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#357266 - 10/22/11 03:42 PM My new personalized PC build.
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
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This is my second build and I'm really excited about it. I'm still waiting for a couple components to be delivered, and hopefully it'll be running by next Monday or Tuesday.

Here's the specs-

Corsair Obsidian 800D
EVGA Z68 FTW EATX
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost). I'm going to OC it to 4.5-5 GHZ.
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
Two overclocked GTX 460's (768). One is an EVGA and the other is a Zotac.
Main HDD is a 1TB WD Green. Secondary HDD is a 250 GB WD Black. I also have a 2TB WD and 300 GB Seagate Freeagent Pro external HDD.
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B CPU cooler with a Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 RPM fan. I considered the H70, but I'm not comfortable with water around $$$$ of components. Plus there's regular maintenance required that I'd have to pay someone to do. I also doubt it would cool much better than the Megahalems. I'm using them in my current computer with the same fan and it's unbelievable.
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 modular PSU
For added case cooling - six 120mm COOLER MASTER'S and one 140mm XIGMATEK eXTREME SILENT
Windows 7 64-bit
24" ASUS ProArt. I just bought this monitor a couple months ago and the colours are absolutely stunning.
Cable managed and connected to my Denon AVR-3801 receiver powering Paradigm Monitor 9's.

It's replacing my current setup -

-Antec 900-cable managed
-Core 2 Quad Q6600 GO slackr (batch #L740B257) 2.4 GHz overclocked to 3.2 GHz
-EVGA Nforce 680I SLI A1
-EVGA GEFORCE GTX 460 X 2
-Corsair Dominator 8500C5D DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)5-5-5-15-2T at 2.1V
-Prolimatech Megahalems
-Thermaltake TR2 RX 750 W
-WD Caviar Green (WD10EADS) 1TB
-WD Caviar 250 GB
-Seagate Freeagent Pro 300 GB external HD
-Windows 7 64-bit
-24" ASUS ProArt
-Denon AVR-3801 receiver powering Paradigm Monitor 9's
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#357283 - 10/22/11 10:44 PM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Pretty sweet setup. I noticed you didn't include any cold cathode lighting for the inside of the PC case -- good call. smile What kind of video card are you getting?
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#357287 - 10/22/11 11:30 PM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: pmbuko]
CV Offline
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Originally Posted By: pmbuko
What kind of video card are you getting?


I think these are the video cards:

Quote:
Two overclocked GTX 460's (768). One is an EVGA and the other is a Zotac.


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#357293 - 10/23/11 12:51 AM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: CV]
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Ah, thanks. My eyes were drawn to the links. smile
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#357294 - 10/23/11 12:58 AM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: pmbuko]
CV Offline
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Man, we don't need another "that's what she said" tonight.

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#357295 - 10/23/11 07:35 AM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: CV]
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Pretty sweet setup. I noticed you didn't include any cold cathode lighting for the inside of the PC case -- good call. smile


Thanks, dude. I'm super excited.

I have seen those lights on builds, Peter; but I didn't know what they were called. Thanks. And yes, they are a bit much.

Originally Posted By: CV
Man, we don't need another "that's what she said" tonight.


smile
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#357297 - 10/23/11 08:32 AM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Loc: Central NH
But they're blue! BLUE!!!!!
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#357299 - 10/23/11 08:38 AM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
But you've gotta have the hard drive coolers with the blue light fans. Mine has those.


Edited by CatBrat (10/23/11 08:42 AM)

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#357300 - 10/23/11 08:40 AM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: CatBrat]
Ken.C Offline
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Storage? If you can budget it, I'd spring for an SSD or two. If you can't, drop one of the 460s and get one. You'll get more performance out of that than out of the rather iffy SLI.
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#357302 - 10/23/11 10:42 AM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: CatBrat]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
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Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Originally Posted By: CatBrat
But you've gotta have the hard drive coolers with the blue light fans. Mine has those.


The six COOLER MASTER case fans have blue lights smile.

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Storage? If you can budget it, I'd spring for an SSD or two. If you can't, drop one of the 460s and get one. You'll get more performance out of that than out of the rather iffy SLI.


Ken, thanks for the sage advice. I've broke the bank this month, but I do plan on getting at least one SSD next month.

The video cards and HDD's are being transferred over from my other PC. And you're definitely right that SLI can be iffy, but luckily I haven't had any problems, and the two overclocked 460's can easily handle anything.
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