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this build is my christmas present for this year I have been planning this out since november and I am happy to finally be able to start building this thing. my main goal is to create a fast workstation that will also perform well while folding and gaming on my spare time so here's my parts list:


Core i7-3930K
Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4
16GB G. Skill Ares DDR3-1866 CL9
MSI Radeon 6950 (unlocked reference card)
assorted old drives in raid 0
OCZ ZT-650W
DVD/CD combo drive
Corsair C70 gunmetal black
Corsair H100 cooler
4x corsair SP120 fans
6x blue led silenx case fans
sunbeam fan controller
blue led strips
post #2 of 11
Have you bought any of these pieces? If not, I'd recommend switching the GPU out for a newer one, perhaps a Keplar or 7xxx series card. If not, it'll still be an awesome build. smile.gif
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i7 2600k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Sapphire 290 Tri-x 4GB OC CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 520 120 GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD LG Blu-Ray Lightscribe Combo Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech H320 (CPU only) Windows 7 Ultimate 27" Shimian 1440p Monitor 1000W Corsair PSU 
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800D custom painted and fixed up! 15 year old Microsoft Custom Minecraft Mousepad Logitech 2.1 Speakers (wub wubbity wub wub) 
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Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Blackbone 
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AMD Sempron 145 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 4x MSI GTX 750 Ti 6 GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB Seagate Barracuda Stock Windows 7 LG 20" 900p display 
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Already bought the gpu from kyismaster my gpu budget was only like $150 but I got it for $160 and its cores are unlocked so its basically a 6970
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Already bought the gpu from kyismaster my gpu budget was only like $150 but I got it for $160 and its cores are unlocked so its basically a 6970

reference is best tongue.gif

Wish I could have found you something better. but everything is 200+ lol

eventually you can sell that 6950 and upgrade though, so its no problem.
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Hey u gave me a good deal i dont regret buying the card and it does what i need it to do and btw got my mobo like an hour ago so here it is it supports quad sli and it has a bijillion sata ports it was pretty cheap too only $260
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Got everything else in here's pics i'll start building tomorrow

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Got everything else in here's pics i'll start building tomorrow


let me know if you need any thermal paste lol, you can have my 2.5g tube of AS5

nice psu, i was planning to get it, tell me how it runs.
Edited by kyismaster - 1/4/13 at 8:26pm
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Heres the mobo, cpu, and ram in my case everything looks good for now cant wait to get it up and running tonight
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Heres the mobo, cpu, and ram in my case everything looks good for now cant wait to get it up and running tonight

more ram! biggrin.gif
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let me know if you need any thermal paste lol, you can have my 2.5g tube of AS5
nice psu, i was planning to get it, tell me how it runs.
The psu runs great although its a little bit of a stretch to get the 8 pin cable up to the top of my mobo when run through behind the mobo tray. im happy with it and i got it for only $70 new runs cool, no issues, fully modular
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