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Everything posted by TtFr33k

  1. did a little CPU O/C'ing tonight, got a validated 4.9Ghz on a little 120mm AIO doing some playing around tomorrow, aiming for a stable 5Ghz on the AIO, and over the weekend, aiming to break 11.5-12k on firestrike, by trying to fix my current GPU O/C stability issues. stay tuned! http://valid.canardpc.com/le3ktv
  2. so, this is kind of a big deal. from the start, the goal has been to break 10k on firestrike for the smallest amount possible, while still building a PC that people will admire, and be envious of. as the hardware stands, i think ive now accomplished that. http://www.3dmark.com/fs/4809986
  3. so, just ran a small, very quick benchmark with 100Mhz GPU O/C and 75Mhz memory O/C as the "budget" aspect of Galactus stands, ive spent a grand total of $1,250 to get this far. not too shabby if i do say so myself.
  4. ....sideways photos i dont understand why they are sideways. everything shows them as portrait, even the sample when uploading, then BAM they are landscape o_0 any ideas?
  5. so, ive finally grown tired of my Antec 620w HCG, and decided i needed a new PSU, so i can finally start stretching the legs of the 8350 and the 7990. now, my usual stockist (and hopefully soon to be sponsor) currently dont have the 1050w DPS, 1050w Grand or 1200w Grand in stock, so this has led me to a "temporary" solution. introducing the lovely EVGA 1200w P2 Platinum Installation pics to soon follow
  6. so uhh....in an interesting turn of events, ive just realized that my Sapphire 7990 isnt just any old 7990, but actually an Engineering Sample o.0 GPU-Z to confirm http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details.php?id=7h4yh still trying to decide what it all means. haha.
  7. picked up the Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD and another 8GB of G.Skill Trident-X giving us a total end-result of 16GB @2400Mhz CL11 needless to say, it looks sexy also, CrystalDiskMark's first benchmark with the Savage. second Savage, and RAID 0 to come Wednesday/Thursday next week
  8. ill check it out! ToughPower is a little bland for my liking though, which is why i decided on the 1050w DPS. will be ripping the gold grill out though, and spray it red
  9. 2 way race between Stuart and Suchao in my eyes. Nick, Andy and Richi's builds are overall pretty average, Mathieu's looks great, but a little underwhelming. i really hope people vote objectively.
  10. so, once again, things have changed a little. that money thing is a real pain in the ####. 8GB of G.Skill Trident-X 2400Mhz ordered, as well as a new, sexy Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD. unfortunately, only one in stock, so no RAID 0 yet have got a line on a second 7990 as well, hopefully will get that deal closed next week, and the 1050w DPS ordered. will post photos once SSD and RAM are picked up
  11. yeah, ive spent the past couple of weeks trying to find some ram that looks just as good, apart from Avexir's ram, ive not had alot of luck i seriously considered using the Avexir Blitz, but for some reason, i just dont think it will "suit" the overall build. the look/coloring of the Trident-X really matches up well with the Formula V. maybe if i do an MSI mobo build next, ill use the Blitz
  12. hey everyone, just wanted to give an update, since its been a while. have been flat-out with a new job, but Galactus is by no means forgotten. Ram is getting upgraded to 16GB G.Skill Trident-X @2400Mhz this week, Thermaltake 1050w DPS is getting done next week (with custom sleeved cables soon to follow at a later time) and then the week after that (assuming i can find one) ill be adding the second Sapphire 7990
  13. yeah, it was very much right place, right time. a guy ive dealt with a few times in the past had it, and he was looking to clear out a ton of other stuff, some hard haggling, and some cold hard cash, and we were both very happy men
  14. though, if you ever find one that hasnt been abused, id highly recommend jumping on it. they are in the price range of a low GTX970, or a R9 290x i paid $450AUD for mine, but that included a brand new, never used XSPC waterblock for it (which was valued at $100) so really, i paid $350 for what is one of the best GPU's of all time, and still eats everything up for breakfast
  15. dont worry, im pretty sure ill be drooling as well! even just the thought of it, not to mention the price:performance just gives me a HUGE geek ####. i mean, why SLI GTX970's, when you can CF the 7990, and get MUCH better performance? next step is gonna be the 1050w DPS (or maybe the new 1200w Toughpower Platinum) just so i can really stretch the legs of the single 7990, then its onto Riing fans, and then HOPEFULLY ive found a second, non-WC 7990 by that stage
  16. i dont blame you got it practically unused as well ^^, now i just need to find a second one :'( sorry for a lack of updates, project has stalled while i sort out some financials and other biz, should be back on track within a couple of weeks
  17. you would be correct! Sapphire 7990, as new, used once just for a benchmark now to find a second one >.>
  18. weird, because i manually re-orientate them before posting. will have another mess around. in other news (will update with better photos, im just excited!) guess the new beast?
  19. why do half my images keep orientating sideways on the forum? o_O
  20. Just a tiny "stopgap" upgrade today to keep Galactus flowing. just a little Patriot Blaze 60GB SSD this is just to get some SSD speeds rocking for now. $45 brand new, who can complain? sometime next weekend, we should have something red, black and very "reference" in design, before it runs in CrossFire. can anyone guess what it is?
  21. thanks Andy! still toying around with some ideas to make it a little more unique, considering a shrould (again with the Tt logo) to cover all the HDD bays. and actually considering dropping the 7950's for something a little more.....interesting
  22. 2013. who doesnt like a tank?
  23. update with some photos that are a bit better
  24. Hey guys, i know that 100 Red Riing 12 fans are getting pre-delivered this week to Australia, and im desperate for them. is anyone here one of the select few? willing to part with them at a premium? i need 5 D:
  25. i....really need to think of better usernames :'( so, Hi guys! ill do a little intro first, my name is Drew, 26 Australian, ive just started running my own, small PC business. long walks on the beach....but you want to know my build? (apologies for the terrible photos, ill be shooting new ones soon) may i introduce "Project Galactus" a 3-stage build, to show you dont need to spend a fortune, to build a world eater CPU: AMD FX-8350 (currently running 4.5Ghz) Cooler: Thermaltake 2.0 Pro with NiC C5 fans (Push/Pull) ive gone with the C5 fans for better CFM, and a nicer look Mobo: ROG Crossfire V Formula Z RAM: G.Skill Trident-X 2400Mhz 2x4GB GPU: Sapphire 7950 PSU: 620w Antec HCG -Stage 2- (expected completion time, 2-3weeks) 240GB SSD (brand yet to be determined) RAM upgrade to 16GB G.Skill's or Avexir Blitz 1.1 16GB 2x8GB 2133Mhz (waiting to hear back from them, to see if they do 4x4GB) PSU Upgraded to Thermaltake 1050w DPS G 2 more Sapphire 7950's (3 total) with custom black backplates Red and Black cable extensions, all combed. Try to get as close to a stable 6Ghz as possible -Stage 3- 5x Thermaltake red Riing 12's custom front plate, removing the mesh, replacing with sheet aluminium, with a big Tt CnC cut into it, LED lit to the Thermaltake colors All up, its set to cost me around $1200 to put Galactus together, using a combination of new and quality second hand parts. i think that covers pretty much everything im doing, if i remember any more, ill let you know Edit: im really sorry for the potato photos, please dont hurt me
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