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My X79 Build..
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Ok i finally got the parts in an built this workstation.. Specs as follows:

Intel i7 3930K 3.2 Ghz Hexcore
Asus P9X79 Pro Mobo
Corsair H100 Dualfan Watercooler Unit
32 Gb Gskill Ripjawz 1866Mhz RAM
MSi GTX 560Ti TwinFrozrII OC 2Gb
120Gb Corsair Force3 SSD Sata3 6Gb/sec
Bog-standard Bluray Writer
Corsair 650D Case ( huge mudderfugger i was shocked )
Corsair TX650 PSU

Win7 Pro 64bit

I went for the GTX560Ti as you`re talking stupid prices to get beyond 1.25/1.5Gb VRAM in most of the higher cards whereas this has 2Gb and a copy of BF3..

After some initial teething probs getting the H100 to run properly and a couple of other minor things - i`m left with one major issue which is the system is only recognising 24Gb Ram.. In the ASUS bios it`s saying C1+C2 are `abnormal`. I tried swapping sticks around and it`s the same so i`m not sure if those slots are dead or if it`s something else..

Anyway here`s a screeny of just a quick ASUS AutoTune in Windows, completely destroys my old PC in Cinema4d rendering which is what i was aiming for:





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1/16/2012 12:54:10 PM (last edit: 1/16/2012 12:54:31 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
Shweeeeet! I'm ordering mine in 2 weeks, I can't wait! I am debating on overclocking it, but I usually let my computer render overnight and am worried about overheating.. I've never had an overclocked comp before. Should I be worried or no? It will be lq cooled, bunch of fans, big ass case etc.
- Mike Sawicki




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1/16/2012 3:26:19 PM (last edit: 1/16/2012 3:26:19 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
you can configure your bios to auto shutdown when temperatures get out of hand like say @ 100C, SB cpus are pretty much good up until 120C and i think they have a factory built in throttle and shutdown too but i never had the occasion to try it out. That said, none of this should be an issue if you get it adequately cooled, a h100 like dave here has got will be enough for a low-medium oc (personally i like to keep cpu below intel spec tcase which is 76C for this chip). A 360mm custom waterloop will give you couple hundred more mhz worth of headroom, this chip is hard to please though as it takes a chiller and a pretty high end loop to push it to its limits.

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1/16/2012 6:17:16 PM (last edit: 1/16/2012 6:17:16 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Do want!





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1/16/2012 6:58:27 PM (last edit: 1/16/2012 6:58:27 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Hehe..

MrStabbalot:

Yeh i think you`d need a proper custom wc loop to really max it out. For me there seems little point spending several hundred plus all of the added headache of learning what`s what, installing and maintaining a cooling system like that - plug and play is good - and all for the sake of a couple hundred Mhz.. No ta mate! I wouldn`t be running the chip much above 70-odd in any case.. For what i`m looking at, i`ll tweak the AutoTune a touch further in bios but other than that i`m happy. The difference in Cinebench score between OC`d and non-OC`d is literally equivalent to the Cinebench score of my old pc - so you can see why i`m content with it :)



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1/16/2012 8:42:27 PM (last edit: 1/16/2012 8:42:27 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Ouch, BF3 15gb? That`s half the 30gb i had left on the ssd ffs..

Ohhhkaayyyy..



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1/16/2012 9:19:39 PM (last edit: 1/16/2012 9:19:39 PM)
show user profile  Dave
"Ouch, BF3 15gb? That`s half the 30gb i had left on the ssd ffs"

I don't see a secondary HDD in your list? I've just bought a custom-build myself and went for a smaller 80gb SSD, for OS and other little bits, and a 1 TB secondary drive for... well, everything else.

If you don't mind me asking, how much has this set you all back? My new'un is semi-comparable to yours... though you've gone for higher-end versions of stuff and a butt-load more RAM.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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1/17/2012 12:28:55 PM (last edit: 1/17/2012 12:28:55 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I know i was waiting for hdd prices to come down and didn`t get to ordering one, plus i have a few lying around..

The lot comes to around 1700, basically i selectively ordered from a compromise between the best prices i could get and delivery. Ended up purchasing diff parts from Scan, Aria and Dabs.. That particular ram was about 40 quid cheaper i think from Dabs than Overclockers which is where i was thinking i`d have to buy it.. But yeh some parts i went a bit higher on for example the p9x79 pro mobo and the case, things like that you could get away with paying maybe less if you`re not fussed..


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1/17/2012 1:44:41 PM (last edit: 1/17/2012 1:44:41 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
was going to have one remark there but i see you already hit it, 120gb ssd will be full in notime.
i have an intel 160gb and am fighting to keep about 20gb free to not get clogged

melting ur brainz!
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1/17/2012 2:20:08 PM (last edit: 1/17/2012 2:20:08 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
got everything essential I need squeezed onto an 80 GB SSD.

bigger is better ofc but if you offload everything non essential to a secondary drive, it works.

depends what you need ofc.
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1/17/2012 2:23:53 PM (last edit: 1/17/2012 4:12:42 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Yeh that's kinda the issue is getting the essential heavy usage applications onto the ssd ( ie not battlefield3 )..

It's working out around one pound UK sterling per mb ssd storage atm so can be kinda budgeted that way - always an option to buy another.

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1/17/2012 5:15:54 PM (last edit: 1/17/2012 5:15:54 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
Hey man, how did it turn out? Is it fast as shit?
- Mike Sawicki




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1/25/2012 7:05:10 PM (last edit: 1/25/2012 7:05:10 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Also interested with end results.

I just built a similar computer which is identical in all ways except CPU, Memory, Mobo, case and accessories.




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1/25/2012 7:09:46 PM (last edit: 1/25/2012 7:09:46 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Sorry just saw this.

Yeh it`s fast and really responsive which makes working so much easier ( especially compared to my old pc ). Render speed wise it makes a massive difference to be able to get feedback much much quicker when testing things and tweaking. Like i said i`ve got about 13/14 CPU score on Cinebench which is pretty much what i was aiming for..

The CPU temp never goes above 50-52 degrees c even when rendering many frames, all cores at 100%, which surprised me.

The SSD and lots of fast RAM combo is great, working with 7Gb worth of footage in aftereffects is not a problem - sails through that :)

Still disappointed that i may have a couple of dodgy ram slots ( as i said only recognising 24Gb of the full 32 ). I`ve been asked to RMA the mobo but can`t afford to take it apart again it`s my work machine :/



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1/25/2012 10:31:41 PM (last edit: 1/25/2012 10:32:40 PM)
show user profile  zandernice
Sweet! Mines getting delivered next week, I cant wait -



INTEL, Core i7-3930K Six-Core, 3.2 - 3.8GHz TB, LGA2011, 12MB L3 Cache, HT EM64T EIST TB VT XD, 32nm, 130W

COOLER MASTER, Silent Pro M 850W Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 80 PLUS® Bronze, ATX12V 2.3 EPS12V 2.92, 6x 8/6-pin PCIe, SLI® Certified, Retail

ASUS, Rampage IV Extreme/Battlefield 3, LGA2011, Intel® X79, DDR3-2400 (O.C.) 64GB /8, PCIe x16 SLI CF /4+1*, SATA 6Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 3Gb/s /4, USB 3.0 /8, HDA, BT, GbLAN, EATX, Retail

MUSHKIN, 16GB (4 x 4GB) Blackline PC3-17000 DDR3 2133MHz CL10 (10-11-10-28) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

PNY, NVIDIA® Quadro® 4000, 2GB GDDR5, PCIe x16, DVI+2x DP+ST, Retail

INTEL, 120GB 510 Series SSD, MLC, 450/210 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail

WESTERN DIGITAL, 600GB WD VelociRaptor™, SATA 6 Gb/s, 10000 RPM, 32MB cache

KOUTECH, FPM530 Multifunction Front Panel / Card Reader, eSATA/Audio, 5.25" Bay, USB 3.0

MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition w/ SP1,



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1/26/2012 10:00:34 AM (last edit: 1/26/2012 10:00:34 AM)
 
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