(22nd Jan Update) CPU Overclocking results
4.5GHz @ 1.25v & temps still reasonable. Imgur album here: http://imgur.com/a/RPGVU
Whats this for?
My previous daily driver was an FX9590 and a reference R9 290x, and my god was that power hungry...
I needed something that would chew up and spit out anything I'd throw at it for the next 4 years minimal, whether that be rendering, gaming or stupid amounts of multitasking with my bad habits of leaving windows open all over the place :/
All the while being quieter, cooler and cheaper to run 24/7 than my old daily driver.
Oh and GAMES, LOTS OF GAMES. (20+ hours a week at least)
It's certainly not like I needed DDR4 or any of the other bewildering array of new features it comes with, but having the ability to upgrade in the future is what drove me to the cutting edge of consumer available items.
Why'd I spend soo much money?
Yeah, I know I could have done this on a budget. Yeah I know I probably should have put more effort in and made a custom waterloop and made it all pretty.
But, at the end of the day, i'm lazy, really lazy. I wanted a semi plug & play system that was crazy overkill and I had the money to build this, even though it did hurt the bank a fair amount.
I will admit I am very fortunate to be able to have such a system for daily use.
Running raid 0 over the SSDs, and raid 1ing that array with the 2TB greendrive with another 1TB Mass storage drive also under raid 1
The 3.5Ghz CPU clock is temporary, i'm still working out an issue that my 3000MHz XMP RAM profile created. About 1 out of 2 restarts/boots fails, but can be resolved by using the MemOk function or cutting power to the Mobo before boot to disable the mem preserve function (I think which is causing it).
Memory is perfectly stable once in OS, so yes its running at 3GHz. AIDA64 Engineer shows 62GB/s read speeds from memory at that clock speed... DAYUM
Temps are reasonable considering its basically silent at full load.
Going to be getting some new front intake fans, these ones aren't PWM and are a lil' loud.
Cable management is NOT final, I am working out all software/firmware bugs before putting this system on my desk.
GPU power connectors are temporary, my ax1200i didn't come with plain 6 pin connectors, only 6+2 pin.
Total cost at purchase: £3695 not including the 3 BenQ XL2720z monitors.
More info upon request. If you are reading this, I appreciate the time you took to read my post.