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post #1 of 5
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I just recently finished my first build. What do you think of the setup or what could I have done different to make it better?

- P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor
- Diamond Radeon HD 3850 256mb Graphics Card
- OCZ Reaper 2048mb PC6400 DDR2 800mhz Memory
- Masscool 8WA741 CPU Fan
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 80gb SATA-300 Hard Drive
- Lite-On LH 20A1S Super Allwrite SATA DVD Burner
- Ultra Grid Case and X-Connect Power Supply 700w

Everything is running great right now and I've just started to put it through some tests. I hear a lot about 3dMark but what are some other good tests to run. I also downloaded AIBooster for Asus boards to overclock and the CPU temp that it reads is much lower than the one that HWMoniter reads. Which one should I go with.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Diamond Radeon HD 3850 OCZ Reaper 2048mb PC6400 DDR2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 80gb SATA-300 Lite-On LH 20A1S WinXP Pro 46" Sony Bravia V Series 
PowerCase
Ultra X-Connect 700W Ultra Grid 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Diamond Radeon HD 3850 OCZ Reaper 2048mb PC6400 DDR2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 80gb SATA-300 Lite-On LH 20A1S WinXP Pro 46" Sony Bravia V Series 
PowerCase
Ultra X-Connect 700W Ultra Grid 
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post #2 of 5
I personally would have gotten a bigger HDD, and a different CPU cooler (dont know that one) . . other than that looks to me. DO you plan to overclock it?


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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 Radeon HD 6950 GSkill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung XP941 Noctura NH-D14 8.1 Pro QNIX 27" @ 1440, AOC 27" @ 1080, Dell 24" @ 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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Phenom II x4 965 WE Red Seagate Intel SSD 
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WR Raptor  Silenx Fans x2 120mm Win 7 x2 Unraid 
OSCase
pfsense Rackmount 16 bay hot-swap 
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i3 2100t Gigabyte integrated 2x 8GB GSkill 
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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Right now with using the AIBooster I have it overclocked to 3.2mhz but that's all I've done as of now. I'm taking my time at it, as I've never done this before. The CPU fan is pretty sweet so far. It's keeping everything nice and cool! I plan on adding another HDD later for sure.
First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Diamond Radeon HD 3850 OCZ Reaper 2048mb PC6400 DDR2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 80gb SATA-300 Lite-On LH 20A1S WinXP Pro 46" Sony Bravia V Series 
PowerCase
Ultra X-Connect 700W Ultra Grid 
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First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Diamond Radeon HD 3850 OCZ Reaper 2048mb PC6400 DDR2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 80gb SATA-300 Lite-On LH 20A1S WinXP Pro 46" Sony Bravia V Series 
PowerCase
Ultra X-Connect 700W Ultra Grid 
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
I was able to get it up to 3.55ghz @ 28C but everytime I tried to get 3.6 it would get unstable. How do you go about adjusting the memory timings on this motherboard?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Diamond Radeon HD 3850 OCZ Reaper 2048mb PC6400 DDR2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 80gb SATA-300 Lite-On LH 20A1S WinXP Pro 46" Sony Bravia V Series 
PowerCase
Ultra X-Connect 700W Ultra Grid 
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First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe Diamond Radeon HD 3850 OCZ Reaper 2048mb PC6400 DDR2 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 80gb SATA-300 Lite-On LH 20A1S WinXP Pro 46" Sony Bravia V Series 
PowerCase
Ultra X-Connect 700W Ultra Grid 
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post #5 of 5
wow didn't think they had 7200.10 80gb drives

Use the bios, don't use AI Suite's Overclocking utility.

Look under advanced bios features or something like that in the bios
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