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post #1 of 19
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Hi all. New to the OC.net world so I thought I'd jump right in and show a few pics of my setup. Nothing too flash but we've all started somewhere right?

Specs, mods etc...



- AMD64 3700 running @ ~2.46
- Asus A8N-SLi Premium 1009 bios
- 2Gb DDR Ram (generic brand - yuk)
- XFX 7950GX2 1Gb xxx
- TT Tough Power PSU 750W (Sli, modular etc)
- Swiftech Ultra Extreme water cooling kit (Apogee, double fan rad, 1/2" tubing)
- Large 5.25" bay reservoir
- Chasis respray in matt black (internal)
- Exterior respray in gloss midnight back (w/clear)
- Trim resprayed in brunswick green (w/clear)
- Windowed side
- BB fans throughout

Thats about all really. Now some pics. Please excuse the ugly green cable sleaving. They seemed like a good idea at the time but have since been removed.










And just for fun... heres on of my work computers. Built mostly out of spare parts or parts that were cheap/free. (DFI something ultra, Ath64, 2gig DDR, 6600GT AGP, Evercool WC system) Its ***** but its better than a workstation.




Well thats it from me. Hope you all liked the pics. In the next week or so the A8N and chip will get torn out and replaced with a Crosshair and AM2-something.

Look forward to comments, ideas etc. Cheers
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post #2 of 19
Hey there mate..welcome along.

Some nice hardware you got going there.
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post #3 of 19
Welcome to the forum mate! Another Aussie to join the ranks here at Overclock.net Nice rigs mate. I was having a few drinks with a bird (Lisa) from up your way last week. See you on the forums mate
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post #4 of 19
Welcome aboard! In that last pic, is your mouse pad water cooled?
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post #5 of 19
Welcome to the Forums, nice rig you got going on there....What kind of temp's are you getting with it?
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post #6 of 19
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Thanks everyone. Y

eah alot of the gear in there is OK. Unfortunatly any real hope for OCing properly is killed by the crappy RAM. One thing I have noticed though, is that pushing the CPU any harder than the 110% in AIBooster causes the 7950 to display artifacts. Havnt really researched much about it yet tho, so it might be an easy fix...

@ pjlietz : LOL, nah mate. Thats the VGA waterblock from the Evercool hanging in the breeze. It doesnt mount onto the 6600GT I got in there and i couldnt be arsed removing it.

That computer is setup in my office at the local high school, where some of the teachers ask me to give talks on hardware etc.... Hence the perspex case, really good for explaining and showing what everything is.

EDIT: CPU temp currently with the aircon on about 26C are at about 33C. I've never seen it above 45C under load though.
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post #7 of 19
For the love of a good AC unit in this country. It was 35c here today in the shade and I had a reported core temp of 68C! Nothing a blast with the old compressor didnt fix and got it down to a little better of 58C.

Good to see you getting something from work mate

We will get that rig nice and clocked up here no worries. For a start AI booster is not the way to go for your overclocking. In time that 3700 may well just be sitting pretty at 3000 or so MHz.
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post #8 of 19
Decent temps...You might want to try OC manually in bios, software oc isn't the best..Welcome again you are well represented by the other Aussie's here they all seem like good people...
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post #9 of 19
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Yeah im fairly new to the finer arts of OCing and look forward to learning.

In addition to those 2 computers, I also have a stock cooled machine with A8n-Sli premium, Ath 64 3500, 2 Gig of the same RAM and a pair of old 6600GTs in SLi, that I dont mind learning on and risking parts. Since I'll be getting a Crosshair and AM2 for my main rig in the next week or so, i'll endup with a spare processor and mobo if I pop something.

BTW: 38C today here. Buildup is on the way. Hello 42C+ with 95% humidity. Yay.
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post #10 of 19
That heat and humidity sounds like Arkansas in the summertime...It's about 50f here this morning I've got all the windows open and fans on, shivering and shaking and boy does it feel good....
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