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Hey guys,

This is the latest build request I've had so I'll not give too much info on budget or anything, rather just outline a basic parts list and hopefully once it all kicks off I can find myself a decent camera and give you a bit of a build log. I don't know how crazy I'll get to go on it yet but I'm looking forward to it and I know there are other people like me around here who just really enjoy seeing a system come together.

With my parts lists I always appreciate scrutiny and suggestions, as well as anything I may have missed!




Case: NZXT Phantom 820 white

CPU: 4670K

Cooler: Enermax ELC240

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H

RAM: Kingston HyperX KHX16C10B1K2/16X (2x8GB)

Graphics: Palit GTX 780 3GB

PSU: Corsair HX-750 HX-650 V2 80+ Gold

HDD1: SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD

HDD2: Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit



Extras:

Lite-on IHES312 12X Blu-Ray drive

Wireless adapter, not sure what to use yet as all the normal ones are horrendously green and would look ridiculous in there. Open to suggestions - perhaps a USB adapter style one for neatness, although I'm not very familiar with their pros/cons.

Phobya HeGrease Extreme 3.5g





Plan is to give this as much visual impact as possible without going too crazy on costs. I'm still considering what to do in terms of cabling so again I'm open to suggestions.

CPU will be treated to a de-lid job to take best advantage of the little water loop, I'll give it a bit of an overclock and see how we go, and depending how it all looks as it goes together I may look at painting bits and pieces such as the PSU casing, perhaps the GPU shroud, etc.

A concern I have is that the case may look too .. empty.. without a full water loop, multiple GPUs etc. Hopefully I'm worried over nothing and the relatively small side window will keep any big empty gaps out of sight.


Let me know what you think! I'm really looking forward to starting this build. It'll be the biggest I've done so far and I should get to incorporate a couple of 'firsts' (for me), which I always love.

Sam
Edited by savage1987 - 7/16/13 at 1:50am
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I have a hundred or so more dollars I can put into this and still come in within budget, very open to suggestions!

Here's the parts list as it stands, feel free to tell me if there's something you think I have missed, any smart upgrades, etc.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lists&wlcId=189237&action=wish_lists
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No changes smile.gif I must have done an alright job on this one tongue.gif
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Hm. Thanks - that's a real shame. It's reviewed quite well so reading that surprises me. I'm not doubting you though smile.gif

The case will stay, however. It was the owner's choice.

Out of interest, what was the problem with yours that required it be returned?
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand build cancelled.

Or at least postponed until closer to the end of the year. Sorry guys, I was really looking forward to this one too.
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That's a shame
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