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Current Project: AMD 64 x2 6400BE / 8800GTX x2 / Air-Water Cooling Status:Final Tweak

PyroX1040

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Current Project Rig:

CPU:
AMD Athlon X2 64 6400+ Black Edition - 3.2Ghz Stock - 3.6Ghz [OC]
Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

GPU1:
nVidia EVGA 8800GTX 768MB 384Mbit - 576/1800 Stock - 666/2000 [OC]
Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

GPU2:
nVidia EVGA 8800GTX 768MB 384Mbit - 576/1800 Stock - 666/2000 [OC]
Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Hard Drive(s):
Sata 1: Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10,000RPM
Sata 2: Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10,000RPM

Motherboard:
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition

Ram:
Ram Stick 1: Kingston HyperX 1GB 800Mhz
Ram Stick 2: Kingston HyperX 1GB 800Mhz
Ram Stick 3: Kingston HyperX 1GB 800Mhz
Ram Stick 4: Kingston HyperX 1GB 800Mhz

Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Series

Computer Case:
NZXT Full Tower ATX Computer Case

Cooling For CPU:
ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Case Cooling:
4 Side Mounted 2,500RPM Fans 120mm [Intake] - Stock NZXT
2 Back Mounted 3,200RPM Fans 120mm [Out-Take] - After Market Scythe
1 Front Mounted 3,200RPM Fan 120mm [Intake] - After Market Scythe
1 Bottem Mounted 2,000RPM Fan 80mm [Intake - After Market Scythe
1 Top Mounted 2,000RPM Fan 80mm [Out-Take] - After Market Scythe
2 Internal Hard 2,000RPM Fan 80mm [Out-Take] - After Market Scythe
1 Internal Fan > VGA 2,500RPM Fan 92mm [Intake] - After Market Scythe
2 Internal Memory 1,500RPM Fan 60mm [Out-Take] - After Market OCZ

Fan Controller:
ZALMAN MFC1 Plus-B Black 6 Channel Multi Fan Controller

Power Supply Unit:
Silver Stone Strider ST1000 1000W Modular Power Supply

Operation System:
Windows XP 64-Bit 2003 Professional

Over Clock Settings:
Video Cards: 666/2000 GPU1 | 666/2000 GPU2
CPU 1: 3.6Ghz 1.55V
CPU 2: 3.6Ghz 1.55V

Benchmarks:
3D Mark 06' - 11500 - Stock Settings

Current Status
Disassembled and being cleaned and un-dusted and waiting on arrival on replacement 8800GTX
GPU-Z Validation:
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/4hnm2/

CPU-Z Validation:
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=290486

***Updated Sunday, January 20th, 2008 10:00AM CST***
 
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Memory 4.0GB Kingston HyperX Gaming Ram 800Mhz [OC]
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**Updated**
 

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I want that system!!!... other than the AMD CPU, give me Intel any day...
 
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#4
lucky you! Nice set up there.
 

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That's a nice rig you have there.
 

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How mcuh did all of that cost you??? That is by no means an inexpensive system... I wish I had the money to build a system like that
 

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Memory 4.0GB Kingston HyperX Gaming Ram 800Mhz [OC]
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Storage Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10,00RPM [x2]
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Case Tagan Aplus+ Black Pearl WCR Edition
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Power Supply Silverstone Strider ST1000 1000W Modular Power Supply - SLI Ready x4
Software Windows XP Professional 2003 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark 06': 19000 On The Nose!
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This system is by far the best AMD system out there with the 2 8800GTX's pumping out amazing scores and everything else HOW EVER I recently had 1 of the 2 8800GTX short circuit due to... god noes why.... either way the new one should be here late this week I'm testing it right now with a Sapphire ATI Radeon X1650 running 600/1400 and might be getting a second one just to screw with it ^.^ I love this little card actually not as good as the 8800 but i just love it cause it cost 50 n is amazing ^.^

As far as the price goes it's been about $1850 with everything except if you add on shipping which is about another $250 for all the parts and another $40 for new wiring, tape, glue, thermal paste... soooo either way It's about $2000USD and I can't say anything bad about it it's amazing!
 

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***Updated***
 
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um you cpu-z validation says 3.2ghz not 3.6ghz you may want to update that. just a thought ;)
 

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No offense to you Pyro, but I thought you would have went with dual GT's not GTX's. Meh, still a kickin rig anyway you put it.

I mean c'mon raptors in raid really can't get much better unless you purchase some really kickass SSD's.
 

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um you cpu-z validation says 3.2ghz not 3.6ghz you may want to update that. just a thought ;)
I know but currently It's apart and being cleaned aswell as waiting on the newest 8800GTX so I'll be fixing that later tonight, also I prefer the GTX not the GT I was thinking about 2 8800GTS G92
 

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I personally would have gone for the GTS but that's for the reason of money...

but when it comes to SLI (as much as I am no fan of ATI) I have to admit that Crossfire appears to be much better than SLI but Nvidia seems better in single card setup.... just my opinion
 
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Updated: Currently still waiting for newegg to send my 8800 back to me seeing as it went boom >.< the conductors on the back of the card well one of them overheated some how and caused the card to discharge static and literly melted one of the conductors no idea HOW that happened >.> but it did, go go warrenty!

Either way I will be doing some work and completely disassembling the PC today and I shall post pictures of my latest task which inculdes:

-Re-Painting the exterior to the case
-Painting the interior of the frame to the case
-Painting some of the wires straight black to allow them to be hidden / tucked away.
 

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sounds like a plan
 

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I personally would have gone for the GTS but that's for the reason of money...

but when it comes to SLI (as much as I am no fan of ATI) I have to admit that Crossfire appears to be much better than SLI but Nvidia seems better in single card setup.... just my opinion
I'd agree with that statement except for the fact being that ATI cards can preform alot better if ATI decided to go for it and get smart on their single/crossfire GPU cards >.> other wise I"m an Nvidia Fan Boi :(
 
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oh i tough the same thing until..... today LOL.

Lost hope on AMD, i mean, i want to overclock, and 150MHz is not overclock (i'm talking about the Phenoms)

nice rig.

I'm not a Kingston/Asus Fan tho.