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  • HD7950 crossfire .... nearly there !

    Hi guys
    Well i would of done this build sooner,however with my wife in hospital it was hard to find any spare time... but over 2 nights i managed to get 95% of the build done ( with just cable management to be completed ) but its fully working with windows 7 64bit and the following specs :
    CORE I7 2600K MSI Z77 GAMING (1155) 16GB DDR3 KINGSTON (1333MHZ) 2 X MSI RADEON HD7950,S IN CROSSFIRE 256GB SAMSUNG EVO SSD (BOOT DRIVE) 2 X 1TB HDD (STORAGE) 2 X SAMSUNG WRITERMASTER DVDRW 620W SEASONIC EVO PSU (MODULAR) COOLERMASTER COSMOS S 6 X 120MM LED FANS AND 1 X 200MM SIDE FAN FRONT USB 3.0 PANEL PCI USB 3.0 CARD

    the coolermaster cosmos S has to be the easiest case ive ever worked with and i was also suprised how well the 620w seasonic evo managed when running the two HD7950,s in crossfire .... temps are 29c cpu idle and 20c idle gpu temps,however im still not sure this is correct but as its whats reported in the catylyst cc it must be right
    the cpu isnt the latest tech but gets the job done ( and got it for just 55 from ebay ) ..... and i was give the 256gb ssd by my neighbour who had upgraded to a 1tb ssd ........ the coolermaster TX3 i allready had and performs well especially with MX-4 .......

    the motherboard is one of the best components and the msi z77 gaming was bought for just 75 from ebay .... im amazed by the included extras such as the killer nic and the soundblaster cinema .... its as good as a motherboard than i would ever need
    my next planned upgrade is another 256gb ssd and then run the two of them in raid 0 ... allthough the single 256gb samsung evo ssd is amazingly fast anyway ........ but on a downside the 32nm i7 2600k limits me to a maximum ram speed of 1866mhz ... but this doesnt seem to matter as the pc is fairly powerful and runs all my games at 60+ fps on my 32" lcd monitor ( 1920x1080 )
    finally finished build in case :

    peace guys !
    Intel core i5 3330 3.0ghz,8GB XMS3 1333MHZ (2 X 4GB),MSI R9 270x,128gb SSD (boot) + 1tb wd sata ,msi z77a-g41 mobo,asus xonar dgx ,520w seasonic psu,aerocool xpredator x1 devil red chassis

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    Nice upgrade! The chip is actually limited to roughly 2133 but not many get that high. 2000 is a safe bet.
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    • #3
      idk every sandy i played with had no trouble doing 2133 but none would not get much past 2200mhz.

      maybe i was lucky with my dimms idk? iirc they only supported 1600mhz officially mind so...

      @tehsnail i can believe those temps dude, my 7950 was so cool running, even when i maxed the volts out it would still not get much past 70c regardless of what abuse i threw at it

      i cant wait to see how well it scores in the benchmark threads
      "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
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