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My family is strange in that we prefer to open our Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve. Well one of my gifts was a $100 American Express Gift Card which I took to Micro Center and took the plunge to Core i7. Micro Center had a great deal on the Core i7 CPU only charging $269.99 and the mobo was only $299.99, though Newegg had much better deals on Tri-Channel DDR3 memory.

What I bought at Micro Center:
- Core i7 920
- Asus P6T Deluxe


What I bought at Newegg:
- 6GB OCZ DDR3 1600 8-8-8-24 timings

I also wanted a decent air cooler to overclock with so I went with the new TRUE Socket 1366 cooler from Frozencpu.

Unfortunately I have to wait until the RAM and TRUE arrive either Friday or Monday before I can do the build. But, I'm excited about doing this, this is the first build in a while that I'm not using a mobo from EVGA.
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looks kick ass. good luck
i need a couple of upgrades too (3850, 8450, 2x2GB and ditch my 4x1GB)
     
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So you used a $100 Gift Card to justify a $800 upgrade?

I like the way you think.
    
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by venom55520 View Post
looks kick ass. good luck
i need a couple of upgrades too (3850, 8450, 2x2GB and ditch my 4x1GB)
Thanks, even though I didn't need to do the upgrade I had the itch to do so.

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So you used a $100 Gift Card to justify a $800 upgrade?

I like the way you think.
Thanks I thought of the $100 Gift Card as $100 discount.

I'll update this thread once my build is complete. I'll post pics and benchies.
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Well I got the new build running today and this Asus board is a lot different than the old EVGA 780i I was using before this. The overclocking and BIOS are very different, so far I only have the CPU OC'd to 3.34ghz, but I'll play more with it once I get used to it.

The good
- Running stable so far.
- i7 does infact seem snappier then my Q9450 setup even when running at a slightly lower clock speed.

The not so good
- Going from Nvidia Raid controller to the Intel raid controller forced me to reinstall Windows.
- The positioning of the PCIE slots make using 2 dual slot GPU's in SLI/Crossfire harder to do (less room). My bottom GTX 280 almost covers the connectors for the front panel stuff (was not a problem on my 780i). I might consider selling/trading my GTX 280s for either a HD4870x2 or GTX 295 at some point.
- The new TRUE 1366 cooler fan bracket doesn't seem to work with 38mm thick fans so I cannot use the Ultra Kaze.

More to come
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- The new TRUE 1366 cooler fan bracket doesn't seem to work with 38mm thick fans so I cannot use the Ultra Kaze.

More to come
What's the issue? Can't say I've noticed that myself..
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Those clock really well from the reviews I have read online they clock easily passed 3.8 seems so easy a total newbie like me could accomplish such feat.
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What's the issue? Can't say I've noticed that myself..
I got the TRUE 1366 RT with the fan holder but the fan holder only works with 120mmx25mm fans. I might shop for a high CFM 120mmx25mm fan.
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Well my overclocking woes seem to be over now. A simple BIOS update seems to have cured some problems I was having. I was running BIOS 0803 which came with the board now I'm running the latest 1003 BIOS.
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