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Ive finally got a sandy bridge and made the jump to water cooling (which is amazing btw) i found an open box 6870 to do crossfire should be here in a couple days.

I hit 5ghz my rams not the best but its fine so i ask

Whats next?

gpus run cool so dont need water there i could see me replacing fans for quieter ones .Mabye some leds and sleeveing but thats small potatoes.

i dont know what to start doing research on. What do you think?


Edited by stevevace2 - 10/7/11 at 11:39pm
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post #2 of 10
Well first take that 5 GHz beast and go folding.

You may actually want to consider WCing those 6870s. They can get quite loud when running at full speed. Also if your aiming to OC them your gonna hit a wall with the stock coolers (unless they are frozerIIs). You hafe to crank the fan speed too much (noisy) to get over 980/1150. This is where i hit the wall with my CF setup.

Otherwise, start having fun with it. If your case is out in the open, start modding it and make it your own. Show it off.

And again, Consider heading over to the folding threads and putting that fire power to good use.
Edited by no_safe_HAVEN - 10/7/11 at 11:27pm
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Ive finally got a sandy bridge and made the jump to water cooling (which is amazing btw) i found an open box 6870 to do crossfire should be here in a couple days.

I hit 5ghz my rams not the best but its fine so i ask

Whats next?

gpus run cool so dont need water there i could see me replacing fans for quieter ones .Mabye some leds and sleeveing but thats small potatoes.

i dont know what to start doing research on. What do you think?
rip some blu ray's because it will be super fast, and play some games. i understand totally when your "done" its hard to feel like there is nothing left to do
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Play some games. Crack open a beer. You deserved it.
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Play some games. Crack open a beer. You deserved it.
This.

I couldn't have said it better myself!
post #6 of 10
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yup been playin wow lol and bf 3 but gpu strugglin 99% temps are really good casue i have an artic cooler on it and its silent

i dont have my crossfire card yet be here in a couple days

heres a pic of it when i was leak testin cable management was a breeze with this case ill have to get some close ups with a better camera

also i even got a 120hz display which makes me shoot for 100 fps instead of 60 so i need moar better things!

ill add pic to op

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how about.. something crazy!! like just using your computer for something?
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post #8 of 10
Upgrade the case to a Corsair 850D and put the whole thing under water.
3 screen Eyefinety. (you'll have a great excuse to upgrade the GPUs to 2GB Cards)
post #9 of 10
i went thru the same thing after i built my box....then i got the mod bug...
this is my first build.
i don't play games, but i edit video, and that's tedious work. but if it's big and ugly and sits where my wife can see it, might as well make it pretty! before and after...
(Before)June 2011...

(After)October 2011...

Edited by PB4UGO - 10/8/11 at 12:16am
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i went thru the same thing after i built my box....then i got the mod bug...
this is my first build.
i don't play games, but i edit video, and that's tedious work. but if it's big and ugly and sits where my wife can see it, might as well make it pretty! before and after...
(Before)June 2011...

(After)October 2011...
i like your classy style

i dont want my case to look like a disco.
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