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first build tier 8ish
08-22-2011, 01:59 PM,
first build tier 8ish
This was my first build and everything went incredibly smooth. I was happy with the results and my only complaint would be the mess that my PSU left. I got a great deal on the cougar 850 when it hit newegg, but it seems the PSU was designed to be mounted in the top of the case because all of my connecting points for certain parts had to be flipped 180 degrees and made things a lil messy. (but i cant complain it was cheap). The sheathing on the wires from the PSU also push out the back of the case a little bit because the main power supply wiring/sheath is so thick. The only thing i had to change in the bios was the ram defaults at 1.65 volts/1600 because the bios detected it as 1.5/1333 so i had to change those. It was a tight fit between the heat sinks on the hyper x's and the cpu cooler. I had to put the cooler moving air vertically (how i wanted it anyways) because it would not clear the heat sinks horizontally and i had to put the first two sticks of ram in before the cooler.

Heres the parts list

NZXT Phantom
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
LG Black Super Multi SATA WH12LS30 LightScribe Support
2 x Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Rosewill RNX-N180UBE USB 2.0 External 5dBi Antenna
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler
2 x SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB

obligatory pics (taken from phone - bad resolution/lighting)

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let me know what you all think. it also looks like the gpu closest to the cpu is sagging, what should i do about that?
08-22-2011, 02:19 PM,
RE: first build tier 8ish
Very nice but there's no way to set that CPU cooler side way?
I think airflow like that would be better than the top down.
Laptop: MacBook Pro 13"
Case: Drawer turned to case CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 CPU Cooler: Stock brah GPU: EVGA GTX 460 HDD: Corsair Nova 32GB Motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Z68 RAM: Ripjaw 8GB 1600 Optical Drive: Don't need PSU: 620W Antec Neo ECO. Operating System: OS X Lion/ Windows 7x64
08-22-2011, 09:40 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-22-2011, 09:42 PM by Phrosty.)
RE: first build tier 8ish
Am I the only person that loves seeing all that stuff stacked up there together? Just looks soooo sweet Smile

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08-23-2011, 06:57 PM,
RE: first build tier 8ish
the pc has an idle temp of

c1 - 41C
c2 - 34C
c3 - 35C
c4 - 35C

does this seem right for all the components i have in there? the case has 1 200mm fan and 3 120mm fans in it along with my A70
08-23-2011, 08:10 PM,
RE: first build tier 8ish
Wow that's a beauty. Good cable management too!
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08-23-2011, 08:34 PM,
RE: first build tier 8ish
Lmao yeah that's good cable management. My case has terrible cable management.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
08-26-2011, 09:43 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-26-2011, 09:44 AM by ineedaname.)
RE: first build tier 8ish
well after a lot of tweaking i finally got my WEI up to

processor - 7.6
RAM - 7.8
graphics 7.9
gaming graphics 7.9
primary hard disk 7.9

with no overclocking. moved my cooler horizontally and redid my thermal paste and lowered my temps 3 degrees. soon ill oc a bit just so i can see 7.9s across the board. ( i know WEI is a bad bench but i still want 7.9s)

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