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Finally built a new rig. 9850 Phenom x-Fire rig!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by DRT-Maverick, May 20, 2008.

  1. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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    So before anyone starts insulting AMD or Intel, let me just say that I know the performance ratios between the two, I know all that so I don't really want to hear anyone telling me I made a crappy choice by getting AMD.

    I finally put this system together:
    Lian Li V2000B Full tower
    650watt Silverstone Zeus quad-rail PSU
    9850BE AMD Phenom (OC'd)
    MSI K9A2 Platinum Bios V1.3 Motherboard w/ 790FX chipset
    4gb (2x2gb) OCZ Platinum PC8500 1066MHz (DC) RAM
    Dual Asus TOP EAH3870 512mb DDR4 videocards in Crossfire. (1024mb 2x GPUs total)
    Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme soundcard (PCI)
    160gb+750gb+750gb (1.52TB) Western Digital HDDs
    Asus 20x DVD-ROM RAM burner w/ all sorts of features.

    Here are some shots of the system in the giant case:

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    I'm a bit new to the Hypertransport thing, so I'll mess around with that and keep you up to date on how fast I can get this, currently it's Overclocked to 3.0GHz x 4 cores.

    I want to do watercooling eventually, Crossfire generates a lot of heat.
     
  2. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    AMD, heh... Sorry. You still lost in the Price/Performance Ratio.
     
  3. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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    Why did you bother replying to the post after I said not to if that's what your comment is going to be?

    On that note I still score in the 17,000's in 3dmark06
     
  4. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    Nice rig !!
     
  5. Crowze

    Crowze Bird Brain

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    Just out of interest, what made you go for two 3870s over a single 3870X2? Over here the dual-GPU card is generally cheaper than two separate ones, plus it would have given you the option to for for quad-crossfire in the future. Also, I think you'll find that the video memory doesn't increase with multiple cards as each card requires its own copy of the various buffers, so it's still only 512MB.
     
  6. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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    They had a sale for 150 per DDR4 3870 card, so two was a total of 300 dollars, with DDR4, the 3780x2 DDR3 was still over 400 dollars. :eek:
     
  7. Mr. UglyPants

    Mr. UglyPants 2007 never existed, it was all a dream.

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    Sweet stuff.
     
  8. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad core, (B3 Stepping fixes TLB bug)
     
  9. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    I agree with the ati comment, Snarf. While my 8800gt is super powerful it seems lacking in the quality control dept., A lot of folks feel the ram on most of them has issues, as do the drivers. I kind of wish I had gone with the less powerful 3870 card when I upgraded because I had zero problems with my 2600pro card (except framerate :D )
     
  10. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    It's as if you took a cookie from the cookie jar and your mom caught you. You say, "Yes this was wrong, I'm sorry." She is still going to reprimand you. ;]
     
  11. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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    Don't make me spank you with the metal spatula! >:0

    I mainly went AMD because I'm familiar with AMD, the last 5 systems I've built have been AMD, so it was partially because of comfort, and another part is AMD owns ATI, so I'd expect very good support and stability from combining an AMD processor with an ATI graphics setup. :)

    I've Never used ATI before, and I wanted to at least give them a try once in my life.
     
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  12. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    Please not the metal spatula again daddy!
     
  13. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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    *shakes it threateninly in the air!*


    I'm bored and I've got no life, so I'm going to take the next step into nerdism and build a watercooling system. :)
     
  14. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    Then your going to see how low the temperatures are and decide to overclock ;]
     
  15. DRT-Maverick

    DRT-Maverick Lover of Earwigs

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    I have to bump this. Just because I can't believe how excited I was over this pile of crap lol. Yeah I moved on from AMD. :) Intel i7 5960x and 32gb RAM :3
     
  16. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Yeah 32gb is really nice to have, I never run out of memory now... that is unless I'm using Vegas and not watching my ram usage. D:
     

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