New compy :D

By CMH ยท 32 replies
Mar 12, 2007
  1. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,039   +9

    Sorry, not that well off. I'm still wondering about the RAM.
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,039   +9

    Okay, I went and bought and ordered parts in the last week.

    Right now, I own:
    Gigabyte P965-DS3P rev 3.3
    Gskill F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK
    Sapphire 256mb X1950Pro
    Antec TP3 650W

    Right now on order:
    Intel Core2Duo6400 (Batch# L629B062)
    Thermalright Ultra-120
    Thermalright HR-03
    Thermalright HR-05-SLI
    2x Arctic Cooling Arctic Fan 12
    Arctic Cooling Arctic Fan 8
    Arctic Cooling Fan AF9225

    Who needs new HDDs or case when you can reuse, and spend AUD$200 on cooling accessories?

    I should have everything by Monday, installed by Tuesday. Will be testing everything before applying aftermarket products for about a week, which means it'll be next weekend before I use my nice new thermalrights + Arctic Cooling Fan combo.

    Another few days of stability testing, and then overclock mania :D

    Will get back here with results from everything. Will also post on
  3. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    Good choices, though it does seem you went a little crazy on the cooling :)
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,039   +9


    They're the best you can get if you want to go on aircooling IMO.

    The thermalright ultra 120 is questionable tho, with the tuniq tower. Also, they have released the ultra 120 plus, which comes with an extra heatpipe (which is bent into a "U" making it look like 2 heatpipes). Given that it was on special, and the tuniq tower is pretty hard to find around here, the ultra 120 was my best choice.

    And if you're wondering, every single item has been researched up, and I've got a very good reason behind the choice. I might write it up later when I've got more time.
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,039   +9

    Got the new comp up and running. Coretemp shows 20C idle temp, 36C load temps with the ultra 120 on. Not using AS5 atm, lost my tube...

    stock 3DMark06 score of 4851
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,039   +9

    Okay, I've just determined the fastest OC I can get at the highest vCore I dare go to, which is a piddly 1.35V. Given that this comp is gonna be on just about 24/7, and I don't intend to replace it for many many years to come, I'm not going to increase the voltage anymore.

    Highest OC @ 1.35V: 3.2Ghz.

    Will update with new 3DMark06 score, and then overnight Orthos stability check, then GC OC time. Now its 2 mins Orthos friendly, 3.4ghz failed Orthos in as little as 1 sec. RAM at 5-5-5-15, will change to 4-4-4-12 before running benchies.

    update: RAM timings changed, Orthos stable 2 mins. Benchmark run at 1280x1024, no AA (same as stock), all tests run.

    CPU @ 3.2Ghz score: 5256

    I'll let run Orthos overnight, and if its 100% stable till then, I'll call it stable, and start OC the GC.
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,039   +9

    Upgraded the CPU to E6420. Managed to get a new overclock of 3.4ghz@1.40V. Screenies are here on techspot itself. Load temps included.

    Superpi 1m of 14.985s too!! I broke 15s!! Took me a damn long while to tweaking my RAM to get from 15.062 to 14.985....
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,039   +9

    Anyway, pics are finally up on this comp.
    Here, here and here.

    If you want more angles, just ask.
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