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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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    Awesome, glad to hear about you new shiny mobo,,
    This one looks really nice, I had one before, it cools pretty good. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=450&products_id=21568
    I just looked at the true copper again,, that is a beast @1900g, 4lbs, WOW it's enough to bust some motherboards
    Not in stock here http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thulexcoedtr.html but it's $10 more for the bolt threw kit,, were ever you buy it from, at that weight, why would they sell it without that kit, I had to buy that kit when I bought the thermalright Ultimate 90.
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    Rofl 4 pounds. dude +1 on that for the bolt through kit. I know MKmods was talking about making a bracket for it, but for $10 bucks im not sure how much cheaper one is to make yourself.
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    Their is some reviews on this board saying it will lock up using 6GB of memory, but will work with only 3GB, BUT (theirs others than have it working with 6GB!, what a mystery!) Theirs settings that have to be changed from a forum just about the biostar T-Powerx58 board. Now those peeps are probably wasting time and $ rma'ing them. Also another issue was using the wrong slots for the memory causing the pc to lock up during OS install. In this board their has to be a memory chip in the primary 2nd slot or else the board wont even boot.


    C1E Support: Set to Disable
    Hardware Prefetcher: Set to Disable
    Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch: Set to Disable
    Max CPUID Valut Limit: Set to Disable
    Intel Virtualization: Set to Disable
    CPU TM Function: Set to Disable
    Execute-Disable Bit: Set to Disable
    Overclock Navigator: Set to Manual
    Intel SpeedStep: Set to Disable
    Intel Turbo Mode: Set to Disable
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    As I have been watching deals for the I7 290 and 3x2GB memory kits, they have been getting even better.

    Next Weeks Order = Core I7 290
    Corsair Dominator or GSKILL PI Series 3x2GB Kit

    Lastly, this leaves that pesky last item.... the heatsink, which is out of stock the second it comes in anyways :laugh:
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    So my case now has a window thanks to steelkane :toast: Just amazing! I didnt use my window kit I bought, complications arised of a fan getting in the way of my heatsink, plus this type of window looks so much better. I learned alot, and the time it takes to make something look good is worth it.


    The x58 comes in monday...
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    :D Awesome! I still need to clean up my case. It's like hell in there.
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    The window is see through, just not in the pics. It has a black tint. I will have alot of light in the pc from the red LED fans so you can see in. The hole for all the wires from the psu was cut bigger so I can fit my 24 pin connector through. The window hole is cut for a 120mm Fan.

    I ordered a fan filter that was decided would look really good on the window.
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...age_scroll&products_id=2275&image_scroll_id=0



    A Thanks to SteelKane

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    Anytime domy85, Glad I could help. I can't wait to see it with all that kool hardware inside.
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    subscribe, I just put together my i7 build as well, should be interesting to follow along. :toast:
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    subscribed....

    glad to follow this build through!
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    So I recieve my board in today and I got excited and installed it even though I will have to take it out again.

    They put stickers on the ram and pcie ports. I didnt have trouble taking the pcie port stickers off, but the ram slot sticker left all this left over paper from the backing of the sticker all over. The paper went inside those memory holes, well i had a problem with 2 of those holes as that paper messed with the position of the gold contact pins for the memory(if you look at the memory pic u can see the paper in some of the holes). I had to stick a pin inside 2 holes and push the pins back out so it would make contact with the memory.... SO NOW I am paranoid that something is going to be wrong and by the time I get the memory, cpu and heatsink, it will be too late for return. I am so PISSED about this. I booted the board and everything lit up so that was good.... I dont believe they would do something like that with stickers.

    Heres some pics with it in...

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    I think you'll be fine bro, BTW congrats bro, I can tell you're happy even after the sticker issue :D
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    lol, at 4lbs, add to that the leverage effect (the tallness of the cooler makes even more weight pushing down on the bottom half of the mount)
    I would definitely get SteelKane to help you mount the cooler through the mobo and through spacers and through the mobo tray (using the mobo tray to support the cooler)

    PS: I like your choice on mobos, Biostar FTW!!!!!:respect:
    Modders:nutkick:Sticker installers
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    Board looks great,, I'm sure it will work fine, the W/M looks like it's going to be clean.
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    That could be possible, if longer screws were used
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    And instead of mounting the plate on the back of the motherboard, mount the plate on the back side of the mobo tray. with spacers in between the back of the board & the mobo tray.
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    I believe that would work out great.
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    Nice picts thanks..(I am quite Intel mount ignorant)
    just as long as the spacers between the mobo and tray were as tall as the standoffs you should be fine.
    I get my plastic/nylon spacers from Homedepot.
    (make sure to eliminate the springs though)

    the flat surface mobo tray in that comp looks nice for this mod...
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    Hah thanks guys, that takes a load off. Im sure we all been their builing a full pc and the board was the problem.... Biostar looks like they pulled this one off!

    That idea with the backplate on the mobo tray instead sounds great guys. Especially if Thermalright themselves recommends using that heatsink on a board thats horizontally even with the bolt through kit :laugh:

    Definetly a plus for cleanliness

    Also the 8 pin mobo power connector is a pain going underneath the board. Instead if their was a opening cut right above where it plugs in to would be so nice.
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    thanks for the pics!:toast:
    and to see that sticker issue resolved....

    and thanks to Steelkane for a great idea!

    hope we 'll see a few more pics soon!:toast:
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    While im waiting on the ordering of my cpu heatsink, I went ahead an ordered the Zalman VF1000 gpu heatsink, thanks to help from some members here. 390grams of pure copper baby ;) I didnt like the blue LED in the fan, so im going to figure out what wire to cut for the LED or however. Putting a red LED fan in place of it wont do much cause I will have a bright 120mm fan on my window blocking it. Ill get some picutres next week when it arrives an installed.

    http://www.acousticpc.com/images/a_zalman_vf1000_main_pic.jpg
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    That's going to look SICK together,

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    lol I know :toast:
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    Mmmm ....

    Domy, this is a very very nice build your putting together. PM me a link if you put it in the case gallery k? Also, you going to order the 920 from buy.com? I think the price went down even further.

    EDIT: Nevermind its out of stock now.
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    Thanks, I will drop ya a pm when I submit it. Yeah I have been missing out on all the good deals. Im not ready to buy the cpu or memory yet though. Sometime this month I will need this thing running so all do in time.
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