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Build Log Norton's Twin Crunchers

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  1. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Mad shot, YGPM with your upgrade to windows 7 :)
     
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    *** UPDATE ***

    Both of my Cruncher's are as finished as they are going to get for the next month or two. I got both HD5770's in and running and will need to switch Julia over to Win7 Pro from Vista HP 64(Thx again brandon :rockout:)

    Results:
    With my main rig and the two crunchers running 24/7 I'm pulling in 6,000+ppd and have hit the Top 20 almost consistently since all of them have been running (3/29). I'd like to stay in the Top 20 but competition is getting pretty tough to catch a spot.... we'll see :D

    Next Steps:
    - Swap out the Iceberg case for another NZXT Source 210 w/Sentry Mesh fan controller
    - Upgrade the 5770's to 6870's
    - Hunt down a couple of 1090/1100T's
    - Build another one (resistance is futile.....:D:laugh:)

    I will be working on my s939 project to get it running again... may crunch on that for awhile if it runs OK but time will tell on that one :rolleyes:

    Thanks again to everyone who helped and/or supported this project- you guys are awesome!!! :toast::toast::toast: :respect::respect::respect:
     
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  3. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Good job there Norton. Also nice plan you have.


    On my s939's I get between 500 and 700 ppd's each. So they help. Especially since there's 2 of them.
     
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    It's pretty. D: But black is better for sure.
     
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  5. Norton

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    Black I already have on the Silverstone so I tried white this time and I like them both :toast:
     
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    UPDATE

    Picked up another NZXT Source 210 case, got a deal at NewEgg $31.99 w/free shipping :rockout:

    Will be case swapping over the weekend to get rid of the Raidmax Iceberg. I think I have enough 120mm fans here to fill it up but will need to decide what color LED fans for the top ones later and pick up another NZXT Sentry fan controller.

    Blue like the other one or another color, maybe red???
     
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    I have a couple blue fans if you need them. :toast:
     
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    wow, that's nice. :rockout:
     
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  9. Norton

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    Great to build in, decent cable management, and can run up to seven 120/140mm fans..... best cheap case I've ever seen :toast:
     
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    Do the non Elite models have tool-less drive install bays or do they still have screws. One of the only things keeping me from buying another 210 for a future build.
     
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    210- no tool-less anything, 1-120mm rear fan, USB 2.0 front ports

    210 Elite- tool-less bays (HDD's and optical bays), 1-120mm rear fan, 1-140mm top fan, USB 3.0 front ports

    I almost got the Elite for the extra 140mm fan (didn't care about the other stuff) but ended up going with the cheaper model. Didn't regret the decision as it's still a great case

    The extra's are worth the extra $10
     
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    Absolutely, I've bought 1 of the Elites and 2 of the regulars :laugh: If they gave tool-less on the non Elite this would be the Champion of Entry Level Cases.

    Great work on the builds, :toast:
     
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    This thread is in desperate need of more pics.
     
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    More pics when the swap is done.... still need a fan controller. Want to donate?:rolleyes:
     
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    Post pics as you build Bill :slap: Glad to see those dominators go into an M3a79-T deluxe. That's the board their used to and they are surely gems. ;)

    I'm interested Brandon! :)
     
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    I don't think he has the dominators running in that M3a79-t anymore considering it is home to my 970be LOL running some shorty memory
     
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    Well they can definitely do 1076Mhz @ 5-5-5-15-22-2T timings in the M3A79-T.

    Here's the review of them >>> http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF/

    Exact same sticks I gave to Norton. ;)
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I couldn't do more than DDR800 speeds with those sticks on that board due to having a 720BE with a screwy IMC (would get WCG errors or BSOD's if I tried to push it too far). The sticks went to my DKA-790GX Platinum board for a while with the 1045T but the board went bad before I could o/c anything :(

    The sticks are idle atm but if you need them for that Q6600 rig, I can send them back to you. Otherwise, they will sit ready to go into one of my next crunchers (need a bit of cash first to pick up the pieces though :eek:)
     
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    "That Q6600 Rig" has some decent Patriots in it
    . And heck no use spending 30$ to send DDR2's back and forth. What CPU do you plan to use in the M3A? If you use a PII 940B or even a Phenom 9950 those sticks will be great with it.
     
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    Mad got the M3A and now he's crunching with a 970BE in it and some shorty DDR2 ram (fits nice under the CPU cooler). Will be looking for another DDR2 board as soon as I free up some funds and put the Dominators back to work.
     
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    Ok, I gifted them to you so enjoy ;)
     
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