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post #91 of 102
ok now that you fixed that motherboard and 60gb back up drive it looks alot better!
post #92 of 102
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Originally Posted by NonOtherThenI View Post
Its really only costing me for the chip as everything else is having its counter part in my existing rig sold to a customer. Basically I am selling my current mobo ram and chip while I buy the new mono ram and chip for my rig. So yea 1075 and shipping is the only cost to me in this build. I am actually making off like a bandit on this one. So not what you thought, huh lol.
For a 1,000 usd, they by all means go for it. It is a setup that can support you for a long time. The 980x is just impressive on the raw power it can produce. I can stream video, encode video, and play fallout nv with out so much as a hiccup. If you do a lot of multitasking with a few dozen programs open, you just cant stop it.

For 1000 bucks, you really cant beat it. Which why I never really like sandy, it only has 4 cores, which just limits how many programs can be running at one time.
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post #93 of 102
i rly see no big reason to wait for ivy for him. 990X will, and already have the newest instructions sets. also ivy bridge will be out something much more later then "tommorow"
post #94 of 102
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Hey guys got everything but the RAM yesterday. Going to get stupid and grab 3 6970s. Any suggestions on which one OCs best lemme kniw, Ima OC the hell outta whichever I get! Should have the cards next week and I can use my current ones to do some CPU OCing in the next few days, I'll post later with OC initial results and start a log I guess.
post #95 of 102
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Quick first impressions of the 990x

After bios boot time is 3 or 4 seconds with twin ssd corsais HP3s in raid0 (I know!)

Temps are stupid low in cores never hits 20c

games look so good it just plain ignorant.

4.3 so far with HT and

Well after spending some time with this board I can say two things. One, Newegg apparently went ahead and shipped the Intel board, surprisingly enough it has been a pleasure to use so far. Two, this CPU is just.... wow. I don't know much about QPI overclocking in general and I've only educated guesses on voltages based on my experience in the past. Regardless of this guesswork I am thinking that 4.3 is pretty good. Oh and did I mention my voltage, 1.26. HT is on, all the energy saving is on, turbo is off, (at least until I'm finished violating this beautiful little flower anyway ).
In short this thing blows me the hell away, I can play mass effect 2 with absolutely everything maxed including x8 super sample morphologic AA. x16 still stutters a little. Now I have also realized that my cpu was not holding back my graphics card before. In fact it was basically the board I was using. It was an outstanding board, a flagship DFI model, but memory speeds and the lack of 2 full x16 pcie slots were simply holding this card back. My HD 5870 now screams at 100% like it never did before. In short I am blown the hell away with my performance.

Did I mention my temps? Just plain ridiculous. Last night during a quick stress test I never saw even 20c on any given core. This could be wrong as this board demonstrates some obvious bugs when reading temps (ie. Northbridge @ -232c???). I did the old touch check just to be sure I wasn't cooking anything... Even the damn water block stayed cool to the touch!!!

Now for some problems I am having. First of all, stability, while not fully stressed yet, seems rock solid at this point, Running oblivion with the absolutely everything visible mod is a nice quick stresser btw and doesn't flinch. The wierd thing is even a single mhz at this point cripples my stability and hardly loads OS? How can such a small change at this point so radically effect stability? Another thing is that my memory is rated to run forever at 2400. I am not able to get near this as it seems to putter out around 1800. The site calls for 1.66 volts for the DRAM, but the board gets all pissy when at this voltage and fails sever posts. This may be because 12 gigs of RAM is kinda retarded for overclocking, but this sucker has to be my home webserver soon and I need the footprint for multitasking. That and I'm an ass that wants to have his cake, eat it, throw pieces of it at my guest, and finish with some sodomy. In other words Im a high maintenence user.

Things I have tried to get past 4.30
Tried upping v-core by as much as 1.40... no change
Tried upper QPI volts to 1.25 from 1.1 and I have gone higher, no change.
Tried disableing all energy saving features, very oddly... no change.
Tried lowering my QPI strap to loosen up mem a little, again no improvenment.
I tried raising my mem volts, but the board hates this.

I have not used a QPI based board before now so any pointers are appreciated, also safe temps and v-core for this sucker if anyone knows.

Ps thinking now about gtx580s as my HD5870s are not nearly pushing this monster, so why not open it up all the way? Any recommendations of HD6970s vs GTX580s would be just awesome.

Also any help on the QPI strap and what it affects would be splendid
Edited by NonOtherThenI - 2/23/11 at 9:13am
post #96 of 102
what do you mean 1:1? you got uncore running on 4300 MHz? XD if yes this is odd.
give cpu-z shot!

dual gpu beasts are almost out the door 6990 and 595
post #97 of 102
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what do you mean 1:1? you got uncore running on 4300 MHz? XD if yes this is odd.
give cpu-z shot!

dual gpu beasts are almost out the door 6990 and 595


No I mean that my Bus clock and my memory clock are at default. Ie when at 133 my memory is at 1333. I left the strap alone and left the multiplier at default for the memory. I really have no idea about the QPI boards, terminology or anything I've basically been firing shots in the dark and making sure I keep my volts low. Im a pro at ocing older boards, but this is my first QPI any recommendations on a good thread for QPI noobs or the 990x in general.
post #98 of 102
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Well then I had to order some parts to cover a customer for awhile. This meant having to spend a little less for now so I grabbed a couple of hd5870s to play with until I get paid. I already had 2, but one was the sapphire model with the aftermarket cooler. If you've ever had one you know they suck, can't OC at all, even 1 mhz crashes mine and it tolerates NO voltage tweaks. So I gotta cut this short, I wanted to get into some benching results, but more money just called lol.

Again any one that has seen the hd6970s and gtz580's in action please tell me how they compare. I have looked at some reviews, but I find I get more accurate info here. Later guys Ill be back next time with some initial testing results....
post #99 of 102
Good way of spending money really fast... a 970 is more then enough, no need for that motherboard... a SSD for backup? And why Raid ssd's? Just say you have more mb/s cause you cant tell a difference between one or 2 in raid in average use unless you like to move files around in the ssd's wasting writes...
Well but is always fun to build a new system. Just no need to waste money take some advices given before in other posts and if you wanna spend all that money get a phase change or something that gives real pleasure to play with.
post #100 of 102
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Here are some initial results.

Just know that I have the money spend on playing with this build. So, from now on keep your advice about how I should spend MY money that I work MY ass off for, to yer selves. Save it for someone who needs the advice. I spent my entire life beating the odds and being a success despite being born to a bunch of white trash redneck fools, and I did it so I could have enough money to basically just spend my life seeing if **** works. This works, I have enjoyed my 990x tremendously. I might also add that I spent this money without a worry in the world. So Basically I see it as a bunch of jealous *******s hating on me for "wasting" my money cause you can't build this kind of thing on a whim.... I used to be poor too, but now I'm not and I can afford to waste it, so eat my shorts and unless your effin advice has something to do with increasing my benchmarks,... keep it to yer @^#&ing selves!


....now if anyone around here is actually an enthusiast and wants to see what one of these can do here ya go....
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