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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby jadawgis732 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:26 am

I wish to enter the contest

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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby taichi135 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:49 pm

jadawgis732 wrote:I wish to enter the contest


a little late for that.

Congrats Hark!!! enjoy!
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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby mrgeraldpete » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:22 pm

My name is Gerald Peterson and I am submitting my name for this drawing. Interested in learning how to build my own computer one day. Thanks! :lol:

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Postby deleted » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:59 pm

mrgeraldpete wrote:My name is Gerald Peterson and I am submitting my name for this drawing. Interested in learning how to build my own computer one day. Thanks! :lol:


It's been over since April 15th/

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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby Sonatina » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:09 pm

I wish to enter this contest...thank you !!!

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Postby DL13 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:03 pm

Sonatina wrote:I wish to enter this contest...thank you !!!

Your like 10 days lat it's over.
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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby hark » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:49 pm

The PC has arrived! What a neat package it was. The box was massive and the PC was packaged well, both externally with Styrofoam padding and internally, with some sort of foam in a bag. It had to cross the border over to Canada, so I was somewhat worried of possible damage, but it's in tip-top shape. The cabling is nice and neat (though the side where it mostly all is can be annoying to place the plating back on) and the case is quite shiny, a contrast to my previous case. This shininess really compliments the case art.

Enough of my words, how about some pictures? Unfortunately I'm going to have to post by links instead of embedding them into the post, if you have a better method, I'm always up for suggestions:

Side:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 8ff262.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 6a1f0b.jpg

Top:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 8dad84.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 6d6271.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 733369.jpg

Front (Closed):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 9d7cfa.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... c5c2b9.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 3e75f8.jpg

Front (Opened):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 7e8c2a.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 9b1d73.jpg

Back:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... cdbca2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... e7ee59.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 32b6c1.jpg

Inside:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 42a5fb.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... da9da9.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... baab08.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 7f7775.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... e2f268.jpg

It also came with drivers, manuals, a code for a free DiRT game, and other miscellaneous items:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 72c68f.jpg

CPU-Z:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 65b4fc.png
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 1c81fd.png
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... ed21e2.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... b044ea.png

GPU-Z:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... c9fab8.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 1e27d2.png

HyperPI (8M):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... f399ec.png

My horrible artistic skills trying to make a picture of water in a glass in Paint3D + CPU usage of program (it uses raytracing, I think, to render voxels):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... e8de09.png


Videos:
Just Cause 2 Demo Benchmark, it was split into two parts because FRAPS auto-split it (resulting video was over 4GB) and I don't know of any good free video combiners:
Part 1:
Part 2:
Result without FRAPS: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/h ... 9ca566.jpg

DirectCompute volumetric fire effect video:



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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby DL13 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:43 pm

Very sweet, your one lucky guy. :supz:
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Postby stunts7058 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:20 pm

I have a request please send me this system :P jk but u one lucky guy :p have fun with that

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Postby crowTrobot » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:47 pm

Congrats!
Thanks for posting photos and benches of your new computer.

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Postby Apoptosis » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:15 pm

Very nice! Glad you like it!!
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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby Major_A » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:57 pm

So what were you going from to this system? The backplate is interesting, must be an Intel thing. Any plans on overclocking the beast?

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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby hark » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:22 pm

Before this system, I had a Q6600, 8800GT 512MB, and 4GB of DDR2 RAM. The CPU is liquid cooled, so I can definitely see myself overclocking it some time later on. I forgot to mention how quiet the system is. My previous system was quite loud and only became louder when I turned on the case fan.

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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby iseeman » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:09 pm

Thx for the pictures mate and videos.... :snakeman:

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Postby Major_A » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:22 pm

hark wrote:Before this system, I had a Q6600, 8800GT 512MB, and 4GB of DDR2 RAM. The CPU is liquid cooled, so I can definitely see myself overclocking it some time later on. I forgot to mention how quiet the system is. My previous system was quite loud and only became louder when I turned on the case fan.

Since you aren't a professional hardware reviewer what is your take on the SSD boot drive? Is it noticeable or is the machine just fast as hell and it's hard to differentiate what is fast?

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Postby hark » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:56 pm

Well actually I took the SSD out. It was a tough decision, but I already have Windows 7 professional set up and I did not want to fiddle around with partition transferring or anything like that. I'm giving the drive to someone who will get better use out of it. I imagine the loading will be significantly faster, but I'm content with how everything currently loads.

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Postby artupato » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:21 am

congrats hark.

i suggest you keep the SSD and get used to it. the good thing about SSD is way better than traditional HDrives. If you dont want to setup a new OS, then just keep it for future purposes. or you can ask sum1 who is knowledgeable on computer hardware to set it up for you. and when its done, plug it in to your computer and make your primary :) you will benefit the SSD even if you are not worth of using it.
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Postby Major_A » Sat May 01, 2010 6:57 am

hark wrote:Well actually I took the SSD out. It was a tough decision, but I already have Windows 7 professional set up and I did not want to fiddle around with partition transferring or anything like that. I'm giving the drive to someone who will get better use out of it. I imagine the loading will be significantly faster, but I'm content with how everything currently loads.

Depending on your hard drive now they might have their own version of Acronis. With that you could backup your drive to the SSD easily.

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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby hark » Sat May 01, 2010 12:08 pm

Acronis, eh? Would it matter that my Windows 7 partition is bigger than the SSD?

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Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Postby Major_A » Sat May 01, 2010 2:02 pm

Probably so. With new Acronis builds it seems like you have the ability to select what it backs up. Meaning you might be able to just backup the OS and your working folders (i.e. Documents, Music, Addresses, etc...).


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