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Welcome

To my new/old AMD worklog


I never did a build log for my first build, so I thought I could make one now. Basically I was just supposed to upgrade a few things but when I think about it the CPU and HDD is the only thing that is left from my original build that I built about a year ago. Since I never did a Build log the first time, I thought I could try to make this one well. Enjoy!

List of things I have/do not have:

Fractal Design Define R2 [X]
Asus ENGTX470 [X]
Asus Crosshair IV [ ]
G.skill ECO 1333mhz [ ]

Stuff I already had (old build):
Thermaltake Toughpower 750W
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
AMD Phenom II 945 AM3
Cheapo CD drive
Asus Xonar STX ( One of the newer components, last order for my system before update.)

The reason for this unexpected update was my urge to try out the GTX 470 and swap my Raven rv01 for a sleeker case. However, when I got the GTX470 installed it and pressed the power button...Nothing. Oh yeah, something happened, fans moved and the mobo smelled burnt -.-

So I ordered the CIV along with some G.skill ECO memory, I am also gonna lap my True Black and CPU while I wait for my new hardware.

Right now I am having some serious gaming withdrawal. My Intel HD4500 equipped HP Probook is less than sufficient for my gaming needs.

But on with the work log, If you wan't to suggest Alternative components that have not yet arrived do it before Monday so I can change the order.


PICTURES!!!





This card does truly look good, it's pretty heavy too.


The TRUE Black (rev. C)


There will be better pics of the case later on



I LOVE this card so much paired with my HD595's! I'm sad that I do not have anything to plug it into
I am too spoiled to listen to my laptops integrated audio nowadays


That's All Folks! ...For now
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage Gene IV XFX DD HD7950 Kingston 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series Optiarc Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell UltraSharp U2212HM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2713HM Blackwidow Corsair GS600 Fractal Design Define R2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Deathadder 3.5G Razer Goliathus Control Asus Xonar Essence STX Senn HD595 
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M-Audio AV40 
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Samsung 830 Series Optiarc Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell UltraSharp U2212HM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2713HM Blackwidow Corsair GS600 Fractal Design Define R2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Deathadder 3.5G Razer Goliathus Control Asus Xonar Essence STX Senn HD595 
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I started to lap my TRUE, but I ran out of sandpaper. Here is how far I got:


Some beer there too, keeps me going. Works much better than the drink that uses the aforementioned slogan.


Some progress... (240grit)


After 1200 grit. Still not flat I noticed here, but I was out of paper.

Found no finer sandpaper from the shop but that gives a decent finish though, I don't need it to be reflective, it's a heatsink not a mirror

There's a few more pics in the gallery
Edited by kga92 - 7/31/10 at 3:24pm
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series Optiarc Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell UltraSharp U2212HM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2713HM Blackwidow Corsair GS600 Fractal Design Define R2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Deathadder 3.5G Razer Goliathus Control Asus Xonar Essence STX Senn HD595 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series Optiarc Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell UltraSharp U2212HM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2713HM Blackwidow Corsair GS600 Fractal Design Define R2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Deathadder 3.5G Razer Goliathus Control Asus Xonar Essence STX Senn HD595 
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post #3 of 6
lol, you are using the same case and heatsink as me
Looks like this is going to be a cool rig, subbed

Keep it up
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i7 2600k Asrock P67 Extreme6 EVGA GTX580 SuperClocked 8gb Corsair Dominator GT 2133mhz 
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OCZ Vertex2 60GB + 250gb storage Win7 64bit Iiyama ProLite E2407HDSD Logitech G11 
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OCZ Vertex2 60GB + 250gb storage Win7 64bit Iiyama ProLite E2407HDSD Logitech G11 
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post #4 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bastiaan_NL View Post
lol, you are using the same case and heatsink as me
Looks like this is going to be a cool rig, subbed

Keep it up
Thanks!

My mobo might be here in a couple of hours :O

I better finish my lapping job. Updates later today
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2713HM Blackwidow Corsair GS600 Fractal Design Define R2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Deathadder 3.5G Razer Goliathus Control Asus Xonar Essence STX Senn HD595 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series Optiarc Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell UltraSharp U2212HM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2713HM Blackwidow Corsair GS600 Fractal Design Define R2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Deathadder 3.5G Razer Goliathus Control Asus Xonar Essence STX Senn HD595 
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Sexy! Keep going!
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Crucial M4 128GB + 2TB Raid 0 Cavier Black Windows 7 [Ultimate x64] [Dell U2412HM] + [HP 2311x] RosewillRK-9000 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4 128GB + 2TB Raid 0 Cavier Black Windows 7 [Ultimate x64] [Dell U2412HM] + [HP 2311x] RosewillRK-9000 
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post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blostorm View Post
Sexy! Keep going!
Another AMD/nvidia person!

How are you liking the gtx470?
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i5 3570K @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage Gene IV XFX DD HD7950 Kingston 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series Optiarc Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell UltraSharp U2212HM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2713HM Blackwidow Corsair GS600 Fractal Design Define R2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Deathadder 3.5G Razer Goliathus Control Asus Xonar Essence STX Senn HD595 
Audio
M-Audio AV40 
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i5 3570K @ 4.2 GHz Asus Rampage Gene IV XFX DD HD7950 Kingston 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series Optiarc Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell UltraSharp U2212HM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2713HM Blackwidow Corsair GS600 Fractal Design Define R2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Deathadder 3.5G Razer Goliathus Control Asus Xonar Essence STX Senn HD595 
Audio
M-Audio AV40 
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