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PICS of my new i7 Rig - Antec 900 - First Time Build

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February 8, 2009 12:49:12 PM

First, A big Thanks to roadrunner​197069!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He helped me trouble shoot some issues I had and also helped me OC (2.66 -> 3.6 GHz) my CPU.

($109.99) CASE ANTEC|NINE HUNDRED BK RT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

($299.99) MB ASUS P6T DELUXE 1366 X58 RTL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

($324.99) VGA EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GTX280 1G R - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

($139.99) PSU SILVERSTONE|ST75F 750W RT - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

($294.99) CPU INTEL|CORE I7 920 2.66G 45N R - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

($232.00) MEM 2Gx3|CORS TR3X6G1600C8D R - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

($79.99) HD 640G|WD WD6401AALS % - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

($25.99) DVD BURN LG|GH22LS30 22X LS SATA % - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

($99.99) MS WIN VISTA HM PREM SP1 64BIT 1PK% - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

($5.99) CPU THERMPASTE|AS5-3.5G % - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $1613.91

This is an over view of my PC.











You can see that I cut a hole to run cables:





This is a close up of the hole I created to run cables (upper right)


I tried to keep the cables neat and clean.

What do you think for a first time build?

This is a link to pictures of my new Cooler Master V8 that I just installed:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/251775-29-antec-coole...
February 8, 2009 7:51:29 PM

Simply beautiful. :)  Congratz and GJ!

*slight drool onto keyboard*
February 10, 2009 12:20:35 PM

Thanks it was really fun to build and I learned a lot.

If anyone want to see the other side of the case to see a better shot of the custom holes just let me know and I will add them to this post.

Thanks everyone!

Mark
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February 10, 2009 2:10:26 PM

Add em! :D 
February 10, 2009 2:37:09 PM

ok I will add them this Friday.

Also you can see that I need a longer modular 8 pin power cord for the MO so I can route it out and back in.

Anyone know where I can get one?
February 10, 2009 2:39:59 PM

very nice build Mark,

GJ.

I had the same problem with my NZxT tempest case, my Rosewill RX-950 8 pin cord is not long enough, I tucked mine behind the Grafix card and up along the North bridge. It would be nice to run it out and back in, if you find out were to get the extra cord then PM me
February 10, 2009 3:18:22 PM

medjohnson77 said:
very nice build Mark,

GJ.

I had the same problem with my NZxT tempest case, my Rosewill RX-950 8 pin cord is not long enough, I tucked mine behind the Grafix card and up along the North bridge. It would be nice to run it out and back in, if you find out were to get the extra cord then PM me


GJ,

I just found this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mark
February 10, 2009 5:01:00 PM

Really nice build. I'm planning to build something similar but with a less expensive graphics card and RAM.
February 10, 2009 7:07:57 PM

What did you OC it to?
February 10, 2009 7:44:00 PM

Thats a really nice tidy build . Well done .

Is there a reason the ram isnt in slots 0 , 2 and 4?
February 10, 2009 8:11:33 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Thats a really nice tidy build . Well done .

Is there a reason the ram isnt in slots 0 , 2 and 4?


oopss...thats why it isn't working......lol......

The organge slots are the primary slots for this MO (position 2,4,6 or A1,B1,C1)
February 10, 2009 8:15:14 PM

TheGuitarist said:
What did you OC it to?


3.2 GHz I think or was it 3.8 GHz. I am not at my PC during the week I'm a consultant on the road during the week.

roadrunner​197069,

Do you remember what we OC'd it too?
February 11, 2009 1:18:59 AM

Ayapo.

Why does placement of ram matter?* Seems silly that all slots won't do the same thing.

*Acutely aware this is a noob question.
February 11, 2009 2:03:14 AM

TheGuitarist said:
Ayapo.

Why does placement of ram matter?* Seems silly that all slots won't do the same thing.

*Acutely aware this is a noob question.



It probably doesnt these days but back in the last century when 64 mb of RAM was huge there were BIOSes that wouldnt run set up like that .
Before dual channel motherboards you would have odd things like

ram stick A in slot 0
rams stick B in slot 1
would be fine

but if you went

RAM stick B in slot 0
RAM stick A in slot 1

then it wouldnt run at all .
Things are a lot simpler these days

Maybe someone else can remember why it used to be like that .



February 12, 2009 11:42:53 AM

Looks great.

We OC'ed it to 3.6.
March 11, 2009 6:27:49 AM

Great job much better than my first build. What are your temps like with the stock cooler ?
March 11, 2009 1:18:18 PM

Thanks!

They run around 36 idel and when playing COD World At War around 46.
March 11, 2009 1:26:43 PM

nice, getting good temps on a stock cooler, specially when oc'd. Was going to say, get a dark knight s1238v cooler for that cpu but, your pretty much set on those temps.
April 1, 2009 11:42:09 AM

shortstuff_mt said:
I think this is the cable you're looking for:

1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $7.99


ShortStuff,

I just ordered this cable along with the CollerMaster V8.

roadrunner19,

My temps are real good with the stock HSF but summer is coming and I want to be sure it will be cool.
Also it looks real cool also......

I will update my pictures once I get it all installed and working.

June 18, 2009 3:42:29 AM

hey mark, im curious what did the cooler master v8 do?? did your temps drop significantly??

i am about to pick up the Xigmatek Dark Knight, and am curious as to what the differences would be between the Knight and the V8?
June 18, 2009 7:21:04 AM

See. You can solve the cable management problems of an Antec 900 with a little bit of work.

It's too late now, but I would have suggested cutting another hole in the bottom of the case so you could change coolers without pulling the motherboard.
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