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New Rigs :-D

Postby pr0phetik_dreamz » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:38 pm

Recently with Intel's Sandy Bridge (I know I said I'd wait for the high-end Sandy Bridge-E at the end of this year but I couldn't wait), I bought two new rigs:

Prometheus
* ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (Socket 1155)
* Intel i7-2600k (3.4GHz Quad w/ HyperThreading)
* Corsair H70 (CPU cooling)
* Cosair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (16GB)
* AMD Radeon HD 6970 (2GB)

Atlas
* Asrock P67 Extreme4 (Socket 1155)
* Intel i5-2500k (3.3GHz Quad)
* Noctua NH-D14 (CPU Cooling)
* Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (8GB)
* AMD Radeon HD 6870 (2GB)

I was able to overclock Atlas up to 4.6GHz (39.3% / 1.3GHz OC), with the RAM running at DDR3-2133 (33.3% / 533MHz OC) pretty easily on the Asrock motherboard and it's running stably on those settings folding away. Recently I swapped out the i5-2500k for a i7-2600k and am getting 4.7GHz (38.2% / 1.3Ghz OC), with the RAM running at DDR3-2133 (33.3% / 533MHz OC).

I had a lot of issues with Prometheus at first on the original the MSI P67A-GD65 motherboard I got initially since it seems to overvolt the CPU, so I never got a stable OC. I returned the MSI and got the ASUS P8P67 DELUXE and I couldn't have been happier. It's buzzing along at 4.9GHz (44.A% / 1.5GHz OC), with the RAM running at DDR3-2133 (33.3% / 533MHz OC) stably folding.

Haven't had time to overclock the GPU's yet, since I haven't had the time, but those components will not remain unturned for long!

I use Prometheus mostly for gaming, folding@home, and light infrastructure design using multiple VMWare Workstation virtual machines. I am in the process of consolidating my server farm onto fewer physical machines which run Xen virtual machines, which is what Atlas is being used for.
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Re: New Rigs :-D

Postby shipwreck » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:52 am

Very nice! Now for some case mods?
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Re: New Rigs :-D

Postby mooseman » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:14 pm

Wow. 4.9gHz. That's amazing.
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Re: New Rigs :-D

Postby pr0phetik_dreamz » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:24 pm

The only mods I'm running is a resister mod on Prometheus' Corsair H70 water pump, which makes it push more H2O for cooling. Atlas has a homebrew fan duct though, since she's air-cooled (to keep things quiet by channeling the air from the CPU --> case exhaust).
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Re: New Rigs :-D

Postby Doofus » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:27 am

Those are impressive! I just upgraded recently, and was curious about water cooling, but couldn't bring myself to make the switch. I know the performance is great, but there's just always been some irrational fear of getting water near my hardware that scares me enough to deter me from pursuing. Out of curiosity, whaddya do with your server farm? You run hosting or somethin'?
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Re: New Rigs :-D

Postby Florp Incarnate » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:16 pm

Why did you go with the i7 instead of the i5? I haven't seen compelling evidence that hyper-threading is actually useful outside of a busy server environment... especially with four cores already. Certainly no game is going to use it.
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Re: New Rigs :-D

Postby BigDXLT » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:19 pm

:like:

Man... I need to bring myself to just... just buy a new machine... the temptation grows! DURN YOU ALL!
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Re: New Rigs :-D

Postby M373ora Fr34k » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:17 pm

I currently work for Intel and I can buy 3 CPU's a year (and 5 ssd's I think) on employee discount. So if anybody happens to live around Denver I can hook you up.

I have basically the same setup as your Prometheus machine Prophetik, except I keep it at 4.6GHZ. Seems plenty fast enough while keeping my temps cool ( I use H60 cooler instead of H70)
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