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My First i7 core system

My parts (most of them, at least) arrived Thursday night, and I just couldn’t stop myself from putting it together.  I don’t have a case picked out for it yet, but its running anyway.  Even with Vista Ultimate 64, its pretty fast.

Currently, it is:

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit

Corsair 750watt power supply (this thing will be hungry for clean power)

This motherboard is the most impressive board, I’ve seen.  Onboard 2 digit display for post test codes and proc temp.   Power switch, Reset switch, and NVRAM reset button.  All very impressive to diag the board…



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