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There's a lesson in here to be learned young grasshopper ... get ALL of your toys BEFORE getting hitched! Then you just have to worry about the ones she'll want you to get rid of later on ... :mrgreen:

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Well mate, in that case I have a long list, I'm gonna get spending and helping the economy :D :lol:


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Not married and still at home since I'm pretty damn young and in school.

Absolute spending freedom!

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Awww ... the days of of unbridled youth .... Wish I could remember them ... Image

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Should have everything by end-of-day. My UPS guy usually doesn't come until 6-8PM though. Too bad since I'm done class at 10:30 and will be patiently waiting at home for him to show... If he came early, I could probably have it setup today.

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Your talk of getting this Sandy Bridge mobo and proc made me spend more time on the Internet than I wanted to yesterday. I may end up getting something as well. But do I want to get it for OCing or for a faster, more efficient 24/7 rig? :think:

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There will be lots of chances to upgrade this year. Bulldozer will be coming in the near future and it looks extremely promising. It should compete very well with the LGA1155 platform and it multithreaded tasks may be the better performer because of a higher core count. The big daddy LGA2011 comes in at the end of the year. There probably won't be anything energy efficient about that, but the performance will be incredible.

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I'm looking forward to the LGA2011 :D


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Phill wrote:
I'm looking forward to the LGA2011 :D


You and me both. CC stands by. :)


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Comixion wrote:
Phill wrote:
I'm looking forward to the LGA2011 :D


You and me both. CC stands by. :)

Looks like these forums will spring to life again at the end of this year. I too have every intention of going with an LGA2011 platform. I do wish Intel would update the high end platforms before the low end platforms. Current LGA1366 users shouldn't be faced with competition for the LGA1155 crowd.

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Well everything came today :)

Surprisingly high-quality on this GT210 from Gigabyte. Metal chokes and covers on all the ports.

Noctua is stunning as usual. Absolute attention to detail with their products. The bracket just fit (though the picture I took didn't turn out as well as I'd hope), it's basically up against the heatsink on the VRMs.

Onwards with the pictures!

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I love pics of HW. I rank it right up there with marriage and my first bicycle.


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Comixion wrote:
I love pics of HW. I rank it right up there with marriage and my first bicycle.
You still remember how to ride that bicycle, don't you? :P

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I kinda miss my old banana seat bike with the long front forks and sissy bar. :(


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With a processor that you can't overclock, why not stick with the stock heatsink? I think you would have been better off with twice as much memory, or more hard drive space in a server instead of the uber heatsink.

Since you can't overclock it, might as well undervolt it to see how cool/efficient you can get it to run.

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With a processor that you can't overclock, why not stick with the stock heatsink? I think you would have been better off with twice as much memory, or more hard drive space in a server instead of the uber heatsink.

Since you can't overclock it, might as well undervolt it to see how cool/efficient you can get it to run.

But I absolutely despise of stock cooling :lol:

And I'll probably grab another 2x4GB kit when there's a good sale on anyhow. NCIX has had this RAM on sale for $40 before, so I just gotta catch it in time (I paid $76).

As for hard drive space, I already have too much for the time being.

And who knows, maybe I'll throw an unlocked quad in this at some point ;)

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Getting very excited with all this new hardware :D I'm looking forward to all the new tests and build pics :D


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All up and running. Didn't have to re-install Server 2008 R2 SP2, nor did I lose any of my Intel RAID arrays. Simply awesome! :)

Unfortunately, I should of read the manual before putting it together. Apparently the 2nd PCIe 1x slot gets disabled (due to onboard USB3, Marvell SATA3 and using the 2nd PCIe x16 slot). So I had to move one of my NICs down to the bottom PCIe x16 slot (though it only runs at x1). No biggie.

Also the onboard Intel LAN wouldn't install by itself. Windows refused to find a suitable driver, but forcing the driver for the model worked fine. Strange none the less though.

TurboV (or EVO?) auto-clocked the CPU to 103 BCLK which is like 3.23GHz ;) Wasn't expecting much anyhow, but no harm in free MHz.

So here's the picture of it all together (though that NIC in the 3rd slot is now in the bottom):

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Nice, simple and clean build JD :) I like it a lot mate :)


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How many hard drives there JD?? :D Loving it :D


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