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Hello OCN I have built quite a few computers in my day, but I have never documented it, so I decided it would be fun to do it this time with my most recent rig. Here are my parts:

CPU: Intel i5 2500k
Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth P67
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H60
RAM: PNY 4GB 1600MHz CL8
GPU: PNY GTX 570
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2
Case: Lian Li PC-9F
DVD Drive: Random HP From Fry's
HDD: Left over HDD I had laying around (Will upgrade to SSD when I have the money)
Keyboard: Refurb Razer Lycosa from sellout.woot
Mouse: Already own a Razer Mamba
Extra things: Bought three NZXT White Fans. 2x120mm and 1x140mm.

Notes: I bought the 140mm fan for an exhaust, but when I installed it, I didn't like the way it looked with the mesh fan guard that came with the case, so it is currently uninstalled until I can find a nice-looking 140mm fanguard

Step 1: Picture of goodies. I built most of the rig Day 1, and had to wait for the other goodies to arrive the next day

Day 1 goodies:


Day 2 goodies:


Step 2: Start with a case


Step 3: Strip the case


Step 4: Mount the mobo


Step 5: HDD's and CPU


Step 6: Cover of case, DVD Drive, and PSU install


Step 7: Hook some stuff up!


Step 8: *Quickly* organize them wires (I reorganized later on)




Step 9: CPU Cooler. Stupid me forgot about mounting bracket, and had to take out the mobo to install it since the hole in the back of the mobo tray wasn't wide enough


Step 10: Push/Pull configuration and GPU!


Step 11: Finishing touches: Change out the front fans, rewire the back, etc.




Step 12: Finished product in all its glory







End Notes:
-If anyone is looking to buy this case, there is not a lot of room in the back for wires, so either buy a modular PSU or have lots of peripherals in the computer so you don't have any extra wires to hide!
-This was NOT built on my bed (lol). I know I have a blanket in the pictures, but that was draped over my desk so I didn't scratch the aluminum case while building it (I could care less about the desk, lol).
-Nothing was DOA, so everything was awesome right out of the box!
-I wish I could sell this on Craigslist for a profit or something so I could build it again, hehe.

Thanks for looking guys. I know there are a lot of pictures, but I just thought it would be fun to show it step by step. Comments/criticisms are welcome!
    
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Clean and sleek!
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Wait, so you have the H60 intaking from the back, 2x 120s intaking from the front, but no fan in the top? Are the temps okay?

Great job with cable management and part selection
     
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Your case really needs an exhaust point at the top if your h60 is exhausting into the case. All that hot air is being trapped inside the case.

Other than that though, very nice for your first build!
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post #5 of 17
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Yes, all fans are intake as of right now, but as stated I am waiting to get a good fan grill so I can install the exhaust at the top Temps are actually quite nice (roughly 23-24 degrees ambient). CPU is OC'd to 4.3 GHz:



And Behemoth, this was only my first documented build I'm no building guru with 1,000 builds under his belt, but I would say this is my 5th or 6th one (within the past 3-4 years)
    
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Update: Just added the top exhaust fan. I am using the standard mesh grill that came with the case, but I am hoping to get a new one soon

    
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post #7 of 17
Looks really really awesome man.

How is the noise level on that H60?
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Looks really really awesome man.

How is the noise level on that H60?
Can't even hear it. The reviews on Newegg said this case is a little loud due to it's aluminum panels, but honestly it's no louder than my old Antec 300, which was not that loud at all.

I'm very satisfied with all the parts in this build
    
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looks good. how do you like the motherboard? im wanting to tryout the sabertooth
    
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looks good. how do you like the motherboard? im wanting to tryout the sabertooth
Solid so far, no complaints. Easily clocked my 2500k to 5.0 GHz stable just now with almost no changes. Just let the mobo do everything on auto and disabled a few features. RAM runs like a champ at rated specs (had to change in BIOS, but not difficult), and the new BIOS is amazing.

Can't argue with results. VID idles at 1.6v on the auto feature, but throttles down to 1.52v at full speed. Strange, but all you have to do is tweak voltage manually
    
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