First few weeks with new i7 build


Apr 18, 2009
Hi All!

After five long years since my last build, I recently built an i7 pc, and it has both Vista SP1 64 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on it, and may soon have linux. It consists of:

Antec Nine Hundred mid tower case
Corsair 650W PSU
Asus P6T motherboard
Intel i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1266 Quad Core CPU
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU cooler
OCZ Gold 3x2GB 1600 DDR3 memory
HIS HD4670 512MB video card with dual dvi outputs
Two Asus 23" 1080p HDMI lcd monitors
Two Samsung 1TB SATA 7200rpm 3gb/sec internal hard drives
Two LG 22x DVD+- internal DVD SATA DVD burners with LightScribe
LG 6X Blu-ray SATA internal Disc Burner
Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000 keyboard and mouse
Docked Blackberry Storm
Docked Apple video ipod
Belkin USB 2.0 hub
OCZ ATV 8GB USB thumb drive

I know the video card is a weak link but I plan on upgrading eventually and for hi def video editing across two 23" monitors the one I have works great so far.

I really like Windows 7 and think it's better than Vista after only a couple weeks! It grabbed most of the necessary drivers on setup and the drivers I updated all seem to work great. Only some older ocr software that came with my Canon MFP doesn't work but it's not written for either Vista 64 or Windows 7.

I plan to add a Hauppauge WinTV dual tuner tv card to the system soon. I'm looking at either a 1800 or 2250. Anyone with experience with either and Windows 7?

I would like to overclock and my P6T came with some nice software to do so but I've never done it so anyone with experience using TurboV, please let me know how to start.

Also, any questions, suggestions or comments about this build would be most welcome!