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post #1 of 12
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Parts are ordered!

Pics to come .

Parts list below. Ignore the electric razor; no, it's not going into the case.

Yes, 16 GB of RAM. I have filled the 8 I have now, before.

Opinions welcome.

cg
Edited by exnihilo - 6/10/11 at 5:10am
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Filled 8 GB?
With what?

What do you dudes do? I still get by on 2GB, with exceptional use of Pagefile obviously
    
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post #3 of 12
Awesome be sure to post some benchmarks of the shaver... Interested to see the performance increase it has.
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
Awesome be sure to post some benchmarks of the shaver..
    
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post #5 of 12
Looks great man. You are gonna love that case. Just make sure when installing the HDD/SSD not to knock the rubbers out of place or it will vibrate a lot more.
post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xHighAlert View Post
Filled 8 GB?
With what?

What do you dudes do? I still get by on 2GB, with exceptional use of Pagefile obviously
Multitasking my friend. Photoshop + a lot of other "stuff", encoding, 3D rendering, etc... Besides, it's pretty cheap right now, you know? I figured I could get batched sets, or at least close to it, too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
Awesome be sure to post some benchmarks of the shaver... Interested to see the performance increase it has.
Lol! Will do bro. I hope this cuts down on the razor-bumps... I'm 34, I don't need to look like I am still in purberty, .

Quote:
Originally Posted by ejams View Post
Looks great man. You are gonna love that case. Just make sure when installing the HDD/SSD not to knock the rubbers out of place or it will vibrate a lot more.
Thanks! The case is something I've been wanting for a while. Thanks for the tip too.

------------------------------------

Overall, good build? I was going to get the 2600k, but I had to keep it around $2000 (Bought an IPS monitor, that isn't listed).

I don't game a lot anymore, but I have heard the LG 2370 does pretty well (i.e., no ghosting). We'll see though!



cg
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Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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post #7 of 12
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This thread is just as scared of you, as you of it.

I know it's just another vanilla SB build, but is there an words of advice? Anything I should be aware if? For example, the C300 has a stuttering issue that is fixed with the newest firmware. I have it burned and ready to go. Anything crazy with the current Newegg stock of those extreme4's?



cg
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Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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G.Skill | Sniper | 4*4 Crucial | C300 | 128GB WD | Black | 500GB LG | Bluray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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post #8 of 12
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Alright fellow silicon junkies, the parts have begun to arrive. I have planned this build for the weekend, but will spend the time until then planning and deciding; so let's begin .

I have the CM690 II. I want to stick the SSD on top. Let it shine. Anyone have a reason that I shouldn't? I have no kids, and the tower isn't "bumpable". This way, when the FBI comes, I can pull it off quickly and light it on fire.

Is there a way to mount fans on the bottom of the case, where the rad would normally go? Are there hidden fan holes, but I didn't buy the 690 II Advanced Super + edition to receive the invisible holes goggles needed to see the invisible holes?

I got the NZXT "pretty colors" fan controller. Some Spewegg reviews said it smokes. Not the cool Bob Marley smoke, but the bad kind of "I guess I need to call the insurance agent" smoke. Anyone have one? Does is smoke? I'm not double up on fans and probably not using all 5 slots (That's NOT what he said!).

I have heard that 560ti grants wishes. Anything I should know? I don't really OC my GPU's. That reminds me --->

I have a GTS 250, should I use it as a Physx card? Will this make MSWord go faster? I don't wanna kill the electric bill. Is there a way that I can make the card go Night-night when not being used for Physx?

I haven't done a build since 775, anything new? I remember having to boot and load Winhoes Pista with only 1 RAM bank populated, otherwise god cried and it took forever to do anything. Has that changed? I wanna load her up and run Memtest a few thousand times. I guess I could do that anyhow, before loading W7, but part of me asking the awesomely clever questions (...) is so I can be as expeditious as possible without sacrificing the quality and zen of this build.

I got MX-2. I've read the proper way to distribute it onto the CPU. I, however had great success in the past with ignoring the instructions and instead utilizing a careful and thinnly spread layer in place of the 'lines' and 'grains-of-rice'. Any opinions that I can ignore?

I have this rash on my right, upper buttocks. I think it's just a misquito bit, but will I HAVE to OC my RAM in order to OC my CPU? Are they still linked? I don't care if the RAM stays at 1333, I am not trying to set records, but I want to bump my CPU up a bit. What's the word?

If a condom works, is that a MISCONCEPTION?©

Oh, does W7 (or WMP) have Blueray support yet? I wanna use that 1080p! (Finally)

I think that's about it for now.

Color me excited. I have a ragin brainer right now. Saturday cannot get here fast enough!



cg
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Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill | Sniper | 4*4 Crucial | C300 | 128GB WD | Black | 500GB LG | Bluray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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Asus | 19"  DasKeyboard | MX Browns Corsair | AX750 COOLER MASTER | RC-692 
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post #9 of 12
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Come guys, help a honky out!! I've been reading, but a brief run down on the important things would help.

cg
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Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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G.Skill | Sniper | 4*4 Crucial | C300 | 128GB WD | Black | 500GB LG | Bluray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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post #10 of 12
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Pics and other things to come. I still have to clear out the old equipment and organize the area.

Picked up an SB Titanium. With the board layout, if (and very possibly when) I go SLI, the PCI slot would be useless, so I qualified my purchase with that .

Got her up to 4.4 Ghz. Probably won't go higher, this is plenty fast for my needs. As it stands, it idles at 104 watts. I have the SSD setup, thanks to hundreds of guides rolling around on the web. It gets a 7.9 in the WEI, but I have not yet run any benchmarks on it; besides, the are a butt ton of C300 benchmarks, so it wouldn't be anything amazing or new. All I know is the thing (cold) boots in less than 10 seconds and launches Photoshop in about 2. Yay. SSD's should come with wet-wipes so one can clean off there screen and surrounding areas when first witnessing the awesome that is SSD.

I am going to purchase single, plastic, ring finger, glue it to the top of the case and put a ring on it... I love this freaking thing.

cg
Edited by exnihilo - 6/18/11 at 12:21pm
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Intel Core i5 2500K | 4.4Ghz ASRock | P67 Extreme4 EVGA | GTX 560 Ti  EVGA | GTS 250 | Physx 
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G.Skill | Sniper | 4*4 Crucial | C300 | 128GB WD | Black | 500GB LG | Bluray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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Asus | 19"  DasKeyboard | MX Browns Corsair | AX750 COOLER MASTER | RC-692 
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Logitech | M510 steelseries 
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G.Skill | Sniper | 4*4 Crucial | C300 | 128GB WD | Black | 500GB LG | Bluray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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Asus | 19"  DasKeyboard | MX Browns Corsair | AX750 COOLER MASTER | RC-692 
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