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I'm so happy with my SB build!!!

post #1 of 25
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Hey guys,

I never did a build log, but here's a pic of my stuff from before I built it:





I had already:

Cooler Master HAF 932
Antec TruePower New 750w
2x EVGA GTX 470's
XSPC RX360 kit with 6x Yate Loon High Speeds in Push/pull
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Here's what I bought, as shown in the pics:

Core i7 2600k (overclocked to 4.8GHz @ 1.4v HT on)
Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3
8GB DDR3 1600MHz G.Skill Ripjaws X CL9 @ 1.5v
1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200rpm

I put it all together in just under an hour, and loaded the OS and everything including drivers in about 30-40 mins.

I'm beyond happy with it, and I get some pretty decent scores in benchies.

My latest:

95xx in 3DMark11
34xxx in Vantage



Just wanted to share. My overclock is also 14 hours and 50 mins stable Prime 95 Blend too.

For anyone considering this combo of parts, do it!

Jam3s
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post #2 of 25
Congrats on the new build

The fact that we can upgrade directly to Ivy Bridge later on, is damn nice bonus!

But to speak fairly and realistically, the 2600k is not going to be obsolete anywhere in the next 3 or 4 years

I sure do love mine.
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post #3 of 25
Nice!! and another very happy sb owner
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post #4 of 25
Makes me happy to see people so enthused with their rigs.

Congrats on it! Great looking setup!
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post #5 of 25
I want post construction pictures too!!!
     
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post #6 of 25
Congrats, I feel the same way about my SB build. I'm a lot happier with this setup over my previous AMD 965 build.
    
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post #7 of 25
All this damn I'm so happy with my SB bizness makes it hard for those trying to hold off on getting SB!
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post #8 of 25
Nice rig man, what are your temps like with the Rasa kit at that voltage?
post #9 of 25
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I will add post construction pics tonight

But don't laugh if my cables are messy haha

Edit: temps reach 70c max with IBT/prime 95 blend

But gaming temps are 50 and under
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post #10 of 25
I'm glad your so happy mate. You have a very nice system there! Nice benchmark scores aswell .
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