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New Core I7 Rig Build "The Unkown"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by domy85, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. domy85

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    About a year ago I had an extreme water cooled system MKMods helped me build, but was forced to sell to pay huge credit cards off, but now with my new job after awhile my dreams have arrised to stay.
    Here is going to be the parts I am ordering, I will update this all the time once parts start to arrive.

    BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

    G.SKILL PI Black 6GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

    Intel Core i7 920

    Thermalright "Limited Edition" TRUE Copper Ultra-120 eXtreme CPU Heatsink

    CMPSU-750TX 750W

    Samsung DVD Burner

    Moded Cooler Master Centurion Mid Tower
     

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  2. BrooksyX

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    Hey your links are no good. Case might be a little on the small side for watercooling but I guess it should be fine.

    By the way I am glad I could help finance your new build ;)
     
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    Im not going to water cool, I was only saying I did before on another build I did a year ago :). And yes you helped make this happen :toast: I have learned that cooling on air can go pretty far. Damn links, ill fix it.
     
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    Okay guess I read your post to fast. Air has always worked just fine for me. But if I did have the money I would watercool! Sadly I probably won't be able to afford it for a long while :cry:
     
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    If I do ever go water cooling (which I wont) it would have to be a already filled/install and go! But the problem with that is its going to be horrible and its only better to customize the pump etc. I learned my lesson on my water cooling system I had awhile go. It was way to complicated for my own good at my level on knowledge on that stuff.

    I found the old project link, the last page shows the final product I once had :( - http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=56732
     
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    Good luck with your mobo... that TRUE full copper will most likely crack it one day lol
     
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    Rofl hope not. Gona need some wire support :roll:
     
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    Oh, no this case isnt the same. Its a different one as in the pictures I posted. I am going to stick with this case. I went for the copper heatsink for ultimate cooling and to match the boards copper piping.
     
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    That would look good, with that board & true,, Maybe just mod the hell out of that case.
     
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    just wondering,, where about do you live in IL
     
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    I live in southish suburbs of chicago. I placed the order for those sheet metal cutters and the window before you posted that. The directions look do-able, but if your close I wouldnt mind help :toast:

    I wanted to do this at some point, and while im waiting, might as well do it now.
     
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    I could help,, I'm on the north side of Chicago,, Jefferson Park, Milwaukee & central, I have all the tools, you could even draw out you own window design. but you bought the window kit.
     
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    Why got with the full copper TRUE??

    It doesn't really offer any performance gain over the normal version....maybe 2 - 3'C and that doesn't justify the price tag in my view. Get the normal true and save a few $ :toast: lol
     
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    I stumbled upon looking at the G.SKILL PI Black 6GB and its timmings are 8-8-8-21 compared to the corsair timings which are 8-8-8-24. Plus the gskill is $10 cheaper. Im only worried about the memory quality and capabilities of the gskill. The last thing I want is value ram :)
     
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    Don't worry man G. Skill is good stuff not value ram. They are able to sell their products a little cheaper because they don't add a bunch of extra bells and whistles to their ram. Do people really need "Sli certified ram"? :laugh: come on what a joke! They also don't pay a lot for advertising. But that doesn't mean they make bad stuff. I have some G. Skill ram and I love it. I am sure you will love it too!
     
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    I use allot of G-Skill, Corsair & Geil, Never had trouble, I have had trouble with OCZ memory & usb flash drives.
     
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    Then the Gskill PI series is the way to go with faster timings and cheaper.
     
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    If you've got the money to burn then hell, why not? :p plus the fact that it looks awesome. BTW that's the most sophisticated crack-pipe I've ever seen (in your avatar) hehe :toast;
     
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    No, I dont have the money to burn, but the looks and overall quality will pay off. :toast: If I had the money to burn I would be buying a $400 dollar motherboard etc heh..

    Why wont this biostar mobo get in stock already!!!
     
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    Here is the Video Card Ill be using 4870 1GB and a Asus Ageia Physics Card
     

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    This looks like its gonna be a fun build...The case is a very good base to start with.

    With that cooler maybe we could make a cool copper bracket to help support it.

    Thats pretty amazing to have Steelkane so close to you to help out as well. Damn, now i wish I lived in Chicago

    Rather than waste the money on the nibbler get a pair of these
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs...langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100026634

    the make right and left angle cutters that make nice circles (they also cut straight)
     
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    I have safety wire I use for my motorcycle when I go to the track that could possibly be used, but when i get everything together, ill get back to you on that lol.

    As for the cutters, well if kane has another tool, then its all good. Im pumped about this window and greatful to get some help.

    I found some adehsive sided foam stuff and mounted a 120mm fan below the cd drive. I like this case because the whole front panel including drive bay covers have dust covers.

    My cooling will be 120mm front, 120mm rear, 80mm lower front, 120mm Window, 92mm Top
     

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