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Author Topic: ** EVGA X58 SLI Unboxing and Nehalem Rig Setup **  (Read 5748 times)
Jon
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« on: November 19, 2008, 02:04:51 AM »

Well..you can guess what just arrived in the mail today. Cheesy

I got the Core i7 965 Extreme and Patriot memory on November 16th, a day before launch.  Now that the board is here, it's time to put it all together. Wink

*Thread will be updated as I make progress.  Specs in sig.  Enjoy.


(pics taken with iPhone 3G)


By the way, the GTX 280 box was signed by k|ngp|n at NVISION 08. Wink







Here's the included Visual Guide if anyone's interested:





6GB of Patriot Extreme Performance Viper Series DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 in triple-channel config on the EVGA X58 SLI Wink



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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 05:04:29 PM »

Core i7 965 Extreme was $999 at Micro Center

Patriot memory was $270 at Micro Center.

EVGA X58 SLI was $339 at EVGA.com

EVGA GTX 280 was $649 on June 17th launch day.. Sad  At least the box is signed by k|ngp|n. Smiley




*update 1*

WOW NO WAY!

I didn't even have to reformat, and I'm in RAID0! :wowzers


I am already thoroughly impressed with this motherboard. Cheesy


But I'm going to reformat it anyways...just need to pull a few files off the drives first.


This is where I was:



It's weird how the Core i7 CPUs have to be inserted backwards:



This is where I am now.  I'm using stock cooling for the next week or so until my Thermalright TRUE Copper arrives. Wink








Next up (if all goes well) - Benchmarks and Crysis performance. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 08:54:52 AM »

very impressive and thanks for the updates..your like the guinea pig for the new i core system keep it up  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 01:28:50 AM »

You forgot the proprietary must have evga Power Supply... what's that another $350.00 + the board... lol... pushing $650.00 for the board...

no lucid chip ?  you gotta be joking. should call this board the  Stillborn.

Edit:   "EVGA X58 SLI Classified to launch after Chinese New Year 
Source of Edit: http://forums.vr-zone.com/showthread.php?t=379007
Pricing estimated around $450"
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 10:47:12 AM »

Maybe I am just being slow/inexperianced or missing something in your posts but what is the card underneath the GTX280?
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 08:06:26 AM »

might be a dedicated audio card  Huh
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 12:07:13 PM »

You forgot the proprietary must have evga Power Supply... what's that another $350.00 + the board... lol... pushing $650.00 for the board...

no lucid chip ?  you gotta be joking. should call this board the  Stillborn.

Edit:   "EVGA X58 SLI Classified to launch after Chinese New Year 
Source of Edit: http://forums.vr-zone.com/showthread.php?t=379007
Pricing estimated around $450"

Yep, I will definitely be picking up the modular EVGA power supply once its released.


might be a dedicated audio card  Huh

Indeed it is.  Wink  Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional
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