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ViN86
02-16-08, 09:23 PM
Well, got my rig up and going last weekend, so I thought I would share some pics for you all. Enjoy :D


Here's my old rig. the fan on the left is actually mounted next to my vid card.
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/3042/dscn0308jn8.th.jpg (http://img265.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0308jn8.jpg)


Ewww, dusty. Who the hell takes care of this thing?! LOL
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/816/dscn0309lh6.th.jpg (http://img162.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0309lh6.jpg)http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/7082/dscn0310nz0.th.jpg (http://img246.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0310nz0.jpg)
Yea, I let her go too long without taking the compressed air to her. Probably because I was anticipating my new C2D machine. Notice how sparkly clean I keep my 8800GT though, hahaha.


Yikes, clean that **** out. :barf:
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7614/dscn0311wz6.th.jpg (http://img255.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0311wz6.jpg)


Say hello to my DFI P35, OCZ Titanium 4GB DDR2-800, 120mm Panaflo, Thermalright eXtreme 120, and my C2D E8400. (nana2)
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1329/dscn0307zk2.th.jpg (http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0307zk2.jpg)


Meet the board and the heatsink and hardware.
http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5865/dscn0312up0.th.jpg (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0312up0.jpg)http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5557/dscn0313hy5.th.jpg (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0313hy5.jpg)


The board and heatsink meet each other and immediately get intim8 (pun intended) :naughty:
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8650/dscn0314ko6.th.jpg (http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0314ko6.jpg)
I wanted to place the heatsink parallel to the exhaust fan, but the thing wouldn't fit in the case! LOL It fit the motherboard, but the case was too small. So, I got it in perpendicular, but it's ok, because I drilled holes for the PSU to take in air earlier, so the air going through the heatsink feeds to the PSU. I was pretty lucky haha.


zOMG three way action.
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/7656/dscn0315aw8.th.jpg (http://img169.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0315aw8.jpg)
After this I don't have any build photos. I ran into a snag. My board wouldn't post with my E8400 installed. So, I spent some time on (formerly) DFI-Street and they told me to update the BIOS (my board shipped with the stock BIOS, booo). So, I ripped apart my mom's eMachine computer and stole the LGA775 Pentium 4 and update the BIOS with that hahaha. I then installed my E8400 and voila, she posted! After installing Vista x64, she was good to go. :D


Here's my setup in my room at school.
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2466/dscn0316mh9.th.jpg (http://img169.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0316mh9.jpg)
I know, I know, I need some cable management under my desk haha.


... and last but certainly not least, here she is in all her glory. She gets along very well with my 360. lol
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/144/dscn0317dk3.th.jpg (http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0317dk3.jpg)http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/2549/dscn0318sk3.th.jpg (http://img239.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0318sk3.jpg)http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/9135/dscn0319vh3.th.jpg (http://img239.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0319vh3.jpg)http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9029/dscn0320wf2.th.jpg (http://img181.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0320wf2.jpg)


Well, hope you enjoyed the pics. Let me know what you guys think. :)

Buckeye
02-16-08, 09:32 PM
Very Nice !!! Congratz !

Man those heat sinks are huge :)

nekrosoft13
02-16-08, 11:09 PM
congrats, but i don't like that board, no offense.

only PCI-E 4x and you can't use it after you install a good video card.

Redeemed
02-16-08, 11:17 PM
What was your old mobo, CPU, and RAM?

slivski
02-16-08, 11:39 PM
lol random picture of an xbox360.
looken good, except for the cable management ;)

breathemetal
02-16-08, 11:39 PM
Nice :)

Amuro
02-16-08, 11:46 PM
Nice build, there mate! And enjoy overclocking the 8400!:D

mullet
02-16-08, 11:50 PM
looks good dude, I would be proud if it was mine. :thumbsup:

ViN86
02-17-08, 02:05 AM
congrats, but i don't like that board, no offense.

only PCI-E 4x and you can't use it after you install a good video card.
i went with the DFI P35 because it's notorious for high overclocks and i am not interested in SLi. SLi would require money for another card and a new PSU. plus id need a 780i. nah, no thx lol.

also, i am a big fan of DFI. they use all top of the line Japanese capacitors. also, i like the passively cooled NB and SB since my mobo is inverted and heatpipes wouldnt do anything lol. im a big believer in a rock stable mobo and mid-line CPU/RAM that you can OC and beat the hell out of haha.

What was your old mobo, CPU, and RAM?
DFI UT NF4 SLI Expert
AMD Athlon X2 3800+
OCZ DDR-500

lol random picture of an xbox360.
looken good, except for the cable management ;)
well i took the pics after i moved it back to school. i didnt want to move my 360 out of the way, so i left it in heh.



thx guys, im loving it. my temps are ridiculous. im probably only going to overclock it to 3.6GHz for the time being. over the summer i want to get some faster RAM, so ill shoot for 4+ GHz then. :D

grey_1
02-17-08, 07:12 AM
Nice Vin! Post your full impressions of that board would you? I'm a DFI fan myself and am looking to upgrade soon.

ViN86
02-17-08, 12:07 PM
ill post some comments after i start OC'ing. :D

Redeemed
02-17-08, 12:09 PM
DFI UT NF4 SLI Expert
AMD Athlon X2 3800+
OCZ DDR-500

Are you interested in selling atleast the mobo and RAM? :D

grey_1
02-17-08, 12:44 PM
ill post some comments after i start OC'ing. :D
NO!!!

NOW!!!!


:p

Redeemed
02-17-08, 03:13 PM
NO!!!

NOW!!!!


:p
Hi.

ViN86
02-17-08, 03:38 PM
Are you interested in selling atleast the mobo and RAM? :D
sorry Redeemed, im giving it to my dad.

Redeemed
02-17-08, 03:54 PM
sorry Redeemed, im giving it to my dad.
BUT I IZ YO DADDY!!! :cry:

Imbroglio
02-17-08, 05:13 PM
BUT I IZ YO DADDY!!! :cry:

but that means...... Dad?!?!

i bet someuber1337 guy lives down the street from frozencpu and picked up that heatsink for you on an extended trip home :P

ViN86
02-17-08, 05:56 PM
but that means...... Dad?!?!

i bet someuber1337 guy lives down the street from frozencpu and picked up that heatsink for you on an extended trip home :P
lol without some previous knowledge, this is probably the single most confusing post on these forums :lol:

some noob picked up the heatsink for me :p

amk21
02-17-08, 06:03 PM
but that means...... Dad?!?!

i bet someuber1337 guy lives down the street from frozencpu and picked up that heatsink for you on an extended trip home :P

I read it five times and still don't understand.

Imbroglio
02-17-08, 07:13 PM
i'm his brother... i live near frozencpu, i picked up the heatsink on my 4hour drive home for vin's bday.... that should clear things up a little:D

amk21
02-17-08, 10:22 PM
Frozen cpu has an actual store?

ViN86
02-17-08, 10:42 PM
Frozen cpu has an actual store?
yea, you can walk into the warehouse part. it's freak sweet. :D

trivium nate
02-17-08, 11:17 PM
hell yeah!!!
pretty killer!!!

ViN86
02-17-08, 11:25 PM
hell yeah!!!
pretty killer!!!
you should upgrade your CPU man, that pentium D has to be holding you back some.

if it's LGA775 it should be an easy and worthwhile upgrade :D

EciDemon
02-18-08, 03:02 AM
That new rig sure would look good with some UV lights in :)
looks like the new mobo is uv reactive, then just add some uv-reactive cables and your set