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My PII-940 XFire 4850 Build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by JATownes, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. JATownes

    JATownes

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    I haven't ever done a build log, but though I would log my upgrade to a Mugen 2 cooler and Crossfire 4850's. :rockout: Comments and advice are appreciated. :toast:

    Here are the parts for my rig:

    DFI DK-790FXB-M2RSH with a Phenom II 940 installed, Mugen 2 cooler, and 4GB of Patriot PC8500.
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    Razer Barracuda AC-1 Soundcard, MSI Radeon HD4850 OC Edition, and Visiontek Radeon HD4850.
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    2x500GB, 1x1000GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 32MB
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    Scythe Kaze Master, Ultra 3.5mm Fan Controller, Dual Blue Cold Cathodes, Misc Cooling & Cables.
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    Side Panel with Dual 80mm Intake
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    Cheiftec Aluminum Dragon with Raidmax RX-730SS PSU, 92mm Bottom Intake, Top Window with 92mm Exhaust
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  2. mlee49

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    Nice toys! Enjoy the build, that cooler looks amazing!
  3. JATownes

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    I have removed the HDD cages and removed the PSU cables from the case. :)

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    This is the top HDD cage. I have installed the two 500GB HDDs separated by the Ultra 3.5 Fan Controller.
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    Here is the cage installed.
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    This is the 2nd drive cage with the 80mm intake installed. This holds the 1000GB system drive, with a Thermaltake HDD cooler installed.
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    Motherboard & Drive Cages installed.
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    HDDs evenly spaced :laugh:
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    Optical Drive installed and SATA power attached.
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    Braided Fan Cables. :roll:
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    Kaze Master with 4 Fans and 4 Temp Probes installed. DAMN ALL THE WIRES!!! :banghead:
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    Rear Exhaust Fans and Lighting Installed.
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    Front Panel Completed
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    Just waiting for Video Cards and Sound Card.
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    All components added.
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    nice rig. i want money to build something like that
  5. JATownes

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    Case Closed. :laugh:

    Here is the final result.
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    Not bad, if I do say so myself. :D
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    Fire it up. :pimp:

    Takes of running the first time.

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    Benchmark time. :rockout::rockout::rockout:
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    cant u close the door¿?
  8. JATownes

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    LOL. Yes, the door closes. :laugh:

    Forgot a picture of that. :confused:
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    Yeah were you born in a barn?! Just kidding!! :laugh: I want benchmarks and temps from that cpu heatsink!
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    next time i will report you ;), just kidding too, lol. Yeah i also want to see temps bechmarks.

    do we remember him to OC A LOT ?
  11. JATownes

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    OK, finally got time to spend the evening benching and looking for the sweet spot. :D

    I can't seem to break 3900 without giving the CPU more volts than I prefer. :banghead: My video cards seem to like 671/1055 for 3DMark06. The "sweet spot" temp/performance wise appears to be 3700 @ 1.46v.

    Hit me with any suggestions :slap: and comments.


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    OUCH. :eek: Look at load temps. :mad:

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    I LOVE THIS RIG!!!

    Now just for fun, lets see what the overclock was worth in 3DMark 06.

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    Over +3000 3DMarks with the overclock :rockout: :rockout:

    Here is where she is sitting right now for 24/7.

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    I need to tweak the memory timings, and finish clocking the video cards. :cool: I still haven't figured out the best combination of NB/Multi yet either. :confused:

    I am back to tweaking, be back in a little bit to get everyones advice. :D
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    JATownes,
    :toast: That is a solid build homie. The size of the Mugen 2 is staggering completely towering over 2 ram slots...it's a good thing you don't have the Pariot Viper ram. Excellent wiring, clean window mods and the exact hard drive spacing is nothing short of severe OCD! :D

    Awesome!
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    Nice build. What CPU cooler is that? Its fucking huge!

    Not digging the case however. apart from that. Good Job!
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  14. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    nice build
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    :D Nice rig almost have the same set up as you. I have not tried to overclock the bus. I just got her running good. I will run some test later on. Oh and that cooler is a monster :twitch: you may want to get a fan on the NB it helps with temps a lot. I will post picks of my rig also.
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    Great minds think alike. :laugh: I modded my old OCZ XTC Memory Cooler and mounted it where one fan is over the VRMs and the other is over the NB. :D

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    Very nice I am sure that has helped your temps a great deal. I am still working out the bugs which BIOS are you using for the board?
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    Nice build.

    That heat sink is huge. :D
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    Is Crossfire running fine with just one CFX bridge? How's the clearance between the northbridge heatsink and the Mugen 2?
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    BIOS is R7SD120. It has been very solid for me. :)

    I researched alot about the 1 vs 2 bridges. When I hook up both, I get WEIRD graphical anomalies in all 3d apps, even at stock clocks. :wtf: As far as clearance goes, heres a pic.

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    There is about 2mm between the NB heatsink and that heatpipe :eek: but they do not touch. :rockout:
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    Wow, the Mugen2 is offering great clearance. I always thought not connecting both the bridges would throw up an error. Glad to know it works well. Nice build.
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    I can confirm its running just fine. Using CF setup with one bridge since months.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Not too bad temps there mate. 60C under load looks fairly good for 1.4V :toast:

    Nice build now enjoy her!
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    :O is that a CHIEFTEC case ? :)
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    that's a humongous heatsink! ftw!

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