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Jan 07, 2010 20:24 |  #1

Hi Guys

I just bought the following off of Newegg.com
Intel i7-860
EVGA P55 FTW
Corsair Dominator 2x2GB DDR3 1600
ASUS Radeon 5850
Zalman CNPS 9900A LED
Windows 7 64bit
XClio Windtunnel Full Desktop Case
Acer 22in Monitor (for my wife since I have two monitors already)

I plan to go to local Frys to buy a couple of 1TB WD Caviar Blacks for raid. Unfortunately, I had to cut a SSD out of this build, but I plan to just install one in 6 months or so. I am sooo looking forward to having more than 2GB of ram.


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Jan 07, 2010 20:26 |  #2

If you got that (minus the 5850) for under $850, great system... But damn... 5850? i want one of those babies...


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Jan 07, 2010 20:35 |  #3

Ever since my second 8800GTX died I have been craving to build a new computer. I was lucky enough to be one of the first prize winners in the Great Newegg Gift-Away so my wife (who would NEVER let me build something like this) agreed because I got $500 from Newegg! This is the first time I have ever won any kind of drawing so I am soooo happy.


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Jan 07, 2010 20:50 |  #4

themadman wrote in post #9347923 (external link)
Ever since my second 8800GTX died I have been craving to build a new computer. I was lucky enough to be one of the first prize winners in the Great Newegg Gift-Away so my wife (who would NEVER let me build something like this) agreed because I got $500 from Newegg! This is the first time I have ever won any kind of drawing so I am soooo happy.

Lucky bastard :D


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Jan 07, 2010 20:51 |  #5

Whoa! Big baller! Look out!

Congrats!


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Jan 13, 2010 03:11 |  #6

Well, all the stuff came today and I put it together. Only hiccup was I put the ram in the wrong slots, lol. (Apparently with only 1 set of ram you are suppose to put it in the grey slots, not the black slots)

Actually, thats a lie, I had another hiccup. I didn't order an optical drive, so I tried to cannibalize one from one my computers or friends computers... apparently ALL of us have parallel ata cable ones when my new mother board doesn't have a parallel ata port, lol. Had to drive to Frys and pick up a SATA optical drive, luckily they had one on sale for $30! =)

My wife took some photos while a friend and I put it together, I'll post once I get Lightroom and stuff onto this new computer =)


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Jan 13, 2010 07:17 |  #7

themadman wrote in post #9383655 (external link)
Well, all the stuff came today and I put it together. Only hiccup was I put the ram in the wrong slots, lol. (Apparently with only 1 set of ram you are suppose to put it in the grey slots, not the black slots)

Actually, thats a lie, I had another hiccup. I didn't order an optical drive, so I tried to cannibalize one from one my computers or friends computers... apparently ALL of us have parallel ata cable ones when my new mother board doesn't have a parallel ata port, lol. Had to drive to Frys and pick up a SATA optical drive, luckily they had one on sale for $30! =)

My wife took some photos while a friend and I put it together, I'll post once I get Lightroom and stuff onto this new computer =)

Congrats! Can't wait to see the pics! :cool:


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Jan 15, 2010 00:36 |  #8

I'm Will's wife, I was taking the photos that day. So here are some pictures of the computer parts and the building process.

All the components in the box

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4275357131_5ed6be7c85_o.jpg

Processor

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4276103676_7ba0141d8e_o.jpg

Will holding the heat sink

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4275357613_ef0fb7eb6f_o.jpg

Will and friend, building the computer

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Enjoy ;)

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Jan 15, 2010 07:26 as a reply to  @ momo_chan18's post |  #9

Great pics Patty!

Congrats on the new rig Will!!!


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Jan 15, 2010 09:12 |  #10

Does that heatsink even fit in there !??!?


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Jan 15, 2010 10:42 |  #11

That heatsink is not even that big when considering the other options in the market. Enjoy the build.


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Jan 15, 2010 14:28 |  #12

Heh, I was worried at first as well that it wouldn't fit. Although I fit the Coolermaster V8 (which is also a 120mm fan heatsink) in my brother's medium format case so I figured this should fit in a full format case. The only issue was installing it was kinda annoying because it would bump the heatsinks around the CPU if it wasn't put in just right.

I am personally glad we could finally use that power source, we have had it sitting around for like a year or so, lol. I personally found it funny that the mother board had 4 power cables going to it. The large one, two of the 8 pin ones and a molex, lol.


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Jan 15, 2010 16:18 |  #13

basroil wrote in post #9398297 (external link)
Does that heatsink even fit in there !??!?

Haha. I've put bigger heatsinks in smaller cases for some buddies. I love how you get the feeling that it's not going to fit and you end up laughing it off when you pull it off with a few millimeters of clearance.

Congrats on the new PC! You should post up some pics of your handy work. :D


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Jan 15, 2010 16:55 |  #14

b.han wrote in post #9400842 (external link)
Haha. I've put bigger heatsinks in smaller cases for some buddies. I love how you get the feeling that it's not going to fit and you end up laughing it off when you pull it off with a few millimeters of clearance.

Congrats on the new PC! You should post up some pics of your handy work. :D

Meant more of because how EVGA loves to use giant heatsinks on the (now pci-e only) northbridge/southbridg​e, but yea, I can see that thing being an issue in a smaller case.


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Jan 15, 2010 17:02 |  #15

basroil wrote in post #9401100 (external link)
Meant more of because how EVGA loves to use giant heatsinks on the (now pci-e only) northbridge/southbridg​e, but yea, I can see that thing being an issue in a smaller case.

Ahh. Now that you mentioned, I see what you mean.


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