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Feltadox's 1337 Build Log - LianLiV2000, E8400, Maxmimus Formula.

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I call it the "aka-kaji bo-ru", means - "Red fire ball" in Japanese.
Well, here goes:

Firstly, Special thanks to:

Ravin
For helping me choose my RAM and clearing up many misc issues.

marcus000
For his great builds, introducing me to the V2000, and help during the stripping of the case.

TheNix
For his great Asus Maximus Information and Help area thread.

linskingdom
For his great The Intel Penryn (45nm) Information and Discussion Thread

Rev1
For his info and help with the Maximus Formula.
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Some pics of my final setup:



Current Setup:



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The Parts:
Motherboard: Asus Maximus Formula, Bios:0602
Processor: E8400, FPO:Q809A192
Processor Cooler: Zalman CNPS 9500
RAM: 2x1GB, DDR2 800, OCZ Titanium @ 5-5-5-15
Case: Lian Li V2000, Painted Black.
HDD: 500GB Seagate 7200.11, 500GB WD Caviar SE16, 80GB WD Caviar SE
Optical Drives: Lite-On DVD-RW, Lite-on DVD combo.

Future Upgrades:
This build is far from done, some future upgrades:
1) Cut up some holes next to the motherboard for better wire management.
2) Get longer SATA/IDE cables for better wire management.
3) Cable sleeves.
4) Window on the side panel
5) Light it up like a night club, well not multicolored, going to go with a UV and Red theme.

6) Water cooling setup, when I get the money.
7) Make a wood box/stand under the case, to house the radiators, kinda like that build log called "My Armor's throne"
8) Upgrade to the Q9450 after the Nahalem's are out, or whatever 45nm Quad is out by then.
9) Getting the HD 4850 soon.
10) New PSU, since I blew my sig one, currently using my old Rosewill 550W.
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The Pictures:

Case:





Motherboard, Processor and RAM:


Initial Testing:
This is the first boot, using an Nvidia 6600 VGA card, which was busted.





Edited by feltadox1337 - 9/24/10 at 5:39am
Red Fireball
(13 items)
 
Asus G55
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Maximus Formula HD4890 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB(7200.12)+ 2 x 1TB(7200.12) LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Dell E228WFP 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
fUNC Industries Surface 1030 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveHard Drive
i7 3630QM Nvidia GTX660M 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 500GB Hitachi 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 1080P Matte  
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Asus G55
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Maximus Formula HD4890 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB(7200.12)+ 2 x 1TB(7200.12) LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Dell E228WFP 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
fUNC Industries Surface 1030 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveHard Drive
i7 3630QM Nvidia GTX660M 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 500GB Hitachi 
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post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 
Second Testing, with a working Nvidia 7300:





Motherboard, Landing Strip:


First Boot:

Edited by feltadox1337 - 6/29/08 at 3:57am
Red Fireball
(13 items)
 
Asus G55
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Maximus Formula HD4890 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB(7200.12)+ 2 x 1TB(7200.12) LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Dell E228WFP 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
fUNC Industries Surface 1030 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveHard Drive
i7 3630QM Nvidia GTX660M 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 500GB Hitachi 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 1080P Matte  
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Red Fireball
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Asus G55
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Maximus Formula HD4890 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB(7200.12)+ 2 x 1TB(7200.12) LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Dell E228WFP 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
fUNC Industries Surface 1030 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveHard Drive
i7 3630QM Nvidia GTX660M 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 500GB Hitachi 
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post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
The case, Painted and in its full glory:









Attempting to heat up the Northbridge and Southbridge, so as to replace the stock TIM. This was a failure, I will reattempt when I have a blow drier.




The finished product:

Back and the reverse side:




The silicon/copper/aluminum canyon:







The front:


Wiring:






First real boot:



Since the PSU was up side down and its fan was blocked, I installed a fan before it to cool it, put up a piece of card-board later to male it upright.


Comparing my old case to the V2000




THE END, for now!

Edited by feltadox1337 - 9/24/10 at 5:37am
Red Fireball
(13 items)
 
Asus G55
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Maximus Formula HD4890 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB(7200.12)+ 2 x 1TB(7200.12) LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Dell E228WFP 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
fUNC Industries Surface 1030 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveHard Drive
i7 3630QM Nvidia GTX660M 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 500GB Hitachi 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 1080P Matte  
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Asus G55
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Maximus Formula HD4890 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB(7200.12)+ 2 x 1TB(7200.12) LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Dell E228WFP 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
fUNC Industries Surface 1030 
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i7 3630QM Nvidia GTX660M 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 500GB Hitachi 
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post #4 of 15
Great build log...congrats
post #5 of 15
Nice rig you have there!
My System
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Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.2GHz Asus Maximus Gene V Asus DirectCU II 290x Corsair Platinum 2x8Gb 1600MHz 
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post #6 of 15
nice rig, that case is mahussive!
post #7 of 15
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Great build log...congrats
Quote:
Nice rig you have there!
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nice rig, that case is mahussive!
Thanks! Yeah, the case is huge, and I used to think my old one was big!
Red Fireball
(13 items)
 
Asus G55
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Maximus Formula HD4890 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB(7200.12)+ 2 x 1TB(7200.12) LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Dell E228WFP 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
fUNC Industries Surface 1030 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveHard Drive
i7 3630QM Nvidia GTX660M 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 500GB Hitachi 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 1080P Matte  
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Asus G55
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Maximus Formula HD4890 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB(7200.12)+ 2 x 1TB(7200.12) LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Dell E228WFP 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
fUNC Industries Surface 1030 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveHard Drive
i7 3630QM Nvidia GTX660M 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 500GB Hitachi 
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post #8 of 15
Maximus overvolts RAM. Double check your actual RAM volts via a tool like Asus PC Probe or Everest to make sure your in spec with your kit voltage ratings.

I went through three sets of high dollar Mushkin before I realized what was going on.

If I set my volts to 2.34 in Maximus bios, the actual volts as read from XP will be something insane like 2.50!

I still don't know why Asus implemented that feature.

...

Otherwise. Nice rig.


    
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6700K @ 4.7ghz Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Seahawk X 1080 ti 16gb Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 3200mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2TB Samsung Evo 950 LG Blu Ray / DVD  H115i Win 7 
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post #9 of 15
nice rig! especially like the case. I like lianLi cases, although i have yet to own one

next case i get shall be a massive one like yours, i like alot of space and i have alot of space to put a case in. My Antec P180 feels too small.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Maximus overvolts RAM. Double check your actual RAM volts via a tool like Asus PC Probe or Everest to make sure your in spec with your kit voltage ratings.

I went through three sets of high dollar Mushkin before I realized what was going on.

If I set my volts to 2.34 in Maximus bios, the actual volts as read from XP will be something insane like 2.50!

I still don't know why Asus implemented that feature.

Otherwise. Nice rig.
Thanks. Yeah, I know about the overvolting, the Maximus overvolts the RAM by like 0.14V. Everything is at stock now, want to replace the chipset's stock TIM before I OC and also want to lap the processor and heatplate, since theres like a 5C difference b/w my 2 cores. See the 'Maximus Info and Help Area' thread, page 32. I dont think ASUS intended to implemented the overvolting, its probably just something that happens and they couldn't figure it out, kinda like a lot of things in Windows... XD!

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nice rig! especially like the case. I like lianLi cases, although i have yet to own one

next case i get shall be a massive one like yours, i like alot of space and i have alot of space to put a case in. My Antec P180 feels too small.
My old mid-tower used to be huge.. its a Chinese Chieftec/Chenming rip-off, had very nice features and was, like I said huge... I keep wondering what I would have though if I'd seen the V2000 back then.
Once you go Lian Li, you cant go back. there's just too much to say about the case to type down, I was a bit skeptic at first about the huge case, I actually re arranged my whole room to fit in the case, I couldn't put it up on the desk, and now most of my posters are gone...
Red Fireball
(13 items)
 
Asus G55
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Maximus Formula HD4890 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB(7200.12)+ 2 x 1TB(7200.12) LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Dell E228WFP 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
fUNC Industries Surface 1030 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveHard Drive
i7 3630QM Nvidia GTX660M 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 500GB Hitachi 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 1080P Matte  
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Red Fireball
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Asus G55
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 ASUS Maximus Formula HD4890 2GB (2x1GB) OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB(7200.12)+ 2 x 1TB(7200.12) LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Dell E228WFP 22" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
fUNC Industries Surface 1030 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveHard Drive
i7 3630QM Nvidia GTX660M 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 500GB Hitachi 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 1080P Matte  
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