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post #1 of 29
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OK so its been about 10 years since I built a PC, considering my last PC was a laptop based on the specs of my aforementioned desktop. Now the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 is not a bad computer (Pentium M 2ghz, 2 GB ram, 250 GB hd) in fact I am using it right now to type this up so it cant be to bad! However I decided last fall I needed an upgrade. So I looked at the problems I had run into on my laptop/Desktop and started writing things down that i liked and what i wanted to improve on with newer technology. Here is what I finally came up with to solve the issues I had written down!

Case: NZXT Phantom [Red][Purchased]
PSU: Silverstone ST1200 80 Plus Gold Certified [Purchased]
MoBo: ASUS Rampage Extreme III [Purchased]
SSD: Samsung 64GB SATA II [Purchased]
HDD: 4x WD Caviar Black 1TB 32MB Cashe (Raid 1+0) [Purchased]
HDD: 2x WD Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cashe (Raid 1+0) [Purchased] (Apparently screw up at Tigerdirect these were supto be 32mb )
CPU: Intel Core I7 960 [Purchased]
Cooler: Corsair Hydro H80 [Purchased]
RAM: Corsair Dominator Triple Channel PC15000 DDR3, 1866MHz, 6144MB + memory Fan [Purchased]
GPU: 2x Asus ENGTS450 1GB DirectCU [Obtained]
Screens: 2X Hannspree 25 Inch Screens, 1 I-Inc 25 Inch [Purchased]
OS: Windows 7 Home X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM
Monitor Stand: Chief KTP325B [Purchased]
Webcam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 [Purchased]

Now in hind sight and all the research i have done here in the past couple of months this technology is what 2 yrs old? at most? so its not cutting edge by any means but i think its a good starting point with plenty of room to upgrade. From what i have read on the forums in the past day i should be able to keep it overclocked to at least 4.2 GHz with little problems. but then again i am putting this up here for opinions, thoughts, flames. tell me what you think!? Maby room for improvement later?!

UPDATE: Ok here is the Link To the current Build!
UPDATED: 8/21/11 Current To Do List
Edited by Darkbluexplorer - 8/21/11 at 10:02am
Will-o'-the-Wisp
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 V1.0 Silverstone Strider 1200 Watt NZXT Phantom [Red] Logitech G7 
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Wooden Desk Surface :) 
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Will-o'-the-Wisp
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i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Logitech G15 V1.0 Silverstone Strider 1200 Watt NZXT Phantom [Red] Logitech G7 
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post #2 of 29
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So I receive the processor today and hard drive I'm itching to put those in and get everything in the box in then put the rest when I get it but I think I should wait any ideas?
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Ok Pics of product.. nothing put together yet..

Hard Drives!

SSD

Mother Board

Processor

1200 Watts of Goodness!

Login Method AND web conferencing

2GB of Video for only 3 monitors! should be fun!

Only have tested two of the monitors need to get the other out but waiting on the monitor stand at the beginning of next month

One Case in Box. will review more of the case when i start adding hardware. Im going to be almost short every space will be filled but considering the case is 80% mesh this aught to be intresting for cooling!

Edited by Darkbluexplorer - 7/27/11 at 7:30pm
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i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Logitech G15 V1.0 Silverstone Strider 1200 Watt NZXT Phantom [Red] Logitech G7 
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Wooden Desk Surface :) 
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Will-o'-the-Wisp
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i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Logitech G15 V1.0 Silverstone Strider 1200 Watt NZXT Phantom [Red] Logitech G7 
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post #3 of 29
If you only have the CPU and RAM without the case and mobo then what are you going to put them into? Also post pics of all the boxes.
Current System
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Pentium Dual-Core E5400 MSI G41M-P33 LGA 775 Nvidia GTX 660 Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 
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None! 
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post #4 of 29
Why did you choose the 450s??????

The pc has a great potential, and yet you got a 1200w psu on a 2x gts 450s??!?!?!

Get 2x 580 3 gigs, msi lightning XE. Or a dual 6970s or somthing. 2 gtx 560 ti's or 2 6950s. But gts450!??

Yes you will be able to oc that cpu to 4-4.2ghz easily. I doubt the h80 will give you any improvements on cooling vs h70/920. But its a good choice. My only "comment" is on the gpus. As these gts450s are limited to only sli, which you already did so no improvements in the future. Did you know that 1 oc-ed 460 (900+mhz) can keep up with these 2 cards? You could have gotten a gtx570 and sli later and tri-sli later. Or 1 gtx 580 and do the same thing. But with the price of 2 gts 450s you could have gotten a much stronger and more "future proof" gpu.
Edited by MoBeeJ - 7/27/11 at 8:30am
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post #5 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by infested999 View Post
If you only have the CPU and RAM without the case and mobo then what are you going to put them into? Also post pics of all the boxes.
Well I do have everything but the ram, tv turner card, monitor stand, cpu paste, and tv tuner card. I am going to place the order for them next week. ill get pics up tonight!
Edited by Darkbluexplorer - 7/27/11 at 5:54pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Logitech G15 V1.0 Silverstone Strider 1200 Watt NZXT Phantom [Red] Logitech G7 
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Wooden Desk Surface :) 
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i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Logitech G15 V1.0 Silverstone Strider 1200 Watt NZXT Phantom [Red] Logitech G7 
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Wooden Desk Surface :) 
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post #6 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MoBeeJ View Post
Why did you choose the 450s? .
They were free!! I plan on upgrading them in a year or less but couldnt passup free!! computer store closeout.
Edited by Darkbluexplorer - 7/27/11 at 3:45pm
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i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Wooden Desk Surface :) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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post #7 of 29
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OK last order of needed products should take place on the 5th of next month.. I am getting antsy!
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i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Logitech G15 V1.0 Silverstone Strider 1200 Watt NZXT Phantom [Red] Logitech G7 
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Wooden Desk Surface :) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Wooden Desk Surface :) 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkbluexplorer View Post
They were free!! I plan on upgrading them in a year or less but couldnt passup free!! computer store closeout.
Closeout = free ?!?!
    
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Well.. I ok. The so myfriend worked at the store and the manager gave him a bunch of hardware.. I he didn't want them but said they were not worthless.. So ya free!
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i7 960 @ 3.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extream ROG Asus GTS 450 1GB DDR5 (X2) Corsair Dominator 6144MB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Logitech G15 V1.0 Silverstone Strider 1200 Watt NZXT Phantom [Red] Logitech G7 
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Wooden Desk Surface :) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB (X6), Samsung 64 SSD SATA II DVD-RW +/- Windows 7 X64 / Ubuntu 11.04 VM Hannspree 25" (X2), I-Inc 25" (X1) 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkbluexplorer View Post
Well.. I ok. The so myfriend worked at the store and the manager gave him a bunch of hardware.. I he didn't want them but said they were not worthless.. So ya free!
Dang, nice man.
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