Code name - Zeus - my new built step by step...

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  1. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Ok guys for those of you asking me about my latest built i will post step by step what i have done so far. Worklog 12-09-2008.


    This will be my Gaming / Benchies Rig
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    Zeus built - started 11/30/2008.


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    Asus Rampage eXtreme 2- X58

    Two 4870x2 CrossfireX on H2O EK Blocks Acetal

    Core i7 965EE on Single Stage Phase Vapochill LS

    4x 32GB OCZ Core V2 Series SSDs in raid0 with Adaptec 2405 Raid PCIxpress x8 / 128MB DDR2 dedicated Raid Controller

    Western Digital 500GB Storage HD

    G.Skill DDR3-2000 3x 1GB

    Supreme FX X-Fi

    PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool ESA 1200w


    Thermaltake Big Armor Full Tower H2O Ready - Now Single Stage Ready (moded by me :D

    Samsung - DVD Burner

    LG 7 in 1-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader

    Fan-Atic 5- Port Military Switch Baybus Fan Controller

    Preliminary testing of the cards were done on my Rampage extreme X48


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    Vapochill LS Single Stage for cpu

    EK Blocks Acetal for the graphics cards in a loop with Danger Den Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360 Radiator x3 Sunon 102cfm - Swiftech MCP655-B™ 12v Water Pump-Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev. 2 Small Form Factor High-Flow Reservoir


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    Windows Vista Ultimate x32bit/Windows Vista x64 bit/windows XP Pro 32 bit

    First , Pictures of the Hardware fresh from Newegg.com , Frozencpu.com , MWave.com and Provantage.com



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    Pre Testing Stage -only one VGA card and no ssds , During Volt Moding the Cards and Pre-Testing for leaks the loop.

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  2. surrealX

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    mmm. Looking forward to this build log
     
  3. chispy

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    Reserved 2 ( Gaming at very High resolutions )

    FarCry II - Benchmark medium ranch


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    DeadSpace - 1st Mission, FPS meassure using Fraps


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  5. Nato.dbnz

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    Wow Chispy, this will be a beast. Have fun!
     
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    lol chispy, thats some nice hardware, you really do know how to make a poor guy jealous :(

    cant wait to see the benchmarks though :thumbup:
     
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    Thank you guys , its my dream pc that i wanted for a long time. Its not finished yet , as i still waiting for my SSDs Drives , and RMA of one of my 4870x2 cards that got killed during testing Volt Mods. i will keep you guys updated. Cheers.

    chispy.
     
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    Adopt me so I can have cool hardware as you :)
     
  9. chispy

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    lol Sorry I already have 2 kids bro :p
     
  10. ottoyu34

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    Wow. which case are you planning to get?

    Lian-Li PC-P80 maybe?

    otto
     

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    I dont know yet otto , but im still looking. I need one with a lot of bling bling and a side case window as i will use a black light to show the goodies and the H2O set up with UV reflective coolant.
     
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  13. chispy

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    Tx Foes , nice cases on that website , i got to do a little research.

    chispy.
     
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    yeah i was going to say the mountainmods cases.
     
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    thats one monster of a rig man......cant wait to see the bench scores
     

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    Doent matter how much you love your 4870x2's you still cant call those your "kids" :D

    Looks very nice! How much did that cost ?
     
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    wow can i marry your sister ? your system is Ace!! :p
     
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    Yeah speaking of vapo's where in the UK can you still buy those , i cant find the old prometia one's either did they go out of business :confused:
     
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    jajajaja bro , i got 2 kids for real :D.

    Oh oh , i knew somebody would ask that question :p but since you are a great guy and old friend i will tell you straight up.

    2x 4870x2 = $1,058 US Dollars
    Asus Rampage extreme 2 - X58 = $400
    i7 965EE = $1,039
    3x 1 GB Patriot Viper DDR3-1600 = $149
    4x 32GB SSds = $280
    Adaptec Raid controller = $216
    Single Stage Phase VapoChill LS = $800
    H2O set Up = $838
    Silverstone OP 1000w = $329

    = $ 5,109 US Dollars so far , im not done yet.

    Shipping not included - Also my LCD not included as well as mouse , keyboard , speakers and headphones. Thats a whole different set up for Zeus.



    I only have a brother but he is big and hairy guy lol


    Thanks best friend :) , I have to use 2 power supplies when i overclock very very high the cpu and cards , due to fans , vapo unit , water pump and all the other stuff conected to the rig 1000w its not enough while ''overclocked'' , but for normal stock use its just fine.
     
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