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first gaming machine i5 4670k, 7990.
by thisjustanother
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mostly all gaming machine. had to go with the 7990 as it was on sale at 600. couldnt pass it up. i hope to be able to keep this machine for the next 3 years or so without having to do to much upgrading. ill be OCing it soon as i just wanted to get the computer stable for the time being.

im gaming on a 2560x1440p monitor. and im still able to max out the games and get 60fps with the 7990

a link to my 3dmark 11 performance result http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7382022

Part List
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Sapphire Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.0GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Performance Preset ScoreP13220
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YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 9 points 15 months ago

First build ive seen with a 7990. Why do people hate the GPU? does it have bad drivers?

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 14 points 15 months ago

it doesnt have bad drivers. people just hate it cause it does tend to run a bit hotter than what it would if someone just bought the 2 7970's that it is. and then theres the stuttering that dual gpu produce over single gpu's. but amd has been getting better with drivers to lower it. im loving the card.

Apach3 [2 Builds] 3 points 15 months ago

i thought it actually ran fairly cool? oh well, you can't please everybody :P

good to hear you like it. i too would certainly take it if i had a similar setup, but the $580 R9 290X poses an enticing high-performance value. either one would be a worthy upgrade to my aging GTX570

PacificNic [2 Builds] 5 points 15 months ago

HA! I am still running an old school GT240!

MichiganFather 2 points 10 months ago

<~~ GTS 250

immaman1992 [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

GT 410 OC and my moms PC a GeForce 9200. Lol.

Ryio5 2 points 7 months ago

GeForce 9400M in my Mac. WOOHOO 20FPS on Minecraft!

immaman1992 [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

Hahaha. :P

NUFCThomas 1 point 4 months ago

how about my ATI radeon HD 2400??

xbizzaroz 2 points 1 month ago

one of my computers is still running a geforce 8400 gs XD. 8 cuda cores FTW

Alagamasha 1 point 8 months ago

Geforce 7050 Eheh

immaman1992 [1 Build] 0 points 8 months ago

I would like to let everyone know I now run a MSI GTX 760 OC lol. WOOT!


frisktoad -2 points 5 months ago

Eh, son, we don't care.

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 5 months ago

no need to down other people for their hardware. we are all brothers here of the pcmasterrace lol.

frisktoad 0 points 5 months ago

I am not bashing him for naming his hardware, it's just the way his announces it.

immaman1992 [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

What is wrong with being proud of your hardware?

NoobzSauce 0 points 3 months ago

They were talking about their old school GPUs and you decide to come in and brag about your OC 760. I think that's why he was disrespecting you.

immaman1992 [1 Build] 1 point 3 months ago

Well people shouldn't be so easily offended on the internet, and instead have a positive outlook on things. A positive response on something wouldn't hurt even if it wasn't related to the topic. It's not like I came in saying I was better then everyone else.

guerrin98 1 point 6 days ago

you basically did tbh, no hard feelings

Reconmidget 1 point 5 months ago

Hd 5450 1gb... **** Apple and their ****** GPU's...

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

excuse me?

SparkyOnPC 2 points 15 months ago

actually there was a build earlier with the power color one. :) (it got dislikes though)

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 5 points 15 months ago

ill be posting more pics of the computer. and so i must thank you guys for actually liking it lol.

immaman1992 [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Usually people dislike builds with OEM cards, Zotac cards, XFX cards, PNY cards, and PowerColor cards. They all have a bad reputation for some reason.

hjj174 1 point 8 months ago

It's not that they have a bad reputation, they are just new to the gpu scene.

immaman1992 [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I was planning on getting a Zotac, then I was like nah let me stick with MSI.

18hockey [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

I've heard of slight frame rate stutters on some games that aren't optimized and coil whine.

DjArtifact -3 points 15 months ago

It has issues with frame timing like any AMD crossfire setup.

SethMatrix 5 points 15 months ago

+1 nice build. Your going to get downvotes because of the 7990. Some people don't like it.

l13199l [1 Build] 3 points 15 months ago

the 7990 is powerful, i dont blame you for buying it. it was $520 on newegg.ca for like 2 days and i wish i could have bought one for myself

skemble [19 Builds] 3 points 15 months ago

Love the GPU choice. When that card first came out for 1k it didn't make sense to buy it, but with the much improved drivers it's a worthy contender. Very nice build!

MrRockyboxer 1 point 15 months ago

How's the 7990? I was thinking about getting it when I was building my computer, and a lot of people like tomshardware has a lot hate for it. They were saying it will micro stutter all the games, get hot easily and some up with the fans. Ahhh the day it was released, it was $1000! But I'm happy with my gtx 770 :)

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

the 770 was one of the cards i was considering for weeks. i had to get the 4gb version of course for the monitor i have at 1440p. but once i saw the 7990 hit 600$ i couldnt resist lol. and im loving the card a lot. with the latest drivers from amd and Mantle coming soon, this card will only be get better.

kozarman [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

That's a powerful rig for $1637. Please post 3Dmark11 results if you get a chance.

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

just got done with my first test on 3dmark11 heres the results http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7382022

got 13330. dont know if thats good for my set up

kozarman [2 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

You score beats a Titian and 4770k by a good margin. So.. I'd say its a ******* great score for your set up.

kozarman [2 Builds] 4 points 15 months ago

LOL I didn't know partpicker censors. **** **** ***** ass

Cyperior [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Did your Kingston SSD come with screws for mounting in your case? I see that the price has dropped to $80 and I am really considering it. However, this is going to be my first build and I am not too familiar with installing any component into a computer, such as the SSD. I noticed that most SSDs are the kit version, or the non-kit version so I am pretty confused. Do the cases usually come with the screws?

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

i used the thumb screws that came with the case i bought. most cases come with extra screws for the hard drive bays it comes with. you should be fine.

Cyperior [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

What about the power cord to power the SSD as its mounted? I already bought a Seasonic power supply, the cable to power it should be in there right?

And lastly, would you recommend this SSD, as I could very well purchase it today.


thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

for the SSD i just went with what was on sale at the time, im sure there are better out there, but for what a ssd is for, anything would be better than an hdd lol. i love my kingston honestly for what its intended for which is just an OS and a few wanted items.

no cables were included with the SSD or hdd. it either came with the motherboard or powersupply. the only thing i had to buy extra was a sata cable which im not worried about because it was just for the first install on the hard drive to use with the cd of the OS and i just removed it and put it on my hdd.

so more than likely you will have everything you need in terms of cables and such

Mcro619 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

were u able to fit a 120mm fan next to that power supply?

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

thats actually a 140mm lol. the thing though is it isnt screwed down lol. the power supply is a bit long to be able to screw down the fan. but the fan doesnt move on me or make noise. so i am fine with it. it can fit 120mm just fine

EdwardChop 1 point 15 months ago

How's the K70? Also very nice build using the 7990, here the 7990 costs $1200 :(

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

the k70 is a very beautiful keyboard. this is my first mechanical keyboard and i wish i had gone mechanical years ago after trying this keyboard. the raised keys alone is an amazing feature the k70 has over other keyboards.

WOLVEREAN [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

how Quite is that corsair psu?

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

i cant hear a damn thing from it. its so quiet. i have my case fans at 7v which is a lower rpm and less noise and i still cant hear the psu over the case fans.

WOLVEREAN [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Okay thx I plan on pairing it with a corsair 330R for a quite gaming pc

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

its a very nice psu. i dont regret buying it.

inharspicable 1 point 14 months ago

are you sponsored by corsair?

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

no, i just love their products. the style they have is easily the best.

wks12 1 point 12 months ago

I'm wanna build a similar gpu/mobo setup. did you get to fit in that cooler master fan ok?

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

the build went perfectly. no issue when it comes to space or management. i was suprised well it went together. the cpu cooler went on without a hitch, the case is wide enough to have so much clearence for it. the motherboard is a beauty of a product in terms of placement of fan connectors and connections for cables. and the case itself has so much room in it that you can fit just about any gpu in it.

BFBCIE2 1 point 11 months ago

have any problems with the psu yet? everything running smoothly?

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

everything is running perfectly. havnt run into any issues at all. temps are good. sound is good. games are beautiful looking. couldnt ask for a better computer.

Keralis [3 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

One of the first builds I have seen with the HD7990! Lol hope you enjoy the build, Cheers!

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

its been near 5 months and havnt regretted one item purchase. has been performing flawlessly. with the 1440p monitor i am still able to pull 100fps on games like planetside2. crysis 3. sleeping dogs. etc. cant wait for more games.

davidff1991 1 point 9 months ago

is that a 120 or 140mm on the bottom?

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

its a 140mm. its a tight squeeze for it though. and i wasnt able to screw it down with the powersupply i have being a bit long. but since the fan is in there tightly, it doesnt move on me so it works just fine for me.

Fr33Th1nk3r [2 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

I series 5 and 7 processors will last your more than 3 years. My second computer still runs a i7@920 2.66ghz and plays games on ultra.. lol bought that dell in dec '08

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 8 months ago

for the 7 months that i have had this computer, i have been more than happy with how well it runs. the cpu is brilliant in every task.

bluezero2x 1 point 6 months ago

So you have 5 fans going in that case?

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

yea. 3 of the original fans that came with the case. which are 2 in the front, one in the back. and i bought 2 additional 140mm fans, put one on top for exhaust, and the 2nd fan on the bottom as intake.

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

thank you everyone who all up voted this build to get over 100. its been almost a year with this computer and i havent had a single issue with it. havnt needed to replace or upgrade a single item. i hope to be able to keep it for another 4-5 years.

CheyTac [4 Builds] 0 points 15 months ago

You should've gotten an R9 290X.

Arit911 3 points 15 months ago


CheyTac [4 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

7990 is a dual GPU (7970's crossfired) when R9 290X is a single GPU. 7990 may have more fps but not as stable fps like a single GPU would get.

CheyTac [4 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Smoother experience with an R9 290X

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

sorry for such a late reply, havnt been on this site for a bit. i only went with the 7990 because of the price i was able to get it, at 600$ i couldnt refuse. and i couldnt be happier. and down the road i can just sell it for a bit of a profit if i choose

ryanlaw -2 points 15 months ago

Whenever I see the 7990, I wait for the downvote train. Your other parts are good, so have an up vote!

thisjustanother [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 15 months ago

ha, thanks man. it took a month of just researching every part of the computer to get what i wanted and than another month of just hoping for good deals on the parts lol.