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Hey guys, I am building a pc for a buddy of mine and figured I'd do a build log with it... and get some feedback and suggestions from you guys along the way. I had to put my build on hold for a little while, so I'll be working on this for the most part over the next week.

He came to me because we play online with each other and he knows I enjoy doing it,(Plus I do this as kind of a side job/hobby) He does loads of video rendering and is wanting to get into pc gaming more-so than consoles. He wanted a machine that would do everything he could imagine, with as much power as possible for $2500 dollars. He let me have free reign over the parts and everything, and his only real input was on the case. I know some people may freak out with the compnents I have chosen because I said gaming, but keep in mind, this build will be used for WAY more than that.

I already have most all of his parts ordered except for his CPU, which he is having to wait to get until he gets paid. Luckily I have a second x79 chip I can use to make sure his system is performing the way it is supposed to... so I guess I'll stop rambling and get into the components.

THE COMPONENTS

Silverstone Raven RV01 - The Original

600

Intel Core i7-3930k

430

Asrock Extreme6G/Bs

225

2 EVGA GTX 670 FTW

600

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz (4 x 4GB) - BLUE

450

Crucial M4 128GB SSD
429

Western Digital 1TB

450

Corsair HX750

444

Corsair H80 WaterCooling

425




Ok, so thats pretty much how it. I am going to do a couple of things to his build, but I haven't decided on what they are yet and I need you guys help!

I am going to order some NZXT Cable extensions for his GPUs and I can't decided on the colors. They only offer Red, White and Black (obviously). I had originally considered doing them black and red, but the more I think about it, I want to do them either all white, or white and red. I am also going to cover his tubing on the H80 like I have done in my Phantom on the H100. That is where my second issue comes up. I am going to paint his tubing and I cannot decided If I should continue the White/red or do it Blue (Dude loves superman).

Let me know what you guys think!
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Pics from the Build!

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Edited by MunneY - 7/9/12 at 1:45pm
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Edited by MunneY - 7/9/12 at 1:47pm
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Doood....
I saw your YouTube video of the finished build biggrin.gif
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Doood....
I saw your YouTube video of the finished build biggrin.gif

Yeah man, i got in a hurry trying to get this to my buddy... its a beast of a PC and looks amazing in his case :-D
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So where is the link to the vid?
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Kal El? Did you steal that from Smallville/Superman? LOL
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Kal El? Did you steal that from Smallville/Superman? LOL

that's superman's real name.

Does you friend have some serious cash flow and big demands from his PC? He might as well get a 1600p monitor and good speakers smile.gif
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Kal El? Did you steal that from Smallville/Superman? LOL

That is his handle or username or whatever... So that's what I titled his build LOL

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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

that's superman's real name.
Does you friend have some serious cash flow and big demands from his PC? He might as well get a 1600p monitor and good speakers smile.gif

Hahaha, he has a pretty successful Youtube channel and some other stuff.. So yeah he does need it for his rendering and all. He is going to run 5760x1080 soon.

BTW, I know I put the ram in dual channel running it all on one side, but I really had no option
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