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post #1 of 10
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Ok so I built this system about 2 weeks ago and I've think I've settled down on what I want everything running at. I'm looking for feedback, advice and critique for possible upgrades, tweaking etc. I feel a little iffy about running my E8400 @ 1.31 but it seems that's what it takes to get it stable for some reason.

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Motherboard: EVGA 780i 3-way SLi
CPU: Intel E8400 @ 4.05GHz (9x450) 1.31v
RAM: Corsair XMS2 DHX 4GB (2x2GB) @ 900MHz 5-6-6-21 (1:1)
Video Cards: 2x BFG 8800GTX SLi @ 680MHz/1GHz (Clock/Memory)
Hard drives: 2x WD 640GB (2x 320GB platters) running RAID-0 (150MB/sec reads)

+Rep for feedback!

Thanks!



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post #2 of 10
9/10

I dream of your graphics cards....

The RAM timings seem wierd to me - but if it works - go with it.
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post #3 of 10
not bad whats your 3dmark06 score
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post #4 of 10
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RAM timings are down for now, I was tracking instability and it seemed to be due to the FSB and low vcore so I had to bump it up to 1.31v, I'll probably tighten the RAM timings again.

3DMark06 score is in my sig.
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post #5 of 10
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post #6 of 10
Your vcore on the 8400 is fine up to 1.36v, but the lower the better =)

People who have their vcore over 1.46v for extensive periods of the time have reported CPU failiure, and a decrease in overclocking capabilities, some were even unable to OC their chip anymore after a while - So your volts are fine

Nice system, make sure those GTX's dont get too hot mate =)

Nice one on the 9700NT also - looks awsome, im getting the pure copper one myself [Read the signature =P]
    
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Oh, and 10/10 for your system btw
    
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks for the feedback. It seems like my sweet spot for 4.05 is 1.31v. I can go as low as 1.26v as long as I don't play games like Crysis etc. I'll be sure to post some pics soon.
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post #9 of 10
4GHz with 1.31v is a good OC mate =) Nice one
    
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post #10 of 10
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Thanks again, added pics in first post for everyone to view. I know cable management at the bottom is a bit of a mess but there's not much room to work with in the Antec 900 and considering I have 4 case fans, 2 cathodes and 4x6-pin PCI-Ex connectors I'd say it's not "so," bad.
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