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So, Lets start with a little about me.
I've never spent more than $300 on computer parts at a time (Biggest purchase was a GTX470 when they first launched). But now I feel inadequate....I need to catch up with technology. So when Haswell is launched, I'll be all over that. So this is really my first full build.

Here's my idea : Contemporary colors, black and Silver.

- The window will be extended to a square.
Decided to just get a HAF 932 windowed side panel.

- White sleeving

- Motherboard heatsinks MIGHT be painted white.

- LEDs will accent the inside

- Fans will be painted white

- I need some more ideas as to how to make this look cool without breaking the bank....

Scrapped Ideas :

- Water cooling, too expensive

- White & Black theme, 100X easier to do silver

- Case Painting, honestly I don't like the case enough to justify the cost (I want a 900D)


If you like the idea, please subscribe ^^. Many pictures and videos will follow.


Step 1 : disassemble Haf X (Done)
Step 2 : Find a name (Done)
Step 3 : Get components (In The Progress)
Step 4 : Get sleeving


Parts list :
Cooler Master Haf X
(2) ASUS Direct CU II 7970
(2) Samsung 840 Pro 128Gb SSD
Monoprice 1440p Monitor
Haf 932 Windowed Side Panel
Corsair AX860
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB 2133 9-11-11
Intel I7 4770K
Gigabyte G1. Sniper 5
Edited by TehOnlyMITTENS - 7/11/13 at 10:17am
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6 Cell Li-ion 5200mah SteelSeries Sensei 
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Samsung SyncMaster 2233sw 21.5" 1920x1080 Gateway HD2200 24" 1680x1050 Generic ASUS Corsair TX750 
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Why not go white and blue? Something like this: http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=48309
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Why not go white and blue? Something like this: http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=48309


The build in that link is quite sexy, I must say! A lot of attention to detail in the accents. It really makes blue and white look classy. So, +1 for blue and white. thumb.gif
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The build in that link is quite sexy, I must say! A lot of attention to detail in the accents. It really makes blue and white look classy. So, +1 for blue and white. thumb.gif

Yeah it looks really good doesn't it? I want my build to look like that at some point!
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Yeah it looks really good doesn't it? I want my build to look like that at some point!


That is very similar to what I will be doing with my current build, except it will be green and white. thumb.gif
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That is very similar to what I will be doing with my current build, except it will be green and white. thumb.gif

Honestly can't wait to see the outcome!
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The build in that link is quite sexy, I must say! A lot of attention to detail in the accents. It really makes blue and white look classy. So, +1 for blue and white. thumb.gif

*As I wipe away the drool* Baby blue and white never looked so good. I love how the coolant is a perfect match for those mobo accents.
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You guys are tearing me apart. I'm all dead set on black and white, then you bring blue into the mix tongue.gif . I think I'll keep the black and white though, seeing as tons of builds already have that theme. We'll see what happens down the line rolleyes.gif
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You guys are tearing me apart. I'm all dead set on black and white, then you bring blue into the mix tongue.gif . I think I'll keep the black and white though, seeing as tons of builds already have that theme. We'll see what happens down the line rolleyes.gif


Nothing wrong with sticking with your guy bud, it is YOUR build after all. That being said, you gotta love when people like Mhyles go out of their way to find a solid build like that to offer advice/ideas for a new build. thumb.gif
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You guys are tearing me apart. I'm all dead set on black and white, then you bring blue into the mix tongue.gif . I think I'll keep the black and white though, seeing as tons of builds already have that theme. We'll see what happens down the line rolleyes.gif

I've been wanting to do a storm trooper look for ages! Either way, both could look equally as sexy biggrin.gif
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