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Hey all, I bought this case for a new build for my bedroom pc. I really wanted to take my timeand do it allright.

Being that the case is so new, people have not had a whole lot of time to build and post mods but it is good to see it starting.

OK, so the case I bought the steal black version of this case with the windowed side panles. I'm going strip it and go with a high grade mate black finish for the inside. I think the drive cage will be painted blue to match the color of the raditors.

Again this is a new build that I'm in no rush to finish as my current system rocks, this is kind of liberating as I can go slowly and do it all right.

ok so what I have so far is:

case: Thermaltake Morzart TX-steal, black with windows
motherboard: ASUS M2N32-SLI DLX WIFI AM2
Power supply: PSU KINWIN|ABT-600MA1W 600W
WC pumps : 2 SWIFTECH|MCP655
Radiators: 2 Danger Den Black Ice Xtreme II Dual 120mm Radiator (Blue) w/ Customizable Fittings
Fans: 10 120MM FAN|AEROCOOL XtremeTurbine-SV ( trashing the Holloween fans)


I am going to have two compleatly independant cooling loops, using swiftech/dangerden componets. One for the CPU/raptor raid and one for two sli cards not sure if those will be 7900gtx's or 8800's as 2 8800's would require 4 PCI 6pins for power but eaither way I will have a loop for them.
I really like the fact that there are the pass throughs of the plate the mother board mounts too. I will not be installing a mini-atx MB in the case but rather using the area for two swifteck pumps.

the TX is square from above, this is a perfect place for a Xbox 360 or a PS3. I have a 360 with a gloss black, full coverage decal kit with an exploding blue sun on it.http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/4,3952.htm looks sweet and looks even sweeter on top to the TX . another thing that you can do is get the xsata http://us.codejunkies.com/news_revie...r=0&l=&s=8&p=8 connector for you 360 and run in into the sata drive input in the top left hand corner this allows you to share data between the 360 and your TX.

So I need to figure out my color sceam and tubing and just about everything but I'm really stoked about this build and I hope to have many pics as my build progresses.

This will be my first case mod. I have built many PC's but never modified the case the way I plan on doing with this one. If anyone is or has done this case please drop me a PM. I would love to see what you have done.
let me know what you think so far of my plan and please, any suggestions would be awesome.
    
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ah i see your moved your thread !

haha, same as previous time, good luck
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I was thinking about switching out my mother board. I don't even have the CPU yet it was going to be a 5200+ or something simular I would be willing to stick with the Asus M2N32-SLI board but the new Evga http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009
Looks really sweet. I could make the switch and it would mean getting the CD2 chip wich is a bouns. I think I would then upgrade my current Armor rig with the Asus board so I would not be wasting money.

ok sorry to run on. what do you think? should I stick with the Asus M2N32-SLI wich I have not even opened yet or should I pay $260 for the Evga board?

and yes in case you are wondering I do know that I'm lucky to be able to have these types of problems in the first place.
    
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hmm, i'm not real good in the brands of the mobo's but EVGA doesn't sounds familiar to me....

Asus, DFI, MSI, Gigabyte (have real bad experiences with those) are more the boards you see people have here.....

and when you say DFI, they all say HELL YEAH ! that's the best there is for overclocking... (even if it's damn ugly imo ). myself, i'm gonna go with asus. strong boards, lots of capabilities and seems to work always
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Thanks for the reply! Evga has a pretty good name in the Video card area this is there first MB I belive but I have read some reviews and people are liking it.

I really am leaning twords the 680i chip set as I will use SLI and the 3 PCI express X16 slot are a big plus. the is an asus strikerhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131074 board out that is all that I want but it has a hefty price tag $400! I don't want to be on the bleeding edge of everything but I would like to not build a system that will soon be out of date.
    
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Thanks for the reply! Evga has a pretty good name in the Video card area this is there first MB I belive but I have read some reviews and people are liking it.

I really am leaning twords the 680i chip set as I will use SLI and the 3 PCI express X16 slot are a big plus. the is an asus striker http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131074 board out that is all that I want but it has a hefty price tag $400! I don't want to be on the bleeding edge of everything but I would like to not build a system that will soon be out of date.
ok, but if you want the best overclocking capabilitys then go DFI ! or you just want a fast rig then just go whatever suits you

oh btw the rig you now have isn't even outdated ! if you want outdated you have to look @ my hardware and that's not even bad... look at the F.E.A.R. extraction point thread in PC Games
post #7 of 18
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OK I'm going to bite the cost and by the striker when they get it in stock.
Thanks for all the good feed back though. This new build is going to smoke.
    
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ok I have
WC pumps : 2 SWIFTECH|MCP655
Radiators: 2 Danger Den Black Ice Xtreme II Dual 120mm Radiator (Blue) w/ Customizable Fittings

what is the best water block on the market for a c2d right now?
    
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also should I be looking at getting a chip set water block for the striker mobo as it seems to have quite a lot of heat pipes going on.
    
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post #10 of 18
as far as i can remember 2 pumps wouldn't even make much different but will only lead on a waste of money....


if you got a big bidget why don't you do phase change ? check this forum cause there are some guys who get -50 + degrees on there rig
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