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Currently I'm making one of the worlds best computer for home use at least.. stupid super computers... ok back to the point I've been thinking about attempting to beat the highest score on 3D Mark 06' of 30600, and make sure everyone knows that TPU memebers and everyone else helped me along the way with:

** Update: I'm attempting to beat the highest scores but maintaining a decent case apperence not out of the box just sitting out on the table with smoking L2N pots ... this is an import detail so be aware of that ***

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2 Top Scores Nvidia / ATI:

ATI:
http://service.futuremark.com/resultComparison.action?compareResultId=5671965&compareResultType=14

Nvidia:

http://service.futuremark.com/resultComparison.action?compareResultId=4827854&compareResultType=14

Current Staff / Helpers
PyroX1040 [Funder / Actually My Machine]
Solaris17 [8000 Series Expert]


Computer Case
x1 Tagan Aplus Black Pearl WCR Edition**

Cooling
x1 VapoChill LightSpeed (Black / 04-L-1152) [CPU Cooler]*
x1 Swiftech MCP655 12v LC 1/2" [Pump]*
x3 Danger Den 8800GTX LCB [GPU Block]*

CPU
x1 Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Quad QX9650 3.0Ghz [CPU]*

Power Supplies
x1 Silverstone Strider 1000Watt PSU [Power All But - CPU / Mobo]**
x1 Energy Galaxy 1000Watt PSU [Power ONLY CPU + Mobo]*

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x1 3VGA 780i Motherboard 1200Mhz**

Memory
x2 OCZ SLI-RE 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 [8GB]*

GPU
x3 3VGA 8800GTX 666 / 1800**

Hard Drive
x1 WD Raptor X 150GB 10,000 RPM HDD**
x1 WD Raptor X 150GB 10,000 RPM HDD*

* = Option / Open to Suggestions
** = Bought Already

Budget is not a big issue but I'd prefer to keep it decently priced not extreme parts cost hundreds but I'm open to Ideas... I mainly want to see if I can get the support of the moderators and even W1zzard himself but all I ask is that all of TPU help me in the process with everything I may run into doing this, as listed above. If you really want to help me out let me know I live in Chicago, IL so if you're in the area let me know maybe you could help me out in my workshop :rockout:

So let me know what you think of it!

Regards,
PyroX1040
 
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Hardrives .. the new samsung f1's
 
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I'm thinking some sort of LN2 or dry ice cooling to OC a 45nm to 5GHz+, I'm not sure if 780i mobos clock as well as X38/P35. Also I've heard that people get crazy score using 2900xt cards due to their 512 bit memory bus.
 
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I'm thinking some sort of LN2 or dry ice cooling to OC a 45nm to 5GHz+, I'm not sure if 780i mobos clock as well as X38/P35. Also I've heard that people get crazy score using 2900xt cards due to their 512 bit memory bus.
that too X38 & 2 2900XT is a better bet ....
 
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maybe once ati get their new drivers out try 2 3870x2's but other than that i wish you the best of luck, although those 8800's should kick alot of ass but the 2900 seam to clock higher
 
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I think you should go for 4x 2900XT 1gb's if you can.
 

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Regards,
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:p

Also posting this as a little reference to my challange!!!

2 Top Scores Nvidia / ATI:

ATI:
http://service.futuremark.com/resultComparison.action?compareResultId=5671965&compareResultType=14

Nvidia:
http://service.futuremark.com/resultComparison.action?compareResultId=4827854&compareResultType=14

I'm thinking some sort of LN2 or dry ice cooling to OC a 45nm to 5GHz+, I'm not sure if 780i mobos clock as well as X38/P35. Also I've heard that people get crazy score using 2900xt cards due to their 512 bit memory bus.
I plan on using the VapoChill I'm pretty sure that will do the job ^>^

I think you should go for 4x 2900XT 1gb's if you can.
How does 4x work??? also.. that's about $2000 in GPU's >.>
 
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wow this thing is going to be a race horse on steroids :rockout:
 
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crossfire x
 

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Whats the wattage on the vapochill?
 

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x1 Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Quad QX9650 3.0Ghz [CPU]*
Is it possible to get a QX9775 chip yet Cause i think they have a 1600FSB and 3.2GHz, I don't know if they are retailing tho. & if they are on shelfs im guessing they would be a bit pricey!
 
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Jesus! 5ghz CPU! Thats almost impossible to beat =/
 

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I'm betting I can hit 6.0Ghz if I get lucky ^.^!
 

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you cant do this with the vapochill

you need LN2 to beat(or come close to) K|INGP|N and FUGGER.

try getting a more powerfull setup.

like...

2x QX9775 (s771 3.2ghz 1600mhz QDR)
intel skulltrail motherboard d5400xs
enermax galaxy 1kw or pc power and cooling 1kw
4gig's FBDIMMs 800mhz
2x 8800Ultra's with voltmods
2x Dragon F1 LN2 pots (from kingpin)
2x tek-9 LN2 pots (from kingpin)
4x WD raptor X 150gigs or 4x perpendicular drives or 2x SSD's

thats WELL over your new $12,000 limit but hey.... that's what they have to play with.
(not trying to be a dick... just putting it into perspective)
 
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well fit id just go with a quad 775 i mean does anyone even know if the skulltrail can clock as high as a non server based mobo?


AS for all of this.......i think its a great idea really i do....i mean TPU will be known mad big and make its place in the OC hall of fame...and america will finally get a win......and we can all smile that we helped him get their......


@pyro here ye be...unzip it make a bootable flahs floppy at the promt type


nvflash -4 -5 -6 pyro.bin


make sure 1 card is in at a time while your flashing.....
 

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#20
you cant do this with the vapochill

you need LN2 to beat(or come close to) K|INGP|N and FUGGER.

try getting a more powerfull setup.

like...

2x QX9775 (s771 3.2ghz 1600mhz QDR)
intel skulltrail motherboard
enermax galaxy 1kw or pc power and cooling 1kw
4gig's FBDIMMs 800mhz
2x 8800Ultra's with voltmods
2x Dragon F1 LN2 pots (from kingpin)
2x tek-9 LN2 pots (from kingpin)
4x WD raptor X 150gigs or 4x perpendicular drives or 2x SSD's

thats WELL over your new $12,000 limit but hey.... that's what they have to play with.
(not trying to be a dick... just putting it into perspective)
The Tri 8880ULTRA used Water cooling and a vapochill on the CPU with the QX.. and used the evga 780i... I know I can do this right
 

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it sure fucking can!!!! im looking for the thread.... BRB
um im sry i wasnt trying to fight.....? :wtf:


lol w00ps my bad i didnt see "it" i saw "i" i was like um......
 

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#24
on skt 771? is the qx9650 available on 775?


x1 Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Quad QX9650 3.0Ghz [CPU]*
im a n00b just kinda ignore alot of what i say in this thread tonight k thnx tired ftl
 

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#25
qx9650 and qx9770 are both 775.
the qx9775 is a 771 chip that is the same exact thing as the qx9770, just a different socket and multi cpu support.