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I use this machine to game and surf the web, its been working great with no problems so far.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 6 points

Clean up cables for better temps!

And turn those drive cages around for better airflow too.

May i ask, why the 6gb version of the 7970?

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

I'll do that soon As I want the aftermarket plexi side panel. And I wanted something ridiculous so I got the 6GB. This build was partially to show an Alienware buying friend of mine (bought an Aurora)that he over paid and I could build a machine faster for half the cost.

  • 74 months ago
  • 7 points

Ah i bet you showed him!

  • 74 months ago
  • 8 points

He no long talks to me now.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish I had the money to show off to my friends. woe is me. woe is me.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

This build was in the making for about a year.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

i do not blame him. lol

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Might I ask what his(your friend's) previous build was?

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

His parents PC.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

For a pure gaming build you could have saved some money by getting 8gb of RAM and you could have dropped the PSU wattage quite a bit. I also assume you didn't need the 6gb of vram on the GPU but I'm not sure abuot that. Not a bad build you could have just saved a bit of money there.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

$1,500 seems pretty reasonable for the amount of power I packed into this machine.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, for $1500 you could easily get a 4670k and two r9 280x's. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1R7et

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Not an Intel guy and I'm waiting for the R9 290X to drop.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Not an Intel guy

No point in picking a lesser CPU over brand preference.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

"No point in picking a lesser CPU over brand preference."

Not really a lesser CPU also better than picking something with and over inflated price.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Aaaah silly part choices and cables everywhere! Aaaahhhhh!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Silly? How? And the cables will be managed sometime in the near future.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

16GB of DDR3 2400. 8GB is way more than enough for games and there is a less than 2% performance gain from above 1600Mhz.

No SSD?! 3TB HDD though. (What are you storing) O.o

6GB VRAM. I'm sure that raped your wallet, and depending on how much you paid you probably could have gotten something better. More than 3GB for 1080p is completely useless. Even 3GB is for most of games useless.

1000w PSU. Waaaaaaaaaaaay more than needed.

Blu ray drive? lol wat?

  • 74 months ago
  • -1 points

"No SSD?! 3TB HDD though. (What are you storing) O.o"

I keep every bit of data from my previous machines so its about 900GB of data I need to store.

"6GB VRAM. I'm sure that raped your wallet, and depending on how much you paid you probably could have gotten something better. More than 3GB for 1080p is completely useless. Even 3GB is for most of games useless."

Only cost about 480 bucks for the card.

"1000w PSU. Waaaaaaaaaaaay more than needed."

Better to have too much than not enough.

"Blu ray drive? lol wat?"

In case I ever want to rip or play blu-rays.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough on the data side, but you still could have got an SSD for this price range.

Most 7970s cost $300 right now. Yeah, you got ripped off.

Yes, but it is not good to have too much when is costs you a significant amount of money to have more.

lol blu rays. Fair enough I guess. I don't even use my ODD lol.

My point is as DjArtifact said, you could have gotten much better for this price range. Honestly you aren't a whole lot better than your buddy that got an alienware.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

"Fair enough on the data side, but you still could have got an SSD for this price range."

SSD's are nice but the price per GB is too much still to justify buying one .

"Yes, but it is not good to have too much when is costs you a significant amount of money to have more."

I only paid $480 on this 6GB GHz edition.

"you could have gotten much better for this price range. Honestly you aren't a whole lot better than your buddy that got an alienware."

I wanted power for budget I did my research and this was the result.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

21C idle?

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

AMD CPU's do not give out good readings when they are lower than a certain degree (I can't remember what it is off the top of my head, maybe around 40 cleius). My 8350 shows that it idles at 10~20 degrees celsius.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

45C is when they start becoming accurate. since it's cold where i live, the readings can go down to as low as 8C

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I tend to keep my room very cold.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Whatever temp you keep your room at, your temps cannot go below ambient temperature unless you're using a different cooling medium than water or air. Just an fyi, nothing else. If your room is at 22, your cpu cannot run any cooler than that (using air).

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine does that too on certain monitors. The Asus suite and OHM are exactly the same for me.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Try Open Hardware Monitor.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm assuming its better than Speccy?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be more accurate. I'm guessing the actual temps, depending on your room, are in the 30-37C range.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

only really need 8GB RAM for gaming, and a 6GB Video card is overkill for gaming unless you have a few screens - most people would have done an SLI with smaller cards

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

I wanted 16 just to be safe I'v had 8 it wasn't enough for what I wanted to do. And I run 2 monitors so the 6GB is nice to have.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HIdW http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1NiEM

The two parts lists I made for friends. $2500(preferred Intel and Nvidia) $800 Where their budgets.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I think both you and your friend over paid for your PCs lol... But hey, It's your money.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to build something that had more power for half the price and I achieved that goal.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Wattage ain't the basis of build quality pal.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this this is for the future, Moore's law you know.