I began building computers about 4 years ago. My first rig was basic. It cost less than $300 and ran a simple Athlon dual core. Over the years of have upgraded the computer piece by peice and now with the exception of the graphics card it can be considered a pretty decent PC. For three years this PC ran in an old Antec 900 case which I modded to the extreme. It also ran on a rocketfish PSU I got for $20... Yeah, I'm luck to still have it working.
This will be a slow build, as I get money for it. I just purchased an 850W SIlverstone strider gold off of the market place here. This will be custom sleeved using MDPC-X sleeving. The color combo for the build will be grey, white and black. Hence the name magnesium (it is a bright white color). I intend to purchase a fractal arc midi r2 to put the build in unless something better comes along. The build hopefully will be custom water-cooled but I cannot guarantee it. Cables will be all but invisible and I plan fake floor to hide the psu.
Where it stands nowRight now the essential parts of the build are one my desk being used to type this right now. As you can see I have already stated sleeving the psu, however I ran out of extra sleeving so I will finish when my MDPC-X order arrives. I ordered more black and some grey MKII. I still have to order a case, a new GPU and watercooling gear.
Parts listCPU: Delided i5-3570K (own)
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V Premium (own)(purchased from microcenter for $100 used, 450 retail... )
Ram: Crucial ballistic sport 8GB 1333mhz (own)
GPU: Asus GTX 650ti Boost(own)
SSD1: Samsung 840 120gb (own)
SSD2: OCZ Vertex 4 128gb (own)
Sound: Asus Xonar DX (own)
Wifi: Asus PCE-N53 (own)
PSU: Silverstone strider gold 850W (own)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
Possible Watercooling gearCPU Water Block: Koolance 370
GPU Water Block: TBD
Radiator:Black ICe 240mm X-Flow
Fittings: Monssoon 3/8 ID 5/8 OD black compression
Tubing: Advanced LRT 3/8 ID 5/8 OD White tubing
Pump: Swiftech MCP655
Any suggestions please post, especially on the watercooling.
Edited by Evil Genius Jr - 12/7/13 at 4:53pm