Normal use it doesn't hit 85C for long. Just the occasional spike. Average temp is low 50s.
Haven't played anything too new. Bioshock Infinite at 1080p on ultra doesn't drop below 60 fps. Same thing for Dishonoured. I've been pretty busy and haven't got anything newer in my Steam Library.
Adafruit, very handy reference and looks great too.
Because both my wife and I had one and now they huddle together in that shelf reminiscing about back when they were used regularly.
Yep, Gigabyte Gaming G1. 312mm! It is tight and was very difficult to rotate in. Probably would have been easier to do without the PSU in the way but I'd already had everything together for a couple weeks without the 970.
There are a lot of specific hoops you'll have to jump through to make sure it fits. The PSU will likely need to be 140mm or have the modular ports in the same arrangement as this Seasonic. If you read some of the other Node 304 builds you'll see.
I'll try to add more photos this weekend to show just how close everything is.
Yeah, but the advantage between 2 and 4 cores isn't that huge. Tom's hardware did a review with benchmarks and it depends on the game but it wasn't a huge difference.
I'm more likely to go down the i7 road anyway because I'll be running CAD software and FEA really benefits from the extra cores and hyperthreading.
It was a pain to find ram that was less than 1.5" high and I'll probably end up using this computer to do CAD work at some point so the extra ram will be appreciated.
There are very few games that are optimized for more than two cores right now anyhow. I'll sit on the G3258 for a year or so before replacing it with an unlocked i5/i7 to boost performance if required.
Ding! Ding! Ding! I just didn't want to shell out for an i7 when not enough games demand it!
I also had a hard time finding ram that was going to be less than 1.5" high so I just bought a 16 GB kit to be done with it.
So far the only game that it might suffer with is BF4, but I don't play that so I'll more than likely never run into performance issues with the games I play.
I intend on eventually replacing the G3258 with an unlocked i5 or i7 in a year or so if more games require multi-thread but for now I'm very happy to put that cash into the 970.
Needed the storage now and its called sales tax.
Cheap and not going to hold me back much running at 4.7 Ghz
Yeah it was a tight fit and definitely not something to rush!
I have overclocked the pentium. It is at 4.7 GHz and only because of hitting my comfortable temperatures. Upgrade path is watercooling for the cpu and maximizing what I'm able to get out of the G3258 before eventually replacing it with a i5/i7.