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Kenneth P.

Kenneth P.

Joined on 08/22/12

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Most Favorable Review

Good upgrade from my 280X

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB G1 Gaming OC Edition
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB G1 Gaming OC Edition

Pros: All my games are run at 2560x1080 so it's an 21:9 ultra wide 1080p panel. Card is also in OC mode BF4 - all settings ultra with 155% resolution scale avg 65fps Kerbal - every possible setting maxed including light cascades avg 145fps BF3 - all settings maxed avg is capped by games engine with GPU core@45% GTAV - all maxed except fxaa including advanced graphics except resolution scale avg 55fps Battlefield Bad Company 2 - maxed (including nvidia control center) again maxed the games engine with GPU core @38% Note all games that were able to cap the engine. The core percentage what while v-sync'd @60Hz Hottest it has gotten was 75C playing GTAV with the core at 99%. Albeit it a quite warm room though. Card is very quiet. If I remember correct my ASIC was 78.6 but in OC mode it boosted up to 1390MHz core.

Cons: As for the mentioned coil whine. My only experience with it was the loading screen for watch dogs.

Overall Review: i5-4690k turbo'ed @ 3.9GHz Gigabyte 980 ti Corsair 2x4GB @1600MHz MSI krait Z97S 2x 250GB Kingston SSD's in RAID 0 AC-850 Dual Band Adaptor 1TB storage drive NZXT Phantom original in white

Most Critical Review

Great but...

GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P (rev. 1.0) AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P (rev. 1.0) AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: It seems to be well designed

Cons: when i overclock my CPU on this motherboard i get green artifacts on my screen

7 Years in use with 2x6870, 2x280x, 980Ti, and now an 1080Ti and 8700k both overclocked.

Rosewill BRONZE Series, RBR1000-MS, 1000W Semi-Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE, Blue LED Dual-Ball-Bearing Fan, ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V, SLI & CrossFire Ready, Black
Rosewill BRONZE Series, RBR1000-MS, 1000W Semi-Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE, Blue LED Dual-Ball-Bearing Fan, ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V, SLI & CrossFire Ready, Black

Overall Review: Title says it all 7 years in and no issues to date.

Overall Decent Upgrade

Intel Core i5-4690K - Core i5 4th Gen Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 88W Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop Processor - BX80646I54690K
Intel Core i5-4690K - Core i5 4th Gen Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 88W Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop Processor - BX80646I54690K

Pros: Some simulation games get much higher frame rates some almost double especially FSX and kerbal. As for AAA games like BF4 my FPS went up slightly BUT it stays there with little to no dips.

Cons: The stock cooler isn't enough once the stock turbo boost of 3.9GHz kicks in. I will easily hit 72C which is uncomfortable for me. I will be soon hooking up my H60 that was used in my old CPU. (Listed Below)

Overall Review: I went from an FX-8120 OC'ed @3.7GHz to this 4690k