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post #1 of 22
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Okay y'all, here goes: Please check the below system (O.C. Rig) and let me know quickly if you can offer any suggestions for last minute changes. All of the components are here except the AS5 and it will be arriving tomorrow.

And, for the doubters: If anybody has any serious doubts that this is happening, know this, I am a 52 year old career Network Admin for a federal government agency and I do this for hobby. Its already in the bag, although I may be willing to exchange an item if somebody shows me that I've made a bad selection.

I'm looking for helpful advice, or anything I may have overlooked. I am very experienced at builds, but NOT for the purpose of overclocking. This machine will be used for large format Photoshop and film editing in addition to the overclock hobby. Right now I'm about $2800 bux into it!

Components:
CM HAF922 w/three 200mm CM silent fans
Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev.2)
Intel 980X Extreme
CM Hyper 212+ Air
Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz 3x4GB @ 9-9-9-27
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB - Boot
XFX ATI 5770 Stock
Lite-On DVD Lightscribe 24x
Windows 7 Pro x64
2x Seagate Constellation 2TB 7200rpm (storage and work)
O.C. Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Extreme Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev 2.0) Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 768 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (3x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Lite-On Lightscribe 24x Windows 7 Pro x64 Dell 2408wfp 
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MS Wireless Laser 6000 v2.0 Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold Cooler Master HAF 922 MS Wireless Laser 6000 
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Intel 980x Extreme Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev 2.0) Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 768 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (3x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Lite-On Lightscribe 24x Windows 7 Pro x64 Dell 2408wfp 
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MS Wireless Laser 6000 v2.0 Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold Cooler Master HAF 922 MS Wireless Laser 6000 
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post #2 of 22
welcome

looks good - you should have many happy hours using that rig . if you have issues installing Windows, you might want to try installing with a spare 2gb stick of DDR3 in single channel, and then switching the proper ram back in after.

(apparently some versions of windows can have issues installing with lots of ram, not sure if it's true though - take it with a pinch of salt)

enjoy the rig
Herschel
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Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
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Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
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Logitech G500 
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Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
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Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
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Logitech G500 
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post #3 of 22
I would get a better motherboard and video card. that 5770 in going to be a major bottle neck in that system. I would get a gtx 470. its more powerful, and will be able to help with rendering stuff.
Don't Panic
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Core i5 450M @ 2.4GHz Samsung Q430/Q530 Nvidia GeForce 310M Elpida 4GB DDR3 @ 533MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500GB DVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Integrated 1336x786 LCD 
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Saitek Cyborg v.5 Battery Laptop Logitech G500 
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Core i5 450M @ 2.4GHz Samsung Q430/Q530 Nvidia GeForce 310M Elpida 4GB DDR3 @ 533MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500GB DVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Integrated 1336x786 LCD 
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Saitek Cyborg v.5 Battery Laptop Logitech G500 
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post #4 of 22
Yum. The 5770 should be decent for now but if you ever plan to do anything graphically intensive above Source games you'll want to upgrade. By the time most programs will really benefit from a strong GPU, you'd probably upgrade anyway. Otherwise, yum.
Gunmetal Tower
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Intel 2600K ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 Asus GTX 580 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB LG DVD Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit Asus PB278Q Dell 1907FPc  Ducky 9008-G2 Browns and Reds 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
ABS SL1050 1050W Antec P280 Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Audio Technica ATH-A900X Audio Technica ATH-AD900 M-Audio AV 40 
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Logitech USB Desktop Microphone APC Back-UPS XS 1500 Wacom Intuos4 
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Intel 2600K ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 Asus GTX 580 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB LG DVD Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit Asus PB278Q Dell 1907FPc  Ducky 9008-G2 Browns and Reds 
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ABS SL1050 1050W Antec P280 Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 
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HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Audio Technica ATH-A900X Audio Technica ATH-AD900 M-Audio AV 40 
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post #5 of 22
Absolutely a very nice rig. As its already been said, boot up first with one RAM stick. Go into your BIOS and set the proper voltage for the kit. You'll also want to make sure the memory hole is enabled in BIOS (if its there, should be). Then save and exit....and next time the machine is off, throw the other 2 sticks back in.

You won't have an issue installing Windows 7 x64 with that much RAM. I just installed Windows 7 with 8GB without an issue, I don't think 12 will be either.

And also, that 5770 is definitely hurting performance. Even for rendering, a good Nvidia card would have been a much better way to go.
Junkyard
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NAStradamous
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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post #6 of 22
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@ Ghost: What do you think is wrong with the MoBo?

Thanks for the quick advice folks! The 5770 is just a 'place holder' for the OC learning curve.

I'm sure I'll go with a much better card for the actual rendering later.
O.C. Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Extreme Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev 2.0) Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 768 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (3x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Lite-On Lightscribe 24x Windows 7 Pro x64 Dell 2408wfp 
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MS Wireless Laser 6000 v2.0 Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold Cooler Master HAF 922 MS Wireless Laser 6000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Extreme Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev 2.0) Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 768 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (3x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Lite-On Lightscribe 24x Windows 7 Pro x64 Dell 2408wfp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Wireless Laser 6000 v2.0 Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold Cooler Master HAF 922 MS Wireless Laser 6000 
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post #7 of 22
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Edited by kmss1 - 11/6/10 at 5:58am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Extreme Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev 2.0) Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 768 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (3x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Lite-On Lightscribe 24x Windows 7 Pro x64 Dell 2408wfp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Wireless Laser 6000 v2.0 Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold Cooler Master HAF 922 MS Wireless Laser 6000 
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O.C. Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Extreme Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev 2.0) Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 768 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (3x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Lite-On Lightscribe 24x Windows 7 Pro x64 Dell 2408wfp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Wireless Laser 6000 v2.0 Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold Cooler Master HAF 922 MS Wireless Laser 6000 
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post #8 of 22
"Arctic Silver 5 should be kept away from electrical traces, pins, and leads. While it is not electrically conductive, the compound is very slightly capacitive and could potentially cause problems if it bridges two close-proximity electrical paths.)"
I used to use AS5 faithfully.
Try ICDiamond , non conductive in any way, or capacitive.
Yes I know there is MX-3, & others.
Great temps for me using ICD on air.
Use ceramique on NB/SB as factory TIM bleeds.

AS5 is not a bad selection persay, just that some tim are better.
Looks like a nice rig , take some pics
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks M1, but I'm gonna stick with the AS5 since I've NEVER had any problems with it in approximately 40+ builds (I've tried ceramique and several others).

Of those I have seen use AS5 and have problems with it is usually because of their using way too much. I use less then a grain of white rice worth and spread it carefully in a circular motion using Nitrile rubber gloves, then remove that glove immediately to prevent any accidental contamination.

With 99.8% pure silver you can't possibly go wrong, IMHO !
O.C. Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Extreme Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev 2.0) Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 768 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (3x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Lite-On Lightscribe 24x Windows 7 Pro x64 Dell 2408wfp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Wireless Laser 6000 v2.0 Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold Cooler Master HAF 922 MS Wireless Laser 6000 
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O.C. Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Extreme Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev 2.0) Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 768 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (3x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Lite-On Lightscribe 24x Windows 7 Pro x64 Dell 2408wfp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Wireless Laser 6000 v2.0 Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold Cooler Master HAF 922 MS Wireless Laser 6000 
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post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
Wow, talk about a hard to find item: 4-pin male-male-to-female Y for the cpu fan header (to run two fans on the Hyper 212+). I just realized I will be needing one.

Here's a place for all of you to check out for prices and for odds and ends (Silicon Valley Computer):
http://www.svc.com/fc444pwm-12.html
O.C. Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Extreme Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev 2.0) Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 768 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (3x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Lite-On Lightscribe 24x Windows 7 Pro x64 Dell 2408wfp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Wireless Laser 6000 v2.0 Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold Cooler Master HAF 922 MS Wireless Laser 6000 
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O.C. Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 980x Extreme Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (rev 2.0) Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 768 Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz (3x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Lite-On Lightscribe 24x Windows 7 Pro x64 Dell 2408wfp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Wireless Laser 6000 v2.0 Corsair Pro AX1200 Gold Cooler Master HAF 922 MS Wireless Laser 6000 
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