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Good morning,

I am posting up to say hello, as I have been lurking for a little while reading around getting back up to speed on the hardware tip.

I built a new system last week after spending a small amount of time playing BF3 on my old system and deciding I would throw down on my hardware refresh as I love the game.

Here is my build:

Case: Antec 902 V3

Motherboard: ASUS P8z68-V 1155 ATX

Processor: I7 2600K 3.4 Ghz

Video: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 (the one with the 770MHz core clock)

Memory: 8 GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 1600

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready

OS: Windows 7 home premium X64.

I have some questions such as why my memory shows up at 1333 instead of 1600, and also am trying to ensure that my components are delivering all the power I paid for.

More than anything I just wanted to say hi. I have enjoyed the community thus far.

Muqtar.
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Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 6.0Gb/s Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC I... Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Samsung Synchmaster 
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Welcome Muqtar. Go into the BIOS and set the Frequency/Voltage Control and then go to Memory Settings to set Memory Frequency 1600.
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Originally Posted by Muqtar View Post
Good morning,

I am posting up to say hello, as I have been lurking for a little while reading around getting back up to speed on the hardware tip.

I built a new system last week after spending a small amount of time playing BF3 on my old system and deciding I would throw down on my hardware refresh as I love the game.

Here is my build:

Case: Antec 902 V3

Motherboard: ASUS P8z68-V 1155 ATX

Processor: I7 2600K 3.4 Ghz

Video: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 (the one with the 770MHz core clock)

Memory: 8 GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 1600

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready

OS: Windows 7 home premium X64.

I have some questions such as why my memory shows up at 1333 instead of 1600, and also am trying to ensure that my components are delivering all the power I paid for.

More than anything I just wanted to say hi. I have enjoyed the community thus far.

Muqtar.
Your going to have to set the memory freq manually in the BIOS. its common for this to happen. Your CPU is overkill for gaming, i5 2500k would have given the same performance in games for a littel cheaper. You should be able to tear game's apart with that rig though.

The only thing I would change is the HDD. Samsung F3 1tb drive, or a WD Caviar black would make it a perfect gaming rig, IMO at least.

Lastly, WELCOME! to OCN.net!
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Welcome Muqtar. Go into the BIOS and set the Frequency/Voltage Control and then go to Memory Settings to set Memory Frequency 1600.
This, and welcome to OCN.
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Ok, I set it and got CPU-z to recognize it at 800 mhz. The max memory bandwidth is still sitting at 667 (or a number similar to that) but as I understand it, the value is hard coded onto the memory and won't change. I am not over locking my memory am I?

I figured the processor would be somewhat overkill, although I do encode a large amount of hd video on the machine using sony vegas and had hoped to improve the performance I was getting doing that as well.

You all seem to have your shit together here And are pretty locked on. Hope the site up grade went smooth and I definitely look forward to more learning on this site.

Muqtar
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Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 6.0Gb/s Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC I... Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Samsung Synchmaster 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 6.0Gb/s Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC I... Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Samsung Synchmaster 
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