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post #1 of 11
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Hello!
I'm from near Liverpool, UK and have just built my first PC. Ever!

I went for an i7 950, and ASUS x58 Sabertooth mobo, an ASUS ENGTX460 GPU and 6GB triple channel 1600Mhz DDR3 and a Nero 2 CPU cooler.

I built the system, switched it on and all the fans worked but nothing on the screen. I checked the net and 20mins later moved the memory from sockets 1,3,5 to 2,4,6 and bingo all OK.

Some before / after pics of my system here :


I've OC'd using ASUS's i7 extreme 3.7Ghz profile in the BIOS and all seems stable. Now I need to get my head around the settings as I want to get > 4GHz. Any help on benchmarking, stability testing etc appreciated though I'm lurking around the forums!
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post #2 of 11
Nice rig. Welcome to OCN!
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post #3 of 11
Yo, welcome to OCN.
post #4 of 11
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Tnx. It took a while deciding what to buy. Can't believe I nearly bought an alienware! I saved a ton of cash and am learning new things!
Studio1
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i950 ASUS x58 SaberTooth ASUS GeForce ENGTX460- 768Mb 6GB Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz DDR3 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #5 of 11
Welcome
post #6 of 11
Welcome.

Now start doing some research and overclock that chip. I have the same mobo/chip combo and OCing is a breeze.

Shoot for about 4ghz at 1.25 vcore volts. 90% of all i7 950 can handle that speed with ease on air.
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post #7 of 11
Welcome to OCN! Nice rig and pics!
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post #8 of 11
welcome to OCN! looks good
   
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post #9 of 11
For stability testing, run this (intelburn) for 10 runs at MAX settings. It will give you a quick idea of if you are stable. Once it passes that, run this (prime95) on blend for 24 hrs. If it passes those, congrats you are stable.
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Corsair ax1200 800d 
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Welcome to OCN
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