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    My first pc build (I7 930)

    Hi,
    I have just joined and thought i'd share with you my first pc build.

    Here is the parts list

    Case: Coolermaster Storm Scout
    Mobo: Asus P6T Deluxe V2
    CPU: Intel Core i7 930 2.80Ghz
    Ram: Patriot Viper Extreme Performance 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz
    GPU: XFX ATI RADEON 5770 ALIEN VS PREDITOR 1024MB GDDR5
    HDD: Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 3.5"
    DVD DRIVE: Sony 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Bare
    PSU: COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO MODULAR 850W
    OS: MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL 64-BIT


    I'm using my current 22" monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.

    The system will be for editing HD video and Games
    I will be adding more HDD in time.

    I will take pics of the final build and will post them on this thread as soon as i have built it.

    Let me know what you think of the list, but bear in mind everybody has only limited funds.

    Cheers

    Brian

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Looks good to me. Very similar to my 920 build. You didn't mention a cooler, so I assume you're going to leave it at stock ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Any reason for such a beefy PSU? Could save a bit on that TBH.

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Yes stock for the time being then will overclock with a better cooler

    Psu,
    Its because i have had dealings with poor psu's in the past in a few pc's over the years
    and i would like to add more HDD's & another GPU when my money allows.
    The psu might be over kill but i dont whant it letting me down !

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Having a reliable psu isn't about having a high power output, I would go for a slightly lower output one from a top manufacturer.

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    All parts have arrived at work and i will start the build tomorrow, when i am back at work.

    I know higher output might not mean reliability but for future upgrades it sounded a good thing to me.

    Has anyone had trouble with 5770's
    Driver ?
    Games ?

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    There's a known issue with the 57xx and 58xx series, the cards have been producing "grey screens of death or GSOD simply". As of now AMD/ATi have still not issued a proper fix for it but most people have upped the idle clocks to higher clocks.

    I'm not sure if this will affect you but the problem is not one to be dismissed though.

    In regards to PSU, even a Corsair HX520W can a overclocked Phenom 955 and 5770 in crossfire along with a couple of hard drives so a decent 650W will be more than enough unless you're planning for crossfire 5870s or 5970s.

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulti View Post
    There's a known issue with the 57xx and 58xx series, the cards have been producing "grey screens of death or GSOD simply". As of now AMD/ATi have still not issued a proper fix for it but most people have upped the idle clocks to higher clocks.

    I'm not sure if this will affect you but the problem is not one to be dismissed though..
    Tell me about it.
    Interestingly the newer the game the longer it takes to crash. BC2 is good for a couple of hours. Then BOOM.......<no carrier>....

    Ulti - Do you know where I adjust the idle clocks ?
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Yes i was planning to crossfire 2 5970's (When they are sensible money) and 3 or 4 HDD's

    If anyone can find out how to up the idle clocks to higher clocks then it would help not just me but quite afew people.
    Last edited by tallweller; 16-03-2010 at 05:42 PM.

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Fair enough then, I just PMed Phage so I'll copy and paste what I told him.

    Can't find the thread that I used so I'll try explain it myself.

    Basically, firstly create a profile in CCC by selecting Options>Profile Manager and save your overclocked or default settings or whatever. However, don't active the profile yet.

    Then open up the .xml file containing the details for the clock speeds. The file name of the .xml file is the name of the profile. E.g. I created a profile named Stable so for me (Windows 7) the file is here: C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE\Profiles\Stable.xml

    You'll want to change CoreClockTarget, MemoryClockTarget and CoreVoltageTarget. The 0 clocks are the idle clocks, 1 = 2d or low 3d I think and 2 = gaming. I currently have it set at:

    - <Feature name="CoreClockTarget_0">
    <Property name="Want_0" value="60000" />
    <Property name="Want_1" value="85000" />
    <Property name="Want_2" value="95000" />
    </Feature>
    - <Feature name="MemoryClockTarget_0">
    <Property name="Want_0" value="120000" />
    <Property name="Want_1" value="125000" />
    <Property name="Want_2" value="144500" />
    </Feature>
    - <Feature name="CoreVoltageTarget_0">
    <Property name="Want_0" value="1000" />
    <Property name="Want_1" value="1100" />
    <Property name="Want_2" value="1125" />
    </Feature>
    - <Feature name="MemoryVoltageTarget_0">
    <Property name="Want_0" value="0" />
    <Property name="Want_1" value="0" />
    <Property name="Want_2" value="0" />

    I then just saved it and loaded up the profile in CCC and everytime Windows boots it loads the profile automatically. It hasn't fully gotten rid of the crashes in games though but it has gotten rid of the crashes when idle on firefox or on desktop.

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Oh thats gone right over my head

    dont know what CCC is.

    Yeah i know i'm thick but it is my first build !

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Catalyst Control Centre. The Video card driver essentially. It's the little red ATi icon in the system tray.
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Ok

    I will see how it goes first before i play with the settings.

    Thanks

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    I'm getting that grey screen of death more often now on my 5770. It's been overclocked slightly, but it seems to happen randomly and not just when a game is stressing it. Annoyingly it takes down my whole pc with it

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    Re: My first pc build (I7 930)

    Yup - I have to do a hard reset.
    If the 10.3s don't fix this - RMA for me.
    Society's to blame,
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