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I picked up a few old parts from a friend of mine and it has encouraged me to build a 2nd box, nothing extreme but a fun toy to experiment with if nothing else.

I'll update with pics and progress as I go.

Here's what I'm looking to do (opinions/suggestions are VERY welcome).

Antec P180 Black mATX case (ordered)
Asus P5Q-EM mATX motherboard (cheap purchase)
Intel Q9550 (gift)
4x2gb G.Skill 1066 (gift)
Antec 500w Basiq PSU (old stock)
Seagate 500GB 7200 2.5" HDD (old stock)
Diamond 4890 (in the process of getting this through a trade)
EK copper 4890 waterblock (purchased)
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 (ordered)
EK ASUS NB block (need to find out which one fits the G45)

So far that's what I have. I'd like to pickup a 5.25" 6-bay HDD caddy but I'll probably wait till the system is up and I can figure some use for it.


*Update

-quick picture of where it sits right now...
Edited by Dark - 2/1/11 at 5:13pm
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Hey that looks pretty good to me! Just throw on a good heatsink and have a blast overclocking it!
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Thanks! The XSPC Rasa kit includes a CPU block, I'm ordering that specifically to assist in torturing this core.
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Picked up a Swiftech MCW30 NB block today along with some more fluid.

The 4890 has the EK block mounted and the Rasa kit is showing up today.

Case is due in around the 28th.

I'll get some pictures posted up.
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Some pics...

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post #6 of 11
looks good!
post #7 of 11
Don't know what to think about the setup, but your pictures really came out with an amazing lighting effect.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker;12154423 
Don't know what to think about the setup, but your pictures really came out with an amazing lighting effect.

I was stuck with my 50mm prime lens (my other lenses are at my other place), that explains for the strong focus on one specific area and lots of bokeh. But thanks!

What are your thoughts on the setup? I'm all for criticism since most of the actual hardware was free/cheap.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark;12155128 
I was stuck with my 50mm prime lens (my other lenses are at my other place), that explains for the strong focus on one specific area and lots of bokeh. But thanks!

What are your thoughts on the setup? I'm all for criticism since most of the actual hardware was free/cheap.

I think it's going to be a pretty quick machine. Good luck with it.
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post #10 of 11
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Rasa kit arrived today.
Case should be here tomorrow.
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