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Im pretty impressed with this 990X chip!

Here's stock settings under prime95. Ambient room temp 26c.

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Here's the max OC with stock volts and vdroop Level 2 turned on.

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Here's what's really impressive.. I beat my old best score with a lower CPU 990x OC of only 4.8Ghz and the GPUs only 50Mhz more than the last best score. Thats with all 24GB running at 1600Mhz 8-8-8-24 1T... wink.gif

Voltages are 1.48V CPU and 1.66V Dram. (DRAM reporting 1.63v)

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Time for a Vantage run! smile.gif
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Vantage not quite as close since it's more CPU skewed.
But still pretty close!

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Here's my best result at 5Ghz so far.

Still have a bit more tweaking to do but this looks like the best I can do till I get a bit more voltage into the GPUs.

3DMark Score P20670
Graphics Score 27595
Physics Score 12532
Combined Score 10835

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very nice o.O

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damn....20000 points.....
    
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Added my Rig builder summary with most of the pics. smile.gif

http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/3737057
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It's been a while since I've posted an update but I have been slowly working on finalising the system. I hope to finish the week and take some new photos with a couple new camera lenses which should work better in natural light. wink.gif

A couple things I have been working on is getting the best out of nvidia surround. It really doesnt compare to Eyefinity for ease of use and setup for workstation efficiency with a multi monitor setup.. But I have been researching hard and come up with the following that blows Eyefinity functionality out of the water!

I just discovered that you can use Matrox PowerDesk software on Nvidia Surround to setup virtual monitors, it's similar to Hydragrid on Eyefinity setups but seems to work better.
Finally I can leave my system in surround view 6040x1080 with 4way SLI and use the monitors as 3 individual monitors for applications and maximise/snap to a single monitor!

Also allows to set default open monitor! I've been searching for something like AMD/ATI Hydragrid since I moved from ATI Eyefinity.

I LOVE IT!

For those interested, you just need to setup Nvidia Surround or 3D Surround like normal and then download the appropriate version of PowerDesk.

Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 x86:
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support/drivers/download/?id=436

Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 x64:
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support/drivers/download/?id=437

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I have also found a way to get the start menu / task bar in the middle of a surround monitor setup!

Aston2 Windows Shell replacement.
http://www.astonshell.com/index.html

I just want to add HOW MUCH I LOVE this combo!!! Maximum efficiency and maximum performance without switching between multi-monitor and surround!
Just leave in surround mode and enjoy 4way SLI in surround with multi-monitor type flexibility!!!!

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The other thing I've done this week is work out how to merge steam installations across multiple HDD & SSD.

After having steam for a few years now and going through copying games too and from the limited 120GB SSD capacity from backup copies on a HDD, I got sick of it and found a new solution that works flawlessly to have steam games on the SSD and also on another HDD! (in my case an external USB3 RAID array)

This program called linkmagic uses NTFS junction points to create something like symbolic links, from a directory in your steam/steamapps/common/"game folder name" to another folder on another drive of your choice! The game folder names must match exactly.. and you have to delete the content from the original steam folder after you've copied it to the new folder/drive. Then you just leave the original steam game folder name and link it to its new home. You end up with what looks like a shortcut arrow on your game folder and your files "appear" to be in there but they're actually just linked!

http://www.rekenwonder.com/linkmagic.htm

Great for migrating other apps too without re-installing!
This way your most commonly used stuff goes on the SSD, when you don't need it so much just move it to a new drive and link it!

A couple limitations and advice!

Backup your game folder, somewhere else before you try this in case you **** it up!

Installing a new game still has to have sufficient space in the original steam folder, once installed though, you can copy it across, delete the original content and then link it.

If your re-installing from a previous backup copy it will still work though!
You can put your backup copy in its new permanent home then create the link, go to steam and install it. Instead of downloading it will just verify the files in the linked directory!

Someone else also pointed me to this shell integration for junction links and symbolic links. Great not to have to move stuff around so much.

http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html
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I just read all 64 pages and i'm left simply speechless. amazing
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Hi Phatboy, I can't tell from your screenshot as it's too small, but the last time I tried Matrox software, I noticed a border around all 3 of my monitors which drove me nuts, have they made that go away?

I have not tried the Aston Start Menu.. Another simple solution for the start menu is "Vista Start menu" which is freeware, it's a real simple start menu prog that looks like the old XP start menu but beefed up with a much nicer interface... What the hell was microsoft thinking when they created the Win7 start menu anyways? biggrin.gif

Matrox Triple Head to Go... combined with Vista Start Menu... just drag a bunch of your favorite games, calculator, note pad, stuff you use frequently on your left side start menu and if placed properly, you will have the vista start menu icon right on the center screen..
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Hi Phatboy, I can't tell from your screenshot as it's too small, but the last time I tried Matrox software, I noticed a border around all 3 of my monitors which drove me nuts, have they made that go away?
I have not tried the Aston Start Menu.. Another simple solution for the start menu is "Vista Start menu" which is freeware, it's a real simple start menu prog that looks like the old XP start menu but beefed up with a much nicer interface... What the hell was microsoft thinking when they created the Win7 start menu anyways? biggrin.gif
Matrox Triple Head to Go... combined with Vista Start Menu... just drag a bunch of your favorite games, calculator, note pad, stuff you use frequently on your left side start menu and if placed properly, you will have the vista start menu icon right on the center screen..

Nope no borders.

The problem with most of the start menu replacements is that they dont replace the shell so even though it might look different you can't move the location of the start menu way from the left hand corners of the left screen. I tried several menu replacements apps and the Aston shell replacement was the only one that allow positioning the start menu in the middle screen when in surround mode. Other wise your stuck in the far left screen for start menu which is horrible to use. Aston desktop shell is fully customizable with layout, skins, widgets and panels. It even allows you to create multiple start menus if you desire so you could put one in the corner of each monitor if you wanted.
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i7 4960X @ 4.6Ghz Asus Rampage IV Black Edition 4-way SLI Gigabyte 3GB GTX580 - UD @ 1000/2250 16GB Corsair Dominator GT 4x4GB 9-10-9-27 @ 200... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD RAID 0 4x Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD RAID 0 8x Western Digital 3TB Green Hotway ProRaid External USB3 Raid Enclosure 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
4x WD Caviar Black 1TB LG BH14NS40 Bluray writer 26x CoolerMaster R4 Fans 6x Aquacomputer PowerAdjust 2 Ultra 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Koolance 452X2 Res 4x D5 Pumps Aquacomputer cuplex Kryos HF .925 silver editio... 4x Aquacomputer Aquagrafx GTX580 Water Blocks 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
8x Tecnofront AirBox 360 Plexi Radiator Shrouds 4 x Blackice GTX360 Rads Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 XT Win 7 64Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x Acer H243H 24" LCD Logitech G19 2x Enermax Revo 1500W Mountain Mods Extended Ascension 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech Perfomance MX Darkfield Laser Steelseries Logitech Z5500 5.1  Koolance Compression Fittings and QDCs 
OtherOtherOtherOther
MDPC Sleeving Saitek X52 Pro Saitek Pro Rudder Pedals Track-IR 5 
Other
Logitech G13 gaming pad 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4960X @ 4.6Ghz Asus Rampage IV Black Edition 4-way SLI Gigabyte 3GB GTX580 - UD @ 1000/2250 16GB Corsair Dominator GT 4x4GB 9-10-9-27 @ 200... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD RAID 0 4x Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD RAID 0 8x Western Digital 3TB Green Hotway ProRaid External USB3 Raid Enclosure 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
4x WD Caviar Black 1TB LG BH14NS40 Bluray writer 26x CoolerMaster R4 Fans 6x Aquacomputer PowerAdjust 2 Ultra 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Koolance 452X2 Res 4x D5 Pumps Aquacomputer cuplex Kryos HF .925 silver editio... 4x Aquacomputer Aquagrafx GTX580 Water Blocks 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
8x Tecnofront AirBox 360 Plexi Radiator Shrouds 4 x Blackice GTX360 Rads Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 XT Win 7 64Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x Acer H243H 24" LCD Logitech G19 2x Enermax Revo 1500W Mountain Mods Extended Ascension 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech Perfomance MX Darkfield Laser Steelseries Logitech Z5500 5.1  Koolance Compression Fittings and QDCs 
OtherOtherOtherOther
MDPC Sleeving Saitek X52 Pro Saitek Pro Rudder Pedals Track-IR 5 
Other
Logitech G13 gaming pad 
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