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realneil Posted: Tue, Jan 17 2012 4:39 PM

I'm gonna start on a build later on tonight.
This will go into my CoolerMaster Storm Sniper Case.

Sapphire Pure Black 990FX Mainboard

Phenom-II X4 980 Black 3.7Ghz.
16GB Mushkin RedLine DDR3-2133MHz. RAM
AMD FX Brand, Closed Loop, USB Controlled, CPU Water Cooler, Modified with Cougar 120MM. Vortex PWM High Flow, Ultra Low Noise Fans
Seagate 1.5TB 64MB Cache 7200RPM SATA-III hard disk drive (for a wee bit of storage)
Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA-III SSD drive (for boot drive)
2 Plextor SATA PXL890SA DVD Burners
SeaSonic 650W SLI/Crossfire Active PFC P3, Certified 80+Bronze, Power Supply Unit
PNY GTX570 Video Card

(Here's a pic of some of the parts)

I plan to save my money and put a Radeon HD7970 into it,..........then I'll add a second card later on.

 

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Nice!

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Nice build, just hope you up the PSU if you intend to dual the 7970s ;) Though it may be just about enough.

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realneil replied on Wed, Jan 18 2012 1:09 AM

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Nice build, just hope you up the PSU if you intend to dual the 7970s ;) Though it may be just about enough.

When it's time to run dual cards, I'll get more power for it. It will be a while before I can save enough for them. The SeaSonic is one that I had here already, so I used it.


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AKwyn replied on Wed, Jan 18 2012 1:45 AM

This is going to be one sweet computer; I've been meaning to run Dual Cards for a while but I guess I've been waiting for the right opportunity.

Hope it works out for you neil!

 

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realneil replied on Wed, Jan 18 2012 11:10 AM

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This is going to be one sweet computer; I've been meaning to run Dual Cards for a while but I guess I've been waiting for the right opportunity.   Hope it works out for you neil! 

Thanks Taylor,

I've had the AMD FX branded water cooler here and running for a couple of months. It was really too loud when cranked up to it's full cooling potential.

I used two Cougar Vortex PWM 120mm fans with it this time and have noticed a huge change in the noise levels. The AMD fans were quiet until they got past 50% speed, and then they sounded like they were gonna fly away.

The mainboard has a lot of settings that I've never had to deal with before, so for now, it's all on default settings until I can read up on all of it. I like that the board has two full speed x16 PCI-E lanes to use in Crossfire. can't wait to get that going.

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why didn't you get a black power supply :) nice build tho + nice cable management 

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eunoia replied on Thu, Jan 19 2012 1:42 PM

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...pending.

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realneil replied on Thu, Jan 19 2012 2:01 PM

cowboyspace:
why didn't you get a black power supply :) nice build tho + nice cable management

Thank You,........The CPU and Mainboard were the only parts that I just bought. I got them from a friend for an amazingly low price. (240 for both)

Everything else was here already and on the shelf (I keep a lot of stuff on the shelf) Smile , so I had to make do with the colors that I had. The PSU DOES match the interior of the case!

So,....here's ~another pic~ with the PNY XLR8 GTX570 in the box, replacing the GTX285 that was there.

I changed the RAM to four 4GB GSKill Sniper DDR3-1600 sticks too. (The system seemed to be choking on the 2133MHz. Mushkin sticks)

I added another Cougar Vortex 120mm PWM fan to my side panel blowing towards the GTX-570, although it wasn't getting hot. I'm just anal about some of this shtuff.

I also changed the display color on the Pump face to blue instead of red, and then I installed a Dual Fan GSKill RAM Cooler (you guessed it) from the shelf. Surprise


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ohh i see ......Hehehehe that  dual fan GSkilsRam cooler just Looks SEXYYYYYYYYYY :) 

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LBowen replied on Tue, Jan 24 2012 4:37 PM

Another Spectacular build Neil :)

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realneil replied on Tue, Jan 24 2012 5:19 PM

Thank You.

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Wicked nice. How do you like those Cougar fans (Are they friends with rrplay). I am always looking for good silent fans for people and myself.

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realneil replied on Tue, Jan 24 2012 10:44 PM

omegadraco:
How do you like those Cougar fans

They are my new favorite 120mm fans. They're quiet and they move a crapload of air too. I recommend getting a few and trying them out.

Some would say that I'm not being loyal to the old favorite 120mm fans,......I say that if they want loyalty, they should buy a dog! Big Smile

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hhehehe good one--"I say that if they want loyalty, they should buy a dog!".... I bet you had a cat O_O and it fled  hahahaah

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first time seeing someone using a sapphire board, not a rlly popular one but hopefully it works out wel

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realneil replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 6:31 PM

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first time seeing someone using a sapphire board, not a rlly popular one but hopefully it works out wel

This is an old thread, but it did work out well for me. It's not much for stable overclocking, (would not buy it again) but it's stock speed is adequate for most games. It's rock solid if you leave it at stock speeds.

Now there are two Radeon cards in it and it has an 120GB SSD drive as the boot drive.

 

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Giane replied on Thu, Sep 13 2012 6:00 AM

Its really nice to see.

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Dat case yo.

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240 for both? Lucky :O

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