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post #11 of 30
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Added 3 new pictures - old vs new build biggrin.gif
post #12 of 30
Looks great!

Might want to sell your old PC so you can pick up some games from the Steam sale, plenty of crazy deals to come! thumb.gif
post #13 of 30
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Looks great!
Might want to sell your old PC so you can pick up some games from the Steam sale, plenty of crazy deals to come! thumb.gif

hehe!
I don't even know what I could get for it...maybe £100? without shipping? Wouldn't even be worth the hassle to be honest.

I'm keeping the old PC, and giving it to my mum - my old PC actually runs really well OC'ed...she just has to get off her OLD PC and get unto my old one...she's refusing to change PC's at the moment haha
post #14 of 30
Very cool build, dude. And great pictures. thumb.gif I just haven't gotten the b*lls to go with the watercooling yet (212+ instead), but otherwise I just did a very similar build and came from a fairly similar old computer....

Old: E8400 @ 3.8GHz with 4GB RAM on an EVGA nforce 680 SLI board. Had a 8800GT and 2x500 7200 in RAID-0 in a Liu aluminum case and fairly cheap 600Watt PS. My wiring was somewhat better, but not a lot.

New: i7-3770K currently unstable at 4.5Ghhz (working upwards from 1.248V) with Corsair 16GB 1600 RAM on a SaberTooth Z77. Got an EVGA OC GTX660 and a Corsair ForceGT 256GB SSD. Went with Corsair's TX750M power supply and same Fractal case you're using. Was going to use the 2x500GB drives for storage but came across 2x600 WD Veleoraptor's for $89/ea. Like you that set off a round of upgrading other computers around - wife got most of the my old one and the media center pc got the HDs and the 7200 drives.

BTW, are you able to use the onboard GPU to run Quick Sync capable software etc.? I fell back to the old bios to get the overclock running right and don't know if the onboard stuff is gonna work.
Edited by BillLee3 - 1/8/13 at 7:00pm
post #15 of 30
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Very cool build, dude. And great pictures. thumb.gif I just haven't gotten the b*lls to go with the watercooling yet (212+ instead), but otherwise I just did a very similar build and came from a fairly similar old computer....
Old: E8400 @ 3.8GHz with 4GB RAM on an EVGA nforce 680 SLI board. Had a 8800GT and 2x500 7200 in RAID-0 in a Liu aluminum case and fairly cheap 600Watt PS. My wiring was somewhat better, but not a lot.
New: i7-3770K currently unstable at 4.5Ghhz (working upwards from 1.248V) with Corsair 16GB 1600 RAM on a SaberTooth Z77. Got an EVGA OC GTX660 and a Corsair ForceGT 256GB SSD. Went with Corsair's TX750M power supply and same Fractal case you're using. Was going to use the 2x500GB drives for storage but came across 2x600 WD Veleoraptor's for $89/ea. Like you that set off a round of upgrading other computers around - wife got most of the my old one and the media center pc got the HDs and the 7200 drives.
BTW, are you able to use the onboard GPU to run Quick Sync capable software etc.? I fell back to the old bios to get the overclock running right and don't know if the onboard stuff is gonna work.

Thanks mate!

As for in-board GPU -> I had it disabled pretty much from the get-go
post #16 of 30
Will try to let you know if I get that part working. I certainly don't intend to use the onboard graphics for actual graphics, but if the Lucid VirtuaMVP stuff works and will massively accelerate video format conversion at acceptable qualities I'd certainly take it as a built in feature.....
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Will try to let you know if I get that part working. I certainly don't intend to use the onboard graphics for actual graphics, but if the Lucid VirtuaMVP stuff works and will massively accelerate video format conversion at acceptable qualities I'd certainly take it as a built in feature.....

I actually found virtu to screw up so many things in BF3, that I got rid of it.
As for format conversion etc...well my GTX660ti PE OC is there for a reason. The Virtu software doesn't help me, and even if it does, its so negligible.
post #18 of 30
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I'm thinking of re-doing the thermal paste on the processor- what's people's opinions?

I didn't actually apply any paste on the processor, as the antec 920 had some on it - however after looking at the picture, I realise that the thermal paste wasn't applied evenly - thus maybe if I apply some of my 2yr old artic mx2 - I should be able to get some better temps right?
post #19 of 30
Good to know. Thanks.

As stated, I've got the 660 rather than the TI so I can use that, but I had read that the Virtua MVP stuff is still faster for conversion - Although, you do have to use one of very few compatible software. But, while I don't have BF3 yet, now that I have the computer to run it I've got it on the list so if MVP screws it up then it'll be MVP that has to to go.....

Good luck on your thermal paste. I redid mine but also reoriented fan direction at same time. Between the two I dropped 4-6°C under Prime95.
post #20 of 30
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Good to know. Thanks.

As stated, I've got the 660 rather than the TI so I can use that, but I had read that the Virtua MVP stuff is still faster for conversion - Although, you do have to use one of very few compatible software. But, while I don't have BF3 yet, now that I have the computer to run it I've got it on the list so if MVP screws it up then it'll be MVP that has to to go.....

Good luck on your thermal paste. I redid mine but also reoriented fan direction at same time. Between the two I dropped 4-6°C under Prime95.

Well you should see the best results for you smile.gif!
As for thermal paste - cheers, I'll definitely do it, although I'm not too sure, how or if I should remove the one that is on the antec already.
As the 920's cooler comes with a thermal paste pre-added on (you can see where it lands on the pictures) - I'm thinking a mini rub down (no alcholo or anything) and then applying the new one - simply because as the cooler has thermal paste already on it, if I were to remove the one on the CPU, it would basically be a waste of time and effort, as after I put back the cooler, the same thermal paste will be going over my own-put down thermal paste....

Hopefully that makes sense! lol

Also the thermal paste I'll be using is the arctic MX-2 that I have lying around, and has been here for the last 2 years.
Shouldn't be a problem right?
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