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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ShadowFold, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. ShadowFold

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    Hi, ShadowFold and good luck with the new build!

    I was curious to check out the performance of a Phenom II for a while now and I am glad to chk a new build based on Phenom!


    you gathered great pieces of hardware there, friend! It should be very interesting to see them combined in a good case with AMD-ATi colors......

    btw any modding to the case?
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    No modding.. Just LED's. I want to paint the interior, I will probably research that! And I am liking the performance of my 720 so far, it's severely bottlenecked by my current mobo since I can only run 1000mhz HT and there is no real bios support.
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    Good luck on the new build, :D and delight us with some number crunching and gaming when your done :D Nice parts you picked there :D
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    OK Finally got the final specs ready. Got my MSI 790GX working.. Stupid user error, I'm stickin with that and I just gotta wait for my HAF to get here and I will start posting pics!
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    Ahh finally :D we get to see your new baby! I'm happy for you guys who get to have new rigs! :toast:

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    P.S. Don't forget those numbers!!! :D
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    No offense ShadowFold...

    Why the Corsair XMS2's? Why not something rated for 1066+? Just curious and I can't wait to see some pics! :)
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    Looking forward to the updates Shadow, sounds very nice. Gaming benchmarks would be great and I'm eyeing up the HAF as the home for my new build which will be coming up in the next couple of months.
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    I've built a rig using the HAF before(not for me) and it's a VERY nice case. I was lucky enough to get one used for a very very nice price!

    Mine are rated to do 1066mhz I just hate running them at 2.2v. I've had 3 sets of 1066 die on me, I hate running high voltage. I might run them at 1066 while I'm benching but I don't think it will make a difference?
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    Yeah but see one thing you have to remember. If sticks are rated for 1066@2.2v it means they have been tested to run 1066@2.2v by manufacturer and manufacturer will still honor a warranty. Doesn't mean you can't run 800 Cl5 2v through them tho. :) Just figured I would ask. :toast:
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    nice system shadowfold, just still wonder what the hell happened to your gtx 280 and why in god sake u sold ur dfi 790gx
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    Nvidia drivers piss me off, I couldn't find any stable ones that could play l4d with out crashing constantly and I knew my 4850 played it fine so I just went back to that. Got a nice PSU and a 4870 out of that!
    As for the board, I just wanted to try out other brands. I've already had a few DFI and ASUS, this is my first MSI and I've loving it so far!
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    also noticed at least u buy a dvd burner :laugh:. congrats
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    I'm definitely looking into paining the interior if the HAF black. My grandma has a workshop where I can spray paint it, so it will be easier.
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    looking forward to seeing how this goes. I bought an AM3 810 off a friend and am kind of bummed I didnt get the 720 instead.
    The 810 works fine, and runs cool but is no OCing monster like the 720 is.
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    @ShadowFold

    how is the painting going?
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    I don't have the case yet, but I was talking to a few people about what stuff to get and I was looking up some tutorials. I should have the case by Friday or early next week. I ordered a HD 4850 X2 last night with 1 day shipping so that will be in soon too :D
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    I can wait....:D

    keep us posted!:toast:
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    good luck Shadowfold , good chose keep going
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    Newegg sucks. They aren't accepting orders from me for some reason.. Have to stick with a 8800GTS G80 for awhile.. Tested it in L4D and it lags a lot at 1920x1080.. I'm thinking of just using the onboard HD 3300, it gets around the same FPS in l4d at the same settings.

    ANYWAYS!!!! Here is the rig! Not gonna do anything amazing until I can get a decent GPU.
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    LOL, they wont let me review any more stuff....

    They just dont like us:laugh:

    Thats amazing about the onboard graphics.
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    I figured it out.. I thought my mom updated our credit card on paypal.. Turns out I had to do it :p Hopefully I get the 4850X2 tonight, if not.. Monday. I figured out what was holding the 8800GTS back, it was using the crappy win7 drivers and not the updated ones. It's actually pretty decent now. Still had to lower a few settings in l4d and even plays crysis at 1680x1050(which looks nice on my screen) on all mainstream.
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    Is that the Coolermaster HAF in the pictures?
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    Yup
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    got it, yet!

    hope so.... :p

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