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J-O_S-H

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This is my attempt at an i7 build.

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#1 - Parts ::
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Intel i7 920
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OCZ Reaper HPC 1600MHZ CL7

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Foxconn Flamingblade

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XFX ATI Radeon HD 5850

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Corsair HX620w PSU

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Western Digital Velociraptor (160gb OEM)

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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

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To Be Continued...
 

JLK03F150

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Looking forward to seeing the build progress. I hope you put up some stock bench results (such as 3dMark) after you get it put together. Also like to see some overclocked results after you upgrade the cooling. :)
 
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J-O_S-H

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Looking forward to seeing the build progress. I hope you put up some stock bench results (such as 3dMark) after you get it put together. Also like to see some overclocked results after you upgrade the cooling. :)

No Problem will do... I have a copy of 3D mark that I got free with my Maximus II Formula and haven't used yet.
 

psionic98

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if I only had more time and i'd be working on my new i7 build going on in a diff thread...darn holidays always getting in the way
 
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J-O_S-H

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if I only had more time and i'd be working on my new i7 build going on in a diff thread...darn holidays always getting in the way

Well I can't work on mine until I get a case to put it in. Really frustrating... I essentially have a whole i7 build but can't do anything with it.
 
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J-O_S-H

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you so could have an open build to play with .. unless you have little ones running around ..

I have liitle brothers that love to touch things they shouldn't. Even if I didn't I don't really have anywhere to put an open build.

I was thinking of doing a cardboard box build but it's too much effort and something will likely get broken... I ALWAYS break something.
 

psionic98

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I used a shoebox to hold everything while i tried to figure out why I wasn't posting.. new experience for sure!
 

JLK03F150

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I always do an open bench build to test for DOA parts, then move it all to a case when I know everything works. Makes it a lot easier to figure out there's an extra stand-off under the mobo in the case causing a problem - or some other silly problem. ;)
 
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J-O_S-H

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Ok... so all I essentially need now is a case to house the components.

I was gooing to get a corsair Obsidian but have recently uncovered the Silverstone Raven RV01B and am very intereseted to get it.

The Raven will cost me £140 whereas the 800D will cost £200 + £30 for some decent fans.

What do you guys think?
 
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J-O_S-H

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UPDATE :: With the holidays I can expect to recieve a case after December 30th

Will probably get the Silverstone Raven RV01B-W (rev 2 with window) unless I can find a really good deal on something else over the next few days.

I was all hyped up to get the Corsair Obsidian 800D... now I'm only vaguely interested in it.

WIll also be getting a new 24" Monitor sometime in January.

I can't wait... but unfortunately I have to.
 
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UPDATE :: With the holidays I can expect to recieve a case on January 30th.

Will probably get the Silverstone Raven RV01B-W (rev 2 with window) unless I can find a really good deal on something else over the next few days.

I was all hyped up to get the Corsair Obsidian 800D... now I'm only vaguely interested in it.

WIll also be getting a new 24" Monitor sometime in January.

I can't wait... but unfortunately I have to.

!!!! The 30th???? Of NEXT month??? Ouch...
 
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J-O_S-H

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UPDATE :: Managed to get a good deal on a Corsair Obsidian 800D.

Now I just need to play the waiting game... Worst game ever!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully the system should be built by next week.

Water Cooling will likely be completed in February after I get a new monitor.