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    Default New Core i7 860 build!

    New build time!

    Core i7 860
    8Gb (4x2Gb) Patriot Viper DDR3 1600
    EVGA P55 SLI
    Diamond Radeon 5870
    Patriot Torqx
    Seagate 750Gb ES.2 (not in pic, was spare I already had)
    Corsair TX750
    Antec 1200 full tower
    HP 2509 25" LCD
    Saitek Cyborg keyboard
    Razer Diamondback mouse


    This is the parts shortly after arrival.


    These are the parts assembled and on my desk :D

    The Diamond Radeon 5870 died after 3 days. No problem, took it back to Fry's who were out of stock of 5870's to replace it with. I then took a GTX295 to hold me over and paid the difference. When I got home, I hit Zipzoomfly and ordered a pair of HIS 5870's and those are on the way now. So, when they get here, I can move the GTX295 over to the i7 920 rig and be set for some Crossfire 5870 luvin' :D
    Last edited by moshpit; 10-20-2009 at 03:39 AM.
    Ci7 2600K @4.6Ghz/8Gb Patriot Viper DDR3 1600/Asus Sabertooth P67/EVGA GTX 580/Patriot Torqx 128/1 Tb WD Black
    Ci7 920/6Gb Corsair DDR3 1600mhz/EX58-UD3R/HIS Radeon HD 5870/750Gb Seagate ES.2, 2Tb WD Green
    And several other rigs...

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    My guess is you'll love it. Nice choice. looks like my system Torqx and all....
    P55-UD4P - i7860 - Patriot Inferno 120GB SSD - 1600Mhz Mushkin 7-8-7-20 - 3 WD 640GB Black
    880GMA-UD2P - X6 1055T CPU - Patriot Inferno 120GB SSD - GSkill 1333 8-8-8-21 - 2 500GB WD Black
    2 or 3 other systems I like to play with and a laptop

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    Very similar indeed! Very glad I went with the Torqx. Picking the right SSD was an agonizing process.
    Ci7 2600K @4.6Ghz/8Gb Patriot Viper DDR3 1600/Asus Sabertooth P67/EVGA GTX 580/Patriot Torqx 128/1 Tb WD Black
    Ci7 920/6Gb Corsair DDR3 1600mhz/EX58-UD3R/HIS Radeon HD 5870/750Gb Seagate ES.2, 2Tb WD Green
    And several other rigs...

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    Default Re: New Core i7 860 build!

    Now that`s what i call perfect rig. For sale ? :)

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    Awesome rig!!!!!!!!........how much did it cost you?

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    Default Re: New Core i7 860 build!

    Quote Originally Posted by moshpit View Post
    Very similar indeed! Very glad I went with the Torqx. Picking the right SSD was an agonizing process.
    Yes the SSD was a good choice though. 10 years to make sure it works. haha

    Nice system......

    And yes Devit, mine is always for sale. We probably have at least 1600-2000 into these systems. moshpit's is a little nicer than mine. I just ordered a 5770 so that will make mine more "competitive" with his. It certainly isn't the 5870 though.
    P55-UD4P - i7860 - Patriot Inferno 120GB SSD - 1600Mhz Mushkin 7-8-7-20 - 3 WD 640GB Black
    880GMA-UD2P - X6 1055T CPU - Patriot Inferno 120GB SSD - GSkill 1333 8-8-8-21 - 2 500GB WD Black
    2 or 3 other systems I like to play with and a laptop

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    I went all out this time. I spent $2800 on my main rig in the end, including everything. Main box and all components, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and free OS. The OS was my Launch Party copy of Win7 Sig Ed that I saved for this build. The pair of HIS 5870's are purring away in CrossfireX mode without any issues, the SSD has been dreamy fast, the new monitor is a delight to behold, the amount of memory is never even close to threatened by any wayward apps (though I don't have any wayward apps, everything behaves itself perfectly), everything is just perfect with this rig. I've had good builds before, but this one really takes the prize from the get go.

    The only things that may change are:
    1.The EVGA P55 SLI may get replaced with MSI Big Bang if Lucent Hydra 200 proves itself.
    2. RAID card with optimized SSD support, haven't really picked one yet.
    Ci7 2600K @4.6Ghz/8Gb Patriot Viper DDR3 1600/Asus Sabertooth P67/EVGA GTX 580/Patriot Torqx 128/1 Tb WD Black
    Ci7 920/6Gb Corsair DDR3 1600mhz/EX58-UD3R/HIS Radeon HD 5870/750Gb Seagate ES.2, 2Tb WD Green
    And several other rigs...

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    You know Gigabyte is releasing P55 boards with USB-3 and SATA-3 next month

    I think I will end up getting one of those. We could almost use the SATA-3 with the SSDs

    And USB-3 is just cool! I can't wait until external devices come out supporting USB-3....
    P55-UD4P - i7860 - Patriot Inferno 120GB SSD - 1600Mhz Mushkin 7-8-7-20 - 3 WD 640GB Black
    880GMA-UD2P - X6 1055T CPU - Patriot Inferno 120GB SSD - GSkill 1333 8-8-8-21 - 2 500GB WD Black
    2 or 3 other systems I like to play with and a laptop

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    USB3 and SATA 3 arn't a big deal to me as much as the Lucid Hydra is. Not having to depend on profiles for Crossfire support would be really liberating.
    Ci7 2600K @4.6Ghz/8Gb Patriot Viper DDR3 1600/Asus Sabertooth P67/EVGA GTX 580/Patriot Torqx 128/1 Tb WD Black
    Ci7 920/6Gb Corsair DDR3 1600mhz/EX58-UD3R/HIS Radeon HD 5870/750Gb Seagate ES.2, 2Tb WD Green
    And several other rigs...

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    Default Re: New Core i7 860 build!

    Does that keyboard have backlights? What color if so, and how much was it?

    Nice build by the way!

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