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Edited by damric - 5/6/11 at 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by damric;12375312 
I have been planning this build since December when I sold my main rig to my manager at the steel mill where I work, so I could have some extra x-mas money. Since Bulldozer is still yet realeased, and SandyBridge is held up, I went with Thuban.

I'll be carrying over my DDR3, Hard Drive, DVDR, 620W Power Supply, and USB mulit-card reader, 2.1 speakers, and 23" 1080p monitor from past builds.

I bought two Sapphire HD 6850's from the egg last month for $155 (after rebate which I just got) and one will be going in this build for now.

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On last Tuesday I placed orders on the egg and at the Cooler Master Store. Funny thing was that price was fluctuating on the 1090T. They had it for $200 with a free game, then the day I ordered it jumped to $230 with no game, but Amazon still had it for $200. After a chat with Jenn from Newegg, she gave it to me for $200, and an extra $15 discount on my order (though no free game).

I was really pulling teeth over which motherboard to get. Suddenly the egg had the new MSI 890FXA-65 for only $130, and $20 off with the 1090T combo. Improved power circuitry, passive cooling already installed, and memory lots nicely laid out, and it was an easy choice. I have high hopes for overclocking the 1090T on this board, since I overclocked my old 955 to 4.1GHZ prime95-stable on a uATX 4+1 phase 785G AM2+ board. I totally plan on doing an extensive review for this board, since there is a lack thereof.

I needed a new affordable case, and it came down to the NZXT GAMMA or the CM 912. I decided on the 912, though it was a very close choice. It was the first item to be delivered, on Friday.

I then found the proper fans at the Cooler Master Store to properly fill the 912. Some nice black 200mm for front intake and top exhaust, at OEM price, and a black 140mm for side intake.

I needed a new CPU cooler as I sold my H50 along with my old rig. A tower style cooler seemed logical, so I ordered the CM Hyper 212+. It should do well with the high amount of case flow that I expect. I ordered two green CM R4's from the CM store to go on the 212.

While looking at cases, I found this nice NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller/temperature sensor thing on sale. It looked cool so I ordered it. I also added the Cooler Master Girls Calendar to finish out my order biggrin.gif

I expect my CPU, mobo, and heatsink to be here tomorrow since they already made it to the local UPS warehouse on Saturday. Who knows when my extra fans will come, as the status is still processingmad.gif

For now I can gawk at my new case though biggrin.gif


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Edited by damric - 5/6/11 at 10:35am
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edited for space biggrin.gif
Edited by damric - 5/6/11 at 9:46am
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I wonder why you're not mounting the Hyper 212+ blowing back (You can do that actually)
It'd be somewhat more optimal
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12403912 
I wonder why you're not mounting the Hyper 212+ blowing back (You can do that actually)
It'd be somewhat more optimal

There will be a 200mm exhaust fan on top biggrin.gif

Fan layout:

200mm exhaust top

200mm intake front

140mm intake side

120mm exhaust rear

push-pull 120mm fans blowing up through the Hyper 212+

I need to take a good picture of this Sentry 2 fan controller. It looks pretty darn awesome (if not all that useful) with the touch screen
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Edited by damric - 5/6/11 at 9:48am
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I had the sentry 2 and it worked as it was suppose to. Only problem I had with it was that it made my cooler master R4 fans make this horrible humming type noise(they ran perfectly fine when connected directly to PSU) It was bad enough to where I just returned it.

Hopefully it doesn't do that to you.

BTW, the build looks great so far!!
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I just got the rest of my cooler master fans today.

Green LED R4's blowing through the 212+

So far, so good with the Sentry 2.

I'll take a picture tomorrow. The CM 912 looks badass with the slight green glow coming from within.
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Computer = nuclear waste factory? biggrin.gif
All in all, looks really interesting so far!
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