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Scratch March 4, 2013 09:56 AM

Awesome Upgrades
I received all my components from NCIX, as usual no issues with products or shipping.
I'd like to thank you for the feedback as getting the larger SSD was quite good advice. I followed the guide on the forum for tweaks and advice setting up an SSD and it's night and day between a normal HD.
The MSI MPower Board is awesome with the 3570k it OC's with the OC Genie at the push of a button to 4.2Ghz stable and you can then play with it from there. I've had it to 4.6Ghz stable but even with the H80i it is too hot to run 24/7.
Amazing board, chip, memory and did I mention the Gigabyte 660 Ti OMG what a sweet little card. I play all my games no stutter, artifacts, freezing, crashes. I can watch a Blueray on a 45" LCD while working or perusing the web with no difficulty.
I can see these components lasting for some time although a new Titan would be an amazing addition lol
Cheers :punk:

















clg March 4, 2013 10:10 AM

What is that mounted vertically on the left side of your hard drive cage?

Nice parts, spend a bit of effort on cable management though.

rjbarker March 4, 2013 09:49 PM

Hey nice Case...TJ09...mine is still rockin after a few yrs!!!

Scratch March 4, 2013 10:52 PM

clg It's a 1TB WD HD and I've also added a 500GB WD HD

rjBarker Yea sweet looking enclosure and nice hardware ;) I never knew there was an EVGA 4.2Ghz club lol

Bond007 March 5, 2013 01:57 PM

Nice choices. Enjoy.

great_big_abyss March 5, 2013 02:22 PM

What are your temps like at 4.6? You should be able to comfortably run 24/7 at 4.7 with a 3570K and an H80i. I have the same setup and my temps are mid 70's under full load at 4.7...

It's possible that you got a chip that won't OC very well, but more likely you're either putting on more Vcore than you need, or you have a bad mount between your H80i and your cpu.

What are your overclock settings, if you don't mind?

kishagi March 10, 2013 07:27 AM

cable management please

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