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Hi there. My name is Jeremy and I am from Virginia. I graduated college last summer with a major in Art. I got tired of my slow 2.0ghz single core laptop when gaming with my friends so I decided to do an upgrade and found that it would be cheaper to do a build myself. I read up on newegg and ordered my computer parts. Since then I have been getting my introduction into the gaming world and I use my awesome computer for everything....I keep all of my movies on it, pictures, tv shows, and of course lots of games. I am also into import tuner cars. Anyways that is a brief summary of who I am. I joined this site to learn about overclocking mainly cuz I am having a bit of a problem with figuring it out. Not sure if it is my motherboard or, more than likely, I am doing it wrong. Here are the specs of my computer system. Hope it's some good stuff.

XClio A380Color ATX Full Tower Case
AMD Phenom IIx6 1110T processor 3.3ghz and 3.7ghz turbo
16gb ddr3 1333 G. Skill ram
Foxconn A9DA AM3 890GX SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
TOPOWER Nano Series TOP-650PM 650W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
HITACHI 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Currently has my OS on it)Western Digital AV-GP WesternDigital 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Has all of my files on it)
Thermaltake CLW0211 Bigwater 760 Plus Dual Bay Drives Water Cooling System

ZALMAN ZM-M300 Black 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 2500 dpi Mouse
AZIO Levetron Mech5 KB577U Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry Black MX Switches
Logitech G51 310 watt computer speakers
Rosewill 300Mbps Wireless card

I also am awaiting my new G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-120GBP3 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal 7mm Solid State Drive. Should be here in the next few days and I am super excited about that.












post #2 of 8
Damm dude thats a REALLY interesting looking case u got there! I wonder how i mist it anyway..... Welcome to ocn bro theres alot of guys on here and gals lol who can teach u alot about overclocking etc..... Your into import cars as well u mentioned? I use to be a racer a few years back but had to change hobbys iam married now and have a daughter so i switched to pcs lol. I still kinda want to build myself an older subaru 22b the older boxy ones from JAPAN with a JUN aero kit on there and make it hella-flush! UUUUUUU! we can dream cant we lol? welcome to the club man thumb.gif btw your rig looks really nice and good job picking out the parts and doing the research on your own-thats the way to go!
     
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amd fx 6100 asus m5a97 msi radeon 6970 Msi radeon 6970  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair vengence BLUE  baracuda seagate 7200 rpm asus sata 24x drw thermaltake contac 30 cpu cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
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2 blue cathode lights and 4 coolmax blue led f... Modright sleeved blue molex to sata x 4  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
amd fx 6100 asus m5a97 msi radeon 6970 Msi radeon 6970  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair vengence BLUE  baracuda seagate 7200 rpm asus sata 24x drw thermaltake contac 30 cpu cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
OtherOther
2 blue cathode lights and 4 coolmax blue led f... Modright sleeved blue molex to sata x 4  
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post #3 of 8
You went with some weird parts for this build but good job.
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Thanks nz3777. I just added an album for my car on my profile, Check it out.

What exactly do you mean Rucka? Also I should note that I started with a build for $400 and I learned a lot from that build so after I got out of college I added more ram, liquid cooling, 3tb harddrive, video card, the new keyboard, and the new SSD I'm waiting on. I'm asking what you mean cuz I believe there is always more to learn ^___^ Also thx for your response as well. Oh I almost forgot! I should also add that I am currently running Windows 7 Ult
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Welcome to OCN Jeremy thumb.gif Enjoy your stay buddy biggrin.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770K Asus P8Z77M-Pro Zotac 670 Amp! Corsair Vengeance LP 8Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD 500Gb Blue WD 160Gb Blue LG DVDRW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Chimei 23LH Seasonic X760 Gold Fractal Arc Midi (Soon Fractal Arc Mini) 
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Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller Creative PCWorks LX520 
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL Pro Palit 9800GT Super+ Team Xtreem Dark 4Gb 
Optical DriveMonitorPowerCase
LG DVDRW NEC CRT 17in Acbel iPower 560 Ferrari Case (Soon Fractal Arc Midi) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2430M Lenovo 20078 (G470) AMD Radeon HD 6370M Kingston 4Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770K Asus P8Z77M-Pro Zotac 670 Amp! Corsair Vengeance LP 8Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD 500Gb Blue WD 160Gb Blue LG DVDRW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Chimei 23LH Seasonic X760 Gold Fractal Arc Midi (Soon Fractal Arc Mini) 
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Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller Creative PCWorks LX520 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL Pro Palit 9800GT Super+ Team Xtreem Dark 4Gb 
Optical DriveMonitorPowerCase
LG DVDRW NEC CRT 17in Acbel iPower 560 Ferrari Case (Soon Fractal Arc Midi) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2430M Lenovo 20078 (G470) AMD Radeon HD 6370M Kingston 4Gb 
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Welcome! wave2.gif
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Just upgraded my motherboard, SSD I mentioned in first post came in and is installed, and upgraded my processor. Processor is an AMD FX-8650 Eight Core. Motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


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Welcome Jeremy! Wait until you build with Intel:)
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