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Old 08-30-2011, 11:25 AM   #91 (permalink)
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8 Core Bulldozers
Sorry if this has been mentioned before but games don't utilize more than 4 cores, most don't even use more than 2.
But, paying $300+ for bragging rights is personal preference.

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Old 08-30-2011, 12:38 PM   #92 (permalink)
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I'll probably get one of their Bulldozer 4 cores, depending on how they look. It's still too early to tell.


My friend keeps trying to talk me into using dual monitors. I'm already planning to put a 6950 into this system down the road and I'm going to upgrade my monitor from a DELL 22" to something bigger. What's the best size for gaming? I was leaning towards a 25" but he thinks I should get a 23 or 24 incher and pair it up with my old 22" so I can have dual monitors.

Are there really any advantages to running dual monitors? I know it doubles your field of vision in games, allegedly, but doesn't it also put more strain on your card? He was telling me for a little more than the price of a 25" I can get 2 23" LCDs. Is this something worth looking into?
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Going with dual monitor or single monitor is personal preference, and what you plan to use it on. As for me I watch a lot shows/movies on mine thus I prefer 1 big screen over 2 smaller ones.

If you are getting just one large one, get a 27"
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Going with dual monitor or single monitor is personal preference, and what you plan to use it on. As for me I watch a lot shows/movies on mine thus I prefer 1 big screen over 2 smaller ones.

If you are getting just one large one, get a 27"
I'm gonna use it/them for gaming mostly. I have a 32" LED HDTV for watching TV/movies on. I guess I'll have to think about it more, but I'm still leaning towards 24" or 25". I could probably do one of those and still pair my old 22" up with them.
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PC has been assembled for a while, running great. Have only had it freeze on me once or twice and that was after like 6 hours of gaming and the SSD reads at 128c. Only other problem I'm having is a CPU fan error. It's not detecting the CPU fan, I think my brother may have plugged it into a different fan slot or something. I'm using the Cooler Master V6-GT on an Asus Sabertooth 990FX Mobo. So far the only things I need now is to tweak my settings, possibly reconnect the fan or disable Q-Fan in the bios and I need to add a second hard drive. I've hooked my Logitech X-530 5.1 speakers to it and they sound pretty good, I'd invest in some true surround sound speakers but I just don't think it's worth it. I hooked up my Razer Lachesis and my Logitech G15 to game with, but I've since replaced my G15 with a G510 I got on discount. When I can afford it I'm buying a R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse and a Logitech G930 wireless headset, but for now I'm using the Lachesis and Logitech H390 usb headset.

I'll be adding in a spare 500GB HDD to put my games on, I won't be adding in a 1TB or larger HDD until I start filling up the 500GB drive first, I'm not a big downloader so I don't fill space up too fast.


My biggest planned upgrade will be going from this 5770 to a 6950, will be doing this when I can afford it, i.e. after I have a steady job which will hopefully be soon.


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Edit: I'm definitely going to have to buy a window unit for my room, this PC is a beast and it puts out a lot of heat for such a small room. Afraid I'll burn it out or cause myself to die of heat stroke if I were to ever get into a long gaming session on it, room gets well over 100f.
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Btw, SSDs rarely report their temp correctly. Chances are they'll never go much above room temperature.
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I kinda figured as much, cuz had it really been 128c I'm pretty sure it'd have fried.
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