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Heck yes man, it says "OC Edition" man that's false advertising! Beside you can proably OC a 6970 to run like what would be a 6980 ;3 

No such thing as an 6980 but I know what you mean. You can usually get close to the next series with a massive OC...not massive but big one. I'm curently at 19% OC with my 5770

post #182 of 328
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No such thing as an 6980 but I know what you mean. You can usually get close to the next series with a massive OC...not massive but big one. I'm curently at 19% OC with my 5770

Nice, but it the Shaders don't work can we still OC for more performance? 

post #183 of 328
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Nice, but it the Shaders don't work can we still OC for more performance? 

Yep. AMD vision engine control center is easy to use. Plus you odn't have to "guess" what is a good temp. The temperature scale has colors so you know what is too high acording to their standards and what isnt. As an Enthusiast their "standards" are too low for my tastes. But I do see where they are comming from. I like to keep things relatively cool while they program it to go "hot" only when it's literally melting and according to spec.

post #184 of 328
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Yep. AMD vision engine control center is easy to use. Plus you odn't have to "guess" what is a good temp. The temperature scale has colors so you know what is too high acording to their standards and what isnt. As an Enthusiast their "standards" are too low for my tastes. But I do see where they are comming from. I like to keep things relatively cool while they program it to go "hot" only when it's literally melting and according to spec.

Yea I figured I'd use 3'd party software to monitor my temps, since all companies do that, why the PSU I'm geting SHUTS DWN if you even think about getting more power of it xD 

post #185 of 328
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Yea I figured I'd use 3'd party software to monitor my temps, since all companies do that, why the PSU I'm geting SHUTS DWN if you even think about getting more power of it xD 

Most have a shut down feature. Over half don't work or are too late(there are many more off brand and cheapo's than there are bran name one's) But most brand name PSU's do this no sweet. Only differene is that you got a Brand name series that is 600W, works, MODULAR, and was only $40.

 

All I use is AMD OVERDRIVE and AMd vision engine control center. They are good enough. There is MSI afterburner and also an ASUS made tool(works for everyone) that can also do this but meh :/

post #186 of 328
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Most have a shut down feature. Over half don't work or are too late(there are many more off brand and cheapo's than there are bran name one's) But most brand name PSU's do this no sweet. Only differene is that you got a Brand name series that is 600W, works, MODULAR, and was only $40.

 

All I use is AMD OVERDRIVE and AMd vision engine control center. They are good enough. There is MSI afterburner and also an ASUS made tool(works for everyone) that can also do this but meh :/

I still want a 3'd party to monitor. My friend had a cool one that showed him temps and EVERYTHING, forget what it's called though >.> 

post #187 of 328
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I still want a 3'd party to monitor. My friend had a cool one that showed him temps and EVERYTHING, forget what it's called though >.> 

There are many. From MSI afterburner to something ASUS had. I have used many of them over the years and in the end they look cool but AMD overdrive and AMD vision engine control center gave me all I need.

post #188 of 328
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It's core Temp I found it, saw it on a buddy of mines old rig, I have it on my pc now but... it always tells me my temps r 0... proably something wrong with my hardware or software as this is an old pc

 

But Core Temp and the Win 7 App, looks pretty cool imo 

post #189 of 328
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

It's core Temp I found it, saw it on a buddy of mines old rig, I have it on my pc now but... it always tells me my temps r 0... proably something wrong with my hardware or software as this is an old pc

 

But Core Temp and the Win 7 App, looks pretty cool imo 

Some won't work for some models or makers. Try another one. speed fan.

post #190 of 328
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Thanks and wow

 

CPU at 52c

my external HDD 52C [used to be hotter <.<]

Pretty cool that it can adjust my fan speeds as well!

 

Thanks Bowei ^^ works pretty good! 

post #191 of 328
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Thanks and wow

 

CPU at 52c

my external HDD 52C [used to be hotter <.<]

Pretty cool that it can adjust my fan speeds as well!

 

Thanks Bowei ^^ works pretty good! 

There are others, I just threw out a popular one. Intel should have a program that does what AMD Overdrive does as well so it shouldn't be a problem.

 

Unlike laptops and regular OEM desktops. Well made and cooled self built PC's don't have temps that jump around. Laptops jump around a lot! 52C on a laptop is ok but most go to 70C and over.

post #192 of 328

I can post a bunch of recommendations here but that will go for 2 pages long.

 

Go to hardforum.com, make an account there and ask the enthusiast there, they are the number 1 source I go to for computer advice and reviews, they will tell you upfront what's good and what's bad.

post #193 of 328
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I can post a bunch of recommendations here but that will go for 2 pages long.

 

Go to hardforum.com, make an account there and ask the enthusiast there, they are the number 1 source I go to for computer advice and reviews, they will tell you upfront what's good and what's bad.

We have already done that. They are on the pages behind. We are just members of the same forum discussing here about it :)

 

Bascially it went like this

 

Intel i5 3550 Ivy Bridge CPU

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard

AMD 6950 2GB OC version GPU

500GB HDD Seagate on one platter 

Rosewill Challenger Case w/ two 120cm fans and one 140cm fan included

600W Corsair ModXstream Pro. Modular Power supply

21.5" ACER 1080p HD monitor

ASUS Dvd Drive

Corsair Vengence RAM 8GiB 1600MHz combined DDR3

 

for just over a total of $900 with the main desktop itself being approx $780. His father is selling him Windows 7 x64 home professional from his shop for about $30

 

~$780 for this desktop was a steal in my opinion. It took us 2 days and mix matching combo deals and current promo's to get it so cheap.

post #194 of 328

So has he purchased/ordered the parts yet?

 

Everything look's fine except that 500GB hard drive and the graphics card, after rebate on Newegg, you can get some 1TB's similarly priced to the 500GB. Granted saying that you can buy a used, open box or refurbished 6950 for around $140 if you look around.

post #195 of 328
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

So has he purchased/ordered the parts yet?

 

Everything look's fine except that 500GB hard drive and the graphics card, after rebate on Newegg, you can get some 1TB's similarly priced to the 500GB. Granted saying that you can buy a used, open box or refurbished 6950 for around $140 if you look around.

The 500GB was the only thing we could fit with his budget.

 

The 6950 was $200 and performed better than the higher priced 560 Ti. Any other $200 graphics card that can outperform an 6950 which is the 2GiB variant OC edition that can be unlocked to be a 6970? The 6950 has similar if not very close performance to the 7850 but the one we got was on sale. Every dollar counted and $50 less for same approx performance is quite a bit.

 

There were $75 1TB HDD's but the performance of them weren't satisfactory.


Edited by bowei006 - 5/22/12 at 4:57pm
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