Guess what arrived (surprise surprise the winnings) AMD DRAGON Kit

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  1. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    Ok anyone recall this thread?

    http://www.driverheaven.net/hardwar...180653-im-currently-playing-anyone-guess.html

    One off chance that someone was going to get it right, and low and behold, an announced prize at the end of the rainbow apparently...

    Anyways, initally i didn't have a clue what i was going to get, figured something relatively small, cheap, whatever, there wasn't any information, later on i get the message to submit my address information and whatnot as well as told what i'm to be receiving. A AMD Dragon Kit. No information was provided until later of what exactly this kit included.

    Anyways, a few weeks go by, and then today, DHL rolls right up to my doorstep here at the store. Pulls out a relatively short but large box. I sign for it, clean a space on my workbench, and emediately realize what it is.

    So i grabbed the camera, and pop some shots, a few of it being opened and then some of the goodies themselves.

    (i was a little concerned when i opened the kit and found a rolled up waud of pubble wrap between the 2 main boxes and then none of the boxes themselves secured, the cpu just flopping around in the box inside another box not very well protected, we'll see when i get the parts necessary to put it all in the cosmos 1000 i've got here waiting for them.)

    Btw, the last picture is comparing the x1900XTX ATI card to the HD4870x2 that i've received

    What i received:

    AMD Phenom II x4 940 CPU
    ASUS HD4870x2 DDR5 2gb Video Card
    Asus M4A79 Deluxe Motherboard

    Here we go:

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    Thank you AMD, and Thank you Driverheaven, Zardon! This is greatly appreciated! I'm quite excited...
     
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  2. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    excellent ;)

    get overclocking and never let it be said that we don't look after you guys !
     
  3. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    So, that's what TBA meant....... and your new avatar too.... LOL


    Nice score man!
     
  4. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

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    OohhoO Congratulations Judas, I am pretty happy for you dude. :)
     
  5. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    Recommend a kick ass Heatsink for the 940?

    (anyone?)
     
  6. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    all hints..... indeed ;)

    thanks!
     
  7. [hobo]eclipse

    [hobo]eclipse ...just bummin 'round

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    man, thats awesome judas, have fun
     
  8. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Congratulations Judas. It looks stunning.
    I wonder how that radeon performs. (heat, noise)
     
  9. DJ BIG T

    DJ BIG T DH FaN BoY

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    congrats man!!! show us some pics when you have it installed...
     
  10. mike2h

    mike2h New Member

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    holy shit judas wtg!!!!!!!!!!!
    & wtg dh. thx afain for your awsome giveaways!
     
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    mike2h New Member

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    z or anybody else, how much that kit cost retail? i like it & hopefully judas will post his end results:)
     
  12. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    i'll be presenting some pictures as i install it.. and when i get it up and running..

    i just have to order the required parts... such as a heatsink, possibly ram, a powerful PSU

    Currently i can get a Enermax Galaxy 1000watt or OCZ Elite Extreme 1000watt.

    Otherwise i have to special order a Cosair 1000watt

    Not sure which of the 3 would be my best bet either of the 2 i mentioned will cost me roughly 320+
     
  13. Dark Lord

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    god damn, that is one hell of a gift.
     
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    Snap a pic or two while building with it too. :)
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Judas you do know you don't need anything as powerful as a 1000W PSU, right?
     
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    it will be done...

    still need suggestions on a heatsink..

    i'm looking at the Coolermaster RealPower 1000watt as well as i can get it quite easily...
     
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    cant go wrong with any of those , tho i would lean towards the galaxy.
    fyi im running 2 raptor hd (was 3), xfi tit sound card, 280 gtx, a plex burner & lg bd reader, 8x 120mm fans, a d40 at 3.6, 4 gig ram, h2o cooling, & various lights. all on a toughpower 850 with absolutely no issues. so unlees you have specific needs or the price difference aint that much u might want to consider someting in the 800 range. i also think i could have gone with a 750.
     
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  18. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    i'm fully aware that i don't need that much power if all i'm running is the basic components... 700watt should be more then plenty...

    however, if i plan to get another HD4870x2 as well as raid a bunch of drives together.. PLUS overclock... i think i want to provide as much solid power to the system as possible
     
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    That will be a hell of system then .
     
  20. IvanV

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    Congratulations, this is some fantastic kit! Huzzah for DH! :)
     

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