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My low/mid Gaming Build Completed!

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September 24, 2012 11:33:24 AM

I am finally after making some upgrades for the past few months probably done upgrading until I buy a new Graphics Card 7xxx series hopefully.

Liquid Cooler: H60 With After Market High Static Pressure Fans

Processor: AMD Phenom II 955 Quad Core BE (3.2Ghz)

RAM: 8GB GSkill Sniper (4x2GB I only have one stick in because RMA a defective stick something happened to it during a storm)

Graphics Card: HIS 1Gb Radeon 6790 HD 1200Mhz OC

Motherboard: Gigabyte 970a-ud3

HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM 64Mb Cache (Brand: Seagate or Toshiba can't remember didnt look xD)

PSU: Antec 620W High Current Gamer

Case: NZXT Hades

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Full Inside View: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/99/insidetowerfull...

CPU+Liquid Cooler and Ram: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/cpujc.jpg/

Graphics Card: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/837/gfxcard.jpg/

PSU: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/psuh.jpg/

Front View Closed: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/801/outsidefrontcl...

Front View Open: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/outsidefrontope...

Temps Inside Case: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/593/tempature.jpg/

(There is a 200mm Side Fan that is not shown in the picture and I know there is some tacky wires showing didn't have time to mess with it the past few days.)
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 220 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 3:07:42 PM

Nice job. Enjoy!
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 3:34:00 PM

Looks sweet!

If you have the room in there you might consider top mounting the CPU cooler instead (the heat rising thing). Since you have been tracking temps so closely it should be easy to see if it makes an impact.
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September 24, 2012 8:22:41 PM

deadlockedworld said:
Looks sweet!

If you have the room in there you might consider top mounting the CPU cooler instead (the heat rising thing). Since you have been tracking temps so closely it should be easy to see if it makes an impact.



If I do move the cooler to the top should I put one of my spare 120mm's laying around in the back 120mm exhaust also?
September 24, 2012 8:25:39 PM

Looks sweet bro! Nice job:)  what was the total price?
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September 24, 2012 9:32:08 PM

kyleamos12 said:
If I do move the cooler to the top should I put one of my spare 120mm's laying around in the back 120mm exhaust also?


Why not! As long as your airflow is primarily moving in one direction - typically bottom front to top back.
September 24, 2012 10:43:13 PM

dg1598 said:
Looks sweet bro! Nice job:)  what was the total price?


Motherboard: $105

RAM: $35

HDD: $90

GFX Card: $120

Processor: $110

PSU: $65

DVD/CD Drive: FREE (From previous walmart build found no reason to upgrade works fine)

Case: $75

Liquid Cooling: $65

Aftermarket Fans: $40 (for all of the aftermarkets)

Total Spent Since Last Christmas: $665 = bad Ass Computer. (only thing I would upgrade would be my Graphics Card)


deadlockedworld said:
Why not! As long as your airflow is primarily moving in one direction - typically bottom front to top back.


Case has excellent air flow. I will go ahead and do that! Thanks for the suggestion!

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Quick question for anyone to answer: Can I crossfire my 6790 with a 7xxx series? If not, can I crossfire my 6790 with lets say a 6870 or 6950?
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 10:57:06 PM

kyleamos12 said:
Quick question for anyone to answer: Can I crossfire my 6790 with a 7xxx series? If not, can I crossfire my 6790 with lets say a 6870 or 6950?


Unfortunately Crossfire with another 6790 is the only option for you.

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a c 220 U Graphics card
September 25, 2012 1:27:35 AM

kyleamos12 said:
Would It be better to just buy a 7850 and replace the 6790? I mean I should be able to sell the 6790 To someone fairly fast.

Yes. That would be a better option and you would have no micro-stutter issues to fight with.
September 25, 2012 3:15:06 AM

COLGeek said:
Yes. That would be a better option and you would have no micro-stutter issues to fight with.



Alright! Thanks I will be doing that as soon as I get the money!

Is there anything else anyone can add that might help improve my computer in any way? hardware wise? more this more that less this less that anything! Love the ideas!
btw I love looking good so if there is anything like neon paint etc post them!
September 25, 2012 9:15:58 PM

Bought some RAM Coolers by Gskill will this help cool them?
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