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** EVGA X58 SLI Unboxing and Nehalem Rig Setup **

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by AuDioFreaK39, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. AuDioFreaK39 New Member

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    Well..you can guess what just arrived in the mail today. :D

    I got the Core i7 965 Extreme and Patriot memory on November 16th, a day before launch. Now that the board is here, it's time to put it all together. ;)

    *Thread will be updated as I make progress. Specs in sig. Enjoy.


    (pics taken with iPhone 3G)


    By the way, the GTX 280 box was signed by k|ngp|n at NVISION 08. ;)

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    Here's the included Visual Guide if anyone's interested:

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    6GB of Patriot Extreme Performance Viper Series DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 in triple-channel config on the EVGA X58 SLI ;)

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    Sick setup man! Let us know how it goes.
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    I'm waiting with anticipation.. and drooling.:toast:
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    SWeeeeeeeeT man.... That is one nice lookin MB
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    Very nice. I'd like to know how larger coolers fit on the eVGA board, specifically if the TRUE will fit with the big northbridge heatsink and that huge heatsink on the vregs.
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    Ah show off...nice rig though.
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    Nice hardware, please show us some benches when you are up.;)
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    thats all you :rockout:
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    Please please please moar pics and benchies and screen shots and ...
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    With all that gear you should be able to afford one of those liquid metal gizmo gadget thingymabobby coolers. :)
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    :twitch: :twitch:

    ... picks up lower jaw off the floor . .. . .


    nice ! :D
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    Looks great, let us know how high you can push that BCLK, even if you have an extreme
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    The guys at FiringSquad already have some pics of the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme on this board. Hopefully these will give you a better understanding:

    http://firingsquad.com/hardware/evga_x58_sli_sneak_preview/
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    eh, don't assume that to be so. my moneys are depleted now. :ohwell:


    Not to mention that I have a Thermalright TRUE Copper on backorder that I'll be using with two Noctua NF-P12s in a push-pull config. ;)
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    Thanks, hadn't seen that article. I'm glad it will fit, I was worried with the large northbridge heatsink, glad I won't have to give up my baby when I upgrade.:rockout::toast:
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  16. AuDioFreaK39 New Member

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    Core i7 965 Extreme was $999 at Micro Center

    Patriot memory was $270 at Micro Center.

    EVGA X58 SLI was $339 at EVGA.com

    EVGA GTX 280 was $649 on June 17th launch day.. :( At least the box is signed by k|ngp|n. :)




    *update 1*

    WOW NO WAY!

    I didn't even have to reformat, and I'm in RAID0! :wowzers


    I am already thoroughly impressed with this motherboard. :D


    But I'm going to reformat it anyways...just need to pull a few files off the drives first.


    This is where I was:

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    It's weird how the Core i7 CPUs have to be inserted backwards:

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    This is where I am now. I'm using stock cooling for the next two weeks until my Thermalright TRUE Copper arrives. ;)

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    Next up (if all goes well) - Benchmarks and Crysis performance. :D
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    Wow, so they have LED lights on the stock cooler? This is wicked!
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    Thats what I thought. Nice touch for a grand chip!
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    That's pretty damn nice for a friggin' stock cooler!

    I'm soooo jealous of that board! Why can't they make sli+crossfire on 775? :cry:
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    Damn.. nice rig bro... Now i just wish i had that kinda cash for a set-up like that.
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    That must be the sexiest stock cooler I've ever seen :D
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    im getting mine in a month but im only getting a 920, aus exchange rates suck
  25. AuDioFreaK39 New Member

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    I really wish I had enough money for SLI in time for X58, but unfortunately I was drained from the memory and the TRUE Copper / other accessories I have on backorder.

    Oh well, looking forward to it in Q1 next year. :)

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