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  1. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Welcome to my Summer Upgrade Project log. This log is to allow you to keep track of my very much anticipated upgrade.

    Just this morning with my first full time paycheck from my job I ordered my stuff for my Summer Upgrade. Here is what I ordered

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    So obviously the GTX680 is the main focus of this upgrade. However as you can see I have ordered new memory. I am currently using Corsair Vengeance 1866 8gb memory with huge flamboyant heat sinks that do not allow me to put a fan on the front side of my cooler. So to eradicate this problem and make my rig look nice I have ordered the blue G. SKill Ares kit which is 8GB at 2133 and its low profile. So with that I got the new Corsair SP120 fans to do push pull config for cooling. As you may know the Corsair fans allow for some slight customization with colored rings so I already have 4 AF120 fans with the blue rings, these new fans will also have the blue and then with the G. skill ram it will match and finish the look of a Blue and Black themed build.

    As always there will be unboxing pictures and pictures throughout the upgrade process. So Stay tuned for this. :D :rockout:

    Here is what the Rig looks like currently:

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    I don't know if I'm the only one wondering this but how does this have anything to do with Phenom (a codename for a very successful AMD line of processors)? :laugh:

    I like the card great pick! Congrats man. :toast:
     
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  3. MxPhenom 216

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    its my name is games. Has nothing to do with AMD line

    my name in games is MxPhenom 216

    I race motocross and my number is 216. and everyone calls me phenom in team speak.
     
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    Ah ok, cool man that makes more sense.
     
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    You'll like the Gskill Ares memory. I have a set of the 1600 stuff in one of my x6 systems and that stuff is nice.
     
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    So my card, fans, and memory will be here Friday. I am tempted to take a Half day at work so I can be home when the stuff comes and get it all installed!
     
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    Do it! I usually do if I have "Important" packages arriving LOLZ
     
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    it is very tempting haha!
     
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    I have a "special" package coming in today. And yes I am getting ready to leave work now. Cutting the day 2.5 hrs short. :toast:
     
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    DON'T DO IT!!!


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    Practice patience!
     
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    I have to practice patience for 3 whole days before it all comes!
     
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    New job = Don't take half days. Work all you can/are allowed to.
     
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    And beg for more.
     
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    So, uh, where are the pics of the rig currently?


    Are we gonna get a step-by step process rundown?


    :D
     
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    most likely. unless i get carried away and forget about the camera there might be some skipped steps haha.

    picture of current state of rig is in first post.
     
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    wow!

    My stuff is coming today. 1 day early. I probably won't get to install all of it and what not till tomorrow night. Tonight I am finishing up on a clients computer.
     
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    my 680, ram, and fans were delivered and hour ago. And guess where i am! Im still at work! FML

    EDIT: Pictures coming in a view hours. unboxing
     
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    680 is here in my hands.................................I need new pants :D :D :D

    Pictures coming soon.
     
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    Very awesome upgrade parts! :toast:

    Let me/us know what you think about the fans. I am running 3 right now (bought them after we talked on your af120 review) on my rad, and they are a little louder than I thought they'd be. I suppose I should have known considering they were high rpm and good airflow.
     
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    They aren't baby blue Alex. :)
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    GIANT POSTER! didnt think it was going to be that big. Regardless its going on the wall above my desk :)
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    And the card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    GTX680 is installed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am going to install the ram and new fans this weekend. I want to play games right now and mess around with the 680 tonight and tomorrow im going to a party then Saturday ill install the new ram and fans and overclock my 2500k to 4.7

    Out with the old
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    In with the NEW!
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    I have the same screwdrivers.
     

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