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Lancelot Gaming Rig Build #DONE# *Not 56k friendly; Sorry*

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LANCELOT

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ORIGINAL POST

Case: Lian Li A70 - $239.99
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage Formula/Open Box - $289.99/$205.50
Processor: Intel Q9550 - $329.99
Memory: G.Skill 2x2GB - $109.99
Video Card: Sapphire 4870X2 - $559.99
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar D2 - $179.99
Hard Drive #1: WD VelociRaptor 150GB - $189.99
Hard Drive #2: WD Caviar Black 1TB - SALVAGE
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-203B - SALVAGE
Power Supply: Corsair 1000HX - $259.99
Operating System: Vista-64 Ultimate - $179.99
Monitor: Samsung 2253BW - $279.99
Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 - $302.99
Heatsink: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 - $34.99
Miscellaneous: Retention Bracket - $6.99

The plan is to have all the parts by early-mid November. The motherboard, processor and memory will in the last order. From what I've read, Nehalem will be released in October so this gives me an opportunity to switch to Nehalem if it turns out to be worth it.

Lancelot will become my primary computer once completed. Afterwards, I'll finish upgrading my current rig, Dinadan, and build another computer, Gawain, for my sister.

I'll be placing my first order for the monitor, speakers and possibly HDD this Wednesday.

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ACTUAL COSTS AND ORDER LOG

The budget I've set aside for this is $3200. Based on the original post, this will cost me $2964.87 before shipping, taxes and any rebates. If you exclude the monitor and speakers, the actual system is only about $2400.

Order #1
Speakers: Logitech Z-5500
Order #1 Total: $256.85 after shipping & taxes from Buy; $216.85 after $40 rebate

Order #2
Monitor: Samsung 2253BW
Order #2 Total: $311.28 after shipping & taxes from Newegg; $291.28 after $20 rebate

Order #3
Case: Lian Li A70
Misc #1: Side Window Panel (not in original post)
Misc #2: 15'' CCFL (not in original post)
Order #3 Total: $322.46 after shipping & taxes from Performance-PCs

Order #4
Video Card: Sapphire 4870X2
Order #4 Total: $592.70 after shipping & taxes from eBay (mwave); $433.70 after Live 30% Cashback ($159.00)

Order #5
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Retail
Order #5 Total: $208.19 after shipping and taxes from eBay (NuclearCrap); $146.39 after Live 30% Cashback ($61.80)

Order #6
Power Supply: Corsair 1000HX
Order #6 Total: $254.37 after shipping and taxes from eBay (ANTOnline); $182.73 after Live 30% Cashback ($71.64)

Order #7
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar D2
Order #7 Total: $196.48 after shipping and taxes from eBay (EastLuna); $143.98 after Live 30% Cashback ($52.50)

Order #8
Misc #3: 4x Scythe S-FLEX SFF21G Fans (not in original post)
Misc #4: Scythe Kaze Master Fan Controller (not in original post)
Misc #5: 2x Aluminum Fan Filters (not in original post)
Order #8 Total: $118.71 after taxes and shipping from Petra's Tech Shop

Order #9
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage Formula
Processor: Intel Q9550
Memory: 2x2GB G.Skill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
Hard Drive: Western Digital 150GB Velociraptor
Heatsink: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 + Retention Bracket
Misc #6: 2x Arctic Cooling MX-2 (not in original post)
Misc #7: Belkin Surge Protector (not in original post)
Order #9 Total: $1081.17 after taxes and shipping from NewEgg

Total Thus Far Before Rebates and Other Special Offers: $3342.21
Total Thus Far After Rebates and Other Special Offers: $2937.27

California's tax rate is such a *****.

ETA Completion: November 9th, 2008 November 15, 2008

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PICTURES!!!

Pics and more pics. NOT 56K FRIENDLY. I moved the pictures to one of my posts on the second page to cut down on the clutter in the opening post. I'll add more as I go along with the build.

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OVERCLOCKING AND BENCHMARKS

As of 11/28, I'm 3.93GHz stable. I'm still going for 4.0GHz. Stay tuned.

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Edited by stn0092 - 11/28/08 at 2:12am
LancelotX79
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Looks like a fine rig. I should have my 4870x2's by Wed. Can't wait.
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The Samsung 2253BW and Z-5500's have been ordered from NewEgg and Buy, respectively, this morning.

Buuuuuuuuut...Buy canceled my order for the speakers, reason being that my Paypal account is not verified when it in fact is verified with both a bank account and credit card.
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2x 128 GB Samsung 830 2x 1 TB WD Black, 1 TB WD Green Samsung Writemaster DVD Corsair H80, 2x GT AP-15 
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Windows 7 Professional x64 Yamakasi Q271 (2560x1440) Samsung 2493HM (1920x1200) Ducky Shine 3 YOTS Black 
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2x 128 GB Samsung 830 2x 1 TB WD Black, 1 TB WD Green Samsung Writemaster DVD Corsair H80, 2x GT AP-15 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 Yamakasi Q271 (2560x1440) Samsung 2493HM (1920x1200) Ducky Shine 3 YOTS Black 
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dont buy open box mobo plz
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I'd skimp out on that case and get an antec 1200 instead. If you really want lian li, i've got a nice rocketfish that im trying to get rid of for cheap
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+rep

this is the first time where i agree with everything i a build! this is gr8!

just make sure u get some thermal paste. i suggest mx-2, its supposed to be the best
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this is the first time where i agree with everything i a build! this is gr8!

just make sure u get some thermal paste. i suggest mx-2, its supposed to be the best
Glad you like it. How does MX-2 compare to AS5?

EDIT: After calculating taxes and shipping for each order, I'm over my $3200 budget by $0.49 before rebates, which knock off about $80.
Edited by stn0092 - 9/12/08 at 1:48am
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2x 128 GB Samsung 830 2x 1 TB WD Black, 1 TB WD Green Samsung Writemaster DVD Corsair H80, 2x GT AP-15 
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2x 128 GB Samsung 830 2x 1 TB WD Black, 1 TB WD Green Samsung Writemaster DVD Corsair H80, 2x GT AP-15 
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Windows 7 Professional x64 Yamakasi Q271 (2560x1440) Samsung 2493HM (1920x1200) Ducky Shine 3 YOTS Black 
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My monitor arrived today. I'll post pics later once I finish calibrating it. Overlock.net looks a lot bluer than usual.
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2x 128 GB Samsung 830 2x 1 TB WD Black, 1 TB WD Green Samsung Writemaster DVD Corsair H80, 2x GT AP-15 
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Windows 7 Professional x64 Yamakasi Q271 (2560x1440) Samsung 2493HM (1920x1200) Ducky Shine 3 YOTS Black 
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2x 128 GB Samsung 830 2x 1 TB WD Black, 1 TB WD Green Samsung Writemaster DVD Corsair H80, 2x GT AP-15 
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Windows 7 Professional x64 Yamakasi Q271 (2560x1440) Samsung 2493HM (1920x1200) Ducky Shine 3 YOTS Black 
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hey if u need a great case i have 2 rocket fishes for sale.
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New subwoofer next to the old subwoofer...





Edited by stn0092 - 9/15/08 at 4:58pm
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2x 128 GB Samsung 830 2x 1 TB WD Black, 1 TB WD Green Samsung Writemaster DVD Corsair H80, 2x GT AP-15 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 Yamakasi Q271 (2560x1440) Samsung 2493HM (1920x1200) Ducky Shine 3 YOTS Black 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 128 GB Samsung 830 2x 1 TB WD Black, 1 TB WD Green Samsung Writemaster DVD Corsair H80, 2x GT AP-15 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 Yamakasi Q271 (2560x1440) Samsung 2493HM (1920x1200) Ducky Shine 3 YOTS Black 
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