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First Build: i7 980x, iMac 27" Monitor, Radeon HD 6970, HAF 922

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This is my very first build... thumb.gif


EDIT - 3/26/11: Build is finished! biggrin.gif View completed rig pictures here:

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EDIT 2: Got rid of that DX58SO motherboard and replaced it with a Gigabye X58A UD3R ans reorganized my PSU cables. Much more stable and nice looking. smile.gif

CPU Z Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1839919


Yes, I am using my iMac 27" as my monitor through the Mini-DP to Mini-DP ports from the iMac to the 6970.. I do know there are a ton of Apple haters here.. rolleyes.gif But hey, I had the computer for awhile now and thought I'd put it to good use. It's an amazing IPS 2560x1440 LED display, too. cool.gif

Specs:

Intel Core i7 980x Extreme Edition
Intel DX58SO GIGABYTE X58A UD3R
Cooler Master HAF 922
6GB G.SKILL PI 1600MHz CAS6 (6-8-6-20 timings)
Stock Cooling (For the moment, will go WC in the future)
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6970 2GB
iMac 27" IPS LED Display @ 2560x1440
Antec Earthwatts 750w (Got it for $35 at Fry's Black Friday sale, so it was a steal.)
Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB 7200RPM
Lite-On DVD Drive




Pre-Build Pics:

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Edited by Electric - 5/28/11 at 5:38pm
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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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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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Mac and pc on one monitor without running a hackintosh........I want!
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looks superb
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iMac as a monitor for a PC, thats the best use ive seen for an iMac in a while
    
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Originally Posted by IntelConvert;12538992 
iMac as a monitor for a PC, thats the best use ive seen for an iMac in a while

i agree. smile.gif
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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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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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27" Mac IPS Monitor... drool.gif

I don't care if it has an Apple on it or not; that's one of the sweetest IPS monitors I've seen!
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d;12539256 
27" Mac IPS Monitor... drool.gif

I don't care if it has an Apple on it or not; that's one of the sweetest IPS monitors I've seen!

Colors are more vibrant than any display I've ever used.
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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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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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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I dont think the adapters work like that for the iMac. I have one also and was going to connect my X360 to it and found out i needed one of these:

http://www.kanexlive.com/products/kanexXD.html

I hope I'm wrong though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rubicsphere;12539474 
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I dont think the adapters work like that for the iMac. I have one also and was going to connect my X360 to it and found out i needed one of these:

http://www.kanexlive.com/products/kanexXD.html

I hope I'm wrong though.

I thought that's only for if you don't have native DP on both ends. He says he has DP-DP wired in. It should work.
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Pity, such a beautiful monitor with such a generic case, should've gone with lian li..
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