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Old 05-09-2009, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Core i7 Build [Z]

Well i promised some sort of topic didnt i.... :happy:
I will post my quick build overview and then any further benchmarks and later on in the distance future overclocking.

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Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHZ LGA1366 C0 Stepping
Asus P6T X58 TriSLI Motherboard
6GB Corsair DDR3 XMS3 1600MHZ 8-8-8-24
Seagate 7200.12 500GB SATA HDD
Seagate 7200.10 250GB SATA HDD
Samsung Spinpoint 500GB SATA HDD
BFGTech Geforce GTX260+ x2 in SLI
Corsair 850W-TX Power Supply
Coolermaster HAF 932
Xigmatek Rifle S1283 + Crossbow Backplate + MX2
Aerocool Modern-V Bay Fan Controller
Samsung DVDRW SuperMulti SATA Optical Drive
Windows Vista Home Premium x64 Bit

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^ Boxes for most of my parts, all arrived within 15 days of each other with the ram and two BFG 260+ cards from TigerDirect in the US.



^ Where i worked on everything. Anti static bag under mobo but these towels dont produce static...



^ Almost laughed when i saw the luxury black velvet bag the PSU came in.



^ Inside, half installed.



^ Practically finished with on the run cable management.



^ Front look. Put the 1.65v memory warning sticker on the front. haha.



^ All done with 24" Benq G2400W 1920x1200 lcd.
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[Benchmark: HDD's]
Using HDTune, we can take a look at these three harddrives. Good to see how a 7200.12 single platter compares to a 7200.10 single platter drive. Also good to see how a standard sort of Samsung compares to the new 7200.12's.

Seagate 7200.12 500GB:


Samsung Spinpoint 500GB:


Seagate 7200.10 250GB


Thats it for today's posting. Will add more over the coming weeks.
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what is the airflow like on that first 260? doesn't it get quite hot while gaming? btw awesome build...haha i would know ^_^
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what is the airflow like on that first 260? doesn't it get quite hot while gaming? btw awesome build...haha i would know ^_^
You had to ask me that at midnight didnt you. Well i played Crysis for 15-20 minutes just to check. I usually play it on 65% fan speed which is perfectly fine noise wise.



Ive checked it after 2 hours of playing on a slightly warmer day and it was 72c max at 65% fan.
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ah okay well that's not too bad....perhaps i'll move mine back into the second slot from the third....thanks!
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That's a nice PC well done, You will have to put this in the cable management thread at some point as I have seen it done very well in the HAF. Samsung HDDs are truly brilliant.

EDIT: also, you can take a screenprint of the active window only by holding alt when pressing printscreen.
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Whoa nice build, might i ask how much that cost you in australia and where you bought them from, reason i ask is i bought a similar build but with a single gtx 285 and wanted to know the price difference.
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Nice build mate. We want to see some hard core overclocking and benchmarks! :P
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What direction is the fan on your cpu cooler blowing?
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What direction is the fan on your cpu cooler blowing?
Interesting, any reason for having the fan blow against the exhaust fan?
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