Description

Gaming PC and general purpose computing. Also includes:

Aerocool X-vision Fan Controller http://www.aerocool.us/peripheral/xvision.htm

NZTX HUE LED Light Controller http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/98-hue-case-accessory

SiSoftware (Sandra) Global Ranking (see user John34159): http://goo.gl/UAgYW

3DMark11 Ver. 1.05 Benchmarj Results: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6779422

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  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Any reason you went with a 7970 over a GTX770?

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

Probably for the free Games

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I sold the coupons on eBay...I don't play Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, Farcry 3, or Bioshock Inf. :-)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought the AMD would be better for general computing since gaming was only one reason for this build. Somewhat of a tossup, especially for a single GPU which is all I plan to run.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the 7970 can out perform the 770 in some aspects, and also it's a bit cheaper, and many more games now are being optimized for AMD over nVidia.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? I thought the 680 just barely beat the 7970, and the 770 just barely beat the 680. Or am I mistaken?

  • 81 months ago
  • 4 points

actually the 680 hasn't really beat the 7970 since the release of AMD Catalyst 12.0 Drivers in September of last year. if the 680 beats the 7970 in anything it is very rarely and not noticeable in game play on the other hand in the majority of games that the 7970 beat the 680 it was significant. This all makes the competition between the 770 and 7970 a very significant battle and you'd have to weigh in which games you'd play and care about performance as well as the 4 top AAA games that come free with the 7970.

Here is a link to when the AMD drivers made the 7970 top of the charts: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/

Since these drivers the charts have pretty much stayed the same with just the numbers differing as well what Oliver stated is starting to be truer. Such games such as Crysis 3 and Battlefield 4 are better optimized for AMD cards as more and more are starting to be. Nvidia does SLI for a single monitor better though if AMD fixes that issue of Crossfire running a single monitor that will make them an even stronger competitor. Hope this helps.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Aaaah, that's very interesting. Thank you!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

He did get Ghz Edition though, most of them cost more than the 770.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful High quality parts though if it was built recently I would have probably gone with the new 1150 socket Intel Haswell Build for great options of future upgrades but you did choose solid quality high end parts all around. Thank you for sharing your build :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I wonder when we'll start seeing only haswell builds. Not to say the ivy is bad, but I'm sure we'll reach a point when we stop using it.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It was tempting to go Haswell but no matter what you build it will be passed up pretty quickly...it is the nature of the beast but I am not complaining...it beats the alternative. Who wants a static PC industry?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking of buying the Seidon 240M, I'd like to know your opinion!

Great build.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I thought the Seidon was very easy to install and it gave me a good impression of build quality and smooth, quiet operation. I am very pleased with it so far.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't looked at PartsPicker for a while...an update on the system...running great as my "daily driver"...it works hard. The only game I play is World of Tanks, it handles it easily with everything maxed on the 2560x1440 Asus monitor. I ran Win 8 and avoided 8.1 until recently when I was forced, yes forced, by Microsoft to update to 8.1. It went smoother than I expected but Win 8.1 won't work with my Fang Gamepad...yes it it old, but I like it and it worked with Win 8...thanks for forcing me to abandon it Microsoft. I have to vent. Sorry in advance. I rarely use the word hate but...my hatred for Microsoft goes back to Win NT and is deep, profound, and irreversible. It is only exceeded by my contempt for the company. If only Linux or Chrome could replace Windows...I would leave MS behind for good. It was a big step to leave Excel and Word, but Libre Office did that job...the last bastion of MS I deal with is Windows...did I mention their forced upgrade to Win 8.1. Anyway, I digress. The system is stable, my SSD is still only half full. I haven't used nearly as many USB 3.0 things as I thought I would, just a USB 3 stick for casual backups - it is fast. I added a Picoscope USB 2 O'scope...nice displays on the 27 in monitor. Tried a Wacom Bamboo pen...it didn't catch on with me although I admit it is nice. No other issues or additions to note after more than a year of hard use...I hope to get a couple more years out of it before the next build. :-)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

March 20, 2017 Update...system is still getting a workout as my daily driver. Wow, it is four years old already!! Still running Windows 8.1. Thinking of upgrading the video card to a GFX 1080. They are now only about $500 and are so, so powerful...tempting. A little tight on SSD space, otherwise still running great. I assume the CPU could still keep up with the 1080 GPU. :-)

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

Dayum, this build is fine! Why did you get the 7970? How's that PSU, thinking of getting it to replace my current one.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it is a very nice PSU...no problems noted.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, mine arrived yesterday :D Can't wait to install it!

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

Great build, great wallpaper, and an amazing computer in the background :D Off-white is the greatest creation ever.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Um...that's my old, old, PC...not the one this one replaced.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I know... Sarcasm is hard to convey over the internet.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice upgrade I see you're old one in the background

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks...the old one is really old...I think I have a computer hoarding problem, It being driven my a Pentium Pro :-).

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he, too, was kidding.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Roger.