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January 20, 2012 6:59:54 AM

I was just wondering if this was a good build or not


Case-Nxzt StormTrooper
CD Drive- BluRay Burner combo
PSU-1000W Silent Pro Gold Coolmaster
Heatsink- Hyper 212 Coolmaster
Processor-I7-920 2.66Ghz
Motherboard-ASUSTek P6TD DELUXE X58
RAM-24GB Corsair Vengence(4GBx6)
Gpu-Gtx 580 SC 1536MB DDR3 PCI 2.0
GT 220 1024MB DDR2 PCI 2.0
HDD's- ST35000418AS 500GB WDC WD5000AAKS-60Z1A0 500GB
WDC5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
SSD- Crucial 128GB

or should i upgrade? :o 

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January 20, 2012 7:21:21 AM

If that is the system you currently have, I see no reason to upgrade at this time. i7 920 is still a viable CPU and GTX580 plays everything you throw at it.
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January 20, 2012 8:05:22 AM

That's a very good system, if you're looking for improved performance overclock the 920, I had mine for 2 years before OCing it and have it running at 4 GHz for about 7 months, the performance jump was fantastic :) 
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January 20, 2012 8:06:55 AM

joedjnpc said:
That's a very good system, if you're looking for improved performance overclock the 920, I had mine for 2 years before OCing it and have it running at 4 GHz for about 7 months, the performance jump was fantastic :) 



i have air cooling is it safe to overclock on it?
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January 20, 2012 8:08:02 AM

Ah, that's also the same cooler I have :) , if you're wondering I run my system at 191 Blk with turbo enabled (191 x 21 = 4011) @ 1.28 v. It's really not hard to do, just make sure you stress test and have the system well ventilated! There's loads of guides online.
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January 20, 2012 8:09:20 AM

If you have a D0 chip it will OC easier than a C0 or C1 btw, my chip through normal use (50% load or so) hits about 48 - 50 Degress C
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January 20, 2012 8:10:03 AM

joedjnpc said:
Ah, that's also the same cooler I have :) , if you're wondering I run my system at 191 Blk with turbo enabled (191 x 21 = 4011) @ 1.28 v. It's really not hard to do, just make sure you stress test and have the system well ventilated! There's loads of guides online.


to tell the truth i don't trust overclocking my i7 A) cause i don't know how and B) i can't afford to fry another i7920 x.x
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January 20, 2012 8:11:40 AM

also for a D0 chip don't i need to lap the processor till its mirror like and shinny like a copper mirror?
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January 20, 2012 8:13:56 AM

Ah ok, well that's a shame, I'd recommend reading up on it in the future, there's a LOT of checks in place to prevent your system from dying these days. The chip will just revert back to it's factory settings if it's in trouble.

But in any case that's a really solid system, I wouldn't be too worried. Most people get a 2500k to OC it, that's why it's so popular, the stock performance isn't toooo much higher than what you have.
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January 20, 2012 8:18:55 AM

xFrostAngelx0 said:
also for a D0 chip don't i need to lap the processor till its mirror like and shinny like a copper mirror?


You're talking about mounting a fan on the chip? No idea what you mean here, I don't know of any difference in the D0 chips, only that they OC easier with less voltage requirements.
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January 20, 2012 8:21:45 AM

Oh and if you're looking for more graphics performance just Sli the 580 and get rid of the 220 ( I assume you're using that for Physx)
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January 20, 2012 8:25:06 AM

joedjnpc said:
Oh and if you're looking for more graphics performance just Sli the 580 and get rid of the 220 ( I assume you're using that for Physx)


yeah using it for Physx but sadly i only can bump up the Physx card to a Gtx SC 260 216 can't afford a 580 again XD i spent most my money towards the ram in the build and the one gtx SC 580 also using the gt 220 for multi monitor purposes i have 4 screens atm XDD yeah kinda overkilling it but o well
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January 20, 2012 8:31:33 AM

xFrostAngelx0 said:
yeah using it for Physx but sadly i only can bump up the Physx card to a Gtx SC 260 216 can't afford a 580 again XD i spent most my money towards the ram in the build and the one gtx SC 580 also using the gt 220 for multi monitor purposes i have 4 screens atm XDD yeah kinda overkilling it but o well


Ah cool, I'd love a few extra monitors, no space :( . Well for future reference you can save a lot of money on RAM if you're only using your system for gaming, you'll see much much large increases in fps if you put that money into GPU and CPU! Good luck with future builds :) 
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January 20, 2012 8:34:16 AM

joedjnpc said:
Ah cool, I'd love a few extra monitors, no space :( . Well for future reference you can save a lot of money on RAM if you're only using your system for gaming, you'll see much much large increases in fps if you put that money into GPU and CPU! Good luck with future builds :) 



well in a few weeks i am going to make another build with a 17-2600k with a gtx 590 yay more screens i actually have extra screens in my closet o3o
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January 24, 2012 7:26:03 PM

also kinda confused.... my motherboard on reviews and spec charts say it can only support 12gb of ddr3 yet iam running 24gb of ddr3 and its reading it on windows and cpu-z as 24gb and the system is working so whats up?
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January 24, 2012 9:24:21 PM

Best answer selected by xFrostAngelx0.
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