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Nice build.
post #32 of 38
I'm really loving the C70 black.
post #33 of 38
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The cables are the best I could do--none of the cables you see were long enough to be routed through the back. Im sure I could clean it up a bit more, but it's not going to get much better than that. Going to try checking the power connectors first, then the drivers. If not that, I'll test each card individually. Then if I still have problems I'll sit down and cry try going through the memory dumps.

Buy some pre-sleeved PSU extension cables for a relative pittance to make it nicer. Seriously, for so many reasons.
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After running Windows Memory Diagnostic, it seems that the RAM is at fault. The machine will boot with XMP profile at 2800 CAS 12, but will fail the memtest. Bumped up the RAM to 1.67v (as high as I want to go) and it still failed. I backed it down to DDR3-1333 and there aren't any issues. What's the best way to go about this? I don't have any spare RAM laying around I can just give him while this kit is being RMAd, and he leaves to college Sunday. I'll keep tweaking the timings and see if I can get it to stabilize. How frustrating though--$730 worth of Corsair's "fanatically screened" RAM and it won't run at its advertised timings and speeds.

Drop the RAM speed slightly to 2400 and tighten the timings slightly. That's what I would do. Otherwise I imagine adding some voltage to the memory controller or something similar could be the answer.

Killer build. I hope you get it running acceptably soon enough.
post #34 of 38
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Buy some pre-sleeved PSU extension cables for a relative pittance to make it nicer. Seriously, for so many reasons.
Drop the RAM speed slightly to 2400 and tighten the timings slightly. That's what I would do. Otherwise I imagine adding some voltage to the memory controller or something similar could be the answer.

Killer build. I hope you get it running acceptably soon enough.
I'd do that, but the due date is fast approaching. I sent a picture and he said the cables are fine, however he was not happy about the RAM. I have yet to start overclocking manually, but I got it to 2400 no problem. CPU overclocked to 4600 without any voltage adjustments (actually I made it go 1.3v), and temps are staying under 40 idle. Benchmarks approaching soon.
Edited by kvswim - 8/16/13 at 9:11am
 
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Here's a little sneak peek you guys. RAM is currently stable at DDR3-2400 CAS 12 1.65v, and CPU is 4.4 Ghz 1.25v. GPUs are left at their stock clocks. Let me know what [free] benchmarks you want to see done!

 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P MSI Radeon 6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC OCZ Gold DDR2-800 
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post #36 of 38
You really need to do something with them cables. Take willibj advice and get some sleeved extensions.
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I definitely would; but this computer ships out tomorrow morning. Can't really do anything about it, plus the owner said it was fine.
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Looks like a pretty sweet build. Only time I ever built a rig with that kind of money was for a close friend so it was all hardware (think he had around $3300 to spend).

Other than the wires as mentioned, looks like a good build!
     
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