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built my sig rig last night, installed windows and all that this morning, and now shes done! i chose not to end up cutting holes in my case, since a dremel and all the parts id need were like 60-70$, figured il just hold off for a bit and buy a new case No pics at the moment, but i need to open the case to change the speed of one of m front intake fans, so il snap a few then. i did pretty decent cable managment with the 2 holes the case has

took about 3 hours to take my old rig out, and put the new one together, this was my first complete build so i took my time. You should have seen how stressed i was putting the CPU in... the amount of force to close the clamp mechanism thing was so nerve wracking. i litteraly sat there for like 15 mins trying it and stoping. then i just went "oh what the hell il just do it", and it took like 3 secs to do

Cpu cooler was simple as all hell to install. maybe a 5-10 min process. and am i ever glad i got it.... useing a small dot of the included STG2 thermal paste CoreTemp is reading 25-27 degrees across all 4 cores. low is 22-24, high 29-31.

i havnt OCed at all yet, or done any stress tests, and i havnt even touched the GPU settings. but so far i am stoked !!!!

Thanks to anyone on the site who gave me advice before i built, and sorry for the blog worthy wall of text


**Update**

Here are some pics taken with my iphone... they arnt the best, but im a gamer, not a photographer



LOL worthy cable managment. could be worse it dosnt look like it in the pic, but all the cables are taped/tied to the back of the case so they are completly out of the way of the fans

LEDs make it run faster right?


Edited by ironhide138 - 3/27/11 at 2:42pm
    
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post #2 of 30
Gratz
btw how does well does your 580 fit into your 900?
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Well done!
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well the thing is a freaking beast!, covers 2 slots and the mobo sata connectors, but theres maybe 1 1/2 to 2 inchs of clearence from the side of the case, and maybe an inch from the drive bays. its not a tight fit, in the case, just make sure if you plan on getting one that your Mobo has sideways faceing sata ports.

tonight or tomorrow morning il be opening it up to adjust fan speeds and fix the HDD light wire... i forgot to connect it ahaha.. il take a few pics and run prime 95. maybe try the mobos auto oc
    
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Nice, Looks like a great rig. If you have a camera handy pictures are welcome
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Another question?
Why the 900 and not the 1200? or some similar monstrous case?
I hate my 902`s cable managment and size.Should have gotten a 1200
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Another question?
Why the 900 and not the 1200? or some similar monstrous case?
I hate my 902`s cable managment and size.Should have gotten a 1200
ive had my 900 for about 3 years now, just kept it for this build. its really not bad, not great either though.

should have some pics up tomorrow.
Edited by ironhide138 - 3/26/11 at 10:55pm
    
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Updated with pics
    
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Damn, that Sabertooth is sexy board .

I might have to grab one.
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well done it looks real good and very neat.

i doubt the mb cover thingy will catch on though.

i like to see what components are smoking.
    
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