Description

Built in May 22 2012, so she's almost one year old! How fitting, after one year I finally OC'd her, and on her Assembly Day anniversry maybe I'll have enough to purchase a new CPU cooler. But one that day I will clean and re cable her!

Recently overclocked to 4.05 ghz stable on Stock Air, will be re cabled soon. Additional Fans and an aftermarket cooler will also be purchased.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2803519 [CPUZ ID Validation]

There is also a picture of my IntelBurn Completion. I ran it on standard with 10 passes. Load Temp is reflective of the [averaged] max temp recorded my CoreTemp during IntelBurn 100% load test.

In addition I have a number of External audio equipment that is sourced off my computer that I did not list, but for those curious I use an External ODAC [usb 2.0 out] to manage my sound. It feeds a Matrix M-Stage Solid State amp and a number of different headphones.

Lastly I already had a [legal] copy of windows 7 gifted to me by a friend, I also have a

SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Edition) [Gpu] I got at New Egg, it was one sale.

In addition the Samsung Monitor was purchased to replace an old CRT, as well as be used with my Wii U. Since it is my Main PC monitor I included it on the build {although the Samsung was purchased about 2 months ago}.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 6 points

when was this built/assembled?

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Yea I appreciate the comments, this was my first build and I was DERTERMINED to have Ivy Bridge [stupid me] this was built in May 2012

In addition it's good to hear the 7870 will out perform my 6950, I do like my GPU how ever, for the price it was well worth it.

And as far as Emulators go I NEED a high end GPU and CPU Wii Emulation is very demanding, heck Game Cube Emulation runs my card at around 85% load so I definatly need an upgrade, AND I'd LOVE to try 3 Screen Re-Render Game Cube emulation [Metroid Prime HEAVEN] so hopefully the next build will get my one step closer.

But yea, going Ivy bridge was a stupid move on my part xD

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

For 200 dollars, you cold get a 7870 that would outperform the 6950.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

But... Why... For 1300 bucks you could've gotten something a lot better. Locked processor with a Z77 chipset motherboard?

Son...

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that's expensive ram for a build like this. I would have went with something cheaper, but what's done is done I guess.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

My ram costed about $40 for both sticks, I got it on sale. Again prices here do not match the deals I found xD

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky! That ram looks soo cool!

  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

if you want an emulator machine... a raspberry pie can do that... $50 if you want to play some games at medium... get an AMD A10 APU... maybe crossfire the integrated one if you really want to...

In any case you'd have saved tons of money

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Never wanted to settle for meduim. I emulate teh systems I own. If it can't rerender and up scale not worth it. My current pc can render wii at 100% but can't rerender to 1080p, so might drop a 7970 into it soon! Might as well go bigger seeing as I own a wii and wii U already [and sadly the Wii U does not re render... hence the rig has it's work set out for it!]

And yea I use a small 23" HDtv as my main monitor and my Wii U screen. So there's another $200 that isn't exactly part of the build. I just hope I can part it out alf decently when the time comes.