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My build is FINALLY finished! What do you think?

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Well after a long road of trying to build a nice RELIABLE workstation/gaming rig, I finally have found a combination that works. At one point, I was running a 780i/SLi/H2O rig but my Nvidia days ended when I sat down to finish a client's photos (I do freelance photography) and the 780i never turned on ever again. I won't get into the details but this was not my first dead Nvidia board...by far. That day I decided I was going to simplify things in the name of reliability. Here's aht I came up with (check sig for specs...I did add a second WD500GB yesterday however):

Removable motherboard tray + Tuniq = sheer happiness



At the end of the day, the Stacker 832 is sturdy, has plenty of room, and cools well.



Wire management isn't in the same league as some of your rigs but with nothing tucked under the motherboard, I can so maintainence fast and easy. Notice my new love interest, the 3870x2...
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Good Stuff - I like it, nice choice of parts and love the 3870X2!!!!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SpinpointF1 1TB, 2x250GB WD VelociRaptor Raid0,... Asus LightScribe DVD-RW Corsair H70 + 2x Akasa Apache 120mm in Push Pul... Win 7 Home Prem x64 + RedHat Linux Dual Boot 
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AOC 32" FULL HD LCD Logitech G15 mk2 OCZ ModXtreme 700w 80+ Silver Modular CM Storm Sniper - Tinted Panal 
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"Beautiful! It's a work of art, man."

"CHEERS! Enjoy!"

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Look at my Tracers. The ones in slots 2 and 4 are from a little while back and I just added the ones in slots 1 and 3 when I went x64. What's the deal? Did Crucial change up their memory?
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Looks like they slightly changed their heat spreader design. If you are referring to the metal clips on the tops of them.
    
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I thought I read somewhere that Crucial stopped using the same grade Micron chips that they had been using. I honestly only glanced at it. Anyone confirm/deny it?
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Lookin' good.
Sorry bout your 780i, it happens I guess. Did you RMA it?
(nice Avatar btw)
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Seagate 500GB 7200.11 + Seagate Barracuda 250GB Samsung SHS203B Win 7 Samsung 22Inch 226BW 
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Thanks for the replies!

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Originally Posted by Truambitionz View Post
Lookin' good.
Sorry bout your 780i, it happens I guess. Did you RMA it?
(nice Avatar btw)
Thanks. I bought it locally during a sale. I wasn't able to exchange for another model so I bought the Abit for myself and sold the 780i to a friend. I told him what happened and he didn't seem to mind. He was able to register for eVGA's warranty so we both walked away happy. I honestly was really excited when I got the 780i even having been down a rough road with the 680i. Looking back, I think I just had a fluke but I need as close to 100% as possible and wasn't willing to chance it again.
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Hey guys, i am really new to ocing and building and i want to build a comp that allows me to watch high qual movies and games so i wanted to kno wat good sound and graphics cards to use and also a suggestion on mobos would be good.

thanks azrael
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Being new here myself, you may want to ask your question in its own thread, otherwise you are a "hijacker."
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