Ordered my new system...

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Arlan
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Ordered my new system...

Post#1 » Tue May 12, 2009 1:53 pm

Woot, I got enough grad cash to upgrade my system! With my failing psu right now it's pretty much only good for web browsing, anything that loads the system makes it unstable.

Here's what I'm getting:
AMD Phenom II x3 720
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ASUS M4A78T-E
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Corsair 550 watt PSU
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4 GB of OCZ Reaper memory, I took a chance on something other than Corsair for the first time, /crosses fingers
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I also ordered some sexy cpu and vga coolers:
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I'll be using my GeForce 9800gt in my new system. Newegg should have everything here tomorrow :D

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Gnomerman
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Post#2 » Tue May 12, 2009 2:42 pm

that ocz memorry is some of the highest rated DDR3 memory in the game. im building a system for a coworker, that is very similar to yours.

phenom II 810 quad core

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 DDR3 AMD 790GX

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600

XFX HD 4770 (2 in crossfirex)

WD Black500GB

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W

Thermaltake WingRS 201

as well as a dvd burner, but i don't feel like linking it (SONY brand).

i think my coworker will be a happy man for 825 shipped.

but its a solid system... grats :)
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Post#3 » Tue May 12, 2009 4:00 pm

Nice dude. Get that thing together and throw us some benchmarks. Sounds like its gonna be pretty sweet. :)
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Arlan
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Post#4 » Tue May 12, 2009 4:02 pm

Polarside wrote:Nice dude. Get that thing together and throw us some benchmarks. Sounds like its gonna be pretty sweet. :)


I can't wait to see what kind of oc I can get with that massive cooler :shock:

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Post#5 » Tue May 12, 2009 4:51 pm

that is a very highly rated cpu cooler. havn't used it myself, but i know the phenomII chips run really cool. you'll probably be able to hit 3.8 with the cooler. from what i've heard the FX oc's better than the GX. but, i can't quantify that, and the FX costs more. (im talking chipset).
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Post#6 » Tue May 12, 2009 5:41 pm

Gnomerman wrote:from what i've heard the FX oc's better than the GX. but, i can't quantify that, and the FX costs more. (im talking chipset).


I don't think the oc gains from the FX chipset are worth it considering I got the open box MB for $95. The M4A79T is $185, I can live without a few extra mhz.

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Post#7 » Tue May 12, 2009 6:29 pm

my exact thoughts
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Post#8 » Sun May 17, 2009 2:19 pm

I've had my new rig up and running for a few days now. Windows 7 has been rock solid so far. Here's the sexy cpu cooler and ram:

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Here's my windows 7 score and overclock:
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This system also scored a 13k in 3dmark, not too shabby. With the sunbeam cooler, my cpu never breaks 40C even under load. I think I have a lot more overclocking headroom left, I might be able to hit around 3.8ghz :D

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Post#9 » Sun May 17, 2009 4:55 pm

so... question. i attempted to install 7 on the same mobo (4770's may be the annoying point..) and i couldn't get the chipset drivers to install, at all. i threw xp on the system not a hitch.... just curious what you did...

also too bad you couldn't fit your memory in the close bank... probably get a lil better oc on the ram... what volts/timings/speed you running the ram.

also which bios are you using atm?
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Post#10 » Sun May 17, 2009 5:35 pm

I actually didn't install any drivers, I'm running whatever windows detected and installed automatically. Everything seems to be running as it should. I'm not sure about the bios, I've always been nervous about bios updates, plus if it ain't broke... The ram is running at stock timings/speed, 7-7-7-16-27. I'm still getting things set up how I want. I need to bump my 3.4ghz oc a bit more and oc the ram.

Just checked cpu-z, my bios is version 0801.

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