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Blackie (slowly updated step by step)

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I too jumped on the bridge (and not from ).

Blackie will come to life next week in prototype form, and will have the parts in my signature (with one exception), which I will describe in this post.
* As PSU I will use at first an almost new Seasonic 650W, taken from another computer, which will go pension.

The definitive body will be an elegant Obsidian 800D, with see-thru side, and all the
cables will be custom sleeved in black-gold-silver (the closest colors from mdpc-x), and measured to fit tight.
In the meantime, Blackie will sit on the lovely bench T60B from lian-li, which will reside on my desk.
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...s_index=62&g=f
(of course, in black)

Blackie's mother is an honest Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 board, with an all black design, pointed by gold capacitors and grey heatsinks.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...Specifications

The brain is the current top of the line sandy bridge processor, the 2600k that everybody knows, so I wont spend a word here save for saying that the cpu has been cherry picked to work daily at 4.5ghz @1.27v without getting too hot and sweaty.
To contribute to its coolness, the 240mm fat Hydro H100 cooler
http://www.corsair.com/cooling/hydro...pu-cooler.html
will cover the brain, helped by two gentle typhoons AP-29 and a plastic shroud to avoid dead zones in the rad.
http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products...-high-rpm.html

Blackie playfulness will be satisfied by the gtx570 capability of running games smoothly at 1920x1200 which is the native screen resolution. The silvery cool TwinFrozr III from MSI which is helping Blackie's brother will take this task.
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N570G...dition-OC.html

The memory capacity is set in 8GB, which are aplenty for today's tasks. Two Vengeance 1866 modules provides the necessary amount, in an all-black suit.
http://www.corsair.com/memory/intel-...m2a1866c9.html
Long-term memory, where Blackie can store the operating system and the most important programs is provided by a 128gb Crucial M4 SSD, which adds a note of blue (probably will be turned upside down to hide it ^^). The SSD came with 002 firmware installed and has been successfully updated today to 009, and tested on Blackie's brother.
http://www.crucial.com/store/partspe...le=CT128M4SSD2

Blackie will also likes to play music, and for this task and old but very musical e-mu 1212m will be inserted in the undying pci slot, and connected to my old Senns HD595.

More details about the case cooling will be provided tomorrow, and pictures of closed and open boxes will be taken on monday.
Stay tuned.
WIP 2017
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7700k 5.0 @1.30 target Asus Z270 Apex Asus Geforce 1080 Strix A0G G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600@? 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisc Extreme pro 480GB WD Red 4TB Cryorig A80 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Benq BL3200PT 1440p Corsair HX850i To be decided Mionix Naos 5000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7700k 5.0 @1.30 target Asus Z270 Apex Asus Geforce 1080 Strix A0G G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600@? 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisc Extreme pro 480GB WD Red 4TB Cryorig A80 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Benq BL3200PT 1440p Corsair HX850i To be decided Mionix Naos 5000 
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Blackie is alive!

My SO has the camera unfortunately, so i couldnt take any picture. Can do with the iphone, but i prefer to wait monday and use my canon.

So far so good, except that i hate the sound of the e-mu, it'll go away asap and will be replaced by a shiny Cantatis within 2 weeks.
WIP 2017
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7700k 5.0 @1.30 target Asus Z270 Apex Asus Geforce 1080 Strix A0G G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600@? 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisc Extreme pro 480GB WD Red 4TB Cryorig A80 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Benq BL3200PT 1440p Corsair HX850i To be decided Mionix Naos 5000 
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WIP 2017
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7700k 5.0 @1.30 target Asus Z270 Apex Asus Geforce 1080 Strix A0G G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600@? 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisc Extreme pro 480GB WD Red 4TB Cryorig A80 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Benq BL3200PT 1440p Corsair HX850i To be decided Mionix Naos 5000 
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