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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Radical_Edward, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Radical_Edward

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    Newegg order with some new goodies gets here on Monday.

    Oh and Installed the Zalman cooler with some junk thermal paste I had, will remount on Monday with MX-2

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    So far Idle temps with the fan at about 1500 RPM is 35*c which isn't bad. It's around 33*C with the fan at 2600 RPM.
     
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    Nice!!! it looks good man:) your temps will get better when you apply the MX-2;)
     
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    I know, but I had it, so I couldn't help but install it. Plus working on computers is fun for me. :D

    Edit- My 9500GT looks dusty, I should clean that...
     
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    that looks nice bro:toast:

    is your new gfx and fans gonna arrive next week?
     
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    More fans, had to hold off on the card and the PSU until I find a new job, luckily I have an interview next week to work for a cell phone company. :D
     
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    4 new Cooler Master fans, 3 black 120mm fan grills, and some MX-2 came today. Remounted the Zalman with said MX-2, and installed the 4 new fans.

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    My temps with my Zalman on it's lowest setting, while crunching at 100%. (With junk TIM I had.)

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    My temps with the MX-2, Zalman at the same settings.

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    Managed some cables and stuff Yesterday. Only running SATA drive now, no more IDE. :D

    Messy side. (I'm going to tidy this up tomorrow.)
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    Need more money to buy my 5770... :( Damn 9500GT is holding me back.
     
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    Seems I forgot to post this here.

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    Yay free 160GB external drive.
     
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    Good news! I should be getting my ASUS 5770 sometime next week! :rockout:

    I'm using my onboard graphics for now, works pretty well for normal use. But I do miss being able to play games like AC2...
     
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    nice bro, finally some decent gfx for you:toast:
     
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    Yeah, I'm sending payment for it today after I cash a nice $390 check. :D
     
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    i do not wanna know what you did to get that money;) jk

    hows the GF's rig coming together?
     
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    GF's rig is on hold at the moment. She said she wants a new TV than her desktop right now. I agree, as she has her laptop, and our TV is getting pretty old. Plus it would be nice to have a wall mounted LCD TV.

    The check is for building a rig for a friend. Some of it is for parts/some of it for paying me for labor. (We are using some of his old parts from his current PC. So we were able to save some cash.)
     
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    aha :D any special tv you're looking at? and yes, it is nice with wall mount, makes it looks SO much neater and stylish:toast:

    aaah:) whats going in his rig then? and you were going to put boinc on it right?
     
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    His rig is going to be pretty decent. He's using a junker celeron right now, so his new rig is going to be a HUGE jump for him.

    Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz With Rosewill AM2/AM3 cooler
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    4 GB DDR2 800
    Foxconn A74ML-K AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX Mobo
    ARK PA08 Black ATX Mid Tower Case with 500W Power Supply
    Seagate 160GB HDD

    As for the TV, I'm not sure yet. I'm still shopping around on the egg.
     
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    i got a friend who has a similar rig, and he plays most games at 1680x1050 without too much AA etc:)

    so its decent, and indeed a huge jump from that old celly crapness:D

    whats the budget on the tv?
     
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    Not sure on the TV yet. Doesn't need to be too big as it's going on the wall across from our bed. Most likely just going to get something in the 20" widescreen area.

    Yeah, he's excited as it's his first computer that is really "his". His current one was handed off to him from his parents.
     
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    they have a ViewSonic 32" F HD, for 465 ViewSonic 32" 1080p LCD HDTV VT3245 , id say that would be nice, and trust me, even a 32" is small when you get used to it:laugh:

    but it depends on how much you wanna spend on it
     
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    Eh, I'm think 24" is enough for our needs, as that's what our current TV is, and we are more than happy with it. There is already a 36" LCD upstairs if we really wanted to watch something on a huge TV. That and there's a older projection TV in the living room that's a 48".
     
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    you didnt say that :slap: :p
     
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    Well, we normally watch TV in our room anyways. Not that we watch much TV.
     
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    Just paid for my 5770. Should be here Monday or Tuesday. :D
     
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    What's left for this build to be "done".

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    I plan on getting a monitor locally, as they can be had for cheap.
     
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