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Apr 9, 2010 at 9:25 AM Post #556 of 2,665

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Haha, yes, yours is very old actually. Need to upgrade to i7
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I had a Q6600 at 3.2ghz, but i7 came out and anyone who loves to play games obviously needs to get it, so I did
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I would consider my comp alright, not too good though. i7 920 4ghz, evga x58 classified, 6gb 2000mhz ram. I am awaiting an ATi 5850 and will buy another shortly for crossfire. I did own two evga gtx 285 at 680mhz core in SLI, but sold them for DX11 ATi cards
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Condescending much? There's nothing wrong with a C2Q system for gaming. i7 does not offer a significant performance increase or in fact, much of any performance increase, in terms of gaming over the older C2Qs. For gaming, even X58 is not a vast improvement over the older X48 chipset unless you plan on running a CrossfireX or Quad SLI system, which really, is just overkill for most.

GPU is what matters at this point, and the 4870x2 is still a capable card (On par with the 5870). Once DX11 hits mainstream, this will of course change but it hasn't yet, and the 4870x2 is still a fine card, just very power hungry.
 
Apr 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM Post #557 of 2,665

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Haha i7 is a lot better than C2Q that's for sure. I went from X38 with q6600 at 3.2ghz to X58 with i7 920 at 4.2ghz and i got quite a large leap in fps when I used GTX 285 SLI. Overkill would be two 5970, two 5870 is fine. I am personally gonna get two 5850 because they can be overclocked to beat a 5870 easily. Yes, you can overclock the 5870s, but apparently they don't OC as well, thus the 5850 a better choice.

4870X2 is a pretty good card, but in my eyes, it is very, very old and I hate having old computer hardware, mainly graphics cards
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I need to keep up to date with technology
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Apr 12, 2010 at 9:52 PM Post #559 of 2,665

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OC that CPU
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O btw if anyone cares, my ATi 5850 just arrived and I have it overclocked from 725mhz core to 960mhz core (1.2V). I could get it to 1000mhz but am still eager to play a few more games before running stability tests
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Apr 13, 2010 at 2:01 AM Post #560 of 2,665

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Built last summer...

Core i7 @ 3.36
OCZ DDR3 1600 6g RAM
Gigabyte ex58-UD4P MB
BFG GTX 275 Overclocked
850w Corsair PS
WD 1TB HD
Coolermaster V8 CPU fan (Totally Badass)
Coolermaster HAF-922 Case (Also Totally Badass)

Hopefully gonna upgrade to a Fermi card this summer. We'll see how the prices look once I get some extra cash. When i get that taken care of I'll most likely ramp my CPU up to around 3.8 which should get me through another year before i get the upgrade itch...
 
Apr 13, 2010 at 4:04 AM Post #561 of 2,665

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Quote:

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OC that CPU
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O btw if anyone cares, my ATi 5850 just arrived and I have it overclocked from 725mhz core to 960mhz core (1.2V). I could get it to 1000mhz but am still eager to play a few more games before running stability tests
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Yikes, 1.2? What's the temperature get to in FurMark? I dared not go past 1.15v just to be safe, and topped out at a "cool" 85C.

What's your memory at?

Also, funny story about temperature. I had my old gaming PC in a crappy $10 case with 0 airflow because I was cheap and didn't overclock anyway. During comparisons my 7950GT still peaked at 128C before I stopped the test. Surprised it lasted three years without problems!
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Apr 15, 2010 at 7:04 AM Post #563 of 2,665

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I would literally rather die than have to use such a slow computer -.-

Oh btw HeadInjury, I didn't see your comment
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Anyway 1.2V is completely safe, some even go to 1.3V. I will try Furmark at 950mhz core and 1100mhz Memory on 1920x1200, 0AA and normal mode (NOT extreme burning). 1000mhz core was fine last night, just then I tired 960mhz and it stuffed up (screen went spaz and had to restart, was only 78c on extreme burning mode). I will update this post with results after 10 minutes of using Furmark.

EDIT: 1.2V, 960mhz core, 1100mhz memory, 90% fan: 72c
yesterday when it was cooler I git 1.2V, 1000mhz core, 1150mhz memory, 80% fan 66C

I have a warm ambient temperature right now. At stock 725mhz core and stock 1.08V, I idled at 26c a few hours ago. Right now at those settings I am idling at 34c. Ambient temp REALLY helps component temperatures
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Apr 16, 2010 at 10:08 AM Post #564 of 2,665

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I've posted my specs before, but here is a more detailed readout for the technically inclined:

CPU-Z Validator 3.1

Seeing "GTX 295" in the readout is really starting to bug me... time to upgrade to one of the 400 series cards! (I have serious upgraditis when it comes to my video card... even though the GTX 295 is still an extremely powerful card that will probably play most games for at least the next year, probably more, I feel the need to get rid of it as soon as possible...)
 
Apr 16, 2010 at 10:24 AM Post #565 of 2,665

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Shouldn't have to be technically inclined to under stand that
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Was just looking at it; 1.4V at 3.8ghz? Is that true? I can run 1.32V at 3.8ghz on my i7 920 D0. More like 1.3V if using hyper threading though. BTW the GTX 295 are great cards, just behind in technology, which is why I sold my two gtx 285's
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I wanted DX11, even though right now it is fairly useless. I have a 5850 now overclocked to 950mhz core 1100mhz memory (enough as of now) and MIGHT get another. I can afford it, but there are other things like speakers, cable management (going to sleeve PSU cables), CDs etc that are also on my list
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Apr 16, 2010 at 10:45 AM Post #566 of 2,665

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Silly me, it never occurred to me to lower the voltage. I did, and got a little temperature reduction. Nice.
 
Apr 16, 2010 at 10:51 AM Post #568 of 2,665

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I just tested it with Intelburn, and you're absolutely right. Pretty sweet!
 
Apr 16, 2010 at 10:59 AM Post #569 of 2,665

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Haha have fun. I am not having much at this point in time. MY 5850 is being a pain. 2 days ago I could game at 1000mhz on the core. Just then I tried playing Rainbow Six Vegas 2 at 950mhz (1.2V) and the screen blacked out for a few secs then went normal. Just 10 seconds or so after that the screen went white and I was forced to restart the computer
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I would really like to get 1000mhz again, but it doesn't seem possible in games. In Furmark, it is fine
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Not a temp problem, as it got to 56c when it froze.
 

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