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    Enterprise Data Architect Mark_A_K's Avatar
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    Pics - My Fisrt Time Gaming PC Build

    PICS of my new i7 Rig - Antec 900 - First Time Build

    Now I can cross this off my list of things I wanted to do......

    It wasnt that hard to do and a lot of fun.

    Mark

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    Nice rig Mark. Did you consider a 10,000 RPM Raptor for your OS? Why did you go with Vista over XP?

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    nice but get rid of the OEM cooling fan on your cpu asap and get an aftermarket one. I have the antec 1200 case and use the TRU120ex heatsink. Not sure if that fits in the 900 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpacs View Post
    Nice rig Mark. Did you consider a 10,000 RPM Raptor for your OS? Why did you go with Vista over XP?
    I hope to be moving to an SSD hard drive soon.

    Vista? I wanted to keep all my os's the same for my wife and daughters PC. Less maintenance work......

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    Quote Originally Posted by amirmckelvey View Post
    nice but get rid of the OEM cooling fan on your cpu asap and get an aftermarket one. I have the antec 1200 case and use the TRU120ex heatsink. Not sure if that fits in the 900 though.
    For now my temps never go higher than 56c and I have it over clocked.
    I will however look at a coolMaster V8 if only for the looks of it.

    Mark

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    56 is high actually with 60 being the big warning mark... your processor will live much longer if it stays in the 30s and 40s on full load and perform much better.

    My Q6600 sits around 32 and on full load hits about 45 when I'm stress testing it.
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    Thanks I'm going to re look at my OCing closer.
    I may have not applied the CPU HSF compound efficiently also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amirmckelvey View Post
    56 is high actually with 60 being the big warning mark... your processor will live much longer if it stays in the 30s and 40s on full load and perform much better.

    My Q6600 sits around 32 and on full load hits about 45 when I'm stress testing it.
    For the past few weeks my temps are in the low 30's idel and max of 42 full load.

    Thanks

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