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Those were good score IMHO.

No both cards are fine but disappointing a little, and pissing me off. I cant seem for the life of me get my OC tools to work with BOTH cards. I can get my overvoltage for both but am then limited to 900 core clock(which is not nearly enough! need at least to be able to got up to 1010.) or I can get core up to 1300 but no fan control on the second card..... I wonder If I can get the fan cable over to the other card..... Nah not enough room

So getting a little pissed and would love to have both ATI and Nvidia cards rendering because they do different things better then the other. For instance Nvidia does water great while ATI just about sucks at it.

Hey I got an Idea you could send me one of your 480's to play with for a week then I can send it back
lol....yeah, I'll think about that.
 
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lol....yeah, I'll think about that.
LMAO why is it no one will do that???? Anyway I have pretty much made up my mind that I am going to sell my 5870's and get a 580, and then about a month after get a block for it Just need to get the FS thread up
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It should only take one or two DVD's more then likly one.

EDIT: 'd
I succesfully made the Recovery DVD(s) but it used up 5 dvds, but its only designed to be used for the laptop, so i can't do a fresh install of Win7 with the DVD's.

EDIT: Also, i can't make up my mind. My minds processing 3 things: Get CH formula upgrade, Get 2500K SB upgrade or buy tools for case mod.
Anyone here would take the SB upgrade over the CH formula/extreme?
Edited by Davidsen - 1/17/11 at 11:03am
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I succesfully made the Recovery DVD(s) but it used up 5 dvds, but its only designed to be used for the laptop, so i can't do a fresh install of Win7 with the DVD's.

EDIT: Also, i can't make up my mind. My minds processing 3 things: Get CH formula upgrade, Get 2500K SB upgrade or buy tools for case mod.
Anyone here would take the SB upgrade over the CH formula/extreme?
first order a piazza
SB=sound blaster ?
the formula has a very good sound system on the board
the asus formula is the best board there is for AM3 get it quick !
then order another piazza you will feel better
then order a 1090T ???
boy do i like piazza
Edited by Tweeky - 1/17/11 at 1:14pm
 
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I succesfully made the Recovery DVD(s) but it used up 5 dvds, but its only designed to be used for the laptop, so i can't do a fresh install of Win7 with the DVD's.

EDIT: Also, i can't make up my mind. My minds processing 3 things: Get CH formula upgrade, Get 2500K SB upgrade or buy tools for case mod.
Anyone here would take the SB upgrade over the CH formula/extreme?
I would go in this order
Get Crosshair
Get tools
Get Pizza

Wait I think I forgot something... No, Nope nothing. I would NEVER even think about getting sandy bridge! I am not and AMD fanboy I promise! I would get an i7 not a SB i7 but a real i7 that you can overclock, that does not have all the extra CRAP and locked FSB and not something that used Dual chancel when the last proc ran Triple channel! Ivy bridge, maybe but you could not pay me to use sandy bridge. If you gave me one I would sell it cheap!

Sorry for the rant but I think SB is a waste of silicon!
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first order a piazza
SB=sound blaster ?
the formula has a very good sound system on the board
the asus formula is the best board there is for AM3 get it quick !
then order another piazza you will feel better
then order a 1090T ???
boy do i like piazza
SB = Sandy Bridge. He was asking if any of us would upgrade to the 2500K.

The formula is an excellent board.

The Phenom II x6's are nice chips.

Sandy Bridge seems to be good as well, but I'd be interested to see how long these chips last at anything over 1.4v. With everyone treating them like the i7 9xx series chips, I think there are going to be some threads of people that have toasted them. So I'd either wait to see what happens, and prices drop, or wait for Ivy Bridge/Bulldozer.

If you have to upgrade right now, either:
- Get crosshair IV formula & x6
or
- Get a real i7 9xx series.

Pizza is excellent.
Edited by SilverSS/SC - 1/17/11 at 3:56pm
 
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i would get an i7 not a sb i7 but a real i7 that you can overclock, that does not have all the extra crap and locked fsb
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if you have to upgrade right now, either:
- get crosshair iv formula & x6
or
- get a real i7 9xx series.
qft.
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I wouldn't get a Sandy Bridge, you are paying the prices similar to the high end premium on a motherboard that is already obsolete and for a CPU going to be dwarfed in performance by its brother Ivy Bridge. I wouldn't get an I7 1366 socket as its really pricey soon to be obsolete. Ivy Bridge and Bulldozer may be where its at, and I am leaning towards Intel on this one.

If you are price oriented I would seriously consider a Sandy Bridge, but like I said, the memory architecture / motherboards are re-hash of the same gen technology already out.

If you want high end, and still save some bucks, AMD is still a great way to go. If you have to have the latest and greatest, then Sandy Bridge is your choice. Either way, its great performance. There is only one processor to benchmark with and that is Intel still. Its sad, but true.

Icarus is up and operational. Water cooling is a go. 30 min small FFTs @ 4.0 GHz on i7 980x, highest core is 53c, lowest is 44c. 30 minutes on Furmark, GPU0 = 42c, GPU1 = 46c.

Took me 2 months of patience and 7 days (the last 3 over 60 hours easily) of assembly and re-assembly, break down again, re-assembly, and 4 re-seats, and 1 clog removal (already.)

I am recovering from the Flu, and now I am going to pass out.

Get another 5870 on the cheap Eclipse, go Trifire!
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Hey guys, I just got my Crosshair Formula IV board and I was wondering if it has a program for controlling fan speed like my old DFI board used Smart Guardian. I see Asus has Probe II, but from what I can tell it only lets you monitor temps and fan speeds, nothing more
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Get another 5870 on the cheap Eclipse, go Trifire!
Nope they are up for sale and one is all but sold. Once the other goes I will be using my trusty 8800GTS 512 until my 580 arrives

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Hey guys, I just got my Crosshair Formula IV board and I was wondering if it has a program for controlling fan speed like my old DFI board used Smart Guardian. I see Asus has Probe II, but from what I can tell it only lets you monitor temps and fan speeds, nothing more
in bios there should be a way to control your fans. I think it is called Qfan.
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