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hell_of_doom227
02-28-09, 01:55 PM
ZALMAN ZM-CS4A Socket 1366 Clip Support Kit for CNPS9500/9700
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/35-118-045-03.jpg

ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/35-118-020-02.jpg

Arctic Silver 5
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/35-100-007-01.JPG

SILVERSTONE OP1000-E 1000W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/17-256-043-12.jpg

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/22-136-073-02.jpg

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/20-231-225-05.jpg

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/19-115-202-04.jpg

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://img.dealspl.us/dealimage/10000/108000/108392_1223046422.jpg

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517R2O2APNL.jpg

methimpikehoses
02-28-09, 02:04 PM
Looks good.

Revs
02-28-09, 02:26 PM
Yup, looking good. Wouldn't be my choice of HD though. You could get a Barracuda or a Samsung F1 for the same money. I don't find WD drives at all reliable.

CaptNKILL
02-28-09, 03:16 PM
Looks like a solid setup though I'd probably make some minor changes to the components.

640Gb WD SE16 or Black series, or a Seagate 7200.12 500Gb (which I just bought)

There are also much better CPU coolers available.

Muppet
02-28-09, 03:41 PM
Yup, looking good. Wouldn't be my choice of HD though. You could get a Barracuda or a Samsung F1 for the same money. I don't find WD drives at all reliable.

Samsung F1 maybe, but I wouldn't touch a Barracuda with a 10foot barge poll. Western Digital drives have been much more reliable for me.

Dreamweavernoob
02-28-09, 03:46 PM
Looking good mate.


I went for a thermalright Ultra 120a. Regretting it though even as it trundles its slow ass way to me >_> I mistook it for another CPU cooler. I thought it was the Ultra 120 extreme. Bugger is that the Ultra 120 extreme was only a few quid extra :(

Ah well.

methimpikehoses
02-28-09, 04:11 PM
I would get a different cooler as well.

hell_of_doom227
02-28-09, 04:19 PM
I would get a different cooler as well.

This new HDD is just for Windows Vista Full Backup. Thanks for suggestions on cooler. I will try this zalman 9700 and see the temp in Antec 1200. I plan to overclock CPU around ~3.4-3.5 Ghz.

methimpikehoses
02-28-09, 06:00 PM
I've had good results with the s1283, but the thermalright is the best obviously.

Logical
02-28-09, 06:26 PM
Very nice...although i would also make a few changes to some of the components namely hard disk, ram and HSF but each to there own i guess. :)

hell_of_doom227
03-03-09, 02:50 PM
Last night i put build together. Everything is running fine :D. Added two GTX 280 and Raid Setup from older rig.

This cooler works perfect for stock speed. Temperature for each core ranges between 32-34C :D peaks at 40C after doing intensive work in Windows. Didn't install games yet. All fans in Antec Twelve Hundred set to Low, so only thing i hear are GTX280 video cards. X58 mobo is a bit weird cause PCI 2.0 x16 are actually next to each other, you don't skip PCIE slot like with i780. I suppose i could put 9800GT on third PCIE and run it as physics. Raid was a bit confusing to setup, but i figured out everything. SATA naming on board was awesome, but in BIOS was confusing. It was hard to tell what SATAs you are setting into RAID. Also my SATA BlueRay wasn't recognized in Windows till i got installed all Intel drivers.

Will post pics soon. I applied Artic Silver from left to right (horizontally). I read on evga Forum that give you the best possible result on i7 CPU. When i get home i have to finish Windows Updates, install certain programs and burn this CPU on stock speed with games i play. Later comes overclocking :) I usually let system burn on stock speed for a month or 2 before i overclock things.

nekrosoft13
03-03-09, 02:54 PM
change that cooler to something better, and change those hard drives to something with higher density

hell_of_doom227
03-03-09, 03:03 PM
change that cooler to something better, and change those hard drives to something with higher density

I think i will stick with this Zalman Cooler, since this case make such a big airflow that it takes care of things. This Raid 0 setup performs really well, i think that's my next upgrade anyway at least to replace Raid 0 i have games on just to get bigger size. Additional 500Gb HDD i installed will be used for Full Backup only, so its performance is just good enough for it.