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  1. mr gifford
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    So I just finished putting together a new computer and I thought I'd share. Specs are as follows:

    i7 920 @ 4 x 2.67Ghz (currently at stock speed)
    Zalman cpu cooler
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 mobo (probably the nicest mobo i've ever handled)
    Radeon HD 4870x2
    3x2gb DDR3 (these are running in a 3-channel config)
    1tb HDD (western digital caviar black)
    Antec 900 case (have you seen the fan on this thing? how could I NOT buy it?)

    running vista 64
     
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    Nice, but the Antec 900 is pretty outdated now. They have a 902, which offers a little improvement, but still looks pretty cramped.
     
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    yeah, i can also tell you that the cable setup is very cramped with a video card of that size, i had to arrange drives around where i could squeeze the connections around the video card on it.

    the lack of a motherboard tray is the biggest downside i know of with it... maybe future models will fix this, but something to consider if you haven't bought yet.
     
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    what psu u have??
     
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    hopefully a modular one. i can't say enough about how cramped cabling gets in there.
     
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    yeah, it's a zalman modular, i forget the model number
     

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