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post #1 of 18
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So I've taken the plunge for this new LGA 1156 business.

HARDWARE
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 Quad(new)
Mobo: MSI P55-GD65 (new)
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24
GPUs: Asus Matrix GTX 260 896MB x2 in SLI
PSU: PC Power & Cooling 750W Silencer
HDD (OS): Western Digital 300GB 10,000RPM Velociraptor SATA
HDDs (Storage): WD 1TB Caviar Green, Samsung 1TB EcoGreen F2
Case: CoolerMaster HAF932

COOLING
CPU Heatsink: Zalman CNPS10X Extreme (new)
Heatsink Fan: Zalman (incl. with heatsink)
Thermal Paste: Zalman (incl. with heatsink)
GPU Cooling: Stock "Matrix" heatsinks
Case Fans (Intake): 2x230mm CoolerMaster (front, side)
Case Fans (Exhaust): 1x230mm CoolerMaster (top), 1x140mm CoolerMaster (rear)
Other: Antec SpotCool (RAM)

SOFTWARE
OS: Windows XP 32-bit SP3 Soon: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit (in the mail)
Monitoring: SpeedFan, Core Temp, GPU-Z, CPU-Z
GPU tuning: RivaTuner, iTracker (until able to determine registry values for voltage setting)
Stability testing: GPU Folding @ home
Benchmarks: TBD
Edited by EvilGenius007 - 9/21/09 at 12:53am
    
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2009.09.22: Initial build pics









Edited by EvilGenius007 - 9/22/09 at 2:20am
    
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post #3 of 18
Ohhh nice, subbed!
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post #4 of 18
Looks solid, did you already order it? The only thing is I would take another heatsink over the Zalman as they tend to be overpriced and lacking compared to newer ones. Go with Megahalems or something.
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post #5 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
Looks solid, did you already order it?
Picked up the new components (mobo, CPU & cooler) from MicroCenter in Columbus, OH yesterday & assembled last night. Had to work before I got to do much overclocking (was working on the GPUs) today. I'll probably be fully fiddling with it Monday.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
The only thing is I would take another heatsink over the Zalman as they tend to be overpriced and lacking compared to newer ones. Go with Megahalems or something.
Zalman wasn't my first choice (the Prolimatech Mega Shadow was), but MicroCenter had it in stock and price matched NewEgg on it, saving me $9.50.
    
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post #6 of 18
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Currently folding both cards at 738 core, 1728 shader, 999 mem. Will see if I can get 12 hours stable, then start playing around with the CPU.

Haven't had much luck finding a way to adjust the voltage on these cards besides the iTracker software, which is an unstable resource hog capable of tuning only the top card.

Updated my list of software. If anyone has suggestions for tweaking/monitoring programs, I'd be interested in using a couple of more tools as needed.
    
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post #7 of 18
try asus smartdoctor for playing with voltage
post #8 of 18
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Cards are now 13 hours in at 738/1728/999, good enough for me.

Time to start working on CPU! Did some brief stress testing with Prime95 to establish baseline temps under load, showing about 36°C idle / 50°C load in CoreTemp 0.99.5.27 -- the temps SpeedFan 4.39 is showing are ~16°C at idle & 36°C at load... I wish!
    
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post #10 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
Touché... I'll track down the camera later tonight and try to rectify matters.

Here's a tease:

Edited by EvilGenius007 - 9/21/09 at 3:37pm
    
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