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Post Date: 2012-06-24

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  Quote Bubbalotski Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: New Comp to replace recently fried MOBO
    Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 2:48pm
Budget: 2.5-3K (flexible)
Expectation:  To modernize now dead Q6600 with SLI Nvdia 8800GTS 512MB
Usage: Gaming (First Person Shooters) RPGs (Skyrim, Fallout), Web surfing with lots of windows open - eventual gaming on Home theater
Monitor:  Current 27" 1920x1200 Will probably eventually add a second 24" monitor.

The DS system I purchased 4 years ago had one video card, but added the second after the next gen cards came out.  If I don't SLI now, I will do that later.

While I can add things later, I usually don't - the SLI being the exception (I have a copy of Windows 7 64 Pro that I was going to create a dual boot that is still shrink -wrapped).

I am torn by the ODE 4 and the Dreadnaught.  The ODE4 has just about everything I want, but as my wife says - $500 spread out over 4 years is nothing if you get what you want.

Last, I want to salvage the 3 HDD from my last machine and just plug them into the new one.  Not sure if that would be any different between the HAF and the ODE

Here is what I have: 

Ticket Number: 701989

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Higher Overclocks and Unique Wi-Fi Features) <b></b>
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested) <b></b>
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)  <b></b>
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (180GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 520 Series) <b></b>
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition) <b></b>
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R) <b></b>
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (Includes PhysX)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Extreme Performance <b></b>
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Red) <b></b>
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition) <b></b>
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large) <b></b>
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty

Thoughts are welcome.  I purposely went with 16gig memory because it is cheap.
If you're in a fair fight, you didn't plan it properly.

- Nick Lappos, Chief R&D Pilot, Sikorsky Aircraft
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 4:13pm
Hi Bubbalotski........This config is right on. If you want another thought on this config compared to ODE4....... The ODE 4 for $300 less has sli, 2x gtx 670 which is a big boost for you and saves $400 later adding another card. For a possible 2nd monitor setup it will be nice.   But, your build has a better case., power supply, more ram.,cpu cooler and larger SSD.   Tough call.    This custom build is real nice, so a tough call on your part. Good luck

Edited by bprat22 - 24 Jun 2012 at 4:14pm
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  Quote Bubbalotski Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Aug 2012 at 5:12pm
Well, the threat of tech support go it to work again, but at 4 1/2 years old it is time to get another.

Here is the latest tweak build and the 10% off is a better deal.

Ticket Number: 718057

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Higher Overclocks and Unique Wi-Fi Features) <b></b>
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested) <b></b>
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) <b></b>
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (180GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 520 Series) <b></b>
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (Model: Black Edition) <b></b>
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray & DVD Writer/Reader (Burn + Play Blu-Ray & DVDs) (12x BD-R) <b></b>
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB (PhysX) (FTW Overclocked EVGA) <b></b>
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Extreme Performance <b></b>
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Green) <b></b>
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large) <b></b>
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty


Alex-

The person on the phone did not know anything about a military discount. Not sure what I need to show to get it - going on 23 years in the Army now.

Bubba


Edited by Bubbalotski - 13 Aug 2012 at 5:32pm
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  Quote tju76 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Aug 2012 at 5:18pm
Nice build there
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Aug 2012 at 7:06pm
Originally posted by Bubbalotski


Alex-

The person on the phone did not know anything about a military discount. Not sure what I need to show to get it - going on 23 years in the Army now.

Bubba


I talked to my builder who I worked with on placing my order.  They took care of it for me. 
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Aug 2012 at 10:48pm
We're more than happy to provide one, we publicly don't have one as of yet. Please email John (John@digitalstormonline.com) with your order details, he'll help you out.
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Originally posted by Alex

We're more than happy to provide one, we publicly don't have one as of yet. Please email John (John@digitalstormonline.com) with your order details, he'll help you out.


.. and people wonder why Johns name is inside my aventum frame. :D  He's always helping people out.  TBH I can't think of anyone that doesn't really pitch in.  I've talked to like 15 of your staff.
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  Quote HOLLIS1947 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Aug 2012 at 1:40pm
Nice build.
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