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Old February 15, 2008, 11:06 PM
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Default Made it to the "SLI Rig Of The Month"!

So, as title says, I made it to the SLI Rig Of The Month!

You guys probably remember my worklog on the "Worklog" section ? XETM Project**

Well, My rig is posted here : SLI PC Rig of the Month - January 2008 Winner

Can't believe i made it there! Years ago i was dreaming on a UFO case which would have watercooling but had a terrible cable management on Nvidia's SLI Rig Of The Month page... Well, now it's my turn! + With better cable management!
• - Asus P8Z68-V PRO
• - Intel I5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz
• - Asus Geforce 580GTX DirectCUII Fermi
• - 16GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile
• - Ultra X3 1000 Watt
• - Asus Xonar DX 7.1 \ Klipsch Promedia 2.1 THX
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Old February 16, 2008, 01:00 AM
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CONGRATS! I'll have a beer on that! Or two! Nice accomplishment!
Hardcore Folding at it's BEST! HWC - TPU.... There can be only one team in front! TPU, can you smell our *sses already?
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Old February 16, 2008, 02:17 AM
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Congratulations Patriote!!!!
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WiFi AC) / i7 8700K / 2X 8G XPG Spectrix D40 (3000) / XFX XTR 750 / ASUS Strix GTX 1070ti
AZZA Titan 240 / Custom WC / Intel 730 Series 480GB SSD / Intel 760p 512GB NVMe / Seagate Barracuda 1TB / ASUS SWIFT PG279Q

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 1X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / Uncased 256GB Sandisk Z400S SSD / Mini-Box M350 / 24" Westinghouse L2410NM
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Old February 16, 2008, 02:48 AM
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Very sweet looking computer. Congratulations! I like how you went with 2 colours for the fluid.

vista 64 on these rigs
Q9450 @ 3.5Ghz | E8400 @ 4.2Ghz
8gb Muskin Redline. | 2gb Kingston Hyperx
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EVGA 780i FTW ----\--||___||--/---- EVGA 780i SLI
Antec TP Quatro 1000W \ :==^==: / Antec TP Quatro 850W.
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Old February 16, 2008, 03:05 AM
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Excellent work Patriote.. You know sometimes hard work pays off, thats what happened to you..

Congrats m8, I'm sure Hardware Canucks is proud of you

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Old February 16, 2008, 06:29 AM
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HEY!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! What do you win?

I can't BELIEVE they allowed this:

My biggest problem for this build was with my EVGA 680i A1 motherboard. I've went through 2 of them before finding one that wouldn't die on me or would do what I want it to do. The first one I had bought from a friend, he had an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 running at 4GHz, worked perfectly fine but only for the first few boots.
I had a great laugh when I read that...
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Old February 16, 2008, 07:58 AM
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I have the same table for my computer. Would like to ask you if your keyboard tray is able to lock in place when sliding it out of your desk? Mine doesn't and I keep pushing in with the arm rests of my chair.
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Old February 16, 2008, 08:16 AM
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Congratulations James, we all know how much you worked on that rig, and how many issues you had. That's the icing on the cake! And Sky, there is nothing wrong with the truth... he did go through 2 boards. I'm surprised too that nVidia let that one go - and if they didn't, it would have been a shame.

Because we all know that computer parts aren't perfect, and they will / do fail.
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Old February 16, 2008, 08:41 AM
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Good Job!!

It's nice to see some recognition for all the hard work you put into it.

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Old February 16, 2008, 09:20 AM
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Yeah, I laughed when I saw the part about the dying mobo's. Great job on seeing that project through to the end!
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