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If you are asking for a suggestion on a monitor, I myself, would go with this one here. thumb.gif

ASUS PB Series PB278Q

My bad, help for gpu suggestions as it will be temporary
   
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I'd say if it's gonna be temporary, go with a single 660 ti unless you have a solid source to resell them at a high value. And I don't see how there wouldn't be a huge drop in value after the 700/8000 lines come out.

And if the single card isn't working out (regardless of what you pick) you can always pick up a second one after you find that out.

Also, I assume you're looking at Zotac brand cards? I think a single Zotac AMP! 660 ti should get you by for 3 months or so.

FWIW, my experience with video cards is that if you're waiting for the next big line up or price drop, you'll always be waiting.
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Double post.
Edited by burniate - 1/20/13 at 3:53pm
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I'd say if it's gonna be temporary, go with a single 660 ti unless you have a solid source to resell them at a high value. And I don't see how there wouldn't be a huge drop in value after the 700/8000 lines come out.

And if the single card isn't working out (regardless of what you pick) you can always pick up a second one after you find that out.

Also, I assume you're looking at Zotac brand cards? I think a single Zotac AMP! 660 ti should get you by for 3 months or so.

FWIW, my experience with video cards is that if you're waiting for the next big line up or price drop, you'll always be waiting.

Zotac's would look nice.

If I can get some used 680's for the right price, I would light to go that route, I would lose too much when it's time to resell them.
   
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Finally home again, will begin working tomorrow.

A ton of packages were waiting for me though, after opening them all:



Geil Enhance Corsa DDR3 1600 16GB (4x4) Quad Channel with Orange HeatSinks


OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD (something tells me ima like this, wish it was bigger though)


Asus external BD Burner USB 3.0


4x 140mm Yote Loon 140CFM fans


280 Filter by Silverstone (magnetic)


Custom Etched Acrylic (looks amazing in person, great job by my source to be unnamed just in case of copyrights) (will demonstrate the effect tomorrow)


Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300w PSU





Kraken X60 AIO by NZXT




Power Switch


Harley Accessories ($80 for these ;/)


Also in but not worth a picture "yet":
Clear Acrylic Panel
Amber Acrylic Panel
3mm Amber Sleeved Led's
3mm Amber Spotlight
5 Led Lazor Light (to shine down the seem of the etched window)
3"OD Racing Pipes (these will not be used in this build anymore)
120mm COUGAR fan (rear exhaust replacement)
2'x4' Brushed Aluminum Panel (will cut this up in 3 parts tomorrow)
4x Bullet Style bolts
2tb HD by Toshiba
Windows 7 OEM
3" and 2" etching letters/numbers

cant wait to get started again tomorrow.
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Loot!

Is that 24 pin cable a custom braided job or is CM putting those in that PSU? The quality looks really good for OEM.

Also, I'm really interested in how that magnetic dust filter fits!
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Loot!

Is that 24 pin cable a custom braided job or is CM putting those in that PSU? The quality looks really good for OEM.

Also, I'm really interested in how that magnetic dust filter fits!

yup, CM has sent all my cables presleeved, too bad they dont give me the option of what color, I would like them orange, but im not going to strip these and redo the whole thing, black is ok.

filter fits on bottom of case, I need to get my holes drilled for the rad, the magnetic aspect is going to make my job easier than I thought, I was going to create a holding mechanism for it, but no need now, those magnets really hold their own, so it will be as easy as plucking it off to dust it off.

Just tested my amber LED "so called" spot light,.......its nothing more than a regular 3mm LED bulb with some fancy housing, not very happy about that, its shine is rather weak.

was going to plug in my Lazer light to test that out on the etched window, but I gotta attach the wiring to a molex first, and I dont have the tool(s) for that at the moment, bummer, should have came with a connector on it in the first place.

2 more photos of my new window:



approx placement
   
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I believe Mod/Smart sells black and orange sleeved extensions, and they're not terribly expensive.
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32 incoming photos of my progress this mid day and last night:

first thing I could do last night was to remove the front panel ports

I decided I may need the usb connectors, so I took those out

the rest of it will be tossed

did a little measuring for my 3 panels side/side/top


tested out my rad filter


it holds very well

the magnetic design

close up


then I began planning my new design for the front panel since I will be scrapping my previous design.


I will try to perform a miracle and set the power button inside of the willie skull

for a look of something like this:


front panel work began this morning:

I really wish I could get straighter lines with a dremel... but I guess that will have to do

cut completed

panel fitted in place

mounting holes


I cheated a little, ididnt need to measure here, I just used the outline of the holes that were never drilled into the backside of the front panel

holes completed

those bullet style bolts I bought, just a tad too big, my attention to detail failed me again here, they hang off the edge just a few hairs, so I will need some new bolts for the front panel, oh well


next up was to figure out just where to drill my 5" holes for the fan mount grills


with the help of no template, I had to rely on good old fashioned mathematics, I think i got it right


all in place so far

so now I could mark my grill mount holes

plan seems to be coming along well


now for some experimental cutting, never tried anything like this before

I was very nervous about this, as there wasnt any room for error because there were the only two flame cutouts I had

I first started with a grinder, using the dremel, but that was getting very hot, it didnt like the chrome. so I broke out the old strait line metal cutter and tried to work wonders, I think it came out well

sanded the edges a lil to get the rough out

did i crop this photo wrong?

both pieces done, woo

as you can see, I need to go back and grind a lil on the right piece, no biggie

front panel nearly completed

just need some sanding, some priming, some painting, and some polishing (and a few drill holes)

will update with more later on today hopefully

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Coming together well. Can't wait to see it all put together. thumb.gif
 
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