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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Okay fellow techies I've made my first purchase towards my new rig and it was a Silverstone Raven RV01.

    The components will be:

    CPU - Phenom II X4 955 or 965
    Mobo - MSI 790FX-GD70
    RAM - OCZ Gold 4GB 1600MHZ
    GPU - ATI Radeon HD 4890
    PSU - Corsair TX 850W
    HDD - Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB

    I will be getting watercooling later on so I'l stick with stock cooling :shadedshu until I can afford a good water setup. I'd like help seeing what would be the best watercooling I could get. This build will be done over the space of a few months so stay tuned because I will probs be doing alot of clocking and benching using this rig when the GT3xx and 5xxx series come out ;) Any comments are welcome especially if you find a great deal on hardware or if i've made a stupid decision.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    That case is a monster :eek: Is the one that you mount the mobo side up?

    Also dont get the 965, the 955 can oc to the same speed on stock cooling and maybe a little more as long as u dont push up the vcore much.

    PD: Suscribed ;)
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Cheers. Yeah on this case the motherboard is 90 degree's clockwise which is kinda cool :D I know the 955 could easily OC to 965 but I kinda want it because its got a higher model number :eek::laugh:
     
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    Nice case..Good luck with the build..Ill be watching.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Cheers mate

    I hope this case doesn't have the same fate as my cosmos which I sold because it was an oven.
     
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    Sweet case dude:toast:

    Cant wait to see the results.:rockout:
     
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    What a stunning case. Plenty more pictures please!
     
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    That case is too nice to be on the floor. :slap:

    Congrats.
     
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    subscribed. Lets see this thing finished :toast:
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    True but its too big to fit on my desk :eek: which means ..... A whole new setup. It's going to be next to the router so I can have NIC teaming just for the hell of it.

    Please note this build will take a long time chances are next update is about the 30th of august :(
     
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    i always knew the raven be awesome to look at :D nice set-up i can't wait see pictures too
     
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    wow..nice case:eek:
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Its useless without the rig inside it though :( it's sitting gathering dust.

    Also I got fined £60 yesterday :eek: for not wearing a seatbelt so that's directly affecting this build. Might take a bit longer than I was expecting.
     
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    lol.. hope i could see you finish building up that rig.. must be awesome..:rockout:
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I plan on a certain colour scheme but not sure what. Maybe green and orange, or orange and blue.
     
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    well thats what happens my mate got pulled for using a mobile phone while driving its not like its a major offence but i can see the point in it, its a saftey issue if you have passengers it can endanger them too

    cant leave engine idling either can get fiend for that i think

    anyway whats up with the old rig just a bit bored with it? nice components and the case to me well ill be honest i think it looks good inside but outside or more specific the front panel i dont really like that much sorry

    i wouldnt bother with the 4890 so close to ATI releasing new cards
     
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    you made the right choice building that rig.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Yeah £60 down and I'l never forget my seatbelt again.
    I'm not bothered if you don't like the case mate. Just like me and your football team ;) :D jk

    Yeah I'm glad I decided to build this over getting a laptop. Much more satisfying and its faster and cheaper.
     
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    its the point of endangering everyone else on the road because cell phone users usually pay attention to the convo and not their driving. Lets say this, if you are caught driving and talking on the phone in on base you will lose your license for 6 months.


    Anyways DP, that's what i'm basically thinking of other than being unsure which board to get (MSI/GB...)
     
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    its illegal in the UK, you can legally use a handsfree set tho! anyway i know why its law if you crash you not only hurt yourself you could also hurt another person aka smash into someone

    the case is all right not my style but i know its a good case

    i hate laptops i wouldnt mind one but to get a half decent one it costs a lot


    dont talk to me about american drivers lol not all of em are bad but most ones ive seen damn:laugh:

    i might get a x4 this x3 720 is fine but for some reason i feel the overclocking potential has diminished over time as i used it, it used to run on better volts at 3.6ghz
     
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    Don't mind me I drive fast, Probably due to Living in houston
     
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    same with my q6600, i ran it for a year at 1.29v in bios, so 1.24 with vdrop, now it needs 1.3v!!! but no worries, buying a new CPU, maybe when i5 is released.
     
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    yeah i5 interests me but at the time phenom 2 felt like a good upgrade path compared to old socket 775
     
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    Very nice case...I almost purchased one of those Silverstones, but it was about $60 more than a Coolermaster HAF932...so I decided to go the cheaper route...I'm pretty damn content overall...but I still would've like to try that case out. A few things I don't like about the Silverstone was the cable management (fwir in reviews both consumer and pro), and the face bezel. But I do like the airflow concept and low noise ability. Definately a promisng concept if a few things could be changed to allow a little better exhaust flow and cleaner cable management...maybe add some 90 degree connection adapters for the power, vid, ethernet, usb's etc...I dunno. Either way cool case, I'm sure it'll treat you extremely well, many that have it seem to like it. Again I'd still like to try one out for myself and see how it all works out.

    Looking forward to seeing your build progress! :toast:
     

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