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    Nice!!!! I am glad you got it stable.. lots of hard work put into it... I can't wait to really start setting up my TH10.. but looks like I will be putting it together on the bench first then figure out what I am going to do GPU wise. I really like the GTX680, but I want to make sure to sit it out and wait and also want to get one with more RAM.

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Sam, If I have a chance, I'll retest sometime this weekend, I have two EVGA GTX680s coming in tomorrow, so I'll be messing around with that setup.
    I'm hoping to be running Tri-SLI by next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Nice!!!! I am glad you got it stable.. lots of hard work put into it... I can't wait to really start setting up my TH10.. but looks like I will be putting it together on the bench first then figure out what I am going to do GPU wise. I really like the GTX680, but I want to make sure to sit it out and wait and also want to get one with more RAM.
    Thanks. It was a labor of love, but a lot of fun also and a good learning experience as this is my first true high performance build. I've got the bug bad now. I can see water cooling and another XFX 7970 BE in my future at some point. There is a lot more head room in this 8120, but I need better cooling to get there. It think 4.6 or maybe 4.8GHz is possible on custom water. For now, I'm happy with 4GHz stable and am going to game the **** out of it this weekend once I get caught up on work.

    I'm really looking forward to your TH10 build. I agree you should hold out a little longer for some non-reference models of the 680 with more VRAM and also to see what selection of water blocks will be like. Two 4GB 680's on water with your triple monitors would be sick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Sam, If I have a chance, I'll retest sometime this weekend, I have two EVGA GTX680s coming in tomorrow, so I'll be messing around with that setup.
    I'm hoping to be running Tri-SLI by next weekend.
    Sounds good. Were your Heaven results above from one or two 7950's?

    Looking forward to the tri-sli setup. Make sure to post some pics!
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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Couple of updates to my work log. My new NZXT 810 switch with the FX water cooler. I'll get some temp readings up pretty soon.











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    Default Re: My FX Build

    looks good!
    That FX cooler really sets the look in that case.
    very nice Sam

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Here are some temp readings from 25 passes of Intel Burn set on high. I have the FX cooler set on custom speed so it's a balance between cooling and noise. What do you guys think?

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Some more benchmarks and stability tests.








    Your cores are only at 43 degrees. Will you start overclocking?

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    I thought overall CPU temp was more important that core by core temp. Anyway, I should be able to get more than my current 4GHz out of this chip now that I have better cooling. Will be pretty loud until I get better fans though. This FX cooler sound like a jet engine at full speed but it cools great on the extreme setting.
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    Locked in a new overclock today. Many thanks to Jim (Drdeath) for helping me with the voltage settings. Under his wise tutelage, I achieved this OC on my second try. I'm pretty stoked. Here are the specs:

    CPU: 4.2 GHz, 1.425 vcore, 1.3 CPU/NB, everything else on auto after enabling "extreme oc" in my bios.
    RAM: 9-9-9-24-38-1T at 1.65 volts. The motherboard defaults the memory timing at 1600MHz to 9-11-9-27-41-2T, so I achieved some improvement. I might try to tighten the timings a little more.
    Temps: Max temp. on core temps was 57 degrees C and it was only there for a minute or two and then my cooler fans kicked in and dropped the temp below 55 c. Jim clarified a few points for me regarding temps. I've been monitoring my overall cpu temp using hardware monitor and trying to keep it below 60 C without much success. Jim explained that it isn't the overall temp I need to watch, but the actual core temp and that I should use core temps to do so. That made things a lot easier.

    Thanks again, Jim, for putting up with me and helping me sort this out. Thanks also to Irocing and Steve for responding to my pm's earlier today. It was helpful.

    Next up: 4.5GHz, but for now here's a screenshot of today's results:



    Overclocking is a lot of fun! Just takes some patience and research. PureOC is a great place to learn.

    Looking forward to what you guys think of these results. Please let me know if you think I did something wrong or if there are any issues you can see.
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    Yes,....

    That's much more like it.

    Congrats on that better cooling. It's working.

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    Nice work Sam!

    Jim is a good resource for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Locked in a new overclock today. Many thanks to Jim (Drdeath) for helping me with the voltage settings. Under his wise tutelage, I achieved this OC on my second try. I'm pretty stoked. Here are the specs:

    CPU: 4.2 GHz, 1.425 vcore, 1.3 CPU/NB, everything else on auto after enabling "extreme oc" in my bios.
    RAM: 9-9-9-24-38-1T at 1.65 volts. The motherboard defaults the memory timing at 1600MHz to 9-11-9-27-41-2T, so I achieved some improvement. I might try to tighten the timings a little more.
    Temps: Max temp. on core temps was 57 degrees C and it was only there for a minute or two and then my cooler fans kicked in and dropped the temp below 55 c. Jim clarified a few points for me regarding temps. I've been monitoring my overall cpu temp using hardware monitor and trying to keep it below 60 C without much success. Jim explained that it isn't the overall temp I need to watch, but the actual core temp and that I should use core temps to do so. That made things a lot easier.

    Thanks again, Jim, for putting up with me and helping me sort this out. Thanks also to Irocing and Steve for responding to my pm's earlier today. It was helpful.

    Next up: 4.5GHz, but for now here's a screenshot of today's results:



    Overclocking is a lot of fun! Just takes some patience and research. PureOC is a great place to learn.

    Looking forward to what you guys think of these results. Please let me know if you think I did something wrong or if there are any issues you can see.
    Sam, when are you going to really start overclocking? LOL


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    Hey Jim, don't steal my moment in the sun. I'll get 5GHz once I have a custom water set up. Got the case for it so I'm on my way.
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    You can get 4.8GHz with your water( I think). I did test the FX with your cooler.

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    I'm gonna try for 4.5 first and see how that goes. I really like that I can save OC profiles in my bios and load them with the click of my mouse once I find stable settings. I'll just work my way up the ladder until I get to 5GHz.
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