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Revivalist

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About Revivalist

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  • Birthday 07/03/1979

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  • Location
    Fresno, CA
  • Interests
    Studying the Bible, evangelism, physics, off-road trucking and of course . . . overclocking!

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  • System Specifications:
    Opteron 185 @ 2.8GHz DFI LanParty SLI-DR Expert @ 355MHz HTT 2x1GB OCZ EL Gold XTC DDR510 2 x EVGA 8800GTS 640MB @ 675MHz GPU, 1050MHz memory 4x160GB Raptors (RAID 0) & 750GB Seagate(backup) PCPn'P 1000W TEC-cooling: 245W-320W TEC in Maze4-1 CPU block, 85-110W TEC in chrome Maze4-1 GPU block, Meanwell 480W Water-cooling: Maze4 NB block, MCP655 pump, 1/2" tubes, BIX III radiator, 6 Panaflo 114CFM fans Gateway 21" LCD
  • TechExpress Link:
    http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=SW8X0WZ1KJCSF9TR
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    Overclocking Club
  1. Interesting . . . So I wonder why anyone would buy the retail version. . . . Just to avoid having to make a phone call and explain that they changed hardware?
  2. I was wondering that too. . . . I notice it says "This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed."
  3. Believe me . . . I'm anxious too . . . But I'm trying to combat my problem of putting computer stuff above things of higher priority (God, family, work, responsibilities, etc.) . . . I just have to remind myself to be patient and remember that I will get to work on my computer, I just need to get some other things done ahead of that.
  4. Hey guys . . . Yes, mobo came back. The RMA went so smooth. I was amazed how easy it was. . . I've been so busy with a retreat at my church and handling a bunch of financial stuff for my household. I probably won't have a chance to set things up again for another week. . . . As I mentioned, this will be a slow build. But I will definitely be posting results and pics as I go. . .
  5. So are you guys all running the beta version that will expire after a year, or do you have the full version somehow?
  6. With WindowsXP, if you just call them and tell them "I reformatted" or "I changed hardware," then they'll just give you an activation code. So there's really no restriction on installing it multiple times. . . . Do you think Windows7 will be the same?
  7. I'm definitely excited but I actually have so many things going on right now that I expected this to be a slow build anyways. . . . I'm probably going to end up testing on air for a few weeks and maybe get everything underwater within a month or so. . . .
  8. Alright, Newegg accepted my RMA without a hitch! . . . They really do rock! . . . In the meantime . . . I got my waterblock ready and waiting! . . . Click for here for high res pic Click for here for high res pic
  9. Ok, I'll probably call them tomorrow and see if I can get an RMA. . . . Although I heard that its easier and faster to do it online. Anyone have experience with that?
  10. Thanks for the condolences guys. So do you think it would be faster to try to go through Newegg first or should I go straight to EVGA?
  11. Well, I have a little bit of bad news. . . . I found that my board doesn't want to boot in tri-channel mode. I can only boot if I have 1 or 2 sticks in, not three. To make sure it wasn't the RAM, I tried switching around sticks to no avail. I also confirmed each works by running each one alone. Upon further inspection, I found that some of the pins in the socket seemed to be bent. I did some further research online and it seems that many people have complained that it is very easy to accidentally bend pins on the 1366 socket. I also read that someone else couldn't boot in tri-channel and that it was because of bent pins. . . . I suspect that this occurred on my board when I was installing the CPU. I tried to bend the pins back so they all look uniform but I found it to be extremely difficult. I even used a magnifying glass and one of those tiny micro-screwdrivers that are used for glasses. . . I did the best I could but it didn't solve the problem. . . . I wonder if I could possibly get an RMA from Newegg for this board. Perhaps they will be willing to exchange. Either that or perhaps EVGA would be willing to repair it or exchange it. I have heard about the socket being replaced on a mobo. If that's possible, that may also be an alternative I could request from them. . . . Whatever the route, I guess it's back to the waiting game for me again. . . . Oh well.
  12. Wow! . . . Just wow! . . . Just out of curiousity, is there any reason you didn't go with a triple rad on the back? I wish there was a way to test the performance increase going with two loops versus one.
  13. Absolutely gorgeous! . . . . That card looks amazing.
  14. Batch # is 3850A849 . . . I'll post up the batch # the second one as well when it comes. For now, yes. . . . Later when I settle on a CPU I'll throw it under the TEC and see how much further it'll go. . . . The TEC does a pretty good job getting frosty. . . . Link to high res pic DangerDen just cut a new top for me for the Maze4 on a i7. . . . Here's how it looks. Link to high res pic I hope so. I would be very content with that. I don't think so. I'm an nvidia fanboy. . . . Actually, I don't do much gaming anymore so I think I'm pretty much set with 2 x 8800GTS in SLI. . . . Plus, I already cringe when I think about how much I had to spend to set up this rig. . . . It's crazy to think that when I hold the motherboard in my hands, I'm basically holding $1,000! Mobo: $370 CPU: $250 Memory: $160 CPU block and TEC: $75 (to be mounted soon) Mobo block: $145 (coming soon)
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