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Regarding Crysis.

Have you seen this.
Cuban Ultima Doom Sword's CustomCrysisConfig
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Nice pictures, you need an average of a time capture to have an accurate "FPS" while things are moving around (like running the crysis time run demo to compare with all the other benchmarks)

Thanks though
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Here is the system used for these benches. I call it "Pandora" because every time I open it to tinker, it seems that something bad happens

Removable motherboard trays; worth it? If you have a Tuniq you will love the very thought of one.



System closed up. It's a little dusty...



And the grand finale. The one killer thing about cable managing with this motherboard is that pesky molex under the PCIe slot. It's the only molex powered thing in the whole case. I've been thinking about having the good people of Performance PCs sleeve me up a single molex -> 4-pin.

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Nice pictures, you need an average of a time capture to have an accurate "FPS" while things are moving around (like running the crysis time run demo to compare with all the other benchmarks)

Thanks though
I agree 100%. It would be really easy for me to "cherry pick" a high-fps screen and post up here while singing the praises of ATi. Originally, this card had a massive stutter where frames would randomly drop into the single digits for no particular reason. This would really make it easy to sell this card as something other than what it is.

If you want to take my word for it, the framerates are very consistent now so these numbers do speak for the card. I simply don't have the time to do what would be a full-blown top-spec review so this is the next best thing I could think of.

Despite my utter hatred of Nvidia motherboards, Nvidia video cards have been very kind to me over the years. On the same foot, I've had a couple ATi cards that were equally as pleasing to use. I see threads where brand-loyalty (a.k.a. fanboism) caused a nice discussion to get downright nasty and all hopes of fair comparison go out the window.

After using and liking both cards, I feel the 3870x2 is a superior product in comparison to an 8800GTX but me coming on here and just saying it would probably result in nothing but flaming. I wanted to have a little something to back my opinion up. Don't get me wrong, the GTX is a fantastic card for us hi-res guys; especially with recent price cuts but I still have to side with ATi on this one.
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Amazing system. Oh, is the PSU quiet? I haven't decided on a psu yet for my new build.
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The PSU is near silent. Normally I'm not a big fan of Thermaltake but I bought this when 1000w wasn't quite as common. After over a year of use, the only possible gripe I can think of is the silliness of not making the 4-pin AUX and 8-pin AUX modular. It's usually one or the other so there's always that one wire to hide. Very good unit though IMO.
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