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Originally I simply wanted to update my Core i7 920 to the ivybridge chipset. But then it evolved to almost a new build.

I haven't ironed out most of the details yet but I have most of the components that I need:

700

New stuff:

Case: CoolerMaster HAFX - Loved this case. I currently have a HAF 922, and I simply love these series of cases. They are solid as a rock.
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z77 - Another solid as a rock component. My first ASUS motherboard.
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770k - Love how it is unlocked. Hopefully this processor will go far for me.
RAM: Monday, I get my G.Skill 16GB 2133mhz memory. Got a good price in newegg with 20% off.


Cooling: TBA. This will most likely be my first water cooling build. I am deciding between the RS360 and the RX240. I don't know if I want to obstruct the first drive bay with a 360.

Color Scheme:
Undecided. I was thinking a Blue-Green-UV Purple theme. I hate to waste the red fans I have though.

Stuff I will retain from previous build:

GPU: ATI Radeon 6990 - I just RMAed this to MSI the other day. I wonder what they will send me in return if they don't have any replacements. (GTX 690.... lol we all can dream)
Hard drives: Intel 120gb SSD, 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
DVD-RW: Pioneer
Keyboard: Logitech G19
PSU: Corsair AX1200

Current 6/10/2012: I am backing up my data from my current system and am prepared to unbox my HAF X and inspect it to plan how I am going to decorate it.
More pictures and updates soon.
Edited by greg1184 - 6/29/12 at 11:00pm
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post #2 of 13
I love build logs! wheee.gif

You can switch the LED on the front fan. I did. biggrin.gif
 
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post #3 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai Batgirl View Post

I love build logs! wheee.gif
You can switch the LED on the front fan. I did. biggrin.gif

Really? How do you go about doing that?
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post #4 of 13
You'll have to buy the right sized LED's from some place like FrozenCPU.com. Then when you get those just take the front fan out and switch them. I don't remember the specifics, but let me see if I can find a guide.

EDIT: Found one biggrin.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/529361/how-to-install-leds-in-fans/0_30
Edited by Samurai Batgirl - 6/10/12 at 9:51pm
 
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COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
 
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Crucial M4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 LG GH20NS15 Prolimatech PRO-GNSS-BK 
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COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 LG GH20NS15 Prolimatech PRO-GNSS-BK 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
BitFenix Spectre PWM Windows 7 Home 64-bit Dell SE178WFP Dell U2410 
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post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sorry I haven't updated. Things have been busy. I am working on the color scheme of my build, and I am thinking of using this color scheme:

300

I can keep the front red fan and get UV cathodes along with a nice Xigmatek purple 200mm fan for the side panel. I can add a 120mm fan for the back.

I also got the RAM I am going to use:
700

I am still debating which water cooling kit I am going to get. I am thinking ES360 to save money for other stuff. I am still not ruling out the H100 though.
Edited by greg1184 - 6/15/12 at 9:06pm
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Corsair SP120 x6 push/pull Windows 10 Acer Predator X34 Corsair K70 RGB 
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post #6 of 13
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After tons of pain and suffering, I have most of the build done. It has been an adventure.

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This is the stuff that was new for my system.

The Sabertooth is the best looking mother board I have seen,
700
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I built my water cooling system, but was dealing with leakage off the reservoir under the screw ring.
700
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Turns out the rubber o-ring fell when I transferred it from the housing to the reservoir. Needless to say when i put the O-ring back it fixed the problem.

448


I had to RMA my Motherboard because 2 of the DIMM slots did not work. I bought another one and it works fine. Stupid Fan controller's USB wire broke on my fan controller. Luckily I can simply use the SATA connection for the 5 in 1 media reader. Two of the XSPC leds broke: The one for the reservoir and one of the two waterblock LEDs. What crappy quality. I ordered some tailed LEDs which I will add when I get it.


This is what I have built so far. I still have to clean up some cables and get a new video card. I am using my backup Geforce GTX 550 Ti for now because I had to RMA my 6990. MSI gave me $615 for it, which is more than what I paid for on EBAY. I probably will get a SLI 680 or CF 5970. Still deciding.

When it is complete I will post more pictures.
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Samsung EVO 500GB SSD Samsung EVO Pro 512MB M2 Drive XSPC Raystorm Pro AlphaCool ST30 360 
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Corsair SP120 x6 push/pull Windows 10 Acer Predator X34 Corsair K70 RGB 
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post #7 of 13
Nice biggrin.gif

Did you change the LED's? biggrin.gif
 
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COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
 
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Crucial M4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 LG GH20NS15 Prolimatech PRO-GNSS-BK 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
BitFenix Spectre PWM Windows 7 Home 64-bit Dell SE178WFP Dell U2410 
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COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k ASRock Z77 Pro3 XFX R9 290 Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 LG GH20NS15 Prolimatech PRO-GNSS-BK 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
BitFenix Spectre PWM Windows 7 Home 64-bit Dell SE178WFP Dell U2410 
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post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai Batgirl View Post

Nice biggrin.gif
Did you change the LED's? biggrin.gif

I decided to keep the red color since it goes with my blue-red-purple scheme.
My latest Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AsRock X370 TaiChi EVGA GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 G.Skill 32MB 3200mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB SSD Samsung EVO Pro 512MB M2 Drive XSPC Raystorm Pro AlphaCool ST30 360 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair SP120 x6 push/pull Windows 10 Acer Predator X34 Corsair K70 RGB 
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Corsair AX1200 Inwin 909 Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Corsair MM300 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB SSD Samsung EVO Pro 512MB M2 Drive XSPC Raystorm Pro AlphaCool ST30 360 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair SP120 x6 push/pull Windows 10 Acer Predator X34 Corsair K70 RGB 
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post #9 of 13
Okey dokey.
More updates!
Good luck!
wheee.gif
 
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COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k ASRock Z77 Pro3 XFX R9 290 Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 LG GH20NS15 Prolimatech PRO-GNSS-BK 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
BitFenix Spectre PWM Windows 7 Home 64-bit Dell SE178WFP Dell U2410 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Seasonic X-850 Gold Cooler Master HAF-X Logitech G700 
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Razer Kabuto Sennheiser PC350 HT|Omega Claro Plus+ 
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COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k ASRock Z77 Pro3 XFX R9 290 Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 LG GH20NS15 Prolimatech PRO-GNSS-BK 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
BitFenix Spectre PWM Windows 7 Home 64-bit Dell SE178WFP Dell U2410 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #10 of 13
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Ended up ordering 2 GTX 570 FTW's and gonna SLI those suckers.

Should be here tomorrow. biggrin.gif
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Samsung EVO 500GB SSD Samsung EVO Pro 512MB M2 Drive XSPC Raystorm Pro AlphaCool ST30 360 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair SP120 x6 push/pull Windows 10 Acer Predator X34 Corsair K70 RGB 
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Samsung EVO 500GB SSD Samsung EVO Pro 512MB M2 Drive XSPC Raystorm Pro AlphaCool ST30 360 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair SP120 x6 push/pull Windows 10 Acer Predator X34 Corsair K70 RGB 
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