Gaming and Video Production.
but mainly gaming... :)
3DMark 11 - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7320096
3DMark Firestrike - http://www.3dmark.com/fs/997658
3DMark Cloud Gate - http://www.3dmark.com/cg/893407
3DMark Ice Storm - http://www.3dmark.com/is/1002609
Those GPUs are gonna be hot hot haha
Oh RyneSmith I thought you would be staff by now :)
EDIT: I haven't been in for a while.
I wish... haha
Me too XD
If I became an admin on this site I would do everything possible to make it better haha
I might even start like a forum section "Builds by RyneSmith"
yeh they get quite hot 59c, but they seem to handle it fine.
never gets higher than 59c when rendering in After effects and when playing BF4 Beta on ultra. For a good 2 or 3 hours play time too.
Nice then, those cards are just so huge haha
Yeh, I'm pretty screwed expansion wise..... but hey whats left to expand ? ;)
I noticed you NEED the top off the case those to get maximum airflow out the top. the grills and dust filters are nice and everything, they just block a lot of air getting out the case. At those temps you need that extra exhaust.
But its easy enough to remove and slot back on without affecting anything else whatsoever.
Maybe you can ghetton-mount a fan on the drive cage to blow cold air directly onto the GPUs ?
(sweet build all the same)
had thought about it, even about changing my mind and getting the windowed side, but the 200mm fan in the roof does most of the work pulling the hot air out while the 200mm on the front pulls in the nice cool air :)
Once I had the right airflow it all went smoothly :)
or an intake on the bottom next to the PSU, even if you had to do a slim one.
Holy fudge...................... This is one sexy looking build.
certainly wasn't to begin with.... lol
that bulge on the side of the case for the cablemanagement sure makes a difference.
Very very nice!
is tthat just thermal armor on your 7970s?
It's a backplate to keep the card rigid, looks awesome though!
yeh it does :)
thanks for providing the scores. I'm getting 2 R9 280X's and since you have 2 7970's I decided to compare them to mine. I also have an 8350, and the Sabertooth board. But anyway nice build! +1 AMD build
You're getting some pretty nice cards there.
I bought these 3 days before AMD14 and they announced the new series lol
But luckily these will still support the MANTLE technology :)
But i'd be interested in your temps too ;)
right now i have one 660 Ti, the EVGA 3GB FTW, now discontinued :( so i can't sli them. besides, the 280X is cheaper than one 660 ti, and better. only getting one to start, then a second later on. and the 660 ti gets really hot. try like 76ºC under load.
with that epic inside of your PC, why no window :C
its going to be under my desk for 99% of its life, so i opted for the added sound proofing over the window.
for the 1% its worth it :D
Sweet build and the WD red are NAS drives so they're reliable and can run for days on end
cant believe you've got no overclock on the CPU with an h100i on it...those 7970s must be throwing a ton of heat!
If the Estimated Wattage feature of this site is correct, he doesn't have any OC'ing headroom. He's pretty much at his limits already. :(
true, hadnt noticed...needs a bigger PSU for sure. Running close to the limits already
I'd say 850W minimum, but probably 1000W just to be sure. After all, you don't want to be at 100% load on PSU when everything is OC'd and maxed out.
yeh thats the plan - this is just the initial set up.
I've not had a gaming rig since 2007. finances haven't allowed it until now ;)
enermax galaxy 1kw i was thinking.
I hear that. :p
IIRC, that Enermax model is 7 years old or something... Maybe I'm thinking of a different one, but the Silverstone Strider Plus 1000W and the Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W are both excellent PSU's. Each costs around $160 , but they are both 80 Plus Silver certified, and the Silverstone is fully modular.
Just something to think about. :p
Temps on the top 7970?
underload/running bf4 on ultra - 57-59c
also 1 more question, do you think I can run 2 280X's off a 750W Corsair PSU? Thanks
i'd go with an 850 or 1k like someone mentioned earlier, i only got this one so i could get the rig up and running before the grace period passed on things to return if they were faulty.
I plan to upgrade to a 1kw psu soon