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  1. What's your budget? I have the P6X58D-E version and it's been rock solid ever since the last BIOS update. If you're going to overclock it as much as possible though, you may want to go with the Sabertooth or Rampage. This board has been great to me though and I would recommend it.

  2. Hey Shurman are you sure they don't have some waterblocks laying around at performance-pcs that you could put in. A decent overclock my bring you up or even grab another for SLI??

    Oh I'm sure they do. I've been wanting to SLI for a while, but I have a few reservations about going that route. First, I would need a larger case, as I want more than a few mm between my cards for airflow. Second, I am into editing HD video, so the second card would not add extra usable vRAM for me (which I so desperately need for large video editing tasks). Third, and probably most notable, is the fact that I am on my last year of college, on rotations, basically working full time for no pay. Any and all money that I ever owned has been long gone :( My dad currently has reign over that situation, and unfortunately he is not as lucrative as Nyt's dad is!


    Anyway, my ideal situation would be to upgrade to a CM Storm Trooper case, throw in a Phanteks CPU cooler, and maybe get a GTX 670 for the extra vRAM and game performance. A moot dream currently, but maybe sometime!


    Edit: In terms of watercooling, I would probably just throw on an Accelero Xtreme Plus II and call it a day. Since I'm on rotations, I move my PC around too much and have it on its side entirely too often to consider watering it down.

  3. It bugs me. Im just riddled with OCD and ADD too so it drives me crazy not having everything maxed. I feel like a moron for not getting all the eye candy I paid for. Yeah, I know, Im a loser. :lol:


    Thats why Im really putting off the temptation to upgrade my GPU. I have to keep constantly talking myself out of it. Newegg has a XFX 7950 right now for $323 shipped with a $20 MIR. Its been in my cart for 2 days now and Ive come ever so close to pulling the trigger.

    I know the feeling, you are not a loser :P It's probably a good thing I don't have any money right now :lol:

  4. True, but you never know what the future is going to hold in store for users. SLI is still the best price/performance setup for gaming. However, I've found that for quieter computing, SLI on air is not the quietest, and harder to do with non-reference cards.

    I agree that you'll never know what the future holds. However, from what I've seen people who wait two or three generations to upgrade their graphics card are just ready to get new architecture instead of bolstering their older hardware. Just my opinion. Ultimately it will be up to the OP whether or not he wants to go SLI, but either way he has good options :thumbsup:

  5. Yeah it takes a big bite out of performance. Look at the benchmarks on Anand and with FXAA and you get 45 fps. Turn on MSAA and youre down to 31.


    GTX470 benchmarks


    For close to 60 fps at full max settings, you need a GTX670 minimum and for some reason, Nvidia cards seem to handle the game better than AMD cards. So it is a pretty demanding game. Which is nice cause we need more games out there pushing the graphics envelope.


    BF3 Max settings benchmarks

    Hmm that's good to know. For me it doesn't really add that much in terms of visual accuracy vs the FXAA, so I might as well just leave that on. I totally agree with you that we need more demanding games though.


    Shurman I am really not here to Brag

    'Nuff said :lol:

  6. This pay can hold this rig right ? If u say it's good I will try it. :)

    Absolutely. I used a kill-a-watt meter to measure my rig under full load, and it only showed that it was pulling 450w from the wall. This with a heavily OC'd i7 and GTX 470. Refer to the picture below; I used the Newegg calculator to quickly verify what they say you will need. They recommended a minimum of 557 watts with all of those extras components added in there. You will be fine :)


  7. Just out of curiosity...


    I've seen multiple posts here and around the web describing how difficult it is to max out BF3 at 1080p, even with the newer cards. Well I am still rocking the reference 470 (OC specs in my sig) and it runs BF3 nearly maxed out at roughly 50fps. I say "nearly maxed out" because I turned down some of the AA settings since FXAA came out. However, it has always run this smoothly, even with the higher AA settings before FXAA.


    Am I not understanding the issue, or am I just lucky?

  8. Everything looks perfect except for the PSU. I would go for this one if you are looking in the 600w range. The Seasonic PSUs are amazing and will hold up for many, many years. They provide a 5 year warranty (versus the 3 year warranty with the Cooler Master PSU).


    I used two of them to build computers very similar and they were solid pieces of electronic goodness ;)

  9. ahhh don't use CCleaner! It might just my bad luck but last time i used it, windows no longer booted. it wiped some the wrong registry files. I haven't used it since. To be clear this was on Vista 64bit but i'll never use it again because i like that my windows still boots. I haven't come across anyone else with this issue but some of my friends had problems no long work because it deleted the cdkeys.



    another good thing to do is turn off hibernation go to CMD.exe and type

    powercfg -h off 

    and it should free up about 15gb.

    I've used CCleaner on at least 7 different computers and they are all fine. Have been working perfectly ever since. If you're weary of it just don't use the registry cleaner. I've used it on my personal rig at least once weekly with no adverse effects.


    I do agree with hornybluecow about hibernation though, it takes up a ton of space. Also, if you have lots of RAM you may consider reducing the size of your pagefile to around 1gb or so.

  10. I would never compress a drive to save space. That would significantly reduce your performance as your cpu has to unzip everything before it can be read. If you need more space, you need to buy another HDD or SSD.


    Also, you are correct in thinking that you should never defragemnt an SSD. However, you can perform the disk cleanup, but I and many others on OCC recommend using CCleaner instead of disk cleanup. It does a much more thorough job, and it also includes a registry cleaner that helps keep your system speedy.


    It is my understanding that the TRIM feature only works to reduce "wear" on the drive by spreading out the writes to previously un-written sectors of the drive. This method helps extend the "like new" performance of the SSD.

  11. And by 'he' you mean the OP? haha He is the one that made the video.


    Regardless, ComputerEd brought up some good points. The Bigwater needs a very well ventilated case and the Antec 900 doesn't quite provide enough space for the warm air to be vented out properly. Also, I doubt you would be able to cool more than a CPU with this unit just because of its small radiator. However, I am glad you were able to get some good temps out of it!

  12. This is all true. Only real difference in game i have noticed is the smoothness of everything. There really isn't more fps it just stays more consistent with a this system compared to my i7 950. Still worth it and love it.


    At an estimated over 50000 points per day in folding its a processing madhouse. Right now its working on Three different work units. I can only imagine what it would be with 3 480s and a second processor. Here i am dreaming of the ws supercomputer from asus again.

    Beast. Imagine that with 4 670s or 680s...

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