Description

I originally got this PC from my brother in law after he bought a gaming laptop (Not sure which but apparently it's a boss a** laptop). It came with a no name 500W PSU, a Radeon Hd 5770, an NZXT fan controller, all together a really old PC/Build.

First thing I did was pulled out the gpu and power supply for a Gtx 970 SSC and a Coolmax 700w psu. That held me for months with everything else left as it was. But as I work in a data center, I'd always itch to build a PC as i never have personally. As well as knowing the ancient P6T and I7 920 were holding me back some valuable FPS at it's stock clock.

So the time came where I ordered up parts to upgrade, a second GTX 970 SSC, corsair H1110i to overclock the I7 920, a more "aesthetic" case to stuff everything into. and a better power supply to keep everything going.

I've since gotten the processor stable at 4Ghz at low 30s on idle (on performance preset) and mid to high 50C under load at 1.4V. And the GPU's with a minor overclock and the top card reaching mid 78C under load.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

Every i7 is better than a console CPU.

+1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Eventually an SSD and new CPU/Motherboard will be the only logical upgrades.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely agreeable, Looking into grabbing an SSD sooner than later, and I'll get to the mobo and CPU whenever stability falls off from the overclock.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

980ti > 970 SLI and time tom upgrade

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

IMHO you've got a good motherboard for a Xeon 6 core if you wanted to upgrade. The X5670 is like 80 bucks on ebay and you can OC that to at least 4 GHZ on water. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=x5670&_frs=1

Lol, you kinda lucked out, with these old parts the most expensive thing is a working mobo. XD The actual CPU's themselves are cheap as chips.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, but minor upgrade as far as performance. Whenever I look into upgrading those I'll likely go into the more popular 1150/1151 socket range and obtain 4-4.5ghz out of the box.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's not exactly a pricey upgrade either. Just depends on how much you want to spend really.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This is magnificent! +1000

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

my friend is a console pleb would anyone recommend the i7 920 or i7 930? i can get both for $39 he wants a PC around $700 or $750 with the monitor, keyboard, mouse, ETC. should i go with this or something else?, I have no experience with either CPU. I also have another friend who wants me to build him a $600 PC with monitor, etc, should i use one of those CPU's for his build?