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Old 08-13-2008, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My newest Creation, I will post my previous build, since my Signature was disabled, even though ive been with the forums for 2 yrs >.< ... I will incorporate my opinions on the items as well.


Newest: (note: I was daring and used all new products , for me atleast, for this build)

Antec Nine Hundred Case :
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*Great Case, the "Blow Hole" fan was enormous. Comes with all the fans you'll need. 3x120mm Blue LED and 1 200mm "Blow Hole" fan.

Asus Rampage Formula Mobo:
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*Awesome Mobo, extremely easy to O.C, one click option in bios. Stays cool, and comes with good monitoring software, and 3dmark06 and Stalker for free.

Corsair HX 520w Modular:
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*Solid so far, the modular ability on this PSU is a great way to reduce wire clutter, only cords that cant be removed are the Mobo Power (20+4pin) and the 8pin and 4pin Cpu power cords.

Kentsfield Q6600 2.4ghz, I have it mildly Oc'ed to 2.66ghz.:
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*Great power, stays just as cool as my other builds cpu, E6400. Using a Zalman9500 Cpu cooler. 25-35c (Non-Load -/- Load) Super O.C potential.

W/D 640gb HD:
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*Nothing special, im not a stickler for the "uber" HD's. This works great for me. No Issues so far.

Zalman V1000 Gpu Cooler:
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*Very nice Gpu cooler, Easy to install, allthough it takes approx. 1hr if your doing it right, (i.e. denatured alchol prep, thermal cooling, etc.) Dropped temps on my *BFG*8800gts 640mb by 10-12c.

Zalman RHS88 Heatsink (Compliment to the Zalman V1000 Fan/ Heatsink):
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*Easy to install with the Zalman V1000 Fan/ Heatsink Kit. Take your time and do it right, completely worth it.

Corsair XMS2 DHX 2x2gb:
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*Solid, plain and simple.

And of course, Artic Silver 5 Thermal Compound x2:
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*Good stuff to thoes who use it.


PREVIOUS BUILD:

Antec P180 Black Cold Rolled Steel Case
Evga 122ck Nf68 680i SLI Mobo
BFG 8800gts 640mb (x2)
OCZ GameXtreme 600w SLI Power Supply
Corsair XMS 2x2gb
E6400 @ 2.14ghz
XP Home OEM SP3

Old system Picture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/Computer.jpg

Yes i know, Wire clutter, hence the decision to get the Modular PSU ...




I am using a BFG 8800Gts 640mb, Windows XP home OEM SP3, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 on the new Build.



Hope this helped in some decision making.
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