OC3D @ i43 Part 2

Main Winner

OC3D @ i43 Part 2

Main Winner

Ian Swain was our main winner and so got a huge collection of shiny new hardware to turn his dusty old rig into one that anyone would be happy to own.

When we say dusty, we mean it. I'm sure we've all been there. Those standard case + hardware combos don't inspire us to clean them as often as we ought.

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It was so dusty in there we half expected to find Miss Havisham. In the best traditions of not wanting to leave anything behind, he was welcome to have his dust back.

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And now our resident screwdriver expert gets to work, gutting the old case ready to transplant the hardware into a shiny new Fractal.

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Thank god that's the last we see of this case. Time to fill the new one with Noctua fans.

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Most Recent Comments

22-08-2011, 00:17:17

TerrabyteX
Yeah i have uber-high reservations on the ASRock one. I even read around 20 reviews all were like very good/great or top pick but i STILL can't find myself to pay for it. Thanks for the alternatives MDZ. I really plan on getting chipset Z68 only ( if i wanted p67 i'dd pay more for a asus maximus . is the rest of the pc okay ?

22-08-2011, 00:40:29

MDZ
Everything else seems fine, not really interested in a SSD ? :)

22-08-2011, 01:39:46

TerrabyteX
Already have a OCZ Vertex 2 for the intel SSD cache :P

22-08-2011, 01:54:40

Excalabur50
The Gigabyte Z series of boards are good and when ivybridge are released next year you can put it straight in and do a bios update to unlock pcie3 so seriously look at gigabyte z's

22-08-2011, 14:16:38

TerrabyteX
I can do that with Asus too or ASROCK

23-08-2011, 22:59:28

TerrabyteX
Thanks everyone i ordered my pc, should arrive Friday-Monday.

24-08-2011, 07:28:09

Rastalovich


yeah i read gtx590 Has OC problems that one burned after 1.0V o.0 . The faulty performance might be due to drivers in games and the OC might have been a faulty board or a test board. Probably gigabyte has fixed that ( i hope :-s ). Thanks Excalabur i'll check the corsair 1200 ! Mainly i don't plan on OCing the 590 unless i hit a game that i have under 30-40 fps on 1920x1080 full high details.



If I'm outlaying nice cash on all these bits, I'm not settling for a 1920x1080 screen. I'd be getting a pc monitor that does 1920x1200. Forget this marketing "FULLHD" 1920x1080, that's aimed at TV people.

24-08-2011, 12:24:56

Lollipop


If I'm outlaying nice cash on all these bits, I'm not settling for a 1920x1080 screen. I'd be getting a pc monitor that does 1920x1200. Forget this marketing "FULLHD" 1920x1080, that's aimed at TV people.



Why? The picture ain't getting better because of that and the monitor will just cost laods more

24-08-2011, 13:21:11

Kara


Why? The picture ain't getting better because of that and the monitor will just cost laods more




Slightly higher resolution and lower ms rate, tbh I don't see the point as well I'm perfectly happy using my tv as a monitor, which costs less and provides me with the capability of watching tv as well.

25-08-2011, 08:21:23

TerrabyteX
Well with the budget i had that BenQ at 230$ was the cheapest best i could get that had at least 2ms G-to-G and looked good. Read some reviews about it and i am pleased. My second option without spending more money ( wich i cant afford atm ) is an Asus 24" that has the extra 120 pixels. I don't know what to say about it. it's cheaper by 20$ and i can't find any decent reviews of it on. The Model is Asus VH242H. What do you guys think of it ?
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