I went from last year a dual core 2.8, stock cooler, no front inlet fan, bad rosewill outlet fan, 400w rosewill PSU and an asus 550ti to this(other components are still old build). Last year, I upgrade from 2gb ram to the 8gb, wish I would of got the fastest I could of afford and downclocked it. The old build was a build over the past few years, very budget. I have now learned the art of saving, and like quality, reliable products and price/performance compared to strictly buy it now budget priced.
1045t CPU overclock to a 2970MHz with turbo boost of 3520MHz-Everything else is discontinued or triple the price
coolmaster TX3 CPU cooler, just barely fits in my case, 120mm fans are too much. I do have both 92mm fans push/pull
8gb 1333 gskill sniper ram
ecs matx board-785g-m black edition AM3 only
gigabyte gtx770 4gb-1177MHZ with a boost of 1254.2 max. +.0125Mv
rosewill glossy black matx case
western digital WD5000AAKS HHD-500gb 7200rpm sata
I have a noctua 80mm front inlet fan, antec high setting 92mm back outlet fan(want to replace with a coolermaster blademaster like on my cpu cooler, on just 100% 3-pin though)
TEMPS: Ambient is 26-27c
HDD-40 constant (it's right next next to the noctua inlet)
Can I change my inlet fan to exhaust, and drive the inlet air though the side cover holes?
I've messed with the memory a tiny bit, I can do +50mhz-100mhz easy. I keep it on stock because the 4gb model has half the ram on the back of the board and I need better cooling. I'm pretty sure my board is my bottle neck(I can't even turn off CPU turbo-boost), next my CPU and then the ram. I want to upgrade in a different order though..ram, board then cpu. I wish AMD would have a higher performance CPU that used am3+ so I still could use my processor while I saved the money. Maybe this fall and I can upgrade in the spring. It's either that or get Intel, and hope the come out with a haswell 6-8 core extreme edition for like 450-500 or less. Either asus gryphon matx or new case and atx board.
I do use SolidWorks and model parts and renders. Plan on getting higher gb HDD and a 128 or 256gb ssd for just windows, planetside, and renders/dxtory videos.
As for benchmarks, I game at 1080p. I think Tomb Raider is a good new game to use and it has built in benching. I get a 103.6 with ultra settings. Another one is Metro: Last Light, very high, 16x AF motion blur on normal, normal tessellation and no physx (can't tell a difference in either setting?) My fps is 49.57
10847-12k is gtx780 score...maybe one day
Thoughts? Help me out club!Edited by Caldeio - 8/3/13 at 9:56am