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I've been waiting a long time to start building this rig, but the time has finally come, and I can unleash the beast thumb.gif So, I'll jump right into it. No need for a wall of text here.

CPU- Intel i7 3770k
CPU Cooler- CM 212+ (for now, wc loop in a few weeks)
Motherboard- ASUS Sabertooth Z77
Graphics- EVGA GTX 680 Signature SC+ SLI'd (I've had them for about a month and a half, but long story short, they're in another location, and I can't put them into the rig until I get back home in 2 weeks frown.gif )
RAM- Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) 1600 MHz
SSD- Crucial M4 128GB
HDD- Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
Optical- Generic ASUS drive, nothing fancy.
Power Supply- Seasonic X-1050W
Case- NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black
Monitor- Achieva Shimian 27" IPS Monitor
Keyboard- Rosewill Mechanical, Red Switches
Mouse- R.A.T. 7

I got everything in the mail on Wednesday last week (minus the 680's, different location), so I was able to begin building before I left for vacation to visit my family. I considered going with SB-E/X79 for a while, but in the end I decided I didn't really need to, and I could bring the cost down a bit by going with Ivy. Plus, (as you might tell from the parts list) I'm going for a black and white theme with this build, and the Sabertooth really drew my attention.

So, let's start off with some pictures of the initial build! (Also, sorry for the grainy pictures. I'm going to dig out my nice camera when I've finished everything for some good vanity shots thumb.gif )

Here is the majority of the parts. You can see the watercooling stuff in the back-left.
So clean looking. On another note, getting this thing secured in the case was a right pain.
CPU in. I really don't get why people fuss so much over locking the thing in place rolleyes.gif
RAM sticks in. I later had to remove them so I could get the 212+ on the board, didn't really think that one through at first.
Cooler on. For those of you wondering, the fit pretty tight. Pretty much zero clearance between the fan and the RAMsinks.
A closeup of how much clearance there isn't to be had.
Booted the first time, no issues, took this when I was installing windows, and that was where I stopped on Wednesday.
The next day I got bored, so I moved the top exhaust 140mm fan to the bottom HDD cage, and put 3 of my AP-15's on the top for exhaust. All of the stock chassis fans are hooked up to the hub NZXT has behind the mobo tray, while the 3 AP-15's are running on a single channel of my NZXT Sentry Mesh (so far, great controller)

This is how my build stands at this moment. Two days after I assembled it, I left to visit my family for two weeks (also where my video cards are biggrin.gif ), so when I get back I'll drop in the 2 680's and put up some more pictures. I haven't overclocked anything yet, I'm waiting to get back to do all that. I did make sure everything was running smoothly and up to date before I left however, and of course it was thumb.gif

And here's what's currently taunting me:

Probably a week or two after I get the 680's in, I'll put my water cooling loop in. I just need to set aside a weekend so that I can do it. For those of you wondering, I'm using a Raystorm (going to try white LED's, see how that looks), the new-ish XSPC dual-bay res, 360mm rad, white tubing and matte black Monsoon compression fittings. I'm also going to pick up one of those NZXT sleeved LED kits (white, of course) while I'm out here, and see how it looks when I get back.

That's all I got for now! More updates when I get back from vacation biggrin.gif