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ORDERED!biggrin.gif
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Edited by jesusboots - 2/8/12 at 6:50am
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Little bit of an update,

I chose not to wait around until I had the water cooling parts order, and I was hoping the noise from having the video card out in the open would help to get the girl to allow me to order the parts earlier:p
Which kind of backfired on me, seeing as the cpu is running around 15 degrees cooler under full load, and the video card around 10 degrees cooler while in game, so everything seems quieter.
HAHA
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I like how it looks so far. Im still in the middle of a debate with myself whether to stain the wood to a darker color, or maybe an actual color opposed to just natural wood color.

Any suggestions gladly accepted.biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 26
I cringed a bit when I saw you used a angle grinder to do your wood cutting, but I like how it turned out.

I'd definitely stain the wood. I have a preference for stains that have a dark red hue to them.
post #14 of 26
I vote stain the wood a darker color and paint the hard drive bay to match the motherboard tray.
post #15 of 26
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Got a chance to order the list of cooling parts that you see at the top of the list up there. So a little later today I am going to take apart the bench, paint the hd bay, and stain the whole bench a reddish color.

SO DAMN EXCITED.

While I'm at it, I have to get my hands on my girls 2500k, which will do 5.2ghz on air, and shes already gave me permission to slip it out for my 4.5 2500k thumb.gif
Edited by jesusboots - 2/8/12 at 6:52am
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post #16 of 26
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So it begins.

I'm starting at 5ghz on air, and going to do a 12hr run, and then upping it to 5.1 and 5.2. At this point, its going to be a matter of temperature before I get my goodies in the mail. wink.gif
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I finished the staining and repainting everything else on the build also, which is coming up next post.
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post #17 of 26
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First picture is with things already reassembled. If you have a desire to see the process I have no problem editing the post and putting them in, I just figured that people would be more interested in the final product over the process.
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This next one is with all the hardware installed onto the bench, about to be plugged in.
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This one here is of the computer that I got the 2500k out of. Sorry it was blurry, I was in the middle of of cleaning out all of her fans and filters and decided to take a picture right in the middle so I didnt think to check the picture after it was taken.
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You get the idea.

Unless anyone has any questions. Ill only be editing the post above this one with updates as I crank this cpu higher until I get my parts in the mail.

Any suggestions gladly accepted biggrin.gif
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Small, Depressing, Update.

So I killed my motherboard and ram in one shot. And the bad part is, it happened after I was done testing super high oc speeds, and had taken it back to 4.2 with speed step on, at stock voltages:eh-smiley

Mailed out my ram for rma today, and replaced the mobo, and got a pair of memory dimms to hold me over until I get me other memory back.

First motherboard was a asus p68z68 pro-m. which kept defaulting back to ahci, no matter what I tried. So I switched that out for an asus p8z68-vlx. which seems to be working well, aside from the fact that this kingston hyperx 2x4gb c9 1600 which will not run with both dimms in no matter what config I set them in. So I am just going to end up taking these back tomorrow and getting corsair memory again and am strongly leaning towards buying a psu while I'm at it, as this one is nearing the three year mark, and was planning on getting a new one shortly after setting up the wc loop

This build is turning out to be much trouble. mad.gif Which seems to me like it is going to end in an entirely new build outside of hdd's

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update. Went and got a sparkle(great wall) 1000w modular, and traded out the hyperx for 1.5v c9 corsair 2x2kit and I'm still having issues with getting them to run together. So, with that being said, the only thing left on this build that Is old is the processor and the hdd. So in another hour or so Ill be taking this cpu back, and getting a new one. Hope it oc's half as well as this one did. cryingsmiley.gif
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4 motherboards, 3 ram sets, 2 processors, and 1 brand new psu later.

And I am back and up and running. biggrin.gif
I was so close to just selling off the entire computer and quiting life altogether:p
I'm sure many many many of you have been through what I just went through for the last few days. IT IS AWEFUL.
So this computer needs some updates, I now have a asrock p67 extreme4 gen3 mobo, another 2500k (which I have not begun to oc, so Im not sure how well its going to oc), 2x2gb corsair c9 1.5v (which will be 4x2gb c9 1.5v after rma goes through) 2x320gb wdblue raid 0, 1 2tb seagate 5400rpm storage drive, sparkle (great wall) 1000w modular psu.

So hopefully everything goes according to plan and my cooling parts come in on monday and I can get this thing underwater and patiently wait for keplar to be released thumb.gif
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Picture of build as it currently sits. I am no considering staining the wood purple, to go with the psu, and the motherboard just so happens to match the color I painted the metal parts aside from the black. And by a strange coincidence all the caps on this new mobo happen to have a gold tint, which should match my gold plated cpu block nicely. biggrin.gif
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What do you guys think of a purple tint to the wood, considering my mobo no longer matches the wood?
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