Aegis Posted March 17, 2006 Share Posted March 17, 2006 A while ago, I decided to build my own computer. For various reasons, which I can't even explain myself, it took me a better part of three months to assemble the computer. But today, all that hard work paid off . I have to say that the 250+FPS average in UT2004 high-quality really blew me away. Only thing I regret is that I still have a 7800GT (a refurbished one too ). Hopefully Customer Service will agree with me that replacement products shouldn't be refurbished and gimme my money back (if the manager agrees).But back to the hardware experience...I've heard people claim the Raptors are loud. In my opinion, they're not much louder than a silent DVD-ROM (which I mistaken the noise to be at first) and are usually drowned out by my 45dB fans. It's best to use them in RAID0, or the performance boost isn't that noticeable with normal usage. They do run hot (around 80 degrees Fahrenheit is my best guess).Overclocking is where I was most surprised. I apparently had a good batch of OCZ memory, because my 2GB Platinum 2-3-2-5 overclocked to DDR500 speed without changing the stock timings. I haven't had a chance to overclock my video card, since I'm still using the stock heatsink. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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