Mad props to george for the build. The prices he gave me were pretty unreal. If you're looking for a build, I'd def go through him. So far it runs great, I haven't had time to really test it but will do so tomorrow. 290fps in css test.
No problem Haze glad I could help a brother out in need of a computer. Your computer bitch slapped bad company 2 and crysis 2 like they were chuck norris on the charlie sheen train. Your burn tests were spot on around 4.6 but I put the cpu at 3.8 and overclocked when gaming to around 4.6 to save some power and also some noise. But you wont have to overclock that 6990 at all.
the case is nice it's like the cosmos case but the specs are
i7 960 3.3 OC 3.8-4.6 at xmp mode
asus p6t deluxe v2 motherboard
8 gig corsair 1800 ddr 3
Rosewill 1100 watt power supply
windows 7 64 premium
and I forgot what I quoted him at but he has the free upgrades and he has half upgrades in the future. basically pays half of the part he wants to upgrade and I pay the rest when I get the part he's upgrading. it's a pretty sweet deal. But thats what I'm here for.
Too be honest fiend it depends on the cpu itself. Some just can't Overclock past a certain point and some can. I really never go auto unless it's in xmp mode (based on the memory speed) but I would do manual 1.5 a try, burn test it, but at 4.2 you're still burning through games and really wont see much of a gain from 4.2-4.6. Maybe two frame rates at the most but gaming wise you couldn't tell. btw, anything over 4.0 with an i7 is great so you did very well with that over clock.
ya I'm not a fan of having auto on unless you have the rampage series mobo like I have. However I would start at 800 bus standard voltage and push the bus speed first. once that starts to get unstable then do the voltage. For air cooling I try as much as possible to leave the voltage alone and just push up the bus speed. Once you start changing the voltage then heat definitely becomes a factor. Also remember you need to up the ram speed as well. the ram speed can (depending on the mobo) cause instability as well. I wish I had his settings but it's saved in his mobo. I write down the settings in my book so let me get them.