Just my thoughts....
We haven't done this in a while......
Published on September 8, 2016 By RedneckDude In Personal Computing

I am currently running the following:


OS- Windows 10 Pro


CPU- AMD FX-8320  Octacore Socket AM3+ @ 3.5 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler

RAM- 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 580MHz (11-11-11-28)

Type DDR3
Size 8192 MBytes x2
Manufacturer G.Skill
Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part Number F3-12800CL10-8GBXL

Graphics-  (Thanks to a very good friend of mine)

BenQ GW2765 (2560x1440@60Hz) DVI-D
BenQ GW2765 (2560x1440@60Hz) DisplayPort


4096MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 290 (Reference card)





1863GB Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630 (SATA)
698GB Seagate ST3750525AS (SATA)


Case- Coolermaster HAF 932



Oops! Forgot the PSU

KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply



What you got? I know Jafo will bury me....  



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on Sep 11, 2016

i7 6700k / OC
Noctua NHD14
be quiet silentbase 800
be quiet dark power Pro 11 1200W
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (3 PCI-E x1, 3 PCI-E x16, 2 M.2, 4 DDR4 DIMM
Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 16 GB DDR4-2133 DDR4 SDRAM  (16-15-15-36 )
Supertalent Raid Drive Plus II 420GB PCI-E
Samsung SSD 850 PRO 250GB x2'
WD Elements 3TB @ 7200rpm x2
Silent Build with additional Fans
Win10x64 Pro
new GTX1080 ROG STRIX had a GTX 970 Strix before
MX board 6.0
Sennheiser HDR 170
AKG Perception 120 usb
Corsair M65
Teufel Concept E 450 5.1 
HP deskjet 2540 wireless
LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM DVD Burner thing...
Logitech HD 920C Pro Webcam
2x Iiyama ProLite 2773H 27" LCD x2 ( Still working but will get two new ones at the end of this year)


on Sep 11, 2016

on Sep 12, 2016

Thermaltake Level 10 VL300A9N1N Titanium Limited Edition Case [No.221]

Corsair ASX 1200I Platinum Certified 1200w Modular PSU

ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA2011v3 MotherBoard

Intel i7 5960x 3.00Ghz @3.50Ghz LGA2011v3 CPU

Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 LGA2011 CPU Cooler

32G Corsair Dominator Platinum [4x8G] 2666MHz DDR4 Ram


512G Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe x4 SSD

2 X 240G Corsair Neutron GTX SSD

1 X 3TB Western Digital Caviar Green Sata2 HD

2 X 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green Sata2 HD

Thermaltake eSports Level 10 M Hybrid Wireless/Wired Gaming Mouse


Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.


WEI is 7.8 ....max possible in Win 7 is 7.9


7,8? Time to upgrade then! Titan X SLI or bust!


I upgraded myself just 2 weeks ago, but i still have unopened shiny boxes in my room, cause i cant put it all together now, as i need my current computer to finish some work. Cause of the MOBO replacement i am going to do fresh Win 10 install (had to buy new license cause of it, grrrrr), which will in turn  require installing all my working apps and all apps in general anew too....

Anyway, right now i am still running:


i7 980x @3,78GHz cooled by Zalman CNPS 10X Performa cooler

gigabyte X58A UD7

24GB Kingston DDR3 XMP 1600MHz  (running at stock 1333 though)

Geforce GTX 580 

intel X25M gen2 80GB SSD

intel 530 250GB SSD

WD  Caviar Black 2TB

WD Caviar Green 2TB


all of that inside Fractal Design Define R2 Titanium powered by Seasonic S12D 750W...


bolded parts to be replaced probably next week by:


i7 6850K 3,6GHz cooled by Corsair H105 AiO (will try to OC the shit out of it, 4,4GHz with a bit of luck)

Gigabyte X99-P SLI

32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz DDR4

2x EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 FTW

Samsung EVO 250GB SSD

Samsung EVO 500GB SSD 


hurrah! the thing should render about 5x faster within Octane Render, so its going to be some workflow boost. Not to mention i will be able to play all the recent games i would want to at full details, something i havent been able since cca 2012. Not that i cared too much, but it was bit disheartening just 3 years (2013) in into the life of my previous rig to decrease the details to LOW on Call of Duty Ghosts and even then it ran like shit. May happen again 3 years down the road, but not now...



on Sep 12, 2016

Terry's machine...aka my old one.....[hand-me-downs are PC in the PC upgrading/expenditure game]...

Lian Li PC-A6010 case [black]

Antec TruePower Quattro 1000w PSU

ASUS P6T-se X58 i7 MoBo

Intel i7 920 2.66Ghz LGA1366 CPU

12G OCZ Triple [6x2G] PC12800 DDR3 Gold Ram

CoolerMaster V8 CPU Cooler

1TB Seagate Sata2 7200 HD [x2] [redundancy backup/data]

2TB Western Digital Caviar Green Sata2 HD [x2]

240G SanDisk SDSSDX240GG25 [for OS]

ACR-105 Multi card reader

LG Sata DVD-RW [x2][black]


Windows 10 Pro 64bit Anniv Ed.


WEI was 7.4 in Win 7 .... haven't rated since.



on Sep 12, 2016

I have a question, guys. I read on gaming sites that more than 8 GB of ram is overkill. Is this true?  Opinions wanted.....


I had 28 GB installed and reduced it to 16 after I read than more than 8 is overkill.

on Sep 12, 2016

8 GB is not overkill these days IMO. I wish I had 16 GB for GalCiv 3!

on Sep 12, 2016

I have 20 gigs in my desktop and 16 in my laptop and I don't play video games. 

on Sep 12, 2016


I have a question, guys. I read on gaming sites that more than 8 GB of ram is overkill. Is this true?  Opinions wanted.....


I had 28 GB installed and reduced it to 16 after I read than more than 8 is overkill.

Probably stated by people who are jealous because they don't have more than 8 ....or think they are using a game-only console.

If you do more than 'just' play solitaire you'll easily find circumstances where 8 is patently inadequate.

Example...currently of my 32 gig 22.3 is being used.

on Sep 12, 2016

Yes, 8 is minimalist at this point.  At what is basically an idle, I've got 5 soaked up right now.  When your internet browser can use a gig of ram, you can't do much of anything with less.  The more games get away from 32 bit limitations, the more 16 will be the low end of gaming machines.  I'll be doing 64 on my next system, it's too big of an unknown factor for me to do 32 again.  It would be very easy for a game like Ashes or GC3 to utilize 30 plus gigs of ram running super large maps.

on Sep 12, 2016

Put your other twelve back in that depends on how many opponents you want or how big you like your maps.

on Sep 12, 2016

I play games, but not online. I play alone.

on Sep 14, 2016

on Sep 15, 2016

I'm talking about galactic civilizations ai opponents. The maximum is 100.

on Sep 24, 2016

Operating System
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.20GHz    75 °C
    Bloomfield 45nm Technology
    12.0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 534MHz (8-8-8-20)
    ASUSTeK Computer INC. SABERTOOTH X58 (LGA1366)    49 °C
    VG248 (1920x1080@60Hz)
    2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (EVGA)    44 °C
    465GB Western Digital WDC WD50 02AALX-00J37A0 SCSI Disk Device (SATA)    40 °C
    1863GB Western Digital WDC WD20 02FAEX-007BA0 SCSI Disk Device (SATA)    35 °C
Optical Drives
    ATAPI iHAS524 B
    NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)

on Sep 24, 2016

I know Jafo will bury me....


[quote who="Jafo" reply="7" id="3649678"]
WEI is 7.8 ....max possible in Win 7 is 7.9


Told ya....


Happy birthday, Jafonator. 

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