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Welcome to the Green Fiend build log. wave2.gif Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy. thumbsupsmiley.png

Background of the build is I was a console gamer with little to no PC gaming experience up until Spring of 2012. After a few months of playing BF3 on xbox and developing an incredible passion to enhance my gaming experience. I researched into gaming PC's, learned about the enthusiast side of things which lead me to overclocking... which is when I found OCN. Originally I got handed down an athlon dual core system which I upgraded with 4gb of 1333 ddr3 ram and an asus gtx 550ti which played me BF3 on low settings at playable fps for a few months. Then after obtaining my tax return I blew every last cent I had to spend building the original rig. I recycled my hard drives, video card and ram from the old system and bought myself the updated AMD platform and the NZXT phantom 410 along with all the fans needed to fill all the slots (I couldn't dare have an empty fan slot lol) It ended up costing around $750 CND and I had built the computer I'd been dying for. I blame OCN for making me care so much what my computer looks like tongue.gif A couple build showcase threads around here really got me focused on the aesthetics of computer building. As you can see along the rough timeline of photos below, the build only grew from then on.

SPECS
Case: NZXT Phantom 410
Mobo: Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 rev 3
CPU: AMD FX 6300
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo push pull
RAM: Mushkin Stealth 8gb
GPU: ASUS Radeon R9 290
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W
Storage: 120GB Samsung SSD for OS, 120GB Kingston SSD for games, 640GB WD Caviar Black for media storage.
Disk drives: External LG multi drive
Monitor: 24" BenQ GL2450
Fans/Accessories: NZXT 2M Green LED kit, Cooler Master Sickle Flow 120mm Green led x5, Bitfenix Spectre 140mm green led x2
Audio: Audio-Technica ATR-2500 USB Condenser microphone, Sennheiser HD518, Panasonic SA-HE100 Receiver
Peripherals:Ducky DK1008 MX Blue OCN edition, Mionix Naos 8200, Mionix Propus 380
Mods: Extra windows mod, OCN flame mod, Fully sleeved PSU, replaced power/hdd indicator led's from blue to green
Timeline of photos from beginning to current (Click to show)

Before I did my little paintjob of the side panel.



I really disliked the green and blue mix of colours going on.

Finally realized to take the hard drive bay out since I didnt need it. tongue.gif

Got my first taste of liquid cooling even though it was a simple installation with no maintenance hehe smile.gif

Led swap, it was bugging me for a long time...

Repositioned the rad to what I feel to be a better place


I LOVE GREEN!! biggrin.gif muahaha




















Hope to hear some good feedback and advice for future changes smile.gif

Thanks guys,
InsideJob
Edited by InsideJob - 6/25/14 at 8:08am
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Practice run on sleeving with my existing PSU.

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Just placed the order on one of these smile.gif Sleeving will begin as soon as I get it tongue.gif
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Pic I found that I hadn't uploaded



Tool box I put together today for doing work on the rig smile.gif
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you kind sir have a sub
 
Marylin
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus cheap ass motherboard gtx 670 ftw corsair vengence 8 gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
corsiar force 3 light on coolermaster hyper evo windows 7 
CaseMouseAudio
phantom 410 modified rat 7 1 million dollor souround system sometimes when... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p77 evga 670ftw corsair vengance  
CoolingOS
liquid cooling  windows 7 
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Marylin
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i5 2500k asus cheap ass motherboard gtx 670 ftw corsair vengence 8 gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
corsiar force 3 light on coolermaster hyper evo windows 7 
CaseMouseAudio
phantom 410 modified rat 7 1 million dollor souround system sometimes when... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p77 evga 670ftw corsair vengance  
CoolingOS
liquid cooling  windows 7 
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You sir will have some nice pictures to look at in the near future tongue.gifbiggrin.gif
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why thank you sir and can you put the specs in the thread and is a 440 psu to small
 
Marylin
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus cheap ass motherboard gtx 670 ftw corsair vengence 8 gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
corsiar force 3 light on coolermaster hyper evo windows 7 
CaseMouseAudio
phantom 410 modified rat 7 1 million dollor souround system sometimes when... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p77 evga 670ftw corsair vengance  
CoolingOS
liquid cooling  windows 7 
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Marylin
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus cheap ass motherboard gtx 670 ftw corsair vengence 8 gigs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
corsiar force 3 light on coolermaster hyper evo windows 7 
CaseMouseAudio
phantom 410 modified rat 7 1 million dollor souround system sometimes when... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p77 evga 670ftw corsair vengance  
CoolingOS
liquid cooling  windows 7 
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MOVED
Edited by InsideJob - 11/4/12 at 8:18am
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this I want to see, tell me how the antec kuhler does with your 960t when complete thumb.gif
Crunch Pro
(27 items)
 
Archbook
(14 items)
 
Arch Server
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i5 2500k @ 4.6 GHz [ASRock] z77e-itx [MSI] Radeon HD 7950 TF3 edition [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC 12... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[WD] Caviar Blue 1TB [WD] Caviar Green 2TB  [Patriot] Pyro 60GB SSD [Sandisk] 16GB mSata SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[Asus] slim external DVD RW [Antec] Kuhler h2o 620 [Cougar] 12CM PWM fan [Cougar] 12CM fan 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
[Cougar] 14CM fan [Noctua] NF-F12 PWM fan Crunchbang 11 x64 w/ Openbox [Westinghouse] L2610NW 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[HP] 2310m [Rosewill] RK-9100 w/ Cherry MX blues [PCP&C] Silencer MK II 750w PSU [Bitfenix] Prodigy black 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
[M$] Comfort 4500 [Onkyo] TX-SR313 receiver [KLH] Center and rear speakers [Realistic] MC-1000 front speakers 
AudioAudioOther
[Insignia] Rocketboost subwoofer [Sennheiser] HD 202 [Bitfenix] BFC-PRO-300-KOFNA-RP soft touch fron... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] Core 2 Duo SU7300 [Lenovo] 01965FU [Intel] GMA 4500MHD  [Samsung] 2GB DDR3 1066 PC3-8500F 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
[Patriot Memory] 2GB DDR3 1066 PC3-8500F [OCZ] agility 3 120GB SATA III SSD stock Arch Linux x64 w/ i3 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
integrated 13.3" monitor integrated + Poker II w/ Cherry MX Blacks [Lenovo] thinkpad edge 13 shell integrated mouse pad, trackpoint 
AudioOther
integrated [Targus] PAUM01U micro mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i3 2100 [ECS] h61h2-m2 [Intel] HD 2000 [Patriot Memory] Gamer 2 8GB ( 2 x 4GB ) DDR3 @... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
[Seagate] 1TB 7200 RPM [Lexar] 4GB Flash Drive ( OS ) [Intel] Stock Arch Linux x64 
PowerCaseOtherOther
[Ultra] 500W PSU [NZXT] Gamma [Generic] Sata Hotswap bay [HighPoint] Rocket 620 
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Crunch Pro
(27 items)
 
Archbook
(14 items)
 
Arch Server
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i5 2500k @ 4.6 GHz [ASRock] z77e-itx [MSI] Radeon HD 7950 TF3 edition [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC 12... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[WD] Caviar Blue 1TB [WD] Caviar Green 2TB  [Patriot] Pyro 60GB SSD [Sandisk] 16GB mSata SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[Asus] slim external DVD RW [Antec] Kuhler h2o 620 [Cougar] 12CM PWM fan [Cougar] 12CM fan 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
[Cougar] 14CM fan [Noctua] NF-F12 PWM fan Crunchbang 11 x64 w/ Openbox [Westinghouse] L2610NW 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[HP] 2310m [Rosewill] RK-9100 w/ Cherry MX blues [PCP&C] Silencer MK II 750w PSU [Bitfenix] Prodigy black 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
[M$] Comfort 4500 [Onkyo] TX-SR313 receiver [KLH] Center and rear speakers [Realistic] MC-1000 front speakers 
AudioAudioOther
[Insignia] Rocketboost subwoofer [Sennheiser] HD 202 [Bitfenix] BFC-PRO-300-KOFNA-RP soft touch fron... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] Core 2 Duo SU7300 [Lenovo] 01965FU [Intel] GMA 4500MHD  [Samsung] 2GB DDR3 1066 PC3-8500F 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
[Patriot Memory] 2GB DDR3 1066 PC3-8500F [OCZ] agility 3 120GB SATA III SSD stock Arch Linux x64 w/ i3 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
integrated 13.3" monitor integrated + Poker II w/ Cherry MX Blacks [Lenovo] thinkpad edge 13 shell integrated mouse pad, trackpoint 
AudioOther
integrated [Targus] PAUM01U micro mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i3 2100 [ECS] h61h2-m2 [Intel] HD 2000 [Patriot Memory] Gamer 2 8GB ( 2 x 4GB ) DDR3 @... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
[Seagate] 1TB 7200 RPM [Lexar] 4GB Flash Drive ( OS ) [Intel] Stock Arch Linux x64 
PowerCaseOtherOther
[Ultra] 500W PSU [NZXT] Gamma [Generic] Sata Hotswap bay [HighPoint] Rocket 620 
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post #10 of 375
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Kuhler is on the 960 since I got the cooler. Has been performing adequate at best, the smaller rad must have a huge performance hit on the cooler considering I got the 620 for $45 CND and the 920 was and still is around $110. That price difference is a bit nuts if you ask me, but my budget didn't allow me to get the 920 as would have been the better purchase. I would say the 620 performs equal to a high end air cooler.
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