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Project Black Toxicity


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This is a build for a friend of mine that was in dire need of an upgrade. The entire build was centered around the theme of matte black with accents of white, and the obvious green glow from the cathodes biggrin.gif. Turned out to be one of the best looking, and most fun, builds I've done. Enjoy the pics!


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Parts:
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.2 GHz
  • Motherboard: MSI Z77 Mpower
  • RAM: Corsair Vengence LP 2x8GB (16GB) DDR3-1600
  • GPU: MSI GTX 660 Ti PE/OC
  • Case: Silverstone Temjin TJ04-BW
  • PSU: Seasonic MII12 620W
  • CPU Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
  • SSD: Samsung 830 128GB
  • HDD's: 2x Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX
  • Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DX
  • Fans: 5x Swiftech Helix 120mm's
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


Mods:
  1. Sleeving
    • Front panel LED/power/reset cables
    • HD Audio front panel cable
    • 24-pin/2x 6-pin/8-pin extensions (saves overall sleeving and warranty vs full PSU sleeving)
    • 3x cathode wires
    • 2x switches for cathode inverters
    • Floppy power extension (for Xonar DX)
    • 5x Fan wires
    • Multiple different molex to 3-pin adapters
    • 1x 3-pin y-splitter
  2. Cable management is a given. smile.gif
  3. Mildly overclock i7 2600K from 3.4 GHz to 4.2 GHz.
  4. Replace fan screws with #8-32 screws & nuts, using snap caps on visible ones (hate the self-tapping screws that chew into the fans).
  5. Fix Silverstone's broken window holding system. They use extremely tiny washers to hold the window in place (picture here), had to buy #6 x 9/16" fender washers so the window wouldn't pop out.

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ASUS VE258Q 25" LED Corsair K70 RGB (Cherry MX Red's) Corsair HX750 Silverstone TJ04-E w/ Window 
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Finished Pics


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ASUS VE258Q 25" LED Corsair K70 RGB (Cherry MX Red's) Corsair HX750 Silverstone TJ04-E w/ Window 
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ASUS VE258Q 25" LED Corsair K70 RGB (Cherry MX Red's) Corsair HX750 Silverstone TJ04-E w/ Window 
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Logitech G5 v1 X-ray Thunder 9 smooth ASUS Xonar Essence STX Numark NPM5's + Dayton SUB-1200 12" sub 
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Parts


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Intel Core i5 4690K MSI Z97 Mpower MSI GTX 770 Lightning Mushkin Blackline 2x8GB DDR3-2400 
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840 Pro 128GB + WD 640GB Black + WD 1TB Black +... Samsung SH-S203N DVD-RW Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK w/ 2x SP120's Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE258Q 25" LED Corsair K70 RGB (Cherry MX Red's) Corsair HX750 Silverstone TJ04-E w/ Window 
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Logitech G5 v1 X-ray Thunder 9 smooth ASUS Xonar Essence STX Numark NPM5's + Dayton SUB-1200 12" sub 
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840 Pro 128GB + WD 640GB Black + WD 1TB Black +... Samsung SH-S203N DVD-RW Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK w/ 2x SP120's Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE258Q 25" LED Corsair K70 RGB (Cherry MX Red's) Corsair HX750 Silverstone TJ04-E w/ Window 
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Build/Work Phase


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Intel Core i5 4690K MSI Z97 Mpower MSI GTX 770 Lightning Mushkin Blackline 2x8GB DDR3-2400 
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840 Pro 128GB + WD 640GB Black + WD 1TB Black +... Samsung SH-S203N DVD-RW Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK w/ 2x SP120's Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE258Q 25" LED Corsair K70 RGB (Cherry MX Red's) Corsair HX750 Silverstone TJ04-E w/ Window 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G5 v1 X-ray Thunder 9 smooth ASUS Xonar Essence STX Numark NPM5's + Dayton SUB-1200 12" sub 
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840 Pro 128GB + WD 640GB Black + WD 1TB Black +... Samsung SH-S203N DVD-RW Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK w/ 2x SP120's Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE258Q 25" LED Corsair K70 RGB (Cherry MX Red's) Corsair HX750 Silverstone TJ04-E w/ Window 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G5 v1 X-ray Thunder 9 smooth ASUS Xonar Essence STX Numark NPM5's + Dayton SUB-1200 12" sub 
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post #5 of 8
Looks nice and clean. Well done.
Really like that case. Looks really nice. =)
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that build looks awesome. gratz smile.gif

also which lighting kit did you use+ do those rubber pins come with the fan?
 
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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

that build looks awesome. gratz smile.gif
also which lighting kit did you use+ do those rubber pins come with the fan?

Thanks.

I used 3x 4" logisys green cold cathodes, basically just 2 of those twin packs but didn't use the 4th.

Swiftech Helix fan's come with black self-tapping screws, which I just tossed aside.
    
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ASUS VE258Q 25" LED Corsair K70 RGB (Cherry MX Red's) Corsair HX750 Silverstone TJ04-E w/ Window 
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ASUS VE258Q 25" LED Corsair K70 RGB (Cherry MX Red's) Corsair HX750 Silverstone TJ04-E w/ Window 
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As always a fantastic job well done. You didn't make a build that I haven't liked ever. great work! keep them coming , Wish I lived in the US... ;/
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