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So this is actually a rebuild from my first pc. I got some new parts and stuff so i figured i'd post it. Some background of this pc: I traded my old dell xps 420 for a i7 4770k and a mobo at a computer shop. The motherboard wouldn't work but the cpu did. I later found out that it did work but that was after I bought a new motherboard. Some wierd setting in the bios. I also got a gtx 950 which was an ok card but i need something more powerful. So I sold it on craigslist and bought a fury a few days ago.

Added some generic no-name brand ram form a dead pc. I now have 10gb

Some 2 dollar cold cathode lights from the year 2000. Who needs leds when you have these lol.

I added a ssd. Best thing I ever bought. I never had an experience with these before. But I heard great things about them so I had to buy one. My pc boots in like 15 seconds.

I got a great deal on the fury. $260 from newegg. Awesome card but REALLY long. I really didn't realize the size of this thing until i unboxed it. This thing is huge. I had trouble fitting it in. I tried putting it in but the pci bracket actually bent a capacitor on my mobo. At this point I was really scared. I just bent it back into place and pushed down on it. I then ran to my desk and tried to power it on. Thank god it booted and there was no harm done.

So I had to find a way to make the card fit. I went and grabbed a pair of pliers and a hammer. I bent my 2.5 bays inward so it would fit. I dont look pretty but it fits.

But I think im having some problems. I should be able to max out gta v at 1680x1050 with no aa or advanced graphics. But it drops to like 40 fps a lot. I've watched videos of people maxing out the game on 1440p. So I reinstalled the drivers and reformatted windows and I'm still having issues. I think the problem is the psu. It might not be supplying enough for the card. I would really like to hear some opinions on this.

Future additions: -New case: Probably get a phanteks enthoo pro. I really hate my case lol. -New cooler: The one I have works but I really can't OC with it. Thinking about the 212 evo or the cryorig h7

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Ten gigs of RAM. Very interesting... Do you see any type of performance difference with the two extra gigs?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I run three 4gb sticks that are identical, and I'm pretty sure they don't really make a difference. My motherboard says they are in dual channel though..

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Why only two gigs of ram

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

he has 10

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I too am planning to get a new cooler, I still need an SSD but I'll get that later as well, then some other optional stuff, you might like to check out my build, it should be finally done in about February or March.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

that poor psu.... :P

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably the RAM, having three sticks kinda messes with things from my experience. Try taking the two 1 gigs out and running with just 8. I doubt the PSU is the issue, but I have been wrong plenty before.

I have quite the similar build (6700 4.3Ghz + Fury) I will note that I have the same card and my first one actually died a week after use, returned it and bought another. Card is working just fine, but something to keep in mind.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup it was the ram! I guess mixing ram does have quite an effect on performance. Thanks you so much!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! Happy gaming.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 to a fellow Fury owner :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

Well a single fury can draw up to 500w of power on its own could be the power