Merry Christmas to me Merry Christmas to me!

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  1. OldBuzzard

    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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    Dang, ya just gotta love a "Tech Savvy" wife. She knows that I've been running this system for a few years now (bought the original MB, etc in 2007), and that I've upgraded it as far as I can. So when I mentioned that I'd like to get a new MB, CPU and RAM, she suggested that I just build an entirely new system :)

    Contrary to what I posted in the "What do you want for Christmas" thread, I'll be getting (actually most of it is arriving MONDAY) :

    Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced
    Corsair AX 750 PSU
    ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 MB
    Phenom II X6 1090T **
    2x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)**
    Asus DVD Burner
    AFT Card reader

    I'll be using my current Seagate 1TB drives (2) since they are only a couple of months old.

    Also not upgrading from the 2X 4870s in Xfire. Gonna wait for the 69xx cards to stabilize.

    And, I have a NIB Creative X-Fi Titanium that I haven't been able to use since it won't fit on my current MB.

    ** I'll be getting these next month (Fixed income and all that ya know).
     
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  2. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    Very nice indeed... and of course pics will be required as the "project" progresses :)
     
  3. Calliers

    Calliers Side hustle: Mayor of Kenja Staff Member

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    Lucky man, good for you. :)
     
  4. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Solid system, solid wife, solid Christmas!
    Congrats and happy gaming. :)

    Oh, I know it is very tempting, but if you send postcards to family etc, might not be the best idea to have yourself and your new hardware in them lol.
     
  5. mkk

    mkk Well-Known Member

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    Yay!
    2x4870 will do fine for a good while longer, and the CPU prices could always drop a bit more in the new year.
    About that postcard idea, if you do, best include the wifey. ;)
     
  6. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    Congrads on new system run 3dmark11 compare to my score hehe.
     
  7. Neshi

    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    very nice, a merry christmas indeed!
     
  8. Simmie

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    merry christmas for you indeed
     
  9. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    take care in your cable routing....... cm690II advance is a hell of a case.....
     
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    comp_ali Sniper

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    Nice stuff :) I have that case too.
     
  11. OldBuzzard

    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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    :D
    Dunno if I'll do that, but I will at least post a pic or two of the completed build. That won't be until some time NEXT month as I won't be buying the CPU and RAM until then.

    I did unbox everything, and DANG is that PSU heavy! I thought my HX620 was heavy, but it's just a 'Middle Weight' compared to to the AX750.

    The MB is just downright beautiful. I've read a number of reviews on it, and pics just don't do it justice. It's almost a shame to hide it inside a case :D

    Something I noticed, that none of the reviewers mentioned, is that it comes with 4 SATA cables, 2 of which are 90* ----> straight. Sure wish I would have known that as I bought some 90* ----> straight cables to make sure I had clearance at the HDDs.


    For sure :)

    I just finished building a system for #2 son a few weeks ago, using the Advanced II standard case and I was MIGHTILY impressed. My original CM690 saw it and shuddered.

    It too had a 'feature' that I haven't seen any reviewer mention. It had a little Phillips driven socket for installing the standoffs for the MB. Now that isn't really a big thing, but it sure does make getting the standoffs installed and tightened a piece of cake.
     
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  12. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    yeah most of all the motherboards i've bought in the last 2 years have had either 1 or 2 90* sata cables
     
  13. crowTrobot

    crowTrobot Active Member

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    Nice!
    Merry Christmas mate!
     
  14. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Enjoy the new stuff, Man!
     
  15. jandarsun8

    jandarsun8 Active Member

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    Grats man, the new system sounds sweet.
     
  16. Syndicate2083

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    Yeah thats going to be a sweet setup dude, have fun with it! And hey, extra sata cables are always good to have laying around :D
     

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