Originally Posted by tumult
Would love to hear more specifics on the components you added/upgraded especially the cpu and graphics card.
The full specs of my PC after the upgrades are as follows; this is more or less a copy and paste from another thread but whatever...
*CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k OC'd @ 4.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
*CPU Fan - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
*Mobo - EVGA 130-SB-E675-KR ATX LGA1155
*Mem - G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
*HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
*SSD - Crucial M4 128GB 2.5"
*Graphics - 2 MSI Radeon HD Twin Frozr 6950's in Crossfire
*Sound - Auzentech Forte 7.1 with I/O drive
*Case - COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower
*Power Supply - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850W
*Optical Drive- Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
*Monitor- 27" Samsung S27A550H LED
*Operating System- Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Bit
*Keyboard- SteelSeries 7G
*Mouse- Razor Mamba 4G 2012 Edition
*Mouse Pad- SteelSeries QcK (Heavy)
Basically I added the new PSU...upgraded from a 600W which I should have just ordered from the start (this build is relatively new). There really shouldn't have been any need to go upgrading stuff already, but...as things would have it one Twin Forzr just wasn't enough. So...anyways...with the addition of the second graphics card I also added the new fan and OC'd the processor.
Here's a pic pre-cable management and another of the setup in general.
ALSO...on another note...for those of you that have had problems with Auzentech Sound Cards - not only did they send me back an additional HT HD sound card with the return of my initial RMA'd Forte - they just cut me a check for a full refund for having problems with their cards. For some reason their cards make a static hissing noise whenever you change from game mode to entertainment mode and vice versa. I didn't really experience this problem with the HT HD but I only had it in for a minute to see if there was any difference in sound quality. For the time being I ended up getting the Forte to work by wrapping the bracket that attaches to the case in electric tape - maybe something to do with the grounding, I dunno. I don't even think they know
Originally Posted by N8DOGG
fun isn't it! LOL
If anyone wants a Auzentech HT HD or a Cooler Master 600W Silent Pro PSU for cheap PM for details.