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[ MONKEYS BUILD LOG!! ] Sandy Bridge - First build! =]

post #1 of 74
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As promised, here is my build log.


Now, I've rebuilt laptops before - about 8 or so times cause I kept overheating parts and needed to replace them.. but that was different, I got to see where the part went before I took it out!

Alright, so, the specs are:

Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core I7 2600k
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow
RAM: 16GB (4x4) RIPJAWS X
RAM Cooler: Zalman ZM-RC1000 Ultra Quiet RAM Cooler
Primary HDD: OCZ Revo Drive X2 250GB
GPU 1: Nvidia Gainward GTX580 Phantom (3GB DDR5)
GPU 2: Nvidia Gainward GTX580 Phantom (3GB DDR5)
Sound: Asus Xonar Essence ST
PSU: Antec High Current 1200W
Optical: LG Super Multi Blue (Bluray player/burner x10)
Fans: CoolerMaster 120mm SickleFlow x4; Arctic Cooling 92mm x2
Case: Silverstone TJ07 Black (Not in stock, should be here on Monday)

Step 1:





Motherboard unbox + CPU + Heatsink Install:











COOLER




Mouse for size comparison..


These are friggen huge!


THERMAL COMPOUD

I have no idea how to tell which is better. I had Arctic Silver 5 or Chill Factor 3 to go with.

For no particular reason, I opted for Chill Factor 3... Hopefully that was the right choice, cause it was a ***** to get smooth!




I then mounted the fans:










RAM INSTALL...

I had to remove the heatsink >< First RAM wouldn't fit... that was fun =[














Thats all for now =] Hope you enjoy the pics!!

Can't do too much more now until the case gets here really.

Can anyone help me connect my fan cables for the PSU? They're both 4 pin connectors but theres only 1 four pin connector slot on the motherboard...?
Edited by Blaze182 - 4/30/11 at 8:45am
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post #2 of 74
Very very nice

You should be able to get a Y splitter for the fan connections
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post #3 of 74
Thread Starter 
Thank you! =D

I will make sure to pick one up tomorrow.

I'm very surprised at how thin the fins are on the cooling heads.

I use to race nitro RC's and they're cooling heads on the engines were fat, and heavy duty... nothing like these!! Very happy
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post #4 of 74
Congrats Blaze! Hope I helped ya!
     
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post #5 of 74
Wow, how much was that rig?
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post #6 of 74

Arctic Silver is better..and you should just put a blob in the middle and let the heatsink pressure spread it, to avoid air bubbles. Here's a vid that gives you an idea:

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post #7 of 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by catcherintherye View Post
Arctic Silver is better..
They are both good, AS5 has cure time so I rarely recommend it anymore as most TIM matches it in performance from the minute its applied...

Quote:
Originally Posted by catcherintherye View Post
and you should just put a blob in the middle and let the heatsink pressure spread it, to avoid air bubbles. Here's a vid that gives you an idea:
Agree on that one, only need a small dab dead center...


Nice looking build ya got going there Blaze
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post #8 of 74
Blaze, I'm so happy for you man!! Congrats!!!
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post #9 of 74
Blaze your fans shpuld come with molex connectors. Your psu will directly supply them tthrough. You get very few pwm mobo fans
     
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post #10 of 74
nice build man. I'd make a build log but all I have are pics of when I recieved my order lol
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