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Hey guys, i asked for your advice on comp bits and this is what it spanned out to be
bought the case Thermaltake level 10 (Some may say its ugly, i love it :twirl: )
Finaly Spec list was.

ntel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered
MSI GTX 560 Ti 1024MB DDR5 TWIN FROZR II OC Edition Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card
Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD - SATA-III 2.5" - Read 550MB/s Write 510MB/s 85K IOPS [put windows on this]
Powercool 650W Modular PSU
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 [this came in a deal with the cpu]
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Seagate 2TB BARRACUDA 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache [use this for saving games onto]

Only problem now is ive seen Steves latest build for chicken and its making me want more screens :deadhorse:

Thanks guys :drink40:

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I love that Case i almost bought it. just couldn't justify it for nearly $300.

Love the build Gigabyte and Thermaltake! LOVE IT!


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I like the case. That's probably the only Thermaltake product that I'm even remotely interested in. Those Level 10's are hella expensive.

Not bad spec wise. Not too sure on the PSU though.

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Probly a stupid question but what difference will it make if i move it up there ?

The slot you installed the graphics card in is only wired for a 4x connection. Your graphics card is designed to use a full x16 connection. The top slot is wired for x16 operation. It will provide more bandwidth for data to travel between your graphics card and the rest of your system.

It's likely that you wouldn't see a big difference installing it in the top slot in most scenarios. However some games would certainly see a boost in performance from the added bandwidth. TechPowerUp did a review on it a while back and found that an slot wired at x4 will perform almost as well as a slot wired at the full x16. There are games that are affected heavily by it though.

Here's the results page of their review broken down by screen resolution: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_5870_PCI-Express_Scaling/25.html

Averaged across all the games they tested they found that x4 performed at 96% of x16 at 1920x1200 resolution. Call of Duty and a few other games saw big performance hits from the x4 connection acting as a bottleneck.

Do you NEED to install the card in the top slot? No.

Will you see vastly improved performance in your games? Probably not.

Should you install the card in the top slot because it's designed to go there? I would say yes.

All things considered it's not a big deal and won't affect performance much. However it is a good practice to make sure things are plugged in and set up to get you the most performance from the start. If plugging it into a different slot will get you an extra 2-5 frames per second for free I don't see why you wouldn't put it there.

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I was hoping she would let me put it in her butt

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