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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:04 pm

Nice, how cool can you run it? And do you overclock?
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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:26 pm

CPU redlines at around 70C (Intel Q9300 from about 2-3 years back)

Sitting in windows at standard clock it hovers around 55C on a 30C day.

Under 100% load it gets to about 60C.

Overclocked from 2.4Ghz to 3.1Ghz average temp raises about 7C

On a 40C+ day I don't turn my computer on.

My PC is in a detached "unit" or as we call it a "granny flat"... I think Americans might refer to it as an "office"... anyway there is no aircon out here. Last time we had a 42C day it hit 54C in this room. PC was still running but CPU was dead on 70C which is where transistors start to screw up.

I guess with 2xGTX280 GPU's and 6 HDDs in this case... it like a 3-bar element heater running on full. The stock CPU fan that came with the thing was so crap, my system would overheat and bluescreen if I did anything beyond sitting at the desktop. If I take the video cards out and put in something milder (like a 9800GT or something) I notice about a 15C drop in ambient temperature.

This thing is on the edge. :/

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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:33 pm

You thought about underclocking it so you can use it when your room temp is too high?
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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:35 pm

Thought about it yes, but typically it doesn't get that hot here... and if it does the heat is so unbearable I can't use the computer anyway since I'D melt lol.

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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:48 pm

I have to use my pc daily, or I die

Also, sol, since you're into this kinda stuff, just thought id share
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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:58 pm

Very nice lucid :D

Also, Metro 2033 wasn't bad... runs at like 45fps on my rig at max detail (DX10 mode). Not bad to a 2-3 year old system I guess... but yes an upgrade to CPU (mainly) would be nice. I think these video cards are still bottlenecked since any mild overclocking I do gives HUGE framerate boosts. Goes to show these things are still way overpowered even for what was a state-of-the-art machine when it was bought.

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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:58 pm

I just bought my new PC, what are some good games to get ATM?
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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:10 pm

[quote="Tom":1k06ifae]I just bought my new PC, what are some good games to get ATM?[/quote:1k06ifae]
Minecraft?

Also... maybe Bullet Storm, Fallout Vegas, and Minecraft.

I don't know what else to suggest really... what kind of games are you in to?

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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:13 pm

assassins creed brotherhood just released, i think you will enjoy this, also the new need for speed hot pursuit.

wait soujah boy how is it possible for your cpu to be so hot even with an overclock, you have liquid cooling. ive seen that model its the budget model right, but its still liquid cooling it should freeze everything
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Post » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:15 pm

water cooling isn't that much more powerful than good fan mixed with good case + heatsink but its more quiet usually
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