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My new I7 Build, Finally under way!

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    stevednmc New Member

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    Here are some pics of my new i7 build. Finally got all my parts so im creating a log as I promised some of you out there. This is my first from scratch build and my first attempt at modding. Not the best modding but functional, so far.

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    Any comments and suggestions are very welcome as always.

    the Future specs are as follows:

    Cooling: 2x 180mm Silverstone blue led fans(intake, front and top). 1x 120mm scythe exhaust, lamptron controller
    Cpu cooling: Xigmatek Dark knight w/stock 120mm fan white led
    Case: Silverstone FT01
    Hdds: 2 350gig Velociraptors in raid 0, 1 WD 750gig caviar black
    CPU: intel corei7 930 2.8ghz
    graFIX: 2 SAPHIRE 5870 VAPOR-x in crossfire
    Memory: 3x2 gigkingston hyperx ddr3 2000mhz 8 latency
    Sound: creative Xfi titanium
    PSU corsair hx850
    2 liteon dvd drives
    MB: Gigabyte X58A-UD5
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    a quick look suggests to either get a 5970 or 2x 5850 and get yourself an SSD like a Vertex 2instead of the Velociraptors

    depends on your needs though, but usually a combanition of a 1TB 1002FAEX and a 50 or 100gb Vertex 2 or 2x 50gb in RAID 0
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    This is all stuff i already have. Ill be upgrading to ssd's in the future, but i got a good deal on the Vraptors a while back, be a shame not to use them. I dont think i understand ssd's well enough yet, and im hoping the price will come down enough to allow for larger capacity. Frankly, im still trying to understand which ones are good ie controllers and such.Vertexare the ocz ones right?
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    Fixed for the people too lazy to click links:D
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    Thanks, just thought i would save some space. Didnt figure this would be high traffic anyway, pretty basic build.
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    Basic build? Heck, this thing is going to be sweet:toast:
    stevednmc says thanks.
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    Thanks! Been saving for this for a while now. I just hope my execution is as good as i imagined it would be...so far no..it is not, but its not totally outside of my vision, so high hopes still abound.
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    so how easy was it to shove that psu in? mine was pretty much stuck with all that rubber i had to use alot of force
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    I had no real issue at all. Some minor pressure. Had to keep some pressure on it to align the screw holes, but it took all of about 2 minutes.

    I did get my case used though.

    How do you like the H50 cooler? thought about getting it myself down the road.
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    Its put together!

    Ok, here it is all put together. Lemme know what you all think. Any advice/ comments welcome. Im here to learn!!!


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    Im not completely done, some minor touches to make, and its gonna be atleast a week before i can even fire it up due to the fact that im moving. So lets take bets...will it run? Or will it catch fire? lmao.
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    sorry, thought you needed advice on what to buy... didn<t know that all that was what you already had :eek:

    nice build
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    hows the fit for the ram in dimm socket 1
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    I really like the PCI-E 6 pin power for the bottom 5870. What are they?

    Looks really nice, especially the backside. My case interior is neat, but behind my back panel looks like a train hit a water buffalow. It's much like when I used to clean my room growing up, everything went under the bed.
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    Its ok, i dont think i made that clear in my first post. Thanks!

    No issue whatsoever! went together slick as hell with no interferance. My main issue with this build was the SATA cables. Sucks having them on the end of the board!

    Those are the cables that came with the corsair power supply. 2 cablescame hardwired to the suppy(top 5870). The bottom are the modular cables for the psu.
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    its ok, but i dont think ill recommend it. youre better off with a high end air cooler or a proper wc loop, because the pump could be abit noisy at times

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