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Old 11-02-2010, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Houston, we have lift-off!

As of 6:30am this morning, my first build is officially running Windows 7!

Wow, what an exhilarating moment. Sure, it took 80% longer than I thought, and I almost pulled all of my hair out at points, but being able to look at that start-up screen and say, "I made that!" is just awesome. Now on to the overclocking lol.

Special thanks to Slaymate and Sean W for pushing me towards building something new instead of trying to make my Alienware (now my daughter's property) run better. And thanks to all of you for the help! I couldn't have done it without you.

Case: Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Power Supply: Silverstone ST1500 1500W
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme; CPU: i7-3970; Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB @ 2133MHz
Graphics Card: HD7970
Optical: 2 x Lite-On iHAS424SATA 24X DVD
Hard Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 X 2 240 GB
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your welcome, glad to help

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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now that's one bad *** setup!! glad you could make it
`Core i7 950 || `Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Mobo
`Cooler Master V6 CPU Cooler || `G.Skill 1600Mhz 6gb DDr3
`Saphire Radeon HD 6870 1gb || `2x WD Caviar Black 640gb RAID 0
`Cooler Master HAF 922 || `Corsair 750HX PSU
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no worries my friend!

congratulations on your new creation, it will smoke ANYTHING you can possibly think about throwing at it, with a smile on its face.

now go to the overclocking section and run all the benchmark threads we have ( pretty much all the threads that start with " the offical techist.com bla bla bla bla bla ) and run the benchmarks now, then over-clock, get everything cherry and run the benchmarks again so you can see what a big difference over-clocking makes. but be careful, this becomes addicting and expensive haha.

but most important of all have fun!

again, congratulations!
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