i agree with diz, it is always stupid to be locked into one provider. furthermore, it's stupid for a company to lock it's best product to date to one provider - especially one known to have one of the poorest QoS in the industry. i understand the desire for Apple to design the i-phone around the gsm specks, but, as stated, it's stupid to lock itself into one provider. as far as i'm concerned, go t-mobile. besides, they could really use the boost in sales and service lest someone buy them out... such as the rumored sale to at&t... god forbid!
The following is a current screen shot of the system memory as i have it now. the sticks are part # CM3X2G1600C9D6 OEM from Cyberpower. If you can suggest any further cranks, then i'd appreciate it. My case is pretty well vented with 3 180MM fans and a lot of mesh. I don't see that as being a problem. Thanks!
Thanks for the info and tips... let the tweaking begin! Obviously, if anyone else has any comment, please don't hesitate to throw in your 2 cents... or a couple bucks worth.
I have been curious to know the limits you can take a PHENOM II X4 965 BE C2 with an ASETEK 120MM WATERCOOLER via AMD Overdrive. Does anyone have any specifics such as: max stable running temps, steppings, voltage, etc.?
WINDOWS 7 ULITMATE 64x running on: MSI AMD 790FX-GD70; PHENOM II X4 965 BE C2; ASETEK 120MM WATERCOOLER; CORSAIR 2GB 1600MHz X2; ATI HD5870 1GB DDR5; CM 850W REALPOWER PRO all in a COOLERMASTER SCOUT CASE.
Does anyone know how far you can push 2 sticks of CORSAIR 2GB 1600MHz. It's defualt is 1066MHz in AMD Overdrive, but I have it running smoothly at 1600MHz @ 1.6V and CS 9-9-9-24 with no dedicated cooler. I want to OC it, but I also don't want to burn it out.
Any idea if this works for Windows 7 Ultimate 64x?
I am trying to tie in all my hardware to AMD Overdrive. I can callibrate and fine tune everything from there except for my graphics card. I am able to OC my graphics card via CCC, but it does not show up in Overdrive. Is there something I'm missing?
WINDOWS 7 ULITMATE 64x running on: MSI AMD 790FX-GD70; PHENOM II X4 965 BE C2; ASETEK 120MM WATERCOOLER; CORSAIR 4GB 1600MHz; ATI HD5870 1GB DDR5; CM 850W REALPOWER PRO all in a COOLERMASTER SCOUT CASE.
Not a bad company, but CyberPowerPC.com is a better company as far as bang for your buck. A comparatively specified system on CPPC is about $400 less expensive, plus they usually have a few give-aways such as flash drives (i even got an i-pod nano with mine). The one thing OrigionPC.com has that is really cool, is the custom paint jobs... if you want to pay for them.
depending on whether or not you can reuse your case, HD and PSU:
AMD Phenom II 965 is often bundled with a MB such as MSI 790FX-GD70 for around $430
OCZ Flex EX PC12800 1600MHz 4GB DDR3 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit for around $100
(2) Radeon HD4770 in crossfire for around $210.
Throw in a PSU around 600W - 800W for around $80
Plenty of room for upgradeability.
That could get you started on an expandible platform.
mmm... pretty - even if it's a GTX285. can you say "upgrade!"