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post #21 of 1251
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Nope! No painting or powder coating the OUTSIDE of the case. I will be painting the inside of the case and the PSU housing because they are dirty and I will need to fill the holes on the back panel from the old motherboard standoffs.

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Just bought my components today! They should be here Wednesday or Thursday!

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I have to say, the time between submitting an order and having it delivered is equivalent to..... eternity.
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Just bought my components today! They should be here Wednesday or Thursday!
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sweet, i am waiting for mine to start rolling in and then will start modding the case, no secrets just yet, dont have a name yet.
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post #25 of 1251
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Well everything except the motherboard should be here tomorrow. I bought everything except the motherboard from Amazon and I used Prime so that was nice. The motherboard came from Newegg so that'll be here Thursday. Ooh I just can't wait, I'm getting giddy. I just need to sell this MacBook Pro I have so I can get dual GTX 670 FTW's.

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post #26 of 1251
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Yay! It's like Christmas!

2012-06-20145313.jpg

The heatsink will be temporary as well as the graphics card. Just got to get this MacBook Pro sold and then I can get a GTX 670 and some water cooling gear!

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Yay! It's like Christmas!
2012-06-20145313.jpg
The heatsink will be temporary as well as the graphics card. Just got to get this MacBook Pro sold and then I can get a GTX 670 and some water cooling gear!
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where did you get the stock heatsink from? ive been looking for it for days and i couldnt find the air one (i need it to test my cpu before w/c)
     
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barkinos98: I got it from Amazon. It's called Intel Thermal Solution. It actually works pretty well. I'm using it for the same thing, a temp cooler while I build and save for water cooling stuff.

Anyways, it's time for an update!

Update 3 - Set Up

So in this update, I'll show you guys some pictures of my motherboard that FINALLY came at 6:30PM the day it was supposed to be delivered. So stupid, the 3 other packages I had received that day from UPS all came around 2:00PM. Anyways, the package was HUGE!

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I wonder what's in that package? Like I didn't already know...

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My motherboard! I went with the Extreme7 instead of the Extreme9 because 1. it was cheaper, and 2. it had audio on-board and it fit my build better overall. I was surprised how heavy the thing was!

2012-06-21203238.jpg

Mmmmm look at that thing. We have a brownish-black PCB with black connections. Very nice.

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Here it is installed on my Mountain Mods Motherboard Try which will work as a test bench while I work on the case.

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Time for CPU, going with an i7 3820.

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CPU installed!

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Here is my temp cooler. It's actually not that bad. Not much copper on the bottom of it but that's okay, it keeps my CPU around 40-50*C.

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RAM installed. Went with 16GB Corsair Vengance. I'll be getting another 8GB here soon to fill in those two open spots.

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Graphics card, temp while I sell my MacBook Pro. Once I sell my laptop, I'm going to buy two EVGA GTX 670 FTWs.

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Everything all put together before I turn it on. The motherboard had a nice ON/OFF button and a reset button which I found nice.

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It's alive! Hurry! It's my first computer I've ever built and it started up! It took me forever to install Windows on it because the install wouldn't detect any hard drives. I finally updated the BIOS after about 4 hours of searching the web for solutions and low and behold it worked! Install went perfectly! It gets a score of 4.3 in Windows rating thing because of the graphics card (something I knew would happen and am okay with). SSD gets a 7.9, RAM gets a 7.9 and CPU gets a 7.7. Not bad.

Well that sums up this update. I'll be busy working this weekend earning some money for some water cooling so expect an update next week!

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barkinos98: I got it from Amazon. It's called Intel Thermal Solution. It actually works pretty well. I'm using it for the same thing, a temp cooler while I build and save for water cooling stuff.

thanks alot, and nice going build btw thumb.gif
     
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My motherboard! I went with the Extreme7 instead of the Extreme9 because 1. it was cheaper, and 2. it had audio on-board and it fit my build better overall. I was surprised how heavy the thing was! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
2012-06-21203238.jpg

Boy, that the thing is... Extreme thumb.gif
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