to be of much benefit. Plus, it takes a lot of graphics power to drive 4k...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jun 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By madcratebuilder
This is in the same price range and a much...

This is in the same price range and a much superior psu.
SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply -...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 09 Jun 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By madcratebuilder
Thanks linn, I'm in no hurry, I plan to wait...

Thanks linn, I'm in no hurry, I plan to wait until the new chip has been out for a few weeks and see what the feedback is. What little I have read claims the GA Z97X-Gaming is a very good board with...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 09 Jun 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By madcratebuilder
Z97 Motherboards

Being a Intel noob I would like opinions on these these 2 boards. CPU is the new Devils Canyon i7 4790K and it well be underwater.

ASUS Z97-DELUXE...
Forum: Graphic Cards 05 Jun 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By madcratebuilder
The 660 and 7870 are very close in performance,...

The 660 and 7870 are very close in performance, you could see 15% either card depending on what game is loaded. Straight up specs I think the 7870 has a slight edge. Crossfire can be problematic,...
Forum: General Discussion 26 May 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By madcratebuilder
Using a tool like nLite ...

Using a tool like nLite (http://www.nliteos.com/)combined with a USB install stick you can make many variations of Windows to suit your needs.
Forum: Benchmarks 25 May 2014
Replies: 433
Views: 8,193
Posted By madcratebuilder
With the demo that's a long test! 319227 ...

With the demo that's a long test!

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Forum: Graphic Cards 25 May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By madcratebuilder
A occasional artifact while stress testing is not...

A occasional artifact while stress testing is not uncommon. As Dude posted, watch the temps.
Forum: Benchmarks 23 May 2014
Replies: 168
Views: 4,281
Posted By madcratebuilder
Tweaking Crossfire helped another 10%. 319014

Tweaking Crossfire helped another 10%.
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Forum: Benchmarks 23 May 2014
Replies: 391
Views: 8,447
Posted By madcratebuilder
Anyone have a spare i7 I can borrow? The...

Anyone have a spare i7 I can borrow?

The idea of a i7 and a good asus board has been floating around between what brain cells I have left. The ball and chain would can't complain to much, I just...
Forum: Benchmarks 23 May 2014
Replies: 391
Views: 8,447
Posted By madcratebuilder
Thanks guys, I think this score is about all I...

Thanks guys, I think this score is about all I can do. I've got the cpu side running better, maybe a bit more from the gpu side. I'm at 1160/1605. ! card is still on air, I may get more memory...
Forum: Benchmarks 22 May 2014
Replies: 391
Views: 8,447
Posted By madcratebuilder
Some improvement on crossfire setup, now to work...

Some improvement on crossfire setup, now to work on the cpu part of the score.
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Forum: Benchmarks 22 May 2014
Replies: 391
Views: 8,447
Posted By madcratebuilder
Single 280X 318869 280X in Crossfire ...

Single 280X
318869

280X in Crossfire
318868

I'm not sure if Crossfire is at it's optimum configuration. I'm going to swap card position when I get the water block for the second card.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 22 May 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By madcratebuilder
Google "Bench test software" There is cpu tests,...

Google "Bench test software" There is cpu tests, gpu tests, hdd/ssd tests, everything you could think of. Most are free downloads.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 May 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By madcratebuilder
Download Partedmagic and install on disk or usb...

Download Partedmagic and install on disk or usb stick.
Reboot and enter PartedMagic.
Start Menu-->System Tools--> Erase Disk
Select Internal: Secure Erase and hit Continue.
Your drive may be...
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