View Full Version : New Build: Half Way There

11-02-07, 07:29 AM
The components for my new extreme build arrived today, less the upcoming QX9650.

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe
Corsair 2GB DDR3-1800
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler with Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm fan

The week after the 12th, as long as I can actually get my hands on a retail QX9650, the new rig should be ready. As a side note, I've never seen a motherboard built as well as the P5E3. It appears high quality. I hope is runs and performs as well as it looks.

I'll let you guys know when it all comes together.

NOTE: Most of you guys already read about my intentions with this rig, but for those that have not, trust me, I'm not upgrading to this beast just for games. That would be a waste. I'm doing a lot of video rendering these days too and thats were this will shine.

11-02-07, 07:32 AM
It will be a nice upgrade from your currrent AMD X2 4800+.

11-02-07, 10:01 AM
Your new system sounds very much like the one I am waiting to get.
Although I am considering 2x2Gig RAM and maybe waiting for the x48s. I'm coming from a 4000+, so it should be quite an upgrade. :)

11-13-07, 12:56 PM
My QX9650 is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. All the other components (see sig) are here and waiting on the CPU. I plan to build it Friday after work and do a fresh install of the OS. I'm still going to try dual booting XP & Vista but I'm concerned that my XP install may fail with this new hardware (I only have the original 2001 XP on CD). Not sure how it will handle it since its not a SP2 CD, but I'll soon find out.

Once its up and running smoothly with at least Vista installed, I'll try some overclocking and some video encoding which is the main reason I went with this CPU.

11-13-07, 01:17 PM
U can always combine XP with SP2

11-13-07, 02:43 PM
U can always combine XP with SP2I've never tried to do that before. I've read about it, but it looked complicated and I never bothered. Also, would making a integrated CD still accept my Serial #? I always thought it would not since it was not an original CD.

11-13-07, 08:14 PM
nLite makes all of those tasks ridiculously simple.

11-13-07, 09:13 PM
nLite makes all of those tasks ridiculously simple.Ah...I see. Thanks for the yellow brick road. Time to see the Wizard.

So with this, I can setup Windows XP, integrate SP2, burn a CD or DVD and then install it and it will accept my Serial #?

11-13-07, 09:47 PM
Why would the XP install fail without SP2? I don't get it....

11-13-07, 09:58 PM
Why would the XP install fail without SP2? I don't get it....

The installer isn't ready for the latest hardware. Service packs also address issues in the Windows Installer. SP3 is coming that will address more issues and should even change it so you can choose not to enter a product key during install like Vista.

11-14-07, 07:51 PM
I built what I could outside the case tonight. I always do this and its way easier to do that trying to install RAM and the CPU and cooler inside a case. Here are the first pics (and the first I've posted that I actually took)

The QX9650 itself!

The DDR3 Dominator RAM

Everything I'm working on

CPU & Extreme 120 installed along with the RAM

Another angle

11-19-07, 12:57 PM
Just to close out this thread, go to http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=101960 for the results of the install.