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Build Log From Rags To Riches

post #1 of 4
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This is a quick video log of my "rags to riches" build. The title is taken because this is combining all the parts I have laying around and am going to combine to sell. My hope is that I create a good enough build that I can sell it quickly and get money for my ultimate build that will be coming in the near future.


Before:




After:






This build was taking old parts and renewing them with new paint, new functions and cleaned up look. The cable management is one of the best I've done and the room usage in this old case was as optimal as I could get it. All parts were cut modded and fit together specifically for this build, as most of them could not fit in this old case.

Here are the specs of the Rig:

Motherboard - ASUS P8Z68 - V / GEN 3
Power Supply - Mushkin Joule 1000W
CPU - Intel i5 2500K 3.3Ghz (O.C. 4.5Ghz)
Memory - 16GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz
Video Card - Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1GB 192-bit GDDR5
Hard Drive 1 - 120GB Intel 330 Series SSD SATA3 6GB/s
Hard Drive 2 - 256GB WD 72000RPM SATA
Water Cooling - Thermaltake BigWater 760 Plus
Water Cooling - Reservoir Bits Power Res
Water Cooling - Fittings Bits Power fittings
Fan Controller - Scythe Kaze Server Advanced 4-Channel
Radiator Fans - Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance
Opticle Drive - ASUS DVD RW
UV Coolant - EK UV Blue Coolant
UV Lighting - 2 x 6" UV lights
Tubing - Clear XS-PC 3/8" ID


Please take a look at my 2 part video series on this build and let me know what you think smile.gif


Part 1 - Methodology, planning, cleaning, painting and cutting

Part 2 - Part fitting, Loop filling, cable management, side panel making and final thoughts
post #2 of 4
Looks slick man!
Good job thumb.gif

I'm sure you'll be able to sell that for some decent cash locally.

What do you plan on charging for it?
post #3 of 4
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Originally Posted by BonzaiTree View Post

Looks slick man!
Good job thumb.gif

I'm sure you'll be able to sell that for some decent cash locally.

What do you plan on charging for it?

Thanks for the reply!!

Yeah I was really happy with how the build went. It started off with such an old case and it had been used before but with a little talc and great paint job and good planning and modding it really came out clean!

I was shocked at the cable management and how everything was able to be hidden behind the area withe the pump. I sold it for $800 almost two days after I posted it so I'm happy with that!

It was so custom for those specific parts that you can't really add another drive to it so that was a little downfall but you can just get a 3tb external so that's not too bad. The client is going to put in two graphics cards in sli so there is more than enough power and room for that.

I'm already gathering parts for another client build but their budget is around $800 so ill have to not go too nuts on the mods as they take a long time
post #4 of 4
Yeah I'd imagine .

I keep bugging the guys at work to get a new computer so I can build it for them, lol.
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