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MODDED HAF 912 - FX 8320 - HD 7950

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Hi, welcome to my build log.

I am moving this from the original thread, which is here.
That is mainly because I went from wanting Intel to wanting AMD, because of the price/performance ratio you get out of it.

Now, here are my updated plans. You can see all the case mods and stuff I did then, but now I am going a bit further.

So. I shall be getting all that is in the title. I have most the money I need to raise at the moment, but it's not quite there yet. Selling my G2020, motherboard and RAM should get me ~$80 to $90. I already have $100, and I have a few more things I can sell, plus work, from which I can spare $25 per week.

I want to get 4.6GHz on the CPU, and 1.2GHz on the HD 7950. I shall be running the 7950 on air, and the CPU will be on a custom water loop with a 240mm radiator in the top of my HAF 912.
I'll probably get the XFX model of the HD 7950, I really love XFX and I have been really satisfied with them so far. If not, the Gigabyte Windforce one for definite.

If I ever bought a second GPU, I would go watercooling on the GPU as well, but I have no definite plans at the moment, but maybe later. Keeping to the same brand obviously.

I shall post some more when I get the new parts in!!! (soon)

BTW, if you wanted to know why everything is so expensive, it's because Australia.
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Which CPU are you getting? 4.6Ghz should be do able on air, but overkill is what we do best right? thumb.gif

I think XFX cards are mostly voltage locked, at least my 7870 core edition is.
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post #3 of 9
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Which CPU are you getting?.

I forgot to mention, the FX 8320.
post #4 of 9
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I managed to sell a Dell Optiplex 760, I shall be able to afford my FX 8320 by the end of the weekend.

Then it is $120 for the motherboard, but I hope the sale of my G2020 should be able to get that.

Getting excited!!!
post #5 of 9
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Started work on hacking out a top thing in the top panel thingo. You would understand if you saw the pictures.




So, I started drilling with the intention of filing it out, but my Dad had a smart idea of using the Stanley knife and repetitively cutting it until it starts to come up. As you can see, it did just that.

It's pretty rough, so I may have to touch it up with some sandpaper once I am finished. I frankly have no idea what I am doing with the acrylic for up there, may put it sort of under. I dunno, if I was good at Google Sketchup I would demonstrate with that.

Here is the baby I used to do this slashing



So umm, I hope to install a Raspberry Pi under this window, I think that would be really cool and I frankly cannot wait to get it done. Then I will have to get a fan controller, and rewire the LCD to composite or HDMI (depending on what I can source from it) and rig it up to the Pi in the top there. There are cable management gaps for the front IO cables, so I can also use that for the Pi later. I actually have no idea what I would use it for, it would be mostly a novelty item. Maybe I could install XBMC and a flash drive, use it to watch movies? Or, I could... hmmm... genius.

Sorry, just thinking into here as if it were Facebook. Stay tuned, more definitive plans and pictures in the next post.
post #6 of 9
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Done. Need to get some 240 and 600 or something grit sandpaper, to fix it up and make it look a bit nicer, it's pretty rough at the moment. Once that is done I will measure out the size of the window and cut that to shape.



As you can see (past the blurry photo) it has quite a decent area that you can see. Great for the Raspberry Pi biggrin.gif!!!

Anyways, I will get back soon with updates. Stay tuned for more!
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Touched the thing up with 180 grit sandpaper, unfortunately no pictures.

However, I also made some (noobish) plans for the RPi's LCD in Google Sketchup. What I shall do is use a USB keyboard and mouse, and I was thinking a cheap Microsoft set would be decent enough to use with the RPi on a little 2" screen in the thing.



Will have to get around to ordering that, and a Raspberry Pi later.

As I am occupied Friday evening, I can get the top window cut and installed on Saturday. That should be fun biggrin.gif

So uhh yeah, enjoy the next 24 hours, I am sure I will. Adios for now, OCN!
post #8 of 9
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I may not be able to get anything out soon, as I am currently dedicating to other things such as a media PC and stuff.

I may put together a temporary setup inside the HAF, but I need a new accessories kit for it before I do that.

I shall email CM about it.
post #9 of 9
What motherboard will you be getting? For only $120 i can't think of any motherboard that will overclock the 8320 to 4.6ghz. The Gigabyte 990fx UD3 might be able to do that for $130, but i don't know of any other motherboard that can for the price.
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