Finished the new build sheet for Ivy. Hopefully last update for a while after GTX670 comes out.
Let me know any errors / part suggestions. I think I did pretty good this go around. I added and changed a lot of wording as well.
Originally Posted by Takuan
Edit: Just saw 1.344.
If it helps at all, when the CPU isn't doing anything it's at ~1.02. Do I have some sort of variable setting enabled in the BIOS, or is this a Sandybridge feature?
Edit 2: HWINFO tells me my min VID for all cores is 1.001V, max 1.371V.
You should be able to sneak in 4.5 or 4.4 at 1.30V load
You are currently on auto and offset mode. Change offset mode to -0.035V and see if you are stable.
Originally Posted by Lkr
any reputable prebuilt companies you guys would recommend? my cousin wants a new computer to play diablo 3 and he isn't very good with computers and has no interest in building one, but wants me to recommend one to him. he wants a graphics card that won't be outdated in 2 years(i don't think it is possible to explain that graphics cards are technically already outdated lol) but i have no idea what to recommend since he refuses to build
Check the OP, but I don't have anything offhand. You should fill out the op sheet and give a budget.
And with how GPU speed is going I wouldn't worry at all about being outdated.
Originally Posted by ParityBit
No. Which sucks. I ended up bending the mounting brackets from the case. The fans on the radiator barely rests on the ram fins. I think it's ok, but if I have to remove the ram I will have to pull out the radiator.
I hope this thing posts when I finish tomorrow!
Just take the heatspreaders off then. No harm done.
Originally Posted by TheThunder
So, should I still get the Ripjaws X or should I switch to the low profile Ares (using the hyper 212 evo btw) ?
This guy seems to be cutting it really close with the ripjaws + 212evo
Low profile ares or vengeance is good. I'm updating the build sheet now.
Originally Posted by faceless007
Anyone have recommendations for a CPU heatsink that's not the Cooler Master Hyper 212? Seems like on a P8Z77 it blocks one of the RAM slots.
Hey, kinda like in that video.
I think you can just raise the 120mm fan up, but the 4 people I've asked have not responded to me on that. If it's like the video don't worry about it, I would have heard something by now.
Originally Posted by what_rhythm
I'm currently saving up money for a build, and I originally planned to buy everything at the same time this Summer, after the 660 Ti is released:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GTX 660 Ti
Corsair Vengeance (2x4GB or 2x8GB)
Intel 330 120GB or Crucial M4 128GB
ASUS BC-12B1ST Bluray
Microcenter's deal for $60 off a 3570k right now makes me want to pull the trigger early and buy a CPU now just so I can save $60.
Do deals like this come around often enough for me to pass on this one?
Is it better to wait just in case a new stepping to comes out?
Nab the CPU from MC, look at the Biostar TZ77XE3 right now, or that ASrock for your mobo.
Look for sales on everything else while you wait for GTX660.