OK Got the cabling in (will update the build log to reflect that) and took some more photos of the final cable management. it looks good considering i haven't done something like that in a while!
Now on to overclocking, benchmarking, and thermal control!
That explains the excessive heat then:p
Obviously you need to learn how to overclock that CPU yourself if you intend to take it any further.
^^I Agree very much so! I have seen rigs with the same basic setup over 4GHz so I know its phesable and more than likely possible depending on temperatures.
I know you have said your using auto overclock settings but what vcore does CPU-Z show the CPU is getting under load? im only asking as its common knowledge that auto overclock settings and software usually push excessive voltage through your components,sometimes at levels that could be deemed dangerous or harmfull to the lifespan of your new CPU,im sure you wouldnt want to cause harm to your new CPU.
I dont want to harm it! BUT i am not going to baby it Ill have to get the CPUZ when i get home.
I went back to all stock for the time being i haven't had a lot of time to play with the poor thing but its been doing some folding and BIONC processing while I have been away.
I dont mean to sound like a clever ass,im just worried you may harm your components thats all.
You dont! thanks for looking out for us newbies with not enought money, free time, ect ect...
As for overclocking,you dont need to go any futher than this forum for that,you will likely find better help here anyway.
WOOHOO!! I have been trying to read up on it while away from the pc.. unfortunately my job/gf/second job keep me pretty busy so i dont feel like doing much when i get home. I do plan on OCing this puppy and already have in the works a secondary server setup I am thinking about building. this computer has been an obsession of mine for a year now (taking into account the time that I started researching parts better than a year!) So its been a slow road up to this point i dont need to do anything to destroy what i have worked so hard to build. Now getting to the next point (ocing and working the kinks out) i hope it wont take a year to do that!Edited by Darkbluexplorer - 8/21/11 at 2:55pm