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post #21 of 33
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I am still waiting for an answer from Lan Gear about selling my soul to get one of their cases before final production, but untill I figure out what case to use I will later on decide on cooler. But yeah, AXP-140 (found a vendor) or H50/H70. The AXP-140 is paired with a Noctua 14 fan am I right?

Dreadlord, you sold all your stuff, gratz. What will you buy next? Don't tell me AMD.

Does anyone here by any chance know if there is major difference between 5970 cards or should I just pick up whatever is cheapest?
Thanks bro, and I'm getting a laptop now(Envy 15).
About the 5970's they are all the same pretty much except for a select few. (Asus ARES, the new XFX one, and maybe a couple of others). Thing is those cost over a grand for a little small performance boost. The other difference would only be the warranties, other than that no difference.
post #22 of 33
Gnome, if you are going to be running multiple screens in eyefinite get a 4GB 5970, if not get a 2GB. The extra framebuffer helps with AA/AF at huge resolutions.

EDIT: Also I think I am in the run for smallest hardcore gaming system. I am 10"x8"x8"+ videocard
Edited by ionstorm66 - 8/26/10 at 12:58pm
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post #23 of 33
Just ordered the AMD ITX and did a lot of research.

There is also an j+W mini AM3ITX, If I remember correctly, and if you're not too concerned about OCing it seems a tad better and it has a slightly better chipset.

There is an AM3 X6 that is 95w but not readily available in US.
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Wouldn't recommend AMD for gaming at this point though. Almost any Intel processor will be better in games, multi-threaded or not.

I am again very close to ordering the system. I just need to figure out what PSU to use and what CPU cooler that will fit inside a Lan-gear ITX box.
post #25 of 33
Well, a lot of the new games will use those extra cores. I was in your shoes and chances are 1156 may not be supported much... we'll see. I decided AMD
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Sure, a handfull of games uses more cores. But as long as you have 4 you will be set for some years forward when it comes to games.

Also, this "supported" argument is pointless. I never upgrade processors, when I buy a new computer after som 3 years or so I buy all new platform. But I guess it might be something that is important for some consumers.
post #27 of 33
Yes, it's possible







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post #28 of 33
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Mia, nice one. One question, hows the Power consumption runniong you system overclocked? I will get about the same components with the exception of GPU, will try to go for a 5970 and was wondering if a SFX 450W would suffice.
post #29 of 33
Thanks.....I wrote a full performance review with a complete power consumption analysis here:
http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/...-and-gigabyte/

FYI - the case is not long enough for a 5970
Edited by miahallen - 10/3/10 at 8:05am
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post #30 of 33
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Not using that case, I will go for the Lan Gear coming later this year.

Still, with an overclock of your size, and a 5970 I am not sure I will be safe with the SFX, I will most likelly go for Seasonic's M12II of 620 just in case. I am sure at stock and idle I will not need anything close to that but overclocked and maxed in games I don't want to run into any stability issues.

Basically only basing this on other peoples experience since I haven't buildt a system in years now.
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