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post #31 of 41
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Would u guys switch the 7950 for a 680 (this one)? I can get that one used for $370 and that seems like a sweet deal...but right now I only really have my 1680*1050 screen anyways.
post #32 of 41
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Would u guys switch the 7950 for a 680 (this one)? I can get that one used for $370 and that seems like a sweet deal...but right now I only really have my 1680*1050 screen anyways.

If you had 1080p monitor it may be a nice deal, however even at 1080p the 7950 is just fine. The 7950 boost can OC very well too, got mine at 1150/1550 right now. I haven't owned a Nvidia card since Geforce 256 Pro a decade ago.
post #33 of 41
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Not much of a log in the end because of my trip home for winter break, but I just completed my build a few hours ago. By far the hardest part was installing the Hyper 212 Evo. The entire process was maybe 2.5 hours total and ended with success and everything was successfully detected when Windows 8 finished installing. Haven't been able to do anything more than that yet though!
post #34 of 41
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And here is the album:http://imgur.com/a/Du301
post #35 of 41
Looks good. Once you get things to a stable point you'll probably want to overclock things a bit. That GPU can OC very well too. Depending on the temps you're getting you may end up doing what I did and put a big 200mm fan in the front of the case.
post #36 of 41
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I pushed the CPU to 4.2 and the GPU was fine in Battlefield 3 for two hours at 1075 and 1400. Didn't really test the CPU stability though. Will check more when I get a chance tonight.
post #37 of 41
While I know everyone uses Prime 95 for hours testing stability, I've found Intel Burn Test can quickly check system stability just as good.
http://www.xgamingstudio.com/files/IntelBurnTest.zip
post #38 of 41
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I looked around for a bit and decided that Prime95 wasn't for me unless I was gone at work so I decided to try the IBT last night. With the multiplier at 43, it still showed up in the results log as 3.5GHz (base clock) and the clock speed was 1.4GHz with 8 physical cores. Does that sound about right for a 3770k? Just trying to make sure it shouldn't have been displaying as 4.3 for either of those numbers. It ran just fine for five pass throughs using the Maximum setting (16GB of RAM). And the average GFlops score was aboutt 99. Do you think that is just right, high, or low for what it should be?

GPU also seems to be fine right now with MSI Afterburner showing that 1200 MHz Core Clock and 1250 MHz Memory Clock at the stock voltage (1.125) and that was fine for a few hours of Battlefield 3 although I'm not sure if the speeds are actually right because CCC doesn't show them the same, but using the Afterburner OSD, it shows the speed jumping up to 1200 occassionally...but the FPS dipped below 60 a few times and I'm playing at 1680x1050 frown.gif
post #39 of 41
You have to let IBT run the full 10 passes, unless it fails before it can complete. How's your temps though, use something like realtemp to keep an eye on those as Ivy runs hot. The 3770k only has 4 physical cores, but with HT enabled you get 8 threads. Sounds like a vcore drop but the stock voltage is locked to 1.25v, dId you set the voltage +20%? I've never had my FPS drop below 60 in BF3. Up that memory to 6ghz (1500) and see if you're still losing frames.
post #40 of 41
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By set the voltage to +20% do you mean the actual voltage and to up it to 1350 mV or do you mean the power limit to +20%? Thanks for all your help so far.
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