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Old January 28, 2009, 07:49 PM
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So here's the final setup:

278.39$ + 10$ MIR - HIS Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card
2x 13.40$ - Antec TriCool 120MM Red LED Case Fan 3/4 Pin W/3 Speed Switch
5.11$ - Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Paste NON-ELECTRICAL Conductive 4 Gram
25.99$ - LG GH22NS30 Black DVD+RW 22X8X16 2MB Sata Oem
58.88$ - Antec Three Hundred
84.59$ - WD Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Oem
39.27$ - OCZ Vendetta 2 Triple Heatpipe CPU Heatsink
58.57$ - G.Skill F2-6400CL4D-4GBPK PC2-6400 4GB 2x2GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 Dual Channel
267.99$ - AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE Retail
219$ - ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe
119399$ + 15$ MIR - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Crossfire 750W ATX V2.2 EPS12 24PIN Active PFC Power supply Red

So for a total of: ( W/tax + Shipping and MIR )

1268.52$

268.52$ over my planning, but who cares! I got a SUPER new computer

Problem:
1. The Vendetta 2 and the motherboard:
It seems like the heatsink will block my first memory slot. The only way to find if it will really disturb my built, is to try and see...
2. The CPU and the BIOS:
I hope I will receive the MOBO with the last BIOS on it, because I don't have any other CPU for flashing it.


And I hope I will be ok with my two new 120mm Fan and the PSU.

Last edited by jspot69; January 29, 2009 at 06:26 AM. Reason: mO MORE NEED TO ASK QUESTIONS :D
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Old January 29, 2009, 08:10 AM
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I would like to take the time to thanks:

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Thank you all for your time...
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Old January 29, 2009, 08:25 AM
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Glad to hear that you finally picked your parts. Be sure to let us know how it turns out for you.
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Old January 29, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Looks good man, I'm looking at getting a similar system so i'll be here eagerly awaiting your results and opinion.
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Old January 29, 2009, 02:54 PM
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I just found the Vendetta 2 will block my first memory slot :(
I hope with my G.Skill it won't ( I'm thinking about if I add 2 other later )

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Quote: " Be aware that not all of the larger CPU coolers will work if you fill all four RAM slots. I put 8GB of Corsair RAM and when I initially tried a Vendetta 2 cooler which blocked the left RAM slot. I switched to a Zalman 9700 and it fit just fine. "
Thing is, if it was Corsair Dominators that makes perfect sense as they have abnormally tall heatsinks. Those G.SKILLs are just standard height so it might be fine.

You could always orient the Vendetta 2 a different way as well, maybe so it blows the air up to the top? Or put the fan (pulling air) on the side facing the back of the case rather than where the memory is (pushing air). I'm sure you could figure something out though.

And on the BIOS issue, it's possible that it will still boot but you might just get an error saying "Unknown CPU, update BIOS" or something.
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Old January 29, 2009, 06:03 PM
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Thing is, if it was Corsair Dominators that makes perfect sense as they have abnormally tall heatsinks. Those G.SKILLs are just standard height so it might be fine.

You could always orient the Vendetta 2 a different way as well, maybe so it blows the air up to the top? Or put the fan (pulling air) on the side facing the back of the case rather than where the memory is (pushing air). I'm sure you could figure something out though.

And on the BIOS issue, it's possible that it will still boot but you might just get an error saying "Unknown CPU, update BIOS" or something.
First of all I think it should be better to push the air to the top.. ( As far as I know heat going up and at the same time I can pull the air out via the top fan.. ) But I nerver install an aftermarket heatsink and I saw on some web site we have two possibility like you said.

I thought the same thing as you. With the G.Skill maybe it will fit so I can't complain right now..

Second, for the BIOS.. I looked at the review from newegg and it seems like they started to send some mobo with the update. So I cross my finger it will be updated. If not, then I will maybe ask SKYMTL if he can do something for me since we live in the same area or I will have to go at a computer store.
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Old January 29, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Looks good man, I'm looking at getting a similar system so i'll be here eagerly awaiting your results and opinion.
I'll let you know!
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Old January 29, 2009, 06:12 PM
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Wow.....10 page Thread for a 1K Build...gotta be a "New Builds" record ........

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No worries....
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Old January 30, 2009, 05:35 AM
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Thank for giving me the records!!

Seems like i'm a kind of sympathic guy

I built my post count on that thread hahaha

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Old January 30, 2009, 06:47 AM
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GPU backorder... most important part of my built... no inboard video

At least I will get my two fans?
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