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post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
The summer is here, and at it's prime, and so does my first build.
This build won't really feature anything special like Water Cooling, Sleeving, or any mods, its just the average (when i say average i mean OCN Average).

Q. Why is it called "Black & Red"?
A. Well, i just couldn't think of anything original or unique, so i just gave my theme as the name. Additionally, this name is really interesting, because in my country (Israel) for some unknown reason it is more difficult to find parts for the red color them and pretty much only the blue theme. (i.e. most of the fans, cases etc) Furthermore, The (Maximus) V Formula, the ultimate black & red component, took the longest to arrive. (both in worldwide and in my country)


The Components:

CPU: Intel i5-3570K
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Formula
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB (2x8G sticks) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24
Cooler: Antec Kuhler 920
GPU: Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
PSU: Corsair AX750
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred
ODD: ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner


INDEX:
Update 0 (A little tease) (Click to show)
Here is my little tease for the upcoming build:


Most of the parts, in the bags under my table. its actually right besides my as i am typing this tongue.gif . (the computer is to the right of the table leg seen in the picture)
Which parts can you see there tongue.gif ?



Two mystery Packages, Can you guess what is in them?

Update 1
(Mystery Packages revealed)

Update 2
(Group photos)

Update 3
(Motherboard arrival)

Update 4
(case arrival and then some)

Update 5
(More unboxings and External Build)

Update 6
( Storage, cooling and Placing everything together.)

Update 7
( Fan arrival, cable management, and finishing touches. )

More to come thumb.gif
Edited by RKTGX95 - 8/5/12 at 3:40pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
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post #2 of 37
Keep the Pics coming..I love Red and Black..thumb.gif
post #3 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hanoverfist View Post

Keep the Pics coming..I love Red and Black..thumb.gif

More Pics coming soon biggrin.gif
(Warning, i will be using my cell camera. its 8 MP and not so bad, but im not such a good photographer)
i agree, Red and Black is so nice when the majority is always blue...


(no one have guessed the mystery packages yet?)
"Black & Red"
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V Formula Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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Intel i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V Formula Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
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post #4 of 37
Thread Starter 
*Mini Update:


i think you deserve to see The Mystery Packages.


Here is Mystery Package #1:
(sorry for the bad quality pics, i don't have the proper lighting or time of day at hand)

Here is the Anti-Static bag packaging


Is that a thumb USB Drive?


Why its a Caviar Blue 1TB



and mystery package #2:

Here is the Anti-Static bag packaging


The elegant packaging.


Backside


Wait what? Why its a 3570K. (its an OEM i5-3570K, sells as a Tray version)



And a close up





(Sorry for making this update as a double)
More Pictures tomorrow smile.gif
Edited by RKTGX95 - 8/3/12 at 5:26am
"Black & Red"
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V Formula Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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post #5 of 37

lol looks like we should just sub each other so yea I'm subbed thumb.gif

Nightmare
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K Maximus V Formula Z77 AMD Radeon 6990 G.SKILL Ripjaw X 8gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 640gig ASUS DRW-24B1ST XSPC Raystorm CPU Block, 2 EX 240 Rads, Koolanc... Win 7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
IPS231P-BN x5 Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition Seasonic X 1250 Watt NZXT Phantom Red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 3.4 Gigabyte 990 FXA-UD3 Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8gig DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Carviar Black 640gig ASUS DRW-24B1ST CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Gateway 22" 1680x1050 Coolermaster 660 Watt Antec DF-30 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-3670k Club 3D 7950 Royal King Kingston HyperX Genesis Seagate Barracuda 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
LG Internal 24x DVD-Writer, OEM Windows 7 Ultimate Antec HCG-520M Silverstone SG01-s 
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Wifey Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K Maximus V Formula Z77 AMD Radeon 6990 G.SKILL Ripjaw X 8gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 640gig ASUS DRW-24B1ST XSPC Raystorm CPU Block, 2 EX 240 Rads, Koolanc... Win 7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
IPS231P-BN x5 Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition Seasonic X 1250 Watt NZXT Phantom Red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 3.4 Gigabyte 990 FXA-UD3 Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8gig DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Carviar Black 640gig ASUS DRW-24B1ST CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Gateway 22" 1680x1050 Coolermaster 660 Watt Antec DF-30 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-3670k Club 3D 7950 Royal King Kingston HyperX Genesis Seagate Barracuda 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
LG Internal 24x DVD-Writer, OEM Windows 7 Ultimate Antec HCG-520M Silverstone SG01-s 
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post #6 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draven73 View Post

lol looks like we should just sub each other so yea I'm subbed thumb.gif
indeed!
"Black & Red"
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V Formula Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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"Black & Red"
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V Formula Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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post #7 of 37
Thread Starter 
UPDATE:

(a few more pictures for your pleasure biggrin.gif )

Here are all the components that i have now in one group pic:



RAM and SSD:



Cooling and ASUS ODD:



PSU and HDD: (i am aware the PSU is an Overkill, but i want the flexibility of going to a dual GPU Setup, even if its not now. and it will be useful in future builds since most components won't use as much W as the 480's or prior)



GPU and Elegant CPU Package:



I just couldn't take any more, i had to unbox something: (The new RAM Smell...)



One last Picture: (so i'm just missing obviously the case and the Motherboard, should be here in a couple of days or so)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
btw, are these little bumps on the IHS going to affect something or am i just being too picky?


Hope you have enjoyed this small update smile.gif
"Black & Red"
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V Formula Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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"Black & Red"
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V Formula Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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post #8 of 37
Thread Starter 
Edit:
Index added to original post.
Edited by RKTGX95 - 7/29/12 at 2:16pm
"Black & Red"
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V Formula Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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"Black & Red"
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Intel i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V Formula Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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post #9 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by RKTGX95 View Post

INCOMING UPDATE: (i will edit later)
i have just received a phone call from my retailer, the Motherboard has arrived.
wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif
so im going to pick it up today which means an update is incoming.
btw, can anyone suggest how to do the motherboard box bench (i.e. external build) with an ALC Cooler? (like the Kuhler 920 that i have)
(or should i but a cheap heatsink for that? (with the push pins. i will still buy one for my old pc that my dad will take to replace his)


Can't wait to see it, and as for the second part I have never done it myself so I can't help you there sorry tongue.gif

Nightmare
(12 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K Maximus V Formula Z77 AMD Radeon 6990 G.SKILL Ripjaw X 8gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 640gig ASUS DRW-24B1ST XSPC Raystorm CPU Block, 2 EX 240 Rads, Koolanc... Win 7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
IPS231P-BN x5 Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition Seasonic X 1250 Watt NZXT Phantom Red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 3.4 Gigabyte 990 FXA-UD3 Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8gig DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Carviar Black 640gig ASUS DRW-24B1ST CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Gateway 22" 1680x1050 Coolermaster 660 Watt Antec DF-30 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-3670k Club 3D 7950 Royal King Kingston HyperX Genesis Seagate Barracuda 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
LG Internal 24x DVD-Writer, OEM Windows 7 Ultimate Antec HCG-520M Silverstone SG01-s 
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Nightmare
(12 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K Maximus V Formula Z77 AMD Radeon 6990 G.SKILL Ripjaw X 8gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 640gig ASUS DRW-24B1ST XSPC Raystorm CPU Block, 2 EX 240 Rads, Koolanc... Win 7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
IPS231P-BN x5 Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition Seasonic X 1250 Watt NZXT Phantom Red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 3.4 Gigabyte 990 FXA-UD3 Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8gig DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Carviar Black 640gig ASUS DRW-24B1ST CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Gateway 22" 1680x1050 Coolermaster 660 Watt Antec DF-30 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-3670k Club 3D 7950 Royal King Kingston HyperX Genesis Seagate Barracuda 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
LG Internal 24x DVD-Writer, OEM Windows 7 Ultimate Antec HCG-520M Silverstone SG01-s 
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post #10 of 37
Thread Starter 
(Major) UPDATE:


The Formula is HERE!!!
wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
(Since i have just finished watching the LOTR again a few hours ago than you can guess the phrase i want to say now)


HERE ARE THE PICTURES: (sorry for the bad quality on some of those, i was shaking a bit from the excitement. let alone first build ever)
Still using phone, which if done right can produce good pics.

wheee.gif

wheee.gif

wheee.gif

wheee.gif

drool.gif




A little something that i was disappointed about is that the ROG Sticker (not the one in the Driver CD, the big one) is only included in the ThunderFX version. (i.e. this , its the big one in the middle-right. not my picture)




damn, i guess you can see why i am so shaky biggrin.gif . (energy drink)


The new motherboard smell, i love it for some reason biggrin.gif (and pretty much every other new pc component smell so far)




Yeah, i haven't removed the film yet. you'll see the explanation for this a bit later.




This is the Holy Book of my (upcoming) PC tongue.gif



This picture concludes the most stressful part in my build and its over. (i'm sure you remember from your first build ever, or experiencing it with your current. i am very afraid that i might have bent a pin)

(btw, is that little bump on the IHS going to affect the cooling or am i just being a bit paranoid?)

Here is where i'm starting to run out of sunlight. (we will notice this without the notice, but still just a warning)


My sad story begins here:
To my surprise, there was no 95% Alcohol in my house (for TIM cleaning, there was 70% but its too watery) so my external build test bench, i.e. the post check is delayed till tomorrow sad-smiley-002.gif (which is why the film on the ROG Eye is not removed)
So its back to the box with the CPU installed. (it is safe right?)


So because i had nothing really to do (the case comes tomorrow too), i compared the new with the old (the old is what uploaded this post)



(btw, if you would like to see a few pics of my old/current rig say so. i have a few pics of it somewhere)


Then i noticed how sad my RAM is from the delay:


Just look how sad the RAM is. Just lying there, crying quietly in the inside.


i just couldn't do this to my poor RAM, so i gave it a little treat:






Okay, back to the big box. frown.gif (the RAM is also back in the packaging)


if you can notice it, the box is on top of my current computer, which means that my precious (the LOTR reference ) is less than half a meter beside me





And thus ends my first real (and a bit disappointing to me) update. (more tomorrow smile.gif )
Edited by RKTGX95 - 7/29/12 at 2:20pm
"Black & Red"
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V Formula Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950Mhz Edition G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ASUS DRW-24B3ST DVD Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
PowerCase
Corsair AX 750 Corsair C70 
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