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OK guys and gals this is my first "build" log on OCN but figured it would be nice to record my progress while I go. I am also doing this to get some ideas and opinions from all the experience people on this site. This will not be a heavy modded build as I don't have the tools or the time do something as creative as everyone else.

The main purpose for this build is for light gaming and building android roms. A lot of the parts I already have from my previous computer I put together so just going to be reusing what I can. I am also on a budget due to getting married in I believe its 4 months but I don't wanna settle for a cheaper part that will fail in a month.

Ok enough about me and on to the plans for the build.

Current Parts
CPU- I5-3570K (OC to 4.5 and Delid)
Mobo- Asus P8Z77-V LK
Ram- 16gb (2 x 8) G.Skill Rip Jaws 1333
Video- XFX R9 270X
HDD- WD Green 1TB (Storage)
SSD- 1 120gb Samsung 840 Pro Series and 1 250gb Samsung 840 Evo
PSU- Thermaltake SMART 850w
Fan Controller- NZXT Sentry-2

New Parts
Cooling- XSPC Raystorm EX240 Kit (Delivered)
Radiator- XSPC EX360 (Delivered)
Fittings- PrimoChilll 1/2" OD Rigid Ghost Compression (Delivered) XSPC M20 to G1/4" Fillport (Delivered)
Tubing- Primotube Rigid 1/2" tubing (Delivered)
Coolant- Mayhems Pastel Coolant Concentrate (Not Decided)
Fans- 4 XSPC 120mm 1650 rpm fans (Delivered)
Case- Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 (Delivered)
Tools- Monsoon Hardline Pro Bender Kit 3/8 x 1/2 (Delivered)
Video- XFX R9 270X

Future Plans (Need help from the community)
From looking at all the wonderful build logs on this site I have decided I want to do hard acrylic tubing for my loop IMO it just looks a lot better then the flex tubing.

I'll also be sleeving the wires for the psu and other things. I'll be using blue and black for the color scheme for it.

First decision I need help on is should I buy an XSPC EX360 muliport rad for the top of my case? My plans for the loop is to just cool my cpu right now but in the future I may decide to do ram and gpu. Also this case is huge and I wanna fill it up and thought with the hard tubing adding the extra rad will look nicer. Another reason for wanting the multiport rad is so I can add a drain/fill plug to the back of my case without adding a T in the loop. Bought and Delivered

Second decision is should I get an extra 270X gpu and run the pair in crossfire? I will be running a pair of 20" monitors (extras I have lying around) and a 24" monitor. Like I stated above this build is for light gaming as I do not do a lot of it now but could change who knows. Bought

Last decision hopefully maybe if I decide on a second gpu will I need a bigger psu (I think I will) and if so what size will be good? Found a psu calculator on thermaltakes website and from what it said and me actually adding more then I am going to use, I still had 250 extra watts so will be keeping 850 watt psu

Sorry for all the typing but I am relatively new to all of this and just want a nice build that is nice to look at as well thumb.gif

Opinions and advice are greatly encouraged as you all have a lot more experience in this then I do
Edited by smartguy044 - 1/8/14 at 3:29pm
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Case Photos










Edited by smartguy044 - 12/19/13 at 5:22pm
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Will hopefully add more pics tomorrow
Edited by smartguy044 - 12/18/13 at 10:35pm
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looks cool man. Looking forward to seeing how it comes together. Out of curiosity what android devices do you develop roms for? graphics card wise what I would do is just buy a single 270x to start, and add one later if you end up needing one if you're unsure about it. As to needing a larger PSU for crossfire, I think 850 watts should be plenty. Just my 10 cents. A more experienced person can probably give you some additional insight. Cheers!! smile.gif
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Main Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2630QM M17xR3 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
Corsair Vengeance Ram Seagate  Crucial M4 Windows 8 Pro 
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Logitech g700s Steel Series Corsair Vengeance 1500's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5820K X99-DELUXE MSI 980ti 6g Crucial Technology  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  2 tb Seagate Barracuda  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Windows 10 Pro Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q  X-Star DP2710LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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Thanks man and as far as android devices I have developed for samsung note 1, galaxy s3, galaxy exhibit and going to start for my current phone which is htc one. I do help some guys figure out problems with other devices as well. With my current job its hard to do android stuff but hopefully Ill be able to do more in the future after the wedding and after I move
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Just ordered one of these to help make acrylic tubing easier to work with hopefully be here early next week
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Added more pics of the case. Will try and take some pics tomorrow of the other components that will be going into it thumb.gif
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Guys and gals I need some help deciding on lighting for this case. All the fans I'll be using for the radiators do not have leds in them so the top and from is going to look pretty boring. I do have some Cooler Master SickleFlow 120s that I was thinking about putting in the rear 120 spot and in the 915r side where there is space for 3 of these. I also want to do some kind of lighting inside the case since it it has a huge side window where all the components will be seen. All ideas and opinions welcomed thumbsupsmiley.png
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do you know if you can fit a 240mm radiator in the top on of the stacker 935 without using the extra stackable cases? Just the main body only?
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Yea itll hold a 240 fairly easily im putting a 360 in the top of mine

Edit: will add more photos this week. Ive been busy all weekend with family stuff since im working Christmas eve and day. I got the rest of the water stuff in and also the tools to do the bending, cutting and heating
Edited by smartguy044 - 12/23/13 at 7:04pm
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