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Edited by themessiahmax - 6/10/13 at 9:45pm
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Originally Posted by dman811 View Post

Yes, Adamski07, the winner of the March MOTM did a mod something along the lines of what you are planning. Project Prodigious is heavily modded externally as well as internally but I think your mod might work. He doesn't really plan his mods out all that much, he is more of a freestyle modder, but maybe he would be able to give you some pointers.

Thank you for the response and ill check it out. The only external place I have no problem modding is under the case and the back maybe I could just cut out some holes where wires need to go as no one will see the bottom of the case. I also aim to water cool the CPU this along with the size of the case will surly make my first ever build and case mod very interesting.

thanks

-Max
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Originally Posted by Melee View Post

Most of that thread was people complaining about the smallest things. lol It did have some nice pictures, though, which certainly helps. thumb.gif

That EVGA board does look nice. However, I was looking at reviews on Newegg for their boards before and they were overwhelmingly negative about DOA, parts going out, bad customer service, etc. Has that became any better lately?

Honestly, the Asus ROG Impact is gorgeous, imo. I do wish the SATA ports were in a different location, but I only need 1 or 2 for my SSDs so it's not a deal breaker for me. I just hope that board is reasonably priced but I have a bad feeling it's going to be like $250+. mad.gif


EDIT:

Oh, does anyone know where I can find a nice price on the Prodigy, atm? I almost pulled the trigger on a red one a week or two ago from NCIX that was $69.99 w/ free shipping. The best I can find now is $89.99.

As somebody who owns that particular board (EVGA Stinger Z77) I would be more than happy to put it up against an Asus or ASRock (I own both as well) There was a few issues with the EVGA board initially, and they were a bit slow to address them (took a couple of weeks before the first revision was released.) If you can get it at a decent price do it..If you don't OC...go with the ASRock...
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As somebody who owns that particular board (EVGA Stinger Z77) I would be more than happy to put it up against an Asus or ASRock (I own both as well) There was a few issues with the EVGA board initially, and they were a bit slow to address them (took a couple of weeks before the first revision was released.) If you can get it at a decent price do it..If you don't OC...go with the ASRock...

Find me one article, user report or review which shows that the asrock z77e-itx couldn't overclock to the same level as the asus z77 itx board. It doesn't exist. These asrock boards overclock just fine, and can push the cpu's as far as they can go (temps being the ultimate limit, and the silicon lottery for cpu's.). I have an i5 2500k in one, stable at 5GHz, rock solid stable. Another build with an i5 3570k on my second z77e-itx, temps being the limit to how far I could push it as I didn't go water with that build and was very limited in what air coolers would fit. The extra power phases on the asus seems neat in theory, but haven't really shown any real life benefit.

I'm not trying to come across as an asrock fan boy, that asus maximus VI mobo looks amazing, but by simply advising someone to 'go with asrock if you don't OC', well that's simply bad/wrong advice. Post that in the asrock z77e-itx owners club and enjoy the feedback, might want to take an aspirin though.

In any case, Haswell is a very marginal upgrade over ivybridge, so marginal that it's almost not worth the upgrade seeing as one needs a new mobo too. Another downside to Haswell is they seem to have gone the same route as ivybridge: not soldering but using TIM in the cpu. That's why my main rig still rocks an i5 2500k, a real soldered cpu and still plenty powerful enough at 5GHz.

Melee: for your needs, i'd go with the asus maxiums VI board in any case, not just for it's suitable color scheme but it appears to have the best audio capabilities.



It does make me drool. An xspc raystorm with red led's on that, plus some red ram modules would look amazing.
Edited by ilikebeer - 6/10/13 at 11:55pm
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Would this mobo be fine to use? Anyone have some experience with it? I will not be overclocking the CPU (4770)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157386

Not really sure the important difference between it and the $164 one by ASrock
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Would this mobo be fine to use? Anyone have some experience with it? I will not be overclocking the CPU (4770)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157386

Not really sure the important difference between it and the $164 one by ASrock

It's very new, i doubt many have experience with it, if any. It's the H87, so you can't overclock with it. The more expensive Z87 lets you overclock as well as has a few other features. Is it fine to use? You haven't told us anything about how you intend to use it, so can't answer that.
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Ok yeah I won't be overclocking so I guess I can try save money as I don't need overclocking features. I'll probably have a GTX770, 16GB of RAM and the I7 4770. The computer will be used for some gaming (I play everything from old isometric RPG's to stuff like The Witcher which will be very demanding) but also for audio editing through ProTools. I've read ProTools can use the 8 threads that i7 gives you and I have some plugins that will require me to have more than 8GB RAM for a smooth experience. The audio gear I use is outboard USB stuff, so I don't really care about the built-in audio quality for my gaming (I'm sure it's good enough for that)

I'm new to building my own computer and never really realised motherboards were important, I just thought you got whatever one would fit your case and fit your CPU and that was it tongue.gif
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Tonight i finished my rig. Unfortunately i'm not good in cable management... yet. But i think as for the first time it is not so bad redface.gif Moreover i will do it again after purchasing graphic card and sleeved extension cables. I also going to buy bitfenix recon.


P.S. xbournex i sent you PM. Answer me plz if you can.
Edited by ICJI - 6/12/13 at 5:37am
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Tonight i finished my rig. Unfortunately i'm not good in cable management... yet. But i think as for the first time it is not so bad redface.gif Moreover i will do it again after purchasing graphic card and sleeved extension cables. I also going to buy bitfenix recon. So ADD ME biggrin.gif


P.S. xbournex i sent you PM. Answer me plz if you can.

Nice choice of components, especially the cpu cooler thumb.gif You'll get much cleaner look if you route the cables from the other side, so that you can see the entire facade of the psu. Also, you can get sata cables that are no thicker than the cable of an apple headphones. Turning the HDD around would help too.
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Nice choice of components, especially the cpu cooler thumb.gif You'll get much cleaner look if you route the cables from the other side, so that you can see the entire facade of the psu. Also, you can get sata cables that are no thicker than the cable of an apple headphones. Turning the HDD around would help too.
Thank you for advice. I will try this when i buy graphic card.
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