Having sold my dedicated folding i7 920 D0 rig (which never got around to folding at all, but thats a different story), I have received my Sandy Bridge build, and I'm putting it together right now. Jusst a bunch of pictures an possibly benchmarks for anyone curious / interested in Sandy Bridge. If you want any particular benchmarks, feel free to ask. Specifications: Intel i7 2600K Asus P8P67 motherboard ASUS GTX 470 + 8800 GS + 8800 GT Silverstone 1000W PSU 2 x 2 GB Corsair XMS3 CL7 1600Mhz RAM XSPC Rasa RS240 Water Cooling Open test bench. I'll keep updating this thread with pics and info. Oh, great. My Rasa 1156 backplate won't sit nice on my motherboard. Its because the CPU socket is rather thick on the underside of the motherboard. Lets see what I can do. Edit: Disregard the update about the backplate incompatibility. I was putting it the wrong way around. I shall continue updating as soon as I'm done hitting my head on the wall. Motherboard installed on Test bench: Batch number: L040B705 Processor installed on motherboard: Processor unboxed: The part of the socket on the motherboard that holds the processor down applies way too much pressure! Everything out together, just before 1st boot: Great. Tried booting in a couple of times but got BSODs. Possibly Windows doesn't play nice with switching to SB. Reinstalling now. The BIOS: PS - Love the mouse support in BIOS Reinstalling Windows solved the BSOD problems. Posting this fro the SB build. Screenshots coming soon. Prime95 Torture Test w/ everything at Stock. TIM used was AS5, so temps should drop a few degrees once it cures. Calling it a day for today. OC'ing will start tomorrow. End of Installation / Assembly. Some interesting things I noted : 1. BIOS is beautiful. Mouse support is great. The whole new layout will take some getting used to, though. 2. My Win 7 Ultimate x64 would not boot and gave BSODs. Re-installing windows fixed the proble. 3. LAN/Internet did not work by itself (like it usually does in Win 7). had to install Chipset and LAN drivers.