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Project Dark Angel
An angel (from the Greek ἄγγελος - aggelos[1]) is a supernatural being or spirit, usually humanoid in form, found in various religions and mythologies.

I promised a build a year ago. I am finally settled in to Japan now.
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BIT FENIX SHINOBI MID TOWER
AMD A10 5800K
XIGMATEK DARK KNIGHT II
ASROCK FM2A75 PRO4-M
G.SKILL SNIPER 8GB 2133MHZ
1TB BARRACUDA
SAPPHIRE RADEON 6670 2GB
XFX 550 WATT PSU
ASUS VS238H-P

Peripherals include the Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro with cherry mx browns
and the G600

So my goals with this build is to try to shoot for at least a 4.5 ghz overclock which should be easy with this motherboard. I've heard of people getting 1100mhz core clock on the IG, and 1 ghz on the HD6670, with a 2400 mhz OC on the RAM.

Apparently this combination is comparable to a 7850. We will see.



 

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looks like a nice budget build!
 

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looks like a nice budget build!
Hai, if you take away the monitor and peripherals, it's a very nice system. Wish I went with an SSD...always can add later. I just need a 120gb or even a 90gb. Boot up and only games that have a noticeably annoyingly long load time using mechanical.
 

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Any updates?
 

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The Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up soon too, so I decided to get a camera...




Will update even further when I get my case.

I made the mistake of buying the DDR3 version of the 6670..I hope it doesn't cause any crossfire compatibility issues...
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The HD 6670 you have will run fine. You won't get the same performance as the DDR5 Version, because when they CF, the iGPU and the GPU use the RAM that is on the card. Having the DDR 5 version gives you a decent boost.
 
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Computer is up and running, will post pictures as soon as possible. I'm having some overclocking issues with it though. Every single time I go into the bios and up the multiplier even by 1, for a 100 mhz overclock, it does not boot. It will not boot, at all, past 3.9 ghz. The weird thing though is that with catalyst, I was getting 5.6 ghz stable clock...but when I went to actually apply the overclock, my hardware monitor, bios, and catalyst, and dxdiag, would show that it actually UNDERCLOCKED itself to 3.3 ghz. I'm trying to figure out the problem. My vregs are warm to the touch, and my CPU temp is @ 45c under 100% load, 23c idle. Screen shots will be posted when I get home from work. You would think a 1.4vcore @ 4.2 ghz would be ideal...

Oh another problem I just remembered. It won't allow my 2133 rated g skill to clock at 2133. I just get a bsod. I've tried raising voltages but to no avail.
 

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Looking forward to benches, I have a very similar build planned.
 

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Nice. Now for benches!
 

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So a tip for anyone buying the Asrock fm2a75 pro4-m...update your bios!!!!! I ran into a lot of overclocking issues running it right out of the box. A lot of you seasoned builders and enthusiasts already know this, but if you're one of those enthusiasts, I don't think you'll be looking at an APU build hahaa. Just a bit of advice if anyone is wondering. Mushkin and ADATA are my top choices so far, but I won't knock down samsung...Well I bought two different types of g.skill with a rated 2133mhz clock, none of them ran at the posted speed and only overclocked to about 1866 mhz. I also downloaded 347 gb of anime ......

I love you Japan...
 

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Nice update. Now for benches, lol.
 

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Nice!! I'm doing this same build at the end of the month hopefully, except mine will use my current HD 6670 which is GDDR 5.

Edit: You tried any games yet?
 

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I just did 3D Mark Vantage on Performance Presets and scored P6884 on my sig rig. Graphics was 7754 CPU was 5151. My CPU is no good...

Edit: My graphics score is not much less than yours, maybe 3DMark Vantage doesn't respond as well to Dual Graphics as 3DMark11?
 
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