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    Default New build cold boot problem

    Hello, I'm obviously new to this board, but I have not been able to resolve my problems just from using google and such. So I figured I would see if I could get some help here.

    So I attempted my first build last weekend, and everything seemed to be going smoothly. Then I shut down to hook up my HDD's and went to go get dinner before turning it back on. My first attempt to boot up had the system come on and sit for a second without anything coming on to the screen, and then shutting back off. I tried again, this time it made it to the BIOS screen and just sat there. Next time it made it till right before getting into windows and then it reset...finally it gave me a WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM file missing or corrupt error. I reset again and this time it gave me an option to boot into windows from the last working settings...got into windows and everything worked fine. After doing some research, I figured that I screwed up the registry some how and just reinstalled windows again (clean install). Had my computer on all day installing programs and such and then shut down for the night. Same boot problems again, but it gave me a memory error when I finally got into windows. I ran memtest on both sticks of ram for 7 passes (no errors), I ran chkdsk and WD diagnostic tool on my windows drive (no errors) and stripped my system down to just the mobo, ram, video card, DVD/CD drive, windows HDD to try and figure out what was causing the error. The error would only occur when I cold booted and two friends said it sounded like my PSU was going bad. So I ordered a new PSU (Sigma Shark SP-635 635W...had really good reviews on newegg) and then started over again (clean install of windows). Everything worked fine until I tried a cold boot...Now it will make it almost to windows and then BSOD (too fast for me to read anything) and reboot. Then gives me the option to boot into the last working settings for windows.

    So, as long as I'm in windows, I can reboot all day long and turn off and turn back on with no errors. It's only when I do a cold boot. I've read that my mobo defaults to the wrong settings for RAM and CPU sometimes, but I don't know much about setting all of that. I've updated the BIOS to the latest one as well. Here is my build:

    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
    core 2 duo E8400
    Masscool #8WA741 heat sink
    Sigma Shark 635W PSU
    Geforce 9500GT (I use my system mainly for audio recording, not gaming)
    WD Raptor 74GB HDD
    G.Skill 4GB(2X2GB) 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066

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    Default Re: New build cold boot problem

    Check this post for some initial settings that will often fix stability and boot issues. It is important that you first load OPTIMIZED bios settings.

    If you want specific bios suggestions, we need the following.
    1) List your system components in your signature.
    --> User CP tab (upper left corner of web page)
    --> select Edit Signature
    --> preview
    --> Save when complete
    --> Bios version
    2) Link to your ram's full specifications.
    3) Fill in the generic bios template with your bios settings.
    --> Fill in Auto where appropriate.
    --> Change the ?? and the numbers in the middle of each setting to the values displayed in your bios.

    Use this template to provide your bios settings if you're still having problems.
    Code:
    Motherboard: Model, Rev#:
    Bios version: F??
    Cpu: Model
    Ram: Brand, Model/Part#, Link to your ram's specs
    Power Supply Unit: Brand, Model#, Wattage
    
    Default settings for new setups that are not overclocked.
    
    note: replace all ?? with the value displayed in your bios.
    ----> where appropriate replace Auto settings with manually set values
    
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto] <--- FAST is OK
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [##]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0] < ignore if not available
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: ####
    
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [Mhz]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [Auto] <--- Set to 100, never leave this on Auto
    
    C.I.A.2 ------------------------------ : [Disabled]
    
    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive ---------------------- : <<< 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------------- : <<< 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : <<<
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : <<<
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Turbo] <--- set to DISABLED when overclocking
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled] <--- Leave this Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [Auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [Auto]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Auto] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRCD  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRP --------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRAS  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tWTR  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR --------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) -------------------- : [Auto] <--- Auto or 0 is OK
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength --------- : Press Enter <--- press ENTER to modify memory sub-timings when overclocking
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value ----------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to AUTO
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control ----- ?? ------ : [Auto]  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control ----- ?? ------ : [Auto]  ps
    
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value ----------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to AUTO
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control ----- ?? ------ : [Auto]  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control ----- ?? ------ : [Auto]  ps
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.?????  ---- : [Auto] <--- set to the 1.????? value
    
    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V* ----- : [Auto] <--- set to the value to the left (Auto over-volts this too much when overclocking) Auto is OK if not overclocking
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.500V* ----- : [Auto] <--- set to the value to the left (Auto over-volts this too much when overclocking) Auto is OK if not overclocking
    
    CPU Reference ----------- 0.755V* ----- : [Auto] <--- Auto Will set this correctly
    CPU Reference2 ---------- 0.800V* ----- : [Auto] <--- Auto Will set this correctly
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to 1.20 for 2x2GB ram (1.24 - 1.26, or 1.05 might be needed)
    MCH Reference ----------- 0.800V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ 0.900V  ------ : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to the value to the left
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to the value to the left
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to the max rated ram voltage (for most memory)
    DRAM Termination -------- 0.900V ------- : [Auto]
    Channel A Reference ----- 0.900V ------- : [Auto]
    Channel B Reference ----- 0.900V ------- : [Auto]
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3 ------------------ : [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect -------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ---------------- : [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support ------------------- : [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support ----------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) ------------ : [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function  --------------------- : [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology -------------- : [Disabled] <--- Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect  ------------- : [Enabled] <--- set to Disabled when overclocking (this must be enabled to flash or boot from a USB drive)
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: New build cold boot problem

    Well, I decided to just RMA the RAM and the mobo after talking to a couple people that build computers. I put my old setup back together for the time being to pass the time. Once I get everything in and rebuild, I'll probably post everything you said for if I need any help setting things up (it will technically still be my first build). Also, I might try and OC a little as well. Thanks for the help though.

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    Default Re: New build cold boot problem

    Wihout attempting to change any settings to get up and running it is very likely that as soon as you receive your replacement components that you will experience the same problems.

    Building a working system requires it to be set up correctly. It is very rare that you can just plug things in, switch on and have it work.

    The only reason you can plug in and switch on a pre-built system is because it was pre-configured before leaving the shop / factory. If you want your system to work correctly you'll have to roll your sleeves up, enter the BIOS and set everything up.

    If the people you spoke to told you to RMA without doing any configuration then they likely don't know as much about system building as they say they do.

    When you get your parts back, if you do have problems, anyone here would be happy to help get you going. Either start a new thread or post an update in this one.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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    Default Re: New build cold boot problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    Wihout attempting to change any settings to get up and running it is very likely that as soon as you receive your replacement components that you will experience the same problems.

    Building a working system requires it to be set up correctly. It is very rare that you can just plug things in, switch on and have it work.

    The only reason you can plug in and switch on a pre-built system is because it was pre-configured before leaving the shop / factory. If you want your system to work correctly you'll have to roll your sleeves up, enter the BIOS and set everything up.

    If the people you spoke to told you to RMA without doing any configuration then they likely don't know as much about system building as they say they do.

    When you get your parts back, if you do have problems, anyone here would be happy to help get you going. Either start a new thread or post an update in this one.
    - I adjusted the BIOS settings a little with some help, but it's very possible you're right. Most likely I will come here and get help from the get go on every step I do. I want to learn the "right" way to build a system so that it runs correctly and is stable. Hopefully the RMA service at newegg is as quick as the original shipping was...it's hard going back to my old P4 setup.

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    Default Re: New build cold boot problem

    You are in good hands, Newegg's RMA Service rocks!!!

    Please do post back here once you get your return items and we can help. Psycho101 is correct these boards are not made for a "Plug N Play" type of setup, these are enthusiast boards meant for overclockers. So Auto settings or just trying a few things may or may not ever work, things must be set properly per your hardware

    Post back once you get your RMA returns, we will get you going for sure!

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    Default Re: New build cold boot problem

    So I got my replacement mobo and RAM in today and so I was hoping to put everything together tonight. I guess since this is still technically my first build, I should get some help on here like you all suggested. So, what are the things I need to know to get started?

    edit - here is what I have:

    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
    core 2 duo E8400
    Masscool #8WA741 heat sink
    Sigma Shark 635W PSU
    Geforce 9500GT (I use my system mainly for audio recording, not gaming)
    WD Raptor 74GB HDD
    G.Skill 4GB(2X2GB) 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066

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    Default Re: New build cold boot problem

    After you've assembled everything with care, first thing I'd do before switching on is to jump the two Clear CMOS pins with a screwdriver, to make sure you're starting afresh.

    When you power on, go straight into the BIOS, then hit load optimised defaults, and save and exit.

    Back into the BIOS again right away, enter the MIT section of the board.

    Check the values all the way down match the default CPU speed and RAM speed & timings. For you it should look something like this :

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Fast] 
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [9.0]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio -----------------: [+0.0]
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: 3.00GHz
    
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [333Mhz]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [100] 
    C.I.A.2 ------------------------------ : [Disabled]
    
    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive ---------------------- : <<< 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------------- : <<< 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : <<<0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : <<<0
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled] 
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [333]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [3.20B]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [1066]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRCD  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRP --------------------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRAS  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [15]
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [4]
    tWTR  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [4]
    tWR --------------------- ?? ---------- : [8]
    tRFC  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [68]
    tRTP  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [4]
    Command Rate (CMD) -------------------- : [2]
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength --------- : [1066]
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value ----------- ?? ------ : [7]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control ----- ?? ------ : [Auto]  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control ----- ?? ------ : [Auto]  ps
    
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value ----------- ?? ------ : [7]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) ------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control ----- ?? ------ : [Auto]  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control ----- ?? ------ : [Auto]  ps
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.?????  ---- : [Auto] 
    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V* ----- : [1.200V]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.500V* ----- : [1.500V]
    CPU Reference ----------- 0.760V* ----- : [Auto]
    
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [1.220V]
    MCH Reference ----------- 0.800V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ 0.900V  ------ : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [1.500] 
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [1.100V
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [2.100V] 
    DRAM Termination -------- 0.900V ------- : [Auto]
    Channel A Reference ----- 0.900V ------- : [Auto]
    Channel B Reference ----- 0.900V ------- : [Auto]
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3 ------------------ : [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect -------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ---------------- : [Enabled]
    C2/C2E State Support ------------------- : [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support ----------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) ------------ : [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function  --------------------- : [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology -------------- : [Disabled]
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect  ------------- : [Disabled]
    If you want to over clock, then settings need to be changed again, but until then, try those settings for a hopefully stable default speed.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
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    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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    Default Re: New build cold boot problem

    I might look into overclocking once I can get the system stable with default settings, but right now I'm just wanting to get a stable system up and running. Any advice on things to absolutely avoid when assembling the system? the only thing I've never done (till my first attempt a couple weeks ago) was install the CPU.

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    Default Re: New build cold boot problem

    Only a few simple rules to follow really.


    • Install the PSU first. Plug in and leave it off at the socket, or if your country doesn't use switched sockets turn the PSU off with the switch on the back. This means the case is now earthed.
    • Before touching static sensative parts ie CPU, RAM, Motherboard, GFX card, underneath of HDD (bare circuit board) etc, touch the earthed case or another metal object, preferably an earthed one like a radiator (not a hot one!!) Do this at regular intervals to keep static free.
    • Don't use a magnetic screwdriver, you'll zap your components.
    • Work on an organised bench, laying out components on top of the anti-static bags they came in.
    • Never force a component into its slot/socket, if it's hard to insert, remove it and re-assess.
    • Don't touch the pins of a memory module, GFX card or CPU socket and don't touch the underside of the CPU, hold by the edges.
    • Take care if using the stock Intel cooler. Turn the tops of the push pins the opposite way to where the arrow points, then push down. The arrows are for the direction you turn the pins to remove the cooler.
    • Push the pins of the heatsink down in pairs. Top left and bottom right first, then top right and bottom left.
    • Don't drop any screws into the case. if you have trouble inserting a screw, you can stick it to the end of the screw driver with a small ammount of Blu-Tak (putty used to put posters up on walls etc). Use a tiny amount in the centre of the screw head and push the screw driver into it.
    • Tighten screws well, but don't over tighten
    • Front fans suck air in, rear fans suck air out.
    • Try to keep cables tidy. You can tuck them behind the motherboard tray if your case allows, into drive bays (not blocking fans) etc.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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