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Old July 8, 2007, 11:46 AM
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Recently buttoned up this little baby!

Budget Clocker:
XFX nForce 650i Ultra
Intel E2160 Allendale 1.8ghz 800mhz FSB 1mb
CPU Heatsink Fan: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B
2 x 512mb G.Skill PC-26400 PK's
EVGA 6800GS 256mb DDR3 PCI-e
WD Caviar 80gig 7200rpm 2mb PATA
Asus TA-863 Mid Tower Black case - 120mm intake, 2x 80mm exhaust
FSP Fortron Sparkle 400 watt ATX 2.0 power supply
Approximate cost with the above spec without the Ninja: $520

Premium package with a 7600GT vid, sata2 HD, DVDRW, and including the Ninja: $610 approx

Just primed it last night at 2.7ghz (300fsb) at stock volts, for ~12 hours. Will bench it today, I'm not expecting any fantastic numbers with that vid and the current speed, but it is pretty dang fast already when compared to an AMD X2.

She's still got a lot of room to move, hopefully will scale nicely when I start adding voltage.

With the case all closed up and ambient room temp at 25C, temps look great. It's running on the P02 bios which is reported to be indicating temps around 5 to 10 degrees under reality, but I didn't see any change when I updated. However, my cpu temps being below ambient prove otherwise.

Idle: 22-25C
Load: 40-47C max reported by system, and 55-62 max reported by Core Temp.

If Core Temp is correct, I may hit a temperature limit before the cpu or mobo limit. (I've got a better fan to put on the Ninja though, mohahah!)

It was the second board to grace the HSPC Tech Station posted above.

What impresses me the most, is that it seems to be running (and clocking) fine on that little Sparkle 400 watt PSU! I had another system in that Asus case, I pulled it out and stored it for now, because I wanted to see if this 650i would barf on a 400w PSU. It seems completely happy, and so am I. They are very reasonably priced, and a good solid PSU for the money. It lets me chip a good chunk of $ off the cost of building one of these. Once I top the system out, I think I'll put it back on the OCZ 600 watt and see if it goes any farther -- just to see if the PSU is limiting it in any way.

Here she is in the Asus TA-863 (El-Cheapo but fridgid) case:

eVGA 680i SLI (A1) P31
Intel Q6700 Kentsfield | Scythe Ninja-B | Antec Tri-Cool 80cfm
4GB (4x1024MB) Corsair Dominator 8500
boot: 4x WD Caviar SE16 250gb SATA2 Raid-0
backup: Seagate 500gb 32mb SATA2
eye: eVGA 9800GTX+ SC 512mb 770/2.25ghz
candy: Samsung 940B-HAS | X-Fi XMusic | Pioneer DVR-212D SATA
juice: PC Power & Cooling 750Quad | Cooler Master HAF932
steering: Logitech G15 & G5 | E3D Pro/Momo Wheel | X-530's
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