July 4th 2008
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- Antec Sonata III case
- 780i board
- 2x eVGA 8800GT "vanillas" (SLI)
- Kingston HyperX PC2-8500 RAM
- Corsair 650W power supply
- WD 150GB Raptor HD
Drilled 145 holes in front case swing-out panel for radiator airflow. Removed "franken-cooler" from 780i board as well as MOSFET and SB coolers and installed waterblock, MOSFET heatsinks, SB Heatsink/Fan. Installed waterblocks on 8800GTs and flashed card BIOS to SSC (went from 600/900MHz stock to 700/1000MHz [707.5MHz core and 1,046.36MHz mem used for 3dmarks06 test]). Installed thermaltake heatsinks on system memory and overclocked from 1,066MHz @ 5-5-5-18 @ 2.2V to 1,100MHz @ 4-4-4-8 @ 2.2V. Installed CPU waterblock and overclocked CPU from 3.0GHz @ 1.2V to 4.17GHz @ 1.3625V. Installed mesh/filter in aft of case which came from a Coolermaster Elite case. Performed motherboard VDroop mod. Lapped E8400 CPU.
19,217 3dmarks06. http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=7435323