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post #1 of 39
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This is what I should have up and running by the end of the week (I ordered expedited shipping). Let me know if you think I should buy anything else or feel free to make suggestions (although most of the hardware is already purchased, so no point in saying "should have gotten an E8600 instead of E8500" for example).

I will post pictures once I get it up and running. Click the title of each component for a link to the product.


Core components:

- Intel C2D E8500 o/c to ~4.26gHz using toMsons1987's settings (hoping to get same speed and stability)
- GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard
- Corsair Dominator 4GB PC8500 DDR2-1066 (thinking about using the $40 rebate card towards another 4GB)
- Antec Truepower Trio 650w Power Supply
- ATi Radeon 3870 HD 512MB PCI-E video card
- Two 500GB Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 7200 RPM hard drives running in RAID 0

Case:

- Antec 900 Gaming Case, Black Steel

Cooling:

- 200mm case fan, top mounted
- (2) 120mm case fan, front mounted
- (1) 120mm case fan, side mounted
- (1) 120mm case fan, rear mounted
- Xigmatek Dark Knight 120mm CPU cooler
- Metal heatsink for hard drives (not sure if it will fit in case yet)
- Corsair Dominator Airflow (three fan cooler that comes with Corsair Dominator RAM)
- Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound for CPU

Software:

- Windows Vista x64 Ultimate (possibly dual boot with Ubuntu Linux, Beryl desktop, and Wine)
Gaming PC
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i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
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i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
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post #2 of 39
EDIT: sorry didn't see the HDD
but, get a 3rd or even 4th one for the mix

The 3870 is an aged card.. but then if you bought it already, k
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 4.4Ghz 464x9.5 Asus P5Q P45 BFG 7300GS (don't game) 4GB (4x1GB) 1066Mhz- 2x Patroit, 2x OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate 7200.11 32MB Cache 90mb/s LG DVD+RW DL Vista Home Premium Viewsonic 22" 
PowerCase
Coolermaster 600W 18A on 12V rail Apevia X-Cruiser (silver) 
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E8500 4.4Ghz 464x9.5 Asus P5Q P45 BFG 7300GS (don't game) 4GB (4x1GB) 1066Mhz- 2x Patroit, 2x OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate 7200.11 32MB Cache 90mb/s LG DVD+RW DL Vista Home Premium Viewsonic 22" 
PowerCase
Coolermaster 600W 18A on 12V rail Apevia X-Cruiser (silver) 
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post #3 of 39
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I don't really play too many games anymore. I already play COD4 mainly, and my 8600GTS is perfectly good for max settings on my 22" monitor as it is. I bought that card because I got a good deal and it spanked the 8600GTS.

Even when I played that crappy game Far Cry 2, I could still have the settings on medium or so.

I just don't play enough games right now to make a 400 dollar or even 200 dollar video card worth it.
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i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
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i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
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post #4 of 39
Looks pretty good, how much did it all set you back???
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790K Asus Sabertooth  Gigabyte Windforce GTX970 16Gb Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Evo 120Gb SSD Seagate Barracuda 3TB  Corsair H100i Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell S2440L & Samsung SM-245B Razer Blackwidow TBD Corsair Air 240 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Mamba XXXL HyperX Asus Xonar D2 - Cambridge Audio Azur 640a - Mo... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 M14xR2 nVidia GT 650m Alienware 
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Alienware Windows 7 64bit Alienware 14" 1600x900 Alienware M14x 
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Razer Mamba 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Evo 120Gb SSD Seagate Barracuda 3TB  Corsair H100i Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell S2440L & Samsung SM-245B Razer Blackwidow TBD Corsair Air 240 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Mamba XXXL HyperX Asus Xonar D2 - Cambridge Audio Azur 640a - Mo... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 M14xR2 nVidia GT 650m Alienware 
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post #5 of 39
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Also, I don't even fill up 200GB of space as it is, 1TB is way too much.
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i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
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Rosewill 450w Gold Generic Logitech G9 Razer Goliathus 
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i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
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post #6 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffries7 View Post
Looks pretty good, how much did it all set you back???
I paid like 7 or 800 bucks I think. I sold a bunch of old stereo equipment from my Corvette and plus I'll sell my old components as well, make most of the money back easily.
Gaming PC
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill 450w Gold Generic Logitech G9 Razer Goliathus 
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i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
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post #7 of 39
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What should I be looking for in terms of temps?
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i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill 450w Gold Generic Logitech G9 Razer Goliathus 
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i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
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post #8 of 39
Quote:
What should I be looking for in terms of temps?
I reckon you will be roughly at:

IDLE: 35-38
LOAD- 55-60

But not sure, as i don't have one of these coolers myself as i am under water

That is my estimate anyway

BTW: Nice build, good price too (in my currency anyway )

Slim123
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i7 2600k @ 3.4ghz MSI Z77 G45 Nvidia 980GTX Corsair 8gb Vengeance DDR3 @1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
480 Crucial SSD 2TB WD (storage) Win 10 Ultimate 24" BENQ 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
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post #9 of 39
looks good, good luck overclocking!
post #10 of 39
Thread Starter 
Can you install the hardware RAID without a floppy drive?
Gaming PC
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill 450w Gold Generic Logitech G9 Razer Goliathus 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-4790K @ 4.0 GHz NVidia GTX 770 32GB 240GB SSD, (2) Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 7200 RAID 0 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lite-on DVDRW Windows 7 64-bit 27" AOC @ 1920x1080 Logitech Y-UY95 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill 450w Gold Generic Logitech G9 Razer Goliathus 
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