I can't believe I haven't heard of this place. I shall join!
At 10/15/08 10:00 PM, ThoseSneakyFrench wrote:
-Flaunt what you have
I built the following rig around 4~5 years ago and btw that was when I didn't know anything in particular about computer hardware, just a little but now I know everything right down to how the core the i7 architecture is designed and constructed. But yes.
CPU - LGA775 Socket Pentium - D 930 [OC~CPU-3906.7Ghz/FSB-1041.8Mhz] [Stock Cooling]
GPU - NVidaGeForce 9800GTX+ [OC~GPU-815Mhz/DDR3-1236Mhz/SHAD-2022Mhz /FAN-%50]
RAM - 4x1GB DDR2 667Mhz Kingston
HHD - 500GB - WesternDigital WD5000 7200RPM/250GB - WesterDigital WD2500 7200RPM
PSU - 700Watt RocketFish %80 Efficiency
MOBO - ASUS P5LD2 [1-PCI16x/1-CPU Socket/Max FSB-1066Mhz/Max RAM Support-3.2Ghz
OS - Microsoft Vista - Ultimate 64x Build6000
MONITOR - Samsung SyncMaster 2443BW 24" 1920x1200Res.
-Share Overclocking Techniques with the populous
I basically just increase the mhz in small increments and bump-up voltage after a certain amount of them. And stress test it after wards. I should get an aftermarket fan as my processor if I want to push it over 4Ghz, but I don't want to upgrade my PC anymore, upgraded everything in it~Added 2GB RAM & 500GB HDD and Changed the PSU & GPU. I plan on building a serious rig at the end of this year or early next year, and only.. maybe savage the GPU and PSU from this current one.
-Discuss upcoming tech and parts
I came up with this build about a month ago.
RIG BUILD - 4441 [COST EFFECTIVE]
CPU - Intel Core i7 - 920 QuadCore + HT PRocessor [2.66GHz, 4x256kB, 4.8GT/s QPI, LGA 1336 Socket B] -$0294.99
GPU - Duo-SLI - 2x GeForce 9800 GX2 [GPU-600Mhz/GDDR3-2000Mhz/SHAD-1500Mhz] -$0,808.99
RAM - Kingston HyperX 2GB (6 x 1GB) [DDR3, SDRAM DDR3, 2000MHz, Dual Channel, 9-9-9-27] -$0,452.97
HHD - RAID-Array0 - 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST [7200RPM/1TB/32MB Cache] -$0,137.49
MOBO - BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel [MSlots x6, TripleChan, PCI2.0 x3, SATA3GB/s x6] -$0,336.99
CASE - iStarUSA Nitro Ax S-10000B Black Aluminum - ATX Full Tower -$0,137.49
PSU - XCLIO GREATPOWER [1200W, ATX12V / EPS12V, SLI Ready, Modular Active PFC] -$0,336.99
TOTAL - $2495.91
I may NVidia 285 or 295 if they drop in price by the time I actually put this thing together. Same with the CPU, I'm very sure Intel will release a 32nm form of this i7 this year with added L2/L3 Cache.
Here's a screen shot of my
- RIG - Terrible picture but I don't really have any.
- Desktop - [CPU-Z/GPU-Z Provided Info] I got no icons/Hidden-Taskbar, I'm very clean.