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So I decided to do a little selling, and a little buying and try out the new Sandy Bridge platform. I have an extra Mini ATX computer that I've been swapping stuff out of, and thought I might finally want to settle on something.

Since I live fairly close to a Micro Center, I figured I would just grab some stuff from there and make it an interesting afternoon of the thing that I like to do most: build a fresh computer!

Now again, this is a backup computer, and isn't used as my primary computer, so it doesn't really need to have a ton of space, and is simply a toy. Here is what I put into it:

Processor: SB i5 2500k
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67-M PRO
Memory: Kingston HyperX 1600mhz 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Cooler: Corsair H50
GPU: Asus GTX 470
HD: Raid-0 Microcenter 64GB SSD's (A-data S599's)
PSU: CM Silent Pro 700W Modular
Case: Silverstone Sugo SG02-B
Optical: Asus Dvd burner
Wireless: Asus Wireless N

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Just did a quick o/c using Asus Tuner: 4.7ghz! uh wowzers! It took me hours upon hours to get a 4.2ghz o/c on my i7 in my sig rig!!! I do really like the new EUFI Bios and the awesome easy overclocking over the SB. I think I can do a few mhz better with lower vcore if I do the overclock myself, but not too shabby for 5 minutes and letting the computer do everything.

Hope you all enjoy, not sure what I'll be doing with it other than using it to browse the net occasionally and throwing a couple games that don't like to work with my surround setup, but it sure is fun to experience beautiful sandy smile.gif

Oh yes for those wondering, I do have plans to go SLI / Crossfire eventually tongue.gif So much you can do with such a small case!!
Edited by appleg33k85 - 4/20/11 at 6:02pm
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Just did a quick o/c using Asus Tuner: 4.7ghz! uh wowzers! It took me hours upon hours to get a 4.2ghz o/c on my i7 in my sig rig!!! I do really like the new EUFI Bios and the awesome easy overclocking over the SB. I think I can do a few mhz better with lower vcore if I do the overclock myself, but not too shabby for 5 minutes and letting the computer do everything.

You can probably do much better doing the OC on your own. My auto tune got me to 4.7 but the VCore was really high and my temps were soaring. I also got the BSOD while running prime too. By manually adjusting things, I can get it as high as 5.2 and boot into windows. I have no idea if it was stable at 5.2 because as soon as I started prime, the temps went into the 90's and I was too chicken to let it run. 5.1 was the highest I could get an hour of Prime stable and keep the temps under 90. If I had better cooling, I would keep it at 5.1. I keep it at 4.8 with a Vcore of 1.375 and I am very happy with that. Temps are low and I have no issues.
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Woah! Nice build! Those SSDs make me extremely jealous. T.T
Where'd you mount the H50?
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WD Blue 500GB. Windows 7 Home Premium. hp f2304 @ 1980x1200. Old DELL @ 1280x1024 Corsair HX850. 
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I wouldn't ever just leave it on something that the computer can do, that takes the fun out of overclocking, just tried it out to see what it could do, makes a nice little baseline to work with smile.gif - and thanks, I was going to just use 1 ssd for boot, and a 500GB storage drive, but I had an extra ssd laying around so figured why not just throw it in there?

The H50 is mounted right above the DVD drive, I had to custom cut the 120mm fan hole, and things are a bit tight, and its not the most fun to put together but there is room for it to breathe, and could actually mount something as thick as a 120 x 38mm fan.
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