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Project Black Knight update

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  1. Duffman

    Duffman New Member

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    Getting ready to install new components.

    Going from:
    Maximus Formula
    Q9450
    Noctua NHT-U13p
    4870
    4gb Corsair Dominator DDR2

    To:
    evga Classified 760
    Xenon W3520
    Prolimatech Mega Shadow
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    6gb Corsair Dominator GT DDr3

    It has begun:
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    Beautiful.. Subscribed ;)
     
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    Wow, is this right?

    Sooo, first boot and I haven't done anything except let Windows recognize everything and reboot.

    First thing I pull up is CPUz of course. I haven't done ANY overclocking in the bios. The only thing i did was change the boot order because it was seeing my usb external and giving me a disk boot error.

    4.2ghz??
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    The lines are what i've been having trouble with since i put my 5870 in. Funny thing there is that I didn't see them when i actually took the screen shot... :wtf:
     

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    wow a self overclocking CPU LOL!
     
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    :roll: Gratz!!!!!!
     
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    If you bought that board used- did you reset the BIOS? If not its most likely the previous owners OC.
     
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    4.2Ghz below a volt shure beats my 3.1Ghz under a volt Lol......
     
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    :toast:
    Oh snap, I didn't even think about that. I bought it used from Fitseries. I'll have to ask him about it.

    Guess I'll have to run some OCCT to see if it's stable lol. :cool:
     
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    Fit has something running at 4.2Ghz lol........

    Get to reseting that sexy board. Lol :D.
     
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    looks nice. i never cared for the mounting system for that megahalems.
     
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    it does look really nice!
     
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    Nice! Duffman Approves!!! Hell Troy Mcclure approves:


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    Where's the old parts going? Sold already?
     
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    I like the mounting system for it. It just was too wide to fit with the fans facing the rear. The Classified's northbridge heatsync is too tall.

    Here it is on the mobo tray:
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    Cooler, Sound Card and GFX installed
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    In Case
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    still can't get over how big the 5870 is. Here it is next to the Sapphire 4870 it is replacing
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    I still have to work on cabling and some other odds and ends but it's mostly done.

    The outgoing parts will be going into the wife's compy.

    will have stuff from her rig for sale soon.
     
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    Thanks also goes to Charper2013 for the 24" Samsung T240HD monitor!
     
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    Welcome to BLOOMFIELD. It detects your inner thoughts and makes them realities. :D
     
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    Ha, that would be cool.

    It is actually Fitseries3 reading the mind. The setup was from him.

    Thanks to Fitseries3 for an awesome board setup and deal! :toast:
     
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    Ok, I forgot to update cpuz. :toast:

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    Very Nice rig ! The 5870 is beautiful !
     
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    Thanks. Got some more components coming from the Egg. Goodies from Corsair.

    Preview
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    This promises, suscribed.
     
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    Nice rig, doing cablemanagement on that is gonna be a b*tch though, seeing all those cables. Took my most of my day to work away the cables of my UCP 900W psu and this powersupply seens to have more cables :p
     
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    I'm actually hoping for just the opposite with the new case. Also hoping for a bit better cooling.
     
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    Case came today! Not able to work on it until Wed though...:(

    It is BIG. I've read plenty of times people saying this but wow.

    Pictured next to the TJ09:
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    Looks like it will Just fit under the desk with enough room for the top vent to do it's job.
     

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    hehe i did a comparison like that next to my antec 1200.. even the 1200 looks tiny compared to that lol. good luck with your obsidian, i got the case around xmas time and man is it an incredible case to work with. def subscribed to this
     
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    All I can say is I am jealous. :laugh: Cant wait to see it in the new case with the cable management. I cant stand the boards that look like Lego's. That ones was just begging for that black and red 5870. :D That should be a killer machine. :rockout:
     

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