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i7 BOMB HAS DROPPED, aftermath and PICS

Post Date: 2009-03-10

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    Posted: 10 Mar 2009 at 1:02pm
System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Interior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 3X SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports Triple SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1333MHz Corsair Dominator DHX (High-Performance)
Power Supply: 1000W PC Power & Cooling (Turbo-Cool Edition) (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Card Reader: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 20x / CD-Writer 48x) (LightScribe Edition)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB (216 Cores) (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Cooler Master V8 (Compatible With i7 Processors)
Liquid Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a H20: Stage 3 Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Green)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Yes, Overclock the processor as much as possible with complete stability
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Windows Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit Edition) (For Enthusiasts)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Benchmarking: - No Thanks
Pre-Install Game: - No Thanks
LCD Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-10 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

Sub-Total: $2,277.00



I could not be happier with my new rig!  I mostly play WoW, and i'm used to playing on a 7yr old system getting 5-10fps at best.  So you can only imagine how crazy it is to now be playing at a constant 60fps, all settings maxed.  I can't wait to get into some other games too now.  I placed my order on 2/23, and it shipped on 2/27... very fast.  Fedex even delivered quickly, for having to come all the way to NJ, and through our snowstorm the day of and before delivery.  Excellent packaging.  And wow, you can't appreciate how menacing the HAF932 is until you see it in person!  Booted right up no problems.  Only had one small issue, concerning the ds tester 'charles' putting his own name into the system instead of mine, meaning all the registry values recognize and tag his name to all items on the comp.  Guess he tested, then changed to my name at the end as admin... i guess just let him know that will only change the display name... not what all files are associated with.  You can read all about it in my config post, but with DST's help we were able to fix it without reinstalling the OS.  Was just annoying, but i guess it's one of the lesser of all potential problems you could have lol.  But yea, everything is smooth sailing over here, again i cannot believe how awesome this rig is.  I am extremely happy with DS, would order again, and would recommend to anyone.  Might have some sales coming your way from guild members heh, i've been linking everyone this website who asks about my new system.  One thing i would recommend is getting the 6gb of ram vs the 3.  I'm glad i did, even without gaming vista is eating up around 2.25gb of ram at all times it seems.  And like everyone also recommends, get a 1000w psu so you are future-ready for many years to come!  Lastly, thanks to everyone who helped me on the way, but especially DST, i said it in another thread but i'll say it again, you truly go out of your way to make sure people are spending their money here in the best way possible.  One other thing i want to say... when i first came to this site i was figuring "oh well, anything would be an upgrade from what i'm currently playing on.  I'll build a core2duo and keep it around $1500".  If anyone reading this is thinking the same thing, please read through my thread in the config discussion forum, it accurately shows the realization of how much more sense it makes to go with an i7 system in my opinion.  Save up an extra $500 bucks... and you won't have to upgrade a damn thing for a looong time to come. 

Here's some pics, i'll take some better pics at night when it's glowing... the green lighting is killer











 
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  Quote Sodius Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Mar 2009 at 3:10pm
Very nice rig I hope you get countless hours of enjoyment from it. I know I love mine and it is still running cool as ice.Evil%20Smile
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Nice rig. I just ordered my rig and I hope that there aren't any delays with it!
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congrats that looks great, enjoy
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  Quote scaner Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Mar 2009 at 8:05pm
GTO - Cooler Master HAF 932 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz/oc 3.4 (1333MHz FSB)
(12MB Cache)
NVIDIA 780i Core 2 Quad Chipset: nForce 780i SLI Vista64/Samsung 2233BW


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 1GB
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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Mar 2009 at 8:33pm

This is one of the best reviews that I have read!  The pictures are great.  You did an excellent job with your review!  These honest reviews are what make the Digital Storm buying experience real for a lot of people that are just now discovering our forum.

 
Good Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
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Nice review and great rig! You are gonna pwn those games.. Ermm

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That rocks, enjoy!Ermm
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  Quote lgm25c Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Mar 2009 at 12:05pm
Thanks for the good review victimeiced. Nice rig and pics!
 
Thin Lizzy huh? Good choice there too...Ermm
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  Quote Poland626 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2009 at 4:40pm
Hopefully I'm not the only one thinking this but where the heck did you get your wallpaper?? I LOVE IT!! 
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heh thanks, i came across it on a messageboard, but i found a link for it here: http://bobwama.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/july-25-08.jpg

then i use Rocketdock on the bottom to keep everything neat and no icons on the desktop, along with Rainmeter to track some things, both are really easy to use and lets you create a much more custom appearance!
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  Quote StLBluesFan Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2009 at 5:14pm
Bummer.  Rocketdock doesn't support 64-bit Windows (XP or Vista).
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  Quote keithwc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2009 at 5:18pm
I'm actually using Rocketdock on my Vists 64-bit system now and I'm not having any problems.  It's not a true 64-bit app, but it works w/o problems so far...  although I'll admit that I have only been using it for just a few days.
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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2009 at 5:24pm
Cool !
 
I will have to check out Rocketdock!
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Great Picts!!


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  Quote victimeiced Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2009 at 10:08pm
Originally posted by StLBluesFan

Bummer.  Rocketdock doesn't support 64-bit Windows (XP or Vista).


Nah it's working fine, i'm on 64bit Vista now too and haven't had a problem with it.  Same for Rainmeter and i've been combining all kind of skins for it heh
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  Quote Bero Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Mar 2009 at 2:55pm
Just wondering what Icons you are using with your rocketdock...?
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Originally posted by victimeiced

Originally posted by StLBluesFan

Bummer.  Rocketdock doesn't support 64-bit Windows (XP or Vista).


Nah it's working fine, i'm on 64bit Vista now too and haven't had a problem with it.  Same for Rainmeter and i've been combining all kind of skins for it heh
 
Hmmm, Rocketdock says it's not for 64-bit, but can't hurt to give it a try.  Thanks.
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  Quote victimeiced Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Mar 2009 at 8:34pm
Originally posted by Bero

Just wondering what Icons you are using with your rocketdock...?


I just search the icons on http://rocketdock.com/addons and download all the ones that interest me, then change them around when i'm bored heh.  like right now every icon is mega-man themed lol Ouch
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Great on the icons!
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Hey Ken, GREAT review!! And GREAT system!  I missed when you posted this, somehow.

I like that you have a purple wall behind a green lit computer. Cool combination. It makes me think you own the "Joker's" (from Batman) computer system. Smile

So, with that big stack of speakers, I'm guessing you must play an instrument?
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  Quote Kliebor2 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Mar 2009 at 3:12pm
Rocketdock apparently works in Vista x64as that is the OS on his new system.

It may not be optimized for it, but it seems to work based on screenshots

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  Quote Sentient AI Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Mar 2009 at 6:25am
Loved the wallpaper too! - so much had to google it - it's from the works of Japanese artist Ryohei Hase
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That's awesome that you got your system so fast. I ordered mine about a month ago, and I'm still waiting.
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