I built this system about a month ago and want to hear what you have to say! I've been very slowly increasing my overclocking on it and haven't had to change any of the default voltages yet. It's 100% 48 hours stable in Prime 95, OCCT CPU and GPU, and Intel Burn Test running at 3.8GHz CPU, and 800MHz GPU clock & 1000MHz GPU Memory clock (defaults were 700MHz and 912MHz) I've run it at 4.1GHz for 24 hours in Prime 95 with a CPU voltage of 1.25v with no problems, but the CPU gets to 84c and that's a bit warmer that I like. The whole setup cost me $3,850.00 all parts from NewEgg.com including shipping. My favorite part is playing Crysis at 1920x1080 all settings maxed to enthusiast settings with 8xQ AA at 40-50 frames per second.
Chassis: Cooler Master HAF-X Full Tower Case (Sweetest case ever!)
CPU: Intel Core i7-930 2.88GHz (Currently Overclocking at 3.8HGz 100% stable at all 1.15v)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 (keeps CPU at 44c idle and 68c full load using Prime 95)
CPU Thermal Compound: MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material
Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme
Power Supply: CORSAIR HX1000W Modular
Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB DDR3 1600 (6-8-6-22 & 1T) overclocked tRAS from 24 to 22 so far.
GPU: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Edition (Best Fermi card available!)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack - OEM
Hard Drive 1: Crucial RealSSD C300 6Gbps SATA SSD 256GB (Boot, OS & Main Application Drive)
Hard Drive 2&3: Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Solid State Hybrid SATA Drive 7200 RPM (1TB in RAID 0) (Game and Programs Drive)
Hard Drive 4: Samsung EcoGreen 1TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA (Media & Storage Drive) ($55 shipped!)
DVD Burner: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R SATA
DVD Writer LightScribe Support - OEM
Keyboard: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Headset: Creative Labs GH0100 Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset
Display: Samsung Syncmaster P2770H 27" Widescreen 2ms Mini-HDMI to HDMI connection
Mouse: Logitech G5 Gaming Laser Mouse
Software: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
Battery Backup UPS: Cyber Power Smart App Sinewave PP1500SWT2 1500VA / 1000Watts Pure Sinewave (system pulls 750 watts with GPU and CPU at 100% load including the Samsung monitor)
So it runs everything I have on maximum quality settings at native resolutions and full AA to complete satisfaction. The only problem I have with it is the Seagate Momentus XT drives have terrible Firmware and the build in APM features really mess up your games with stuttering and pauses unless you manually turn it off using HDDScan or Crystal Disk Info, but Seagate is telling me they are working on that.
What is there to rate? lol - The system is insane. 9.9/10... since you have a 1000watter, scoop up another GTX480. lol then it gets a 12 on a scale of 1-10.
*Nice job on the cable management. I'm a stickler when it comes to nice and neat wiring... you did an excellent job.
Thanks, I'm also a stickler about neat wiring. I fore fitted the second GTX 480 for now just because I simply can't justify even having it. I run all my games with V-Sync turned on (I really hate tearing) and my monitor's refresh rate is 60, and every game I have with full maxed out settings run steady at that 60FPS mark, except Crysis, which runs at 40-50 FPS. (1920x1080) So I figured that I would wait until I had more programs that were more demanding and by that time the price of this card should have dropped dramatically. It's already gone down $40 since I bought it! The GTX cards have an insane efficiency in SLI which I'm excited about too. (80-90% increases).