My Q6600 build thread, with **PICS**

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  1. Doomsday

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    Build # 1

    CPU: Intel Q6600, FPO/Batch # L724A760, Week 07/27/07
    Mobo: Abit IP35 Pro
    Cooling: Thermalight Ultra-120 Extreme + Scythe S-Flex SFF21F
    RAM: 2x 1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-1066 (PC2-8500)
    Case: Lian-Li PC-A16

    Teh parts
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    Took me 2 hours to lap this beast
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    Side by side by the quad's stock cooler
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    Pic of Abit P35 Pro Mobo. Very nice. My only complaint are the SATA ports.
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    Installed CPU, and Thermalight 120 Ultra Extreme. Man,.. the weight of the cooler is scary. :noes:
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    BTW,... this > that AS5 shit.
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    Installed Scythe S-Flex fan to cooler. Added weight to the cooler. :run:
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    Installed ram. RAM is damn sexy :cool:
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    Now to prepare the case,.. A Lian-Li PC-A16.
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    Front view
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    Back
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    Insides. That HD cage is adjustable.
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    Screwed mobo to tray. Removable mobo tray ftw.
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    A close up of a stud.
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    Willey2cool New Member

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    man that cooler is huge! i hate the way the LGA775 Stock heatsinks go into the board, makes me feel like im going to snap the mobo
     
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    moar update

    Mobo tray ready to be installed.
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    Pic of corsair HX620 psu
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    Mobo tray installed, finger prints ftl,.. will clean it up later
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    View from front of case
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    Plugged in the power connectors
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    WTF Lian-li PC speaker. looks ugly.
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    hmmm,... what can I do about this???
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    Tada!!! First time I tried wire sleeving.
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    Now that's better. :bowdown:
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    XFX 8800GTS
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    Pic of it installed.
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    I want to install these so I could try booting from my usb key drive. (to flash bios and all).
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    The USB thing failed. So I ghetto rig a floppy drive. :hsd:
    I also put a fan filter screen on the Scythe. Another added weight for the cooler. :run:
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    Memtest86,... 5+ hours, 15 passess, 0 errors. Crucial :bowdown:
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  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    My only problem with those huge coolers, is that there is often little or no difference from them to the Zalman copper 7700 series coolers that sit low to the motherboard.

    And at normal operating temps, they're usually pretty even.

    Even when I was overclocking my E6600, I never saw temps higher than 45C.
    But then, I don't do any gaming.

    It just seems to me that having that much sideways pull against the motherboard day in and day out, can't be good.
     
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    It was scary. When I was installing it,... every turn of the screw,... I keep checking the board for any flexing or crack. :rofl:
     
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    The Ultra-120 + fan + filter is probably around 800g.
    The maximum weight for socket 775 is only 450g. :noes:

    The metal backplate seems to be holding it pretty well,... though I understand that there's a great chance of breakage if you move the PC a lot.

    As for how it performs,...
    http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling/showdoc.aspx?i=2981&p=3

    I'm really hoping that it would be an alternative to water cooling to push a Quad to it's limits. The smaller ones just won't cut it because the Quads runs hotter than the dual cores.
     
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    I have a big ZeroTherm cooler in my Lian Li PC-A05B, but it fits well

    my only complaint about the case is the overly bright blue power LED (but I hate all LEDs)
     
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    yea, the blue led in both my cmstacker and maudio fw410 are rediculously bright. Somewhat annoying durring movies.
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Same thing with my Antec case.

    What designer came up with that idea?

    And the way I have mine seated, it hits me right in the eyes if I lay down to watch a movie on my couch. Damned thing is like a laser beam from straight on.
     
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    nice build. what's the problem with the sata ports?
     
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    I have the ultra-120 also, and the motherboard flex made me uncomfortable. So, I straightened a paper clip and made a hook to "hang" the top of the heatsink from the top of the chassis. It relieves the torquing strain, but it does look a bit jury-rigged.
     
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    It looks like they plug in from the side as opposed to most other boards where they plug straight into the board.

    I guess they could be useful depending on where and how your case mounts the hard drives.
     
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    good case :bowdown:

    nice build all around :cool:
     
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    Looks sweet! Wish i could afford make a nice build like that.
     
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    moar update

    Installed Windows XP SP2, drivers, 2 more RAM, hard drives, etc.
    Also installed my old SB Audigy 2 ZS sound card and Hauppage TV Tuner.

    I installed all of these so I can know if I need to RMA something. I'll worry about cable management later.
    Also,.. those IDE optical drives are temporary. Will change them to SATA ones.
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    Also installed a fan filter on the side fan.
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    Test fitted a window panel (from my old Lian-Li PC-60). It fits. Though I think I still prefer using the stock panel.
    As you can see in the pic below,... I used 2 HD cages (each cage takes three 5 1/4 bays). So, two 120mm fans for intake, three 120mm fans for exhausts (back, side, psu fan). All fans are Scythe S-Flexs. The Lian-li stock fans are good but a bit noisy for my taste.
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    Besides the cable management,... everything looks ready. :bigthumb:

    I'll OC this after 200 hours burn-in. Got to be patient to get optimal results. :wiggle:
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    :werd: fucking hate that
     
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    make sure u post results to over clocking
     
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    How hot/loud is that 8800GTS? I've been thinking about getting one, but I am loving how quiet my machine is atm.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    They're quieter than the 7900 cards were by quite a bit.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I just didn't plug them in.
     
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    nice thread.

    wish i had gotten into this.

    perhaps I will later
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Jesus fuck :eek3: That link really shows how bad the stock heatsink fucking sucks.
     
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    Well,.. I am an impatient bastard so,....

    3GHz (334 x 9) @ stock voltages (except RAM which Crucial requires 2.2v)
    Prime95 stable. A screenshot I took early this morning.
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