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i7 Has Arrived!!
the i7 replacement box is close, as i have almost all the parts needed to build out the new one. Only missing a few odds and ends. Should be very soon, maybe this weekend to first powerup/burnin, another week to get everything installed.

Pics to follow.

Our new server box is very close!!
And there was much rejoicing.
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i fully expected valve to release l4d 2 yesterday when they promised, but, as we all now know, we are STILL waiting for it.
so i took the time to work on the computer; just finished it up (pass two, which means everything is installed and the cabling is in pretty good shape; but it may need a few tweaks).
Installing Ubuntu now, after i exercise it on that a bit, will install win7 enterprise and try that out. will also be testing memory for a few days, then burn it in by moving the game servers over to it for a week or so. i'll post pictures if anyone is interested, but it looks pretty nice!
(10-28-2009, 04:03 PM)mohsniper63 Wrote: YAY PICTURES!

Here you go....

one caveat; im only at pass two on the wiring, so it isnt as clean as it will be when im finished (still burning in/moving stuff around).

Also some of the pictures were taken with the clear side panel on, so they are somewhat distorted or have some weird reflections.

The build was done for two things; stability and noise. I wanted the most stable AND QUIET system i could build. And so far im pleased.

I used water cooling to eliminate most all of the cpu cooler noise (the pump has a very faint noise, but its hard to hear at all with the case closed) even though the stock i7 cooler was fairly quiet.
But the water cooling system dictated that i replace the 120mm rear exhaust fan with one that is much noisier than the stock fan (1700 vs 900rpm) but noisier is relative; you still cant really hear much at all.

The noisiest fan by far is the little one on the chip set (2nd to last picture). fortunately it is a high pitched whine that is almost totally absorbed by the foam/side of the case.

Noisiest, that is, until you fire up 3D! then the gpu fan kicks up and drowns out all the other noise coming from the box! but thats ok, cause at that point the sound is cranked up and drowns just about everything out!!

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ok, so its pretty much done. i moved a few cables around after i took this, but ive been using it for a while, and all that needs done now is a gpu bios update....

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VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!
(12-05-2009, 02:32 AM)Admiral Inman Wrote: VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ditto: Dodgy

Small sign of jealousy!!!

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