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Hello OCN!


I recently decided, that yet again, I was bored of my PC!

So I sold off all my perfectly decent 775 parts, and began doing a little homework on what could be my new machine.

I decided on a 1156 setup, as I wanted one a few months earlier, but simply did not have access to the funds.

In the end, I chose the following items and ordered them!
  • i3 530
  • ASUS P7P55D PRO
  • 4GB 1600Mhz G Skill Ripjaws
  • Another 7200 500GB Seagate for RAID 0 and a 250GB Maxtor for backup
  • ChilledPC sleeving
  • White Heatshrink
  • Lots of wire, so I can connect my front Vandal Switch to my Clear CMOS header
  • Thermalright Venomous-X, with two Zalman ZMF-3's for Push/Pull
  • Scythe Kaze Master Fan Controller
With all of that due here on Tuesday, I decided to make a start on modding my case, and first up was the the CMOS switch, and I thought I would grab a few shots of my board too (Since it came early)

The Project:
Part 1: 14/3/10 - Motherboard, CMOS Switch
Part 2: 15/03/10 - GPU Reseat and ram sinks.
Part 3: 25/03/2010 - Build as of now
For those interested, "Salt in the Wounds" is a name off the preview of Pendulum's new album.

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YouTube- Pendulum - Salt in the Wounds - STUDIO VERSION! HQ!
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Update 1: 14/3/10 - Motherboard, CMOS Switch:











My impressions of the board are that it is very high quality!




Removing the fan header's on my trusty San Ace!









The vandal switch. It is meant to be a orange led in the center, so we will soon find out when I get it all together
I made a bit of an error, and used too big of a holesaw, but adhesive came to rescue and it now sits perfect


And the other side, the terminals, I cheated somewhat here and ordered a premade cable for it, and as Oli would call me, a Lazy modder








The inside of the case with the holes I cut for extra cable management.



Case front!
 
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O_______O *waits*
 

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O_______O *waits*



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Subbed. good luck man!

Thanks


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Sounds good! I will be checking back


Cheers!

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specs looks great! I take it your keeping the 5770 in that rig, make sure u put lots of pics up man xD

I will be indeed, plan to strip it down later and apply OCZ Freeze.

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Thank you!
 
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Update 2: 15/03/10: GPU Reseat and ram sinks.

Reseated my 5770 with Freeze and applied ram sinks.













The rest of the parts are due tomorrow, so major update then!
 
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That 5770 looks familiar


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The Ram Sinks look like my old 8500GT Ram sinks LOL

Alright lads!

Well, it is all together now but had a new niggling issues


One of my 500gb drives is dead, it is a 7200.11, with SD15 firmware, so RMA'ing off to Seagate now.

Cathodes dont work, must be a wiring issue.

Other than that, all is good!

Will get pics up later when I am back from college!
 

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Apologies for the lack of updates!

One of my sticks of RAM was faulty, which has caused me a lot of trouble, and I am RMA'ing monday morning. However now on my rig, pictures and ocing time coming up!
 

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Good Luck Mate

Should be able to push 4.3GHz remeber to stick below 1.4v on the Vcore because these 32nm Chips tend to die quick with voltage that excesses 1.4v

 

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You stole my upgrade idea. GOOD JOB

I LOVE PENDULUM, BEST BAND EVAR

This is awkward. I wanted same processor, and motherboard, and video card.
 

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Good Luck mate i know you have been getting worked up about your i3 530 just trade it for a newer or better model

Core i5 750
Core i5 650

both in the same price bracket

Or splash the cash and go for

Core i7 860
 
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