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Project ReBLEH! - BLEH!'s X79 rig build log.
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Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default Project ReBLEH! - BLEH!'s X79 rig build log. - 10-27-2013, 20:49 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

Right so a few of you were asking for this on the general hardware forum, so here it is, my new build .

Starting with the bundle I bought of RPGgamesplayer (thanks for that BTW ), swapped the mobo for a gigabyte X79S-UP5-WiFi (a workstation oriented board more suited to my needs) and bought a Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 case to replace my aging HAF-X. Took some photos during the build process for y'all to enjoy, so enjoy .

Case box:


Case:


Mobo/CPU/RAM (yes that is an LGA 2011 stock cooler):


Case side panel internal, well baffled:


Case proper:


Mobo in case:


With token 9600 GT for initial testing:
   
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Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 10-27-2013, 20:53 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

Wires galore, and lots of HDDs:


7970 #1:


7970 #2:


PSU + wires:


Green power light


I'll probably be taking some of the HDDs out to use my X58 rig as a home server, but for testing purposes they're staying in there for now. I may yet sell my old rig as I no longer have need for such processing power on a server really. Also in need of a bigger cooler for this, probably another Noctua or something similar for a 4.5ish GHz O/C. Got it running at 3.7 GHz on all cores on the crappy stock cooler so it is a pretty kickass chip.

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Videocard: HD7950CFX+Qnix2710
Processor: 3770K@4.8GHz delid
Mainboard: Gigabyte Z77X D3H 1.1
Memory: C Vengeance 8GB 1866
Soundcard: VIA VT2021
PSU: Seasonic Platinum 760W
Default 10-27-2013, 21:07 | posts: 1,910 | Location: Estonia

Cool. Liking those 7970s. That Enermax Revo PSU is damn big though.. o,O :S
   
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PSU: CM Silent Pro Hybrid 1300
Default 10-27-2013, 21:07 | posts: 3,089 | Location: Lebanon

BLEHnty of powah!

That stock cooler is BLEH!, but I'm sure you'll be installing your own H100 (?).
   
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PSU: Seasonic Platinum 760W
Default 10-27-2013, 21:08 | posts: 1,910 | Location: Estonia

And can't you swap out that PSU for something smaller?
   
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Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 10-27-2013, 21:16 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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Cool. Liking those 7970s. That Enermax Revo PSU is damn big though.. o,O :S
Thanksyou, I do like my GFX cards. Did have 3 at one point but it was somewhat noisy. Sold the spare to hallryu. The PSU is awesome.

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BLEHnty of powah!

That stock cooler is BLEH!, but I'm sure you'll be installing your own H100 (?).
I had a H100i in my old rig but died on me, sold the replacement. Will probably go big heatsink, Noctua NH-D14 (like my old X58 rig) or similar. Custom water would be nice but it's just too much hassle.

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And can't you swap out that PSU for something smaller?
I probably could but I went through nearly half a dozen other PSUs (Corsair 1200W, made a whining noise, 4 x beQuiet DarkPower Pro 1200Ws, 3 of which died on my, the 4th of which made a horrible hum, taking with 'em 2 motherboards and a hard drive), so settled on this, plus it helps to have a bit (700W maybe ) of overhead. This one has been rock solid for 2 years since, though.

With regards to the case as some people were curious, nice to build with, HDD trays are very easy to work with, but the side panels are a bit of a pain to get on and off at times, and the space behind the motherboard tray is a bit tight for those larger power cables. Other than that, it's worth the 80 or so I spent on it, given the other option was a Corsair 750D at nearly twice the price.
   
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Memory: 16Gb Mushkin Redline1333
Soundcard: XonarXense-Sennheiser 350
PSU: Corsair AX 1200i
Default 10-27-2013, 23:11 | posts: 9,754 | Location: United kingdom

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Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 10-27-2013, 23:55 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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Next upgrades (when I get some more money XD):
1) New CPU cooler/adapter for my old one (Noctua), assuming they do 2011 mounting brackets.
2) New RAM, possibly, I might do a swap from the 2 GHz stuff in my old X58 rig (Dominator GT 9-10-9-27, 1.65 V), assuming SB can handle it, for at least 4 DIMMs of that.

Other thing to note is the case fans are really rather quiet with pretty good airflow. Some auxiilliary ones for the top of the case where the chimney thing might be useful. I really dig the built in fan controllers, comes with 2, each of which can handle 3 fans.
   
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Mainboard: Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark1
Memory: GSkill Trident X 2x4GB
Soundcard: Onboard/Superlux HD660
PSU: XIGMATEK 750w
Default 10-28-2013, 00:32 | posts: 4,173 | Location: MI, USA


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Videocard: HD7950
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Memory: G-Skill Ripjaws 8gb 1600
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PSU: OCZ ZS 550w
Default 10-28-2013, 02:39 | posts: 7,213

I'm really liking that case. Some nice images mate, and I'd do the same over the AIO water coolers. High end air or custom loop as far as I'm concerned.
   
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Default 10-28-2013, 02:42 | posts: 6,523 | Location: Dubai

I like your case
   
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Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 10-28-2013, 10:16 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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Lol, that is one of my gripes with this case. Making it look as pretty as possible isn't easy. Those PCIe power cables can probably be zip-tied though.

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I'm really liking that case. Some nice images mate, and I'd do the same over the AIO water coolers. High end air or custom loop as far as I'm concerned.
Cheers. I've ordered the mounting brackets for my NH-D14, so that'll be going in when they arrive.

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Videocard: GTX780Ti SLI G-SYNC 144HZ
Processor: 4790k 4.9ghz
Mainboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VII GENE Z97
Memory: Corsair 2400mhz 16gb Pro
Soundcard: Soundblaster Xfi Fatality
PSU: Superflower 1000w Plat
Default 10-28-2013, 13:53 | posts: 1,176 | Location: London

nice build BLEH!, that's a powerhouse for sure!!!
   
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Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 10-28-2013, 14:26 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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nice build BLEH!, that's a powerhouse for sure!!!
Cheers dude. Is that CPU an engeineering sample BTW? CoreTemp seems to think it is.
   
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Memory: Corsair 2400mhz 16gb Pro
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PSU: Superflower 1000w Plat
Default 10-28-2013, 16:07 | posts: 1,176 | Location: London

i wouldnt think so i got that from dabs retail online
   
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Default 10-28-2013, 16:13 | posts: 1,176 | Location: London

c2 stepping it does 5ghz + on low voltage
   
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Default 10-28-2013, 16:17 | posts: 1,176 | Location: London

core temp gives false information sometimes i just googled it check it with cpu z i am sure it will say c2 stepping
just found a old screenshot on my imgshack account its retial m8

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Default 10-28-2013, 16:22 | posts: 6,854 | Location: Urban`Jungle

Aida64 or HWiNFO64 shows the correct info too.
   
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Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 10-28-2013, 17:26 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

You're right, it is C2, just Coretemp playing up, it says Model: Intel Core i7 3930K (Sandy Bridge-EP) (ES). CPUz and HWinfo are both spitting out C2 stepping.
   
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Memory: 16Gb Mushkin Redline1333
Soundcard: XonarXense-Sennheiser 350
PSU: Corsair AX 1200i
Default 10-28-2013, 20:08 | posts: 9,754 | Location: United kingdom

Thats a pretty nice chip you got there Bleh, 5ghz hey, im Jealous
   
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Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 10-28-2013, 20:16 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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Thats a pretty nice chip you got there Bleh, 5ghz hey, im Jealous
See how far I can get it with the Noctua when the mounting ring arrives.
   
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Default 10-28-2013, 22:52 | posts: 4,815 | Location: Netherlands

All that is missing are beautiful Rokit 6 speakers that will blow you away.

(I still miss mine, damn tho's speakers are amazing)
   
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Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 10-28-2013, 23:21 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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All that is missing are beautiful Rokit 6 speakers that will blow you away.

(I still miss mine, damn tho's speakers are amazing)
Got my Rokit 5's They do well enough.
   
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Default 10-30-2013, 07:35 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

very nice BLEH
   
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Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
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Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 10-30-2013, 11:28 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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very nice BLEH
Cheers dude. Itching to get the better heatsink on then I can finally overclock
   
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