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[Build Log] Project Electron - Core i7 980x | Radeon HD 6970 | DX58SO Mobo | HAF 922

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This is my very first build, and I plan on it being finished by March or so. I will be posting more pictures soon.

Thoughts and suggestions are welcome!


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Processor - Intel® Core i7 980x Extreme Edition

Motherboard - Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO (For now, will be upgrading soon)

Case - Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Sized Tower Case

Memory - Super Talent Chrome Series DDR3-2000 6GB CL8

Graphics Card - 1x GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6970

Storage - 1TB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HDD & 64GB Crucial RealSSD C300 (For Boot Drive)

PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA750 (Got it on Black Friday for $35)

Cooling - Stock (For now)

DVD Drive - ASUS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

Monitor - Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED Backlit Display


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Pictures -

Intel® Core i7 980x Extreme Edition -






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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6970 -




Edited by Electric - 1/17/11 at 4:54pm
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1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
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Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
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post #2 of 18
Nice nice. Don't see why you'd need a Apple Display though.
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First of all can you delete some of the ------ things from the end cuz there are way too many of them.

Back to the actual build. Any mod plans or anything special like that?
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i7 860 MSI P55-GD80 Gigabyte GTX 560Ti 1gb Kingston Hyper X Fury 4x4gb 
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Samsung F3 1tb Samsung 830 64Gb Western Digital Green 1tb Samsung 850 EVO 500gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-On Blu-Ray Player Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer S231HLBID 23" 
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Vizio 32" 1080P Razer BlackWidow Rocketfish 900W HAF 912 
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Logitech G402 Hyperion Steel Series QcK Asus Xonar DG 
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i5 760 Asus P7P55D-E Pro XFX 5570 Corsair XMS3 2x1gb 
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640Gb HP DVD1260 Cooler Master GeminII S524 Windows 7 Enterprise x64 
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Vizio 32" 1080 Corsair 650TX Silverstone LC13B-E Droid X2 
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2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo GMA X3100 4GB DDR2 667 MHz 120 GB 
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Samsung F3 1tb Samsung 830 64Gb Western Digital Green 1tb Samsung 850 EVO 500gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-On Blu-Ray Player Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer S231HLBID 23" 
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Vizio 32" 1080P Razer BlackWidow Rocketfish 900W HAF 912 
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i5 760 Asus P7P55D-E Pro XFX 5570 Corsair XMS3 2x1gb 
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Vizio 32" 1080 Corsair 650TX Silverstone LC13B-E Droid X2 
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2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo GMA X3100 4GB DDR2 667 MHz 120 GB 
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post #4 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Nice nice. Don't see why you'd need a Apple Display though.
I've owned this iMac 27" computer for about a year now, and I thought I might as well put it to good use instead of spending more and getting a separate monitor. 2560x1440 LED & IPS is pretty awesome IMO!
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Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition @ 4000MHz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Rev 2.0 Gigabyte Radeon HD 6970 @ 950/1450 6GB G.Skill PI CAS6 @ 1600MHz 6-8-6-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
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Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
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Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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post #5 of 18
The IREP gives discounts on 980x chips?

Thought it was only the 960 and 970.
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post #6 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
First of all can you delete some of the ------ things from the end cuz there are way too many of them.

Back to the actual build. Any mod plans or anything special like that?
Not really, although I might mod my HAF 922 case by putting a side panel window, but that's it for the time being.
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Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition @ 4000MHz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Rev 2.0 Gigabyte Radeon HD 6970 @ 950/1450 6GB G.Skill PI CAS6 @ 1600MHz 6-8-6-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
PowerCase
Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
PowerCase
Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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post #7 of 18
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But I will eventually go crossfire with my 6970's. Scaling seems pretty good.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
PowerCase
Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
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Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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post #8 of 18
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Updated with pics!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
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Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition @ 4000MHz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Rev 2.0 Gigabyte Radeon HD 6970 @ 950/1450 6GB G.Skill PI CAS6 @ 1600MHz 6-8-6-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
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Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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post #9 of 18
how'd you get the discount?
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4x Intel 510 in RAID for boot + 4TB for storage Blu Ray combo drive from samsung Windows 7 "pro" 3x Asus VEH467 with trifxstand + LG IPS  
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4x Intel 510 in RAID for boot + 4TB for storage Blu Ray combo drive from samsung Windows 7 "pro" 3x Asus VEH467 with trifxstand + LG IPS  
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post #10 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar View Post
how'd you get the discount?
My cousin works for Intel and he was able to get it for me, and let me have it for a cheaper price.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
PowerCase
Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition @ 4000MHz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Rev 2.0 Gigabyte Radeon HD 6970 @ 950/1450 6GB G.Skill PI CAS6 @ 1600MHz 6-8-6-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
PowerCase
Antec EarthWatts EA750 Cooler Master HAF 922 
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