View Full Version : New build.....

02-27-2009, 07:08 PM
.....of the non-paintball kind.

My current desktop can't stay with me, so I decided to build a new one:D

Got 3/4 of my parts b/c UPS wanted to mess with me. Both of my boxes got to Houston last night, checked today and they say there not coming till monday. After cussing for a few secs I let it go and decided its not that long. Well then they show up at 6:30 and decide to mess with me by just delivering one of the boxes:mad: So now I have a few parts I got local at micro center and some that came in the first box and I am left with 3/4 of a computer for now, missing graphics card and harddrives.


Final build tally:

Intel i7 920
EVGA X58 motherboard
Corsair Dominator 6GB triple channel DDR3 1600
EVGA GTX 260 Superclocked Edition video card
Corsair 650RX 650watt Power supply
western digital cavair black 640GB 7200rpm harddrive x 3
Samsung dual layer DVD+/-RW with lightscribe
Rosewill 52-in-1 Media card reader
Cooler Master HAF932 Full Tower
Nippon Labs Locking head SATA cables x5
Going to run windows 7 - 64 bit beta for now, will downgrade to vista ultimate 64 if there are to many problems, even though I don't really like vista.

Build pics and benchmarks to follow up on monday/tuesday:)

02-27-2009, 07:25 PM

02-28-2009, 03:27 AM
Looks like a monster build...will be looking forward to the benchmarks :waytogo:.I'm really liking that case.:thumbup:

02-28-2009, 05:18 AM
pbgrandpa is back!?

02-28-2009, 05:38 AM
Is a 650w psu enough for that card?

02-28-2009, 05:43 AM
i dont see why not. even with all the crap i have in my PC, i only "need" 299w according to wattage calculators, but i have a 500w.

02-28-2009, 11:35 AM
Is a 650w psu enough for that card?

Its more then enough, the graphics card peaks at 200 watt at full power so that leaves 450 watts for everything else. It can easily handle the job since the rest of the pc will max out below 200 watts. Specs from the company are always overkill to protect the noobs from frying there system, in true power usage I will be atleast 200 watts over my peak usage.

02-28-2009, 11:51 AM
this is what i use: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

02-28-2009, 12:20 PM
Looks like a monster build...will be looking forward to the benchmarks :waytogo:.I'm really liking that case.:thumbup:

Damn! welcome back!!!

02-28-2009, 12:52 PM
this is what i use: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Thats tells me I need 477 watts with 8 USB and 1 firewire pluged in.

Real world testing on sites like toms hardware all show the i7 with a GTX 295 (highest end GTX card) peaking under 300 watts at 100%

Based off all the peak watts I got from different test I should be looking like this if everything is running at 100%:

i7-83.6 watts
DDR3 ram-10 watts x3
video card- 190 watts
harddrives- 6 watts x 3

So total I will max out around 321.6 watts.

02-28-2009, 01:02 PM
oh well, better safe than sorry.

Team Ramrod
02-28-2009, 09:43 PM
Nice build. Only thing i noticed.... not opting for a blu-ray player in there with all that horsepower?

02-28-2009, 10:11 PM
Nice build. Only thing i noticed.... not opting for a blu-ray player in there with all that horsepower?

Everything I got cleaned me out, I plan on adding a blu-ray burner in a few months when prices hopefully drop some and I got cash to blow once again, but as of now I can't afford the 200+ for the drive after spending right at $1500 for the rest of the system.

03-01-2009, 09:02 AM
looks nice, wish i had some of that stuff lol. what are you going to be mainly using it for? like gaming or office sorta stuff like photoshop,cad, or stuff like that or just kinda everything?

03-01-2009, 09:52 AM
Mostly just for picture processing, HD video editing and maybe some games but i usually prefer xbox for that.

03-01-2009, 09:17 PM
Waiting for other parts:

Finished up the front for now, still going to add a fan controller in the top bay but haven't decided which one I want yet (scratch on top is just the plastic crap they put over stuff, haven't peeled it off yet):


snapped a pic of i7 before putting it in:


03-02-2009, 05:50 PM
Just wanted to say hi from my new beast

:D :wave: : :yay: :moon: :jump: :wiggle: :thewave: :flowerred: :peace: :waytogo:

Updating drivers, etc. once done I will report my findings. So far it kicks ass.

Installed windows 7 64 bit in about 8 mins, boots to windows ready to use in 18 sec.

03-02-2009, 05:58 PM
looks sweet

03-02-2009, 06:03 PM
boots to windows ready to use in 18 sec.

I find this funny because my system loads from GRUB to login screen -- ready to go -- in 15sec flat. ;)

Also shoulda used LiveView and your tripod for the i7 pic, looks kinda odd. Not distorted or blurry, but something's off.

03-03-2009, 10:08 PM
Ok finally got a stable thing going finally. Went from windows 7 64 bit to XP Pro to Vista 32 bit to Linux 64 bit back to windows 7 64 bit lol.

Anyway, pics leading up to this point that I forgot to post:

Nice gift from UPS on monday:

Which resulted in a final build of (minus harddrives, glared to much to tell what they were):

Done wiring and installing:

Backside cable manager FTW:

Outside when its on:

A peak inside while its running:

My beautiful windows 7 layout:

Still working on benchmarks but Retouch artist's Photoshop speedtest finished in 18.8 sec......my old dual core with 2GB of DDR2 did it in 2min 40 sec.....its just alittle faster:p

Team Ramrod
03-03-2009, 10:55 PM
Rig looks nice! What kind of Monitor do you have to go with the beast?

03-04-2009, 05:19 PM
That thing looks BEASTLY. all i can say.