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The Completed Rig , First Pictures Since Built

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March 16, 2006 10:01:19 PM

Alright, after months of reading and reviewing over tomshardware, anandtech and many other informative areas, the job is done. Thanks to everyone for there help. The link below will take you to my personal FTP where you can view my new computer. Specs below, tell me what you think. I also included my dusty laptop, so you can see what my school work gets done on.

Desktop Personal Computer:
Case: CoolerMaster Stacker 830
Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 64bit Dual Core 2.4Ghz
Motherboard: Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe (Nvidia nForce4 SLI x16)
RAM: OCZ Platinum PC3200 2GB Kit (2x1024MB, 2-3-2-5, heatspreaders)
Graphics: ATI Original X1900XTX 512MB
Sound Card: Creative X-FI Fatal1ty FPS 7.1 (64MB Ram)
Optical Drives: 2x Plextor PX-716SA (SATA, 16x DVD+R/RW, 16x DVD-R/RW 48x24x48 CD-RW, Dual Layer, Black)
Hard Drives: Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM (SATA 8MB Cache)
Card Reader/Floppy: Mitsumi 3.5" 1.44 Floppy and 8-in-1 Card Reader
Monitor: Hyundai L90D+ 19"
Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech 615/G5 Laser Mouse
Headset: Icemat Siberia USB Black
Mousepad: Steelpad 5L
Cooling: Zalmon 9500+ LED
Thermal: OCZ Ultra +5
Extra Cooling: 7x Ultra Silent 120mm FansLED Blue
Power Supply: OCZ Powersteam 600w SLI
Cables: Blue UV Sata/Floppy
All Cabling Professional Done/Hidden and Wired Tightly
Operating System: Windows XP Proessional SP2/Skinned to Vista

*Overclocked System from 2.4 GHz 4800 to a steady 2.7 GHz
*RAM Overclocked from 400MHz to 450MHz

Future Addons on order:
2x Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10,000RPM (SATA 16MB Cache) Clear Cover [Striped Raid-0]
BLIZZARD Sapphire Liquid Cooled Radeon XTX overclocked to 770MHZ

Laptop Wireless Computer:
ACER Ferrari 4005WLMi
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional;
AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology ML-37; 2.0 GHZ
1GB (512/512) DDR333 SDRAM; 100GB hard drive;
integrated DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive;
5-in-1 card reader; 15.4" WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) TFT display;
ATI® MOBILITY™ RADEON® X700 graphics;
802.11b/g WLAN, gigabit LAN, V.92 modem

Pictures: Refer to link below
http://www.richn.net/images/stacker830/

Thanks again to all your help, please leave your opinions and how you like it. Also feel free to leave your insight on how I can make it better!

Thanks

Richard Worth
IRC: CS:S #bloodline on GameSurge (BLG:nodda)
March 16, 2006 10:33:42 PM

Nice d00d..real nice...good for you...nice cable work and a mighty fine selection of components...methinks you will enjoy many hours with this penulitmate example of hardware...seeing those picts give me the itch to make a new build, perhaps upgrade to pci-e gpu...if you can smell anything, it's envy...congrats!
March 16, 2006 10:52:04 PM

Very nice. How bright at night does it get?
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March 16, 2006 11:10:28 PM

Great photos. Impressive rig!

Most folks face the Zalman 9500 towards the back exhaust fan and also do not use the heat pipe fan except when liquid cooling the CPU. Why did you set it up as shown?
March 16, 2006 11:18:22 PM

the heatsink is fine the way it is, its pushing air through the psu fan and out the back.. also with 4 side fans pushing cool air onto the heatsink its kinda obvious how he got to 2.7...
March 16, 2006 11:23:39 PM

One more thing: photo 296 looks like you have SATA and PATA cables wound around power cables. I don't know that this will cause any RFI, but I'm always looking to reduce interferences and unwanted interactions.
March 16, 2006 11:26:36 PM

Quote:
the heatsink is fine the way it is, its pushing air through the psu fan and out the back.. also with 4 side fans pushing cool air onto the heatsink its kinda obvious how he got to 2.7...


Actually, the PSU fan is pushing air towards the GPU. Granted, the door fans might dwarf the CPU fan exhaust, but if you look back, I asked a simple question about how/why he decided to orient the fan as shown.
March 16, 2006 11:28:05 PM

How long do you think before you get tired of the front door and remove it from the casing? Seems to be an excellent candidate for dvd watching and ripping machine.
March 16, 2006 11:41:25 PM

Very nicely composed system! How does it feel? Is it stable and fast?

I have about the same specs except that I have 2 7800 GTs instead. And the motherboard, the fan mounted on the heatpipe is not really nessesary when you have a fan based cpu cooler, especially when turned the way you have it. So unless it gets really really hot from the oc, it's just sound polution. And also, if you dont plan on getting the water cooled xtx in a near future, you should think of getting something like the zalman vf-900 or such.

Nice going! Thumbs up!
Best wishes
March 17, 2006 12:04:53 AM

well judging from how close the heatsink is to the ram the way its sitting right now, i doubt it would fit in slot 2/4 with it faced sideways, looks like it barely clears in 2/4 because the heatsink is rounded like ( but i could be wrong :p ..
March 17, 2006 3:00:21 AM

haha, thanks for the replies, im glad you guys like the system. As far as the cooling goes, i tried it many ways, this way seemed to work the best. Also, I dont know how long itll be until i take the door off, i usually just leave it open, it doesnt close up like lots of cases. :) 
March 17, 2006 7:53:05 PM

Let me guess, you're Amish, right? :D 

In all seriousness, that is one impressive rig. 8O It must suck the air out of the room.
March 17, 2006 8:35:05 PM

:)  its surprises me by how quiet it is
March 21, 2006 10:47:46 AM

Quote:
Monitor: Hyundai L90D+ 19"


Hows that monitor doing? I'm thinking of getting one
March 21, 2006 8:43:34 PM

Hey! I got one of these for about 3 months now...the L90D+...I really like it...native 1280x1024 60Hz refresh...got it for a good price too...uses the same 8ms panel as the Samsung 19" and is about $150-200 cheaper too...worth the money...I recommend it.
March 21, 2006 9:13:31 PM

Win the lotery? :) 

I just hope MadModMike doesn't yell at ya for posting like he did when I did the same thing (JK Mike!)

Very nice!

Why two plexi's? Just curious.
March 22, 2006 12:52:25 AM

i enjoy the monitor as well. It was the best 19" when i bought it, i even like it better than the viewsonic. Richer colour and i dont get motion sickness like the viewsonic. I got the 3ms viewsonic monitor for christmas and returned it and kept my 19" L90D+. I was thinking about buying a 24" monitor or 20" but honestly, those monitors dont offer anything more other than size over this monitor. So overall. 9/10. Furthermore, I wish i could win the lottery, id buy a 100" inch plasma for my comp :) .
March 22, 2006 1:32:52 AM

Oh dang that's hot... if I had enough cash I'd build me one of those too... :wink:
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