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mATX 1366 i7 950 / GTX 560 Build Log

post #1 of 42
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Motive:
So I've impulsively decided it's time to build a new pc to replace my sig rig. This will be my second build and I plan to make a much more informed decision about what components I will be using in my rig. My main reason for choosing mATX case/board over an atx board is because I simply will not be using sli in the near future. The End.

May I present to you the components.....

Specifications
  • i7-950 [2] $240/40 *Arrived*
  • Rampage III Gene [2] $210/45 *Arrived*
  • Corsair H50 [2] h60 $79/combined+3.49 *Arrived*
  • MSI GTX 560 Ti [2] $249/combined+3.44 *Arrived*
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 [2] $110/combined+9.63 *Arrived*
  • Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] [1] *have one, buying a second* [2] $182/combined+2.25 *Arrived*
  • BR-Drive [1]
  • LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX [2] $148.23/22 *Arrived*
  • Seagate 7200 RPM 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s [1]
  • GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte [1]

Code: [1] Have; [2] Brought;

$A/B A=Amount B=Postage Cost

Total:
$1218.23 (without shipping cost ) / $125.81 + (combined 'shipito cost of consolidated packages and shipping' $111.28)

Grand Total:
$1218.23 + $237.09

=$1455.32

Current Status



Upcoming: OC

Updates
15/3/2011 - Case arrived and painted

20/3/2011 - Mobo and CPU arrived

27/4/2011 - Rest of Components arrived from America + Start of build.

29/04/2011 - Dremel case to fit h60 + Put together build + Stock Benchmarks/temps

11/05/11 - Cable Sleeving complete
Edited by anthony92 - 5/11/11 at 9:22pm
Zardoz
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.21 (HT/On) #3043A793 Rampage III GENE NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti MSI TFII @ Stock G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] Raid 0 + Seagate 1TB Pioneer BR-Drive Win7 Ultimate 64bit Acer B273hu 
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GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX 
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Zardoz
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i7 950 @ 4.21 (HT/On) #3043A793 Rampage III GENE NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti MSI TFII @ Stock G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] Raid 0 + Seagate 1TB Pioneer BR-Drive Win7 Ultimate 64bit Acer B273hu 
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GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX 
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post #2 of 42
nice. sli on matx boards can be a bit dicey. why not get a gtx 570 instead?
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post #3 of 42
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Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
nice. sli on matx boards can be a bit dicey. why not get a gtx 570 instead?
lol i think you misread but i will NOT be using Sli , gtx 570, its an extra hundred i dont have haha
Zardoz
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.21 (HT/On) #3043A793 Rampage III GENE NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti MSI TFII @ Stock G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] Raid 0 + Seagate 1TB Pioneer BR-Drive Win7 Ultimate 64bit Acer B273hu 
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GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX 
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Zardoz
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.21 (HT/On) #3043A793 Rampage III GENE NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti MSI TFII @ Stock G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] Raid 0 + Seagate 1TB Pioneer BR-Drive Win7 Ultimate 64bit Acer B273hu 
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GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX 
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post #4 of 42
I agree with your decision for sticking with a mATX rig for non-SLI gaming. I did the exact same but with the GTX 580. Best decision ever! Probably not going with SLI ever again, never had a problem but it was too much overkill for me to justify it. Good luck with your build, I'm sure it'll be a good one. Be sure to update with pics!
post #5 of 42
You're better off getting 2x3GB Kit of Ram. CL7 1600MHz is spot on.
Otherwise, looks fine to me
post #6 of 42
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Originally Posted by Villosa View Post
I agree with your decision for sticking with a mATX rig for non-SLI gaming. I did the exact same but with the GTX 580. Best decision ever! Probably not going with SLI ever again, never had a problem but it was too much overkill for me to justify it. Good luck with your build, I'm sure it'll be a good one. Be sure to update with pics!
Thanks!!!, sure will once parts start to arrive, going to expect it will take a while for that, most parts are from overseas so much cheaper but so much money wasted on shipping!!! My wallet is in pain.
Zardoz
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i7 950 @ 4.21 (HT/On) #3043A793 Rampage III GENE NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti MSI TFII @ Stock G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] Raid 0 + Seagate 1TB Pioneer BR-Drive Win7 Ultimate 64bit Acer B273hu 
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GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX 
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i7 950 @ 4.21 (HT/On) #3043A793 Rampage III GENE NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti MSI TFII @ Stock G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] Raid 0 + Seagate 1TB Pioneer BR-Drive Win7 Ultimate 64bit Acer B273hu 
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GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX 
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post #7 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ReignsOfPower View Post
You're better off getting 2x3GB Kit of Ram. CL7 1600MHz is spot on.
Otherwise, looks fine to me
Yes, but id like to have 8GB of ram for a bit of future proofing, Seeing as i do abit of video editing and some photoshop. I understand it would be better to use 3 sticks which would allow me to use triple channel memory. But ill consider it before i buy the components
Zardoz
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i7 950 @ 4.21 (HT/On) #3043A793 Rampage III GENE NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti MSI TFII @ Stock G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] Raid 0 + Seagate 1TB Pioneer BR-Drive Win7 Ultimate 64bit Acer B273hu 
PowerCase
GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX 
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Zardoz
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i7 950 @ 4.21 (HT/On) #3043A793 Rampage III GENE NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti MSI TFII @ Stock G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] Raid 0 + Seagate 1TB Pioneer BR-Drive Win7 Ultimate 64bit Acer B273hu 
PowerCase
GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX 
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post #8 of 42
Yeah triple channel does nothing really lol.
post #9 of 42
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Yeah triple channel does nothing really lol.
Nah not really, its only 30% more bandwidth. Not much at all.

Can always get 2 sets of tripple channel memory. 6 sticks of 2GB's will be similar in price to 2x4GB sets.
post #10 of 42
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Update 15/3/2011

The first item arrives (well like a week ago lol) and ive decided to paint it black . So the necessary tools are bought, the case disassembled, sprayed, cured and rebuilt. Unfortunately tho, only one coat of black was sprayed seeing as the can ran out as i was half way through the second coat. I cbf buying an other can so left it .








Edited by anthony92 - 3/15/11 at 4:35am
Zardoz
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i7 950 @ 4.21 (HT/On) #3043A793 Rampage III GENE NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti MSI TFII @ Stock G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] Raid 0 + Seagate 1TB Pioneer BR-Drive Win7 Ultimate 64bit Acer B273hu 
PowerCase
GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX 
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Zardoz
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.21 (HT/On) #3043A793 Rampage III GENE NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti MSI TFII @ Stock G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB [x2] Raid 0 + Seagate 1TB Pioneer BR-Drive Win7 Ultimate 64bit Acer B273hu 
PowerCase
GE-M800A-d1 Gigabyte LIAN LI PC-A04B mATX 
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