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post #1 of 15
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Ok hello to everyone. I got a Tax Refund back and decided to do a little upgrade to my system. I didnt want to go to the i7 or DDR3 yet. So I upgraded what already had alittle.

Went from: <--> Now have:

EVGA 708i SLI <--> EVGA 780i FTW
Q6700@3.645 <--> 9650@4.124 (24/7)
Asus 3way 8800GTX <--> SLI 285GTX with 8800GTX physix
Air cooled NB/SB <--> Watercooled NB/SB


PICS in the boxes:




post #2 of 15
Very nice upgrade!!!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.2GHz Asus Maximus Gene V Asus DirectCU II 290x Corsair Platinum 2x8Gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Samsung 840 EVO 500Gb, WD Black 1TB Windows 7 x64 Thermaltake 1200W Modular Silverstone TJ08 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.2GHz Asus Maximus Gene V Asus DirectCU II 290x Corsair Platinum 2x8Gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Samsung 840 EVO 500Gb, WD Black 1TB Windows 7 x64 Thermaltake 1200W Modular Silverstone TJ08 
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post #3 of 15
Looks nice.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
And here is the pics unboxed. I also installed the Bitspower NB/SB water block on the EVGA 780i FTW motherboard.




post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Next I got the Koolance Full cover water blocks for the 2 EVGA 285GTX cards. The 8800GTX that Im using for the physix card already had a Koolance Full cover water block. I also took the New 9650 and lapped it.


post #6 of 15
Dude, I'm getting $12,000 back on my tax return, and it should be in this week.

I wish so badly I could sink a couple thousand into my system. I'm so jealous of you right now. Your build is really looking great!

Unfortunately, that amount will not even cover half of the debt that it is already slated for.

Don't get into debt kids, it ruins all the fun in your life until you get it paid off.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Next I installed everything into the Rocketfish case. Then started the hookups for all the water blocks. Im running 2 loops.

LOOP #1 REZ-PUMP-120x2-CPU-NB/SB =Blue coolant
LOOP #2 REZ-PUMP-120x3-GPU-GPU-GPU =Red coolant

Got everything tight and then started the Leak testing.




post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
Here is some final pics before I hooked it back up and started it.

Sorry the last pic with the door back on I didnt get the door all the way on so theres a crack at the front. Thats not there if a noobtard gets the door on all the way. I was in a hurry really wanted to fire this thing up.




post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ok this system has been up for less than 24 hours so I havent got all the overclocks final yet. But were Im at right now is:

9650@4.125
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=511117

And the 285GTXs in SLI:
740/1350/1697
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/2nbvw/
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
And I ran 3Dmarks 06 today and got a score of 22211


I still need to fine tune everything. I want to bring the CPU volts down some, I think the speed is fine.

And I need to play around some more with the 285 overclocks. I have went about an hour of play on FEAR 2 with no problems at those clocks.

BTW what is the overclock looking like with the 285GTXs? And what is the Volts/Temp that I shouldnt go over with the 9650?

All in all im happy with this upgrade.




Edited by Mongo - 2/18/09 at 6:41pm
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