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Wasp Enterprises - ACal's CaseLabs Merlin SM8 Build (1/30/2013 Update!)

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I have been slowly piece this build together and it’s not completed yet.

Case
Merlin SM8

Motherboard/CPU
MSI Z77 MPower & i5 2500K

Memory
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB)

Storage
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Seagate 500GB Barracuda

Power Supply
OCZ 1000W ZX Series

GPU
EVGA Nvidia GTX 670 4GB (EK Water cooled)

Monitor
Asus PB278Q (Coming Soon!)
Asus PA248Q

Keyboard/Mouse
Filco Majestouch 2
Mionix Naos 5000

Audio
Astro A40 2013 Headset/MixAmp
Asus Xonar DSX Audio Card

Accessories
NZXT Hue
XSPC RayStorm D5 RX360 Cooling Kit
Corsair SP2200
Razer Ironclad Mouse Pad

This is my first water cooled build. This is my main rig used for gaming but also graphic/web design. I’m slowing working on making it a yellow/black theme build. Hence the name: Wasp Enterprises, also The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo is a great book series and movie.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
*NOTE* I know this isn't an exact start to finish build but I will post when I get my mayhem coolant and 120 radiator mount. It's more of a showcase of my system and components smile.gif



Motherboard


Update:
(Sorry about bad quality.. iPhone photos)





Edited by ACallander - 1/30/13 at 2:51pm
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Yay for another fellow SM8 owner! Subbed. thumb.gif
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ooh !! pricey parts list, wouldn't you know it ! the Asus PA has already been replaced by the PB version. I like the headgear, gotta check that out.


You know, we Merlin owners - we should make a Merlin club - what you think ? a bit clique-ish ?
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Why don't you consider using the MSI 680 Lightning? It would match the motherboard perfectly: http://msi.com/product/vga/N680GTX-Lightning.html
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Originally Posted by socketus View Post

ooh !! pricey parts list, wouldn't you know it ! the Asus PA has already been replaced by the PB version. I like the headgear, gotta check that out.


You know, we Merlin owners - we should make a Merlin club - what you think ? a bit clique-ish ?

Ya I know the PA is replaced by the PB but I got the PA at a good price smile.gif

Merlin SM8 group: http://www.overclock.net/t/1354199/merlin-sm8-case-owners-club
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I'm happy with my evga 670.. Besides it will have yellow mayhem pastel so it will have plenty of "yellow" in the veins of the card
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Why don't you consider using the MSI 680 Lightning? It would match the motherboard perfectly: http://msi.com/product/vga/N680GTX-Lightning.html
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Update:
(Sorry about bad quality.. iPhone photos)




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Don't forget to add a pic to the CaseLabs club thread smile.gif Also which coolant is that? Mayhems pastel?
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stren View Post

Don't forget to add a pic to the CaseLabs club thread smile.gif Also which coolant is that? Mayhems pastel?

Will do.. yes it's mayhem pastel sunset yellow
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Intel Core i7-3770K EVGA GTX 670 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB OCZ Vector Series 512GB 
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