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Well I had a few problems ordering the parts I wanted for my new build and I almost didn't bother but I decided to order one last time and they finally arrived on Friday 01st April. I spent this morning putting it together.



Asus P8P67 Deluxe
i7 2600k
8GB Corsair Vengeance
Crucial C300 128GB
Thermalright Archon



The Asus P8P67 Deluxe, it was so much hassle just trying to order this thing, finally got my hands on it.



The base of the Thermalright Archon was flawless. It does have a concave base but I doubt I'm going to lap this one, the temperatures I get will decide whether or not I keep it.



Cooler mounted and ready to go.



Everything hooked up and powered on for the fist time with zero problems, truly a first for me.



The only issues I have is with the Archon, it covers the first RAM slot (not a problem, as I won't need more RAM for the life of this build), it also blocks the first PCI-E (also not really a problem), I had to file down the mounting bracket as it was pressing up against the motherboards MOSFET cooler and when I place the side cover on my HAF 932 there is about a papers width gap between the Archon and the side door fan. Again they are not really problems just little annoyances. I think I will pit it up against my lapped TRUE and which ever offers the best cooling gets to stay.

When I get a chance I will also do some cable management (after the heatsink changes of course) and hopefully sit down and overclock the hell out of it

Time to hit ebay and sell my trusted 775 parts.

If you got this far thanks for reading.
Edited by Pabs - 4/2/11 at 1:56pm
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Pretty much same specs as me, kinda.

Ugh, I want a modular PSU so bad
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Congrats on everything working. Very nice build you got there!
    
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Sweet build, You mentioned something about a lapped TRUE. What is this true??
 
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Sweet build, You mentioned something about a lapped TRUE. What is this true??
Looked it up, I for sure want to see benches with that cooler! Especially lapped

Sorry for not researching and asking dumb questions, I seem to do that alot
 
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Pretty much same specs as me, kinda.

Ugh, I want a modular PSU so bad
Yeah, more or less. I'm hoping to hit 4.5GHz as well, anything after that will be a bonus. A modular PSU is very handy in cable management.

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Congrats on everything working. Very nice build you got there!
Thanks man, it's be a long time coming. I've had my Maximus Formula for three years and three months, I will be sad to see it go, but it's been fantastic upgrading.

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Sweet build, You mentioned something about a lapped TRUE. What is this true??
Thanks, Yeah the TRUE was the king once, still a great cooler, it's just the mounting system sucks, which was the main reason I bought the Archon. Link to my Lapped True thread
Edited by Pabs - 4/2/11 at 1:58pm
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I waited a couple months to finally get my SB build, and it was definitely worth it. I absolutely love this thing I didn't really need the upgrade (had a 1055T beforehand) but I'm so glad I did it.

I was stuck on the stock cooler for a few days so I could "only" run 4.3Ghz, which was somewhat bitter-sweet. It was certainly faster than my 1055T, but I couldn't really push it

Anywho, enjoy the build!
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I waited a couple months to finally get my SB build, and it was definitely worth it. I absolutely love this thing I didn't really need the upgrade (had a 1055T beforehand) but I'm so glad I did it.

I was stuck on the stock cooler for a few days so I could "only" run 4.3Ghz, which was somewhat bitter-sweet. It was certainly faster than my 1055T, but I couldn't really push it

Anywho, enjoy the build!
I've waited a couple of months for this build too and I almost talked myself out of it and to wait for Ivy bridge as my Q9550 was doing more than I needed, but after using it briefly this afternoon and this evening I am extremely impressed with the speed at stock, really can't wait to overclock it, I keep hearing how easy these Sandy Bridge processors are to overclock.
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I've waited a couple of months for this build too and I almost talked myself out of it and to wait for Ivy bridge as my Q9550 was doing more than I needed, but after using it briefly this afternoon and this evening I am extremely impressed with the speed at stock, really can't wait to overclock it, I keep hearing how easy these Sandy Bridge processors are to overclock.
Pretty easy indeed! I'm currently working on 4.8Ghz on my 2500k. I just passed 2 hours of Prime, but I'm stopping it so I can actually play something I'll be letting it run overnight so I can be sure it's stable.
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I wanna know how your archon works out, also why do you have the grill on a fan inside your case?
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