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My New Build

Postby Shuriken on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:25 am

So I got a new rig on Saturday morning, despite having a (still) gimpy shoulder/neck/back I was on a mission to put it all together :D

Intel Core i5 3570K socket 1155, Ivy Bridge Quad Core 3.4GHz 5 GT/s DMI 650MHz GPU 6MB Smart Cache, Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Heat Pipe CPU Cooler, 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile PC3-12800 Ram, ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 Intel Z77 Socket 1155 motherboard. 256GB Samsung 830 Series SATA III SSD, Read 520MB/s, Write 400MB/s. 2GB Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 2X PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5. Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card & Headphone Ampifier. Sony AD-5280S-0B 24x DVD±R. All tucked into a Corsair Carbide Series 500R Grey case, with a Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard, SteelSeries SteelSound 4H XL Sized Cushions Gaming Headset and last but by very much not the least all to be viewed on a sexy, shiny 23" Acer GR235Hbmii Black Full HD Passive 3D LED Backlit Gaming Monitor :)

Running at a lovely 30ºC after being on for a day now, overclocked to 4.4GHz, tempted to push it to 4.6GHz or even go for 5 when I get some extra fans in the top and bottom :D



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Will post a pic of the setup soon, must clean my table! :lol:
Nothing like clearing something to show you exactly how dirty it is :oops:
This is my sandvich. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My sandvich is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my sandvich is useless. Without my sandvich, I am useless. I must eat my sandvich true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. Before lunch I swear this creed: my sandvich and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but sandvich. Om nom.

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Re: My New Build

Postby Ger-h on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:59 am

nice pc :D.why didnt you go for a 24 inch monitor 23 inch wired screen size's
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Re: My New Build

Postby Shuriken on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:36 pm

23" isn't weird o.O

I got it mostly because it was £110 and partly because it's 3D :)
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Re: My New Build

Postby coldandtired on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:44 pm

Mean-looking machine! You must have used a years' worth of wife-IOUs :)
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Re: My New Build

Postby Shuriken on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:17 pm

lol pretty much XD

I don't ask for a lot, but when I do it's huge lol
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Re: My New Build

Postby ApacheFlame on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:42 pm

Silly q, but what thermal paste did you use? Thinking of cleaning mine off and reapplying which gives me the chance to properly clean the heatsink. Or sack it off and go for one of the corsair H60s or something :P
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Re: My New Build

Postby Security on Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:28 pm

Shuriken wrote:I don't ask for a lot, but when I do it's huge lol

That's what she said. ;)
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Re: My New Build

Postby Picky Bugger on Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:49 pm

Welcome to the 21st Century Shuri. Maybe when the Dayz standalone comes out you won't be such a burden. :P
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Re: My New Build

Postby Shuriken on Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:44 pm

LOL bite me Picky! DayZ was actually one of the first things I thought about trying out though, but I've still not got around to it lol. At least I'm not shooting friends in the forest or dying in trees... lol

I've gone with the Chill Factor III from thermalright, I've used it on a few machines I've built over the last year or so with great results every time, you may have noticed my secret spreading tool aka a train ticket lol. It's infinitely better than the CFII, both in terms of conductivity and ease of coverage :)

Sec, that's not all she said...

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Re: My New Build

Postby sNaKeBiTe on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:02 am

Shuriken wrote:Running at a lovely 30ºC after being on for a day now, overclocked to 4.4GHz, tempted to push it to 4.6GHz or even go for 5 when I get some extra fans in the top and bottom :D


You are running 30°C at 4.4GHz under load?! :scratch:

I actually have the same board/cpu and i think it's impossible to get 5GHz stable with aircooling. You'd also need an extremely good CPU.
I currently run rockstable at 4.3GHz with about 1.19 volts (Mine isn't very good to overclock :cry: ). Since winter is coming I'll see what I can get out of 1.25-1.3 volts, once I have the time.


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Re: My New Build

Postby Shuriken on Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:00 pm

Ahhh no, today it's sat at 28 but that's idle. Under load it goes up to 38-40 with it peaking at 44 with as much stress as I could throw at it :)

I'm very impressed with this heatsink lol
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Re: My New Build

Postby Security on Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:49 pm

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Re: My New Build

Postby sNaKeBiTe on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:14 am

Security wrote:IntelBurnTest?

Yeah, that should definitely get you over 44°C. I'm getting about 70°C with a thermaltake macho hr-02.


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Re: My New Build

Postby Picky Bugger on Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:25 pm

Shuriken wrote:LOL bite me Picky! DayZ was actually one of the first things I thought about trying out though, but I've still not got around to it lol. At least I'm not shooting friends in the forest or dying in trees... lol


:P Love you too and at least you weren't as murderous as someone else **cough** Mittins **cough**.

Look forward to the standalone. :cheers:
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Re: My New Build

Postby Shuriken on Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:51 am

Haven't run a stress test yet, still haven't even cleaned my desk so I can take a pic lol, 44C was with everything I was ever likely to have running at once plus some. Will do a burn test soon though :)

Distracted by all the shinies!

Very much looking forward to the standalone too Picky :D
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Re: My New Build

Postby MittinsKittens on Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:18 pm

Picky Bugger wrote: :P Love you too and at least you weren't as murderous as someone else **cough** Mittins **cough**.

Look forward to the standalone. :cheers:



...Serves you right for actually trusting me. I was just reacting what I would do in a survival situation. Tag along with everyone and kill people before they realized that I was a burden and most likely going to get them killed... :D
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