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Okay so keeping it around 40 degrees to be safe means the socket temp can not be any higher than 50 degrees?

My aim is to keep it under 55 degrees maximum after 3 hours of prime95 maximum heat torture test.

I found out it doesn't go above 35 while rendering heavy 3D scenes.
pretty much. Just account for ~10c of wiggle room. 45 would be good, i would venture as far as 50 being fine.


Or you could just install AOD
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Okay thanks for the tip!

One of the reasons why I am so happy is because of the Thermal properties.

What I need to do in order to get my i7 rigs cool is beyond belief. I need to add 5 nexus realsilent 120mm fans to an already big case, a coolermaster 200mm in the side panel and a special H50 contraption to make it all fit:




All of these fans are tweaked to the max just to keep CPU/GPU/Case temps and noise levels within normal range. All because of the hot i7's running in there. The motherboard overheats rather easily too if you don't have a decent case fan.

With an AMD I just put a push/pull H50 in there and I am basically done . The system we build is running excellent with a H50 and a top fan to get rid of the heat! That is all!
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Overkill PSU

I want an X6 for some benching fun, but I has like no $$$
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Overkill PSU

I want an X6 for some benching fun, but I has like no $$$
I bought the system and this specific platform to give me a system that can last me 3 years +. That is also why I went for a 850 PSU. If I were ever to venture into GPU rendering or need a dual GPU setup a 850 watt is going to serve me well.

The processor can be upgraded to a 970 once that comes down in price ($500 minimum) to boost the power from 6.8CB to 11CB. The RAM can be boosted to 24GB or 48GB.

That gives me another 3 years of life after upgrades.

I hate replacing good working parts, that is why it is so decked out, so I have to replace as few parts as possible.
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X58 supports 8GB dimms?
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X58 supports 8GB dimms?
From what I have read over the years is that it does. Can not tell with 100% certainty.

The reason why I went 1366 is because it is the only platform to have 6 dimm slots instead of 4. Making upgrading easier.

edit:

This board can handle 48GB. I am guessing that the x58 standard can handle 48 if a normal x58 board can do it:

http://www.pcconnectionexpress.com/1...boxdx58og.html
Edited by Shademaster - 2/5/11 at 2:24am
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