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What are the advantages of the 7870 Myst Edition?

it's just an LE version AFAIK

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What are the advantages of the 7870 Myst Edition?

it's just an LE version AFAIK

 

its a cut down 7950

its clocked slower than 7870 but is faster

i listed it specifically as its much the same price as other 7870 but has a clear advantage

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1639...conclusion.html

www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/01/powercolor_radeon_hd_7870_myst_edition_review/1#.URy2yWfZSI4

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5120/powe...view/index.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D...ahiti_LE/1.html

 

 

edit

trimmed this build a bit

 

Low Budget Gamer 1 CPU Review | GPU Review

CPU/MB Option AMD quad A8-5600K UNLOCKED 3.6Ghz (3.9GHz Turbo), 4MB $111 ASRock FM2A75M-DGS $73=$184

CPU/MB Option Intel dual i3 3220 LOCKED Dual Core 3MB $116 With ASRock H71M-DGS $45=$161

CPU/MB Option Intel quad i5 3470 LOCKED (3.6GHz Turbo) Quad Core 6MB $185 With ASRock B75M $59=$244

RAM 4g 1600 $20 - OR - 2x4g $40

GPU 6670 1g $69 - OR - 7770 1g $109 - OR - GTX650Ti-GS $149 - OR - 7850 2G $179 - OR - 7870 2G Myst Edition $229

HDD 500GB 7200rpm $57

DVD sata dvd $18

PSU Corsair VS450 $49

CASE CoolerMaster Elite 334U $39

TOTAL $344-IGP (ok for a start but for gaming get a gpu quick) $413-676

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added a new build

 

Gryphon

CPU Intel i5-4670K 3.4GHz 6MB $270 - OR - i7-4770K 3.5GHz 8MB $384

MB ASRock Z87M PRO4MB $125 - OR - ASUS Gryphon Z87 $174

RAM 2x4G 2400 $89 - OR - 2x8G $170

GPU 7950 3G $285-1GHz $308 - OR - 7970 oc 3G $389 - OR - GTX 780 3G $729

HDD/SSD 2Tb 7200RPM TOSHIBA 3Y $92 - OR - 240\256g SSD $185+

DVD DVD SATA $18

PSU Seasonic X-560 80Plus Gold 560W $139

CASE Silverstone TJ08-E $99

HSF (optional) NZXT Havik 140 $69

TOTAL $832-igp $1117-$1967

 

edit

high end build has been upgraded from this

High End

CPU i7-3770K 3.5GHz/8M/22nm $331 (for a gaming only rig stick with 3570k)

MB ASUS Sabertooth Z77 $245

RAM G.Skill Trident X F3-2400C10D-16GTX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 $145

GPU's (One or Two) 7950 3G $295 - OR - 7970 3g $388 - OR - GTX 780 3G $729 - OR - GTX TITAN 6G $1316

SSD 480Gb Sandisk Extreme SSD $369 - OR - Samsung 512GB SSD 840 Pro $529

DVD Pioneer BDR-208 15X Blu-Ray Write $90

PSU Corsair AX760 Platinum $229 - OR - Corsair AX860i Platinum $279

CASE Silverstone Fortress FT02B Black USB 3.0 $239

HSF NH-D14 $84

TOTAL $2026-4574

 

to this

 

High End

CPU Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz $389 (for a gaming only rig stick with 4670k)

MB ASUS Sabertooth Z87 $319

RAM G.Skill Trident X F3-2400C10D-16GTX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 $174

GPU's (One or Two) 7950 3G $285 - OR - 7970 3g $375 - OR - GTX 780 3G $729 - OR - GTX TITAN 6G $1199

SSD Samsung 840 500G $388 - OR - Samsung 512GB SSD 840 Pro $499

DVD Pioneer BDR-208 15X Blu-Ray Write $89

PSU Corsair AX760 Platinum $219 - OR - Corsair AX860i Platinum $269

CASE Silverstone Fortress FT02B Black USB 3.0 $249

HSF NH-D14 $84

TOTAL $1911-igp $2196-4470

 

itx build should be done soon now that itx z87 mb have started to popup

and value gamer to i guess just wish mb prices would settle a little

 

edit reworked small pc 2

Small pc 2

CPU i5 3570K 3.4GHz/6M/22nm $225 - OR - i7-3770K 3.5GHz/8M/22nm $330

MB Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI $136 - OR - ASRock Z77E-ITX $165 - OR - ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe $229

RAM 2x4G 1600 $40 - OR - 2x8G 1600 $69 - OR - 2x8G 2400 $149

GPU Optional

SSD samsung 830 256\512G $199\399

DVD SATA dvd $16 - OR - Pioneer BDR-207DBK $109 (FT03 Requires a slot load drive which are not easy to find)

CASE\PSU Lian Li PC-Q08B $125 - Seasonic X-400 Fanless $169 - OR - Silverstone FT03B-MINI-ITX $149 - Silverstone ST45SF-G 450W SFX $115

TOTAL $910-1510

 

now

 

Small pc 2

CPU Intel i5-4670K 3.4GHz 6MB $270 - OR - i7 4770K 3.5GHz $389

MB Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI $159 - OR -ASRock Z87E-ITX $189

RAM 2x4G 1600 $65 \ 1866 $75 \ 2400 $89 - OR - 2x8G $95\$140\$170

GPU Optional

SSD Samsung 250GB 840 $184 - OR - Samsung 256GB SSD 840 Pro $244 - OR - Samsung 840 500G $388 - OR - Samsung 512GB SSD 840 Pro $499

DVD SATA dvd $16 - OR - Pioneer BDR-208 15X Blu-Ray Write $89

PSU SeaSonic 350W OEM V3 Gold $69 - OR - Seasonic 400w Platinum Fanless $179

CASE\PSU Lian Li PC-Q08B $125 - - OR - Silverstone FT03B-MINI-ITX $149

TOTAL $841-1664

Edited by Dasa

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Hey guys, Looking at upping my graphics card count from 1 to 2.

 

I currently have a Gigabyte 7970 (pre GHz editions) and was going to buy an XFX 280X to Crossfire with the 7970.

 

I currently have an Antec 620W High Current Gamer PSU, which I think has all the appropriate cables and spots to run crossfire... but will the wattage be enough?

 

It all would be going into the follwoing system:

i7 920 with a Thermalright Ultra 120 cooler- Slightly OCd to 3.2Ghz - Want to get an all in one water loop to OC it further...

Gigabyte X58 UD5 M/B

4GB of DDR3 - Need to upgrade this too, was triple channel 6GB but one stick died.

Running triple 24" screens, hence why the single 7970 is only just cutting it for some games now...

 

Thoughts? any other options that would be better for me to pursue?

 

Thanks guys.

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280x should crossfire well with the 7970 but for best results you want to try set them to run the same clock speed

 

system will probably use under 620w but your cutting it to fine you really want 750-850w

your psu only has two 6+2 pin pci-e connectors and its best not to use adapters on such high end gpu

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Cool mate, thanks. If I go through with the purchase I over/under clock the cards to be the same for sure.

 

Would something like the Silverstone Strider 750W be a good choice? Has 2 x 8 pin and 2 x 6 pin connectors.

 

Much appreciated.

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Green Machine (yep im bored)

 

Intel Core i5 4690S $259 - OR - i7 4790S $359

ASUS H97I-PLUS $129

G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 1.25V $105

eVGA GTX750TI $182 (hopefully close to the nvidia reference which has much lower power use than the non reference)

SAMSUNG 850 Pro 512GB $430US

SeaSonic 400W Fanless 80Plus Platinum $189

BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Case Green with Window $89 (its not a green pc without a ugly green case)

Noctua NF-A14 ULN 140mm Fan $28 0.48w (toss the stock case fans)

Silverstone Heligon HE02 Passive $85

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Any chance we could add specs for a Photoshop/CAD/3D rendering build?

 

Any chance we could add specs for a Photoshop/CAD/3D rendering build?

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Any chance we could add specs for a Photoshop/CAD/3D rendering build?

 

Any chance we could add specs for a Photoshop/CAD/3D rendering build?

thats probably the high end build perhaps not overclockable though so you may want a quieter case with less airflow and you wouldnt need such a powerful gpu

or maybe small pc 2

 

just depends what you want from it

if the budget is big and you want to speed up render times you could go with a six core skt2011 cpu

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Dasa,

 

Need an office build, for someone, they have small horizontal cases at the moment I think they are actually HP desktops.

Need something that will run 2 monitors 1080p, can use multiple programs at once, mostly internet, a few office programs, word.

No wifi, gigabit lan, SSD is not a must.

HDD space isn't a must, it will be connected to the server for backups.

Must run windows 7-8

WIll be running 24/7

Budget around 500-800 box only.

 

Cheers.

 

EDIT: Annnd I just saw the office build you updated last year.

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yep that office build is still ok other than the intel cpu have been replaced with a new revision that requires a bios update on the mb or a h97 mb

 

i should probably just make it a nuc like this with no moving parts

GB-BXBT-2807 $171.6

Crucial 4G 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM 1.35V $45

Samsung 840BW EVO 120G $87

$303

 

but for multiple monitors you may need to step up to Intel D34010WYK NUC Barebone $335

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA $96

$476

 

or go your standard big pc

Celeron G1840 $48

ASRock H97M $104

4d ddr3 $43

Samsung 840BW EVO 120G $87

SOHO 6613B3 Case with Seasonic 350W Gold $89

$371

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Thanks Dasa

 

looks like I might go with the standard pc, as then you can add remove parts etc.

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just depends what you want from it

if the budget is big and you want to speed up render times you could go with a six core skt2011 cpu

Would I need such an expensive Mobo considering OC will not be done?

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not overclocking makes things cheaper how about you create a new build thread on the forum give us all you details with budget any existing parts that can be used what software you will be running and if you have any preference on case size\noise and the people around here can give you some advice on a build that is tailored to your needs

 

till then if you want to look at something to give you an idea there is some solid builds here although there is a few things i would tweak

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/rmp_sg_whirlp...tasking_configs

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ok i have updated the builds and am having a crack at a rendering build

can you make sense of it or have i tried to cram to much into one?

if anyone knows of some more recent opencl benchmarks using real apps i would love to see them

 

CPU/MB Option 1 Xeon E3 1231 V3 3.4-3.8GHz (I7 With no IGP) $289 - OR - i7 4790 3.6-4.0GHz $339 & ASRock H97M-Pro4 $108

CPU/MB Option 2 i7 4790K 4.0-4.4GHz $409 & Asus Z97M-PLUS $142

CPU/MB Option 3 i7 4930K $659 & Asus P9X79-LE X79 8xDDR3 $245

RAM 2x8 16G 1600 c9 $195 - OR - 4x8 32G $390

GPU R7 250 1GB $69 - OR - R7 260X 2GB $145 - OR - R9 280 3G $259 OpenCL is the future But if your using old CUDA software look at gtx750/750ti

SSD 3y warranty Samsung 250GB\500GB\1TB EVO $165/322/$525 - OR - Samsung XP941 256/512GB M.2 $368/$675

SSD 10y warranty Samsung 850 Pro 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB us$130/230/430/730

HDD 3y warranty Toshiba 1/2/3/4/5TB $65/94/129/192/279

HDD 5y warranty Hitachi Ultrastar 1/2/3/4/6TB $89/185/269/359/820

PSU Seasonic G Series 360W $85 - OR - Seasonic G series 550W (for 4930k & 280) $115

CASE Silverstone PS09 $45 - OR - Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 $85 - OR - Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 (atx needed for i7 4930) $119

CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO $34 (Optional except with 4930k)

Total $917-IGP $936-3371

 

found someone that tested there gtx670 4g vs 290 in adobe premier cc with cuda performance vs opencl

the difference is small but then so is the difference between gtx650 and titan with just cuda in other premier reviews

http://www.dslrfilmnoob.com/2014/04/26/ope...-rendering-test

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well its missing the k but

GB-BXi7-4770R

Ultra compact PC design - 0.79L (62 x 111.4 x 114.4 mm)

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well its missing the k but

GB-BXi7-4770R

Ultra compact PC design - 0.79L (62 x 111.4 x 114.4 mm)

haha true.

 

What if I already have the CPU tho and just want everything else?

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well then your probably looking at something like this

M350 Universal Mini-ITX enclosure

(192 x 210 x 62mm , 2.5L)

http://www.mini-box.com.au/M350%20Universa...0enclosure.html

with a pico psu

http://www.mini-box.com.au/PICOPSU-150-XT.html#

 

that case may get a bit hot though since its only rated for up to 65w cpu

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ok i have updated a build with some color to help break it up a bit and make it easier to read

so... how does it look?

any tips to make it better before i do more? easier to do it once and do it right

 

thanks

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