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Hello everyone! This will be my first build log on Overclock.net and I look forward to sharing it with you guys.

A little information before we start talking about hardware:
I've been a gamer for a long time and over the last couple of years, my girlfriend and my sister have slowly gotten in to gaming.
This past year my girlfriend received my old gaming computer, a Core 2 Extreme, so that I could go back to using my spare laptop for work.
That left my sister using her Hp All-In-One, though they're great for mobility and surfing the web, the are absolutely terrible for gaming.

All through December, I've been ordering parts here and there to complete a build for my sister as a gift.
The goal was to have it finished and under the tree for Christmas, but due to some set backs I was unable to achieve my goal.

This past week I managed to order the last of the components.

Finally, the hardware:
Motherboard - Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X
Processor - Amd A10-6800k
Cooler - Xigmatek Dark Knight II Night Hawk Edition
Memory - G.Skill Sniper 2 x 4gb 2133mhz
Storage - Ocz Vertex 3 120gb Ssd
Storage - 1 or 2Tb Hdd (To be purchased later)
Optical - Asus Dvd-Rw
Power Supply - Corsair Hx 750w
Case - Fractal Design Define R4 - Black Pearl

I will also probably do a few things to improve aesthetics, such as:
Replacing the white hard drive rails and expansion slot covers with black ones
Make custom green/black extensions
Sleeve the case wires
Install some lighting
Replace the power button LED with a green one

Once my Gtx 680s arrive, I will probably install my old r9 280x in this machine until I find a better use for it.

Keep in mind that most of these components were purchased used on various hardware sites.
This isn't most optimal low-cost gaming build, but I used what I had and added to it as I found great prices on compatible items.
I think the total cost of the rig, not including the r9 280x, was probably around $400-500, which I don't think is bad at all.
Especially if you consider that this machine can be upgraded to Kaveri once it is released in a month or so.

I will post pictures and updates as I receive the remainder of the components early next week.
Let me go ahead and apologize in advance for the picture quality as I will be using my iPhone.

Looking forward to getting some feedback from the community! smile.gif
Edited by Jwilliams01207 - 12/28/13 at 6:43pm
 
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post #2 of 6
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Corsair Hydro h105 (4) Corsair Sp120 w/ Red LEDs (1) Corsair Af140 w/ Red LEDs (3) Corsair Af120 w/ Red LEDs 
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Acer XB280HK Evga 1300 g2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 Evga Individually Sleeved Cable Set for Evga B2... 
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Intel i7 3770 Evga z77 Stinger Evga 750 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb (2x4gb) Ddr3-1600 (Red) 
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post #3 of 6
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Well, I have the motherboard and cooler now, but the New Year holiday has really messed up my plans.
Some of the people I've bought things from haven't even had their packages picked up yet.

I'm hoping to have this complete by Saturday at the latest.
 
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Corsair Hydro h105 (4) Corsair Sp120 w/ Red LEDs (1) Corsair Af140 w/ Red LEDs (3) Corsair Af120 w/ Red LEDs 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
Acer XB280HK Evga 1300 g2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 Evga Individually Sleeved Cable Set for Evga B2... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770 Evga z77 Stinger Evga 750 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb (2x4gb) Ddr3-1600 (Red) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DrivePower
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Corsair Hydro h105 (4) Corsair Sp120 w/ Red LEDs (1) Corsair Af140 w/ Red LEDs (3) Corsair Af120 w/ Red LEDs 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
Acer XB280HK Evga 1300 g2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 Evga Individually Sleeved Cable Set for Evga B2... 
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Intel i7 3770 Evga z77 Stinger Evga 750 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb (2x4gb) Ddr3-1600 (Red) 
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post #4 of 6
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A few photos of the items I received yesterday.
I guess I will just have to wait until Friday for everything else to come.


The first items to arrive: Cooler, Memory, and the Motherboard



The cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II Night Hawk Edition



The memory: G.Skill Snipers - 2133 mhz (Found these on eBay for $35)



The motherboard! That green and black color scheme... I love it!

 
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Corsair Hydro h105 (4) Corsair Sp120 w/ Red LEDs (1) Corsair Af140 w/ Red LEDs (3) Corsair Af120 w/ Red LEDs 
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the CPU is an APU right? How come you need a 750wpower supply?
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post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HarrisLam View Post

the CPU is an APU right? How come you need a 750wpower supply?
I don't, but because I picked it up for $50, I figured why not? Its a great brand, high efficiency, and would allow for crossfire if the Kaveri Apu are strong enough to not bottleneck two cards.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k Asus Rampage V Extreme Gigabyte Gtx 980 g1 Edition G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16gb (4x4Gb) Ddr4-2666 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair Hydro h105 (4) Corsair Sp120 w/ Red LEDs (1) Corsair Af140 w/ Red LEDs (3) Corsair Af120 w/ Red LEDs 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
Acer XB280HK Evga 1300 g2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 Evga Individually Sleeved Cable Set for Evga B2... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770 Evga z77 Stinger Evga 750 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb (2x4gb) Ddr3-1600 (Red) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DrivePower
Ocz Vertex 460 120gb Solid State Drive Western Digital Black - 1Tb Evga Slim Slot-Load Dvd-Rw SilverStone ST45SF-G 450w 
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SilverStone Raven Series Rvz01b 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k Asus Rampage V Extreme Gigabyte Gtx 980 g1 Edition G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16gb (4x4Gb) Ddr4-2666 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair Hydro h105 (4) Corsair Sp120 w/ Red LEDs (1) Corsair Af140 w/ Red LEDs (3) Corsair Af120 w/ Red LEDs 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
Acer XB280HK Evga 1300 g2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 Evga Individually Sleeved Cable Set for Evga B2... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770 Evga z77 Stinger Evga 750 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb (2x4gb) Ddr3-1600 (Red) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DrivePower
Ocz Vertex 460 120gb Solid State Drive Western Digital Black - 1Tb Evga Slim Slot-Load Dvd-Rw SilverStone ST45SF-G 450w 
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SilverStone Raven Series Rvz01b 
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