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Nice console replacement
by vnuge
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Description

I use this machine as a console replacement and secondary gaming machine with a controller for ease of use. I already had one 7770 laying around from my rig upgrade. Originally I had some trouble with crossfire as the second GPU would run at 100% usage for no reason but found out it was partly from the GPUtweak monitor and disabling crossfire then re-enabling it then they worked fine. I used the ROG bridge from my machine because it looks cooler. In some games you could tell when the cpu was bottle-necking the system because i would have huge frame drops and see the cpu 100% load, games like Bf4 right after cut scenes and sometimes Planetside 2 but that game doesn't have good driver support anyway.

Details
AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.3GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load46.0° C
Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.09Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.32Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle25.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load48.0° C
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xx116xx [3 Builds] 4 points 6 months ago

Moar pics pls! I really like this build, it is a very good console replacement.

 
 
vnuge [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

I took some with it running

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

cool build man

 
 
Koung 1 point 6 months ago

What a nice build! Love the fact that its crossfired and not sky rocketing in prices :)

 
 
vnuge [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Its fun to play with, I had the ram wrong i just corrected it ill post more pics in a little.

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EcoMCG 1 point 6 months ago

what FPS do you get in games?

 
 
vnuge [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

bf4 on high , no AA or motion blur, around 70-50fps, most games maxed out without AA on about 60-50fps

 
 
mynamexsh [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build

 
 
cooperred [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build! Why have 2 gaming computers though?

 
 
vnuge [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

I only have this one on a Television and i mostly use the other one for video editing and gaming on 3 monitors when I wan the HP

 
 
On_Welfare [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build :)

 
 
Leerod80 1 point 6 months ago

Nice, can you explain the need for 2 video cards? I've been doing research for my very first build and read the benefits of dual GPUs aren't cost affective. Just asking...

EDIT: Just read that you already had one GPU. Why buy another? lol

 
 
vnuge [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

The second one fit in the budget, and I wanted the best performance I could get with parts I trusted, the first one was actually from my one of my first builds, and I hate leaving parts around, I have tons already. No unless you have an unlimited budget for 780TIs then 2 gpus is pointless, but they look cool, and for some reason they are fun, don't ask me why, buy the best single card that fits in your budget. Good luck on your first build.

 
 
Silvake 1 point 6 months ago

One expensive FM2+ mobo... And why two 7770s? However, other than that, good build!

 
 
vnuge [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

It was something like $120 when I got it I posted the build about 3 months after I built it. I like motherboards with lots of features I dont like to skimp on them, everyone asks about the 7770s, Read the description!, I had one laying around and my only option was another, because fit in the $500 budget, plus i know how well a single card does in games and sometimes 2 gets almost 95% scaling in some games. Thank you :)

 
 
Silvake 1 point 6 months ago

Ohhh... I do apologise! I agree with you on that point, just because it is budget, doesn't mean you have to get bad, sluggish components!

 
 
vnuge [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Yes exactly thats why they put the connectors on the cards, right, no sense leaving the card lay around, so I got the same card and put more money in the mobo and got an ssd!

 
 
tyster360 1 point 6 months ago

Why do you have a CPU cooler when the Athlon already comes with a Cooler?

 
 
vnuge [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

overclocking if you look on the side I have it at 4.3 ghz