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The PC is for Gaming and Video Editing everything came out perfect,

I could of saved money on the PSU, i was gonna buy a 850 watt psu but just for 50 dllrs more i got this one.... but since i'm not doing crossfire anymore.... it was just waste of money. On everything else i got really good deals.. like for example the total for the 3 monitors was like $320!

The machine runs just like i wanted to and if i want more speed i could always overclock the cpu and gpu.. real easy to do on this motherboard and with gpu tweak from Asus.

Oh and i have the SSD's running on RAID 0

did i mention.... i have EYEFINITY!!!! This card can run BF3 on ultra in Eyefinity mode with over 30 FPS IF you OC, if you don't it runs like 25/28 Fps. I never put it on ultra just medium or high so i get like 40/50 FPS and if i play on one screen well it goes OVER 100 FPS without OC =D

(Sorry for No Benchmarks and stuff like that I'm just to lazy)

Here is a tiny video that i made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAwNfFdQhYE&feature=youtu.be

                                                             BATTLEFIELD 3 AVERAGE FPS

                                                                       EYEFINITY 5760 x 1080

                                                                            29 Ultra
                                                                          35/40 High
                                                                          50 Medium
                                                                            65 Low

                                                                          Overclocked:

                                                                            39 Ultra
                                                                            52 high
                                                                          60 Medium
                                                                            75 Low

                                                                          ON 1 MONITOR
                                                                          (No overclock)
                                                                             70 ultra
                                                                             90 high
                                                                          100 Medium
                                                                             120 low
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  • 87 months ago
  • 7 points

Man, you have this all planned out don't you? Looks like you're ready for battle.

I can't exactly give out constructive comments since I'm still learning, but I can give out compliments, and I am impressed.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Shouldn't you all ways put your gpu in the top pci x16 slot? I know some motherboards are different :)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

idk lol it's my first build i just put it there because the first pci x16 slot is too close to that bridge on top so i just went and put it down there. There has not been any problems so i guess its ok =)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I would check with your motherboards book to see

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

The top two pcie slots are both wired for x16, so it shouldn't make a difference.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

that looks BADASS

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Todo esta bueno!! You have a very solid build. That CPU is great and can keep up with the intel big boys in BF3. I'd suggest working on getting those cables out from in front of the motherboard and put them behind the motherboard.
Your SSDs are fine but most other OCZ products are garbage and not worth the money or the risk. Vertex 4s though seem to have a great reputation. Happy gaming!!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Another 7970 build... Interesting, how big was your OC to get games (somewhat) smooth on 3 monitors and ultra? 1GHz? 1.1?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't like paying on Ultra when i play online, but you can play on ultra with eyefinity without OC the card. Now if you want better fps you can easily OC the GC to 1.5GHz

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

lolwut? OC the GC to 1.5GHz? On air? Stability? If that's easily possible, then I wanna dive into some crazy OC's on my Matrix 7970...

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Its impossible anyway. I have that same GPU and for whatever reason ASUS locked the voltage and the VRM gets insanely hot. Its a pretty bad OCing card even though you might think differently looking the its massive three slot design.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

HAHAHA lol yeah sorry i don't why i wrote 1.5 i meant to put 1.1Ghz, yeah you can't go higher because just like MrStig91 says the fkn Voltage is locked :( and yes my setup is just on air =D

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Another 7970 build... Interesting, how big was your OC to get games (somewhat) smooth on 3 monitors and ultra? 1GHz? 1.1?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Get an 8pin CPU extension cable so you can loop it around under the motherboard. It bothers me at a deep, personal level to see builds with a big 8pin cable going across all the parts.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah its so bothersome!!! i been trying to find one could you link me to one?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g2/c537/list/p1/Cables-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved.html

Here are some bitfenix cables and you can color scheme the cables ;)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

THX! .. to bad the color red is Out of stock.. :( o well the cable is going on the back of the case anyways

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

you're welcome.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a PCIe 8 pin extension. He needs to get a CPU 8 pin. They're keyed differently.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

How many FPS on Bf3 do you get on average?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I play on Medium settings (Eyefinty) and i get 50 FPS

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any point at all in running SSDs in RAID? This whole build seems a bit strange. As much as I think the 7970 is an awesome GPU, the ASUS DCII one sucks (I have it) because the voltage is locked and the VRM gets far too hot to OC anyway. That PSU is good, but way overpowered for your machine. And ugh... AMD. I agree with the guys saying you should have gotten a 3570k, but I don't have experience with AMDs new processors. All I know is when I replaced my 1090t (4Ghz) with my new 3570k, even at stock clock it outperformed the 1090t in almost every game.

I suppose all in all its a good build, but I probably would have gotten a second GPU to really utilize your eyefinity setup. That single 7970 will struggle a lot in graphically intense games. I have trouble keeping a constant 60 in Far Cry 3.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

ummm well i first decided to get the 7970 because i was planning to run Crossfire and on my research ATI/AMD out performs Nvidia on crossfire/SLI but with all the money spend on the whole setup including stuff like the personalized mouse-pad an the massaging office chair with an ottoman lol i could afford another Graphics card :( buuuuut after doing more research crossfire has a lot of problems right now.. so i WILL do crossfire but later on, the card will be cheaper and drivers better. about the processor i just like AMD that's all and the RAID 0 stuff well just like jonjonjon wrote up there i just hope none of my ssd's die

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  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I have the "good" Thor. ;) I have the white version of the Thor V2 case. It's an awesome case! Good build.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Is windows 8 good or is it terrible i want to find out what people think of it before i buy it

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't even know how this is possible, but I actually got a hard on looking at that setup.

Sexy, sexy, sexy. <3 Starlana <3

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

I would have gone with different ssd's but what I'm wondering is where on earth did you find that deal for the monitors?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

newegg ;) they where like $115 i was lucky to get them on that day.... so what ssd's would you have gone with?

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Vertex 4s are respectable, i wouldn't be at all surprised if he says Samsung 830s or 840pros, they perform about the same though so no point changing now :)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Well 840pros are excellent performers, so it's definitely a good idea for those that are planning on building a new computer.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I'm a fan of the M4, but don't get me wrong, vertex 4 is a great ssd, I just have a personal preference.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

no, the monitors

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  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

this is a graet build. why arent u going to crossfire later on???

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

well i been searching and looking at a lot of forums and there is a lot of problems with crossfire.. and a lot of people recommend just having 1 graphics card, but since i already wasted a lot of money on PSU i'll probably do crossfire but waaayyyyy down the road not right now.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

ya maybe by the time more games will support it and amd will have better drivers.

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

I personally would crossfire in this situation, that way I would get 60 fps with more eye candy.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

i probably will do crossfire since i already invested on a very good PSU but not right now... unless the ASUS 7970 goes down in price.. i doubt it lol

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  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, take a look at the Description i went and put more info ;)

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  • 87 months ago
  • -1 points

Why a amd processor instead of an intek

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

I like AMD... that's all there is to it.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 6 points

Just curious, why do you think the 3570k is a better choice? Reviews I've read indicate it performs on par with the 3570k as far as gaming goes infact beating it in certain games as well as losing in others but not by much.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

That's not necessarily true, AMD CPU's are better optimized for keeping the cores on AMD cards saturated. Especially during video editing tasks.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall, an Intel processor would be the better choice, but there's nothing wrong with the AMD option. You just lose a bit of performance.