And now I've upgraded my case and used the FSP 88% Everest PSU I won in the Shattered Horizon competition.
Nice and blue. This is the inside of the Antec P183 Performance case. A good solid case designed for near silent operation. Pity I put a heavily overclocked CPU and a screaming 4890 in there but meh.
Some cable tidying attention needed but otherwise a solid build that took ages.
Nice set up you have there.
Just on a point of interest.
Actually Tealc the six cores are available from Intel. The Hex Core or to use its correct designation Core i7 CPU Socket Type LGA 1366 Core Gulftown Multi-Core Hexa-Core Operating Frequency 3.33GHz QPI 6.4GT/s L2 Cache 6 x 256 KBL3 Cache 12MB is quite a beast and will run as happy as can be on your motherboard.
I was very surprised at your Super Pi result - did you have a heap of other stuff running same time because you should be in the sub 11 sec region at 4 GHz.
Yes you are right R_N_B that doesn't seem right.
I've done some research and it seems that I was using an app called Hyper PI which seems to do it slower.
The time saved in Super PI mod are 10.163s, even with it clocked at 3.6Ghz for the summer it shows 11.570s for the 1M test. I will edit.
Yeah that is much more in line with the hardware you have. Any-time you want to swap let me know:D
Will do. (Don't hold your breath)
As for the hex core thing, well I don't think I will be spending £800 just yet on a CPU. If they ever do a 920 equivalent in six core guise and cost it at about £160-£180 I might be tempted. I don't really need 6 cores though, I haven't yet seen anything besides stress testers that even use the 4/8 I have.
Latest picture. I've rerouted the 8 pin CPU power cable behind the motherboard with an extension I picked up from eBay.
In the pursuit of a quiet rig I've removed the top fan and placed a sheet of clear Acrylic and screwed it on instead of the top fan.
I've added silicone mounts to the front fans, I would add one to the rear fan too but I can't get to the mounts with the CPU cooler installed.
The overall noise is massively lower now. Still makes a bit of noise when gaming, this is due to the 4890 card's fan that needs to spin at 60% when the card gets warm. I'm thinking of having a fan directly under the vapor-x to assist the cooling and see what difference it wouild bring.
Maybe an aftermarket cooler would have been better on a reference card rather than the special Vapor-x cooling solution. Ah well.
Thinking about adding some LEDs inside the case because the light coming out of the top hole is actually quite nice as it bleeds through the mesh.
Pretty nice. A really good video card. The only thing that may affect your gaming is the lack of Dx11. But still an awesome PC. Congratz.
I'm selling mine btw. If anyone is interested hehe