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Set Voltages to Stun - NE Ohio Meetup Aug 2-5

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I.M.O.G.

Glorious Leader
Joined
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Location
Rootstown, OH
Set Voltages to Stun!

I am hosting a meetup and subzero benchmarking session at my house in Kent, OH next week. The session starts Thursday August 2nd and ends Sunday August 5th. Anyone is welcome to come lurk, watch our madness, and hang out anytime Thursday thru Saturday - Sunday we'll be winding things down. If you may attend just let me know.

Just to be clear, the main event and the reason for me welcoming people for a meetup, is Turn&Burn. Most of the hardware is his, and he's looking to break global records... I'll be providing some guidance and support, as will Janus67 - but Turn & Burn and breaking records is the main event!

To watch from home, we'll be streaming on the following channels:
http://www.livestream.com/overclockersturnnburn
http://www.livestream.com/overclockers

As for the agenda, we'll be benchmarking anytime we aren't sleeping, and we won't be sleeping much. We'll be eating while standing... We have things to get done.

What hardware are we running?

This post will be updated as the hardware arrives and I get it photographed... I have a couple boxes of goods to open already. And I'm currently binning to sort the good from the bad. But here's a general idea to start:

200L+ of LN2 (this is our capacity, we'll be burning as much as we can Thursday, refilling on Friday)
6x 3770K
1-2x 3930K
4x Radeon 7970
2x GTX 680
1x GTX 580
1x GTX 285
2x Gigabyte Z77-UD5H
1x Gigabyte Z77 G1.Sniper3
1x MSI Z77A-GD65
1x MSI X79A-GD65
2x Asus MVE
1x Asus RIVF
3x+ kits 2400+ rams
3x TEK9 fat
1x F1EE Dark
1x F1 Gemini

Turn & Burn's Benchmark Hitlist

Strategy here is simple. Turn & Burn is going for records. The info below dictates which benchmarks we'll target, which ones we'll do quick runs on, and what order we'll attack them in.

3DMark01
Req: Highest CPU clock possible Ivy
7970: (Quick) Best score is 76th user global, 36th team global, low hardware points
680: (Quick) Best score is 43rd user global, 13th team global, low hardware points

3DMark03 *Team Cup Benchmark*
Req: CPU clock less important Ivy, big GPU clocks
7970: (Time Intensive) Best score is 1st user global, 1st team global, high hardware points (1st global on 6.588GHz Ivy win7/64 classic Cat 12.4 4c, 2nd on 6.468GHz Ivy win7/64 aero Cat 12.6 4c, 3rd on 6.294GHz Ivy win7/64 classic unknown/driver hack 4c)
680: (Quick) Best score is 284 user global, 90th team global, low hardware points (1st hardware on 5.5GHz Ivy XP classic 301.42 4c, 2nd on 5.4 Ivy XP classic 301.42 4c, 3rd on 6GHz Ivy XP classic 301.24 4c8t) *Need to use Team Cup background*

3DMark05
Req: Highest CPU clock possible Ivy
7970: (Time Intensive) Best score is 1st user global, 1st team global, medium hardware points (1st global on 6.679GHz Ivy win7/64 classic Cat 12.4 4c8t, 2nd on 6.853GHz Ivy Vista aero Cat 12.3 4c, 3rd on 6.66GHz Ivy Vista aero Cat 12.3 4c)
680: (Quick) Best score is 44th user global, 23rd team global, low hardware points (1st hardware on 6.3GHz Ivy win7/64 aero 301.42 2c, 2nd on 6.3GHz Ivy XP classic 301.24 2c, 3rd on 6.15GHz Ivy XP classic 301.42 2c)

3DMark06
Req: CPU clock less important Ivy, big GPU clocks
7970: (Time Intensive) Best score is 3rd user global, 2nd team global, medium hardware points (3rd global on 6.572GHz Ivy Vista aero unknown/hacked driver 4c, 4th global on 6.658GHz Ivy Win7/64 classic Cat 12.6 4c8t, 7th global on 6.537GHz Ivy Vista classic unknown/hacked driver 4c)
680: (Time Intensive) Best score is 1st user global, 1st team global, low hardware points (1st global on 6.682GHz Ivy XP Luna 300.83 4c8t, 2nd on 6.6GHz Ivy XP classic 304.79 4c8t, 5th global on 6.587GHz Ivy XP classic 300.83 4c) (new 2nd global on 6.467GHz Ivy XP classic 304.79 4c8t) (use 304.79)

3DMark Vantage Performance
Req: Cores, CPU clocks SB-E, big GPU clocks
7970: (Time Intensive) Best score is 2nd user global, 2nd team global, high hardware points (2nd global on 5.6GHz SB-E win7/64 aero Cat 11.12 6c12t, 3rd on 5.48GHz SB-E win7/64 classic cat 12.3 6c12t, 4th on 5.58GHz SB-E win7/64 aero 11.12 6c12t)
680: (Quick) Best score is 1st user global, 1st team global, low hardware points (1st global on 5.8GHz Xeon X5690 win7 aero 301.10 6c12t, 76th on 5GHz SB-E win7/64 classic 304.79 6c12t, 78th on 5.2GHz SB-E win7/64 aero 301.10)

3DMark11 Performance
Req: CPU clock less important Ivy, big GPU clocks
7970: (Time Intensive) Best score is 2nd user global, 2nd team global, high hardware points (2nd global on 6.16GHz Ivy win7/64 classic unknown/hacked driver 4c8t, 3rd global on 5.95GHz Ivy win7/64 classic Cat 12.6 4c8t, 4th global on 6.1GHz Ivy win7/64 classic unknown/hacked driver 4c/8t)
680: (Quick) Best score is 1st user global, 1st team global, low hardware points (1st global on 5.54GHz SB-E win7/64 aero 304.48 6c12t, 20th on 5.6GHz SB-E win7/64 aero 301.42 6c12t, 31st on 5.5GHz SB-E win7/64 aero 301.42 6c12t)

Unigine Heaven Xtreme
Req: CPU clock less important Ivy, big GPU clocks
7970: (Time Intensive) Best score is 1st user global, 1st team global, big hardware points (1st global on 5GHz SB win7/64 classic Cat 11.12 4c, 2nd global on 5.5GHz SB win7/64 aero Cat 11.12 4c8t, 3rd global on 5.37GHz SB win7/64 classic Cat 12.6 4c)
680: (Quick) Best score is 198th user global, 76th team global, low hardware points (198th global on 4.8GHz Ivy win7/64 aero 304.48 4c, 204th global on 5.2GHz SB-E win7/64 aero 304.79 6c12t, 204th global on 4.5Ghz Ivy win7/64 aero 301.24 4c)

Aquamark
Req: Highest CPU clock possible Ivy
7970: (Time Intensive) Best score is 1st user global, 1st team global, low hardware points (1st global on 6.816GHz Ivy win7/64 aero Cat 12.4 4c, 2nd global on 6.7GHz Ivy win7/64 aero cat 12.3 4c (crazy DDR freq/timings), 3rd global on 6.72GHz Ivy win7/64 classic cat 12.6 4c)
680: (Quick) Best score is 48th user global, 24th team global, low hardware points (48th global on 6.5Ghz Ivy XP luna 300.83 4c, 51st global on 6.413GHz Ivy XP Luna 301.24 2c, 69th global on 6.21GHz Ivy XP classic 301.24 2c)


Other's Benchmark Hitlist

3DMark01
Req: Highest CPU clock possible
GTX 580: Competitive for top globals, big hardware points (XP, driver 285.58, driver 285.38)
GTX 285: Best score is 22nd user global, 10th team global, medium hardware points

3DMark03 *Team Cup Use Comp Background*
Req: CPU clock less important, big GPU clocks
580: Best score is 42nd user global, big hardware points (42nd global on 5.77GHz SB XP luna 285.38 4c, 45th on 6GHz 2600K XP luna 285.38 4c, 5.94GHz SB XP classic 285.58 2c)
GTX 285: Not competitive globally, big hardware points (1st hardware on 6.4GHz Ivy XP classic 182.50 2c, 2nd on 5.6GHz SB XP Luna 197.45 2c, 3rd on 5.4GHz SB XP classic 182.50 4c)
9800 GTX: Not competitive globally, big hardware points (1st hardware on 5.6GHz SB XP luna 182.50 2c, 2nd on 6.1GHz 990X XP classic 197.45 2c, 3rd on 5.75GHz SB XP classic 197.45 2c)
8800 GTS 512: Not competitive globally, big hardware points (1st hardware on 5.78GHz SB XP classic 197.45 4c8t, 2nd on 5.56GHz SB XP luna 197.45 2c, 3rd on 5.8GHz SB XP luna 197.45 4c)

Attendees

Benchmarkers: Janus67, Turn & Burn, I.M.O.G., BeepBeep2
Lurkers: ?

Anybody want to take bets on how many of those things will be dead before the weekend is out?

Pre-Meet Venue Pictures

Reppin' OCF...

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This is the benching venue a 3rd of my garage. There's another 15ft extending out from the table, so I'll probably get another 6ft table so we have more space to bench and prep:

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This is what our benching stations will look like:

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Hardware Pile

Pictured: 2x MSI Lightning R7970, MSI Z77A-GD65, MSI Z79A-GD65, Asus Rampage IV Formula, Gigabyte G1.Sniper3, Team Extreme 2600 10-12-12-31 RAM, 3 Volt Meters, OCZ Revodrive3 X2 480GB, 3x 3770K, 2x OCZ Vertex 3

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wagex

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kent ohio? i used to live like 30 mins from there lol southington ohio :D my friend lived in kent was there alot, now im an okie again lol
 

keny

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*England*
Wish i could come! but i think it may be a bit too far to travel :eek: i will definately be watching though and you guys have fun, if you had said earlier matt i would have sent out my 960T for you to make some boints with:thup:
 

Bobnova

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More 7970s than that I think. I have two here for mods right now (waiting on parts that are due here tomorrow) that'll be headed that direction :rock:
 
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I.M.O.G.

I.M.O.G.

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Joined
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Location
Rootstown, OH
Just a little far for you. :) That's ok on the chip Kenny - I would have liked to have tried out the 960T, but with the bot rules I couldn't submit them for boints... And with the mountain of hardware, we'll probably be spending the entire weekend focused on doing 3D in 1x and 2x configs.

Wasn't sure if those were on track or not bobn - thanks! Updating 7970 count to 4!

We'll only have 3 GPU pots in attendance (and all tek9 fats I believe), so we'll probably stick to focusing on 1x and 2x configs, which should be enough to keep us busy all weekend with what we have, and shooting for top globals.
 

wagex

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might have to make a family trip up to see my mom :D lol
 

Bobnova

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I can send the Team Pot along. Not sure it's juicy enough for a 7970 though.

Two out of three are on track. The third is dead. Mortally wounded anyway.
I'm not sure how much life either of these have left in them either as they've spent a fair amount of time at high voltage, both on LN2 and on air. They work right now though :D
 
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I.M.O.G.

I.M.O.G.

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Cool. We'll see if they are handicapped... I'll pre-test them if I have time before the sessions actually starts. The 2 I have here now are brand new in box, so those can be our reference points.
 

Janus67

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Can't wait to get up there in just over a week!

Will also have a GTX580 and maybe a GTX285 if I can finally get off work early enough to make it to the post office.
 
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I.M.O.G.

I.M.O.G.

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Location
Rootstown, OH
Added your GPUs to the list. :)

I hope you bring that GTX 285, as well as the 580, I think we should be able to put up some decent numbers with those in 3dmark03 for the team cup as well. :rock:
 

gregmacknass

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I really wish I could make it over there, but working 2 jobs leaves me little free time. I will definitely be tuning in when I have the time. I'll place my bet on 1 dead cpu and 2 dead cards, but let's hope for none.
 
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I.M.O.G.

I.M.O.G.

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I really wish I could make it over there, but working 2 jobs leaves me little free time. I will definitely be tuning in when I have the time. I'll place my bet on 1 dead cpu and 2 dead cards, but let's hope for none.

Our first wager! You sir, are conservative! :D

If the scores come easily, everything will probably live... If cards aren't benching well, things must die.
 
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I.M.O.G.

I.M.O.G.

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Rootstown, OH
Added some pics to the first post. Emptied 2 of the shipping boxes of gear. A few more boxes are yet to arrive... Holy crap.
 

TURN & BURN

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Shipping tomorrow.

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RollingThunder

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If any of you members are close-by and have never seen liquid nitrogen demonstrations,
you need to witness it. It's really awesome.

And yes, they are nuts! :rofl: :rofl:
 
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I.M.O.G.

I.M.O.G.

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Location
Rootstown, OH
1 motherboard down so far... It's not full dead, but the MVE is giving post code 55 if there's a stick of ram in either of the first 2 slots (no dual channel possible). Never even had any ram installed in the 1st slot thats dead. Was running great 2 days ago when I posted sp32m and pifast... It's just been sitting with a fan pointing at it since then.

That's 3 dead Asus Z77 boards for me in the past couple months. :rolleyes: Guess I'm doing something right.