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Hmmm this should get mighty interesting! subbed!

Thanks, you're still pretty early to join here!

I also got my GPU in the mail, here's a sneak peek

post #22 of 36
Ah the new PSU orientation looks quite good. I'm a bit wary about the PSU recycling its own exhaust air, but you could easily duct its intake to prevent that.
post #23 of 36
Subscribed ! biggrin.gif
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Subscribed ! biggrin.gif

Thanks! smile.gif

iFreilicht, the new PSU setup really is a lot better. With the old setup the cables would have no place to go, especially with a wider CPU cooler installed, and it made SATA ports 1 and 2 unusable. I don't find those problems anymore.

GPU is up and running, currently standing upright and sticking out of the case but it plays games well. The only gripe I have is how hot it gets, but it was to be expected with a blower cooler. I miss those watercooled GPU temps already tongue.gif

The reason I got this particular card is because it was so cheap. How cheap? Well, remove one of the digits from 760... it cost me $60. And shipping was also free biggrin.gif Even those bogus Vamery "760's" would cost you $7 more.

I was even about to buy a used Sapphire R9 280 for $80 but now I'm glad I passed it up. This is one of the best GPU deals I could remember.
Edited by ccRicers - 9/29/15 at 11:51am
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Thanks! smile.gif

iFreilicht, the new PSU setup really is a lot better. With the old setup the cables would have no place to go, especially with a wider CPU cooler installed, and it made SATA ports 1 and 2 unusable. I don't find those problems anymore.

GPU is up and running, currently standing upright and sticking out of the case but it plays games well. The only gripe I have is how hot it gets, but it was to be expected with a blower cooler. I miss those watercooled GPU temps already tongue.gif

The reason I got this particular card is because it was so cheap. How cheap? Well, remove one of the digits from 760... it cost me $60. And shipping was also free biggrin.gif Even those bogus Vamery "760's" would cost you $7 more.

I was even about to buy a used Sapphire R9 280 for $80 but now I'm glad I passed it up. This is one of the best GPU deals I could remember.

Thats mad ! well best of luck with this big little challenge so to speak biggrin.gif
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post #26 of 36
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Hey guys, I'm still on with this build but no new updates to it yet. I have so far these pics to show you though. This is how my build looks like right now.




The GPU runs very well, so I got a pretty good deal out of it. It's directly connected to the motherboard for now, even though the back end tabs don't go completely all the way in.





Tomorrow I will make the metal bracket that connects the PSU to the case. Then I'll be able to start on the back panel.
post #27 of 36
Let's hope this one lives longer than your last GPU wink.gif
post #28 of 36
Well, I solved my PSu problem........




Edited by billbartuska - 10/14/15 at 9:19pm
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post #29 of 36
Not to hijack your thread...again, but I got my Optiplex 755 (Q9400) overclocked to 3 GHz.
Had to replace the Dell HSF fan with a Vantek Tornado - way to loud. But that did it.

CPU-Z Validation

OCCT @ 3 GHz for 15 minutes.



Core 0 (hottest):




Now for some WC goodness.
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post #30 of 36
I have ALWAYS wanted to see more optiplex SFF custom builds

loving what you've done thus far!
    
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