I've had my setup for about 1 1/2 years now. It worked fine last night. I came home and installed my new Soundblaster Z card. Turned the power on and everything fired up as usual but my displays failed to light up.
ASUS Crosshair V
16 gigs samsung low profile
5870 1 gig
I've had a 8120 since last December. I keep it at a modest 4.2ghz with 1.3v and while it's only paired with a 5870, I have yet to find a game or program that doesn't meet my expectations. I saw the doom and gloom of the benchmarks before my purchase but have zero regret. I actually really...
I'll look and see if I took pictures of the process.
Basically I cut the middle bar out and had to bend the holes down and level them off if that makes sense. So everything would sit normally. It wasn't the prettiest thing as I'm not too skilled with metal bending but I made it work...
My buddies and I LAN about twice a year still and this game always finds some play time. There's a Dx10 shader pack and a ton of free maps. It can be pretty epic in multiplayer especially after some drinks. I'm not sure how single player is.
Rune! So much fun, runs on the Unreal Tournament engine. You can tweak it a bit with a DX10 shader and such.
We used to play "Giants Citizen Kabuto" back in the day. Fun times and it supports up to 10 people.
Thank you! I tried my best to measure with some spare tubing I bought from home depot. Mostly eye balled the lengths but was happy with the end result. The tubing from the motherboard to the graphics card was probably the most difficult.
I used some metal cutters to extend where the drive...
I picked one up recently and have had zero problems, be it from game frame rates to everyday operation. Windows zips along noticeably faster than my overclocked e8400. I haven't even had the need to overclock but am water cooled when that time comes.
I received a good deal at micocenter on...
My goal was for the case to have the stock look while cooling efficiently. I'm actually very happy with the FX processor performance upgrading from an E8400. All my games run great at 1900x1200, which is also why I found no need to replace my 5870 yet.
I had to shift the HD cage about a...
I have some changes I've been contemplating, are they overkill possibly?
I want to get the koolance rp-452x2 reservoir and run it with dual pumps for redundancy and it will help with cable management in the size of case I'm using.
Also as for the loop setup.
Would I want to go:
Awesome, thank you both for the help. Good to know my PSU is enough, I've had it since last year's black Friday sales. The EX240 will probably be the radiators I go with and then I'll figure out the fittings at the same time.
Thanks for the varying prices on the fan selection. Hopefully...
Working on my first water cooling build and looking for a critique on my parts or helpful suggestions. My goal is quiet operation, decent cooling performance and some overclocking potential. My case is the Corsair 500r. I plan on upper and front mounting the radiators in a single loop...
My system is getting long in the tooth but it still plays everything at 1900x1200. I figured I could throw this extra 5870 since it will be sitting around anyway.
My current build is:
Abit IP35 Pro
Xeon E3110 @ 3.0 (375 fsb) w/ H50
4 gigs G.Skill
Radeon 5870 1 gig
1x c300 ssd 1x...
Anyone from the Northwest (WA,OR area) looking to go to this? I'm debating taking a weekend vacation to drive down there but would be kind of boring / expensive to go by myself.
Kind of sucks BF3 is about 10 days from release but I'll play anything.
I'd love to LAN, especially if someone has some good tips for this game. I played the original off and on but none of my buddies were into it. I'm deployed until the end of September but currently have it pre-ordered. Just waiting to get back!
I beat KH1 and started KH2 but never finished, need to go back someday soon. I still have my ps2 hiding in the garage with a 120gig hard drive mod. There quite a few RPG's I missed from that era I should look into.
My friends and I would game from Friday till Monday every weekend in high school.
We'd regularly sit from 4pm till the next day. We'd also get out at night and play capture the flag or paintball the next day though. 12-18 hours of gaming wasn't uncommon for us though.
Sure miss playing...
Loved Tribes and Tribes 2 back in the day. Saved up to get my own land line so I could be on the internet without preventing people from calling my parents. Miss those days sometimes.
Gameplay looks good, very much looking forward to this!