New rig

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Steevo, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Steevo

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    Amd Phenom 9850BE (the egg ran out of 9950's when I went to order)
    Swiftec 655 pump, CPU block, GPU block, & two pass radiator w/ 1/2 tubing & fittings.
    2) Acrtic cooling 120mm fans for the radiator
    HD4850 1Gb sapphire (soon to x-fire, gotta sell my system first)
    Asus M3A32 Deluxe
    4Gb OCZ Reaper 1066
    Seagate 750Gb Perp Drive
    Rosewill plain black case (going to paint and cut and maul)
    PcPower & Cooling 750W PSU
    Vista Ultimate x64


    Moar soon.
     
  2. Johnny

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    Sounds like a cool set up. Amd is a nice system. Especially with the OS64. Good choice going with ultimate.
     
  3. ElementalDragon

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    steevo: i would have looked into getting Noctua NF-P12 120mm fans for the radiator. nowhere near cheap, but built well, perform well, and quiet.
     
  4. Lawman82

    Lawman82 I see bad people

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    Sounds like a great system, post some pics when you get a chance
     
  5. indyjones

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    Personally I would strongly recommend that you look at getting an intel processor (plus a suitable board). Other than that looks good.
     
  6. madmatt

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    Steevo knows his hardware, but I am surprised he didn't go with an Intel Core Quad.
     
  7. Steevo

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    Intel $ for & VS AMD is behind, yes you can clock their systems higher, but performance is on par clock for clock. Yes there are a few tihngs the AMD falls behind in, but so does the intel.


    Really once you hit 3.2 or a bit higher the returns are minimal in real world applications. Plus the AMDs can do it at lower voltage, many are at 1.2 or 1.3 to run 3.1 or 3.2 and that equals less heat and quieter.


    So for quad performance, and more money to dump in the system elsewhere or to upgrade to water like I did and then go further. I have built alot of Intel systems recently and taken E2180's to 3Ghz but I wanted a quad for cheap and to tweak it some. So a $169 quad and board on sale was the way to go for me. I don't need anyone posting synthetic benchmarks or how the AMD fails at WinRAR as I never use the program.
     
  8. epk

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    well.. thats not a bad cpu.. the intels are a bit more energy efficient tho

    are u sure bout the psu? seems a bit of overkill
     
  9. ElementalDragon

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    epk: well... he DID say that he's gonna crossfire two 4850's as soon as he sells his current system. Not to mention that he's probably going to have his water cooling system hooked up to the same PSU...
     
  10. Terrahertz

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    Looks good on paper. Some pics would be nice too :)
     
  11. Steevo

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    That is a misconception that intel is more energy efficient, I have personally seen a 2.3Ghz quad stable at 1v and 2.0Ghz at .9v Intel cannot do this.

    The PSU was on sale for $129.99
     
  12. epk

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    well.. maybe at factory settings.. most seen benchies show that



    and, well, yeah, at that price is real good.. and didnt know xfire meant that :D hehe
     
  13. chastity

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    Might have waited for the Corei7's from Intel and see how they do in the real world as they are supposed to be more energy efficient but its your system and money and you can spend it on what you want.

    Sounds like a decent system based on specs. Look forward to how its does once you get up and running
     
  14. epk

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    he's better off buying now
    i was planning on waiting, but then i saw the prices (almost 300$ for the cheapest one... and then u gotta add the ddr3 vs ddr2 difference, plus mobos are gonna be more expensive aswell)

    andd.. all the 3 bloomfields launching soon are gonna have a TDP of 130w, so not very low power hehe


    i think the best models are coming in january, i wouldnt wait that long (well, i didnt already [= )
     
  15. Sazar

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    Not necessarily.

    Yes, when it comes to the procs themselves, Intel is typically more efficient. But because of the savings from their chipsets, AMD SYSTEMS typically draw less power than Intel rigs. Again, only a couple of watts here and there but still :smoker:

    Btw Steevo, do you have that Cool n Quiet features turned off or did they fix the bug?
     
  16. Steevo

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    Not home yet with my new stuff.


    Damn the 1/2 hose looks huge for being a PC cooling loop, going to go pick up my fittings and distilled water to mix on the way home too.


    Yes I will have CnQ turned off to prevent the clock change issues, and with eventually two 4850 1GB's under water overclocked and a quad core pulling 140W (same as a single core Prescott 3.2Ghz) two burners, three HDD's and 5 120mm fans? I would like to be sure about having the power to keep it stable and not stress the PSU, I still want it quiet and efficient.
     
  17. Steevo

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    Stepping JAAHB AA 0820GPMW

    I have seen a few at 3.2Ghz+ at 1.4v on air just by looking around.
     
  18. madmatt

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    My new Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 seems fast.
     
  19. chaos945

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    I don't know about the quads for the price point. I was looking at the E8500 3.16GHz for $214. Or even the E8400 3.0GHz for $193. Those newegg prices are even better though.
     
  20. Steevo

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    I hit 3.2Ghz on 1.3vcore just by raising the multi. Booted to Knoppix twice and running memtest currently.