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  1. Mehta23

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    That'l make transferring data a lot easier and quicker. Now just to get the damn thing out...

    Is anyone else's WD HDD making lots of noise ?
  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    I don't have any pics, but have been custom building computers for a few years now, my set up right now is:

    Case: Black NZXT Phantom (Full Tower)
    CPU: i5 2500K @ 4.0 GHz (O.C. stock voltage)
    RAM: 4 x 2GB of 1333 Ballistix
    HardDrives: 2 x 250GB Seagate & 2 x 500GB Seagate (standard speeds)
    GPU: 2 x AMD Radeon 5770's @ 900 MHz (O.C.) (CrossFire)
    PS: 1000W Rosewill Bronze Certified
    Monitor: 27" Samsung LED

    Lots and lots of fans, the airflow in this case is amazing, all the fans are stock NZXT fans, they make pretty decent fans, except the side fan, with the CM Hyper212 the side fan wouldn't fit so i had to do some modding to a 200MM Rosewill fan to get it to fit there.

    Looking to upgrade GPU's soon, but just waiting it out, maybe ill put some pics of my battlestation up later.

    Might i add, once you go 27" monitor, you never go back :)
  3. Mehta23

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    30 Degrees?

    I'm in England ,UK , where room temp is around 21 C , and my CPU is always under 40 C ( havent tried multitasking/gaming yet ) Saying that here , seems quite normal , but I dont know if its a bit high?

    What speeds should my fans be at ? CM Storm Enforcer
  4. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Razer Starcraft mouse.

    Attached Files:

  5. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    I saw that one but just went with the DeathAdder, personally i prefer black mice to grey
  6. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    What heatsink are you using? stock?

    I have a CoolerMaster Hyper212 Plus and my 2500K O.C. at 4.0 GHz runs around 27C
  7. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    It matches my Razer mat nicely and I got it cheap on ebay. Just missed an Intel 3690X CPU for
  8. Mehta23

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    Yes , stock heatsink.

    By tuning the CPu fan to "Turbo" and the front one to "standard" , Im getting below 35 degrees and 27 for the CPU and Mobo respectively.

    I see a small metal Asus square thing on my mobo , towards the right hand side. ANy idea what this is ?

    Also , would my Intel Intergrated Graphics benefit from my motherboard's GPU boost function?
  9. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    I beg to differ. Once you go 46" 1080p TV - you never go back lol.
  10. matther22xdroid

    matther22xdroid Well-Known Member

    I would go with the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ to cool your 3570k like i did with mine they shouldn't have even supplied a cooler at all. I believe that square you are talking about is your chipset heatsink.
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  11. Mehta23

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    Alright , cheers, Wondered why it was so warm!
    I wouldn't mind getting the CPU heatsink , but mine is ok ( for now ) , and I'm gonna need to spend money on my monitor , keyboard/mouse, GPU , and maybe a webcam and speakers.
  12. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    Plus the Hyper 212+ isnt very expensive, like 30 dollars.

    Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

    Can't really go wrong with it :D
  13. Mehta23

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    20 quid ( Im in the UK ) is enough for a set of speakers...

    I'll order everything else first though ,m as temps seem to be under 35 all the time now.
  14. matther22xdroid

    matther22xdroid Well-Known Member

    Have you monitored your temps under load yet? Like prime 95 blend test?
  15. Mehta23

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    No... Do I need to ?
  16. matther22xdroid

    matther22xdroid Well-Known Member

    Run CPUID or Core Temp while your running prime 95 and the temps will help you decide whether in the future (near or far) you should buy a cooler.
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  17. pbf98

    pbf98 Well-Known Member Contributor

    well finally got the rest of my computer ordered! lol will be posting pictures of the finished product after I get home and finish building lol... cable management is a nightmare though
  18. pbf98

    pbf98 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Here you go! 7.7 index rating! haha

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  19. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Nice! Same overall rating as me except that you have 0.1 more for your RAM. I guess the only way to get a full 7.9 for the CPU would be to get an I7 3960X ??
  20. pbf98

    pbf98 Well-Known Member Contributor

    haha maybe cause I have the Intel Core i7-3820 and I thought it would get there lol since my work pc has a i5 and that got a 7.5 haha the i7 only scored .2 more oh well its great! with that huge cooler i haven't gotten over 40c yet haha.

    I played COD Black Ops last night full 1080 resolution, at highest settings, not one bit of lag in fps, it was amazing!

    And here is my specs:

    ASRock Extreme6
    Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz(3.8GHz turbo boost)
    Gskill PC1600 16GB RAM (4x4)
    Samsung 800 Series 256GB SSD
    Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM
    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti-448 cores (Fermi) Classified Ultra
    Corsair AX 850 Professional gold series
    LG Black x12 Super Multi Blue
    NZXT White Phantom
  21. Ballymoss

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  22. Mehta23

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    I did the first test , on 4 'workers'.

    Temps didn't exceed 50 C.

    Also, has anyone used the Intel Inside Logo label thing you get with the i5? Not sure whether keeping that would be good for when I sell it... and / or if having on my case would make it look stupid ;)
  23. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    I searched the question re putting logos and the consensus of opinion was that it was the mark of a noob and if you had built your own PC you knew what was inside and that was all that mattered :)
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  24. pbf98

    pbf98 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I haven't put any of mine on.. I am however, tempted to use the EVGA one, its pretty cool, its a plastic badge not just a cheap sticker haha
  25. Mehta23

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    :(

    Mark of a noob?
    I might take it off then.

    I might not even have the EVGA one on .
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