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Check out my first beast build @ 14 years old!!

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April 3, 2012 8:05:59 PM

This is my computer I have been saving up for, god like 2 years.

CPU: i5 2550k 230$
GPU: GTX 680 500$
MOBO: P8Z68 200$
PSU: 1000w Silent Pro 190$
RAM: 16GB (4GBx4) 1600MHz G. Skill RIPJAW SERIES 100$
HDD: 3TB (3000GB) 7200rpm 64mb cache Seagate Barracuda 200$
Optical drive: Blu-ray, I wish I got standard. 80$
CPU fan: H100 CPU cooler 110$
CASE: HAF X, I recommend this case, best case I have EVER seen. 160$
Monitor: 3D 27" 1080p 349.99$
OS: Windows 7 Ult. AND! MAC OS X Lion. Like a boss.

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Problems:

The damned thing just restarts when it decided it wants to. (Actually, only under load.) Do you know why? I would be sooo thankful.
April 3, 2012 8:09:40 PM

Sounds like when it is under load that you might have stability issues with your overclock. (I am assuming you did overclock, otherwise there is no reason for the H100 cooler)

What are your settings on your overclock? Did you stress test it at all?

I wish I had that kind of coin now, much less when i was 14 :( 
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April 3, 2012 8:09:52 PM

1. Why do you have 3 sticks of RAM..?
2. Your cable management sucks. Check your temps.
3. Your cable management really sucks.
4. Isn't this like the 5th thread with the title "LOOK AT THIS AWESOME BUILD AT 14 YEARS OLD!" if it isn't you, sorry.
5. Again, monitor your temps under load, is it overclocked?
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April 3, 2012 8:16:21 PM

gary1 said:
1. Why do you have 3 sticks of RAM..?
2. Your cable management sucks. Check your temps.
3. Your cable management really sucks.
4. Isn't this like the 5th thread with the title "LOOK AT THIS AWESOME BUILD AT 14 YEARS OLD!" if it isn't you, sorry.
5. Again, monitor your temps under load, is it overclocked?


1. Haha, I'm performing test on it. It MIGHT! be faulty but my comp. is still restarting w/ out the suspected RAM.
2. Yes, I know. Temps seems to be fine. 40-50c on GPU, 38-50c on CPU.
3. Ha, I seriously agree I'm just too damn lazy.
4. Yes, but not my post. I have seen that post though. That is what made me rememeber, HEY! I'm 14 and built a comp too. Not mine though. This is first post about this.
5. Believe it or not, it is NOT overclocked. It's @ 3.4GHz (That is stock for 2550k.) Temps are usually A for OK.
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April 3, 2012 8:19:04 PM

Pezcore27 said:
Sounds like when it is under load that you might have stability issues with your overclock. (I am assuming you did overclock, otherwise there is no reason for the H100 cooler)

What are your settings on your overclock? Did you stress test it at all?

I wish I had that kind of coin now, much less when i was 14 :( 



Well, I DID overclock my GPU and CPU but it's on andoff. On and off. Just depends how I'm 'feeling'. I'll stop OCing for today and see...

P.S. I'm sorry your not bathing in cash, neither am I, just since 11 I've been dreaming to build my comp. Here it is.
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April 3, 2012 8:19:15 PM

Why the heck did you waste your money on a H100 then if not to overclock. You could haev went with the i5-2400 and saved money on the processor as well.

Your board, ram, and PSU are all overkill. No offense.
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April 3, 2012 8:22:44 PM

Calm. Down. It doesn't matter.

But try it with 2 sticks of RAM.
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April 3, 2012 8:26:37 PM

Well you certainly act 14 on other peoples threads. Was gonna offer some advice but ill keep it to myself until you grow up.
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April 3, 2012 8:27:25 PM

I apologize if it came across that I wasn't calm. Just simply stating that the use of resources are overkill for the needs.

The on/off overclocking the OP is doing could account for some of the stability issues as well.
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April 3, 2012 8:30:49 PM

so ok after a little light digging I run across this:

ttg_Avenged said:
My PC is made up of a P8Z68 mobo, i5 2550k OC'ed @ 4.1GHz, and a GTX 560 Ti OC'ed. Proper voltage is given, and this is freaking/scaring me out. Idle, or on I.Explorer, fine. Max temp of 42*c. Right now (since 1 hour ago) I have been rendering a 1080p 60fps 17minute video in Vegas Pro 11 and immediately (under load) it just ******* JUMPS up to about 80% and higher loads, and is @ 90c. This is boiling it, isn't it? How do I solve this? I actually have a H100 cooler, yet am using the stock intel fan. Should I use the H100? Seriosuly I have it RIGHT now...


You posted this yesterday. I seriously think you might have damaged your CPU. Your OC on the stock fan is way too much for it to keep cool.
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April 3, 2012 8:31:40 PM

Sounds like a RAM issue to me.
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April 3, 2012 8:32:39 PM

Wait.. You were overclocking with the stock fan..? Why.

What is "proper voltage" also?
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April 3, 2012 8:35:48 PM

jsrudd said:
Sounds like a RAM issue to me.

After seeing this he posted on the 30th:
ttg_Avenged said:
Will my computer rig run Hackintosh? It's Mac OS X designed for PC's... I don't mind ANY version of Mac, just to have it you know? I have a 3TB Drive partitioned into two 'virtual' drives. My specs are in the spoiler and all help/suggestions are highly appreciated. Thanks, and first solution gets best answer :) 

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-PRO/GEN3
Graphics card: (at the moment) GTX 560 Ti, will be getting the GTX 680 FTW Edition 4GB
CPU: i5 2550k @ 3.4GHz stock. No OC'ing at the moment...
Power Supply: Gold certified Cooler Master 800w silent pro PSU (will consider 1000w for x2 680...)
HDD: 3TB 7200rpm 64MB cache (Seagate Barracuda)
RAM: 16GB 1600MHz speed DDR3 (G. Skill RipJaws) I kinda only have 12GB, one is broken/bad I believe...

I am tending to believe you might be on to something, but in the pictures he only has the 3 sticks inserted.

I do not believe that the PRO/GEN3 board supports tripple channel ram, so you are probably better off only using the ram in the 8gb dual channel configuration.
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April 3, 2012 8:38:00 PM

also curious to note as to how you got ahold of a 680 in 3 days... unless you bought it locally.

and after looking at the pics you posted, that isn't the FTW edition of the 680 in the case either...

So would you mind giving us the exact specs of what you are running so we can help you? :) 
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April 3, 2012 8:38:51 PM

Pezcore27 said:
After seeing this he posted on the 30th:

I am tending to believe you might be on to something, but in the pictures he only has the 3 sticks inserted.

I do not believe that the PRO/GEN3 board supports tripple channel ram, so you are probably better off only using the ram in the 8gb dual channel configuration.


Like I said.. :) 

Anyways, that's pretty amazing to get a new PSU and a new GPU within 4 days, especially one that is out of stock almost everywhere. :p 
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April 3, 2012 8:42:49 PM

gary1 said:
Like I said.. :) 

Anyways, that's pretty amazing to get a new PSU and a new GPU within 4 days, especially one that is out of stock almost everywhere. :p 


Look at the pics again. That's not the FTW edition of the 680. That hasn't even been released yet according to the EVGA forums. It won't be available for a few more months.

So OP, can we please have the correct specs of your computer so we can help you out? :D 
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April 3, 2012 8:50:25 PM

I agree with that.
Please note the picture, 1) from what i know, the 2 x PCI-E are on the side. That mean the card is only EVGA GTX560 or below. All the cards above GTX560' PCI-E are on the top of card. 2) the cpu cooler is stock not the water cooler.
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April 3, 2012 9:03:43 PM

Dang that is expensive!
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April 3, 2012 9:08:10 PM

Probably got banned for being a douchenozzle on another thread.
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April 3, 2012 9:08:59 PM

Who did?
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April 3, 2012 9:27:48 PM

man just reading some of the info the OP has posted and stuff he has done, it's amazing this thing hasn't melted by now.
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April 26, 2012 11:31:06 PM

You guys aren't exactly being 'nice' to me. I had a 560 Ti, I just yesterday finally got my 680, and this problem no longer happens. Seriously guys, be nice.
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April 26, 2012 11:33:31 PM

How are we being mean to you?
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April 26, 2012 11:37:59 PM

Guess he wanted a pat on the back for being able to do something that most of us have been doing a lot longer and started at a younger age. Just sayin.
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