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Roadrunners i7 Rig!!!!

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November 22, 2008 7:05:41 PM

Working on the pics atm.

Back soon.

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November 22, 2008 7:18:47 PM

not bad at all, especially on stock cooling. The temps could defenatally drop a bit but im very impressed you were able to get it that high without an aftermarket cooler.

November 22, 2008 7:19:13 PM

Now all i need is my 4850x2s and a couple SSD drives for my OS.

Currently running 4670, and 2x WD 640s in raid 0.
November 22, 2008 7:20:47 PM

Money well spent is all I can say after running the same HDDs and GPU on a e8400 @ 4.0.
November 22, 2008 7:39:36 PM

The case will be painted when it warms up outside, I'm thinking flames, and I want to get water cooling, and some sleeving for my wires.
November 22, 2008 7:45:34 PM

racing stripes fo sho, and some 19" rims
November 22, 2008 7:50:41 PM

Looks good.

What are the changes that you made to the settings in BIOS.

Posts the temps after you get the Xigmatek installed.
November 22, 2008 7:52:21 PM

Nicely done, great job.
November 22, 2008 8:06:12 PM

Bravo. I'm excited to see updated results with the Xigmatek. I wonder how far you'll be able to push it on air, and how much difference you'll see with water. Again, very impressive.
November 22, 2008 8:18:13 PM

Bclck
vcore
ram volts/ speed
disabled the usual speedstep crap
enabled load line calibration

Thats all I messed with.
November 22, 2008 8:19:29 PM

23117 vantage cpu score (performance)
November 22, 2008 10:32:12 PM

I got 25083 with my Q6600, too bad. :lol: 
November 22, 2008 10:34:01 PM

What you got for speed on your q6600?
November 22, 2008 10:35:54 PM

Wow, I wonder if the better GPU help the CPU at all, or if vantage just likes FSB better then integrated memory controller. Gonna have to do a little research.
November 22, 2008 10:41:14 PM

I was just kidding, hence the :lol: . I'm not pissing on your parade.

More details on the OC would be appreciated though.
November 22, 2008 10:43:25 PM

Well i was lookin at some other posts and people with q6600s and gtx 280s are getting 40000+ lol.
November 22, 2008 10:51:33 PM

The i7 is the hot stuff, but it isn't off the charts. It really is a server chip IMO, but I still want one, even though I don't need it.
November 23, 2008 1:15:59 AM

So, about the specific changes? Do you want to?
November 23, 2008 5:30:53 AM

Can we get the BIOS changes on that board, or are they secret? We have reviews. What about your understanding?


November 23, 2008 5:38:53 AM

What exactly do you want to know?

Theres nothing really special. Looks the same as it does in the down loadable manual.

If you want anything specific just ask, and I 'll do what I can.
November 23, 2008 5:45:22 AM

I want every default and the changes you made. I hope I'm not asking too much.
November 23, 2008 5:46:21 AM

some pretty neat cable management there :bounce: 
November 23, 2008 5:47:01 AM

Na i will get some pics tomorrow of the defaults.
November 23, 2008 5:47:38 AM

Thanks, its gonna be even neater soon.
November 23, 2008 5:51:15 AM

Give us the BIOS changes. I know they they are few. Give them up.

I don't want pics.
November 23, 2008 5:54:52 AM

Multi locked @ 20
Bclck 133 to 190
vcore 1.2 to 1.3
ram volts/ speed auto to 1.6 from 1333 to 1520
disabled the usual speedstep crap (same as core 2 duos)
enabled load line calibration
left the new turbo features disabled.
Thats all I messed with.
November 23, 2008 6:01:40 AM

Cool, that's all I wanted.

Thanks
November 23, 2008 6:08:10 AM

y not turbo enabled? :( 
November 23, 2008 6:10:04 AM

The turbo is part of the energy saving overclock. When you dont use all the core the one or 2 you are using go up a little. I'd rather have all cores and threads running all the time.
November 23, 2008 6:11:12 AM

even if they aren't being used?
November 23, 2008 6:12:54 AM

yup, better then waiting a millionth of a second for them to kick in when i do need em

This way i can burn all the cores evenly, lol.
November 23, 2008 6:13:51 AM

lol.
November 23, 2008 6:38:36 AM

Just a thought, enable it and see.
November 23, 2008 6:48:05 AM

Turbo is not available under manual or extreme memory oc profiles.

Its basically good for a Dell computer or something running stock, or locked bios.
November 23, 2008 7:28:56 AM

Yeah, stupid comment. I knew better, I read the reviews, I didn't need the info, I just thought you would be more forthcoming.

So, easier to OC than the Core 2? Got to love it.

So now the new thing is the i7 against the core 2.

Remember when it was the dual VS quad?

How times change... :lol: 
November 23, 2008 7:43:09 AM

Wait... remember when it was AMD VS Intel [SAD smiley]
November 23, 2008 8:15:47 AM

Pretty nice rig mate :)  hope u enjoy this beast :) 
November 23, 2008 9:47:32 AM

nice rig u got there too maziar... i wouldnt be too disappointed with that!
November 23, 2008 1:05:58 PM

I half to say I love those guys.
November 23, 2008 5:07:10 PM

Ok, now for next monday, I am gonna buy 2 of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if they work well, I will buy 2 more, because I will be running them all in raid 0, as I want max performance.

If they work like advertised I expect 300+ transfer rates vs my 2x 640 WD @ 181MB/s.

When I get a xmas bonus I will buy my GPU's.
November 23, 2008 5:10:38 PM

I wonder how many people will ruin their motherboards installing i7 cpus.

The chip sits in the socket 1/4 turn counter clock wise from the way socket 775s sit in the socket.

If you think the socket 775s cpu rention clip was hard to push down wait til you try the socket 1366 clip. I had to touble check myself.
November 23, 2008 9:55:09 PM

Damn, only $80 for a 30GB SSD? Not bad. Good for just OS.
November 24, 2008 1:27:18 AM

Sure, after I get done encoding this video.
November 24, 2008 1:33:55 AM

Which one you want theres a few in each.
November 24, 2008 4:16:49 AM

um what about those (Samsung?) 256GB SSD's? apparently they have like 300+mbps by themselves...
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