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My new rig

January 11th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Lately it was time again to replace my old mid-range PC by a faster one. The old contains a Intel Core i5-750 on an Asus P7P55D board combined with 4 GB DDR 1333 Ram , a HD4890, 128 GB Vertex 2 SSD and 2 TB Seagate Barracude 7200.10 drive.

The new one now offers the best hardware which was yet not too expensive: Intel Core i7-2700K on a Asus P8z68-V/Gen3 paired with 8 GB DDR3 1600 and a HD6970. For storage I chose a Samsung MZ-7PC128D 128 GB SSD and a Seagate Green Barracude (5900/min) with 2 TB of space.

All single components (except for the 2 TB drive) already have around twice the performance of the old one.

So I might be able to play all the games I bought lately on full details, yay (CoD MW3, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Saints Row the Third,…Wink

Edit: Just overclocked my CPU to 4.5 GHz for all cores. That’s 1 GHz more without turbo-mode and 900 MHz more with maximum TurboMode Clock for all cores simultaneously.. No Vcc increase was necessary and performance increased by more than 30% (as the power consumption did simultaneously). To my knowledge, the i7-2700k is capable of around 5 GHz and more but my cooling is not that sufficient anymore (EKL Alpenföhn Himilaya)



This rig is AWESOME! Seriously. The CPU runs generally at 3.5 GH. With turbo boost it OCs one Core to 3.9 GHz, two to 3.8 GHz, three to 3.7 GHz and four to 3.6 GHz. Now it runs at 4.5 GHz for all four cores simultaneously without any performance or heat issues (+ 1 GHz to nominal clock). And I know it is capable of an OC to 5.4 GHz (water cooling is necessary beyond 5 GHz). I speak out my respect to Intel and their genious CPUs. I’ve never been that capable of OC with any AMD CPU I ever owned.

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  1. January 11th, 2012 at 17:59 | #1

    Your old rig is still better than mine. Unless a 5670 is better than a 4850.

  2. January 11th, 2012 at 21:06 | #2

    Yeah, it wasn’t a bad setup though. But since I have noticed my HDD going to die soon and my GFX-Card also producing errors and being slow I thought about getting a whole new rig. But for that I didn’t want to buy a midrange PC this time so I took the best components of the high-end region with best prices.
    Also I’m quite sure a 5670 is faster than a 4850 but not probably a 4890 (my old one).

  3. February 17th, 2012 at 17:26 | #3

    I even wonder how much FPS you get on games. I’ve got a HD6970 on a Q6600 CPU (which is overclocked to 3.24 GHz thanks to Stealthrider). GTA IV runs on 40/50 fps average on max. Like most of the games run around 40/60 fps. (except for source games, they run above 200 fps for me :V).

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