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So after a few years of waiting to upgrade, and a few months of saving. I've finally purchased a nice new system to play with. Unfortunately, I've had to send off my DSLR camera to get repaired, so there's no pictures yet, though I plan on pulling everything apart once it returns to get some nice shots as if I were just building this rig for the first time. I must say, I'm extremely happy with everything, and how smoothly it runs. There hasn't been a single game that I've come across, even Crysis, where I haven't been able to max out the settings and run it without any performance issues. Coming from a 775 system, to this 1155, everything is new to me - so there hasn't been any BIOS tweaking just yet. See how new I am? I'm still calling it a BIOS, aha. Hopefully in the coming days I learn what is what and get some things sorted out. I plan on running the CPU at 5GHz if possible, for a 24/7 setup, and I might do some suicide runs, just to see what this system is capable of; anyway, moving onto the specs.



• • • System Parts List • • •




Sleeving:
  • 24-Pin Cables
  • 8-Pin EPS Cables
  • 6-Pin GPU Cables
  • Fan Cables
  • Molex Cables
  • Lighting Cables
  • SATA Data Cables
  • SATA Power Cables
  • Motherboard Headers

Miscellaneous:


• • • List of Things To Do • • •

  • Saving and research on components.
  • Ordering system components.
  • Assembling components.
  • Initial cable management.
  • Installation and first run.
  • Initial photoshoot.
  • Overclocking and benchmarking.
  • Noise dampening.
  • Sleeved cables.
  • Lighting.
  • Secondary photoshoot.
  • Purchase a new monitor.
  • Purchase more hard drives.
  • Purchase more memory.
  • Case modding.
  • Contemplate SLi.
  • Custom water-loop.
  • Final photoshoot.

Edited by Curleyyy - 9/7/13 at 3:30am
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Intel Core i7-3770k ASUS Maximus V Gene EVGA GeForce GTX670 Superclocked+ 4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung 840 Series 250GB LG GH22NS30 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H100i Cooler Master Jetflow 120mm White LED x4 Windows 7 HP 64bit SP1 Acer 23in IPS H236HLBMID 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Corsair 650D Razer Deathadder: Black Edition 
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SteelSeries QCK+ ASUS Xonar Essence STX Audioengine A5+ White Audio Technica ATH-AD700 
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Intel Core i7-3770k ASUS Maximus V Gene EVGA GeForce GTX670 Superclocked+ 4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung 840 Series 250GB LG GH22NS30 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H100i Cooler Master Jetflow 120mm White LED x4 Windows 7 HP 64bit SP1 Acer 23in IPS H236HLBMID 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Corsair 650D Razer Deathadder: Black Edition 
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SteelSeries QCK+ ASUS Xonar Essence STX Audioengine A5+ White Audio Technica ATH-AD700 
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Edited by Curleyyy - 5/23/13 at 8:45am
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung 840 Series 250GB LG GH22NS30 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H100i Cooler Master Jetflow 120mm White LED x4 Windows 7 HP 64bit SP1 Acer 23in IPS H236HLBMID 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Corsair 650D Razer Deathadder: Black Edition 
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SteelSeries QCK+ ASUS Xonar Essence STX Audioengine A5+ White Audio Technica ATH-AD700 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung 840 Series 250GB LG GH22NS30 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H100i Cooler Master Jetflow 120mm White LED x4 Windows 7 HP 64bit SP1 Acer 23in IPS H236HLBMID 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Corsair 650D Razer Deathadder: Black Edition 
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SteelSeries QCK+ ASUS Xonar Essence STX Audioengine A5+ White Audio Technica ATH-AD700 
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Pretty close the spec of what my proposed rig will be. I look forward to seeing your mid/high end build.
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AMD FX-6100 ASUS M5A88-M GIGABYTE GTX 770 WINDFORCE 3X 4GB Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor 128M5Pro Western Digital Red LG Bluray Drive Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Acer G6 Series G226HQLBbd Logitech G710 Antec Basiq BP550 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E Anker DS-2368 Cat Riding Bacon Through Space Teinuro 2.1 Audio System 
Audio
Grado iGrado Headphones 
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AMD Athlon X2 6000+ Asus M3A78-CM XFX NVIDIA 9800GT OCZ Platinum 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
320GB OS (SATA) 500GB DATA (SATA) 320GB Media (IDE) ASUS DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Windows 7 Home Premium ViewSonic VA1716w Logitech Wireless Media Keyboard 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor 128M5Pro Western Digital Red LG Bluray Drive Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Acer G6 Series G226HQLBbd Logitech G710 Antec Basiq BP550 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E Anker DS-2368 Cat Riding Bacon Through Space Teinuro 2.1 Audio System 
Audio
Grado iGrado Headphones 
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AMD Athlon X2 6000+ Asus M3A78-CM XFX NVIDIA 9800GT OCZ Platinum 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
320GB OS (SATA) 500GB DATA (SATA) 320GB Media (IDE) ASUS DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Windows 7 Home Premium ViewSonic VA1716w Logitech Wireless Media Keyboard 
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Very nice proposed setup thumb.gif
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i7 4770k Asus ROG Maximus VI Hero AMD R9-290  AMD R9-290 
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Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133MHz 8GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB OCZ Vector 256GB WD Green 3TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Green 3TB LG BluRay Lamptron FC5 V2 Alphacool NexXxos XT45 Quad 
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Alphacool NexXxos XT45 Triple XSPC Twin D5 Bay Res  XSPC Raystorm CPU Block EK FC7970 CSQ Plexi 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
[7] Corsair SP120 Performance [6] Corsair AF120 Performance Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung S23A700D 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS235 Corsair K90 CherryMX Red Seasonic Platinum 1000W Corsair 900D 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Green 3TB LG BluRay Lamptron FC5 V2 Alphacool NexXxos XT45 Quad 
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Alphacool NexXxos XT45 Triple XSPC Twin D5 Bay Res  XSPC Raystorm CPU Block EK FC7970 CSQ Plexi 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
[7] Corsair SP120 Performance [6] Corsair AF120 Performance Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung S23A700D 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS235 Corsair K90 CherryMX Red Seasonic Platinum 1000W Corsair 900D 
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The Xonar Essence STX will of course produce better sound than the onboard sound of the Maximus V Extreme, which while better than most onboard audio solutions, should be about as good as an entry level discrete sound card. You could start with onboard sound, if you feel that you want better audio, you will be able to add a discrete card later down the road.
Edited by kifinas - 4/18/13 at 12:56am
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Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4,4GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 MSI GTX 970 Gaming G.Skill Ripjaws X 2*4GB @2133Mhz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Black FAEX 1TB Sony Optiarc DVD RW Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VG248QE Lenovo PS2 Corsair GS800 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G400 Roccat Taito onboard 
Other
Kingston Hyper X Cloud headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8 Z77V-LX EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 GSkill Ripjaws X 2*8GB @ 1600MHz, CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Black FAEX 1TB LG DVD-RW Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate PHILIPS 220E Lenovo PS2 XFX Core Edition Pro 550W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Elite 430 Logitech G400 Roccat Taito Onboard 
Audio
Easytouch headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4460 Gigabyte B85M_D3H rev 2.0 EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 Crucal Basllistic 2*4GB, 1600MHz, CL9, 1T, 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Green EZRX 2TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB Windows 7 
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Samsung UE40F5000 Logitech K400r Cooler Master V450S Aerocool QS 200 Lite 
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Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4,4GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 MSI GTX 970 Gaming G.Skill Ripjaws X 2*4GB @2133Mhz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Black FAEX 1TB Sony Optiarc DVD RW Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VG248QE Lenovo PS2 Corsair GS800 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G400 Roccat Taito onboard 
Other
Kingston Hyper X Cloud headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8 Z77V-LX EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 GSkill Ripjaws X 2*8GB @ 1600MHz, CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Black FAEX 1TB LG DVD-RW Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate PHILIPS 220E Lenovo PS2 XFX Core Edition Pro 550W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Elite 430 Logitech G400 Roccat Taito Onboard 
Audio
Easytouch headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4460 Gigabyte B85M_D3H rev 2.0 EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 Crucal Basllistic 2*4GB, 1600MHz, CL9, 1T, 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Green EZRX 2TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung UE40F5000 Logitech K400r Cooler Master V450S Aerocool QS 200 Lite 
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Updated with some photographs.
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Intel Core i7-3770k ASUS Maximus V Gene EVGA GeForce GTX670 Superclocked+ 4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung 840 Series 250GB LG GH22NS30 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H100i Cooler Master Jetflow 120mm White LED x4 Windows 7 HP 64bit SP1 Acer 23in IPS H236HLBMID 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Corsair 650D Razer Deathadder: Black Edition 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
SteelSeries QCK+ ASUS Xonar Essence STX Audioengine A5+ White Audio Technica ATH-AD700 
Other
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Intel Core i7-3770k ASUS Maximus V Gene EVGA GeForce GTX670 Superclocked+ 4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung 840 Series 250GB LG GH22NS30 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H100i Cooler Master Jetflow 120mm White LED x4 Windows 7 HP 64bit SP1 Acer 23in IPS H236HLBMID 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Corsair 650D Razer Deathadder: Black Edition 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
SteelSeries QCK+ ASUS Xonar Essence STX Audioengine A5+ White Audio Technica ATH-AD700 
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