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"Black and Yellow" - A Slow (But Hopefully Amazing) TJ11 Haswell Build

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NOTE-
*I decided to start my log from the VERY beginning. I know that most have the majority of their supplies and you get to see all the pictures, but I like being able to log my progress somewhere. . .so I figured I'd start my log a little early. . .might take a few months for me to completely finish this but for those of you that stick with me through all of this, thanks. . .*



Greetings OCN,


So I joined this site a little while ago, and I've been researching countless hours and even days just trying to figure out what to do with a new build. This will be my first liquid cooled build; I use a H100i at the moment for my AMD CPU, but I felt like I should finally dive into the thrill of liquid cooling at it's fullest:)

Now, I'm VERY indecisive (just ask my wife lol) so it took multiple hypothetical builds to get it right. I wanted something that could be used for gaming, but also some medium workstation usage (I dabble in After Effects and Vegas a little here and there, and I am in Photoshop quite often as well). I also do a decent amount of work on FL Studio (music editor) so, I wanted to add a decent sound card. So, I decided on these components:


CORE COMPONENTS:

Case: Silverstone Temjin TJ11
CPU: Intel Haswell 4770K
GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Classified Hydro Copper (2 in SLI) (I might go up to titans, we shall see. . .I have my own reasons for this)
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB (2)
HDD: Western Digital Black 4GB
Motherboard: MSI Z87 XPOWER
PSU: Corsair AX1200i
Memory: UNDECIDED at the moment (I am wanting to wait to see what Avexir has to offer soon; we'll see^_^)
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
Operating System: Windows 8 Professional 64-Bit


I haven't decided on liquid cooling components as of yet; I want to focus on the build in my head, then I will put it on paper and then do the wonderful paperwork that is compatibility, measurements etc.



This isn't all of the components; I will be adding to this list as I progress through my build.


I will also be upgrading the peripherals but I'll get to those when I have everything else completed:)

Again, for those of you that stick with me through all of this, thanks:)
Edited by DJTETSUI - 8/26/13 at 5:28pm
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So case came in about a week back, so here are some beauty photos:)




Here it is next to my 600T. . .as you can see (if you haven't seen this case already) it's MASSIVE. . .


I took out the hard drive cages from the bottom. Looking forward to stuffing this full of radiating goodness^_^




Two power buttons!!! I have a small idea for the top power button. . .we shall see if I go through with it or not. Sketches of my idea to come soon. . .


Motherboard tray removed (I love this feature)




I switched the plate on the back to the otherside so I can put the radiator on the side with the window:)


I was sooooo excited to see this instead of those little pass throughs!!! I got the case thinking I was going to have to buy an adapter. . .so props to Silverstone for this!!!

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Spent a little bit of time doing a small rough draft of small plans. . .satisfied with it:)
We'll see if it shares my vision in the end:)

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