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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #150 on: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 00:14:43 AM »
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I totally agree with you on Intel vs AMD. AMD is no slouch and these days, games are more demanding on graphics cards than CPU's. If AMD didn't make competing chips, they wouldn't be in the market anymore. I bet that FX 8-core of yours is overkill for the games you play right? AMD quads are still pretty good for gaming these days, let alone 2 generations newer 8-core chips.

I've not had a MSI board fail on me either but I own one in my server and it's an older higher end board from the 7xx series. It had a stock quad in it most of it's life and there's visible discoloration on the board and the PCB is even flaking from the heat. I've seen many other failures and horror stories with MSI. I avoid anything they make now. I only stick with Gigabyte and ASUS, though I'm leaning more towards ASUS these days.
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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #151 on: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 00:18:47 AM »
http://blogs.amd.com/play/this-holiday-never-settle/

tried to fix his post count within SMF but no success.
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Offline Alex

Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #152 on: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 00:24:51 AM »
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I totally agree with you on Intel vs AMD. AMD is no slouch and these days, games are more demanding on graphics cards than CPU's. If AMD didn't make competing chips, they wouldn't be in the market anymore. I bet that FX 8-core of yours is overkill for the games you play right? AMD quads are still pretty good for gaming these days, let alone 2 generations newer 8-core chips.
It's not overkill at all in more demanding games. The only game I know of that takes advantage of over 4 cores is Battlefield 3 and it will likely be that way for quite a long time. By then, it will be like the Core 2 Quads when they first came out, stuff will finally use the cores, but the CPU isn't going to be fast enough for the extra cores to do any good.  It is true that currently you can max anything out with an AMD CPU (depending on which model) Intel CPUs just get noticeably better performance in most games and AMD has really been slacking when it comes to CPU power. The i5 2500k still beats AMDs best CPUs when it comes to gaming. Bulldozer was a big failure gaming wise and AMD seems to be struggling to come up with something to combat Intel. I'm really hoping AMD puts out something amazing on AM3+ because not only is competition good, I would love to upgrade my CPU without buying a new motherboard. I'm a huge fan of AMD and I really hope they pull through.

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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #153 on: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 00:51:32 AM »
Have you looked up Piledriver? It's out now and after the Microsoft hotfixes are applied, a lot of people say it does real good compared to Bulldozer. I haven't looked up specs or benchmarks but I was quite pleased with a Vishera chip I played with.
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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #154 on: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 04:19:50 AM »
o.O you still have 0 posts...

Perhaps the "everything-else" section is considered as spam section and posts don't count ...

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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #155 on: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 06:59:10 AM »
Power: Enermax Infinity 720W
CPU: Intel E6450
Aircooling: Zalman Cpns 9500
RAM: Teamgroup Xtreem
Audio: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Video: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX

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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #156 on: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 13:34:17 PM »
Power: Enermax Infinity 720W
CPU: Intel E6450
Aircooling: Zalman Cpns 9500
RAM: Teamgroup Xtreem
Audio: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Video: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX

Aw yea, I had a setup very close to that. Pretty fun rig. Those Core 2 Duo's and Quads were fun.
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Offline @xe

Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #157 on: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 18:41:56 PM »
I prefer to use these charts when buying some equipment, i don't go on marketing hype.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/
I remember back when i got my GTX285 they hyped about the GTX295 and it cost 50% more yet it was not as fast, i know have the GTX460 down a bit on the rankings but is almost 3 years old now.
« Last Edit: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 18:48:35 PM by @xe »

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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #158 on: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 18:58:59 PM »
I prefer to use these charts when buying some equipment, i don't go on marketing hype.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/
I remember back when i got my GTX285 they hyped about the GTX295 and it cost 50% more yet it was not as fast, i know have the GTX460 down a bit on the rankings but is almost 3 years old now.
Then you know nothing. The GTX 295 is a dual GPU that beats the GTX 285 in every single benchmark by a sizable margin.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2711

« Last Edit: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 19:00:42 PM by KiLLaMaN »

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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #159 on: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 19:00:24 PM »
I prefer to use these charts when buying some equipment, i don't go on marketing hype.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

Never go on marketing hype. Real benchmarks can show performance differences between cards. I also like these two sites:
http://www.hwcompare.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #160 on: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 19:04:37 PM »
Never go on marketing hype. Real benchmarks can show performance differences between cards. I also like these two sites:
http://www.hwcompare.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
That list on Tom's Hardware is pretty good. Also, is there even marketing hype for GPUs?

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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #161 on: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 20:00:47 PM »
That list on Tom's Hardware is pretty good. Also, is there even marketing hype for GPUs?

Nvidia is always saying "this is the fastest gpu in the world". *shrug*
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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #162 on: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 01:23:46 AM »
CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz
MB: ASUS Sabertooth X58
Ram: Corsair Dominator 6GB
Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB
PSU: Corsair HX Series 1000W
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB
HD 1: Western Digital VelociRaptor 450GB 10,000 RPM
HD 2: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000 RPM
HD 3: Western Digital Black 1TB 7,200 RPM
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Monitor: ASUS 24” 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
Mouse: Logitech G9x
Keyboard: Logitech G19
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Case modifications and reverse HD mounts for a cleaner look inside the case.







I apologize if the images are too large.
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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #163 on: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 04:51:56 AM »
Power: Corsair Enthusiast TX 650W
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P
RAM: Corsair 4GB
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Audio: :oops: (i just use onboard audio)

I would take a picture of mine but its in the wall  :D

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Re: Post Your Hardware!
« Reply #164 on: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 14:53:02 PM »
AnTi, what's the squiggle of wires right next to your 24-pin extension?
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