Description

Heya folks, so this is my very first build please don't criticize to harshly. I intend to use it for programming and video design as well as the occasional gaming.

I was quite satisfied with the parts themselves, the only hassles I had was installing the 212 EVO, with its annoying heatsink installation.

I run ubuntu/GNOME on it, and ran Unigine Heaven 4.0 with a fps of averaging 49ish.

Thanks for stopping by, PBJ

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks really solid, tell me how the PSU is. I'm looking to make my build a little bit cheaper, it's at around $1440 USD, given I'm looking at a Corsair AX850, and a H100i. Gotta OC man.

Also, is your 7970 any performance wise different from this one? I'm not familiar with Display port, so the only tech difference is the clock, and the apparent "DVI-D Dual Link" to "DVI-I Dual Link" and their ~50 dollar price difference

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

The PSU isn't a great PSU. I would stay away from that PSU regardless of what the OP says. They have been reviewed on hardocp and hardware secrets and don't have good ripple performance on the 12V rail (which is the most important one). Get a seasonic, xfx, corsair hx/tx, or PCPC.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info, I did read the articles, but decided to take a chance on it due to its low price and modular.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair ax is good too, but not really the ax i.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU was alright, quite quiet, and decently cheap. It's only Semimodular, so the basic cables for mobo power and supplemental power are already attached to it. But that shouldn't make a difference since you would use those.

That was the Vapor-X edition, built for overclocking and has different fans and heatsinks, if im correct. Not sure about performance if you kept the default clocks, though.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

...language? Not that it matters to me necessarily but other people care about it.

A GHz edition card is one that has its clock in the GHz range. There are some cards that are in the GHz range but don't have that certification, so I believe its something with it being approved by AMD.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

While you're in my house, you'll be polite, ok? Please take language like that elsewhere.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just saying that this site isn't the place to use it... It's like going to the mall and swearing. Some people could care less, and its allowed, but it's just not the place to use it.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build except the power supply. You have a build that will draw a lot of power and the cooler master isn't that great with ripple performance. I would stick with an xfx, seasonic, PCPC or corsair hx/tx.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I knew how to use Ubuntu as efficiently as Windows. I'd make the switch.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Only tarballs are really annoying, everything else is pretty easy

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had the knowledge! TEACH ME! :P

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Just ask ubuntu ;)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

TEACH ME THE IMPOSIBRU! You're build's my favorite on here so far.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :), there's a couple handy links out there. Including askUbuntu, where I pretty much learned most of what i know. http://www.tldp.org/guides.html

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were you I would have waited for the phantom 530 case but the original phantom is still pretty awesome I guess.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

Awesome build. Well thought out. 10/10

  • 79 months ago
  • -1 points

Great build, very clean looking and solid parts! Only thing i would do is look into upgrading he cpu cooler to go alone w/ that "k" cpu :)

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