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  1. johnnyfiive

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    Number fiive is alive! It's time for another build thread. Unlike my last build, there is no water setup, this time it will be all air. Here is whats on the way:

    Processor: i7 950 3.06GHz
    Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Formula
    Video Cards: Visiontek 6870 (2)
    Power Supply: Corsair HX 850W
    Memory: A-DATA 1600MHz 6GB (3x2GB)
    Case: Silverstone Fortress FT02B-W
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Black 1TB SATA 6GB/s
    CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 (Fans will be replaced with NZXT 64CFM 140mm Fans)

    The Goals
    1) Build the FT02B-W as clean as possible, Eg. Hide as much wire mess as I can, improve airflow as much as possible, and make it look sexy in general.
    2) 4.2GHz-4.4GHz 24/7 clock
    3) Score 30K in 3DMark 06.
    4) Score 30K in 3DMark Vantage.
    5) Enjoy this build for at least a FULL YEAR (With my record... this is the real goal to achieve.. lol).

    Pics and progression to come next week, subscribe!
     
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    Sweet! I loved your i5 alive, can't wait for this one.
     
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    Majority of stuff on its way, pics to come!
     
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    Everything is arriving tomorrow... ut oh!
     
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    Wheres the pictures!!!!!!!!! :toast:
     
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    PPPPPPPPIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCC'SSSSSSSSSS please :)
     
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    j 5 !!!!
     
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    He's just feeding us all LIES! :D

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    :D

    So, this build thread won't be very long... its already done. :O
    And boy is this i7 950 a sweet one. 4.0, 1.25vcore, 1.27v qpi, 20x200, stable (so far, after being battered, 73c temp max.) Still verifying, but it's having no issues passing everything im throwing at it. My goal was at least 4.2, that shouldnt be a problem.

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    This machine is fantastic so far!

    Cell phone pics for now

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    No disassemble! Wait.... :D

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    Rampage III Formula with A-DATA memory installed... lovely combo. (Especially since I got the ram for $99 shipped from newegg!)

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    Before cable management began.... such an awesome case.

    Typical awesome pics are coming this weekend!
     
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    MOAR PICS :D:D :roll:
     
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    Heres a 4ghz 3dmark06 run, cards at stock clocks.

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    We'll see if I can get 30k..before the weekend is over. :D
     
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    try some dx11 benches instead
     
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    Still working on max stable oc don, benchies galore tomorrow!

    I'm at 4.2GHz (21x200, no turbo), 1.26vcore, 1.28vqpi... flipping awesome.

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    Another beastly rig completed! Ran linx, intel burn test, many runs, found my 24/7 stable (for now). 4.2GHz at 1.26v, 1.27v qpi.

    i7's ALIVE!
     
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    what a beauty :respect:
     
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    Tight fit with that Noctua :laugh:

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    Can't believe I missed this. Truly awesome build bro :respect:
     
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    Congrats johnnyfiive on another great looking build. Love the neatness.
     
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    you should make a cover for the whole psu area, that would really be nice imo
     
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    A cover would be awesome, thats a great idea. The blue throws everything off. :(
    Thanks everyone! :D
     
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    Going for 30k in 3dmark06 and Vantage tonight, should be interesting. Hopefully its cold tonight. :D
     
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    At first i thought OMG, but than.... OMG! OMG!! OMG!!!
     
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