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  1. SilverSRT4turbo

    MSi 790FX-GD70 Overclock and memory Help Please

    thank you sir!...memory is now @ 1600 and everything booted normally:toast: I also enabled the OC dial, but if I click the little button and turn the knob over to the right how will I know what im getting and when to stop?? Or should I just learn how to do it the proper way by tuning the...
  2. SilverSRT4turbo

    MSi 790FX-GD70 Overclock and memory Help Please

    for XMP-1600 its... 800mhz 8 8 8 24 41 2T 1.650 volts hopefully thats what you were looking for...
  3. SilverSRT4turbo

    MSi 790FX-GD70 Overclock and memory Help Please

    Hi there, I am in need of help setting my memory to the correct speed (or maybe OC'ing) and enableing the OC Panel control on the motherboard itself. Specs... MSi 790FX-GD70 motherboard AMD pII x4 965 BE - Stock 8 gigs of Corsair XMS3 1600 Here are the readings right now per CPUZ... NB...
  4. SilverSRT4turbo

    My Build in Progress!

    Your setup is going to be similar to the one I just built:toast:. Few words of advice.. -Before you checkout at newegg, google "newegg promo codes" and do a quick search to see if anything your buying happens to be on there (I saved $30 on my 5870 etc...) -get the Corsair PSU...the...
  5. SilverSRT4turbo

    First Rig Complete, pics, and Q's

    You can rotate the cage 90 degrees I believe. I mounted it as per the picture in the instructions, but I believe you can turn it around. The case turned out to be awesome...I think you were actually the one who suggested it btw (thank you). It has holes everywhere to route all your connections...
  6. SilverSRT4turbo

    First Rig Complete, pics, and Q's

    :laugh: I was about to post that... Hey, one more thing....My Alienware I recently retired was usually left running 24-7/365 for YEARS. I always went by the rule it was better to leave it running + sleep with a shut-down every now and then compared to constantly turning on and off. It seems to...
  7. SilverSRT4turbo

    First Rig Complete, pics, and Q's

    Thanks :toast:, I just wanted to get an aftermarket cooler while I was putting everything together just incase I ever decide to Overclock sometime down the road (so I wont have to take things apart/clean off thermal paste etc.) . Yeah I know it probably isnt the best (almost bought that...
  8. SilverSRT4turbo

    First Rig Complete, pics, and Q's

    That sounds easy enough (and what I was planning to do) but when I get to the BIOS itself it gets rather confusing as its not layed out as simply as "Set this to this" when I change something off of the "auto" setting 20 other sub menu's that I have no clue about drop down and I get lost. Ill...
  9. SilverSRT4turbo

    Crysis / Crysis warhead faster in DX10 on ATi 5k series

    Anyone have a link to the benchmark program? I have a 5870 (965 BE) all stock and have been running 1900x1080 with natural mod+very high settings and its run great so far (in my eyes atleast) but im sure Ill have to back it down eventually when the action get crazier in the later levels. But...
  10. SilverSRT4turbo

    First Rig Complete, pics, and Q's

    Hey Guys, first of all thanks for the help in picking out my parts and for the advice given. Heres how it turned out.... Everything went as smooth as I could have hoped. I actually had all the wires zip-tied and everything completely together before testing to...
  11. SilverSRT4turbo

    PSU Memory and vid card suggestions

    before you checkout (if using newegg) do a quick google search for "newegg promo codes"....i found $30 off a 5870 & a couple of other codes that save me almost 90 bucks jus sayin.
  12. SilverSRT4turbo

    how much better would a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5870 Vapor-X 1GB be than my saph 5850?

    I just got a 5870, but that was because I found a $30 dollar discount code....otherwise I would have just got the 5850. There really insnt THAT much of a difference in the two from what I've read, and supposedly the 5850 OC's really well. So If you cant use CF then I would sell the other 5850 &...
  13. SilverSRT4turbo

    About to Pull the trigger...Plz Help

    Thanks again for all the responses. :toast: Seems like im a claw grip so I'll have to check out some of the stuff you guys suggested. Again, im just happy Ill have something that I can actually game on again. The last PC game I tried running was the original BF2 because all My friends had...
  14. SilverSRT4turbo

    About to Pull the trigger...Plz Help

    Tampa?...Im in Brandon here myself:p, but yea...I was actually looking at the death adder when I was finishing up my rig last night but decided Ill get something locally so I can return it with ease if it sucks. I was also looking at that belkin mini keyboard game contraption, but we'll...
  15. SilverSRT4turbo

    About to Pull the trigger...Plz Help

    Maybe so, but I'll be fine with what I got. I know someone who works for MS so Im getting windows 7 ultimate ed. for free, plus pretty much any microsoft software I need. I'll need to ween myself off te controler for FPS's:laugh:
  16. SilverSRT4turbo

    About to Pull the trigger...Plz Help

    I know the i5 is a little better, but I've had good experiences with AMD in the past & the difference isnt going to affect what I'll be doing for the time being anyway. And yea, they anouced the 6 cores & whatever I read about it last night before I bought my stuff, but If I wait for every new...
  17. SilverSRT4turbo

    About to Pull the trigger...Plz Help

    Done deal.... Went with the following AMD x4 965 BE MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Corsair 650w Power Supply SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB Found a code for $30 off the Asus 5870 & said why...
  18. SilverSRT4turbo

    About to Pull the trigger...Plz Help

    Ok...one final round of questions before I decide what im going to get. 1. How much "faster" are the i5 720's compared to the amd 965? Will it affect the performnce enough to justify one or the other?(not trying to start an amd vs intel flame war) 2. If the difference is substantial can...
  19. SilverSRT4turbo

    About to Pull the trigger...Plz Help

    Thanks for the lightning fast responses guys:toast:.....im not in a mad-rush so Ill skim around a bit before making a decision and Ill be sure to update w/my progress. Will likely price an i5 config & see how that pans out.
  20. SilverSRT4turbo

    About to Pull the trigger...Plz Help

    Thanks for the quick response, and yeah i might piece together an i5-720 rig to compare. Would the HDD and RAM I selected be good for gaming purposes? Im still new to all of this stuff (been reading upon these forums) & want to be sure. edit: yea...just picked up that particular PSU becuase...
  21. SilverSRT4turbo

    About to Pull the trigger...Plz Help

    Im going with AMD with the hopes of riding the AM3 socket to another processor in the future as I thought the i5 was a dead end upgrade wise?
  22. SilverSRT4turbo

    About to Pull the trigger...Plz Help

    Hey guys just signed up to get your input on this system I put together before I take the plunge.... Im pretty set on the Processor/Motherboard.....but would like to know what you would change otherwise. Im coming from and ancient Alienware PC circa 1999 with an AGP graphics card and 512 MB...