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White and black themed air-cooled (new Phanteks cooler) 600T! (Build log kind of)

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Manager at work gave me the OK to go ahead and custom build my next desktop at work (we're IT) after we had a very successful water-cooled build for one of our engineers, and because my Dell is starting to crap out (sata errors). I could have possibly went water-cooling if I wanted, but it would have somewhat silly to try to justify it for a PC that isn't actually a workstation that needs a super high overclock (even though I will be overclocking), and I wanted to try out the new Phanteks PH-TC14PE air-cooler that's been all the rave lately anyways. I'm going for a black and white theme here, and the 560ti is justified because I use 3 monitors haha.

Case: Corsair 600T

Mobo: Asus Sabertooth P67

CPU: i5 2500k

GPU: Galaxy 560ti 5-Display Card ($40 off promo code - ends tonight)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB White Low-Profile

Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE

PSU: Corsair AX650

SSD: Crucial M4 128 GB

And some LG DVD drive.

I should be receiving all of the parts tomorrow except for the case, I'll do some pictures of the build process of course and keep this thread updated.
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Looks like a very nice build! And that cooler is gorgeous... drool.gif
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Excellent black and white theme, I like where this is going.... although I would have wanted a blacker or a whiter mobo lol
 
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post #5 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by marbleduck View Post

Excellent black and white theme, I like where this is going.... although I would have wanted a blacker or a whiter mobo lol

The only thing I could find that was black and white for a mobo was an EVGA one but I completely thrilled with it, (other than that I think ECS makes black and white ones but f********* that). I've always wanted the Sabertooth P67 since I first saw it and it is a lot blacker than most motherboards haha.

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Originally Posted by thx1138 View Post

Havn't heard of that cooler until now. The more reviews I read about it the more I want to replace my 212 with it.

Yeah it pretty much came out of nowhere from these no-name Phantek guys and it's suddenly like the top of the line air cooler out there, every review that I've seen for it has been stellar. They have some really sexy options for it as far as color goes (red, blue and orange), Newegg has'em all, you should check it out.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alphonze View Post


Yeah it pretty much came out of nowhere from these no-name Phantek guys and it's suddenly like the top of the line air cooler out there, every review that I've seen for it has been stellar. They have some really sexy options for it as far as color goes (red, blue and orange), Newegg has'em all, you should check it out.

Does noone think that that cooler could be a ripoff (albeit improved) of the Noctua NH-D14? Its mounting system looks nearly identical, with the exception of one part being straight instead of curved
Phanteks mounting system:
533
567

Noctua SecuFirm 2 Mounting system:
278

I know it has fewer heatpipes than the NH-D14, but something doesn't feel right to me about that cooler........
post #7 of 19
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I'm sure somebody would have called it out by now, it's been getting reviewed by a lot of major websites. Seeing as they are both basically top of the line air-coolers, one would think they'd be bound to have a few similarities, and a similar mounting system may simply necessary because they are both so huge.
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post #8 of 19
i suppose you could be right, but like i said, it looks like a straight copy, half the parts (the screws and the spacers) are Identical. It just doesn't feel right to me, but maybe that's because i love my NH-D14 rolleyes.gif
post #9 of 19
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All done! Some final pics of the final product. Somebody had to borrow our camera here before I was finished, so the final pics of it were taken with my phone and are therefore not of the best quality frown.gif.

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Once I get Windows installed and updated I'll see how good this 2500k is....
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post #10 of 19
So fresh and So clean! thumb.gif

any plans to run a multiple monitor setup with that GPU?
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