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post #1 of 18
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All,
I just completed my first build. It took about 8 months but Im proud of the way she turned out.

Thermaltake Xaser VI Full Tower
Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 Bios F6
AMD Hexacore 1090t Lapped running @4.08GHZ 44c at full load
Noctua NH-D14 Lapped with Xigmatek 120mm & 140mm Crystal Series Blue
16gb G-Skill 12800 running at 1600mhz and CL8 1.5v 4x4gb
850w Kingwin Lazer PSU
4X 1tb WD Black running in Raid 10
Kingston 64gb SSD for my boot drive
Sapphire 6970 2gb running at 900mhz
Hauupage 2250 Tv card
2x Asus DVD burners
LG Blu-Ray Burner
Case fans all replaced with Xigmatek Crystal Series blue 3x140mm & 2x80mm
Kaze Master Pro Fan Controller w 6 temperature probes strategically placed throughout the case.
5 position Switch Panel for powering the fan controller and lights with custom bus system
2x 12" Blue Cold Cathode Lighting
Media Remote Control
Most wiring hidden behind motherboard tray. What is exposed is all running through blue flex loom Its sharp.
Wheels for mobility
Linksys WMP-600N Wireless N PCI Card.
UV Blue slot protectors
Logitech MX5500 Keyboard and Mouse
Samsung 43" Plasma for my monitor
Pioneer Receiver with Klipsch THX certified speakers for my sounds.
I connect through the HDMI for video and Toslink Optical for my audio.

Anyone see anything I should of done different? I dont game I just watch tv and movies on it plus surf the web. LOL. Kinda overkill but Im into overkill so thats cool. A couple of things I still want to do is crossfire with another 6970, someday add liquid cooling, and overclock my ram and GPU. Please tell me what you think. I can take some pictures if you want.
Edited by cantgetitright - 3/9/11 at 1:12pm
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post #2 of 18
Complete overkill for your needs... but if you got the money, sure. Pics would be great.
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post #3 of 18
overkill is the minimal term to use. lol, but lets see some pics
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I think Ill change the name to OVerkill. Well thanks guys thats exactly what I was going for. I was supposed to give up smoking to pay for it but that really hasn't worked out so far. Thank god my old lady loves me. LOL

Pics soon.

Edit: If you think thats overkill you should see my bike! LOL. Imagine that its blue to.
Edited by cantgetitright - 3/11/11 at 4:53am
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post #5 of 18
Forget overkill, It was an utter waste of money, sell and buy yourself a an athlon x2 / c2d system.
    
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post #6 of 18
On a serious note, you should have gone LED/LCD w/ your monitor. Your chose a plasma for your PC... a pc which has lots of static screens... not hating on plasmas, because I'm getting one as my next tv, but i wouldn't have done this...

one more time, complete overkill dude. 16gb of ram, really? can you post pics already?
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post #7 of 18
You're a non-gamer who built a gaming rig? Cool, I guess? A sad shame that HD 6970 2GB is being wasted...

And since when did browsing the net and streaming video require 16GB of RAM?
Edited by Diabolical999 - 3/11/11 at 5:56am
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post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Mental.Patient. Your a waste.

Peacemaker - Plasma is what I have in the bedroom. Its pulling double duty.

Diab. - I plan on doing some gaming. Just dont really have any time right now. I didnt think theres much that required 16gb of ram. Im futureproofed at the moment though.
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by cantgetitright;12699648 
I didnt think theres much that required 16gb of ram. Im futureproofed at the moment though.

That's not futureproof. By the time you need 16GB, we'll have moved far beyond DDR3. Futureproof would be something like 8GB DDR3 1600MHz. I've never even gone anywhere above 3.5GB.
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post #10 of 18
What if he wants to watch fully uncompressed AVI's where each minute of footage is over 10gig? or What if he wants to watch every episode of House. All at once. I think 16GB isn't enough. Bro you need more.
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