When it was brand new Feb 2008 Just unboxed it.
- Foxconn G31MXP-K
- Intel Pentium E5300
- Zalman CNPS7000C-CU Solid Copper CPU Heatsink
- Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2/800 2 Dimms
- Seagate Baracuda 160GB SATA 3/GBs 7200.9
- Lite-On CD/DVD Burner SATA iHAS124-04
- Antec 900 / 1 Spray Painted Black
- Ultra X3 800 Watt PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
- Added 9800GT SSC 512
- Installed Windows 7 64-Bit OS
- 3Dmark Vantage Score coming soon....
Benchmark Windows XP 32-Bit:
- E5300 @ 2.60GHZ
- 9800GT @ 650MHZ
- 3Dmark06 score = 10970
- Crysis Wars 32-55 FPS
Benchmark - Windows 7 64-Bit:
- E5300 @ 2.86GHZ
- 9800GT @ 670MHZ
- 3Dmark Vantage score = 7163
- Crysis Wars 40-65 FPS
- Call Of Duty World At War 80-95 FPS
- Battlefield 2142 90-100+ FPS
- Counter Strike Source: 100-300 FPS
A 3Dmark Vantage score lower then a 3Dmark06 is normal...
from DirectX9 to DirectX10, and the scores should not be compared.
Stripped it down Sep 2009
Micro ATX Cable Management 09/26/2009
Just finished painting 09/28/2009
Lot of overspray, I may touch it up if needed.
Rubber Gromets for cable management holes / Rubber pads for PSU
I'm thinking RED for the side mesh Maybe??
I will try to mount 90CM fans in the middle, back of the drive cages X 2, and no fans in front.
Underneath the top/front panel, 200MM Fan, USB, 1394, etc...
Still waiting for the E5300, HDD, DVD-ROM, & Zalman CNPS7000C
Ultra X3 800 watt PSU needs a to be polished
Through the front bays
Mounted the 92s together for a rectangle dual fan
I think this will pull in some air..
Moved the drive cages up 1 bay to center the inside fans..
Powered on,, updating Windows & Drivers
Temporary Intel Stock CPU cooler, Waiting on Zalman CNPS700C Solid Copper
Extra motherboard bracket, I guess originally it was an AM2 socket only..
Maybe that's why they sent the extra metal socket 775 bracket.
This is a very heavy solid piece of copper, Which will be very effective at CPU temps.
When I installed the Intel Stock Fan Heatsink CPU Cooler it warped the motherboard.
This Zalman back bracket not only holds the copper heatsink in place,
but also keeps the motherboard strait.
I used Arctic Silver Thermal Material remover to remove the old thermal paste.
Followed by Arctic Silver Surface Purifier on the CPU & CPU Cooler.
I used the Zalman ZM-STG1 Thermal Grease - Brush on..
Notice I lightly brushed it on, and evened it out across the CPU, very, very thin layer..
This was the easiest Zalman I have installed, was very simple.
Notice that the 4-pin cpu power cable is run diagnal around the gpu..
This is due to the PSU being mounted on the bottom as opposed to the top.
I'm ordering a 12" 4-pin CPU power cable extension, I can run it up the back side.
Added a 9800GT SSC 650MHZ, Overclocked to 670MHZ
Also changed ram to Corsair XMS2 DHX (Dual Path Heat-Exchange)
Overclocked the Intel E5300 Dual Core to 2.86GHZ
Complete & ready for gaming... CyberMC's New Gaming Rig..