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Subbing to this one. smile.gif Ron, you're going to love the Phanteks cooler. I bought some of their 120mm case fans and they are awesome. They move lots of air and they are extremely quiet. I'm look forward to seeing your build log get up and running. drum.gif
Cool. I am dying to get some of the other stuff out ofthe way and begin building Friday I hope. Thanks.
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Be careful with your Phanteks cooler. On the one I bought, I couldn't fit in so that the fans below horizontally because of having a video card in slot 1 on my Asrock board. I could fit in where fans blew vertically, but it still actually touched the video card and applied just a little pressure on it.

It may have been just how tight on space the AE11 board is, but I ended up switching it out for a smaller cooler.

LOL, Damn that sucker is big ! I have to do the unboxing yet on it. Thanks for the heads up. I plan to SLI with the ASRock but we will see. No worries though as I will be moving to a water cooled build with a new board and AIR coolers will not be an issue.
post #13 of 65
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Okay here is the gang of parts all together for a photo before they go into the SM8.



Oh and they each asked for solo portrait shots as well.









post #14 of 65
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My NZXT Hale90 1000W Power Supply died. Sent it back to NZXT excellent and fast warranty response. Simple process. But now don't want to wait for the return. So temporarily at least looks like I will have to rely on the understudy. To bad it is not white. I guess I will have to suffer :-)

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Wow Ron! Lots of yum yum hardware you have there. I'm slobbering over your GTX 680 drool.gif I have the 3770k and AX1200i as well. I have yet to set either one up, I'm still waiting for EK to release a full board block for the Maximus V Extreme.I know what you mean about having a white PSU, I have a white gloss T10 so, I had my AX1200i powdercoated white gloss to match up with the case. I'll post up some pics when I get home from work later this evening. smile.gif Oh, I forgot to ask you what you did with your STH10, you still have it?
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I may use some Vinyl wrap on the PSU. I need to look around. I still have my STH10. It is my main system I game , and do my video editing on. Still loving it !
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Epic case. Gonna be watching this.
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post #18 of 65
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The build begins. Time to mount the i7-3770K , DOMINATOR RAM , and the Phanteks CPU Cooler on the Z77 ASRock OC Formula Motherboard.




The Dominator Platinum was too tall to fit under the Phanteks.


Plan B. Luckily I had some GSKill Sniper 1600 on hand. Will use the Dominator for the water cooled build.
Edited by Ronsanut - 10/15/12 at 5:43pm
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I used to spread the TIM, but now I use the line or small pea size method for applying thermal compound and let the heat sink / block do the rest. I use MX4.
Edited by Ronsanut - 10/15/12 at 5:48pm
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I used to spread the TIM, but now I use the line or small pea size method for applying thermal compound and let the heat sink / block do the rest. I use MX4.
Yup. Why spread it when you can let the block/heatsink do it for you? thumb.gif
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