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The Power PC Thread [f*ck off consoles]



  Bumder With A Buffer
Yeah I just had a look actually...I suppose I could upgrade my Corsair 120mm sp fans to the 2350rpm version rather then the "Quiet" edition 1450 ones I have on both the dual and triple rads.

Probably need to replace the pump as its still noisy...and do a drain/flush maybe as I want to add in a proper drain line.
 
  Bumder With A Buffer
I cant remember if I saw it somewhere in this thread but il ask in here anyway..

Decent places to buy laptops with no OS installed?
 
  A shiny black one.
I cant remember if I saw it somewhere in this thread but il ask in here anyway..

Decent places to buy laptops with no OS installed?


PC specialist give you that option, not bought a laptop from them, but the desktop PC I bought 5 years ago is still going strong.
 
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  Polo + Micra
can you up-scale videos with a video editor and get a better result than doing it on the fly? (i.e going from 1080p to 4k)

if you can would AMD or Nvidia be better?
 

SharkyUK

ClioSport Club Member
Yes, you can upscale video with suitable software and get better results than 'on-the-fly' encoding. With a software solution it comes down to the upscaling algorithm(s) used and, obviously, there is no time-critical element in terms of delivering the decoded frame to screen at 30/60/120 frames per second (hence better quality encoding can be employed).
 
  Polo + Micra
so what would you recommend out of a nvidia 780 or a AMD 290x?

looking to use my bitcoin so their the options i'm looking at

also they would both be ok for 4k res (not for gaming)
 

Nickson

ClioSport Club Member
Treated myself to a new board to replace my EVGA that I've had no end of problems with.

9dfb.jpg


Yes x79 is on its way out, but I have no plans to upgrade to x99, this machine should last a while yet!

Comparison shot.

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Shame really as the EVGA is such a good looking board.

ASUS has been rock solid though. ran my proper memory timings + speed straight out of the box, something the EVGA couldn't do after 6 months and 8 different BIOS'.
 
  Not a 320d
Thoughts on i5 4670k?

I need to buy some s**t today.

What results have people had overclocking this and on what motherboard? Seems easy enough to get 4.5GHz,

Would be coupling this with a closed water cooler like the H60
 
  Not a 320d
Tomorrow Can I join the CS Computer Club?

Id DPD dont fail me I should have tomorrow:

Goods Shipped:
£141.66 x 1 - Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - OEM
£107.49 x 1 - Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z97 Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
£73.33 x 1 - Corsair Hydro H100i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060009-WW)
£49.99 x 2 - TeamGroup Xtreem LV 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C10 2400MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (TXD38G2400HC10QDC01)
 
As per our PM's mate.

For everyone else; good lord 780ti SLI is MONSTER. Incredible frame rates in everything. I'm able to inject awesome levels of antialiasing, which hugely improve image quality, and yet I'm unable to get any game to drop a single frame beyond what my eyes perceive as buttery smooth. FRAPS has verified this. I'm getting minimums of 80fps in situations where I'm purposely trying to break games, and frequently seeing a maxed 120fps (120hz monitor). Basically I'm a frame *****, and I'm over the moon with this setup, despite the system being an ageing i7 2600K. I don't benchmark these days though, so I'm not seeing any possible bottlenecks.

It's quite cool to note that such a system will be future proofed by the current consoles, and yet enable vastly superior image quality and frame rates for a very long time. I cannot imagine that my system will need more power for quite a few years to come. Not unless some games developer goes off the grid and makes something un-maxable. Like for example Crysis, as it was in its day. Good times ahead for consoles and PC.
 
  Not a 320d
Help overclocking my 4670k plz?

Running 4.5GHz stable. Ram Speeds are at 2300mhz rather than 2400.

112.50x40 1.380v

Cant run stable at less volts. Temps done go above 80 under full load.

Really is more complicated than my old i5.
 
Isn't 1.38v pretty high? Should be around 1.25 or so. I'd try 100x46 personally.

It should be a lot more straight forward, set the multiplier and away you go. Maybe the RAM speeds tbh, I remember reading that this gen of i7's aren't favorable to higher ram speeds, but maybe wrong.
 

Silent_Scone

ClioSport Club Member
  Evo 5 RS
As per our PM's mate.

For everyone else; good lord 780ti SLI is MONSTER. Incredible frame rates in everything. I'm able to inject awesome levels of antialiasing, which hugely improve image quality, and yet I'm unable to get any game to drop a single frame beyond what my eyes perceive as buttery smooth. FRAPS has verified this. I'm getting minimums of 80fps in situations where I'm purposely trying to break games, and frequently seeing a maxed 120fps (120hz monitor). Basically I'm a frame *****, and I'm over the moon with this setup, despite the system being an ageing i7 2600K. I don't benchmark these days though, so I'm not seeing any possible bottlenecks.

It's quite cool to note that such a system will be future proofed by the current consoles, and yet enable vastly superior image quality and frame rates for a very long time. I cannot imagine that my system will need more power for quite a few years to come. Not unless some games developer goes off the grid and makes something un-maxable. Like for example Crysis, as it was in its day. Good times ahead for consoles and PC.
Get another one and put them on water for true baller status. ;)


Overclock the sh*t out of them as well! One of mine does 1385mhz core on stock volts. Andy will concur though, I wouldn't go throwing around words like future proof...

*Cough* VRAM
 

SharkyUK

ClioSport Club Member
Get another one and put them on water for true baller status. ;)
Might as well use up a little bit of that money you had set aside for the Akrapovich... :p

Andy will concur though, I wouldn't go throwing around words like future proof...

*Cough* VRAM
Hmmm, yeah. That's a problem alright. A few games now are seeing issues where high-end cards with 6GB VRAM are being exhausted with not so desirable results. Still, the 780's should be good for a while yet. New changes to API's and what not will help a little and PC ballers and high-rollers (i.e. peeps in this thread) might have to cut back on the antialiasing a bit when running at 3,387,567 x 1,875,309 pixel resolutions...

Talking of 6GB cards, EVGA have just offered me a 'step-up' as part of their Step-Up (funnily enough) programme. Basically I can upgrade my card to a 6GB 780 for the difference in price between what I paid for mine new and the cost of the new 6GB card. The only problem is that I wouldn't get a SuperClocked one - just a 'standard' EVGA card based on nVidia reference.
 
  F82 M4
Might as well use up a little bit of that money you had set aside for the Akrapovich... :p


Hmmm, yeah. That's a problem alright. A few games now are seeing issues where high-end cards with 6GB VRAM are being exhausted with not so desirable results. Still, the 780's should be good for a while yet. New changes to API's and what not will help a little and PC ballers and high-rollers (i.e. peeps in this thread) might have to cut back on the antialiasing a bit when running at 3,387,567 x 1,875,309 pixel resolutions...

Talking of 6GB cards, EVGA have just offered me a 'step-up' as part of their Step-Up (funnily enough) programme. Basically I can upgrade my card to a 6GB 780 for the difference in price between what I paid for mine new and the cost of the new 6GB card. The only problem is that I wouldn't get a SuperClocked one - just a 'standard' EVGA card based on nVidia reference.
How does this Step-up business work? I bought an EVGA 680 brand new about a year ago.
 

Silent_Scone

ClioSport Club Member
  Evo 5 RS
Wolfenstein: New Order, at 1440p and Virtual Texturing on Ultra...without VT Compress enabled the game grinds to a hault. Also Watch Dogs is very VRAM intensive...albeit I believe that to be an engine flaw with texture streaming more than anything...

8GB VRAM on the new cards please!

Also Andy, that step-up is to the 780 GTX, not the Ti variant. So you'll be taking a couple steps back with less shaders / grunt. The SuperClock range is a bit of a jammy one, as they're only the same as reference cards with a slight bump in the core / memory clock. You can very easily just flash a reference Ti to the SC BIOS...

I do not think EVGA (or any vendor) are planning a 6GB Ti. The Titan Black is essentially the same PCB as the Ti with the extra memory and Double Precision (the Ti is laser cut) to boot...NV wouldn't want it to trample on The Black as the only reason to then buy one would be for the double precision, which no gamer is going to need.
 

Silent_Scone

ClioSport Club Member
  Evo 5 RS
Yep, although if you registered for the 6GB programme they were/are(?) willing to accept people as long as you have the extended warranty already.
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
Treated myself to a new board to replace my EVGA that I've had no end of problems with.

9dfb.jpg


Yes x79 is on its way out, but I have no plans to upgrade to x99, this machine should last a while yet!

Comparison shot.

qrfd.jpg


Shame really as the EVGA is such a good looking board.

ASUS has been rock solid though. ran my proper memory timings + speed straight out of the box, something the EVGA couldn't do after 6 months and 8 different BIOS'.
Great purchase! I bought my Asus Rampage III Extreme back in 2010 and I'm still using it this very day. Superb motherboards imo.

D.
 
  Not a 320d
Isn't 1.38v pretty high? Should be around 1.25 or so. I'd try 100x46 personally.

It should be a lot more straight forward, set the multiplier and away you go. Maybe the RAM speeds tbh, I remember reading that this gen of i7's aren't favorable to higher ram speeds, but maybe wrong.
Got 4.4GHz at 1.25v. Full 2400mhz RAM speeds. Stable (Hopefully!). Think ill leave it at that for now.
 

Nickson

ClioSport Club Member
They do these for the Black now as well...Bit late in the day for them IMO but hopefully this will be a new range for EK. CPU / Chipset / VRM cooling all rolled into one. Makes it much easier for routing tubing

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-091-TL&groupid=2180&catid=2191


Saw these!

Look bloody awesome. Wanted to put the board under water but couldn't be bothered with the extra tubing/routing so stuck with the CPU and GPU's.

Problem solved with that. Might get something similar for the next build! (Or even this one....)
 


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