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  1. Still running strong at 4.4GHz
  2. What's the difference between this Q9550... AT80569PJ073N and this Q9550... BX80569Q9550
  3. My e6600 is slower than the second coming. Was thinking about upgrading it to a quad but i don't want to waste the money. Saving up for a sandy bridge build instead. I suggest you save your money as well.
  4. We'll find out! Only a few bucks for the 450W PSU if this one fails. 6 hours of Prime95 at 4.4GHz.
  5. Well, I've got her all wrapped up! Currently stress testing at 4.4GHz and stable so far! (1 hour into Prime95) Max temp so far 64°C, idles 20°C. At 4GHz max temps were 42°C. The final build: Intel Core i3 530 CPU 2.93GHz @ 4.40GHz Corsair H50 CPU Cooler 30°C low/65°C high (18°C ambient) G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB 1333 (1200) CL8-8-8-24 RAM Gigabyte Radeon HD5750 Video Card Gigabyte H55N-USB3 M/B Sony Optiarc Slot-load 8x DVD Burner Kingston 64GB SSD Silverstone Sugo SG05 Case Scythe 120mm Slim 12mm profile fan Had the case first so i painted all of the bare metal black. Decided to steal parts from my current rig to keep the cost down a little (really though, it was an excuse to build a better, water cooled rig in the future, especially when the wife saw the look on my face when i took away my main PC's second HD5750 and 4GB of RAM, and my second monitor) I knew there would be trouble fitting the Corsair H50 inside the case since Corsair documented a build with the H50 inside this very same case. I didn't want to resort to using zip-ties like they did so i bought the Scythe 12mm thin fan with the hope that it would enable the corsair to mount using the screws and the optical tray to fit too. Turns out it still didn't fit, i needed only 5mm to line up the holes but it just wasn't gonna happen. So i moved the optical tray back 5mm and drilled some new holes to screw into the case. Unfortunately that meant the optical drive wouldn't line up flush with the front of the case. My fix was to skip the tiny mounting screws (i tried to search all over town for some tiny tapping metal screws to pinch the dvd drive in place but no luck) and to use double sided tape in a few key spots. The drive was pretty snug in the first place so i'm hoping it'll do the trick. If it turns out the drive starts moving i'll have to find another solution. I didn't use zip-ties to secure the radiator because i didn't want it to look ghetto, now i'm using double-sided tape. Heh. All in all i'm extremely happy with the performance so far. Definitely impressed with the Corsair H50. Here's some pics (excuse the quality, the flash cast too many dark shadows and my hands are just too darn shaky without it)
  6. Thanks for the reply and the pics. I've ordered the rest of the parts and I'm spray-painting the innards of the case as we speak. Still waiting on the motherboard and CPU to arrive any day now. Will post pics!
  7. I recommend NZXT cases. Very user friendly. The Gamma is a great bargain with a lot of features for such a cheap case. 850W is probably overkill. 750W should do you just fine. I'm partial to Gigabyte mobo's. And on-board sound. You definitely won;t be disappointed with your gaming experience with that build methinks.
  8. It's a SFF case, a standard ATX PSU will not fit without modifying the case.
  9. I don't believe that will fit without modification.
  10. Probably best to play it safe? Silverstone SST-ST45SF 450W PSU - $70
  11. Building a moderate gaming rig the wife and i can carry back and forth to work. Budget is roughly $1000 CDN. I have a 775 and 1156 at home already so I'd like to stick to 1156 for merging parts at a later date. Here's what i'm thinking... Already purchased: Silverstone Sugo SG05 SFF Case w/300W PSU - $97 Sony Optiarc Slim Slot-load 8x DVD Burner w/ pwr/data cable- $71 Corsair H50 CPU Cooler - $64 Kingston V Series Gen II 64GB SSD - $105 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $94 SubTotal: $431 For the rest: Scythe 12mm x 120mm slim profile fan - $11 Intel i3-530 CPU - $116 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 m/b - $95 Corsair XMS3 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL 7-8-7-20 - $105 SubTotal: $327 Total: $758 Which leaves $242 for the video card, which is where i could use some help. The two limiting factors are size and power consumption. So i'm thinking the GTX 460? It's been done with 300W, it'll fit, it performs, it's relatively future-proof, It retails for around $250. Opinions? The machine should play games like Supreme Commander 2, Sims 3, Fallout 3 and Civ 5 to name a few. Thanks for any input, LS
  12. I'm running Win7 64. AJW256, How did you solve the problem? zoblul, i've got my mouse, keyboard and UPS connected via USB and that's it. I'll disconnect all except mouse before shut down and see what happens. Sihastru, i'll check that out when i get home too. Thanks for all your help so far. It's not really that big of a problem, more of a pain in the butt than anything.
  13. So every time i try to shut down my PC it just starts right up a few seconds later. After a bit of searching i've read that it could be caused by Windows rebooting on an error that occured during shutdown. But when i disable the reboot on error option (forget the official name of the checkbox) in advanced system options it still happens. Eventvwr really isn't helping at all. I've got a realtek audio error and a WLAN error which i'll try to sort out when i get home but i don't think they are the problem. I've disabled ALL power-up options in the BIOS and wake-up on LAN is disabled in Windows as well. I always click "shut down" and leave the room before it's shut down completely so it's hard to tell when this started happening. Any ideas?
  14. It's keeping my CPU pretty cool "as we speak"
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