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I got too excited and forgot to take pics of the entire process... however I will go back and take some picks once I have more time of me re-building it. Its just too great right now... However, I couldnt wait and post a teaser pic and give away my parts list.
I did switch from AMD, couldnt wait for bulldozer any longer, and so far quite happy.

PS: Thanks OCN for helping with parts selection and the over all knowledge I got from reading some of the posts... not all of them.

Parts:
Case: Corsair Graphite 600T
PSU: Corsair HX750 Modular
CPU: Intel 2500k Sandy Bridge
Cooler:Corsair H70
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
SSD: Will be coming very soon, looking at a C300 or Vertex 2
RAM: Kingston HyperX Genesis 2x4gb 1600 CL9 (will be running at CL7 1333)
MoBo: Asus P8P67 Deluxe (Just a beautiful board. I looked at it for 10 mins straight... then showed to others)
GPU: XFX 5770 CFX (Going to paint the red part of cooler blue to match color scheme)

The PSU was a gift from my GF for christmas/birthday and the 5770's are tranfering from my old build since they are still decent cards for my dual screen setup. The RAM actually turned out to be a great money saver. I had a 5750 before that I bought a long time ago from an over priced local shop and I had to RMA it before completing my build. So, they couldnt replace it but gave me store credit, so I asked them to order it in for me. It saved me money and the hasle of trying to sell a 5750 for $120+. Worked out well...
The total, after 50 dollars worth of Mail In Rebates, after tax, came out to be around 1150.
The total I paid to upgrade to this was around 820 (not including money I recieved from christmas/birthday towards my build). That includes buying a 20 dollar card to make my old PC a HTPC.

Anyways, Thnx again OCN. Here are some teasers...

The parts all together... well most of em


The super sexy RAM heatsinks


PSU


CPU cooler + others




Open Case




Here I need some votes... window or no window?

Window:


No Windows:



And I decided to pimp out a Hyper TX3...




Thnx guys for the contribution!! Hope you enjoy the pics... I loved building it.

Best part of build day: walking into futureshop and seeing the inferior rig that costs much, much more. Not to mention the 5770 for 200 dollars.
Edited by MacNcheese - 5/10/11 at 9:47pm
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Hey man, congrats on your new build I should be building a similar i5 rig soon

Now you can fill out your Sig rig.

Just out of curiosity, what monitor are you using?
 
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Asus G245HQ Corsair 700 Corsair 800D R.A.T 5 
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Corsair HS-1 
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Phenom II 550 M4A785TDV-EVO XFX 6870  4GB Corsair XMS3 
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Nice!!

Btw, What's that 2nd "fan?" you added to the 212+ ???
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueTac View Post
Hey man, congrats on your new build I should be building a similar i5 rig soon

Now you can fill out your Sig rig.

Just out of curiosity, what monitor are you using?
Its going with a 23 inch Acer H233H in 1080p

The second will be just my old one for when I do school work... makes research so much easier

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Originally Posted by age_ruler1 View Post
Nice!!

Btw, What's that 2nd "fan?" you added to the 212+ ???
I threw on a coolermaster R4 I had laying around

Edit: it a hyper tx3. Its a smaller and only had 3 heatpipes. One step below the 212+ so its meant to be 92 mm push/pull but I added the adaptor for a 120mm push 92mm pull
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Nice build, and that coolermaster CPU fan you have is the same thing as my cheap rocketfish one . Good luck in the future
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Congrats on the new goodies! I love new goodies... & cookies too!
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Thnx guys! Loving it sooo much haha

Now off to read those SB overclocking guides and push her to see where this chip takes me!
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Thnx guys! Loving it sooo much haha

Now off to read those SB overclocking guides and push her to see where this chip takes me!
Good shout have fun Mac
 
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MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus G245HQ Corsair 700 Corsair 800D R.A.T 5 
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Corsair HS-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 550 M4A785TDV-EVO XFX 6870  4GB Corsair XMS3 
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MonitorPowerCaseMouse
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Corsair HS-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 550 M4A785TDV-EVO XFX 6870  4GB Corsair XMS3 
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I like that I can clearly see a picture f Ricky from Trailer Park Boys in the background This is my FAVORITE show ever. Wonderful build by the way!
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