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OK so I'm not satisfied with how bright the led's are I ordered so the project is on hold until I can find some sufficient ones and this is where I need some help... does anyone have a recommendation for where I can get some red led's that are both bright and have a good viewing angle... I think the ones I have are around 2300 mcd and something like 13° view angle.
Also I've seen quite a bit of down talk to the new bulldozer processors, what have I missed?

I use these red leds that I get from PEP boys, they will burn your retinas out if you stare into them. I'll take some pics later. As for Bulldozer, it didn't meet the hype. I don't think it's necessarily a bad processor, but I and others expected much more. I had to build another rig for myself this winter and went with an AMD Phenom II Black addition instead. Because it was cheaper and I could overclock it slightly and get the same performance. To put it in perspective, I had an Intel I5-750, which was Intel's slowest of the new series, and with an overclock of 3.6, still faster than any of AMD's offerings. I like both companies, I'm running two machines. One AMD, one Intel, I could have easily went SB I5-2600k for the second but I believe competition is a good thing.
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should i add some color to my sleeving or just stay with black
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im liking the black
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Thanks Rogue. i enjoy the game when im not getting chopper raped redface.gif Ive been pushing my overclock a little at a time and using battlefield to test stability. after the actual test ofcourse. But im going in very small increments. 10 at a time. My card ran up to 50c last night, so i pushed my fans up 30%.

Skitz- sense you have to start a new install , i would completely wipe out everything orgin and BF3. that way you get a fresh start on the patch and updates for orgin itself.
and your theme is kinda in the dark black area. and your theme is kinda in the dark black area. My personal opinion, the colored wiring draws to much attention to the ugliest part of builds. Which is usually the wiring itself. Now, Im taking a sharpy and coloring in the wires that show by the connectors. its not like you need to see the color pattern anyway. it works great and its easy.


I hope we can all get together soon for game or two smile.gif
Edited by viperwolf - 2/18/12 at 5:42am
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skitz and your theme is kinda in the dark black area. My personal opinion, the colored wiring draws to much attention to the ugliest part of builds. Which is usually the wiring itself. Now, Im taking a sharpy and coloring in the wires that show by the connectors. its not like you need to see the color pattern anyway. it works great and its easy.




sorry for post twice, but it would not allow me to edit the first one
post #1355 of 12482
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Also I've seen quite a bit of down talk to the new bulldozer processors, what have I missed?

We will not see BD's full potential until Windows 8 is out, the hot fixes for W7 help but are not a 100% fix. Basically W7 doesn't know how to use it. It is also very power hungry compared to Intels 1155 CPU's. A lot of people were hoping it was AMD's CPU's that were going to get them back in to the game with Intels better CPU's, but it didn't come close at first, with the hot fixes its closer, and by the time W8 is out Intel will have new CPU's that may make up for BD running properly on W8. Tom's has a OK write up on BD running with the hot fixes vs. a 2500K but ran a test rig that didn't have enough GPU power that bottle necked on them.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-7-hotfix-bulldozer-performance,3119.html
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post #1356 of 12482
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Originally Posted by galbrecht71 View Post

OK so I'm not satisfied with how bright the led's are I ordered so the project is on hold until I can find some sufficient ones and this is where I need some help... does anyone have a recommendation for where I can get some red led's that are both bright and have a good viewing angle... I think the ones I have are around 2300 mcd and something like 13° view angle.
Also I've seen quite a bit of down talk to the new bulldozer processors, what have I missed?

I use these red leds that I get from PEP boys, they will burn your retinas out if you stare into them. I'll take some pics later. As for Bulldozer, it didn't meet the hype. I don't think it's necessarily a bad processor, but I and others expected much more. I had to build another rig for myself this winter and went with an AMD Phenom II Black addition instead. Because it was cheaper and I could overclock it slightly and get the same performance. To put it in perspective, I had an Intel I5-750, which was Intel's slowest of the new series, and with an overclock of 3.6, still faster than any of AMD's offerings. I like both companies, I'm running two machines. One AMD, one Intel, I could have easily went SB I5-2600k for the second but I believe competition is a good thing.
I like the 24 inch that comes in Two 12 inch 3M Strips. They are expensive but like you say.. They will take out a few retnia's if you stare too long. That is what give my case its glow. Or fire. You don't need low light to see the lights those bad boys make and they are triple the Quality too.
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Originally Posted by skitzab1 View Post

should i add some color to my sleeving or just stay with black
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Im liking the black
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Originally Posted by viperwolf View Post

skitz and your theme is kinda in the dark black area. My personal opinion, the colored wiring draws to much attention to the ugliest part of builds. Which is usually the wiring itself. Now, Im taking a sharpy and coloring in the wires that show by the connectors. its not like you need to see the color pattern anyway. it works great and its easy.




sorry for post twice, but it would not allow me to edit the first one
I am With ViperWolf
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Originally Posted by galbrecht71 View Post


Also I've seen quite a bit of down talk to the new bulldozer processors, what have I missed?

We will not see BD's full potential until Windows 8 is out, the hot fixes for W7 help but are not a 100% fix. Basically W7 doesn't know how to use it. It is also very power hungry compared to Intels 1155 CPU's. A lot of people were hoping it was AMD's CPU's that were going to get them back in to the game with Intels better CPU's, but it didn't come close at first, with the hot fixes its closer, and by the time W8 is out Intel will have new CPU's that may make up for BD running properly on W8. Tom's has a OK write up on BD running with the hot fixes vs. a 2500K but ran a test rig that didn't have enough GPU power that bottle necked on them.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-7-hotfix-bulldozer-performance,3119.html
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Yea I think Intel is pulling all the strings they can to make Bulldozer look bad but AMD is helping alot too.

They really need to start doing their Own R&D.

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Outside interest are always for sale to the Highest Bidder.


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Edited by unimatrixzero - 2/18/12 at 1:54pm
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post #1357 of 12482
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IBT just tests the CPU, its just an easy gui for linkpack made by Intel. OCCT has a pre-setup test that uses Linpack and a version of furmark that is easy to use. It also has cupid's HWmonitor built in to monitor your temps and voltages. And yes its easy to stop and can be setup to stop at any temp you want. Then it makes these really nice graphs for you after you stop the test. The only draw back to using OCCT like this, is it runs Linpack on all your cores. This makes furmark and Linpack fight over your CPU usage, so your GPU will not run at 100% all the time. For this reason I use Prime95 and Furmak and run one less thread on Prime than I have cores. Furmark will max out one core and your GPU's to 100% This way your entire rig is maxed out 100% for how ever long you want to run it, making sure that any V-Drop from having both CPU and GPU running hard won't kill your OC and it is a good way to tell if your PSU can handle your system. If you have X-Fire or SLI (I think) you have to run Furmark or OCCT in full screen or only one GPU will work. I hope I covered everything, lol.

i dont know why this quote part is not working, it keeps placing everything i type in the same box, so i separated it with bold test

My response (viperwolf)
Please Please Please forgive my noobness (IM learning alot at one time)
Ok, im back to this. Ive never used one of these programs to stress my gpu. My 7970s are back ordered for a while. Not sure when they will get more in. Im using a saphire 6970 dual fan. Im not extreme overclocking this thing in any way, just trying to maximize my performance without hurting the card itself. I went to the occt site i think. i didnt trust what i was looking at. I dont like downloading unknown things, if that makes sense. So furmark seemed legit to me. However, i did not understand how to set up the test. it had several ways to test the card. i could not find a dang straight forward answer on what i should test. aggravating. Im using my overdrive to overclock, atleast that will keep me in a safe zone. it use to have a test button in it, but not with this 6970, there is no test button. I dont know why.
i just want something simple like the test use to be in overdrive. so i can test them it in a game. There is no use in me stressing my cpu right now, its just a phenom II x4 925 2.8 ghz, (i wish i could push to 3) on a stock foxconn board. However, it has held up really good playing BF3 and other things. Surprisingly.

NOTE- 80c is the max i will allow my card to run in a test. it idles around 33c and raises to around 50c in game. in the test its highest was 72c <
keep in mind i have no idea what i tested mad.gif

Edited by viperwolf - 2/19/12 at 8:58am
post #1358 of 12482
Use the burn in test. If you ever have sli/x-fire setup you must run it fullscreen for both cards to work. I'm not a big fan of OC'ing my GPU's, it seems like more trouble than what it is worth, for me anyways. Most people are only going to pick up a couple FPS, if you are not over volting them. As far as I know, there is no pass or fail benches for the GPU's like on the CPU benchmarks. You have to watch for artifacts or anything that doesn't look right. Your temps look very good. a good program for OC'ing and making custom fan profiles is MSI Afterburner. OCCT is a legit as they come, it's just a really nice interface that uses common open source OC'ing tools.

This is the type of stuff you are looking for

Even if you are not seeing this type of stuff, you may still have problems in games. Mainly when loading new levels, when your card switches from low power to high power setting. This is when you need you flash the bios so you can mess with the power saving profiles. This can void warranties if the card dies on you, they will check the bios when you turn the card in for RMA'ing.
Edited by GoodInk - 2/19/12 at 9:44am
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thank you. for the help and info you have provided. The reason im off topic so much here, well , because i trust you guys more than others. And besides, all of this is going into the trooper biggrin.gif
I keep reading where people are saying leave the cards at stock, but then others are pushing them. I know this 6970 can handle a little improvement over stock. ( now in my build im doing now), This is why im going to run xfire 7970 asus dual fan cards. i will not touch the overclock( on these) because there is no need IMO. I like that. Its safe and reliable and will max games out. As of now anyway. Im also going to use a ASUS x79 pro or rampage mobo for them. ( having trouble deciding) ugh and the sabertooth looks good also. rolleyes.gif
I already have a 1250 XFX psu (80 Gold) modular

this is the cpu im looking at
intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820-
i want the turbo version, is that something that is unlocked in this cpu, or is it a different cpu all together?

NOTE- forgot to mention that my fan is only 35% on the 6970
Edited by viperwolf - 2/19/12 at 10:14am
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CMSSC Special Post on Great LED Lighting

There are so many computer supply companies that offer Lighing options for your rig. And there are people, Like Me, That want Quality Bright Lighting from the Automotive industry. Well That can be Pricey. I will Admit it. So I did some checking around and I found this company that sells Many Many different Types of LED Lighting for every use imaginable, and the Prices are pretty good. So lets look at the lights that I would recommend for the Cooler Master Storm Trooper.

WLFS-X60 is extremely bright

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WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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