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i7 930 build for brother

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I recently did a commission build for my brother. This was my second build, and I had a much bigger budget this time around (the first one I built was under $200 and was for an arcade machine). When he first saw it he joked "that thing looks evil" so he's calling it "The Cybermatrix." The case includes casters which he's attaching himself once he hauls it back to his place.



Here are the specs:

Intel i7 930 Quad Core (4.3 Ghz overclock)
8GB Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 ram (1600 MHz, 9,9,9,24)
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 graphics card (GPU 750 OC, ram 1150 OC)
EVGA E760 Classified Motherboard
Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
Cooler Master HAF X case (additional top fan, extra fan for graphics card support tray)
Thermaltake Frio CPU heatsink
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750 Watt PSU
Lite-On DVD burner w/ lightscribe
Idle 32º C, prime 71º C
Tested for 3 hours in Prime 95

Pic from during build:


Edited by Timstuff - 8/8/10 at 4:46pm
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I think you could've saved some money on the Dominators and gone with the G.Skill Ecos which are great sticks. Also have you done any cable management. I feel like with having that side window it should be as clean as possible.
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I did do quite a bit of cable management, although I found a couple of them a little trickier to hide than others. There's about 8 feet of cables that you don't see that's all tucked behind back panel and underneath that little hood near the PSU. I agree that the ram we ended up going with was a bit pricier than we probably needed, though.
Edited by Timstuff - 8/8/10 at 4:54pm
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What I found is that I could run all the cables that usually run over your motherboard, Under the Motherboard and it looks way nicer.
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I did do quite a bit of cable management, although I found a couple of them a little trickier to hide than others. There's about 8 feet of cables that you don't see that's all tucked behind back panel and underneath that little hood near the PSU, though.
There is still a lot you can do. For example the fan wire on the left that I'm assuming is exhaust can be routed around the back through the hole above the mobo. Also why is there a SATA cable going all the way across the motherboard? Also can the RAM fan be flipped the other way so that the cable comes out the top? That would put it in a place where it could be tucked behind the motherboard tray. I think the biggest thing is that you do not want cables going across the motherboard unless it is completely necessary.
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