New Rig

New Rig

Postby Grump642 on 13 Aug 2009 04:18

Well, I finally ordered the parts for my new rig. I like AMD, but the I7 has just far more horsepower.
Hiper Osiris case
Asus P6T SE
Corsair Dominator 6Gig(3x2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145253
Noctua HS+F http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608007
I7 920
Sapphire VaporX 4890 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102848
Corsair HX850 PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
Western Digital HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319
I wanted to go with Corsairs new Hydro H50 CPU cooler, but the only places that could keep it in stock wanted way too much money. It's no better then the Noctua, but you don't have 10# of shit hanging off your MoBo. Oh well. I plan on adding a 2nd 4890 later. And this time, I went with Vista 64bit.
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Re: New Rig

Postby rockingmtranch on 13 Aug 2009 05:27

Expecting to do some quantum computations in the near future? :))
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Re: New Rig

Postby audioave10 on 13 Aug 2009 15:15

Grump...that's quite a monster you've configured. Glad you found a
silver case that's a Hiper (I love my black Anubis).
Good Luck on the build. Let us know how the 64bit turns out since I
want to go there eventually.
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Re: New Rig

Postby Nightwatch on 13 Aug 2009 18:19

rockingmtranch wrote:Expecting to do some quantum computations in the near future? :))

I bet it'd be capable of just doing that!
What a piece! Enjoy it Grump :thumbright:
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Re: New Rig

Postby Grump642 on 14 Aug 2009 02:16

Thanks, I have been debating this for a while. But the horsepower from an I7 was too much to pass up. Dave, I could not get a silver Asiris, mine is black. Will report on the 64bit thing. I already started collecting 64bit apps for the stuff I use.
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Re: New Rig

Postby audioave10 on 14 Aug 2009 15:23

I guess the silver cases stay in Britain since the review I read was on a silver one from Bit-Tech. These cases are some of the coolest cases
you can get (temps).
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Re: New Rig

Postby Grump642 on 14 Aug 2009 16:37

Hope you are right on the temps, because after I crank this 920 up to 3.6-3.8, I will need LOTS of cooling! :-"
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Re: New Rig

Postby ket on 21 Aug 2009 15:36

You might want to cancel that order on the POS Vista 64bit.. Windows 7 comes out in October.
Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme6
CPU: Intel i5 3570k @ 4.5GHz 1.18v (actual)
RAM: 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 2133MHz 10-11-10-25 1T
GPU: VTX3D HD7970 3GB @ 1125MHz / 6600MHz
Sound: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-E
HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda, Sata3 64MB Cache
Opticals: 2x Sony Optiarc DVD-RW
PSU: Corsair 850w HX
Case: Zalman Z11

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Re: New Rig

Postby Grump642 on 22 Aug 2009 00:21

True, but buy Vista now and get free coupon for upgrade to Win 7 Pro when it comes out! :thumbright:

All the parts are in and I should get a chance to put it together this weekend. Will try to post pics and will update on 64bit. Just found out my remote help software will not work on 64bit. :-Q Guess I will have to find some different software.
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Re: New Rig

Postby ket on 22 Aug 2009 01:39

That "free upgrade" isn't so free.. your charged at least £25 still depending which you choose to upgrade to ;)
Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme6
CPU: Intel i5 3570k @ 4.5GHz 1.18v (actual)
RAM: 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 2133MHz 10-11-10-25 1T
GPU: VTX3D HD7970 3GB @ 1125MHz / 6600MHz
Sound: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-E
HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda, Sata3 64MB Cache
Opticals: 2x Sony Optiarc DVD-RW
PSU: Corsair 850w HX
Case: Zalman Z11

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Re: New Rig

Postby Grump642 on 22 Aug 2009 03:55

Yeah, I paid $30 more, but that beats the hell out of full price later. And I am up and running NOW.
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Re: New Rig

Postby Grump642 on 23 Aug 2009 18:12

+Well, I got this computer together last night. So far no problems with 64bit or the rig. Little disappointed with my new case. Cable management sucks.
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Re: New Rig

Postby ket on 24 Aug 2009 01:40

A lot of cases suck for cable management unfortunately, you have to be very creative about where the cables are placed so they don't really show.
Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme6
CPU: Intel i5 3570k @ 4.5GHz 1.18v (actual)
RAM: 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 2133MHz 10-11-10-25 1T
GPU: VTX3D HD7970 3GB @ 1125MHz / 6600MHz
Sound: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-E
HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda, Sata3 64MB Cache
Opticals: 2x Sony Optiarc DVD-RW
PSU: Corsair 850w HX
Case: Zalman Z11

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Re: New Rig

Postby audioave10 on 24 Aug 2009 02:52

Hey Grump, that's a nice website you have...Good Luck and I hope
you get a lot of business. Very fair pricing. :thumbright:
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Re: New Rig

Postby Grump642 on 24 Aug 2009 04:07

Thanks Audioave, first site I ever built. Working on another site about hardware, software, security, and all that stuff.
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Re: New Rig

Postby VINTAR on 24 Aug 2009 07:20

Yeah, nice site grump. Wish i lived in wiggins then i'd have a go to guy :-)
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Cooler Master Hyper TX 2 CPU cooler
Gigabyte EP45 UD3R mobo
Nvidia GTS450
2 GIGS Transcend DDR2 800 pc6400 @ 960
Thermaltake Tough Power 650w PSU
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Re: New Rig

Postby Nightwatch on 24 Aug 2009 12:18

Very good looking and functional site, Grump642 :thumbright: =D> Very professional looking.

If I had been in the US now, I'd definitely get in touch with you for any repairs. ( I actually need a laptop repair) But, I wish you very good luck and success.
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Re: New Rig

Postby Grump642 on 26 Aug 2009 05:09

Here is a couple pics of my new rig. http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/Grump642/New%20Rig/FILE0003.jpg http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/Grump642/New%20Rig/FILE0004.jpg

and here is a couple of screen shots while I was testing the OC. I have HT disabled for OCing, but will turn it back on and re-test later. Vcore is 1.25v, up from 1.2v stock. I am VERY happy with the Corsair memory! Stable as a rock at 1750Mhz!!!
http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/Grump642/New%20Rig/2009-08-25_222231.png http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/Grump642/New%20Rig/2009-08-25_223124.png

I know this will do a lot more, but for now I am happy. :-"

Edit--Yes I know I take bad pics! :-??
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Re: New Rig

Postby audioave10 on 26 Aug 2009 06:12

I hope that great system serves you well. You are right...crappy bad
pictures...LOL... but only because I wanted a good look at the hard-
ware. I like my PC toys...I'm a hardware ho bigtime. Already trying
to figure out when & how I go quadcore and 64bit OS.
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