To start, I would also be posting a build log similar like my HTPC Build with full sized components.
Not completely so to say as a review, just saying build log showing steps I did when building it together while at the same time I can do the review in with it.
It will be like a review sort of but a little funny to keep readers interested so to say.
1. I think I should receive a sample because Im no case modder I enjoy Getting better performance but if I can make it look good as well then thats a plus.
Acessories and Lighting from Bitfenix have been some things I been interested in because they provide what most people do as a Modder alone but this way they dont void warrantys.
I use products how they were originally meant to be used, Unmodded.
It would be just in general a Fun rebuild and review to do the best I can, as a Gamer as well as see how it turns out.
I know Modders can most likely bring more to the table then me, but hey Gamers like making their cases pretty as well without losing Performance completely as well as a Noise ratio.
I know its not much to why I should receive a sample but hey, Im a gamer, and wouldnt mind tinkering up my rig that looks bland as heck.
Things like this makes me have fun, I overclock semi, I also readjust my rig prolly one a week or every two weeks to see if I can get it in better looking, so its a never ending project for me just simply on the Re-arranging side for cables and what not.
Plus I just simply love building a rig, I love how it always turns out in the end, even if I have a few hiccups along the road due to a certain problem such as broken parts or having to add more cables because PSU manufacturers make them upsidedown and make us have to add a seperate cable such as sata power to get to the top of the chasis for the dvd drive which we all know... We put it there, not the bottom... lol
Would be a Amazing opportunity to do this with bitfenix and the Overclock.net community.
2. The parts I will be using are...
Antec Kuhler H20 620
G.skill ripjaws Blue color DDR3 1600mhz
Asus GTX 560ti in SLI
Coolermaster Hybrid 1300watt PSU
750gb seagate momentus xt Hybrid Drive (On the way in the mail soon)
1TB Western Digital Black Caviar HDD 7200rpm
OCZ 30gb SSD (May or may not use depending on when the Momentus XT Hybrid drive comes in)
2x Cougar 120mm Vortex HDB fans in Push Pull for my Antec Kuhler H20 620(If I use them but most likely will not because this is a BITFENIX Review and im pretty sure you want to get the most you can out of it.).
Xonar 7.1 Soundcard. Of course a DVD Drive as well haha.READ THIS PLEASE! EVERYTHING THAT IS ORANGE OR RED CAN BE CHANGED TO BLUE IN THESE BUILDS IF YOU WANT PERSONALLY BITFENIX TO ACCOMMODATE THE BLUE MEMORY I HAVE NO PROBLEM DOING SO! ESPECIALLY SINCE NO SPECTRE PRO LEDS ARE MADE ORANGE YET!!
I just thought Orange is a unused color these days and wanted to change it up =)
3. Type and color of Alchemy Cables and qty amounts
1x WHITE Intel EPS 8-pin extension 45 cm
1x WHITE ATX 24-pin extension 30 cm
2x WHITE SATA cable w/sleeve (Hard Drives) 2x Orange SATA cable w/sleeve (DVD Drive) and (30gb ssd)
2x White 6-pin video card extension (will be used for Main GPU Connectors for first slot of each GPU)
2x Orange 6-pin video card extension (will be used for secondary connector "2nd slot on the right" for the GPU)
1x Orange 6-pin video card extension
1x White Molex to 3 fan adapter 12V 20 cm (used for Fans not being able to connect to motherboard)
2x Orange 2-pin Chassis I/O 30cm
1x White 2-pin Chassis I/O 30cm
OPTIONALS Which would be fun to include are...
1x White Audio extension 45 cm
2x Orange internal USB extension 30 cm (I dont really use USB 3.0 because everything I have is 2.0 >.>)
4. I have three choices sadly due to if I can not use certain fans
First Choice of setup is 2x white 120mm Spectre Pro Led's and 1x Sprectre NON PRO ORANGE Led, and 1x 230mm Spectre pro Led White.
the 3 120mm will be up top going White Orange White, and in the front the 230mm will be White. Because the 1x orange and 1x orange LED Strip would be more then enough to give a good white to orange Ratio IMO.
THIS IS INCLUDING THE COUGAR FANS FOR PUSH PULL Which I most likely will not use since you want it all bitfenix probably.
The second choice of fans would be...
2x WHITE 230mm Spectre Pro LED and 1x Red 230mm Spectre Pro LEDSO IF POSSIBLE REPLACE RED WITH Non PRO Spectre LED Orange 230mm if its allowed.
It will be Going from top 1st 230mm in the back WHITE, then next to it Red then the front White. For a red glow from the middle of case 230mm LED hopefully mixing with the White to dim it down to a orangish tint, and a underglow of the window from the LED Strip Orange so I can get a pure Orange and white case so to say.
Wish you guys had Orange PRO led fans!
3rd choice (most likely will be using because you guys most likely will not substitute for Non pro led
) would be ALL White Led fans which will be 1x 230mm white(front of chassis), then 5x 120mm white Spectre Pro LED Fans (push pull on radiator as INTAKE so air blowing in the radiator from the out pushing it into case letting top exhaust) as well as 3x 120mm top as exhaust.)
5. Type (length) and color of Alchemy LED's
1X Alchemy Connect 30cm ORANGE so it can go under the window to bring a orange tint glow as well mixing with the white and orange LED from the Spectre fans.
I think that just sums it up since I wanna go with a Orange glow with tad hints of orange parts but white still showing through all that orange, and have a nice Color scheme even though I have one odd part which is the blue Memory but I doubt it will be noticable after all the other color =)
Also cant wait to see with all these extension cables how much room you have in the back still to hide all the extra cable length from adding on the extensions, would be a fun project to do and take pics of and show the building process if chosen, especially as a gamer hehehe.
Also if I can add any cables on my motherboard I do it because I like using everything I can I dont like to cut out front panel connectors when I use them quite a bit hehe.
First let me say this, I am emailing the bitfenix store to see if the Hydra controller is available, Do you know if there would be a way to purchase it if its out of stock or just wait until V2?
Thanks again!Edited by Forcefedflesh - 4/17/12 at 10:23pm