Description

This build is a mixture of old parts from a 3 year old AMD 965BE build and a new board and processor with a pair of 660 Tis. The Tis are actually mixed manufacturer parts.

1 is an EVGA SuperClocked part from Best Buy and was had @$246 inclusive of tax ($230 without).

The other is a PNY 660 Ti that I picked up for $206 with Tax ($197 without). These 2 steals inspired the Motherboard and CPU upgrade.

**** (Changed) Both 660Tis are clocked at +53MHZ above their stock cores. The 3570K is @4.6GHz. Ram is @1333MHz (1.5v) .

I know...I know.....Terrible cable management. The Old Antec 900 case doesn't lend itself too well to cable management without cutting out a few holes. I am yet to be motivated enough to do so....

OC Settings (Stable & see Pics for complete OC Settings):
CPU Ratio : All Core : 46
BCLK : 100
Additional Turbo Voltage : +0.004
CPU Voltage : Fixed mode : 1.325V
CPU Load-Line calibration : Level 2
CPU PLL Voltage : 1.709V
Additional settings can be found in the Pics of the OC Bios Settings

*** I removed the GPU overclock. When playing I noticed that the drivers automatically OCd the slower PNY Card seemingly to a temp target of 80C (Voltage target is set to 100% in PrecisionX). So the PNY which boosts at stock to 980MHz actually runs at ~1050 - 1110MHz under load without a manual OC. Still not the EVGA Card's 1137MHz but good enough on stock coolers.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

How much voltage did you need to get to 4.6 on the i5? I can't get mine stable past 4.5 on the same board.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Hold On I'll post some pics from my BIOS with all OC settings.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The Bios Pics are up now. You should be able to see all my OC settings.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhhhh, Snakes! Oh wait. j/k

Ya as you mentioned the cables could use a little work. As long as your temps are Ok though I wouldn't worry about it. Game on!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Yeah yeah I know. More than a little work. Case just doesn't have enough stock holes or even a tray that I can route cables behind. Only option is to get a new case or cut them out. Again not motivated as heat doesn't seem to be an issue. Fans galore...
1 x 120mm Side Panel (Intake)
2 x 120mm Front grill (Intake)
2 x 120mm H50 Radiator push/pull (Intake)
1 x 200mm top (exhaust)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management, please.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat cable management O_o Other than that its good

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

What program did you use to display the temps, fan, and FPS in game?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

HWINFO and RivaTuner give me more granular control. EVGA PrecisionX or MSI Afterburner can also be used for more basic GPU sensors with RivaTuner.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Ivy bridge + 1.65v RAM is bad. Your ram should stay at 1.5v with the 3570k.

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

holy **** I misread that as 1.65 vcore, I thought OP was trying to blow up his CPU.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did adjust RAM voltage as well as GPU overclocks. Both cards are now at +53 above their stock clocks. 3DMARK 11 Performance score is now at P13000

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

What I'm saying is that your not suppose to have above 1.5v RAM with the i5-3570k.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I am aware. I am however using memory I had before I decided to upgrade. It is currently running stably at 1.5v and I have upped it to 1600MHz and have had no issues yet. I edxpected crashes but so far so good. Crysis 3 is running without a hiccup. 3DMARK 7 and 11 aren't complaining either. HWInfo shows the memory V at 1.5 as it is set manually in BIOS but I am still unsure that this is accurate as I haven't experienced any issues at 1600MHZ the modules are rated for 1333MHz at 1.5v/1.65 @ 1600.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

That's Intel's spec but you can use over 1.65v with Ivy and Sandy and SB-E. It won't kill the CPU and A lot of people run 1.65v RAM with Intel CPUs including myself and it is just fine.