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A good strong gaming system
by dlf
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  • Purpose of System: Gaming, browsing net, videos - downloaded or youtube, Folding@Home, etc.
  • Budget: @ Around $1200 - $1400 (or so)
  • Overclocking: No.

The last system I had was a HP Pavilion Slimline s7700n. AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ (If I remember correctly), 3 GB of RAM. Couldn't play anything play past I'd think 2005, not Oblivion, not Portal, wouldn't you be a be frustrated? This new system should CRUSH the previous system.

What I wanted from a new system

  • USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports, Firewire & or eSata port
  • Support for DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort
  • Quad Core
  • Bluetooth

What software did I want to run? Pretty much any game from the past 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 decades @ the highest settings I could. I wanted to contribute to F@H, like I had done with the PS3 when I got it in 2010. Despite having a K edition CPU, I am not going to overclock for a few reasons:

  • Philip should know as well as I do how bloody hot it can in Texas during the summer (39+ Celsius) for days at a time it seems.
  • I personally, prefer air, two I wouldn't trust the pipes of a liquid cooling to not break or leak
  • Compared to the old system and or even the PS3/Wii I have, the CPU/GPU @ stock settings should crush what either of those systems or the slimline I had could do.

Although I have the monitor listed, I don't have it yet but that is what I will eventually get. Also, I haven't started building yet, but there are pictures of the items in their case.

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate925MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.38Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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FunnySideUp 1 point 10 months ago

How is the PSU holding up? Is it enough for your system and overclocking?

dlf [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

The system's fine, one of the fans of the case (the side with the window) started making noise a week or so ago. Doesn't now (but it's not connected either). As for overclocking, despite getting a "K" processor I will not overclock the CPU or GPU. I still wouldn't even in Canada.

Mattkx4 1 point 7 months ago
sqielyr 1 point 5 months ago

How is that graphics card holding up.

dlf [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Fine. Using it right now to fold