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Krimbo - First Build - NZXT Source

post #1 of 9
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Hey guys!

So for the last few years I've been running an OEM Dell build which has kind of been getting me by but I wanted something that looked awesome and performed better than that did so heres my build!
For my first build I'm really happy with the outcome. Its turned out really quite clean.

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Current Spec:
i5 750 @ 2.9ghz
Asus P7H55-M
Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 8gb
MSI R7950 3GB
Corsair CX600
Antec Kuhler 620 Watercooler
NZXT Source 220 Case
6 x Xigamatek 120mm LED Fans

Plans:
OC 750 to atleast 3.4ghz
SSD for boot and most used programs
Custom side panel with window

So thats my build so far!
Really pleased with it.

Enjoy.


Updates:

EVGA GTX570 -> MSI R7950
+ 6 Xigamatek 120mm LED Fans
Corsair XM3 4gb -> Corsair Vengeance 8gb
Edited by Krimbo - 1/20/13 at 12:17am
post #2 of 9
Very nice for a first build. Keep as much as you can in the NZXT family, you wont be disappointed. thumb.gif The NZXT LED Strips are awesome!

May suggest looking into some different ram. You can get the same caliber ram for cheaper if you go with Samsung or Kingston. Definitely hop on a Crucial M4 for the SSD boot drive.
post #3 of 9
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Very nice for a first build. Keep as much as you can in the NZXT family, you wont be disappointed. thumb.gif The NZXT LED Strips are awesome!
May suggest looking into some different ram. You can get the same caliber ram for cheaper if you go with Samsung or Kingston. Definitely hop on a Crucial M4 for the SSD boot drive.
Thanks for the comment and suggestions!
Yeah I'm really pleased with my NZXT case so far, the stock fans are suprisingly good also.
How are the LED strips powered? Molex?
Just done even more cable management, I don't think it could be any cleaner than it is now haha.
post #4 of 9
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Thanks for the comment and suggestions!
Yeah I'm really pleased with my NZXT case so far, the stock fans are suprisingly good also.
How are the LED strips powered? Molex?
Just done even more cable management, I don't think it could be any cleaner than it is now haha.

Yes they are molex powered. They take up one expansion slot and you have the led wires that go around the case (duh lol) and then you have the power cable. I have mine routed down and behind the psu.
post #5 of 9
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The inside; I'm trying to think of a solution to hide the AC97 rainbow wire and all the cables coming out of my PSU some how.

You can remove it easily, by unmounting the cables and removing those meant for AC'97. Check screenshots below. thumb.gif

Screenshots from Lutro0 build log (Click to show)
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I decided to tackle the hd audio cable, knowing I had to rip a bunch of it apart. =(
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Here is the subject, I only want the hd audio, so the other is going bye bye.
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First some science on the cable placement. Don’t mind the erased stickman... he wasn’t meant to be. >.<<br /> dsc04791qi.jpg
A simple snip and presto! I did this so that I could cut the little bits off easier.
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And all taken apart! MEDUSA!!! Ok so not that scary...
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Cut this tubing off..
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MMMmmmm shieldy, yes; I just made that word up.
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The little snips needed to be well snipped off.
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Some shrink to make the sleeving go on better.
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Sleeve on and ready to shrink after connecting it.
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Back end cleaned up and shrunk.
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And done. The end is kind of fat as there is a double wire in that bunch, but overall im happy with it.
Ti-89 Titanium
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Motorola 68k @16 MHz Ti-89 HW4 256 KB 2.6 MB Flash ROM 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Ti-89 OS 3.10 LCD Dot-Matrix 160x100 4x 1.5V AAA Ti-89 HW4 Black 
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Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
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PNY Prevail Elite 120GB Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB LG GH24LS50 Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
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Windows 8 Pro x64 Lubuntu 13.10 x64 Samsung BX2250 Logitech Illuminated 
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Motorola 68k @16 MHz Ti-89 HW4 256 KB 2.6 MB Flash ROM 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Ti-89 OS 3.10 LCD Dot-Matrix 160x100 4x 1.5V AAA Ti-89 HW4 Black 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
PNY Prevail Elite 120GB Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB LG GH24LS50 Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro x64 Lubuntu 13.10 x64 Samsung BX2250 Logitech Illuminated 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Be Quiet! S.P. E⁷ 600W Fractal Design Core 3000 Logitech G300 AKG K240 Studio 
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post #6 of 9
Looking good dude. Keep going about the whole personal touch thing i have a feeling it could come out pretty well. make sure you keep us updated :-)
post #7 of 9
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Been a while since I built this machine and this thread so heres a little update for my new parts:

-Bought a 3GB 7950 in replace of my GTX 570 since I'm planning on moving to a triple monitor display in the next couple of weeks.
-Installed 6 new Xigamatek 120mm LED Fans to replace the stock NZXT ones and add some (sic) lighting.
-Bought Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 8gb Ram to replace the old Corsair XM3 4gb.

I'm also working on a custom side panel which is entirely tinted green acrylic to match my green theme with the lighting!
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Needs mor watercools
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
I've switched my machine up a lot again...
Now has a ton of LED fans, new i5 3570k and a G1.Sniper Z77 mobo.

I also bought myself another two monitors.

Need to take some pictures of the machine itself still for my thread but heres the setup:

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