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    Sandy Bridge E Build & Benchmarks

    First off, I hope this isn't wrong of me to post it in here, but the 'Post your setup' thread seems to be derailed quite a bit.

    So I thought I should put this up here, just to give people a look into the new Sandy Bridge E system.

    Spec is as follows:

    Cooler Master HAF X (2x200m top, 1x200m side, 1x200m front, 1x140mm back)
    Corsair HX1050W
    Gigabyte X79-UD5
    Intel i7 3930K & Corsair H100 (Push/Pull with 4x bequiet Shadow Wings)
    4x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz
    2x128GB Crucial m4 (RAID0)
    1TB Seagate Barracuda (Media)
    500GB WD Caviar (Backup & Games that don't fit on RAID)
    160GB WD (Documents)
    MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 570 (Had a second Gigabyte Windforce 570, Aria tested as faulty but took credit note instead as I wait for new cards)
    2xSony DVDRW Drives (no need for bluray as I used the TV for that)
    2 x iiyama ProLites, 24" and 22"
    Razer Naga Epic
    Soon to be Logitech G510 (currently G15)
    Logitech X530 5.1 surround system

    The Build

    So, the pics mostly speak for themselves in the build process:

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    Original OCZ 750W PSU
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    And then something broke, had a few issues and had to send parts back - they found the Gigabyte GTX 570 was the problem and I removed that from the system.

    Also had a change of heart, the OCZ was only a few weeks old, but decided if I was going SLI with the new cards next year as well, stepping up to this would be a better idea:

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...209_233652.jpg

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    Everything went back together ok (minus the Gigabyte 570) and in the meantime this arrived:

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...218_102516.jpg

    Along with the BoogiebugXL 'Desk' pad! The other half is getting me the Logitech G510 for christmas.

    Benchmarking

    Peak read @ 1010.58 MB/s, write @ 412.977 MB/s (Seems it's capped by the controller on the read there looking at the figures)
    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...Bench/ATTO.png

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...ench/ASSSD.png

    Stock%20Benchmarks/tests
    i7 3930K @ 3.2Ghz (with Turbo enabled)
    GTX570 @ 776/2100


    Idle (Average 26 degrees - 18 ambient - delta 8)
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    IntelBurn Test in 107.67secs (Average 45.3 degrees - 18 ambient - delta 27.3)
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    GPU at idle (38 degrees - 18 ambient - delta 20)
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    GPU at load (55 degrees - 18 ambient - delta 37)
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    Boot Timer in 19.593 secs
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    PCMark 22668
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    X3 109.2fps
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    I've not bothered with 3DMark yet as the GPU isn't the main focus of the build, but did a quick Unigine 38.9avg, min 21.6 on Extreme
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    Overclocked benchmarks/tests
    i7 3930K @ 4.37Ghz & 1.3V
    GTX570 @ 835/2100 Stock Volts


    Idle (Average 35.6 degrees - 22 ambient - delta 13.6)
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    IntelBurn Test in 58.42secs(Average 63.8 degrees - 22 ambient - delta 41.8)
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    Boot Timer in 15.303secs
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    PCMark 25401
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    X3 139.576fps
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    SuperPi 1M (8.6 secs)
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    Final Update

    Currently waiting on nVidia to release their Kepler architecture cards to move the 570 on and purchase either the top card from either AMD or nVidia or two of the ones just below that in SLI/Crossfire.

    Secondly - Gigabyte are recalling their X79 motherboards due to them blowing up on harsh overclocks, so I'm hoping for a Revision 2 model at some point in the next few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fierae View Post

    Secondly - Gigabyte are recalling their X79 motherboards due to them blowing up on harsh overclocks, so I'm hoping for a Revision 2 model at some point in the next few months.
    Dont expect a rev 2, they only recall the ones in the shops, so gigabyte can fix the bios. People who already bought one should update the bios themselves. AFAIK its just software related nothing to do with the hardware

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    It's the VRM design, if you update the BIOS (a temporary fix) the CPU will throttle itself and underclock to stop the board overheating. It's a stop-gap until they can fix them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Gasp! Tetris! I thought you loved the Dell IPS monitors for gaming and the Apple Cinemas for picture editing and the like. :P This Asus monitor must be special!
    Much cheaper then those horribly overpriced Apple Cinema displays that's for sure, not sure how much the Dell screens are though. Asus monitors in general have a very nice picture quality whether they are TN or IPS screens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fierae View Post
    First off, I hope this isn't wrong of me to post it in here, but the 'Post your setup' thread seems to be derailed quite a bit.

    So I thought I should put this up here, just to give people a look into the new Sandy Bridge E system.

    Spec is as follows:

    Cooler Master HAF X (2x200m top, 1x200m side, 1x200m front, 1x140mm back)
    Corsair HX1050W
    Gigabyte X79-UD5
    Intel i7 3930K & Corsair H100 (Push/Pull with 4x bequiet Shadow Wings)
    4x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz
    2x128GB Crucial m4 (RAID0)
    1TB Seagate Barracuda (Media)
    500GB WD Caviar (Backup & Games that don't fit on RAID)
    160GB WD (Documents)
    MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 570 (Had a second Gigabyte Windforce 570, Aria tested as faulty but took credit note instead as I wait for new cards)
    2xSony DVDRW Drives (no need for bluray as I used the TV for that)
    2 x iiyama ProLites, 24" and 22"
    Razer Naga Epic
    Soon to be Logitech G510 (currently G15)
    Logitech X530 5.1 surround system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    I think this is our first x79 post
    Yup, congrats to Fierae!

    Is that an Asus Xonar DX + a TV Tuner card I see in one of the first pictures as well? ;p

    Also, why not use a 230mm fan in the front of the HAF X? That's what is there originally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    I think this is our first x79 post
    Ooh, nice

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Yup, congrats to Fierae!

    Is that an Asus Xonar DX + a TV Tuner card I see in one of the first pictures as well? ;p

    Also, why not use a 230mm fan in the front of the HAF X? That's what is there originally.
    It was an Asus Xonar yes! I gave that away in a competition though, will pick up another one when I can! The 'tuner' card was actually the Gigabyte Wifi/Bluetooth card that came with the board, I did have a TV Tuner card but don't use it in this

    And you have corrected me there! The original fan is still in I think - it was me being mis-informed of the size!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    Much cheaper then those horribly overpriced Apple Cinema displays that's for sure, not sure how much the Dell screens are though. Asus monitors in general have a very nice picture quality whether they are TN or IPS screens.
    The Apple Cinema display is a 27" 2560x1440 IPS and exactly the same price as Dell's 27" Ultrasharp with the same resolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    I think this is our first x79 post
    Nope that would be back on p. 242

    I would be interested in comparing notes on what you think about the mobo and CPU stability after you've had it up and running for a few weeks. I've been shocked by how hard it can be overclocked without generating excessive amounts of heat. From 3.2 -> 4.8 with just a H100 cooler and minimal OC experience = not freaking bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaemus View Post
    Finally got all the chance to put her together yesterday, and I'm really enjoying it. Just waiting on the 2nd SSD so I can get some boost from putting them in a raid configuration, but otherwise it's good to go.

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    EVGA GeForce GTX580 (1.5gb edition), after it runs stable for a week I'll throw the 2nd one in there
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    2 x Western Digital 1.5tb SATA2 drives (storage)
    Vantech NexStar USB3 connected SATA dock (more usefulthat you'd think with over 11tb of HD space on my network)
    2 x optical drives (not sure which I'm keeping in there probably just the BR and the DVD-R)
    2 x Scythe fan controlers, a 6 channel and a 4 channel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    Much cheaper then those horribly overpriced Apple Cinema displays that's for sure, not sure how much the Dell screens are though. Asus monitors in general have a very nice picture quality whether they are TN or IPS screens.
    The Apple Cinema's are currently a good deal. I would pick one up if I weren't already in the 1600p club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaemus View Post
    Nope that would be back on p. 242

    I would be interested in comparing notes on what you think about the mobo and CPU stability after you've had it up and running for a few weeks. I've been shocked by how hard it can be overclocked without generating excessive amounts of heat. From 3.2 -> 4.8 with just a H100 cooler and minimal OC experience = not freaking bad.
    I'll post back in a while then and let you know, hopefully once I get a replacement motherboard from Gigabyte!
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    I double-checked page 242... Nope.

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    New monitor setup, sorry for the shoddy picture, webcams are garbage. I officially am running out of desk space quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaemus View Post
    Nope that would be back on p. 242
    Yet this is the 128th page? :>
    Quote Originally Posted by Skelly View Post
    The Apple Cinema's are currently a good deal. I would pick one up if I weren't already in the 1600p club.
    12ms, not for me. Otherwise, suar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Yet this is the 128th page? :>
    *snickers* We've talked about this before tetris! ;p Not everyone views in 40 posts per page. :P
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    Wait, when did we start a new thread? I recall when we were talking about 1000 pages? o_o

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    Old mmo-champion.com to new mmo-champ?
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    What was the cooling system that's take your temperatures below 0C called? I can't seem to find the link in this thread, I know I saw it somewhere!
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    3 come to mind - phase change, liquid nitrogen, and liquid helium. None of which are cheap.
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    Was a specific brand or company that made systems of temps sub zero.. At like 5-7k$ range..
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