A Dysfunctional Playground

Got a new PC

by Dude-Suit on Oct.02, 2012, under Blog

Haven’t put up a new post in little while. Been gaming and nothing really going on other than adding new tracks to Dude Suit Radio see link at top of page or to the right.

Doing a bit of gaming, playing Guild Wars 2 mainly and some Borderlands 2. But the big news I guess would be I finally upgraded and got a new pc. A pretty sweet little system, that did cost a pretty penny, but should hopefully last for a little while at least.

My old gaming pc was a AMD dual core 4200 with 2 gigs of ram and a EVGA Geforce GTX+ 9800 video card running Windows XP. I decided that instead of upgrading the operating system I may as well upgrade the entire thing so decided to go with a new pc and turn my old gaming pc into a fileserver/torrent seed box/etc and just use VNC to remote control it. I still have a linux box and of course my laptop for other things.


So the specs on the new system, for those that are curious this is all the parts that make up my new computer.

Newegg’s review of the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Gaming Case that I purchased for my new pc

Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Gaming Case
DVD Burner: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011
Motherboard:  ASUS P9X79 Pro Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ UEFI Bios, BT GO, SSD Caching, 7.1 HD Audio, Intel GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen3 PCIe x16 & 2 PCIe x1
Ram: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory / Patriot Viper 3 Intel Extreme Masters Edition
Hard Drive 1: 120 GB Kingston HyperX 3K SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD
Data Drive: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan
Video Card: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Edition 2G Ram
OS: Windows 7 Professional Edition
Power Supply: 850 Watts – Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus

Also got extra Case fans, you can look up each part on Youtube to find reviews and unboxing videos as well as benchmarks for each device.

As far as performance, it’s really insane in games like Eve Online I get over 700 frames per second In a DirectX10 game such as Sniper Elite V2 I get around 280-300 frames per second with all settings on high.

So the machine runs like a dream, and I find myself using EVGA Precision X software to put a “speed limit” on many games by putting a framerate limit of around 80 fps on games since there is no need for the card to run full blast using excess power or causing excess heat when not needed.

All in all a great system so far.

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