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New Build for a Friend :] *Round 2*

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Build #2 for another friend this year. Yay :] these are both people with old computers (like had the same one for years....) and now decided to upgrade ! :]

the last computer i built for one friend beginning of this year was spec'd as followed :
  • AMD Phenom II 940 AM2+
  • ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe
  • Sapphire HD4870 1GB
  • Corsair Dominator 2 x 2GB DDR2 1066
  • Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
  • Samsung 22x DVD-RW
  • Corsair TX750W
  • Antec Nine-Hundred
  • Xigmatek S1283

This first build made me experience AMD's new AM2+ line of processors since i went to my current computer from AMD's 939 line. Gave me the chance to work with the Antec 900 as well as the new Phenom II line.




Now this new build for another friend, higher budget, newer components are released, and was spec'd as followed :
  • AMD Phenom II 955 AM3
  • Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P
  • XFX HD 4890 1GB
  • OCZ 4 x 2GB DDR3 1600
  • Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
  • Corsair TX750W
  • Cooler Master CM690
  • ThermalRight Ultra Extreme 120 w/ 2 Scythe S-Flex F [Push/Pull Config]

Another fun build. AM3 line of the Phenom II's. First DDR3 build i've done. Get to play with the new HD4890 by the newly accustomed to ATI, XFX. As well, get to play with the 690 [which i love ] and the infamous TRUE heatsink.


New hardware *cough* toys :]


hd4890. wow. i like the black pcb and decal. good job XFX :]


omg. its the TRUE


*drools* :] its so nice. i want one. Lol


Added the Scythe S-Flex F's. OoOo... the fan clips aren't as bad as people say. i was confused on how to put the clips on at first though. Then i looked at the instructions. haha.


oOo Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P and the Phenom II 955 with some Diamond IC TIM :]


Mounted the heatsink and inserted the video card. quick test before installing into case.


pulling all the cables through the small hole =X man the tx750w has a lot of cables. Lol =X o well.


plugged everything in for testing incase i grounded somewhere =X


the money shot xD didnt know u couldn't rotate the TRUE on AM2 mount. guess its only for the LGA775 mount. o well. down=>up airflow isnt bad either.


pretty much done... =D
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Now its time for overclocking stage. having lots of trouble. I'm not familiar with all the names. Dunoe which does what.

i get up to 3.7 at 200 x 18.5 with stock ALL. boots to windows.

when i get to 3.8 at 200 x 19. i get blue screens after loading screen. according to WaLshy's quote, bluescreen means memory instability. i already set the memory on a divider at 4x [800mhz]. didnt help. bumped to +0.025v on cpu voltage control. didnt help. what should i do =X

i tried upping the DDR3 voltage control to 1.7v [what is stock for ddr3?] and it restarts before it gets to loading screen =X 1.8v and 1.9v gets me thru loading screen but BSOD's. so i dont think its a ddr3 voltage problem. =X

imma try dropping the ddr3 volt back to auto. same for teh voltage. then go to 18.5 multi and upping the clock.

wow 202 x 18.5 with +0.100v doesnt boot all the way. still bsod's. im missing something... cant be stuck at 3.7ghz =X help plz
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good job man, lets see the clocks
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post #4 of 5
Nice build. Sadly I cant help with the overclocking of that chip, but I know someone will.

One little bit of nitpicking is that I would drop the HD down two spots. That way it gets some airflow which will help its life. That would really help if your friend keeps this computer awhile like the last one. Otherwise that looks like a solid build.
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Kingston HyperX 3K Thermalright Venomous X W7 Pro x64 22" Dell Ultrasharp 
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Corsair CX500 
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amd a10-7700k ASrock FM2A88M-HD+ Corsair Dominator 2x2GB Toshiba 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Kingston HyperX 3K Thermalright Venomous X W7 Pro x64 22" Dell Ultrasharp 
Power
Corsair CX500 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
amd a10-7700k ASrock FM2A88M-HD+ Corsair Dominator 2x2GB Toshiba 
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Looking great
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Samsung 850 Pro 128GB  Western Digital Blue 1TB  Asus 24x DVD Burner  Enermax ETS-T40-TB  
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Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit  Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE Corsair Vengeance K70 MX Blue  
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Samsung 850 Pro 128GB  Western Digital Blue 1TB  Asus 24x DVD Burner  Enermax ETS-T40-TB  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit  Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE Corsair Vengeance K70 MX Blue  
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