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post #1 of 38
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I got tired of poor performance on my outdated PC, so I'm upgrading to i7.

The current PC is:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
Asus A8S-X
Radeon X1550
Apower 450w PSU
SATA 250GB HDD

My Planned build is:
Absolutely Necessary Parts.
Cooler Master HAF 932
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
Intel Core i7 920 D0
Corsair Dominator 6GB
Parts that will come later
Radeon HD5870
Corsair HX1000

My plan is to buy the necessary, then use my x1550 and 450w psu to get the system running. The Corsair HX1000 will come after the necessary, then the 5870.

As for the processor, I'll probably use the stock cooler and only run a mild overclock, since this is going to be my baby.

Now for some pictures

It seems my box has a sticker that says "Windows 7 Ready!!". I hadn't seen this on other boxes I've seen.


Here's the mobo in my HAF932. Shouldn't need to take it out since I'll just be putting the processor in and using the stock cooler.


More things to come once I get a few more paychecks. (I can't wait!)
Edited by Explicit - 11/23/09 at 8:21pm
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post #2 of 38
That is going to be one hell of an upgrade for you. (AMC Pacer to Lamborghini, or something along those lines)

Curious - are you planning on Crossfiring 5870's later? Because that HX1000 - while a great PSU - is massive overkill for a single GPU. Even if you wanted a dual Crossfire, you could step down a bit.
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post #3 of 38
Subbed. Gonna be interesting this build.
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post #4 of 38
Thread Starter 
Oh, yeah tnok. I was looking at crossfire 4870s, but figured I might as well buy a 5870, so I'm definitely looking at buying another 5870. Who knows, maybe I'll get one for Christmas.

Like the title says, this is my first build, so I've been doing tons of research. All suggestions help a lot, since I only recently didn't know about some things. (Like the suggested 1.65v rating on RAM for i7, etc).
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post #5 of 38
Hmmm okay. Very nice build for your first . My sig is my first build aswell, I didn't have a big budget.

Are you planning to get a better cooler for your 920?
Btw nice mobo, my mate has a P6T.
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post #6 of 38
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I've looked at the Scythe Mugen 2, which I've decided to never go near, since the install is ridiculous. (Have to take the backplate off the p6t, have to etc etc etc)

I've looked through coolers, and looked through somebody's review of a ton of them on here, but I'm undecided. I'll probably use the stock cooler until it isn't enough for me. Like I said, any suggestions are appreciated though.

Oh wow, a user selling the two things I need.
http://www.overclock.net/sale/580125...ied-3x2gb.html
i7 920 and the RAM. Ridiculously tempting.
Edited by Explicit - 10/8/09 at 3:15am
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post #7 of 38
Yea the Mugen 2 is very hard to install and uninstall. You have to take the mobo out to take the cooler off.
I would recommend for an i7 either a Prolimatech Megahalems or a Thermalright True.
Those coolers would be able to get you to 4.0Ghz.

Also perhaps you could get a SSD or a Raptor HDD. Some new HDD's could be good? Is your HDD at the moment SATA1 or SATA2?
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post #8 of 38
Glad to see you got you a build log going.
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post #9 of 38
Here is what your setup will look like (different RAM mind you...)
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post #10 of 38
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Here is what your setup will look like (different RAM mind you...)
Nice. probably a different cpu cooler aswell.

btw is it worth the extra $$ to get the modular (HX) over the normal (TX) corsair psu?
also thats a HAF932 right?
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