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    Evga 680i SLI (Bios P-32)
    C2D E8400 (4000Mhz - 9x444 - 1.36vcore) Tuniq Tower - 120
    4x1024MB Dominator PC2-8500C5D (5-5-5-15-2T @ 1066)
    2x EVGA 8800GTX - 626/1458/1000
    2x 74GB WD Raptors Raid-0
    1x 80GB Hitachi 7200 sata
    Samsung 18x DVD-R
    IOMAGICK 56X CDrom
    OCZ 1010w GameXstream psu
    Creative X-FI Fatal1ty
    Windows Vista 64/XP Home sp-2
    SuperPi 1m = 11.43
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  1. oldpaint

    All-time Favorite Shooter Game

    Currently Bioshock is #1 on my list with Stalker at #2 and FEAR in third place. Looking forward to trying Crysis later this year. All activation restrictions including install limits, have been removed from BioShock PC as of 06/20/08.
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    E8400-Temps Air Only..

    Sisoft Sandra works too, and it's free
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    E8400-Temps Air Only..

    Yeah, it's a feel good thing
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    E8400-Temps Air Only..

    Originally I said that my idle and load temps were both 10C higher with Coretemp. After double checking the results between realtemp and coretemp I found that my load temps were just slightly less on Realtemp while my idle temps were 10C less.
  5. No complaints for the Evga 680i here. The first one I had was the original AR version and it was buggy. I rma'd that one and I got the A-1 version which has worked fine ever since. Been running an E8400 (need the p-32 bios) at 4Ghz prime 95 stable for 19 hours. Have a couple of 8800GTX's and a 3DMark06 score of mid 18k. Originally had a OCZ gameXstream 700w psu with a pair of 7900GTX's which worked fine but when I upgraded to 8800GTX's had to get a 1010w gameXstream. Main advantage of 780i over 680i is the 780i supports yorksfield 45nm quad and 680i never will. Performance wise not much difference between 680i and 780i. 680i is $200 at Newegg and 780i is around $260.
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    E8400-Temps Air Only..

    After reading about Realtemp at http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2809778 it seems Unclewebb, the creator of Realtemp, has done a lot of research that he documents at the site. Some are saying that this is the most accurate monitor for the 45nm processors.
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    E8400-Temps Air Only..

    Hey Kandoo, What program are you using to monitor temps? I tried both Realtemp and Coretemp. There is a 10C difference between the 2 with Realtemp being the lower one. My cpu idle temps are 40C with Realtemp and 50C with Coretemp. Load temps with Coretemp are 65C and Realtemp 10C less. Still not sure which one is the most accurate.
  8. I decided to try an E8400 after hearing how they go 4Ghz no sweat. Well mine got to 4Ghz then hit the wall right there. Can't complain 4Ghz is decent for $200. A lot of people are getting to 4.5Ghz on air with those. It's scary raising the vcore or the vtt too high on the 45nm processors. I hear stay at or under 1.4v on both vtt and vcore. There's already stories surfacing about 45nm processors dieing from being over volted (not overheated).
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    So im thinking about buying an eVGA

    780i supports ddr2 and Yorkfield, so if you're not ready to go ddr3 yet it might be a good choice. 790i won't support nehalem processors which should be out around the end of the year or early next year.
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    E8400-Temps Air Only..

    Every chip is different its the luck of the draw. Mine won't go any faster and still remain stable on prime 95. I started to get the vcore up over 1.40 and it still failed prime at 4.1Ghz and the load temps started getting out of my comfort zone. But heh, I've seen em approaching 5Ghz on ORB. Gotta be real careful with the vcore on these 45nm chips. There is talk about e8400 going belly up after a few weeks of 1.45 + vcore settings. It's not necessarily the heat but the over voltage thats killing them.
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    So im thinking about buying an eVGA

    I don't think that's the case this time around. I've read a couple of reviews on the 9800GTX and it seems it is only about 20% faster than the 8800GTX on 1920x1200. The good news is that they are selling for about $300, they run cooler than the 8XXX series and are very overclockable. Not worth an upgrade if you already have an 8800GTX. I think I'll wait for the next gen.
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    E8400-Temps Air Only..

    I've had mine for about 4 days now and am very happy with it. It's prime stable for about 12 hours now (and still testing as of this post) at 4Ghz cooled by a tuniq tower 120. I set the vcore in the bios to 1.40 and the actual vcore is about 1.36. With ambient temperature at 70F on prime 95 blend it fluctuates between 56C and 65C and idles at 43C. Absolute max vcore is 1.45 but its recommended that you stay under 1.40. I think mwave.com still has some as of this post.
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    g36? or gp-37? In game if you just stand in front of a wall with any of the automatic weapons and line the cross hairs up with a mark on the wall somewhere for a reference point and fire one round at a time you'll see how far off the mark they hit. FT is a lot like the gp-37 only packs more power.
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    My two favorite guns are the Gauss gun and the FT200m. Those are the only two guns I use throughout the Chernobyl level. The Gauss gun is the most accurate gun in the game. Unlike most other guns it always shoots right where you aim it. I have never found one before entering the building after the blowout countdown on the Chernobyl level. Once I'm inside the building and move to the next level where the voice starts talking to me. I use a sniper rifle to take out the first guy I encounter at the end of the long corridor who's shooting at me with a Gauss gun. Then I take his Gauss gun and ammo and drop my sniper rifle. I find the Gauss gun useful when you get to the area right after using the decoder to get through the door. There is a time on that level when I use the Gauss gun to shoot at guys clear at the far end of those long corridors. There's about four or five guys using Gauss guns who leave plenty of ammo behind. It makes a great substitute for a sniper rifle. One of my favorite things to do is after getting in and turning off the brain scorcher I save the game and try to get out without getting killed. No saves of any kind. There's lots of surprises trying to get out of there.
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    My two favorite guns are the Gauss gun and the FT200m. Those are the only two guns I use throughout the Chernobyl level. The Gauss gun is the most accurate gun in the game. Unlike most other guns it always shoots right where you aim it. I have never found one before entering the building after the blowout countdown on the Chernobyl level. Once I'm inside the building and move to the next level where the voice starts talking to me. I use a sniper rifle to take out the first guy I encounter at the end of the long corridor who's shooting at me with a Gauss gun. Then I take his Gauss gun and ammo and drop my sniper rifle. I find the Gauss gun useful when you get to the area right after using the decoder to get through the door. There is a time on that level when I use the Gauss gun to shoot at guys clear at the far end of those long corridors. There's about four or five guys using Gauss guns who leave plenty of ammo behind. It makes a great substitute for a sniper rifle.
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