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I use this primarily for BF4, League of Legends, Counter-strike, Rust, and whatever else is good on Steam.

Started off with the one 760 and just recently went SLI for grins and giggles. I'll be upgrading to an FX8350 in due time as currently the FX6100 is a bottleneck and pretty much sucks. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Also, if the orientation of the pictures are off - it's not my fault.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

Welcome to the C70 club!

Have you done any overclocking with that board yet? I'm looking at upgrading to the 990FX chipset myself.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the C70 but I need to get my hands on a window that doesn't have the ventilation holes. It's way too obstructive and I don't have room for fans anyways.

I haven't done any overclocking yet although I am considering it. Just keep in mind that with this board specifically, I've read it will only support the 8350 and below, so if you are thinking of someday going with a 9370 or 9590 CPU you're going to need a later revision.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

http://mnpctech.com/mnpctech-clear-case-pc-panels/corsair-c70-window-replacement-clear-fan-holes-120mm/ for replacement non-vented windows.

I don't think I'd go with a 9000 series FX. The TDP on those is ridiculous.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the SLI going? Interested in it.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

Its hot, its loud and I think I need a new processor. I read some benchmarks that seemed like SLI'ing a 760 offers quite a bit of power (some benchmarks put them right around a 780), but when I've been playing BF4 I find my CPU is pretty much pegged and my performance hasn't changed too much. So for now, I think the verdict is still out until I can install an 8350, but don't let that discourage you.

As far as setup goes, it was pretty easy and didn't give me too much trouble. Just make sure your PSU will handle it ahead of time.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

Reading this makes me kinda glad that I didn't go for 760 SLI and just went for the 780 instead. The sites I saw made the 760 SLI setup look better than the 780 for a slightly lower cost.

As you say it could well be your CPU bottlenecking them though, so whenever you upgrade that this would be a really really nice build - it's already pretty great anyway.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, this sounds more like a CPU problem.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Apparently, the 760 I was using originally wasn't quite up to snuff - it was running really hot and loud so I had it replaced. With the original SLI configuration I was getting around a 1500 score in Unigine Heaven - now that I have two brand new 760's my score jumped to over 1700 and max temps stay under 60. I'm still going to upgrade the processor eventually, but for now I'm pretty satisfied.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, I really appreciate you coming back and sharing that info! Very glad to hear your rig is doing well. =) Rock on!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

for the quality of the other parts a 4670k would have been better

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly think this could have been better. You could have fit a 780 and room for an I7 extreme edition

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

Keep in mind, his $2218 budget includes mouse, keyboard, headset and two monitors... Still think you could have an i7 Extreme and a GTX 780 on $1600?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, I'm a little dense, I probably should have looked past the cpu and gpu

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah this was something that I kind of pieced together over time. I think if I had 2000 to spend in one lump sum I might have done things differently.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

You are running 2x760 with a fx-6100. ?? Update ASAP. ALso, why is the CPU cooler backwards?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

whats up with the temps?!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe that's supposed to be in Fahrenheit?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed - they were indeed in fahrenheit.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm excited. I'm going to be using 1 760 until i can upgrade. Is one just fine for lol and bf4?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

A 760 will get you to Ultra on BF4, but I typically kept it on high to maintain fps.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with a 780 instead. That way I can upgrade to SLI later.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

ur gpu dont look the same

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

Those temps...

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

...were in fahrenheit and have been updated to celsius and while still warm are more reasonable than they were.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

I was joking my dude. Those temps are quite good considering you're using SLI.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

You should oc that processor a little bit

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking about it, but after doing a little research it seems like this motherboard is kind of a ***** to overclock with so we'll see. It's getting upgraded regardless, it's just a matter of how much I want to putz around with it beforehand.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

This build started off as a AVATAR pre-built that I bought on new egg. Over time I've basically swapped out each component and upgraded it with exception to the FX6100 which is the last original piece. This wasn't something I really just sat down and assembled all at once and it came together for the course of several months, but regardless, the 6100 will be gone soon.

I haven't had a single issue with the Corsair SSD as of yet. I have my OS, BF4 and League loaded onto it and while the load times could be better for BF4, Windows and League both run great.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

I've heard updating to windows 8.1 helps with BF4 loading and stability issues. Nice build

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