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  1. #1
    Member mista ting's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    New York City

    Arrow Q6600 build is here yaaaay (lots of pics)

    BACK FROM THE DEAD!!! First upgrade in about 6 years i'm glad i skipped the expensive AMD X2 era. Luckily i had ordered it from newegg on the same day they removed the NYC taxes saved 100$ ^__^. Spent months on research for quality best bang for buck long lasting parts not to mention coupon codes and combo discounts . Here's the specs on my budget Q6600 build: following pics then OC's

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz = 180$
    ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel = 100$
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) = 80$
    HIS Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit = 165$
    CORSAIR 520HX Modular PSU = 90$
    Antec Three Hundred Mid tower Case = 60$
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATAII 16MB Cache= 59$
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB SATAII 32MB Cache = 79$
    SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA SH-S223F = 20$
    HP Photosmart C5280 MFC / All-In-One Color Printer = 60$
    HP w2207H 22" Widescreen with Glossy/ S-PVA / Dynamic contrasting Panel / HDMI / HDCP = 270$
    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler =35$
    XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket = 7$
    ARCTIC COOLING ACCELS1 Rev 2 VGA Cooler = 30$
    iCEMAT 2nd Edition BLACK Mouse Pad = 23$
    2 x S-Flex SFF21F 120mm Fan
    4 x Yate Loon DS12SL-12 Low Speed 120mm Fan
    1 x Yate Loon DS14SL-12 Low Speed 140mm Fan
    3 x UV S-ATAII connectors (green)
    7 x Rubber fan Sound / Vibration damping mounts
    1 x Bag of UV Zip Ties (green)
    1 x Sunbeam 6 Channel 30w each Black Fan Controller
    1 x Logsis UV CCFL mini tubes

    Total ~ 1,200$

    they weren't kidding when they said AS5 setteled this tube is about 2 years old lol. I still used it though shook it up for like 30 mins

    Removing the stock HD4850 Heatsink & Fan....i can see why people gets such high temps those thermalpads are about 1/2 inch in hight!!!

    My Accelero S1 Rev2 is the incompatible version that won't fit the HD4850 due to one of the heatpipes will lay on one of the Ramsinks. To fix it i put 1 low profile zalman ramsink in that following spot and on the Vregulators you see and that's it, its compatible now!....also the included voltage regulator sink included did not fit i just used some low profile ramsinks laying around (OC / Zalman)

    setup on the voltage regulators

    Heres all the ramsinks setup right before putting on the accelero.

    Here you can see how if you would of used the bigger ram sinks included it would cause the entire heatsink to be unbalanced of the GPU Die causing high temps or even damage it!

    UV zip ties FTW i have an S-Flex SFF21F 120mm mounted on with a rubber noise damping kit installed on the base of the fan.

    2 x Yate Loon DS12SL-L 120mm Fan + 2 x rubber sound / vibration damping mounts on the front of the Antec 300 both as intake

    Installed the corsair HX-520 upside down so fan will be upwards (the PSU mount is on the bottom of the antec 300) also a rubber PSU sound / vibration damping kit installed

    Q6600 G0 @ 3.4GHz @ 1.356v
    Asus P45 P5Q-Pro 1406 BIOS
    G-SKILL 4GB DDR2 @ 5-5-5-15 @ 756MHz
    HIS HD 4850 512MB @ 700MHz / 1200MHz
    1.28TB (2 x WD AALS 640GB) Hard Drives
    Corsair CMPSU-520HX 520W
    Antec 300 Black ATX Case

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    Member mista ting's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    New York City
    spent about 3 days trying to hide all the wires its insanly hard to manage wiring in this case


    the outside

    ran into a problem the Accelero S1 Rev2 is so big the 120mm fan could not fit inside lol had to mount it outside -_-'

    this thing is way to bright

    Logitech G11 + Logitech G5 + iCEMAT Black = heaven

    HP w2207H 22" HDMI Widescreen LCD with Glossy / S-PVA / Dynamic contrasting Panel.

    Now for the OC'ing

    I don't know if i want to go higher its gettings close to 60c!!!. The Accelero is working really good considering alot of people on stock would get 80c ^__^

    Q6600 G0 @ 3.4GHz @ 1511 FSB (9 x 378) 1.35v
    Idle - 43c
    Load - 58c

    HD 4850 @ 700MHz / 1150GHz
    Idle - 32c
    Load - 40c

    GSkill PC8000 4GB @ 504MHz (1008MHz)
    @ 3:4 @ 2T-5-5-5-15

    3DMark06 = 14,431
    3DMark05 = 19,847
    3DMark03 = 46,820
    3DMark01 = 48,132

    Oh yea the whole thing is dead silent with all the Yate Loon / S-Flex fans the loudest thing is the 500GB seagate thing though the S-Flex is superior to the Yate Loon in terms of noise / CFM. But considering the price the yate loon wins for only 4$ a peice vs 15$ S-flex's !!! the corsair psu's fan spins very slowly and can't be heard even when your ear it on it. Silent gaming is a luxury :=D

    comments? questions? ^__^
    Last edited by mista ting; 09-03-08 at 08:09 PM.

    Q6600 G0 @ 3.4GHz @ 1.356v
    Asus P45 P5Q-Pro 1406 BIOS
    G-SKILL 4GB DDR2 @ 5-5-5-15 @ 756MHz
    HIS HD 4850 512MB @ 700MHz / 1200MHz
    1.28TB (2 x WD AALS 640GB) Hard Drives
    Corsair CMPSU-520HX 520W
    Antec 300 Black ATX Case

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    Member gixxer420's Avatar
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    Mar 2003
    looks great

    :: 8400 @ 4.2
    :: Giga Ud3p
    :: Ballistix Tracer 2gb
    :: Evga GTX 260 / 216
    :: CM 690
    :: OCZ GameXstream 600

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    Sweet, i wish i can OC my q6600 that high
    NZXT Tempest Case
    Intel DP67BG Mobo with Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.7ghz
    12GB DDR3 1333
    128 Crucial M4 SSD
    750gb Samsung Spinpoint Sata Hard Drive
    750gb Western Digital Sata Hard Drive
    2x 2TB Samsung F3 Hard Drives
    2x R9 290 In Crossfire
    27" 2560x1440 Shimian Monitor plus 2x 21.5" AOC e2243fw 1080p
    Logitech G15 Keyboard
    Logitech G5 Mouse

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    Member bda1967's Avatar
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    Stow, Ohio
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    Nice looking setup. Congratulations!
    i7 4970K @ 4.0GHz - ASUS Z97-E USB 3.1 - 8GB DDR3-1600 G. Skill PC3-12800
    ASUS GTX970 OC - SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SSD / 1TB HDD storage - HAF X - Corsair HYDRO H75 - Corsair CX700 psu - Windows 10 Pro

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    Rest In Peace OldSkool's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Lewisville, TX
    Very clean and neat
    No Rig currently :(
    New Rig to be built in coming months......i7? Maybe :)

    "I Reject Your Reality, and Substitute My Own"
    E8400(CO) @ 4.2Ghz with 1.312v/4.5Ghz with 1.38v - Retired

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    Member Nasdaq's Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    In front of my Dell 1901FP LCD
    Very nice set up and good cable management.
    ABIT KN8 Ultra | AMD Opteron 165 | Kingston 1.5GB HyperX PC3200 | Seagate 320GB SATA HDD | Hitachi 250GB HDD | Lite-On 16xDVD | Lite-On 32x CDRW | BenQ 1655 DVDRW | NVIDIA GeForce 5500XT 128MB | DELL 1901FP 19" LCD | Antec P180| WinXP Pro/Desktop BSD

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