PC | 3rd Build

In April of 2010, I built another computer.  The components are as follows:

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Mother Board: ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Processor: (OC’d to 4.0 GHz) Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

1st Hard Drive: OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5″ 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

2nd Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support – OEM – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

After Market Heat Sink Fan (for Processor): Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C7 G – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Graphics Card: (OC’d to 850/1200) XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speakers – Retail – NewEgg Link

1st Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 2408 Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor – Dell Link

2nd Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp 2406 Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

Sporting 4.3 BILLION transistors, capable of 4.64 Tera Flops, I present to you the Radeon 5970 (and Dr. Shorter ;) ):

The Nocuta after market Heat Sink Fan vs. the Stock Intel Cooler (Bigger IS Better):

3DMark 06 Score after overclocking both the CPU and GPU:

With the XFX 5970, I OC’ed the Core Clock to 850MHz and the Memory Clock to 1200 MHz using a Core Voltage of 1.1V.