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Comment reply on sketch24's Completed Build: Gaming PC ver. 1.15 - 2560x1440 Update.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, nevermind then lol. I just thought that configuration would have cooled better.

Comment reply on sketch24's Completed Build: Gaming PC ver. 1.15 - 2560x1440 Update.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

You should reverse the fans in between the gpus because it would be better to give them fresh air than exhaust.

Comment reply on brpeden82's Completed Build: *Updated* Ricky Geforce GTX 760 Tri SLI/Nvidia 2D Surround Gaming PC

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad then. They also have more vram than a 780 would which could come in handy when in Surround.

Comment reply on brpeden82's Completed Build: *Updated* Ricky Geforce GTX 760 Tri SLI/Nvidia 2D Surround Gaming PC

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Are the benchmarks in Surround?

Comment reply on Bewgs's Completed Build: Hyperion

Comment reply on napalmpr13st's Completed Build: Frostbite

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess it would be fitting of me to say "Stay frosty."

Comment reply on SgtTherin's Completed Build: A gift to my lady

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Semper Fi.

Comment reply on 03storic's Completed Build: My First Build - After cable management

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I just use isopropyl alcohol and toilet paper to clean off thermal paste. Leaves no fibers if you use good toilet paper =P

Comment reply on Oliver's Completed Build: "Magnum": Watercooled 350D Haswell Build

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

That's my point, you only need antifreeze if you are using chilled water.

Comment reply on Oliver's Completed Build: "Magnum": Watercooled 350D Haswell Build

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Antifreeze? Water won't go below ambient temperature...

Comment reply on kswright2's Completed Build: Node Core

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Not just the blocks, but the rads as well. The blocks simply carry the heated water away, the rads are what dissipate the heat. Also Sandy Bridge overclocks way better than Ivy Bridge or Haswell.

Comment reply on Orvarius's Completed Build: Phantom - Sandy Bridge Build

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, that's fine then lol. I didn't know, sorry.

Comment reply on Orvarius's Completed Build: Phantom - Sandy Bridge Build

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

PSU is sucking on the carpet.

Comment reply on FlashTS's Completed Build: My DeathStar

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You should sell it and get a 1440P monitor that can overclock. I haven't heard anything but good things about the Korean monitors.

Comment reply on FlashTS's Completed Build: My DeathStar

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure it has, what rad is it though?

Comment reply on FlashTS's Completed Build: My DeathStar

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, so I guess a single 360 rad is very efficient at cooling a Haswell and two 780s.

Comment reply on FlashTS's Completed Build: My DeathStar

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that's part of the reason I asked :P

Also, it's a standard thickness rad too, not even a thick one.

Comment reply on FlashTS's Completed Build: My DeathStar

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

What are the GPU temps? Just curious as to how much a single 360 rad can cool the CPU and dual GPUs.

Comment reply on Protocol's Completed Build: Corsair 900D Ultimate Build

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Think of power supplies like overclocking a CPU, the wattage (or frequency, in the CPU's case) on the box is what's guaranteed, anything beyond that has potential but is not certain.

The AX1200 and 1200i are both known to have the ability to put out more wattage past 1200. So like I said, just keep on overclocking if you can/want to until you start having power issues. By that I mean the system abruptly turning off.

Comment reply on Protocol's Completed Build: Corsair 900D Ultimate Build

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the AX1200i can put out a bit more than 1200 watts. I would honestly just overclock everything until it pulled enough watts for the system to shut off, then back down a bit and keep it there.

Comment reply on ambrrx's Completed Build: Quiet, Fast and (Hopefully) Reliable First Build

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

lol I have the exact same vitamins.

Comment reply on TheBigDrat's Completed Build: Zooey (first build)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too lol

Comment reply on TheBigDrat's Completed Build: Zooey (first build)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

That's for the stock clock 280X. I've seen a couple models go as high as 1150 Mhz which is higher than even the Vapor-X 7970, however those models are about $350...

Comment reply on liquidarchon's Completed Build: Kristen/The Red Banshee ($1200 GAMING PC) *UPDATED* Before & After

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, sorry. There wasn't a Kraken X60 listed in your 8350 builds part list so I thought you were using the stock cooler. But yeah, some chips just don't clock as well as others.

Comment reply on TheBigDrat's Completed Build: Zooey (first build)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend the 280X (the Asus Matrix is the best if you could manage that) because it is literally the same card, pcb layout and everything, however they are newer and a lot of them overclock better than the 7970s do. Like the 770 was a rebadged 680 that often overclocks better, the 280X is a 7970 that often overclocks better.

Comment reply on TheBigDrat's Completed Build: Zooey (first build)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the one I was talking about, 10 FPS lower puts it literally right next to (whether above or below) the GTX 770 at stock clocks in almost every benchmark except for a select few where it beats both the 770 and 780.

Comment reply on TheBigDrat's Completed Build: Zooey (first build)

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

You mean about equal to a 770? Because that's what it is in most benchmarks.

Comment reply on Cboozle's Completed Build: The Claymore

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock coolers can handle stock clocks, anything more than that is not guaranteed.

Comment reply on Cboozle's Completed Build: The Claymore

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would it be overheating? He's running at stock clocks which is what the stock cooler is designed for.

Comment reply on kuraiholy's Completed Build: Main PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not sure he understands what an optical mouse is. Wired optical mice are far greater than wireless or laser mice. I believe he was thinking about the old school mice with the trackball.

Comment reply on kuraiholy's Completed Build: Main PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't feel that a 680 is worth upgrading. It's a very powerful card as it is, and the only thing I would do for a while is get another one.

Comment reply on flimsy888's Completed Build: My Personal Beast

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That's only in a cramped case or an SLI configuration. He has neither, so the gpu cooler doesn't matter.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Gaming PC Build - AMD FX-8350 / GTX 780 / Fractal Design R4"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard MX4 is slightly better than AS5.

Comment reply on NiftyStorm's Completed Build: Scrambled Neweggs #3

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you remove the SLI Titan build? That one was my favorite... lol

Comment reply on NiftyStorm's Completed Build: Scrambled Neweggs #2

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Your cable management doesn't change too much when your water cooled. Cables block airflow, now water flow =P

Comment reply on NiftyStorm's Completed Build: Scrambled Neweggs #2

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like you should add in another rad. Running two titans and a Haswell off anything below a single 360 seems like it would run a little bit on the hotter side. Look at your CPU temp for example =P

Comment reply on Blog Post "Gaming PC Build - AMD FX-8350 / GTX 780 / Fractal Design R4"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? I may have to check that out then, thanks.

Comment reply on madcracked's Completed Build: Leviathan

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, somebody else did then, sorry. Also you accidentally replied to my comment then, because it was in my message box =P

Comment reply on Blog Post "Gaming PC Build - AMD FX-8350 / GTX 780 / Fractal Design R4"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Gigabyte and Asus are generally the way to go with AMD boards from my experience. Fortunately though, that is one of the only reliable overclocking boards that MSI makes for 990FX. However I have heard that board does not have LLC, I don't know whether that is true or not though.

Also, may I ask, where did you find that ram? I thought Samsung quit manufacturing it months ago, and it's out of stock at every retailer.

Comment reply on madcracked's Completed Build: Leviathan

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that is a lot of voltage. It doesn't sound like you got a fantastic clocker. I think 4.6 is the sweet spot for your chip then, though if load temps are under 80C you could run 4.7 without much risk.

Comment reply on madcracked's Completed Build: Leviathan

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

On three monitors? Wow, I didn't know a single 760 was that powerful.

Comment reply on madcracked's Completed Build: Leviathan

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

What was the voltage it wanted to set it to? Just curious, because your good as long as it's not too much over 1.3V, that is, if you can cool it.

Comment reply on madcracked's Completed Build: Leviathan

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, for surround that 4 GB would definitely come in handy. I feel like one 760 may not have the power to push max settings in surround though. But if you SLI then you definitely will. Even with just one 760 you should still be able to play on high on the more demanding games.

Also, thanks lol

Comment reply on googie00's Completed Build: My First Gaming/Editing Build

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, in the 780's case it is. That varies from card to card though, a lot of them draw considerably less power than the TDP claims, and some, such as the 780 consume even more power than the TDP.

But thank you for that link, I had thought that the 780, like the majority of other GPUs, consumed less power than the TDP =D

Comment reply on madcracked's Completed Build: Leviathan

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

I never said he would see the value in 4 GB, I was just offering input on killacase21's question on how the 4 GB 760 is... So why the down vote?

Comment reply on googie00's Completed Build: My First Gaming/Editing Build

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Load temps are what matter, not idle temps. Unless your idling over 50C or something, that's when you should be concerned.

Comment reply on googie00's Completed Build: My First Gaming/Editing Build

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

TDP is not actual power consumption. But the 780s do take a lot of power, I think he'll be fine though =D

Comment reply on madcracked's Completed Build: Leviathan

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Think of it as a 4 GB 670.

Comment reply on Jrmym1981's Completed Build:

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

bios oc utilities usually fail... Have you ran anything intensive yet? The most time consuming part of overclocking is stress testing with Prime 95.

Here's the guide I used to overclock mine. Skip the HTT, or FSB step though. That is unnecessary and for more advanced overclockers. I recommend sticking to multiplier only.

Comment reply on Jrmym1981's Completed Build:

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine is currently running at 3.8 Ghz with 1.488V because I got a exceptionally poor clocker. The vast majority of them can do 3.8 Ghz with 1.4V or less.

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