Originally Posted by Aussie Grandad
The `problem` i have is that now that the gf is gaining intrest an confidence in the idea of me building a comp. she`s doing a lot more reading and research herself.
Things like watercooling (which i`ve talked myself out of for now), black/red themed builds (she loves red anything) cable sleeving wire managment etc...
Its very hard to resist temptation when she says it only this much more if we get this mobo or y dont we watercool...
The budget is flexabile enuff (self imposed at 1500 mainly to gain her aproval) so can be adjusted some...
I havent really been looking at colour themed build...
Any suggestions on mobo etc for a black/red theme, without going over top price wise? (asrock fatalty mby?)
This also opens up case options more-(before it was no i like that phantom one)...?
As i dont know how to sleeve what would be easier-modular power or just use extensions? does this change any of ur recomanditions for the psu...?
I like the idea of a black/red theme myself, and if i can build something that not only works but looks good to well then i can be even prouder of mysekf at the end lol...so didnt require much talking into that idea-as kong as dosent add large amounts to price...
The Antec HCG line of PSU has a nice red/black theme
, for the Mobo red/black your choices really go down to the fatality series of some of the more expensive ASUS boards.
Sleeving is fairly simple and can be done with a hair dryier if need be, you just need a decent sleeving
kit, yo can also get spereate parts and get different colours for different things and let her have more fun
doing it for you.
Also tell her if anything goes wrong with the WC she'll have to let you build a second rig and anything happens.
*edit* quick video
on sleeving to show how simple it is.Edited by Junkboy - 10/28/12 at 12:06am