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Woohoo, my first X2! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Pics an' everything included! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
---The Build---<br>
AMD Athlon X2 3800+<br>
Biostar TForce 550<br>
Muskin DDR2 667mhz 3-3-3-10<br>
eVGA 7900GS<br>
4x 320GB Seagate Barracuda w/ 16MB cache + NCQ<br>
5x 120mm case fans! (3 glow)<br>
Antec Neo HE 550w PSU<br><br><br>
I game mostly at night, and love the blue, so having everything glow makes me happy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32977&stc=1&d=1160432508" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
The front fan which sucks air in like a wind tunnel.<br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32978&stc=1&d=1160432508" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
The whole case in the light.<br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32979&stc=1&d=1160432508" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
The inside of the case....snakes nest of cords!<br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32980&stc=1&d=1160432526" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
The HD setup; RAID 0 + 1. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> There's another drive where floppies usually go.<br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32981&stc=1&d=1160432526" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
More pics next post. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/a/a1/a19c7cf9_vbattach32977.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/a/a1/525x525px-LL-a19c7cf9_vbattach32977.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/b/b4/b407abb7_vbattach32978.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/b/b4/525x525px-LL-b407abb7_vbattach32978.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:525px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/0/00/00f6b368_vbattach32979.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/0/00/525x525px-LL-00f6b368_vbattach32979.jpeg" style="width:417px;height:525px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/d/db/dba0df29_vbattach32980.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/d/db/525x525px-LL-dba0df29_vbattach32980.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:362px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/8/83/83cfbea4_vbattach32981.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/8/83/525x525px-LL-83cfbea4_vbattach32981.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a>
 

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Wow nice computer now get that xp folding <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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Very nice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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Nice setup, long sata cables <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Here's the top of the motherboard with my Arctic Freezer 64 Pro visible.<br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32982&stc=1&d=1160433759" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
The shiny shiny heatsink the 7900GS came with. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32983&stc=1&d=1160433759" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
My workspace, with $1.99 MS optical mouse and $5.99 keyboard visible. Also, $6.99 speakers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32984&stc=1&d=1160433759" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
I overclocked this rig to 2.6ghz; the videocard is running at 600/800mhz right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32985&stc=1&d=1160433759" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32986&stc=1&d=1160433759" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
And also, the HD benchmarks before I installed anything. <a href="http://www.overclock.net/attachments/hard-drives-storage/32673-official-hd-database-benchmark-raid-single-x2-3800-bench.jpg?d=1159941984" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/attachments...g?d=1159941984</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/1/1a/1a638fa9_vbattach32982.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/1/1a/525x525px-LL-1a638fa9_vbattach32982.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/a/ac/ac03a824_vbattach32983.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/a/ac/525x525px-LL-ac03a824_vbattach32983.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/a/a9/a9cb2bc2_vbattach32984.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/a/a9/525x525px-LL-a9cb2bc2_vbattach32984.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/5/5e/5ee2a0f1_vbattach32985.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/5/5e/525x525px-LL-5ee2a0f1_vbattach32985.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:420px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/e/e3/e3fe7ea5_vbattach32986.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/e/e3/525x525px-LL-e3fe7ea5_vbattach32986.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:420px;"></a>
 

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looks sweet happy computing
 

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What a bute i'm jelous how much did it run you ?
 

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What case is that?
 

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Right now it's set at 2.6ghz(260x10). The motherboard really dislikes higher than 260, and I haven't had time to play with all the settings. For one 3Dmark06 bench I actually got over 2000 CPU score, which was neat, but I didn't get quite as high a final score that time.<br><br>
I wrote down everything on the CPU IHS as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><b>ADA3800IAA5CU<br>
LDB4F 0622WPAW<br>
Q926652F61110</b><br><br>
I posted a while ago about a messed up temp sensor; the BIOS doesn't read the external temp correctly. Speedfan detects the core temp though, so here's what I've got.<br><br>
At 2.6ghz with an ambient temp of 18C in the room...at 2.6ghz the CPU idles 24C for the cores. I imagine external/BIOS temp should be lower than that. When running Prime95 on both cores the core temp goes up to 51C! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br><br>
When I put my hand behind the system while it's idle, the air coming out feels cool and refreshing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><br><br>
Incase I didn't mention it, that's a Sunbeam Silent Storm ATX case...it's not really silent, but it's a lot quieter than my old rig with 80mm fans, even despite having holes in the side panel, which are conveniently placed to so I can hear my videocard's fan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"><br><br>
The loudest component in the system is the videocard; the PSU fan is silent, as is the CPU fan. I think the thermaltake fan in front makes the most noise, but the glow is so sweet!
 

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Would ya mind giving me a link? Cant find it on newegg. I like the case <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Nvm found it!
 

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</div>Quite a lot, but I'm in Canada. The case took forever to get in(it came from China? <img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /> ), and by that point the prices dropped. I'm happy that I got my memory for $200 though, since now it's $350 at the same stores. I originally had picked an eVGA 7600GT, but after the 7900GS came out I asked to return it and got a full refund. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Final price was ~$2400 I think, but I also bought the same case + PSU for my other system, and tons of fans, and a few games as well, so hard to be sure.<br />
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</div>Sunbeam Silent Storm ATX case.
 

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How many 12cm fans can you fit in the middle? 3?
 

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</div>Maximum two. The screw holes don't go all the way up the middle bar, so it can't push air into a PSU. Actually, that middle bar is removable if you don't want it, and you can shift it a half inch either direction; handy for those really long videocards! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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I should probably mention that there's another fan hidden behind my HD's sucking air onto them. <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Looking good <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />. Why didn't you go with the DFI AM2 board? They're much better IMO. You should update your system specs now lol.
 

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Eh I think ill just have to drill another set of mounting holes. Im planning on getting it within the week for a new build <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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</div>The biostar board was $95. <img src="/images/smilies/lachen.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Lachen" class="inlineimg" /> Can't beat that!<br />
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I'm considering updating my system specs...but as I post this I'm on my old rig! Games rock on the new rig, but all my daily tasks are performed on this one. To put it bluntly, I dislike most of the ways Windows XP handles things; it doesn't remember window order properly and has dozens of other quirks that don't make sense. It's too annoying having windows randomly change order!
 

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dont forget to update your specs, thats the best part of upgrading lol
 

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WOW NICE! can i have it?
 

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Only if you buy it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 
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