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Project Dreadnought
- ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 - Intel Core i5 2500k -

After introducing myself over here: DreadDave says hallo: Greetings from Germany
I'd like to share with you this new build on a budget. It has taken quite a while, but now,
an oldschool case and some newfangled hardware make for the start of a solid project.

I hope you enjoy the pics and writeup as much as I did making them.
Stay tuned for more as the edges get smoothed out and this battleship gets up to full steam.

Hardware:
  • Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3
  • Intel Core i5 2500k CPU
  • Seasonic SS-650JT PSU
  • nVidia GeForce 9600 GT
  • Chieftec Case
  • PC-16000 DDR3 RAM

Tons more pics and details at the - Project Dreadnought - build page.



Some highlights from the build page for you:
Waiting on a decent heatsink is taking it's toll. I'm itching to see what this baby can really do.
Not with this pathetic cooler though.

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So far 3.9GHz with vCore of 1.136 is all I've dared.
Temps are pushing 80° after 20 min of Prime95.
As a starting point, it'll do. Gaming temps are around 60°'C tops.

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Some info on these settings:

PLL Overvoltage: Off
Load Line Calib.: Standard 0%
VRM Frequency: 350
Phase Control: Extreme
CPU Current: 100%
CPU Voltage Offset: Minus -1.4v

100x39 - VCore 1.136v
100x16 - VCore 0.55v - 0.81v (swings a lot at idle)

Windows crashes on start @ 100x40.
No boot with VCore Offset -1.45v.


Plans are laid for a serious CPU cooler. Check out these killer case-modding skillz:

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As noted above, you can see the whole story at:
- Project Dreadnought -

'Till next time,
-DreadDave
 
Project MARS
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 nVidia GeForce 9600 GT DDR3 RAM (800MHz) - 2x4GB 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Standard Intel Heatsink Windows 7 Pro 64bit Belinea 19" 1920 x 1080 Seasonic SS-650JT 650 Watt Power Supply 
Case
Chieftec Legacy Battleship 
CPUMotherboardGraphics
AMD Athlon XP-M ABit NF7 (nVidia-nForce2) XFX NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS  
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Project MARS
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 nVidia GeForce 9600 GT DDR3 RAM (800MHz) - 2x4GB 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Standard Intel Heatsink Windows 7 Pro 64bit Belinea 19" 1920 x 1080 Seasonic SS-650JT 650 Watt Power Supply 
Case
Chieftec Legacy Battleship 
CPUMotherboardGraphics
AMD Athlon XP-M ABit NF7 (nVidia-nForce2) XFX NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS  
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