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Building an over 20,000 3dmark06 computer...

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March 1, 2008 12:44:15 AM

So what kind of components am I looking for here, if I wanted to beat 20,000. Not saying I'm gonna end up with it, but what would I be looking at?

q6600, or would I need a qx9650?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131227
^ asus maximus formula
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227289
^ 4 gigs ocz dd2 pc28500 at 1066mhz
quality 900w+ psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
^ 2x 3870x2 in crossfire
with overclocking the processor (either regular quad core or extreme edition) to a point where it is not damaging the lifespan of the components by much... and overclocking the cards as nicely as possible, could I beat 20,000 on 3dmark06 with this setup?
March 1, 2008 1:21:21 AM

If you want to break 20 000 I'm pretty sure you're going to need phase-change for overclocking the processor.
March 1, 2008 1:22:13 AM

You can easily beat 20k with that setup. the q6600 would be alot better deal since its $700 cheaper and would oc to almost as high as the qx9650. One 3870x2 should be able to get you to 20k so 2x 3870x2 will have no problem getting to 20k.
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March 1, 2008 2:49:58 AM

jplum1556 said:
You can easily beat 20k with that setup. the q6600 would be alot better deal since its $700 cheaper and would oc to almost as high as the qx9650. One 3870x2 should be able to get you to 20k so 2x 3870x2 will have no problem getting to 20k.



Show me a link where x2's are getting 20k, either in XF or single (without a phase change). Near as I can find they average 14.5k in single and I haven't found any reputable benching with XF.

Not meaning to flame or sound like a fan boy, but I would hate to mislead the OP.
March 1, 2008 3:17:41 AM

The system in my sig gets about 22k.
March 1, 2008 4:12:20 AM

can't do crossfire on 3870X2s yet, but soon
March 1, 2008 4:22:46 AM

Speaking of which would my build beat the 20k mark?

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: Nine Hundred
Item #: N82E16811129021


ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: MAXIMUS FORMULA
Item #: N82E16813131227


2 X HIS Hightech H387QS512NP Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ3 Video



Thermaltake Toughpower W0128RU ATX12V / EPS12V 650W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: W0128RU
Item #: N82E16817153040



Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
Model #: BX80570E8400
Item #: N82E16819115037



A-DATA 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1B16K - Retail
Model #: ADQVE1B16K
Item #: N82E16820211188



ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #: 9500A
Item #: N82E16835118223



2 X Antec 761345-75024-0 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Retail
Model #: 761345-75024-0
Item #: N82E16835209011
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