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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Soylent Joe

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    Got my stuff in the mail this evening so I spent a few hours getting it all set up. So far, the Athlon II seems absolutely great for the price ($60), in fact, feels just as fast as my E8400 while just messing around with light stuff. I'm a little disappointed with the HD 4200, I thought there was going to be more to it. Does this look right?

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    Also, the 256MB of VRAM for the GPU is cut out of my system memory, so I only have 1.75GB usable for 2GB :cry: Other than that, here are some shots from the excursion.

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    That friggen FP audio ribbon going straight across all of the other stuff, I hate it. It was a lot harder getting everything to go in orderly now that I'm using an actual mATX board with 2 drives. Before I just had one with a mini itx - mATX mix mobo. But, here it is finished.
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    Nice looking build so far, how are you liking that Rosewill case? I've been looking at that one for a customers rig.
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  3. Chicken Patty

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    I really dig that A DATA RAM :D
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    I wouldn't say that it's horrible by any means. You can put a 120 in the back and/or the front (or some other sized fans), but it's very very bare bones. Rosewill makes like 5 variations of that case, all $30, all exactly the same on the inside. I'd say, if you're not going to be putting a whole lot into it and the customer doesn't care and won't be messing around with it, then go ahead. The metal around the expansion bays and PSU hole is thin, and it does have some sharp edges in there.

    As do I, hence why I bought it :) 1600MHz for the price of 1066 or 1333.
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    Just looks really sleek with all that black :)
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    nice build, i love my athlon II
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    Just too Bad AMD couldnt get their head out of their ass and Release Athlon IIs with 4MB L2 meaning 1 MB each core instead of just 512mb
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    they didn't because then the Athlon II would have more L2 than the PII that way.
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    the Athlon II X2 has more L2 than the PH II X2.
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    hmm that is odd
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    UPS man brought me a present today. :D

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    Got some cable management done too.

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    So far I've seen a 3-4*C temp drop under load compared to my Zalman. :toast:
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    Nice!
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  13. mlee49

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    Nice, that 212+ is an uber cheap cooler that preforms really well.
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    Yeah, I got mine new for $30 shipped. Was quite the steal. It barely fits in my CM690 thou, about 3-4mm of clearance between the heatpipes and my case window.

    I'm already enjoying it. I just need to get to typing up my mini-review. :D (I already have all the photos I need, took alot of good ones.)
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    You use a side panel? Mine won't fit because of the zip ties holding the H50 on :roll: :rolleyes:
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    :laugh:

    Yes, I use one, I have a cat whom likes to stick his paws in places they shouldn't be. :shadedshu

    He's a awesome cat thou, It's quite amusing to see him catch flys in the air and eat them.
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    This thread is so EPIC! I love starting at page 1 and reliving the days when a Q6600 and a 3870x2 ruled 3D06. I broke 20k 06 marks with my Q9450 and a 3870x2 ...

    I still think this is one of the sickest loops:

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    I have yet to see silver tubing on any other build.

    That's Erocker's loop from NOVEMBER 2008:
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    That Adata ram looks super sweet to be honest.. I love when stuff "looks" good! The Hyper 212 plus is a bad a$$ cooler hands down(microcenter 19.99 + 2 90cfm fans 20.00=great deal/performance).. I have one on my I5-750@4.0 and it almost never breaks 60c loaded down with prime or linX.. I just don't understand 2 things..

    1. Why didn't coolermaster put the 90cfm fans on it like i did?
    2.How can they charge so much money for their other coolers and this 212 plus performs way better than the others?(v8,v10, and so on)

    Anyhow this tread is epic.. Alot of nice rigs here.. My woman always looks at this with me and says"you and these other guys have issues" lol
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    Thanks man! :toast: I still have that case sitting in my closet along with the resevoir that sits on top. I wish Fesser would come out with some silver stuff, I much prefer their tubing now. :)
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    that's nice i have the older version which runs bleedin well too but had to swap it out for an tuniq tower 120 because the hyper 212 covered dimm 1 and with 4x corsair dominator ram i needed the room
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    some more shots :D i suck with a camera

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    mess while adding just new fans and fan controller
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    Yeah, it hangs over my G.Skill ram too. But since my ram just has basic heatspreaders, that's okay.

    Thank you. I rather like this case myself.
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    Nice shots nexus....I really like the one of the pc build mess on your floor...brings back good memories of my own build. :)

    Yep...same here. Extremely functional and good looking at the same time. Plus lotsa space. :)

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