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Man, how's the heat issue? Can you sit in front of the PC like sitting in front of the fireplace, or is it not as bad as I'd think? The whole setup looks pretty cool by the way.
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Originally Posted by trulsrohk View Post
Included in the following (crappy) pics is my 3dmark vantage score

In case you were wondering, yes...setting up drivers for these cards was horrible but once i did a fresh install of windows and just installed the latest Drivers from Asus support (with some tweaking) I got quadfire with them up and running stable.

Cpu is Overclocked to a little over 4 ghz and the NB is at about 2700

If there are any other free benches you would like me to run please post and point me to them...I will update this main post as I go.
Maybe next month your score will change.
With Bulldozer, eh?
Anyway, I was surprised with the case.
I thought Lian Li PC-X1000 is very tall. But actually it is just 24 mm taller than my case.

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Man, how's the heat issue? Can you sit in front of the PC like sitting in front of the fireplace, or is it not as bad as I'd think? The whole setup looks pretty cool by the way.
I am sure Ares won't generate a lot of heat.
Should be less than HD 6990.
The cooler is awesome and Cypress GPU is not that hot. Not as hot as Cayman.
Edited by Bima Sylirian - 5/28/11 at 6:19am
    
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Man, how's the heat issue? Can you sit in front of the PC like sitting in front of the fireplace, or is it not as bad as I'd think? The whole setup looks pretty cool by the way.
Well, due to the size of my "monitor", sitting in front of the pc is not really neccessary or even advisable.

But the heat output is really not all that bad, the cards do run pretty cool. Max temp i've seen is only 75 or so, and that was before I had the stroke of genius to turn the intake fan directly in front of them around to make an exhaust.

Contrary to popular belief these things do actually direct airflow pretty well, but it does spit the heat out both ends.
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You definitely need a new cpu bro. My gpu score is ~ 45k with three gtx 470s. I know 5870 are about the same if not slightly better than the 470. good luck and start looking for a new cpu, recommend an i5 2500k or i7 2600k . With a better cpu, bump it to 1k core and you can probably hit +48k in the gpu score.
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Yessir, if bulldozer is not all it is cracked up to be and/or doesn't come out in june I see a 2600k in my future
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Interesting... this is quad 6950s with a 2600k pushing 3 screens.

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Interesting indeed...more mature quadfire drivers perhaps?

Does seem odd that you are running that much higher a resolution at only slightly lower fps and I got a better score. Does heaven somehow account for cpu limitations in the score? That doesn't seem likely

Edit
Actually there are some differences, im running a newer version, c++ version is newer, your reported gpu drivers and ram look sketchy, and your beast of a cpu is sitting at stock speeds
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Oh, doh. I didn't bother looking at the heaven version. 2.1 to 2.5 is like 30fps difference, lower. The vid driver and ram is reported wrong because heaven is showing the vnc hook driver.

Ugh, I would drag my box over to a 1080P display in the living room, but my rig is too heavy. 1.5 liters of water in a dual looped quad blocked setup is not light. I've got 3 1050p screens here in eyefinity. We'll see how I feel tomorrow.
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Oh my..

I should ban you for castrating those cards like that.

My almost 41k gpu score.

How hot do they run?

Oh, and run 3DM 11.
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