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"Mastodon"
Intel Gaming/Work Rig

Welcome to my Build Log. This is my first build and I'd like to believe I've come very far from when it was first conceived in my English Class. This is an Intel Based Gaming and Working Rig, designed for work in programs such as AUTOCAD, Sony Vegas 11, and high-fidelity games.

Parts :
-Intel i7 3770k Processor, 1155 Socket, Hoping to OC to 4.7 GHz
-MicroStar International (MSI) GD-65 Z77 Series Motherboard
-G.Skill Ripjaws Z RAM, 16GB @ 2133MHz
-OCZ Vector 256GB Solid-State-Drive
-Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Hard Drive (7200RPM w/64MB Cache)
-Corsair 650D Aluminum Case
-ASUS 24X Blu-Ray Optical Drive
-Corsair AX850 Gold Series Power Supply Unit
-ASUS VS-248H-P Full 1080P Monitor
-Sapphire Tech AMD 7950 3GB (384-Bit Bus) 100352-3L
-XSPC Raystorm 750 Pump/Resevoir Kit
-XSPC Raystorm CPU Block
-XSPC RX240 Radiator


I've already ordered the parts and thanks to Amazons Shipping I was able to get them relatively fast with free shipping. Go Amazon!
Pictures :
First Set of Parts, CPU, PSU, ODD, Monitor

American Flag in the background isn't big enough...

4 Cores of Pure power coupled with 8 threads... Mother of god I'm going to Destroy Vegas this round <3

Overall Shot #1

Overall Shot #2


First Set of Parts w/Drives

Body Shot.

Western Digital, 2TB Drive

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD

Another Body Shot

The Case and Its Glory...

I can't tell which I love more, this case or My Freedom....

Better Airflow to the GPU/MOBO this way

Removed the HDD Cages

Closed Left-Side Cage

Rear I/O Area... Mother of god

More Pictures! Hooray!

HDD Cage with my two beauties

MOBO/RAM/GPU

Some more pics

Hey who doesn't love pictures?

I know I love me some pictures

Dat Graphics

Overclocking guide? Please, I have you guys.

MOBO

Mobo I/O

MOBO Parts

The i7's new home...

How many sockets kids?

One socket! Ahahah! Two Socket, Ahahah!


How cute, they're cuddling

You know, the REAAAAAL REASON I bought this computer. CASE BADGES!

Hey Look I didn't break the RAM yet

Yay The RAM's in!

Intel Stock cooler... *Shivers*

850 Watts of Power. Hehehehehehuehuehue

Another Case Badge! Hooray!

PSU/MOBO Setup

Windows 7 Installing... slowly... and painfully

Another MOBO picture...

Edited by cards525 - 4/6/13 at 3:56pm
 
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Awwwwh Yea Indeed.

Will post more pics when the parts arrive. Lookin forward to having to bleed for this machine... totally frown.gif
 
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Anxious to see how this turns out
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As am I....

Found an old Sketch that I was going to have Vinyl Printed. Think its worth it?

I was going to have it cover the AX850 Logo on the PSU. Kinda conflicts with the blue theme I set smile.gif
(It would cover it in a way that I could remove it readily should I need to. IE : Sticky Pads...)

 
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Originally Posted by cards525 View Post

As am I....

Found an old Sketch that I was going to have Vinyl Printed. Think its worth it?

I was going to have it cover the AX850 Logo on the PSU. Kinda conflicts with the blue theme I set smile.gif
(It would cover it in a way that I could remove it readily should I need to. IE : Sticky Pads...)


If it would be visible, I say do it!
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Originally Posted by cards525 View Post


(It would cover it in a way that I could remove it readily should I need to. IE : Sticky Pads...)

Not 100% sure if your PSU has a sticker or not, if it's a sticker, peel it off and use Eucalyptus oil to remove any residue left behind.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Demoscraft View Post

Not 100% sure if your PSU has a sticker or not, if it's a sticker, peel it off and use Eucalyptus oil to remove any residue left behind.

Can't, that voids the warranty.

And it does come with a sticker, Dimensions roughly 12CM X 2.8Cm

Corsair's warranty is void if the sticker is removed, however if I cover it up, it is still under warranty..

Edit : Because I post like a 12 year old
 
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Updates! Got the MOBO today, check first post for pictures tongue.gif
 
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any updates? biggrin.gif
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