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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Broseidon View Post
You do know the GTS 250s are quite old and don't support DX11, right?
Yeah I know but it also saves me $65. Besides, when I upgrade, I'm probably going to go for Bulldozer and a 570 maybe. Or a 7xxx series card.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by NuclearSlurpee View Post
Yeah my 955, board, and RAM are coming in the mail but I'm going to probably order the ECO and Asus optical today. Probably going to get 2 GTS 250's for SLI since their cheap.
I agree with Boseidon, the GTS250s may be cheap, but you can get so much better for the price of two of those. Don't get me wrong, they were great, but you won't get any amazing results with them. I mean, you can pick up 2 GTS250s for about $200? For that cost, you can easily get a 560TI for about $200. It will easily outperform two GTS 250s.

Just an idea.
The Rainmaker
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 Gigabyte 990X-UD3 EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB Gskill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB, 1TB, 640Gb Lite-on DVD-RW, iHAS Lite-on CoolIT water cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
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Dell 22" Logitech Wireless Corsair 600w Coolermaster Elite 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 Gigabyte 990X-UD3 EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB Gskill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB, 1TB, 640Gb Lite-on DVD-RW, iHAS Lite-on CoolIT water cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
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Dell 22" Logitech Wireless Corsair 600w Coolermaster Elite 
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post #13 of 19
I have all my parts ordered, just need to get Windows 7.

AMD Phenom II 955 BE
Gigabyte 990XA-UD3
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600
CoolIT ECO
Asus 24x DVD Burner
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB
SeaSonic S12II 620W
NZXT M59
XIGMATEK 140mm & 120mm fans
post #14 of 19
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Today was the great overclocking day!!!

That's right boys and girls, I finally have achieved something!

Check it out


And of course for true authenticity:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2038861

I'm currently getting around 36C at idle, and the most I've seen under load is 57C. It ran prime stable for 2 hours, with no issues.

This is all of course at only 1.400V.

Good day today.
The Rainmaker
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AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 Gigabyte 990X-UD3 EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB Gskill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB, 1TB, 640Gb Lite-on DVD-RW, iHAS Lite-on CoolIT water cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 22" Logitech Wireless Corsair 600w Coolermaster Elite 
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Logitech Wireless $2 special 
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The Rainmaker
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB, 1TB, 640Gb Lite-on DVD-RW, iHAS Lite-on CoolIT water cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 22" Logitech Wireless Corsair 600w Coolermaster Elite 
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Logitech Wireless $2 special 
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by NuclearSlurpee View Post
I have all my parts ordered, just need to get Windows 7.

AMD Phenom II 955 BE
Gigabyte 990XA-UD3
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600
CoolIT ECO
Asus 24x DVD Burner
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB
SeaSonic S12II 620W
NZXT M59
XIGMATEK 140mm & 120mm fans
Awesome man, looks like it's going to be a great build. Keep me posted on it, I definitely want to see the finished product and see how much ass it's haulin'.
The Rainmaker
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 Gigabyte 990X-UD3 EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB Gskill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB, 1TB, 640Gb Lite-on DVD-RW, iHAS Lite-on CoolIT water cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 22" Logitech Wireless Corsair 600w Coolermaster Elite 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Wireless $2 special 
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The Rainmaker
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AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 Gigabyte 990X-UD3 EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB Gskill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB, 1TB, 640Gb Lite-on DVD-RW, iHAS Lite-on CoolIT water cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 22" Logitech Wireless Corsair 600w Coolermaster Elite 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Wireless $2 special 
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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by atruepretense View Post
Awesome man, looks like it's going to be a great build. Keep me posted on it, I definitely want to see the finished product and see how much ass it's haulin'.
Thanks, I'll definitely make one of these build logs with pictures. And YouTube videos of the complete project and benchmarks.
post #17 of 19
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Thanks, I'll definitely make one of these build logs with pictures. And YouTube videos of the complete project and benchmarks.
Hey bud, idnt know if you were still looking for a copy of windows 7 home premi um for 84.99 shipped. Hope that helps!
The Rainmaker
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 Gigabyte 990X-UD3 EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB Gskill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB, 1TB, 640Gb Lite-on DVD-RW, iHAS Lite-on CoolIT water cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 22" Logitech Wireless Corsair 600w Coolermaster Elite 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Wireless $2 special 
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The Rainmaker
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AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 Gigabyte 990X-UD3 EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB Gskill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB, 1TB, 640Gb Lite-on DVD-RW, iHAS Lite-on CoolIT water cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 22" Logitech Wireless Corsair 600w Coolermaster Elite 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Wireless $2 special 
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by atruepretense View Post
Hey bud, idnt know if you were still looking for a copy of windows 7 home premi um for 84.99 shipped. Hope that helps!
Yeah on Newegg. Probably going to get that and a MS Sidewinder X4 too.
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well, finally got some wire tucking done today. The case doesn't really allow me to do the best job I could but the wires are definitely tucked and it looks pretty great. No wire sleeping yet though.

But funny thing is when I overclocked to 4.1ghz, I saw a jump to 45c at idle, but now with the wire tuck, it's back to 35-38c which is amazing considering all I did was move wires, but that's the great think about aerodynamics haha.

Will post some pics of the tuck when I can. My birthday is coming up and so is Christmas, so I'm hoping that I can get my hands on a corsair 600t case, and rreally make this baby shine.

Sent from my iPad 2.
The Rainmaker
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 Gigabyte 990X-UD3 EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB Gskill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB, 1TB, 640Gb Lite-on DVD-RW, iHAS Lite-on CoolIT water cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 22" Logitech Wireless Corsair 600w Coolermaster Elite 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Wireless $2 special 
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The Rainmaker
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 Gigabyte 990X-UD3 EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB Gskill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB, 1TB, 640Gb Lite-on DVD-RW, iHAS Lite-on CoolIT water cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 22" Logitech Wireless Corsair 600w Coolermaster Elite 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Wireless $2 special 
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