Originally Posted by cathode
Nice work, how much did this whole setup cost? And what parts were you able to cannibalize from your old system?
I would say the system cost me about $3000, but it's been a while now so I can't tell you for sure. The only thing I used from my old system was the PSU and the GPU's. Everything else was brand new.
I just updated the system a little bit and put in a patriot ssd and made the raptor a secondary drive for temp files and downloads. Only took me 12 minutes 25 seconds to install Windows 7 from start to finish. I will never use a mechanical drive as the main drive again. The other thing I updated is I took out the 320GB raid1 and made it a 1TB raid1. No worries on space now
Originally Posted by FlashG
Looks fantastic!!! Wow....
You are going to LOVE your 920. Its probably the best choice of all the i7s... so much overclocking room. Good choice to water cool the rest of your board because you are going to o/c by pushing up the base clock.
You can hit pretty high o/cs with the 920 without even increasing the voltage. IF you need to increase the voltage, try to keep the voltage of the other two on-cpu buses (QPI and non-core) to within 0.5 mV of the core. For example, if you get REALLY extreme and you need to push the core up to 1.6 or 1.65, up the other non-cores to 1.45... or there abouts. I was having problems pushing my core speed really high and was concerned about the voltage going much higher but after I upped the other two non-core buses, I was able to back right off the core voltge and get lots more speed from it.
Your system looks great... I am learning lots from seeing your build. Please post more pics soon.
Thanks for the reply and compliment. I have had some trouble overclocking, only got it up to about 3.2Ghz. I left it there and just had my fun, but if you have any advice on overclocking let me know. Good luck with your setup.