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I ended up with:

Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H GeForce 9400
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33ghz 4mb L2 (not going to be overclocked)
4GB of DDR2 RAM (800mhz) (not going to be overclocked)
1.64TB of Spinpoints F1
This Zalman low profile cooler

I had to stick with the Antec case. The missus loves it.

Not going to be using the 9600GSO, so hopefully I'm going to avoid the overheating problem. If the Antec Tri-cool fans are abit loud I'm going to go for the Nocua (sp?).
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2X250 SG, 2X320 WD = RAID 0 + 1x1TB F1 Spinpoint Pioneer 216BK Windows 7 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 9.10 x64 20inch Samsung 2032BW 
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post #42 of 45
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All the stuff comes tomorrow. Should I start a new thread and take pictures and temperature measurements? I'll be pretty interested to see who was right about this quad in a HTPC!

Can wait to build it!
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2X250 SG, 2X320 WD = RAID 0 + 1x1TB F1 Spinpoint Pioneer 216BK Windows 7 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 9.10 x64 20inch Samsung 2032BW 
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2X250 SG, 2X320 WD = RAID 0 + 1x1TB F1 Spinpoint Pioneer 216BK Windows 7 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 9.10 x64 20inch Samsung 2032BW 
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post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by Kryten View Post
All the stuff comes tomorrow. Should I start a new thread and take pictures and temperature measurements? I'll be pretty interested to see who was right about this quad in a HTPC!

Can wait to build it!
make a new thread, with some pics and stuff... Just dont overclocked, because then your living room will get hot!
     
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i7 3820 WC'd ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional Sapphire + Gigabyte R9 290X CF WC'd 16GB G. Skill Ripjaws Z 
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2x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 RAID 1 2x 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD RAID 1 Samsung Burner w/ Lightscribe Custom Watercooling 
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Windows 10 Professional 64-bit 55" 4K Samsung Curved TV Roccat Sova Mechanical Cooler Master Silent Pro 1200W Gold 
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Cooler Master HAF 922 w/ Dust Filters Roccat Kone XTD 2x XFX Warpad ODAC > Glow Amp One > K702/65 
AudioOther
Yamaha Receiver + 5.1 Xbox One Wireless Controller 
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Intel Core i5 540M @ 3.33Ghz DC 3.65Ghz SC Acer Intel HD 3000 + ATi Radeon HD 5650M Switchable 4GB 
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OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 13.3" 1366x768 G403 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 RAID 1 2x 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD RAID 1 Samsung Burner w/ Lightscribe Custom Watercooling 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit 55" 4K Samsung Curved TV Roccat Sova Mechanical Cooler Master Silent Pro 1200W Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF 922 w/ Dust Filters Roccat Kone XTD 2x XFX Warpad ODAC > Glow Amp One > K702/65 
AudioOther
Yamaha Receiver + 5.1 Xbox One Wireless Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 540M @ 3.33Ghz DC 3.65Ghz SC Acer Intel HD 3000 + ATi Radeon HD 5650M Switchable 4GB 
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OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 13.3" 1366x768 G403 
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I forgot to take pictures of all the stuff beforehand. But I'll get a few of the finished product.

So far the CPU temp is 18C, last I checked, from the BIOS. Going to install a trial of Everest and get some readings from that alter. Just installing all the bits and pieces.

Very impressed with the case, the remote and the LCD.

Also, impressed with the HDMI capabilities of this board. The Nvidia control panel almost demanded I switch to 1080 (interlaced, I have to assume, because that's all the TV supports)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450@ 2.66GHz 1333FSB Asus Striker II Formula 780i 2x 8800GT SLI 4x1GB OCZ 1066MHz 
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2X250 SG, 2X320 WD = RAID 0 + 1x1TB F1 Spinpoint Pioneer 216BK Windows 7 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 9.10 x64 20inch Samsung 2032BW 
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Logitech EX110 OCZ 600w StealthStreamX Antec 182b Logitech EX110 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2X250 SG, 2X320 WD = RAID 0 + 1x1TB F1 Spinpoint Pioneer 216BK Windows 7 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 9.10 x64 20inch Samsung 2032BW 
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post #45 of 45
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For some reason performance drops when I had an 8400GS for Hybrid SLI. More testing needs to be done tomorrow.

Case temps are fantastic. Makes me wish I'd stuck to the Q660

Loudest part of the build is the CPU cooler which I had to put in the wrong way round to make it fit. Applied using OCZ freeze

Can't say I'm overly chuffed with the Gigabyte motherboard. It's soldi enough, but two RAM slots have malfunctioned already and now there's no screen response when those slots are in use. I did mix 2x2GB and 2x1GB sticks in all four sockets, but they were the same brand and speed, just different pairs (and I had them correctly fitted DDR2_1 for the 4GB and DDR2_2 for the 2GB) Maybe it was my fault, though. Also, there's no HDMI input or output on it so I could use a separate, better, sound card.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450@ 2.66GHz 1333FSB Asus Striker II Formula 780i 2x 8800GT SLI 4x1GB OCZ 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2X250 SG, 2X320 WD = RAID 0 + 1x1TB F1 Spinpoint Pioneer 216BK Windows 7 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 9.10 x64 20inch Samsung 2032BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech EX110 OCZ 600w StealthStreamX Antec 182b Logitech EX110 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450@ 2.66GHz 1333FSB Asus Striker II Formula 780i 2x 8800GT SLI 4x1GB OCZ 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2X250 SG, 2X320 WD = RAID 0 + 1x1TB F1 Spinpoint Pioneer 216BK Windows 7 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 9.10 x64 20inch Samsung 2032BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech EX110 OCZ 600w StealthStreamX Antec 182b Logitech EX110 
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