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Windows 7: New/first build!

18 Jun 2011   #11
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Looks great besweet. Well done
All you need now is a good monitor to do it justice
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18 Jun 2011   #12
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Looks good. I personally love the armor series cases. (I have the A90)

Getting a side fan will help your temperatures quite a bit. I dropped about 2 degrees across the board after that.
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19 Jun 2011   #13
besweeet

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I bought a Ultra Carbon X7 from CompUSA yesterday. Installed fairly easily. Doesn't help my temperatures much. With Prime95, my CPU temps will hit a max of 65C. I think the stock cooler did slightly worse.

I'll probably return the cooler and get something else.

CompUSA had the Cooler Master N520 and the Cooler Master V6 GT. Wasn't sure which one to get (lol), so I went with the Ultra.

If I use the OC Genie button on my MSI board, my max temps will hit 95C, which is way too high.

Would water cooling be worth it? I wouldn't mind giving it a try. But overall, I'm not very satisfied with the Ultra cooler.
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21 Jun 2011   #14
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

With a cooler master sink and proper heat compound you should be OK
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01 Jul 2011   #15
besweeet

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Just a little update...

Did some overclocking. Overclocked the 2500K from 3.3GHz to a stable 4.5GHz (high 60's, low 70's). That's with the Ultra Carbon X7. I ordered a Cooler Master Hyper 212 earlier this morning, so hopefully that will bring some temps down a little bit.

ALSO! I ordered a Core i7-26ooK . Will sell the 2500K eventually. Will definitely overclock the 2500K.

Also overclocked my GTX 560 Twin Frozr II/OC a little bit to 950 core, 1900 shader, and 2200 memory (all with 1.037 core voltage). Never gets more than 80C under load.
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01 Jul 2011   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
I'd go for a Cooler Master case and perhaps a bit more memory. The memory isn't needed but the gaming computers I've seen tend to have 16+GB RAM.
16GB in a gaming computer is an utter waste of RAM. There isn't any game that takes advantage of that. Heck, anything more than 4GB is unneeded for gaming.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by besweeet View Post
ALSO! I ordered a Core i7-26ooK . Will sell the 2500K eventually. Will definitely overclock the 2500K.
So, you upgraded the CPU in under 2 weeks? Any reason you didn't just go with the 2600K in the first place?
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01 Jul 2011   #17
besweeet

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Not sure why I didn't get the 2600K initially. But, I'm happy to know that I'm upgrading to one. Should help a little bit with video editing.
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01 Jul 2011   #18
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Once again, looks great. I also have a msi GTX 560 (the crappier version though), and it's great. Everything's good except, maybe the PSU. As I'm sure has been said above, try getting a brand like Corsair or Cooler Master.

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16GB in a gaming computer is an utter waste of RAM. There isn't any game that takes advantage of that. Heck, anything more than 4GB is unneeded for gaming.
Read it. The memory isn't needed but a lot of the gaming computers I've seen have 16+GB RAM.
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01 Jul 2011   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Read it. The memory isn't needed but a lot of the gaming computers I've seen have 16+GB RAM.
So what, if it's useless it's spending money for the sake of spending money. Putting 16GB of RAM in a gaming computer doesn't scream "uber elite", it screams "I might not have really known what I was doing when I built this computer or had it built".
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01 Jul 2011   #20
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Yes, pretty much. But the OP said he was building a gaming computer, and I merely stated what gaming computers I seen have. I was wrong to recommend more memory, but all I can do at the moment is apologise. So, I'm sorry.
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