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 11/30/2009 07:09 PM
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So I have finally gone to overclock my AMD Phenom II X3 720BE to 3.627GHz but at stock HSF the core temperature during Everest Stress is just too high for me at 60degrees at HSF spinning at 5400rpm on an open case which is pretty noisy. Closing the case is frightening cause I see the temperature jumped to 68degrees on stress. So I bring it down a bit to 3.575Ghz which achieve 55degrees with my case open on the side but 62degrees when closed running at 4200rpm for 4 straight hours. I was surprised that I am able to get this high on an ECS GF8200A Black Series when all reviews stated that it is such a mediocre overclocker of a motherboard.

In any case, I want more MHz at a lower temperature and quieter operation. My target is 3.8GHz for a full GHz OC and if possible, push it to 4GHz to join the 4GHz overclocker club.

Therefore I want it cooler and fancier so I plan to buy a new AM3 Mobo, DDR3 RAM, a Case and an aftermarket cooler just in time for my merry Christmas.

I have decided on a mobo: ASRock M3A785GXH/128M ( The sites below swayed me to this mobo )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...N82E16813157167

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1068/6/

http://www.tomshardware.com/re...rd,2441-23.html


But the RAM, Case and Cooler is totally undecided and I don't think I'll have to time to research and evaluate on my own so your help is needed. Budget Below:

4GB DDR3 RAM (good for overclocking) - $60 Is this enough?

Case - $100 - $120
I want one where I can hide all the cables at the back of the motherboard ( I see them all the time in "Show Off your rig thread" ). I wanted the Antec Skeleton but heard reviews are not good about it... And my wife strongly disagree because of the dust issue. So this is still very much open. It must be quiet even full load...

Cooler - $60
I want those made with copper as I like the orange color. Only concern is do they corrode such that the pretty color is lost? I like the ZALMANs below:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...-_-Product#spec

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...N82E16835118223

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...N82E16835118046



I will complete this rig with parts from my current rig:
PSU - Corsair 620HX
CPU - Phenom II X3 720BE
VGA - HIS HD4890 iCooler
HDD - WD 750GB SATA

Budget can be exceeded if there is good reason. But I do not necessarily want the BEST out there cause I don't want to spend too much. So I will settle for what goes best with my existing parts.

Thanks in advance...

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Edited: 11/30/2009 at 07:23 PM by randomkid
 11/30/2009 07:18 PM
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lol ya know I have a ton of info on this board and its abilities here to as well.

Decent board for the price. Looks to run my dual 5870,s well enough.

I run 3.81 Ghz full time no problem at all and 3.92 Ghz bench, I have benched as high as 4 Ghz but never stable enough to game with it.

Runs DDR 3 1600 just fine.

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2x 5870 HD @ 1015/1300 Asus reference
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 11/30/2009 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by: PC-GURU -

lol ya know I have a ton of info on this board and its abilities here to as well.



Decent board for the price. Looks to run my dual 5870,s well enough.


lol... its from your sig that I first got the idea... remember I PM you about the spacing between vga's. So this choice is rock steady for me... just need help on the case and cpu cooler.

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 11/30/2009 07:23 PM
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want to see pics with it all setup ?

I have pics with my dual 5870,s I can also help with cooler if you look at the pics they will give you more ideas.

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Asrock 890 FX deluxe 3 mother board
4 GB DDR 3 1600 @ 1688 Mhz 7 7 7 24 T1 2688 Mhz NB
2x 1 TB WD Sata III 64 mb cache HDD,s raid 0
2x 5870 HD @ 1015/1300 Asus reference
Dual OS win 7 x64 ultimate & win 7 x32 Ultimate (bench os)
 11/30/2009 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by: PC-GURU -

want to see pics with it all setup ?



I have pics with my dual 5870,s I can also help with cooler if you look at the pics they will give you more ideas.


Sure... show me the link, please...

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 11/30/2009 07:27 PM
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5870,s run 32c to 36c idle and 55c to 62c max load 925/1250 clocks full time. Encase you wondering if spacing is a problem, its not unless your only air intake is from underneath, 5870,s intake thew the back and bottom so it made no difference. All 5000 series intake from back and bottom.









Also for overclocking, recommend you add a little fan to the North Bridge.

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AMD phenom II 1090T @ 4.23 Ghz custom water cooled
Asrock 890 FX deluxe 3 mother board
4 GB DDR 3 1600 @ 1688 Mhz 7 7 7 24 T1 2688 Mhz NB
2x 1 TB WD Sata III 64 mb cache HDD,s raid 0
2x 5870 HD @ 1015/1300 Asus reference
Dual OS win 7 x64 ultimate & win 7 x32 Ultimate (bench os)
 12/01/2009 01:27 AM
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great job on the wiring guru, wayy better than last time
 12/01/2009 11:51 AM
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Now that you have red cards you need to repaint the inside of your case....they're clashing! LOL...Hey that's what you get for selling out!!! LOL

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 12/01/2009 12:10 PM
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What color do you think ? Red ?

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Asrock 890 FX deluxe 3 mother board
4 GB DDR 3 1600 @ 1688 Mhz 7 7 7 24 T1 2688 Mhz NB
2x 1 TB WD Sata III 64 mb cache HDD,s raid 0
2x 5870 HD @ 1015/1300 Asus reference
Dual OS win 7 x64 ultimate & win 7 x32 Ultimate (bench os)
 12/01/2009 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by: BuckShot3280

Now that you have red cards you need to repaint the inside of your case....they're clashing! LOL...Hey that's what you get for selling out!!! LOL


he didnt sell out
he BOUGHT IN-lol


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 12/01/2009 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by: dimwit13

Originally posted by: BuckShot3280



Now that you have red cards you need to repaint the inside of your case....they're clashing! LOL...Hey that's what you get for selling out!!! LOL [IMG][/IMG]




he didnt sell out

he BOUGHT IN-lol


-dimwit-


I was quoting him on that statement....he posted it in the November Poll AMDROTM thread.....LOL....I'm gald to have him on our team!!!

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 12/01/2009 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by: PC-GURU -

What color do you think ? Red ?


Yeah, read and black would be sweet! Just saw your thread you posted up about the new case but I couldn't remember where I posted my color-clash statement at....LOL

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 12/02/2009 12:39 AM
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Hey guys...

Thanks for dropping by in this thread. Any recommendation for the cool case and CPU cooler?

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