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Rick471

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So, I sold off my new QX9770 for 500 bucks and decided to part out my old system and start a new build.

I bought:

I7-920 DO off Ebay $239-$35BCB = $204

Asus P6t TigerDirect $239-$30BCB= $209

Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9
XMS3 6GB DDR3 SDRAM $147-$29BCB= $118

Antec Nine Hundred Steel
ATX Ultimate Gamer PC Case - $99

Total is - $630 delivered

So, about $130 out of pocket for this semi-new build.

Old Stuff:

OCZ 850w PSU
2- Sapphire HD4850 Cards that I will run in Crossfire
True Cooler, (ordered mounting bracket for I7- $10)

Thats about it!, I will post what I get it up to when all my stuff comes in and I build it up! Thanks!
 
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Logikos

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So, I sold off my new QX9770 for 500 bucks and decided to part out my old system and start a new build.

I bought:

I7-920 DO off Ebay $239-$35BCB = $204

Asus P6t TigerDirect $239-$30BCB= $209

Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9
XMS3 6GB DDR3 SDRAM $147-$29BCB= $118

Antec Nine Hundred Steel
ATX Ultimate Gamer PC Case - $99

Total is - $630 delivered

So, about $130 out of pocket for this semi-new build.

Old Stuff:

OCZ 850w PSU
2- Sapphire HD4850 Cards that I will run in Crossfire
True Cooler, (ordered mounting bracket for I7- $10)

Thats about it!, I will post what I get it up to when all my stuff comes in and I build it up! Thanks!

Nice -- just built my own, and put in a Water cooler that has allowed the speeds you see in my Sig.

What are you using for HD?

Monitor?

Optical? Going with Bluray, dvd/cd burner? both/neither?

Your graphics crossfire is hella powerful, .. I like the setup, smart choice on the Intel Proc over AMD. AMD has the market on Gfx prices/performance.. but Intel has the CPU market right now. You just can't match an i5 or i7.

I want to see pictures of your build :)

Also if you intend on overclocking.. I HIGHLY recommend this cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010&Tpk=H50

Dropped my Stock temps 35-40 degree's Celsius.. Running 4.1Ghz from a 2.66Ghz Quadcore.. The I7's are essentially the same chips just with hyperthreading :) (Yes your is greater! I'm oversimplifying, but still.. just saying it is a beast!)
 

Neuromancer

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For gaming there is little difference at high resolution between processors.

That said, i7 and X58 :) very nice :)
 
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Rick471

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Nice -- just built my own, and put in a Water cooler that has allowed the speeds you see in my Sig.

What are you using for HD?

Monitor?

Optical? Going with Bluray, dvd/cd burner? both/neither?

Your graphics crossfire is hella powerful, .. I like the setup, smart choice on the Intel Proc over AMD. AMD has the market on Gfx prices/performance.. but Intel has the CPU market right now. You just can't match an i5 or i7.

I want to see pictures of your build :)

Also if you intend on overclocking.. I HIGHLY recommend this cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010&Tpk=H50

Dropped my Stock temps 35-40 degree's Celsius.. Running 4.1Ghz from a 2.66Ghz Quadcore.. The I7's are essentially the same chips just with hyperthreading :) (Yes your is greater! I'm oversimplifying, but still.. just saying it is a beast!)

Im excited!

Here the answers to your questions:

1. I have 2 400gb Seagate sata HD's
2. I have a 24" Dell monitor
3. I Have 2 LG opticals; 1 is a Cd/dvd-r, the 2nd is a BR/CD/Dvd-r

I will post pics of it when it is all set up for you guys.
 
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Rick471

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Alright,

Finally got most of my new parts in so I can start playing with the 920!

Here is what CPU-Z shows right out of the box, zero overclocking. Just as a reference: (Is that Core Voltage kinda low? Or normal?)

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I will post some ocing in a few!
 

fire2havoc

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Alright,

Finally got most of my new parts in so I can start playing with the 920!

Here is what CPU-Z shows right out of the box, zero overclocking. Just as a reference: (Is that Core Voltage kinda low? Or normal?)

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I will post some ocing in a few!

Now that's a low Vcore! :D

And a low frequency as well.
 
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Rick471

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Here it is bootable at 4.0 Ghz, about to start stressing it:

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Idle Temps are:

Core1 : 38c
Core 2: 34c
Core 3: 38c
Core 4: 34c

I have the Core voltage in the bios set to 1.3v

Will see how the prime testing goes...
 
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Rick471

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I ran Prime95 for 10 minutes on blend mode. No issues! I know its only 10 minutes but I will let it run overnight when I am dont tinkering with it.

My max temps during the test were as follows:

Core1: 72c
Core2: 68c
Core3: 70c
Core4: 66c

Any suggestions? Are those temps too high? I want to be able to run this comp at a moderately high speed, not at max oc. Thanks!

Im new to this I7 chip, not sure all the small settings yet.
 
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Rick471

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Dropped voltage down some, still running good.

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Alright, gonna wait for some suggestions. I tried to get 4.1, but it locked up at Windows splash screen with current settings. Still at 1.3 on the vcore.

Will also need some Memory settings advice
 
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Boulard83

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Temps are good for Air @ 4ghz.

Your volts are similar to me. Im still tweeking my 920. batch ?

heres my CPU received 2 weeks ago. 3939B286
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