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post #31 of 404
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Motherboard, Windows 7 Professional (and a free copy of Assassin's Creed 3), and the 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD are all now on order. With a little luck, Newegg might have them to me by Friday.

Now off to order the CPU block and some more Bitspower fittings.
post #32 of 404
awesome looking build how much were the 580's ?
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post #33 of 404
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awesome looking build how much were the 580's ?

New, about $700 each. You can pick them up used for about $425-$475.
post #34 of 404
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New, about $700 each. You can pick them up used for about $425-$475.

holy crap that is expensive biggrin.gif I guess you figured out they were better than buying 680's + water blocks? 3gb vram is nice...
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post #35 of 404
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holy crap that is expensive biggrin.gif I guess you figured out they were better than buying 680's + water blocks? 3gb vram is nice...

Well, I already had them from another build, so for this project, the expense was $0. wink.gif

I was, however, (and still might be) considering picking up a 3rd and going Tri-Sli.

But yeah, even a cheaper 2GB EVGA GTX 680 new is $470 a piece, and then you'd have to add another $120 for a water block.
post #36 of 404
Just paid attention to this - "Computers, Guns, Motorcycles and Hot Rods ... all can be modded, and all will drive you to the poor house." and do I totally agree with you. Nicely done Sir...
post #37 of 404
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Well, the DHL guy was partly nice to me today. While I'm still waiting for my copy of Windows 7 Pro and the 16GB of G.SKILL memory that was ordered at the same time from Newegg, they did drop off a box today with ...



New motherboard and SSD.



Yeah, there are cheaper drives out there, but it's hard to say "No" to the Samsung 840 Pro.




My cheap 10MP camera doesn't do this board justice. It is just a thing of beauty to behold in person.
post #38 of 404
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Well, I couldn't wait. I just had to see how the Z77X-UP7 looked in the gunmetal gray Switch 810. thumb.gif

Now I'm more psyched than before about this build and the color scheme.



On a side note. I measured from the top inside of the case to the edge of the motherboard, where the heat sink is, and it is 83mm. I tried to push my RX360 up there under the fan that is already installed for a quick test, and the bottom of the radiator hits, which means when I reverse the order, the fan will hit the heat sink. MAYBE I could Dremel out part of the shroud and it would clear (I mean it is so close that I ALMOST manage to wedge the radiator in, but I would have to force that heatsink down and I'm just not sure if it's work risking damage to the motherboard.

So I don't think I'll put an XSPC RX 360 with 6 fans in there. I might just have to go with 3 fans in "pull", and 2 in "push" mode. Still, coupled with that Alphacool Monsta 360 with 6 fans in "push/pull", that should still be plenty of overkill for this system.
post #39 of 404
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No pictures today (all I did was lay down a coat of white primer on the RX360 radiator that will be housed in the upper part of the Switch 810), but I will most likely take some tomorrow when I lay down the first coat of the final color ... orange ... on the upper radiator. biggrin.gif

I also installed the SeaSonic Platinum 1000 power supply and did some basic wiring, so when the memory comes in I can fire things up and make sure not of the hardware is DOA.

And speaking of colors, I'm still debating of what colors to sleeve all the cables.

I'll have to place an order with MDPC in Germany, but thinking of some combinations of gray, yellow, orange, black, and/or red.

Not sure if I want to do just 2 or 3 colors and keep all the cables using the same 2 or 3 colors, or have different colors for different cables (SATA, Power, front panel connections, etc).

I will also be doing full new cables and not just extensions.

Thoughts?




Orange




Yellow Mark II




Red




Color-X




Shade 19




Titanium Gray




Gray Mark II
post #40 of 404
Don't go too many colors. Anything more than 3 starts to look busy and messy. I would tie in that motherboard trim with some orange, titanium and black.
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