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Well all I have to do now is get the money in the bank and place my order saturday

Here it is as follows:

Amd Opteron 165 1.8ghz

http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...ct_Code=120339 ORDERED!!!!

Thermaltake Big Typhoon CL-P0114

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061 ORDERED!!!

Thermaltake HR-03 VGA Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109134 ORDERED!!!!

Thermaltake 120mm Blue led (93.7cfm max BT replacement) and 90mm Blue Led (78.7 cfm max HR-03 Fan) Not sure if I need adapter....

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/2005/d.../bluesmart.htmORDERED!!!!

Case Mod added

DIY Plexiglass window with custom 120mm grill (pics of completion will be in gallery)

http://www.crazypc.com/products/CPC8021.htmlORDERED!!!

Attachment 33969

I'm no artist but ya get the idea

Grand total minus Plexiglass and molding : $298.37 incl ship


I CAN NOT WAIT to see what this setup can do :

Thanks again for all the help

Shaggyt

Many,Many pics and benches to follow
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Looks Good.. Are your fingers tired yet?Here is a good place to check your steppings at..AMDGeeks.net - your amd overclock source
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Thanks added that to my favs for when it gets here

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Thanks added that to my favs for when it gets here

Shaggyt
Your Welcome...It's a great data base........
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Everything ordered now to wait.... wait...wait....wait...

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Well... its not going so good. Monarch botched my order and its about a week out still... The coolers are really screwed...someone is lying, it was "supposedly" delivered to the leasing office at my complex BUT they say they signed for no packages :swearing: Don't knwo what I'm going to do yet but UPS system says she signed for it so she has til tomorrow to come up with it. That will mean I have to file a claim and there is no telling how long that is going to take.... (anyone who has dealt with newegg's claim service please post your knowledge) But on a good note the package from crazy pc arrived with my 92mm fan and the grill for the case mod

Attachment 34241

Keeping fingers crossed on the cpu and maybe the other package turning up

Shaggyt
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post #7 of 12
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Well they found my package so here there are in all their beauty (sooo shiny)

Attachment 34562

Attachment 34563

Attachment 34561

Now all I need is my chip

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Looking good, now get that BT lapped for better temp reductions
    
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post #9 of 12
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Ill have to get with you guys bout that whenever Monarch finally decides to get more chips in stock....still hasnt shipped and order was placed 10-28 Im so pist...all they have done in return for botching order in first place was express overnight...but that still doesnt help since CS said they are still in customs....blah blah blah....This worries me about the stepping i may get too with this late a shipment could the best i can hope for is a 0617??? I hope I dont get one of the "others" Anyways Im debating the installation of card cooler whether i would get better results straddling card or on top and if on top will it fit next to the BT...still have the case mod to do also and Ive decided to take extra drive bay and move fan controls there.... I want my chip soooooooooooo bad lol They look so pretty in the package but I want that stuff in my rig now LMAO.... anyways thats my rant for the day about this upgrade

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post #10 of 12
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Well I got tired of waiting for my chip and have installed the BT.... it is friggin amazing!!!! At full load the cpu is only 3*c over the ambient air temp in room...at idle 5*c less than ambient....Also I had more clearance than I thought I would have and only had to do a minor case mod so I could reinstall case side..basically the removal of the direct cpu port tube that was on case side. I am VERY VERY happy with the performance of this cooler and can't wait to see how it does with the Opty...will post pics this afternoon

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