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You could argue that you might need it, I mean, the XFX HD 5870 XXX model is running at 875/1300, whereas the Sapphire HD 5970 OC is 735/1000 with the same hardware. The faster clock speeds (even on a reference HD 5870 at 850/1200) is one of the reasons to go with a pair of HD 5870s instead of a single HD 5970. Is it worth the $200? I have no clue.




And good news: my friend is loaning me his broken Radeon X1950. I at least can use the PC, I just cannot game on it.
     
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Well, I did a stupid thing (sorta). Newegg just stocked the XFX Black Edition HD 5970s, so rather than waiting on a standard one, I ordered one of the black editions. That is, I am getting the XFX HD-597A-CNB9 rather than waiting on the XFX HD-597A-CNF9.
     
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FYI Blitz, XFX's Software has issues with 64Bit and no support right now.
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Originally Posted by blitz6804 View Post
Well, I did a stupid thing (sorta). Newegg just stocked the XFX Black Edition HD 5970s, so rather than waiting on a standard one, I ordered one of the black editions. That is, I am getting the XFX HD-597A-CNB9 rather than waiting on the XFX HD-597A-CNF9.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
FYI Blitz, XFX's Software has issues with 64Bit and no support right now.
Yup...

Definitely stupid. lol
No GPU(or multiple GPUs) are worth >$700 IMHO. That on top of the borked OV tool...




Gonna be a badass card tho no doubt, just spent too much money on it.
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The good news: I got the card, and installed it into my rig. The bad news: I did not take it with me when I went to LI, nor is magic packet waking it up. Looks like I will not be able to test it until I get home. (;_

In other news, Merry Christmas to all the Christian readers of my thread.
     
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Great news: I just got a Prolimatech Megahalems for my Rig. Once I install it {about two weeks... (-_-)} I should be able to check clearance for RAM to see if I can buy some DDR2-1200.

EDIT: Apologies, it is actually a Prolimatech Mega Shadow. Same physical sink, but with a dark zinc coating.
     
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Blitz, I would suggest picking up some of these G.Skill Tridents, they use the same IC's as the G.Skill 1200mhz sticks, and if nothing else, will pull off 1174mhz easy.

They are also the same IC's as my OCZ Platinum Low Voltage (Elipda)

http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...61mhz-5-a.html

Check that thread for plenty of great results with the sticks.

1174mhz
1146mhz

Unfortunately Phenom I CPU's have a HT Clock limit of 220. And pushing past that barrier is like moving a mountain.
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Those are the DDR2-1066 CAS 5 version of the Tridents. I was looking at the DDR2-1200 CAS 5 version of them, or if they would not fit under my heatsink after the fans are mounted, I was going to get the DDR2-1200 CAS 6 Ripjaws. The problem is, I am really leary of getting another set of G.Skill DDR2-1066 given my (lack of) luck with my F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK. Do you know what ICs they have? They top out around DDR2-1080. Not to mention that the lack of a DDR2-667 divider is killing the ability to overclock further.
     
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They are El-cheapo Powerchips IC's. Basically that means they top out around 1066 cas 5, and can't really be pushed harder.

Platinum LV's will fit under any heatsink.

Either way:
Trident 1066 1.8v
Trident 1150 1.8v
Trident 1200 1.8v
Blade LV 1066
Blade LV 1150
Blade LV 1200
Platinum LV 1066
Platinum LV 1150

all use the same Elipda IC's, and clock really harder. I would only put 1.95v through them max, as I've found that anything past that does not get any more mhz out of them.

My sticks are good to about 1224mhz with a Phenom II (only limited by my Phenom I's 220 HT Clock limit.)

Also, with a 120x120x25mm fan installed, you should be able to fit your sticks in Chanel 2 on your Mobo (IE: DIMMs 2 & 4 or 3 & 4, can't remember which one it is exactly on your mobo.
Though, being a 38mm fan might cause problems. My best suggestion would be to just use 1 Ultra Kaze in a Pull position instead of both in Push/Pull. If you get the Tridents that is. Platinum LV's will have no problem.
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Is there any advantage to paying the $60 extra for the DDR2-1150s? Other than I can get a refund if they cannot do DDR2-1150. If the RAM can do DDR2-1120, I can get 3.64 GHz on the CPU, 1160 would permit 3.77 GHz, and 1200 would permit 3.9 GHz. (Assuming the CPU can now take a little more voltage with the better heatsink.)

My mom only ordered one fan bracket, not two, so I might just try a single fan for now to see how it cools and spend the other $7 ($3 for the clips, $4 for shipping) later if I want the other fan.
     
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Intel Core i7-3770k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 EVGA GeForce GTX 780 FTW (03G-P4-3784-KR) Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721075KLA330 Hitachi X Mobile 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG CH08LS10 (SATA BD-R / DVD±R / CD-RW) Prolimatech Megashadow Scythe S-Flex SFF21G x2 Scythe S-Flex SFF21F x2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright TR-FDB-1600 x4 XCLIO Amazing Fan 250mm Scythe Kama Bay SCKB-1000BK x3 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 
OSOSOSOS
Windows XP Home x64 SP3 (via Virtualbox) Fedora 15 LXDE (via Virtualbox) Slackware Linux XFCE (via Virtualbox) DOS 5.0 (via DOSbox) 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG 47LH40 Acer G276HL Gbd Acer G276HL Gbd Unicomp Classic 104 Black Buckling Spring PS2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone OP1000-E Modded Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS Logitech G500 Massive generic black foam mat 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty C... Denon AVR-1910 Polk Audio Monitor 40 Polk Audio Monitor 30 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Polk Audio CS1 Polk Audio PSW10 Jamo C400SUR Plantronics Gamecom 377 
AudioOtherOtherOther
LG HBM-235 Genovation ControlPad 683 Canon Imageclass MF4450 12" Dual White Cold Cathode Kit x3 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Microsoft Strategic Commander UPEK Eikon Digital Privacy Manager Logitech G27 Playseat Revolution (NASCAR) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Playseat Revolution Gearshift Holder Sony DualShock 3 Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 D-Link DBT-120 
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APC SMT1500 HP Photosmart 3210xi All-in-One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 Merom Toshiba ISRAA 1.0 (Socket 479) ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600 modded CCC 10.6 OCZ2MV6674GK 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HD20500 Western Digital Caviar Blue (WD6400BEVT-22A0RT0) Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-850S ATA Stock heatpipe system 
CoolingOSOSOS
Thermaltake Massive23 CS Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Windows XP Home x64 SP3 (via Virtualbox) DOS 5.0 (via DOSbox) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.0" Diagonal Widescreen WSXGA+ Internal only 19 V, 6.32 A Stock 17" Satellite shell (8.5 lbs) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Small generic black foam mat HP Thin USB Powered Speakers Fiio E5 Headphone Amplifier 
AudioOtherOther
Griffin iTrip P1141 Microsoft GPS 168 Toshiba Backpack PA1366U-1NCS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ Barton Hewlett-Packard 0024 ATI Mobility Radeon IGP-320M Crucial CT6464X265.16FG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Toshiba MK4021GAS Toshiba SD-R2512 Stock heatpipes Windows XP Home SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15.0" XGA TFT Internal only 18.5 V, 4.9 A Stock 15" Pavilion Shell (8 lbs) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX510 Gaming Optical Generic gel-based green Internal Altec Lansing only Targus PAU10KU 
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D-Link DWL-G650M Generic black messenger-style bag 
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