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Nehalem i7 Build Log (56K Warning)

cabanatuan

Banned
2009 Nehalem i7 Build Log 16-18th January 2009

During the weekend beginning from the 16th of January , the old Pentium 4 built inside a chieftec matrix case was about to be replaced by a new machine altogether.

The specs of the old machine are as follows:

• ABIT ice-7 pro Socket 478 Mobo
• 2gb DDR Ram
• Nvidia 7800GTX AGP Card(i had a ATI 9800gtx before)
• Intel Pentium 4 3.2ghz northwood
• Seasonic 450w PSU
• Chieftect full tower Matrix case

The specs of the new pc are:

• ASUS P6T deluxe Socket 1336 Mobo
• 3GB DDR3 Ram
• Nvidia 260GTX card
• Intel i7 920 2.6GHZ Nehalem
• Seasonic m12 600W PSU
• Lian LI full tower PC-A7010 case
• Thermalright Ultra Extreme aka TRUE
• Enermax 120mm fan.

As you can see, this is a major upgrade for me and one i have enjoyed building over last weekend. Enough talk, lets see some pictures !!

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This case is a monster. Just look at the size comparison between the case inside the box and my 360!


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More pics of comparing the size of the case alongside the 360.


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Christmas came late for me :)
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The Brain of my new pc


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The memory



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Nice looking mobo!



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This cooler took AGES to install!! A nightmare if you don't know how to do it first time!



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Installed in the mobo tray



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Look at the size of that card!


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No hard drives?

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Old vs new


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My legendary pc!! It has served me well for the past 5+ years. As you can see i modded it and cut out the side panel myself using a electric jigsaw


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All up and running :)hows my cable management lol


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All done..

 
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Theydon Bois

Distinguished Member
Nice! :smashin: I built my mate a i7 920 on the Asus 6T with 6Gb Corsair Dominator and a HD4870x2 last weekend, it was lovely. Its all housed in a P190 case (which like yours is a beast!) and running it to a Sasmung 24" TFT...
 
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Thanks. How much was the monster CPU cooler?

By the way, I like your anti-static mat - a dressing gown! :D
 

cabanatuan

Banned
Thanks. How much was the monster CPU cooler?

By the way, I like your anti-static mat - a dressing gown! :D
lol that blue thing below the case? lol thats a blue towel

i didn't want to scratch my brand new case as i had it laying down on one of its sides at one point:smashin:

btw that cooler costs £35 but i had to buy the bolt-tru-kit for it to work with the i7 socket cpu which was ane xtra £7.

that cooler i got is the AMD version of it :rotfl:
 

Theydon Bois

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Sadly I only took a few pics, and all on my crappy phone camera (Samsung Tocu F480) as I cant find the recharger to my proper Sony camera :mad:

One pic here, and a few more in this post
 

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cabanatuan

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ahh ok cool. nice cable management. abit better then mine! i will re arange my cables alot better when i eventualy open it up again and put in an aditonal 3gb sticks in it
 

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