Thanks guys! good luck has followed me hand in hand throughout this build and I couldn't duplicate it with a crystal ball. Still got quite a ways to go, But the ride is 3/4 of the fun.
I got a Mother board and a processor today! No matter what you pick someone will tell you that you should have got this one or that one. When Me and Sam originally started planning this, I had picked a gigabyte ud7 EX ATX board with the Z77 chip set and a 3770K processor. I chose this because I thought it was the best bang for the buck. At the time I was really Hot for the 2011 but it would be hard to stay away from the six core if you went that far. It was fortunate that we never really set much of the hardware in stone and Sam helped pick some parts like water blocks that didn't leave us trapped. What I'm trying to says is.We Got a Haswell !! Oh and that 4770K thingamajiggy
Fortunately the pricing on the new stuff is comparable to the Z77 and 3770K so it's awesome to be using the new stuff. When I say using, I mean looking at it sitting on a shelf. Ha ha ha I haven't had much urgency to finish up to this point, but damn all those great Corsair parts and a new Board are calling me like a sirens song. Still this is a luxury, when I did my last build I was using the computer at the same time and had to get it working again before I quit for the night. That was 4 AM one night, but it was worth it.
The main features of this Board - It's Freakin Gold !!
Actually This board is heavy on connectivity options. PWM on all fan headers, Thunder bolt, some Wi Fi thing that connects to smart phones. Bla, Bla, Bla Did I mention It's Freakin Gold ha ha ha
This has been quite the deal. First we had a build log without a case. Then we had a case without any parts, but piece by piece this thing is coming together and we thank you for sticking with us all this time.