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    Posted: 07 Jan 2010 at 1:18pm
This is the Begining of my soon to be DS Computer Review :).
 
Specifications:
Chassis Model: Cooler Master HAF 932 (Black OPS Edition)
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 Classified 3X SLI
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Series
Power Supply: 1250 Enermax Galaxy EVO
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (300GB Western Digital VelociRaptor  
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache)
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Video Card: 1x ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
Sound Card: Razer Barracuda AC-1 (Recommended)
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 4: Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System: CPU Only
H20 Tube Color:Blue Tubing with High-Performance Fluid (UV Lighting Reactive)
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (UV)
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz
Boost Memory: Memory Fan Kit Only
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Display: !PROMO BUNDLE: Acer 23 inch LCD + Microsoft (Keyboard + Mouse) + Logitech Speakers
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large)
Warranty: !PROMO BUNDLE: 4 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty
 
Ordered DS PC December 30th
 
Stages:
 
Stage 1-4 Done (January 5th)
 
Stage 5 Is Done (January 7th)
Stage 6 Is Done (January 8th)
Stage 7 Is Done (January 8th)
 
Shipping:
 
Monitor Shipped (January 8th)
DS PC Shipped (January 8th)
 
Monitor Arrived (January 15th)
DS PC Arrived (January 15th)
 
 
Overclocked Processor Settings

Processor Speed GHz: 3.8
CPU Multiplier: 21
Voltage CPU VCore: 1.35
VDroop Control: Yes
i7 - BCLK MHz: 181
i7 - Voltage QPI\DRAM: 1.6
i7 - Voltage QPI\PLL:
i7 - Voltage CPU VTT: 150
i7 - Voltage IOH Vcore:
i7 - Voltage ICH Vcore:
i7 - Voltage IOH/ICH I/O:
i7 - PWM Frequency:
780i/790i - Memory Clock Mode:
780i/790i - CPU FSB MHz:
780i/790i - Voltage FSB:
780i/790i - Voltage SPP:
780i/790i - Voltage MCP:
 
 
*Note to DST4ME* I went with the 1250 Enermax PSU. 1000W Corsair was Delayed till January 25th, I didnt want to wait that long.
 


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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jan 2010 at 4:04pm
Congrats you got a great pc, the enermax is ok but I like corsair better, but your pc is still a great beast with room to grow 90% of the people will never need a bigger psu then a good 1000w.

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  Quote Born2rade Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jan 2010 at 5:13pm
Thanks :).
 
Stage 5 Just Finished Today. I'm sure it will ship out on Monday or maybe This Friday if i am lucky...
 
I will post the overclock results later.


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Got The Overclocked update!
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very nice Now its time to pray to the shipping gods
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*Edit* Both Shipped Friday Actually.



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PC + Monitor have arrived @ Orlando Fedex.
I will be receiving both 2morro! Ermm
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congrats don't forget about pics
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  Quote Born2rade Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jan 2010 at 9:05am
I received the computer + Monitor!!
 
Computer is up and running ATM. Everything seems great so far.
Pics to come in a day or two!


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very nice thx for the pics
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  Quote Born2rade Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jan 2010 at 1:34pm
The computer runs great. The Temps are really good. 38-39c @ Idle. The most ive seen the temps so far was 51c.
 
The GPU temps, when i was playing Farcry 2 at ultra settings got to 76c as max temp.
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3d mark vantage score:
 
Performance: 18621
CPU Score: 23308
GPU Score: 17451
 
Don't know if any of this is considered good or not for my system.
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  Quote Born2rade Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Jan 2010 at 9:38am
I Played Crysis Today. Game is great so far.
Had to put on medium Settings though.
 


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  Quote Born2rade Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jan 2010 at 7:30pm
Thx Guys.
 
 
Here is a picture of my temps while running Prime 95.
 
Idle Temps are inbetween 36-39c(Max)
Max Prime Temps seems to be 62c


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That's odd. My single Nvidia GTX275 896mb card will play it on High settings with no problem at all, and your card is more powerful....
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  Quote Born2rade Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jan 2010 at 8:55am

I can play it on higher settings its just my FPS will go below 60 and it will stutter a bit.

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post your 3d settings for ATI catalyst.
do you have AA on? how much?
Do you have all the patches for Crysis?
 
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  Quote Born2rade Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jan 2010 at 10:00am
Crysis Patch 1.2
AA is turned off.
 
Its at the defaults. Not sure what you want though from that.
Is it from the Catalyst Control Center?
 
I just played in high settings, Seemed good. I will do the benchmark thing and see what i get.
 
*Edit* Did first GPU test.
 
1920x1080
No AA
High Spec Average FPS = 64
Very High Spec Average FPS = 39


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  Quote justin.kerr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jan 2010 at 10:16am

hmm well when you find you catalyst control center, there is a 3d tab, it might be configuered correctly, but might not, you may get a bit better performance there.

you should have no stuttering with settings on the highest level with no AA

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Ok i'm in the 3d Tab.
 
Standard Settings: Balanced
AA Settings: Box Checked For "Use App Settings"
AA Mode: Performance
AF: Box Checked For "Use App Settings"
AI: Slider All the way to the Left. Box Unchecked.
Mipmap: Quality
 
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mostly I would change the AI , slide all the way to the right for advanced, with one card you might not see a big difference.
AA mode to quality may look a bit better, or try a run with that boxed unchecked.


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  Quote Born2rade Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jan 2010 at 1:27pm

Ty for the info.

Nevermind though anyways. I can play Very High Settings. I played for about an hour or so and i didnt get any stutter. It never went under 40 FPS. It stayed around 45-50.
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BTW i have one last thing to ask.
 
It's about the maintenance about the Liquid Cooling. I heard you gotta "top it off" every 3 months or so and flush it every couple years.
 
When i top it off with the liquid. Do i need a specfic type of liquid or do i top it off with regular water? b/c the regular water thing doesnt really make sense since the liquid needs to be non conductive or w/e.
 
How does it work?


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the top it off every three months is a myth, liquid cooling seems to have hundreds of them.
If your reservoir is full now, it will remain full, unless you get a leak. lol Sometimes when the rig is shipped there is some air in the system, so the cooling system will be noisy, and the air will work itself out, some reservoirs bleed very fast some slowly, but a couple of days is the longest I have ever seen.
Do not put tap water in it. You can either add the fluid that DS uses, or a bit of distilled water will work fine.
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  Quote Born2rade Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jan 2010 at 9:30am
Hey guys. I would like to OC my CPU To 4ghz. It's at 3.8ghz which i'm really happy with i just would like it at 4ghz :). I don't want to OC it myself b/c ive never done it before. So do i get help here on the forums or do i just call?
 
Highest Idle temp ive seen was 38/39c's
Iv'e ran prime for longer than an hour and the Max temp was 62c
I have LC.
 
Though this is with my room being about 75c, During summer is no hotter than 81c, I live in Florida ^^.


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overclocking is easy, but takes time.
you can call them or try to do it on the forum.
When you start up you PC tap the Del key, it will bring you into the BIOS, here is a template, if you fill out the current settings, we can help you get to 4.0.
 
copy the template and replace what is in red with your settings
Frequency Control 
CPU Clock Ratio ( 20X )                                                                                          
CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ( 133 )                                                                       
MCH Strap ( Auto ) 
CPU Uncore Frequency (Mhz) ( Auto )                                                 
CPU Clock Skew ( 0 ps ) 
Spread Spectrum ( Disabled 
PCIE Frequency (Mhz) ( 100 ) 


Memory Feature         
Memory Speed ( XMP Profile 1 ) 
Memory Control Setting ( Enabled ) 
Memory Frequency ( Auto -> 1600Mhz )                                                                 
Channel Interleave Setting ( 6 Way 
Rank Interleave Setting ( 4 Way 
Memory Low Gap ( Auto ) 
tCL Setting ( 
tRCD Setting ( 9 
tRP Setting ( 9 ) 
tRAS Setting ( 24 
tRFC Setting ( 88 
Command Rate ( 1t 


Voltage Control 
EVGA VDroop Control ( With VDroop ) 
CPU VCore ( Auto )                                                                                                 
CPU VTT Voltage ( Auto 
CPU PLL VCore ( Auto 
IOH PLL VCore ( Auto )  
DIMM Voltage ( 1.65 ) 
DIMM DQ Vref ( +0mV 
QPI PLL VCore ( Auto 
IOH VCore ( Auto 
IOH/ICH I/O Voltage ( Auto 
ICH VCore ( Auto ) 
PWM Frequency ( 800 Khz 


CPU Feature 
Intel SpeedStep ( Disabled ) 
Turbo Mode Function ( Enabled ) 
CxE Function ( Disabled ) 
Execute Disable Bit ( Enabled 
Virtualization Technology ( Enabled 
Intel HT Technology ( Enabled ) 
Active Processor Cores ( All ) 
QPI Control Settings ( Enabled 
QPI Link Fast Mode ( Enabled 
QPI Frequency Selection ( Auto ) 
OC Recorvery ( Disabled 

PnP/PCI     PCI Express 
Maximum Payload Size ( 128 )  


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Yeah I Have had good experience on the forums so ill do it on the forums. I will copy paste my settings a little later today. Going out for a bit.

 
Thx.


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