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yeah... it just occurred to me that if i place it on top of the case i obstruct either the top I/O panel or the airflow of the two top fans... well, it's always nice to have something to think about, so i'll think about this for a bit smile.gif
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post #32 of 70
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had to switch to a different motherboard, since i can no longer find any new P8P67 pro rev 3.1 at local shops and not even at international online shops (e.g. amazon)

i'm getting the sabertooth z77 in about two weeks, unless any of you reading this have something to object smile.gif

PS: i realize it's been a long time going with no updates. they're coming, i promise. three weeks time BIG parts are going to start coming smile.gif
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if you can, I'd get the Samsung 830 series SSD or Crucial M4 thumb.gif They tend to be more reliable than the sandforce drives
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hmm.... the samsung looks interesting. thanks!
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post #35 of 70
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well, i'm back... with a bang! smile.gif

here's the motherboard:

450

450

700

does it look awesome or what?

i've screwed the spacers onto the chassis and put the board in just to check out how the side fan would fit (remember i had this dilemma earlier)... aaaand, great news! the fan doesn't touch the back of the board. or it least it doesn't look like it does. as far as i can see, it only just clears it, but it does clear it. no noticeable bending of the board or of the side panel. dodged a bullet there smile.gif

EDIT: hmm... bullet not so dodged, maybe... because i've just realized that i still need to fit a cpu fan/cpu waterblock backplate there... so still a lot of worries until i buy the cpu and see
Edited by Moralagos - 7/7/12 at 12:53am
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post #36 of 70
Figured I would pop in and see how your build is going.. looks awesome! When do you expect to be done by? biggrin.gif
post #37 of 70
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hey, thanks for checking out my build. it's not a matter of when i expect to be done... i hope to be done by the end of august, at the latest. but, realistically, i won't have the wc loop in place by then.

i just need gpu, cpu, ssd and ram and i'm good to go, meaning i will have a functioning pc. that would leave me with hard disk and wc loop to add later. financial constraints smile.gif i mean, the sabertooth is a 200$+ board, so you can see i like to pick the best parts and not cut corners when it comes to quality. i could have picked cheaper parts and i would have been done long ago. but that's not what i'm going for. i'm going for the best build i can afford.

adding a wc loop will take another 200-300$, which means waiting one more month. it would be very hard to wait one more month when all the other parts will be bought smile.gif
Edited by Moralagos - 7/2/12 at 12:02am
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post #38 of 70
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ram

700

450

700
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post #39 of 70
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i'm not dead yet, in case anyone was wondering. also, i told you i was going for the record of slowest build. first i said it was going to be done by july, then august... now i'll just say i'm happy if i finish it this year lol

anyway, here's the HDD

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post #40 of 70
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well, since this has dragged on for so damn long... the ivy bridge was launched a while ago and i've decided to go with the i5 3570k and drop the 2500k. i have the z77 board and i'd rather have the newer tech for just a little money difference. it's already been ordered so expect some pics soon

on a side note, i don't know what the hell is going on with the 7970! when i decided to get a 7970 instead of a 7950 it was because there was only like 30-40 pounds difference between them on amazon... in the past month or so, the price for the 7970 has skyrocketed! it's now almost 50 pounds more expensive than when i first looked. there's almost 100 pounds between the 7950 and the 7970. i'm talking about the sapphire oc versions. i have no explanation for the huge rise in price in so little time, specially since it's not new tech and lots of higher end gpus have been released since...

anyone have an explanation or can suggest an alternative? my budget for this is around 350 pounds ($560)
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