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INTRODUCTION:

So I am finally getting the chance to build my next system. Unlike my last summer I was able to find a full time, nicely paying summer job that I should be able to keep during school. What does this all mean; Upgrade Time!

I have been using my AMD x2 for quite some time now, and Im finally starting to see its age. Luckily, after my initial build I upgraded my PSU and added 2 more hard drives so I won't have to break the bank all to much.

So sit back and enjoy the ride.

TIMELINE:

Since I just recently started working, I am setting myself up with a timeline for my puchases.

End of June: Motherboard, CPU and Memory
End of July: Case
End of August: GPU

So long as I stay on pace with my current estimations and schedule I will be able to puchase what I need along with paying off my various bills and put some into savings.

COMPONENTS:

Basic Components:
Cooling:
  • Dtek Fuzion v2 with custom arcylic top
  • D5 Vario Pump
  • Black Ice Xtreme 240

Case:
UPDATES:

Update #1: Budget

Edited by cbrazeau1115 - 6/16/10 at 3:52pm
Sokar
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looking forward to it
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post #3 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pasha View Post
looking forward to it
Good to have you along, I am very excited to finally be on the more cutting edge of technology again!
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i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
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Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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Does anyone know for sure if that ram will work with the board? I have been trying to find out compatability for it, but so far I havent come across anything. I do remember reading somewhere about that memory that it has a wide range of voltage tollerance so I do think it should be pretty good. Other ram suggestions are welcome, though I do prefer G.Skill ram over other brands so that would be prefered. 3 x 2 GB sticks please.
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
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Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
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post #5 of 31
I would suggest this ram, because of the tighter timings and rebate. Looks like this is going to be an excellent build.
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post #6 of 31
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacG32 View Post
I would suggest this ram, because of the tighter timings and rebate. Looks like this is going to be an excellent build.
Ive never used Muskin ram before, is it reliable?

Here is another question (haha, I know, Im so needy), does anyone have some good night time photos of white cold cathode lights? My current plan is to get a new set of red and a set of white cathodes so that I can switch between the colors. If anyone else has any suggestions what so ever I would love to here them! I have always been slightly active on the forum, asking questions and answering questions where I can, but Im hoping this build will help me get more immersed in the OCN community.
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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post #7 of 31
I don't see why the ram wouldn't work with that motherboard. Just make sure to set the voltage to the correct specs of ram in your bios. Also, if you have a microcenter nearby you can pick up an i7 930 for $199 which will shave off $90 to use toward future upgrades. Other than that it looks like its going to be a very nice build!
    
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Yup, its about a 40 minute drive to my microcenter but well worth the trip for the savings. Do you know how long they stay on sale though? I saw their June 7-20th flyer and it still had the $199 930, but since I wont be buying anything until the very start of July I dont want to be just to late.
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i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
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Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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post #9 of 31
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Update #1: Budget

I am a guy who reall enjoys planning everything out rather than diving head first and possibly making mistakes. As such I give you my budget:



Not much to look at there are some changes than my original plan. Thanks to a few friends over on the WC board, I have decided to switch my water block rather than purchase the i7 mounting kit.

First pay check comes in at the end of the week, which means I may be making my first purchases very soon!

Stay tuned for more!
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
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post #10 of 31
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Mini update!

My father is going to Microcenter tomorrow on his way home from visiting me, which means my i7 930 is going to be purchased! Very exciting time!
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i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
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