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post #1 of 73
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well iv built quite a few pcs in my life but this is the first real gaming rig iv built and iv decided with this build i would start water cooling. so far the only thing that has arrived is the case:

this thing was alot bigger then i was expecting but thats cool more room




more pics to come when i get the rest of my stuff newegg is taking forever and i had rush prossesing irritating ordered it wednesday in the morning with next day shipping and theres still a chance it won't ship today im POed.

but any way this is what it will consist of:
Motherboard:ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
Processor:Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
PSU:Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 80Plus Gold 1200W
Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB
GPU:MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition GeForce GTX 580 3GB of memory
CD/DVD:SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner
HDD:Western Digital SATA 1 TB

i think that covers it right now more to come later. hope you enjoy the build.
Case/water cooler: look above
Edited by sharkattack99 - 10/20/11 at 4:50pm
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WD 1 TB sata SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium LG 23" HD monitor 
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post #2 of 73
Wow that thing is a monster of a case
Can't wait to see it finished
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post #3 of 73
I KNOW THAT CASE! In the process of doing one as well. Love the case you will have fun with the install/mod. I decided to go non-WC and install my own rather than with this case. Looks great!
   
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post #4 of 73
I haven't seen to many people wc in a level 10, should be interesting.
post #5 of 73
I am going with a non-stock WC version of the Level 10. Loving it!
   
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blu ray TONS - See Build Log windows 7 64 bit ultimate Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D 
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
blu ray TONS - See Build Log windows 7 64 bit ultimate Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D 
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Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D g15 corsair 1200ax 
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mountain mods u2-ufo rat 9 
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i7 860 EVGA P55 FTW gtx 560 gtx 560 
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Corsair Dominator Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Intel M4 ssd 
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post #6 of 73
Thread Starter 
thanks guys was hoping to finish it up tomorrow (friday) but newegg still havent shipped my order this is rediculous im so frustrated. oh well im excited to get the rest.
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WD 1 TB sata SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium LG 23" HD monitor 
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post #7 of 73
How is the case?
Ive been so tempted in getting one when I "eventually" go under water
But are you are only limited to 240 rad?
Gota upgrade HDDs and SSD first
Edited by Thi3p - 10/20/11 at 8:48pm
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post #8 of 73
Thread Starter 
love it so far but i think you can install an external rad the case come with and without water cooled so you can use your own, but i just went with the one that already has it for conveince is all.
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WD 1 TB sata SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium LG 23" HD monitor 
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WD 1 TB sata SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium LG 23" HD monitor 
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post #9 of 73
Subbed. You should check out my build in my sig while you wait
    
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post #10 of 73
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well i went ahead and used some thread seal on the fittings on the cpu block as some extra protection against leaking from there and made sure all the other fittings were tight they were so tight so i didn't worry about putting it on those didn't want to break the seal they had, the ones on the cpu block i was able to undo with my finders i did those and tightend them up real good

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Intel i7 Quad Core 2600K ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 MSI Lightning Xtreme Edition GeForce GTX 580 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB 
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WD 1 TB sata SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium LG 23" HD monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft natural keyboard Thermaltake TPG-1200M ToughPower Thermaltake Level 10 GT LCS with liquid cooling Microsoft track ball 
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Intel i7 Quad Core 2600K ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 MSI Lightning Xtreme Edition GeForce GTX 580 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 1 TB sata SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium LG 23" HD monitor 
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Microsoft natural keyboard Thermaltake TPG-1200M ToughPower Thermaltake Level 10 GT LCS with liquid cooling Microsoft track ball 
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