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Well after almost a week of watching my new system just sitting there waiting for an OS, I'm thinking about going with XP Pro for now, I'll get another 2GB's of RAM when I upgrade later, and that way they can get the SP1 released for Vista Ultimate, I can always back up my system on an external hard drive or something and reload everything back on after installing Vista Ultimate. I'm just so anxious to boot up my new rig for the first time LOL. Should I stick with getting Vista? or go with XP Pro for now and upgrade later when needed?
    
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post #32 of 57
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UPDATE: Waiting on the Floppy Drive to arrive, so I can install my RAID drivers. Probably the only thing I'll be using it for, but oh well. Might come in handy sometime, so it should be here on Monday I think. Once I get the OS installed, I can check out the BIOS, look up the OC results on the E6600 and Ballistix DDR2 800, like voltage and stuff like that. Don't want to fry my stuff first time OC'ing.

But I did check out the BIOS though and look around, case temp is ~33C and CPU temp is ~30-31C, not sure what the ambient temp for the room is but it's probably somewhere between 65-75F, getting air con on friday to keep the room temp ~60-65F for better temps hopefully.

As soon as I get the OS installed I'll install CPUz, Prime, and Orthos. Any other programs I'll need? I also have some pics I still need to upload of the build, didn't take any during build, due to taking my time to make sure it's done correctly, too focused on the build and not taking pics. sorry guys! lol i'll be posting the pics today.
    
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post #33 of 57
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Ok got the floppy installed yesterday, copied the RAID drivers from the mobo drivers disk to the floppy the way it said to do it. Went to install during OS setup, kept gett iaStor.sys errors. Downloaded updated drivers, or so I thought, from the GIGABYTE website, thought it was working til it BSOD'd on me. I haven't touched any settings as far as OC'ing goes, want to make sure I can get the OS on the computer with the programs I need on it first.
I was using XP Home, just cause I've watched my new computer sit there for a couple weeks now and can't use it. But mcclellanfsu, told be about Vista Ultimate being $199.99, the system builders version, on www.newegg.com. So I'm going get Vista Ultimate on friday and not even worry about the floppy disk situation.
Also since this week I'll be buying Vist Ultimate and Guild Wars: Factions, that means that next week I'll be buying my XtremeGamer sound card, couldn't find the XtremeMusic, and my 7.1 surround sound to go with it! Then after another student loan payment I can finally save up for that 8800 GTX 768MB card!!!
    
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post #34 of 57
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PICTURES! Finally got them uploaded. Here it is, my first actual build.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...7/21bdee0e.jpg

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May be doing some case modding to add more 120mm Case fans. Will be up and running next week once I get Vista Ultimate. Stupid XP won't let me load the RAID drivers.
    
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post #35 of 57
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Vista Ultimate will be here on Wednesday, not sure when I'm gonna do the mods for the case yet, need to buy some hot glue..Walmart sell it? I'm sure they do, I'll have to look. Also looking into some good cable management for the OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU in the Antec 900 case. Anyone know a good thread for cable management with an Antec Case, I want to find a couple different ideas and see which one best works for me.
    
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post #36 of 57
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Just ordered my sound card, I went with Creative SoundBlaster Audigy SE 7.1 due to X-Fi cards still having problems in Vista. Will be ordering my 7.1 Logitech Surround Sound System on Friday, the Z-5500 model
    
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post #37 of 57
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Ok, got Vista in today! Woot! Got it installed, like a dream. Working on getting my programs off my old pc and on my new one. Will be installing the sound card as soon as it arrives. Will also be modding the case cover to hold 3x120mm fans, intake, also installing another 120mm on the inside of one of the hard drive cradles. For a total of 9x120mm Fans and 1x 200mm Fan Surround sound is gonna wait alittle bit, gonna save up for the 8800GTX 768MB GPU first! Then worry about surround sound. Then on to 2GB of Crucial Ballistix more than I have now, 4GB should run quite nicely in Vista 64-Bit. Will post pics of case modding!
    
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Looking good. Can't wait to see better pictures when you get started on the case mods.
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post #39 of 57
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Got the case mod about half done, due to cable management and leaving room for my GPU, I found that I wouldn't be able to mod 3x 120mm Case fans on the inside of the cover. So...I'm thinking about just modding 1x 120mm on the outside of the case blowing in, for intake over the PCI and PCI-E slots. I have a few pics of hot glueing the mesh to the cover, it wasn't too bad actually, I was glad with the results. Also replaced the flat IDE cable for the DVD Burner with a round one to match the floppy drive's round IDE cable. Will have some pics up probably tomorrow of what I've done so far. New digital camera will be purchased on friday So I'll have better pics of the rig next week.
    
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Ok, I decided to wait on the digi cam, and go for more RAM Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) just like the ones already installed Having Vist Ulti I can actually use it!

Also getting Guild Wars: Nightfall and Eye of the North today, other wise I would have got the digi cam. Not to mention a new Radar Detector, due to mine being stolen.
    
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