Platinumsword's New Build

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I did not get to crazy, but wanted a nice system. I still have one set of redline ram on back order and another video card for the crossfire setup. I am already going to change my cooling setup.
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Computer Case and Power Supply

Coolermaster CM Stacker 830 E-ATX Black Aluminum Case 9X5.25 4X3.5INT 1000W W/ 3X120MM Neon Blue LED Fans

MotherBoard

Gigabyte MA790FX-DQ6 ATX AM2+ 790FX CrossFire 4PCI-E16 1PCIE1 2PCI SATA Sound GBLAN 1394 HD Audio Motherboard

Processor

AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition Quad Core Processor Socket AM2 2.5GHZ 4MB Cache 125W
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 PWM AM2 S754 S939 S940 900-2200RPM 40CFM 4PIN Heatsink Fan

Ram

Mushkin XP PC2-8000 Redline 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit X 2

HardDrives

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive X 2

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Cache Hard Drive X 1

VideoCard

HIS Radeon HD 3870 ICEQ3 Turbo 850MHZ 512MB 2.38GHZ 256BIT GDDR4 PCI-E 2XDVI HDTV Out Video Card X 2

Drive

Pioneer DVR-212D Black DVD-RW 18X6X18 DVD+RW 18X8X18 DL 10X SATA 2MB

Keyboard

Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard Black Silver Programmable Blue Backlit Keys USB

Mouse

Logitech G5 Blue Laser Gaming Mouse 2000DPI USB BLUE/BLACK

OS

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

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#7

Kick Ass :cool:

I’ve always liked the coolermaster stacker case.


#8

That’s bad ass ram

I always take ATI over nvidia too


#9

Sweet! How’s that Freezer Pro working for you?


#10

Looking real nice platinumsword :cool:…gotta love that case, and your choice of vid card. :slight_smile:


#11

Very nice looking rig !
Great photos !
Thanks, Platinumsword


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Thanks Guys and Gals.

Now all I have to do is decide on which Blu-ray burner to get.

Well the three temp sensors on my board run at about 36.0 C.
The core processor runs at 47.8 C
The video card runs at 52.0 C

I installed Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 and cranked it up a bit and my core temp came up to 54.7 C. So I am looking alternative measures to make sure that I keep that core temp below 60.0 C.

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I installed Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 and cranked it up a bit and my core temp came up to 54.7 C. So I am looking alternative measures to make sure that I keep that core temp below 60.0 C.
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Some thoughts on improving cooling…
First I would make sure that I had good overall air exchange in the case.
Then I would look at a way to get fresh, outside air isolated on that processor which usually means ducting.

Looking at the side fan array, perhaps the upper right fan aligns best with the CPU. If that fan could be ducted straight to the CPU to feed the HSF with fresh air, your temps may come down.
I am not a fan of filters, so I would not have one in a CPU duct system.
One could fashion something temporary out of cardboard to see if it would work before investing in components.

Basic side duct :

To scavenge cool air from the front of the case I have used this :

I’ve used these also but they may not necessary in this case :


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There is no problem with the air exchange in the case. It’s been optimized and as you can tell this case has no issues with ventilation.

Yes ducting was one of the options that I was considering. There are a couple of other options available but they are high maintenance and I don’t know if I want to get that extreme.

I also purchase one of these and I think they are a good thing to have especially if you drop a few bucks.

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Well the three temp sensors on my board run at about 36.0 C.
The core processor runs at 47.8 C
The video card runs at 52.0 C

I installed Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 and cranked it up a bit and my core temp came up to 54.7 C. So I am looking alternative measures to make sure that I keep that core temp below 60.0 C.

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Max temp for that CPU is supposed to be 61C.:frowning:
http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=396


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[quote=jhtalisman;2088583]Max temp for that CPU is supposed to be 61C.:frowning:
http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=396[/quote]

Ya, they sure don’t give you much leeway considering the stock cooler will hold CPU at about 52.0 C .

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#17

Any particular reason you went with AMD?


#18

how much did that all cost?


#19

At that time just over $2000.00 Canadian Dollars including shipping and handling and insurance.

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