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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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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 955 @ 3.8ghz/athlon IIx2 245 3.7ghz gigabyte 790xt ud4p msi 3850 256MB (750,954) corsair ddr3 1455 @ 8-8-8-21 
Hard DriveOSPower
820 GB vista x64 700 watt dual rail 
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phenom 2 955 @ 3.8ghz/athlon IIx2 245 3.7ghz gigabyte 790xt ud4p msi 3850 256MB (750,954) corsair ddr3 1455 @ 8-8-8-21 
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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.
6 Core Beast
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 970 @ 4Ghz Asus Rampage II GENE EVGA GTX480 SSC 12GB Crucial Dominators 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
300GB VelociRaptor Windows 7 Pro x64 2x Dell 2208 WFP Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Antec P180 Mini Logitech G9 iCENAT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k ASUS Maximus V GENE EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti+ 3GB w/Backplate 8GB Kingston Hyper-X 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
320GB Samsung 7200rpm Thermalright Venomous X W7 Pro x64 22" Dell Ultrasharp 
Power
Corsair CX500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD XII 250 MSI 790FX-GD70 EVGA GTS450 8GB Corsair Dominators 
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Raptor 150GB OS + 8TB Data Windows 7 x64 Pro 47" Vizio TV OCZ 650W 
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i7 970 @ 4Ghz Asus Rampage II GENE EVGA GTX480 SSC 12GB Crucial Dominators 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
300GB VelociRaptor Windows 7 Pro x64 2x Dell 2208 WFP Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Antec P180 Mini Logitech G9 iCENAT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k ASUS Maximus V GENE EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti+ 3GB w/Backplate 8GB Kingston Hyper-X 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
320GB Samsung 7200rpm Thermalright Venomous X W7 Pro x64 22" Dell Ultrasharp 
Power
Corsair CX500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD XII 250 MSI 790FX-GD70 EVGA GTS450 8GB Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Raptor 150GB OS + 8TB Data Windows 7 x64 Pro 47" Vizio TV OCZ 650W 
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HAF 932 
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Looking great
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 320 GB 7200 RPM Lite-On iHAS124-04 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 2333HD 
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Logitech G11 Mushkin 550300 800w PSU Coolermaster NV 690 Logitech MX 518 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 320 GB 7200 RPM Lite-On iHAS124-04 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 2333HD 
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Logitech G11 Mushkin 550300 800w PSU Coolermaster NV 690 Logitech MX 518 
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