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Hi, I've had this system for a couple of months now with no real problems. Generally happy with its performance till i downloaded 3DMark06. Finding that i only came 177th out of 211 similar systems kinda made me want to get into overclocking. If nothing else just to try and get the best out of my system.

(My specs should be at the bottom of this post but this is my 1st post so i can't tell if it will work lol)

I'm going to go search these forums now for tips and ideas about how far i can push my components.

If anyone has any thoughts or anything feel free to post them for me. Weather it be links to good sites or tutorials or just basic feedback on my system specs (if theres things holding me back that i can replace i wanna know).

So anyway, HI, and i hope to see you all round the forums
My Comp
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770 Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ASUS DIrect CU II 7970  HyperX Blu Red Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Velociraptor  Samsung 840 EVO iHAS 124 Noctua NH-U12F 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" 120hz Acer Roccat Ryos TKL (Blues) Fractal Design Newton R3 Smart Modular 800W Fractal R4 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-900x 
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My Comp
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770 Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ASUS DIrect CU II 7970  HyperX Blu Red Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Velociraptor  Samsung 840 EVO iHAS 124 Noctua NH-U12F 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" 120hz Acer Roccat Ryos TKL (Blues) Fractal Design Newton R3 Smart Modular 800W Fractal R4 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-900x 
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post #2 of 10
Nice system and Welcome to oc.net
post #3 of 10
HI and WELCOME
Get the posts on that started in the AMD section and the fun will begin!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
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X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
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MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
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post #4 of 10
Welcome to the site.

Nice rig.
2 OP pls nerf
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i5 6400 Skylake Asus Z170-E ATX Asus GTX 1060 6GB GeIL 16GB DDR4 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Western Digital EZRZ 3TB Cryorig H7 Acer XF270HU 
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Philips SHP9500S Lepai LP-2020A+ AudioSource LS100 Polk Audio PSW111 
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i5 6400 Skylake Asus Z170-E ATX Asus GTX 1060 6GB GeIL 16GB DDR4 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Western Digital EZRZ 3TB Cryorig H7 Acer XF270HU 
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Philips SHP9500S Lepai LP-2020A+ AudioSource LS100 Polk Audio PSW111 
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hhihihihi
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3000 Venice @ 2.7Ghz DFI NF4 Lanparty Connect3D x800xl 1gb OCZ Gold BH5 @ 245Mhz 2-2-2-6 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 250GB Pioneer DVD Windows XP Pro SP2 X2GEN 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ Modstream 520w CM Centurion 5 MX510 SteelPad QCK+ 
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3000 Venice @ 2.7Ghz DFI NF4 Lanparty Connect3D x800xl 1gb OCZ Gold BH5 @ 245Mhz 2-2-2-6 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 250GB Pioneer DVD Windows XP Pro SP2 X2GEN 22" LCD 
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OCZ Modstream 520w CM Centurion 5 MX510 SteelPad QCK+ 
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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
Welcome to the site.

Nice rig.
Cheers lads.

I built this system for gaming but when i decided to overclock it i added in a couple of non stock coolers to help

I had a play with the Dynamic Overclocking function on the bios and it seems a pretty sweet idea in theory. Lets hope it works.

I used the nVidia nTune tool that came with my mobo software and i have to say its a piece of crap. If your not familiar with it, the basic thinking behind it is it finds the best possible OC'ing settings for your system and applys them for you, without the need to go into the bios and break things if you don't know what your doing.

In realitly what it does is play a random ass clip of dancin aliens over and over for hours and then when it gets to the end of the cycle it just keeps on going and the only way to stop it is to end it and loose all the changes its made.

or maybe it just doesnt like me...
My Comp
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770 Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ASUS DIrect CU II 7970  HyperX Blu Red Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Velociraptor  Samsung 840 EVO iHAS 124 Noctua NH-U12F 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" 120hz Acer Roccat Ryos TKL (Blues) Fractal Design Newton R3 Smart Modular 800W Fractal R4 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-900x 
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My Comp
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770 Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ASUS DIrect CU II 7970  HyperX Blu Red Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Velociraptor  Samsung 840 EVO iHAS 124 Noctua NH-U12F 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" 120hz Acer Roccat Ryos TKL (Blues) Fractal Design Newton R3 Smart Modular 800W Fractal R4 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-900x 
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post #7 of 10
BIOS is the way to go, especialy with a great board like that!

Welcome to the forums, Mr. Pig! Enjoy your time here, and I hope to see you around!
Morpheus Mini
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700T SN970 GTX 960 Crucial CT102464BF160B 
Hard DriveOSAudio
Samsung 850 Evo M.2 Windows 10 Pro MOTU Audio Express 
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Morpheus Mini
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i7-6700T SN970 GTX 960 Crucial CT102464BF160B 
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Samsung 850 Evo M.2 Windows 10 Pro MOTU Audio Express 
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post #8 of 10
nice to have you welcome and enjoy your stay...
My System
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CPUOS
I7 Q720 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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I7 Q720 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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post #9 of 10
Welcome to the site.

Nice Box!!!!!
BLACK
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 3.4 EVGA 780i FTW 2X XFX 9800 GTX 8 Gigs of Tracers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 Raptor 74 Gig in Raid0 & 1 WDC 1Tb Asus DVD R/W Vista Ultimate x64 DELL UltraSharp 2405 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard PC Power & Cooling Slencer 750 Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
Mouse Pad
X-TRACK RIPPER 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 3.4 EVGA 780i FTW 2X XFX 9800 GTX 8 Gigs of Tracers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 Raptor 74 Gig in Raid0 & 1 WDC 1Tb Asus DVD R/W Vista Ultimate x64 DELL UltraSharp 2405 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard PC Power & Cooling Slencer 750 Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
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X-TRACK RIPPER 
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post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Just thought i'd say thanks to everyone whos helped me out round here so far.

With a few tweaks i've bumped my 36mark06 score up by 1000 points in the last week or so

My Comp
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770 Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ASUS DIrect CU II 7970  HyperX Blu Red Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Velociraptor  Samsung 840 EVO iHAS 124 Noctua NH-U12F 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" 120hz Acer Roccat Ryos TKL (Blues) Fractal Design Newton R3 Smart Modular 800W Fractal R4 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-900x 
  hide details  
Reply
My Comp
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770 Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ASUS DIrect CU II 7970  HyperX Blu Red Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Velociraptor  Samsung 840 EVO iHAS 124 Noctua NH-U12F 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" 120hz Acer Roccat Ryos TKL (Blues) Fractal Design Newton R3 Smart Modular 800W Fractal R4 
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-900x 
  hide details  
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