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Yeah of course you would definitely benefit more from a GPU upgrade if you are on a budget of sorts...just saying that some of us have way to much disposable income

So what GPU/GPU's are you eying so far?
Yeah I wish I had some of that! You guys can throw some my way when ever you feel the urge! Just PM me for my paypal.

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I hear you there. I want to get another Sapphire VAPOR-X 5770 for CF. They run so cool that it makes sense. PLus, with the way that they scale.... Wow.
I am considering the 5870, 5770 Xfire, as well as wanting to know what Nvidia is going to be throwing out. One one side X fire would make sense (but I can SLI so no biggie) ATI has Price/Performance, but it is not a new architecture. Nvidia is going to be way more $$$ but will be a totally new design and should stomp the current ATI offerings. So I am really at odds.

Currently tho If I had to buy now I would pick up a 5870 or two. I would just have to squeze the funds out of somewhere
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Is the stock cooler on the 965c3 not up to the task of overclocking?

Mine seems to run really hot, I haven't messed with overclocking too much yet, just got my memory at 1600x8-8-8-24, with cpu 3.7ghz@1.425v and I hit 75c in a few minutes of prime....

Although while gaming it never goes above 60-62, hitting 65c occasionally but never seen it higher..

Going to water cool eventually, just not sure if I want to mod my RBX to fit since I can't afford a new water block right now..

Also I reset my heatsink with AS5 and didn't drop temps much at all, and I'm not 'new' to this...

edit: hell I just droped back down to 3.4ghz and prime95ing at 1.24vcore and I'm hit 55c instantly am up to 59c already!

Did you remove the stock thermal paste? If not then you will need to do so. If I remember correctly some people have been able to hit 3.9ghz with the stock cooler.
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Is the stock cooler on the 965c3 not up to the task of overclocking?

Mine seems to run really hot, I haven't messed with overclocking too much yet, just got my memory at 1600x8-8-8-24, with cpu 3.7ghz@1.425v and I hit 75c in a few minutes of prime....

Although while gaming it never goes above 60-62, hitting 65c occasionally but never seen it higher..

Going to water cool eventually, just not sure if I want to mod my RBX to fit since I can't afford a new water block right now..

Also I reset my heatsink with AS5 and didn't drop temps much at all, and I'm not 'new' to this...

edit: hell I just droped back down to 3.4ghz and prime95ing at 1.24vcore and I'm hit 55c instantly am up to 59c already!
Yeah, you defiontely have an issue there. Maybe an air pocket in between the two. I would follow what the others have said and remove the old Crap and put some AS5 or greater on it. ANd then give it a few days to set in. Make sure that you Prime blend it for a about 10-15minutes and then shut prime off, let her cool to idle and then shut the whole system down for about 20-30 minutes, maybe even by a cracked window. Then fire her up and do the same thing again, 2 more times.

That will allow the TIM to expand and contract enough to become a tad bit more dense to the point that it will transfer heat to the most optimal level.

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Yeah I wish I had some of that! You guys can throw some my way when ever you feel the urge! Just PM me for my paypal.


I am considering the 5870, 5770 Xfire, as well as wanting to know what Nvidia is going to be throwing out. One one side X fire would make sense (but I can SLI so no biggie) ATI has Price/Performance, but it is not a new architecture. Nvidia is going to be way more $$$ but will be a totally new design and should stomp the current ATI offerings. So I am really at odds.

Currently tho If I had to buy now I would pick up a 5870 or two. I would just have to squeze the funds out of somewhere

Nice choices. I tinnk that you can't lose with the 5770. I tossed up a 4890 and 5770. I choose the 5770 being that it has a bit longer of future than the 4890. DX11 mostly. Just the fact that it only requires ONE 6 pin pwr connector, instead of two like my 4870 (that I sold to get this one), sold me. And being that they scale Awesome from what others have said, Run so much cooler and quieter and if you were to purchase two of them, I heard it like having a 5870 anyhow. How true that is, opnly time will tell. And two 5770 is les expensive than 1 5870... IDK...

I'm gathering a few things around the house that I've been wanting to get rid of to add to my "#2 for CF Sapphire Vapor-X 5770 Fund" so i should be getting another one shortly.
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I kind of knew it was bound to happen...it seems my Antec 300 Illusion could have shipped just a little faster

I soaked my GD70 in soda....
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I kind of knew it was bound to happen...it seems my Antec 300 Illusion could have shipped just a little faster

I soaked my GD70 in soda....
DUDE, is everything okay with that? Did you get it all cleaned up and dried off?

Did you read my post about taking my PC and setting it outside of my Doorwall and the water started freezing within 20 minutes... THAT was scary too! It was making the CPU Heat up and causing reboots bacause the lack of waterflow... The top tube coming from the CPU off the water block was very warm though. I'm just glad that it didn't ruin anything...
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DUDE, is everything okay with that? Did you get it all cleaned up and dried off?

Did you read my post about taking my PC and setting it outside of my Doorwall and the water started freezing within 20 minutes... THAT was scary too! It was making the CPU Heat up and causing reboots bacause the lack of waterflow... The top tube coming from the CPU off the water block was very warm though. I'm just glad that it didn't ruin anything...
I still haven't powered it on...i plan on having some rubbing alcohol delivered to me soon and il just douse everything that is below the CPU socket where the soda made contact...the board should be fun though because it was running for around 10 seconds after the liquid made contact before i pulled the plug

Glad your rigs OK man...so far this has been the biggest scare from my rig...this and the ever looking BSOD's i still get that point to a bad CPU
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I wouldn't worry about it, Worst case scinario, Clean the board off REALLY well. If it doesn't work........ RMA it. LOL- Js=ust say that it was fine and then all of the sudden, it just shut off. You'll be fine!

OT QUESTION EVERYONE!!!!!!

Hey guys, I just wanted to ask your advice before I order this stuff.

Upgrading my 120 Rad to a 240 and I will be using a push/pull method.

I Only have 4 extra 3 pin connectors on my MSI 790FX-GD70 motherboard (also have a 3/4 pin CPU fan connector) and I wanted to know if it was to much draw on the board to have 2/ 3pin fan connectors LIKE THIS on 2 of the 4 3 pin connectors on my Board if I already have the other 2 3pin connectors filled with 1 fan a piece and a CPU fan (I use that plug for a fan that I have mounted to NB/MOSFET HS, CPU is water cooled.)

So that would be 6 120mm Scythe 1900Rpm 110cfm fans connected to my motherboard at once, using only 4 connectors.... Is that a bad way to go or should get one of THESE for a molex and call it a day?

Hey, thanks for any responses!
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I wouldn't worry about it, Worst case scinario, Clean the board off REALLY well. If it doesn't work........ RMA it. LOL- Js=ust say that it was fine and then all of the sudden, it just shut off. You'll be fine!

OT QUESTION EVERYONE!!!!!!

Hey guys, I just wanted to ask your advice before I order this stuff.

Upgrading my 120 Rad to a 240 and I will be using a push/pull method.

I Only have 4 extra 3 pin connectors on my MSI 790FX-GD70 motherboard (also have a 3/4 pin CPU fan connector) and I wanted to know if it was to much draw on the board to have 2/ 3pin fan connectors LIKE THIS on 2 of the 4 3 pin connectors on my Board if I already have the other 2 3pin connectors filled with 1 fan a piece and a CPU fan (I use that plug for a fan that I have mounted to NB/MOSFET HS, CPU is water cooled.)

So that would be 6 120mm Scythe 1900Rpm 110cfm fans connected to my motherboard at once, using only 4 connectors.... Is that a bad way to go or should get one of THESE for a molex and call it a day?

Hey, thanks for any responses!
I would like to respond to that but i really cant i have no clue but i do have a queston for you. When overclocking your video cards did you use the stock bios then flash or did you just use afterburner and change the config to use limits outside CCC range? Or is your bios unlocked?
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I would like to respond to that but i really cant i have no clue but i do have a queston for you. When overclocking your video cards did you use the stock bios then flash or did you just use afterburner and change the config to use limits outside CCC range? Or is your bios unlocked?
That's okay. Appreciate the enthusiasm...


I only have one card right now.

But anyhow, I currently using AMD GPU Tool and Afterburner.

GPU Tool is for the Mhz above 960 and 1445
AfterBurner is only for the Volts.


I haven't figured out yet how to make the CFG file work? So word is that IF you change that it will allow you to OC past 960/1445 using Afterburner? Is there a special way or order that you are supposed to change it. I tried it and it didn't work past 960/1445. Maybe I did it wrong.

So you're supposed to change it to a 1 from a 0? Yes, no?
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I Only have 4 extra 3 pin connectors on my MSI 790FX-GD70 motherboard (also have a 3/4 pin CPU fan connector) and I wanted to know if it was to much draw on the board to have 2/ 3pin fan connectors LIKE THIS on 2 of the 4 3 pin connectors on my Board if I already have the other 2 3pin connectors filled with 1 fan a piece and a CPU fan (I use that plug for a fan that I have mounted to NB/MOSFET HS, CPU is water cooled.)

So that would be 6 120mm Scythe 1900Rpm 110cfm fans connected to my motherboard at once, using only 4 connectors.... Is that a bad way to go or should get one of THESE for a molex and call it a day?

Hey, thanks for any responses!
I am not sure as to if this would work or hurt the board either...if you can you should probably just pick up the fan power port thingy to be safe...i assume it would work without it but better safe then sorry

Well i just started the first ISO Alcohol bath...so far so good
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