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ShelbyTurbo2.2

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New Build
« on: July 17, 2011, 12:01:10 AM »
Here's what I got..
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) 7-7-7-21 @ 1.5v
2 Western Digital 500gb 7200RPM HDD's Raid 0

All mounted in this bad boy


With an 850W Power Supply

I'm happy with it.. I haven't attempted to overclock anything yet.. although I'm kinda curious to try this Asus auto tune feature.

 


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Re: New Build
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 12:06:32 AM »
Small hard drives slow ram and a low range graphic card with a high end cpu. Why?

ShelbyTurbo2.2

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Re: New Build
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 12:47:45 AM »
Small hard drives slow ram and a low range graphic card with a high end cpu. Why?

I was on a budget and didn't need the best of the best... The RAM isn't bad at Cas 7... I might try to OC it to 1600 and see if it can hold the timing.


1TB of HDD is more than I will ever need.

Low Range Graphics card is cheap....and coupled with the onboard video with the hybrid crossfire runs the games I play at 1920X1080 fully maxed settings no problem...



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Re: New Build
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 09:52:18 AM »
Nothing wrong with the RAM. I've heard that 1333 actually tends to run a little quicker than 1600 in a lot of cases. Graphics card is definitely shit though. Although, if it's running the current games you play, not a big deal. At least you can just drop a better card in it later on.

I don't understand the power supply though. 850W? Do you have really big plans for the future? I run an overclocked (3.80 Ghz) i5-750 Lynnfield, twin 1 TB harddrives, and a MSi GTX 470 graphics card with plenty of power to spare on my Corsair 600W.

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Re: New Build
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 11:20:56 AM »
It came installed with the case...

And the card is a big upgrade from my 8800gts
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Re: New Build
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 01:07:44 PM »
You might run into problem overclocking with that much ram. I would consider selling 2 sticks, do you really think you can utilize 8 gb much less 16?

Having all the ram slots full puts a lot of pressure on the board to supply adequate power to all the ram when you start overclocking. You will probably have to loosen your timings to 8 or 9, and lower voltage and speed to get any decent overclocking out of your chip.

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Re: New Build
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 01:28:26 PM »
I don't think I'm gonna overclock it at this point...

Although I might return the ram and get 8g of DDR3 2000 instead.