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lifeskills Posted: Sun, Jul 4 2010 2:09 AM

Been on this site about 2 months, figured I might post my computer up, here are the specs:

case: Cooler Master Storm Scout

Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD70

CPU: AMD Phenom II 1090T

CPU Cooling: Corsair H50

Memory: 8Gb Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz

GPU: XFX Radeon HD5850 (currently RMA, using XFX Radeon HD5750, and Diamond Radeon HD4670)

PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500W

HDD: 1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3, 1Tb WD Caviar Green

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Future upgrades(hopefully):

PSU: Corsair 850HX

GPU: another Radeon HD5850

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Question:  Will a 750 Watt psu be sufficient for this system with two HD5850's in crossfire?

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AKwyn replied on Mon, Jul 5 2010 9:27 AM

It could be sufficient but I suggest you go with an 800W, you'll never know when you'll need the extra 50 watts.

 

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It's more than enough. You can even run dual 5870s on that thing.  As long as you get 40amps on a 12v rail and all the connectors.

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fat78 replied on Tue, Jul 6 2010 1:46 PM

Nice cpu, a friend just got the same one and i am jealous

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thanks!

I miss my HD5850Crying

 

Just put it up to 3400Mhz but got scared because of my 500W Psu.

 

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fat78 replied on Wed, Jul 7 2010 11:32 AM

good luck over clocking.

wanted to over clock my friends cpu, but  the cpu fan i told him to buy (H50 corsair) couldnt fit in his case because of the huge fan the case came with.

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finally got my XFX HD5850 back, and so far its running good.  Glad to get some decent framerates on high settings.  

I know Fat I want to OC mine too, but waiting to get a new PSU

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acarzt replied on Sat, Jul 31 2010 1:46 AM

How do You like that corsair cooler?

I've been eyeballing it as a replacement for my Coolit Domino :-P

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slugbug replied on Sat, Jul 31 2010 12:31 PM

4ghz should be possible with that processor and cooler.

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Definitely like the cooler.  This is my second full build, and I am new to overclocking/ aftermarket coolers, though.  Had nothing but stock heatsinks before.  I have it in a push/pull intake configuration right now, although I have heard to disregard Corsair's advice and keep it as an exhaust.  In the heat of the summer CPU temps are usually around 32, but I have seen them up to 42 at load, using stock settings

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acarzt replied on Sat, Jul 31 2010 4:22 PM

Well i think they were trying to get cool air accross the radiator by putting it in the front... The air coming out the back is hot.

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lifeskills replied on Sat, Jul 31 2010 11:41 PM

I see the logic in using the H50 as an intake, But the only thing that keeps bugging me is that it probably messes with the airflow of the case.

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acarzt replied on Sun, Aug 1 2010 2:53 AM

As long as air is being pulled in throught the front and/or bottom and being pushed out the back and or top... you should have no problem. You've just gonna make sure you keep air moving across the board.

If it get's trapped, temps will rise.

I think people look at it too 2-dimensional tho...

I have an idea for a case design... and some day when I have enough time(and the right tools and a decent amount of spare cash lol) on my hand i'll build it :-) Some day!

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I think I posted this somewhere else, but I turned my fans around, so now I have it running as an exhaust.  Seems to be 3-4 degrees cooler at load.

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Just got some sleeve in from MDPC.  The package came with a trademark drawing, and the tool I ordered had "Jeff Edition" written on it.  Nice.  Its time to rip this thing apart and get into some cable management.  I have never sleeved anything, so this will probably take a while.  Also, I'm only starting on the case cables, because I'm waiting on a new PSU.  Heres a look at the job at hand:

 

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Nice looking build and nice half stack!

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thanks mental, im halfway done with the psu, and my skills are improving with every wire... cant wait to get this thing back together.

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Got the case sleeved, should be up and running tomorrow.  Just going to get some new thermal compound.  Decided to put an old fan controller in, and the only thing I havn't sleeved yet are the fan wires.  I keep checking the cooler master store for some refurbished 90 cfm  R4s.  Last time I checked they had them for 7 bucks each, but when I went back to get them they were gone.

 

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fat78 replied on Thu, Aug 26 2010 4:43 PM

i like that fan in the 5.25 inch drive bay idea. nice way to improve airflow if you dont use those bays

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Good work on your wire sleeving really taking shape!

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the input!

Fat, if you look at the length of my 5850 in the case, youll see that it literally cuts the case in half, blocking all airflow into the top of the case from the original front fan.  Just used a fan bracket from an Antec 900 to put that fan in, and works great.  

I added some more cooling, the hyperx cooler and the antec spotcool, which I originally saw in a benchmark rig here at HH.  I have it blowing up on the NB heatsink and out the top, because I lose a lot of airflow with the H50.  I still have to go in and make some nice sata power cables and find some short 4" sata cables, anyone know where I can find those?

as for overclocking, so far I have had it stable at 3.80Ghz with adjusting only the multiplier, but I am a beginner and don't really know much about which voltage to change, and the difference between OC'ing with just the multiplier, or changin the FSB and multiplier.  If anyone is reading this and knows of a good AM3/890fx overclocing guide, I would love to hear about it.

thanks for reading, heres some pics.

 

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Hope its not too overkill on the photos, but I thought Id finish this project before moving on to newer (and bigger :) things, thanks to HH.  Finished the cables and have everything where it needs to be.  Hopefully this case/psu combo will last many systems.

Thanks for reading!!

 

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realneil replied on Sun, Oct 31 2010 8:54 PM

Nice looking build, and the sleeve work is top notch too. I added extra fans to both of my boxes as well.

I have an H50 on the shelf waiting for my next build and I also have an Asetek LCLC Water Cooler in the i7-870 box. The Asetek is essentially the same as the H50 and they actually make the H50 for Corsair. I set up a push/pull pair of Scythe fans in exhaust mode and never looked back. I got about 7c to 10c cooler when I modified it.

EDIT: I noticed when checking out the pictures you posted that the two fans on the H50 radiator are different. Are they rated at the same CFM? I've read that it's better to use matching fans for Push/Pull applications. It really is a very nice build too.

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Thanks realneil.  The fans on the radiator are the same, theyre both Cooler Master R4 90cfm(supposedly).  Actually, thats what every fan in there is lol.  They work great, very quiet, and only 6.99 refurbished at the CM store!

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realneil replied on Sun, Oct 31 2010 9:53 PM

lifeskills:
The fans on the radiator are the same

The differing colors threw me off. Good price for quiet 90CFM fans too.

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lifeskills replied on Sun, Oct 31 2010 11:56 PM

oh yea that is a post from before up there^

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