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#421
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Intel Core i7 920 (not clocked.. yet)

Ok, so I tried overclocking it a little. I'm now stable at 3.0 GHz and it's idling at 48-50 degrees Celsius with the original Intel cooler.

I don't think I'll go any higher before I buy a new cooler. I'm thinking about the Prolimatech Megahalems, but I haven't decided yet. It's reviewed great and it's supposed to be a breeze to install, but it's a bit costly and doesn't come with any pre-mounted fans. If you want fans you have to buy and install them yourself, which is added cost and hassle. We'll see.

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Sweet deal dude, your computer is faster than mine right now!

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Sweet deal dude, your computer is faster than mine right now!

What is your computer right now?

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still triple gtx 280s and a wolfdale, i don't see any reason to upgrade right now. maybe when fermi comes out, then again maybe not

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Ok, I still haven't decided on a cooler, but I am eyeing the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme. I used to have the Tuniq Tower 120 for my Core 2 Quad system and it's the best cooler I've ever owned. This new and improved 120 Extreme is made for i7 systems and has been reviewing very well, even better than the Nehalem. It's also a bit costly and it was a bitch to install (I had to use a saw to make it fit on my Abit motherboard!).

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835154008

It looks cool and comes included with a high quality fan though. I would have to import it since it isn't being sold in Sweden.

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New toy built over the holidays:

Intel i5-750
Prolimatech Megahalems + 2x Nexus Real Silent 120mm fans
Gigabyte P55A-UD4P
4GB PC10666 G.Skill Eco DDR3 1.35V 7-7-7-21
808.8GB WD Green
128GB G.Skill Falcon II SSD
Gigabyte HD5850
Pioneer DVR-216
Sony 3.5" FDD (yeah...)
Win7 Pro 64-bit OEM
Seasonic X-650
Antec P182
Mix of Scythe Slipstream 800-1200rpm case fans
Audioengine A5 2.0 powered speakers

Pending are a viable 3rd party cooler for the video card and an ASUS Essence ST sound card. Perhaps a Dell U2711 when cashflow permits.

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Well look at the fancypants with the SSD. :lol:

Is there a noticable increase in performance?

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Cuts area loading times in the likes of DA by 10x, and apps like Firefox load instantly. Never tried Win7 with a spindle drive however so it's not exactly a straight comparison.

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ASUS P5QL PRO
Intel Core Duo 2 E7400
4 GB Kingston DDRII667 RAM
Gaiward 9800GT
Onboard Audio
Samsung 80GB 7200RPM
Samsung 320GB SATA2
Seagate 1Tb 7200 RPM S-ATA2 32Mb
Samsung 19" 923NW
Gamepad XFX XGear Dual Reflex

One small change.

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Retired parts:
Antec TruePower Quatro 1000 PSU
Asus P5E3 Premium WIFI - X48 chipset
2 * Corsair (2x2GB) PC-10600 (1333MHz) XMP DDR3 (8GB total)
Intel QX9650 CORE 2 Extreme Quad Core (water cooled)

Dead parts:
Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870X2 w. 2 Gb DDR5 ram (tore off the stock fan (and the warranty) and equipped it with a cooling block from EK Water Blocks, Slovenia)
Samsung 30" SyncMaster 305T+

Current parts:
Antec Performance One P182
Antec TruePower Quatro 1200 PSU
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard (water cooled)
12Gb (6x2GB) Corsair XMP DDR3 (running at 1600Mhz)
Intel I7 960 (3.2GHz) (stock cooler)
Zalman Reserator 2 Fanless Water Cooling System
Creative PCI EXPRESS X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series
Creative Gigaworks S750 7.1 Channel Speaker System - THX Certified
1 * Samsung Spinpoint F1 1 TB
2 * Samsung 500GB 'HD502IJ'
2 * Seagate 640GB 'ST3400320AS'
Samsung 30" SyncMaster 305T+ (same model as the 'dead' one)
Noname ATI Radeon 2400
OCZ Sabre Keyboard

Vista Ultimate 64bit

Various peripherals: Wacom tablet, Microsoft LiveCam, Microsoft 5 button mouse (very old), Saitek X52 Pro flight stick, various external HDD and USB sticks

I'm not 100% sure about the HDD's anymore. Need to take them out and check the labels one of these days.

To-do:
Get a water cooling block for the cpu. Get a gfx card. Get a watercooling block for gfx card. Get Windows 7 and throw Vista out the Window

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New toy built over the holidays:

Intel i5-750
Prolimatech Megahalems + 2x Nexus Real Silent 120mm fans
Gigabyte P55A-UD4P
4GB PC10666 G.Skill Eco DDR3 1.35V 7-7-7-21
808.8GB WD Green
128GB G.Skill Falcon II SSD
Gigabyte HD5850
Pioneer DVR-216
Sony 3.5" FDD (yeah...)
Win7 Pro 64-bit OEM
Seasonic X-650
Antec P182
Mix of Scythe Slipstream 800-1200rpm case fans
Audioengine A5 2.0 powered speakers

Pending are a viable 3rd party cooler for the video card and an ASUS Essence ST sound card. Perhaps a Dell U2711 when cashflow permits.


Making me envious.

I'm using my 2.5 year old computer that I built ages ago to be able to play some newer games (Supreme Commander and others).

AMD Athlon 62 x2 6400+ 3.2ghz dual core processor
8800 gts g92 512mb (Was a new card back when I built this computer. That was a long time ago.)
4gb DDR2 800 5-5-5-12 1.9v
Some cheap Creative Sound Blaster so I can actually use my 5.1 speakers
Seagate Barracuda 320gb sATA hard drive (this thing makes a lot of noise, not recommended at all)
****ty $20 case with 1x 80mm fan. My video card temperatures are fun (~85 degrees under load)
22'' ACER LCD monitor (Yeah, it was cheap, but the image is fantastic).

Still, it has lasted me 2.5 years, and I love it to death.

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To-do:
Get a water cooling block for the cpu. Get a gfx card. Get a watercooling block for gfx card. Get Windows 7 and throw Vista out the Window

Well, I got Windows 7 Ultimate, which in turn made my keyboard unusable (No windows 7 drivers). Got the water cooling blocks and the gfx card too (XFX "Black Edition" Radeon 5970). Still need to replace the fan on the gfx card with the cooling block. I wonder why I even bother with a case, it's not like my stuff is going to fit in there again :p

Still need to find a good keyboard one of these days. Maybe that DAS Keyboard somebody once posted a link to.

Still, it has lasted me 2.5 years, and I love it to death.

Describes my previous PC very well (except it is 5+ years old). I still hang on to it. It just keeps running and running.

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Intel I7 960 (3.2GHz) (stock cooler)

I don't know why it amuses me so much knowing that you paid three times as much for the exact same part as I did (i7 920 @ 3.2 GHz).

Schadenfreude.

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Intel I7 960 (3.2GHz) (stock cooler)

I don't know why it amuses me so much knowing that you paid three times as much for the exact same part as I did (i7 920 @ 3.2 GHz).

Schadenfreude.

Bah, my computer is cooler than yours :thumbsup:

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My current rig:

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Intel Core i7 920 (@3.2GHz)
6 GB 1600 MHz Corsair XMS3
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 motherboard (with USB3/SATA3 support)
Powercolor OC Radeon HD5870 1GB GDDR5
Corsair Force Series F120
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB

Asus VH242H 24" (1920x1080)

I'm thinking about the Prolimatech Megahalems, but I haven't decided yet.

Ok, I still haven't decided on a cooler, but I am eyeing the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme..

I still haven't decided! I'm running on the stock cooler. But now I am eyeing this: http://www.corsair.c...70/default.aspx

I will decide soon.. I think.

Is there a noticable increase in performance [Ed: with regards to SSD] ?

I just copied a file from the SSD to the 2TB, and I reached 237MB/s! It stayed between 149-237MB/s the whole time. Lightning fast.

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Megahalems is still top of the pops at SPCR. The only notable release since then that I'm aware of is the Thermalright HR-02 which they haven't reviewed, but that's their silence-oriented series anyway.

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Few minor updates bolded.


Intel i5-750 @ 3.33GHz
Prolimatech Megahalems + 2x Nexus Real Silent 120mm fans
Gigabyte P55A-UD4P
8GB PC10666 G.Skill Eco DDR3 1.35V 7-7-7-21
808.8GB WD Green
128GB G.Skill Falcon II SSD
Gigabyte HD5850
Asus Xonar Essence ST Sound card
Pioneer DVR-216 DVD-RW
Sony 3.5" FDD
Win7 Pro 64-bit OEM
Seasonic X-650
Antec P182
Scythe Slipstream 800-1200rpm case fans
2x Dell U2711 27" IPS monitors
Audioengine A5 2.0 powered speakers
Audio Technica ATH-AD700 headphones



Next upgrade will probably be a new flight stick and a new SSD once the next gen comes out - will move the old one to my notebook once that comes about. Also thinking about building a silent HTPC.

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Megahalems is still top of the pops at SPCR. The only notable release since then that I'm aware of is the Thermalright HR-02 which they haven't reviewed, but that's their silence-oriented series anyway.

They haven't tested the H70 on Silent PC Review, but I read another review:

"This thing is a beast in stock configuration. It easily destroys good air based CPU coolers and does so with ease."

"One of the main points which should be emphasized is the fact that Corsairís H70 is the highest performing closed loop system we have ever tested."

Source: http://www.hardwarec...-review-11.html

They are very impressed with it. It's just too bad that it's a bit noisy, but apparently that can be adjusted.

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Makes sense - that was the main failing of the H50 which SPCR did review. But I'd imagine they'd instantly fail it anyway since the noise seems no different. At any rate, all my builds are absolutely slanted towards quiet computing so I admit I really haven't looked at all into what Corsair are trying to do.


Breaks my heart that I can't source one of those Gelid Icy Vision VGA coolers in Australia. If AMD's new 6850 can be passively cooled, I'd jump on it even with it being a slight downgrade to what I have. I doubt such a beast is possible though.

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New graphics card. Not really a necessary upgrade, but I'm going to use my old 9800GT to build a media center box for my Dad.

Also, the new card only set me back 160Ä, so it was cheap, too. I really hope Call of Pripyat Complete gets done quickly.

Next, I'll probably get a new power supply and case. Also, I might as well get a new memory stick, as I have one free memory slot. I wonder how big a difference there is between 4GB and 6GB, considering that dual channel is not being used.




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