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My first build

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I've been waiting for bulldozer for awhile now, and after reading so many conflicting reports about its speed, release date, ect...and with my birthday being on the 3rd I decided to order me an Intel build. Not only is this my first true build, but its also my first Intel computer. So it was pretty exciting.

components as followed

Haf X (my girlfriend got me this for my bday)
i7 2600k
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
in crossfire x2 HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon HD 6950's
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB 1866mhz
128gb M4 SSD plus my old 500gb 7200 spinner
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX
x3 ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms LCD monitors (also a bday present from the gf)
Silver Arrow

pretty sure that covers it. The build went together pretty quick, id say it took me an hour and a half to get it done. I was worried about getting the heat sink on correctly and also about getting the ram under the HUGE silver arrow. I'm not 100% happy about how my cable management looks, and im probably gonna go back and tidy up. I was pretty impressed with the case to be honest, I read alot of reviews that complained about no dust filters and yet mine came with dust filters.

My only regret? My psu isn't modular, I should of spent a little extra cash for that... Maybe in the future. Also, I was mis-informed about eyefinity setup and I bought the wrong adapter and nobody in my town carries one that works, so I had to order one from new egg. I'm not really impressed with my win 7 boot time, but I still need to tweak some settings

I just got all the drivers installed, updated the m4's firmware to 0009 but still to need to update my bios (not sure how). Ive over clocked the 2600k to 4.6ghz and my temps are around 32c with the last core about 4c higher then the rest (not sure why). I dont know about load temps yet, I haven't stressed the system. For fun I ran the CS:S benchmark tool I averaged 637 fps with a max of 900fps. Tomorrow ill download some real software and test the system out, and while it does that ill take some pictures.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z x2 HIS IceQ X Turbo 6950 G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB 
Hard DrivePowerCase
m4 SSD corsair 850w HafX 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z x2 HIS IceQ X Turbo 6950 G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB 
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m4 SSD corsair 850w HafX 
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any pics yet?
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alright well sorry the picture quality isn't great, I only have my phone laying around =(.

Next ill do some bench marks, have any programs in mind that I should be using?




BF3 Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z x2 HIS IceQ X Turbo 6950 G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB 
Hard DrivePowerCase
m4 SSD corsair 850w HafX 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z x2 HIS IceQ X Turbo 6950 G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB 
Hard DrivePowerCase
m4 SSD corsair 850w HafX 
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