BitFenix Collosus Pre NDA Pictures!

BitFenix Collosus

BitFenix Collosus

BitFenix Collosus

Recently we had a preview of the BitFenix Collosus and whilst the official pictures meant that opinion was split on the looks, we finally have them in our possession.

Yes we have both a black one and a white one, the only website in the World to have one of each for review. This weekend Tom was beside himself with excitement and so gave the white model it's debut at the Insomnia 40 LAN weekend. Anyone who was there got to see it in the flesh and those of us who weren't lucky enough to go still got to see it as pride of place amongst the mental Scalextric.

The Collosus is still very much under NDA but we never want to leave our readers hanging and so we've taken some pictures to tempt you with. On this page are the one of the cases in daylight, and on page two we'll be, to paraphrase Elvis, "All Lit Up".

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Come with me onto page two where we will see how these look with the lights off.

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15-08-2010, 15:56:51

KapteinFruit
Can someone help me now that I've posted my proper BIOS settings? :S

15-08-2010, 18:26:00

Diablo
Is there any spread spectrum controls?
What voltage is that RAM designed for (check the back of the RAM, put the voltage up to that value, maximum of 1.65V). The Vcore can be pushed to about 1.35 (both bootup and eventual) without worrying about temps too much. Try bumping the RAM dividor down a bit, slackening the timings to 9-9-9-24 perhaps.
4.0+ is pretty good to be honest.

15-08-2010, 19:54:17

tinytomlogan
are you looking to have this clock 24/7 or just to screenshot?

16-08-2010, 06:20:01

KapteinFruit


Is there any spread spectrum controls?
What voltage is that RAM designed for (check the back of the RAM, put the voltage up to that value, maximum of 1.65V). The Vcore can be pushed to about 1.35 (both bootup and eventual) without worrying about temps too much. Try bumping the RAM dividor down a bit, slackening the timings to 9-9-9-24 perhaps.
4.0+ is pretty good to be honest.




The RAM is designed for 1.5V and I believe it's 1333MHz RAM and the timings are 9-9-9-24 at stock I think. I'm not sure, because I can't find the specs listed anywhere and it doesn't say the name on it so my brother 'thought' it was the RAM with the specs I listed. I know it's 1.5V, though, because it says so on the back of the RAM. So you mean I should set the VCore at 1.35V and push the CPU as far as it will go?

16-08-2010, 06:21:20

KapteinFruit


are you looking to have this clock 24/7 or just to screenshot?




24/7. But screenshot too. It would be nice to have a real high speed on CPU-Z Validator :P

16-08-2010, 09:48:34

tinytomlogan
What ram you got exactly, cos to me it sounds like you may need to invest in some quality stuff.


You also need to realise what you have already is a good clock, you need to get in and learn the bios yourself dude. As the final little tweaks is only something really you are going to be able to do with a lot of time and effort. You need to get to know your system better than the back of your hand :P

ps. I post when I can, its a big forum not just me fella ;)

16-08-2010, 10:02:36

KapteinFruit


What ram you got exactly, cos to me it sounds like you may need to invest in some quality stuff.


You also need to realise what you have already is a good clock, you need to get in and learn the bios yourself dude. As the final little tweaks is only something really you are going to be able to do with a lot of time and effort. You need to get to know your system better than the back of your hand :P

ps. I post when I can, its a big forum not just me fella ;)




I've already bought 4GB Mushkin Redline. Getting it sometime this week. It's at my brothers place. And I have no clue what RAM I got ATM. And I wasn't really asking about my BIOS and stuff, I would just like to know some secrets if anyone had any. ;)

16-08-2010, 10:43:17

tinytomlogan
I think once you get the new ram you should have another play yourself, and see how you get on fella

29-08-2010, 15:16:15

Ari-M.
here is the best overclocking secret ever

don't push your voltage and thermals past max, just to get a 3% increase in clock speed

learn to call it quits when you reach the limits of your hardware

after you do it enough, you will get a "feel" for you hardware within the first 30 or 40 min of tweaking

I have o/c'd every "PC" I have had....and I have gotten to a point where I can tell if I have a good bin or not

the only byproduct I have ever had from trying to go for that last few points is toasted hardware or a sickly feeling in my stomach that i got "ripped off"

in the real world, bumping your clock a few hundred mhz. won't equal ANY real world performance gains

if you are o/c'ing for the sake of trying to hit records....then you bought the wrong system

if you just want to see some high clocks....go buy a celeron...an ln2 pot a cheap biostar mobo and push it until it goes up in smoke....that way WHEN it does, you will only be out a hunred bucks or so


P.S. keep in mind that the voltage regulation on your mobo is not good enough to equal the exact voltages that show up on your hardware health pages

the only way to know the ACTUAL voltages you are working with is with a multimeter and a schematic to find the proper leads

example....even on my flagship ud9....1.7 volts DRAM (BIOS page) actually = 1.664 volts on the socket

so it's very hard to walk someone through an overclock on a website, because each chip and mobo will drift to larger or lesser degrees from what your BIOS is telling you

you have a decent overclock on that chip already...that extra 200mhz. will equal nothing in day to day usage

29-08-2010, 15:27:25

Ari-M.
oh and if you are looking for some jaw dropping performance gain in your system....go buy a newer generation SSD....that is some performance you will actually feel....it won't take a benchmark to tell you if you are "faster" or not
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