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post #1 of 40
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Hello OCN,

My first ever build log. I'll be showcasing my brand new M8 Case that was tailored to my needs by Jim (amazing guy!!).

Part 1: Out with the old, in with the new.

My previous case was an Antec 1200, but I've decided too much rice is bad for my diet.

Discection pics:




Part 2: Fresh to def

I received my M8 case in the mail, as well as a few other goodies =)
LOVE the removeable tray and the handle






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post #2 of 40
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Part 3: Guts & Glory

Time to put in some of the basics.

Build Parts:
Intel Core i7 2600k
ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
Corsair Vengeance CL9 (4x4GB)
Dell Perc 5/i SAS Controller
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy X-Fi XtremeMusic
EVGA GTX 470







Oh... and did I mention my 2600K is lapped? =P


Part 4: Every great man has a great backplate behind him











Part 5: Kill it with fire

Received my EK-FC 470 GTX block. This thing is hard to find!






Compression Fittings!



It's all starting to come together now =)


Edited by ShadeZeRO - 8/18/11 at 1:45pm
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post #3 of 40
Welcome to the club, mine is on her way home . Looks like a great build, same mobo, memory, almost same PSU . Looking forward to watching your build!
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post #4 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sc4r3d View Post
Welcome to the club, mine is on her way home . Looks like a great build, same mobo, memory, almost same PSU . Looking forward to watching your build!
Thank you! I'm looking to upgrade my PSU to the AX1200, but funds are short at the moment. Hope you enjoy the build, I'll be sure to look out for yours.

Without further delay...

Part 6: Go hard or go home

Time to move over my HDDs from the old case.

My starting line up:
2x WD Caviar Green 2TB
2x WD Caviar Green 1TB
1x WD Caviar Black 1TB
1x WD Caviar RE3 1TB
1x Hitachi DeskStar 2TB
2x Seagate Cheetah 15k.5 SAS 73GB
Total Space: 10.14TB





--Currently in-flight to Minnesota, I'll get back to the build Monday.

Looking forward to your thoughts!
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post #5 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadeZeRO View Post
Thank you! I'm looking to upgrade my PSU to the AX1200, but funds are short at the moment. Hope you enjoy the build, I'll be sure to look out for yours.

Without further delay...

Part 6: Go hard or go home

Time to move over my HDDs from the old case.

My starting line up:
2x WD Caviar Green 2TB
2x WD Caviar Green 1TB
1x WD Caviar Black 1TB
1x WD Caviar RE3 1TB
1x Hitachi DeskStar 2TB
2x Seagate Cheetah 15k.5 SAS 73GB
Total Space: 10.14TB



--Currently in-flight to Minnesota, I'll get back to the build Monday.

Looking forward to your thoughts!
You need more HD's very nice!

No block on the RAM?
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post #6 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sc4r3d View Post
You need more HD's very nice!

No block on the RAM?
Lol, saw your sig, I agree, I need to catch up.

As far as I know, they don't make blocks for the Vengeance series, just the Dominator. Not sure if they're compatible, but if they are, I'll def order one!
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post #7 of 40
Very nice start, looking forward the follow up.

I got to love those M8 cases
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post #8 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadeZeRO View Post
Lol, saw your sig, I agree, I need to catch up.

As far as I know, they don't make blocks for the Vengeance series, just the Dominator. Not sure if they're compatible, but if they are, I'll def order one!
If that fan fits you would think they could make something to fit our RAM, I am to the point I am going to sell my RAM to get DOM... I always have the item normal blocks don't fit.. My GPU I had to go with Swiftech and then buy a stupid new block for it, so annoying, wrong memory lol, when does it end?
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post #9 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shnur View Post
Very nice start, looking forward the follow up.

I got to love those M8 cases
Thank you, indeed. They're wonderful cases. Suggestions/tips are always welcome =)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sc4r3d View Post
If that fan fits you would think they could make something to fit our RAM, I am to the point I am going to sell my RAM to get DOM... I always have the item normal blocks don't fit.. My GPU I had to go with Swiftech and then buy a stupid new block for it, so annoying, wrong memory lol, when does it end?
Lol, sounds like horrible luck.

You think this would work?
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...Bxb4aitd#blank
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Originally Posted by ShadeZeRO View Post
I would almost think it would, but at that price would it be cheaper for us to sell our ram, buy dom ram and buy the single one from EK?
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