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Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:40 pm
by Major_A
I live in Houston, you could've had it delivered here and I'd have signed for it. Problem with that would be you'd come to pick it up and I'd already have it plugged in and trying to find it's max OC.

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:14 pm
by x.clay
I actually live just north of Houston (Woodlands) but close enough.

I live in Houston, you could've had it delivered here and I'd have signed for it. Problem with that would be you'd come to pick it up and I'd already have it plugged in and trying to find it's max OC.


That would have saved my some time :lol:

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:16 pm
by gibbersome
x.clay wrote:I actually live just north of Houston (Woodlands) but close enough.

I live in Houston, you could've had it delivered here and I'd have signed for it. Problem with that would be you'd come to pick it up and I'd already have it plugged in and trying to find it's max OC.


That would have saved my some time :lol:


BTW, now that you have an awesome gaming rig, can I have your old one? :)

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:16 pm
by gibbersome
Double post. *grumble*

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:17 am
by x.clay
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Intel and IBP put together a pretty sweet system. I haven't had a chance to try any games but I have WiC loading and I'll probably get Hawx, Crysis, and few other loaded up later. I'll get a some more pictures up once I have a little more time. I have my mom and sister staying with me over the weekend. Our study is also the guest bedroom which means I can't stay up late gaming. I don't know if I'll be able to stand it another night so I may have to move everything out to the dining room so I can get some gaming in.

BTW, now that you have an awesome gaming rig, can I have your old one?


I think I am going to be giving away my AMD setup to my sister. She is running a 6 year old HP mini-tower and in desperate need of a new computer.

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:24 am
by XstollieX
Sweet system you lucky sob :) Lets see some benches on it!

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:53 pm
by InspectahACE
very nice dude..I am wondering tho...the spec list(when the contest first started) said there was a GTX285 in there...kind of looks like you switched it out?

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:03 pm
by slugbug
I see wire management is not one of their strong points. With a bit of work and some wire ties you'll have that fixed in no time :)
Start by reversing the hard drives so the wiring is hidden.

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:25 pm
by Major_A
InspectahACE wrote:very nice dude..I am wondering tho...the spec list(when the contest first started) said there was a GTX285 in there...kind of looks like you switched it out?

Didn't XFX put the ATi cooling solution on some of their cards for briefly?

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:47 pm
by werty316
The power connectors on the card aren't in the right area for it to be a GTX285 plus the backplate the the profile of the cooler is a dead give away that its an ATI card.

You'd figure a company like iBuyPower would put some effort towards cable managent.

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:42 am
by eunoia
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"Add IBUYPOWER Advanced Build Options Here's why.
Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis [+ $19]"

I'm guessing...ummm...no.

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:38 am
by KnightRid
I think I got "geek wood" :mrgreen:

Awesome looking system - cable management SUX though - wow. Hopefully the case has room to run the wires between the back side panel and the motherboard!!

Mike

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:15 am
by vicaphit
They are doing a drawing for basically the same system over at [H], and it says the videocard will be an ATI 4890. I wonder if you accidentally got one of those

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:24 am
by Apoptosis
Intel had an 'error' with the system specifications... I though it was odd that NVIDIA would be buying any NVIDIA Cards anyway due to the marketing battle they are in.

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:46 am
by x.clay
very nice dude..I am wondering tho...the spec list(when the contest first started) said there was a GTX285 in there...kind of looks like you switched it out?


It is a 4890. Nate and I spoke about this and it was a spec mix up. It sounds like Intel has had some headaches with this contest. Intel and Nvidia aren't on the best terms right now so it would be weird for Intel to spec out a ton a high end Nvidia cards. It is still a killer system so I'm not going to complain. I have a 4870 so I am going to play around with a hybrid crossfire setup.

As many have mentioned the cable management is pretty poor so I'm going to be cleaning that up. One thing I have noticed is that this setup runs considerably warmer than my previous builds. You can feel the warm air coming from the back of the case even at idle. The CPU idles around 40-55. I did a quick run of CoreDamage and it got up to 77c and I turned it off. Right now they are using a single generic NZXT fan on the radiator. I am going to switch it out for two Noctua fans similar to what LR showed in their review on the corsair version of this cooler. I think I am going to install an aftermarket cooler on the 4890 for some killer overclocking there as well. 1Ghz here I come :)

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:51 am
by slugbug
Another site's contest advertised a GTX 295 but it arrived with a GTX 285 instead. To make up for that they included a monitor.

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:32 pm
by gibbersome
x.clay wrote:As many have mentioned the cable management is pretty poor so I'm going to be cleaning that up. One thing I have noticed is that this setup runs considerably warmer than my previous builds. You can feel the warm air coming from the back of the case even at idle. The CPU idles around 40-55. I did a quick run of CoreDamage and it got up to 77c and I turned it off. Right now they are using a single generic NZXT fan on the radiator. I am going to switch it out for two Noctua fans similar to what LR showed in their review on the corsair version of this cooler. I think I am going to install an aftermarket cooler on the 4890 for some killer overclocking there as well. 1Ghz here I come :)


Looks like you know what you're doing. If you have any questions, just ask!

Good luck and Congrats once again on winning an awesome gaming rig! Most here would give their right arm to have your system. :)

Re: iBuyPower Gamer Paladin System with an Intel Core i7-870 CPU

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:37 pm
by vicaphit
I have heard of iBuyPower shipping the wrong components. Maybe this is where the confusion started.