Project: 'Monster' Gaming Rig by CustomPCMAX

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:12 pm

We're adding more to the artwork on the front bezel
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:20 pm

Side panel artwork finished before clear
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Front bezel finished
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:13 pm

bezel is attached.... yummm.

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:40 am

The case is finished. Nate has started the system installation. A 1200W PCP&C psu will powering this baby, so a lot of "cable-gami" and other various cable management / sleeving on the work order.

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Nate inspects the EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:06 am

Nate installs the system tray

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Sleeving cables
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CORSAIR Dominator GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 2000 Desktop Memory (12 Gig total)
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Postby THRASHER2 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:51 pm

EVGA CLASSIFIED Motherboard - Insert Drool Here________ ;)

SWEEEET PAINT JOB!!! Brad!!!

Nate - May the FORCE be with YOU! Wire management take up alot of time and LOTS of Energy Drinks later....... :wink:

Can I steal Brad from you!!!! And throw him on my Project :lol:
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:40 am

You're next dude, as soon as Brad gets this Bagger done

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Postby CustomPCMAX » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:58 am

Ok, after a few hours of installing software and testing, here are some of the results I have acheived.

On stock speeds:
CPU - 3.33 Ghz
3DMark Vantage - Performance Score
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Not a bad score at all.

I was able to tweak the CPU up to 4.0 Ghz, very easily. I upped the multiplier to 30x, left the FSB at 133. After a few tests and short term stress tests, everything appears stable. More testing to do to ensure it, but initial results are good. At this speed, the idle temps are around 35C and under a full stress load (Prime95) the highest it has gone is 67C. These temps are definitely in normal operating ranges, even for stock speeds.

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With the OC applied, the 3DMark Vantage score does increase a little.
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So far so good. The next step is going to be maximizing the ram speeds and testing that. Once everything is set in place, I will be running some long term (8+ hours) of stress testing to ensure we are 100% stable.
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Postby CustomPCMAX » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:06 pm

Ok, I have to admit a little blunder. The scores I posted before weren't accurate. Somehow in the nVidia control panel, Vsync was defaulted to Force On, so it negatively affected the GPU portion of the 3DMark Vantage score.

So, here is the real score with the CPU at 4.0 Ghz
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Much better and up where I thought it would be (high 20k's).

I am going to be working a little more to see if I can get a little more out of the CPU, but we are stable here at 4.0 Ghz. Anything extra is an added bonus.
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Postby CustomPCMAX » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-nplEHOLKg

Here is a short video that Bill produced to show of this PC. Check it out and let us know what you think!
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