I figured i would run my PCI bus powered "no PCI-E power conector HIS iCooler HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 card. I pulled out all the stops and overclocked it from 800mhz core to 1200mhz core!! Memory from 1125mhz to 1400mhz !! a amazing overclock that is stable for
3dmark11 Scored 3884 on perf/free edition setting. Also 3dmark Vantage free edition scored 14484 points a full 2000 points higher then any other setup with a i3 2120 and a hd 7750. Tried crysis 3 and the latest MOH warfighter and they both were stable. I am still in shock. Along with the shock of it running @ 90c
So here are my Valley ultra 8x aa setting results overclocked.
Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0
Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2125 CPU @ 3.3GHz (3292MHz) x2
AMD RADEON HD7700 series 220.127.116.11 (1024MB) x1
1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
Smoked JAE's stock 7770...JAE Overclock that sucker
Amazing for a bus powered card. This is what my gateway DX-4860 UB32p that came with before i upgraded some stuff. A crappy 300watt OEM PSU, 6gb 3x 2gb 1333mhz memory, a i3-2120 on a h67 gateway/acer MB, a 1tb seagate 7200rpm drive, DVD burner drive, a PCIe 1x b,g,n wireless card, a single 80mm rear exhaust fan, a AVC Intel type CPU cooler that screws in" bit is taller and about twice the weight of a stock Intel cooler and never breaks 30% fan speed with a tube reaching out to the side panel that is full of holes so its super quiet running Windows 7 64 bit, refurbished from microcenter for $319.99
As for Upgrades The big one was the $90 His ICooler gddr5 HD 7750 graphics card, the a single $15 Elpida 2gb stick of ddr3 1333 so i had 8gb and the best memory bandwidth possible, A 120mm Enermax red magma front intake fan to keep the Chipset and graphics card cool No cost, A WD 1tb black HDD $50 and I poached my LG 8x bluray burner from my gaming tower. For a grand total of $475. Its now 1.2 years old and I still could not have built a HTPC light gaming PC for that kind of money , A fantastic find and purchase in my book. I had to replace 2 Dell HD zino HTPC's so also bought another refurbished deal from microcenter on a Gateway SX2855-UR11P slim tower model with a h61 chipset with a single 16x pci-e slot and a 1x slot, 4gb of 1333, a 1155 Celeron g530 2.4ghz dual core with a 7200rpm 500GB HD with a puny 220 watt PSU running Win 7 64 bit for 219.99. I upgraded the video card to a ASUS EAH6570/DI/1GD3(Low Profile card) for $55 and since it has the same GPU core as the HD6670 minus the gddr5 memory she overclocks on the core from 650 to 850 so light gaming works pretty good at 1080p with games like LFD2 at high settings. I also added a USB powered Thermatake adjustable speed 80mm fan to blow in on the chipset for 19.99, added a i3-2125 CPU since I had a 75$ gift card to microcenter so the i3-2125 was on sale for 119.99 so i used my 75$ gift card so i cost me $45 for a grand total of $340. So combine the 2 HTPC/light gaming systems it came to $815 to replace my 2 AMD powered original Dell HD Zino HTPC's that each had 4gb of ddr2 memory with a am2 3250e cpu "1.5ghz dual core" and mobile HD 4330 video cards with wireless built in. They cost me over 500$ each way back when. But they worked ok for 3-4 years before I replaced then with my Refurbished Gateway dream machines LOL. They both are 1.5 years old by now and i could not be happier with there perfomance. I could have never built 2 Machines with those spec and windows licences for $815.
Wow I type horrible and a lot when I had a bunch of shots of Grey Goose.