Viewing Rig: Unlocked and Overclocked (960T [email protected]) ALL AMD!

Rig Type
Gaming
Status
Currently Owned
Date Created
03-09-2010 02:19 PM
Date Modified
02-19-2013 08:01 PM
Description
This machine began life as a budget gamer / main office machine with an unlocked [email protected] and hacked GTX260 SLI. It was bumped to a 960T which unlocked to X6 and ran 4.0 no sweat, but was demoted to a presentation room after it was replaced with a 3570K.

It's now come back to life as my third gaming machine at home (I have 3 boys who all play PC games/homework, so it was needed lol) in a HAF XB which is a big cube, but sits nicely on top of a small file cabinet next to a desk. The original 2xGTX260s went ebay, and were replaced by a single HD6870 making this an all-AMD box! It's booting off a 128GB M4, with a 320GB WD HDD in one of the hot-swap bays (which are really handy). The original open-box M4A79XTD Evo still provides the platform for 4.0GHz on 6 cores, cooled by an H100 that blows out the front of the case with push/pull fan config. A single 20CM fan blows down from the top. The sides and top can be pulled making it like a test bench, but the bottom of the XB is pretty cramped.

At full tilt the 240mm RAD throws alot of heat out the front, making it great in the winter, but in the summer I'll probably run this machine as a 4.2-4.3GHz X4. It can boot/run 4.5GHz as X4 at 1.5V and 4.4 as X6 at the same voltage.

It gets spanked by the 3570Ks I have if you run numbers, as well as the 2500K, but I still really like this rig for being NOT intel or NVidia and it games like a champ.

Components (11)

    CPU

    960T unlocked to X6 $0
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    Motherboard

    ASUS M4A79XTD Evo $0
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    GPU

    Sapphire HD6870 1GB $0
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    RAM

    2x2GB Ripjaws 7-8-7-24 F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $0
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    Hard Drive

    Crucial M4 128GB $0
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    Hard Drive

    WD 320GB HDD $0
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    Optical Drive

    Lite-On DVD-RW $0
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    Power Supply

    OCZ Stealthstream 600W $0
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    Cooling

    Corsair H100 $0
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    Case

    HAF XB $0
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    Operating System

    Win 7 x64 Ultimate $0
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TOTAL COST OF THIS RIG: $0 (USD)

Comments

  • 's Avatar 07-03-2012 11:39 AM

    Nice on the SLI hack. I'm doing the same thing on my Rampage Extreme (x48) board with two gtx 480's

  • 's Avatar 05-24-2012 01:35 AM

    nice work man!!

  • 's Avatar 04-27-2012 04:00 PM

    There is a thread in OCN: https://www.overclock.net/t/670810/ho...inal-released#

  • 's Avatar 04-26-2012 09:14 AM

    I feel SO DUMB; I didn't see the board specs before posting. *thud*. Apologies. So its possible to run SLI on a Crossfire board? Do only certain boards support this?

  • 's Avatar 04-26-2012 04:42 AM

    The motherboard only supports Crossfire, not SLI. SLIHack is a hardware-level "fix" that basically tells the OS you have an SLI-enabled board. Then the NVidia driver allows SLI to be enabled.

  • 's Avatar 04-25-2012 05:27 PM

    When you write hacked SLI, what does this mean? Excluse my lack of knowhow :/


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