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post #1 of 30
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Hello everyone, I have used Overclock.net quite a fair bit in the past, but haven't gotten around to creating an account; until now!
Anyway, my build started waayyy back in 2011; I was about to go into year 12 and needed a decent and stable computer for it.

I got to work on a build, and came out with:
- i7 2600k
- 8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM (x2 4GB)
- Asus P8P67le motherboard
- Sapphire Radeon HD6870
- 1tb Seagate Barracuda HDD
-NZXT Lexa S Case

After a while I upgraded the PC with an OCZ Agility 3 SSD which was a load of rubbish and died three times...
In the holiday period before 2012, I installed a cooler master Hyper 212+ with x2 fans, and OC'ed the CPU to a nice 4.6GHz (I actually got it too 5.1GHz, but wasn't stable enough to brag about).
After I finished school, it was time for an upgrade again.
This time, I went in a new direction:
- Same CPU (Minus the 212 and add a H100i)
- AsRock H77M-ITX motherboard
- 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RAM (x2 8GB)
- Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 Windforce GPU
- 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD (Replacement of the OCZ)
- Same HDD + x2 1.5tb external drives.
- BitFenix Prodigy ITX case


And finally in recent times, I have decided to try and get back into overclocking (somewhat). I have just dropped $700 on a custom water loop to cool both the GPU and CPU.
I have also replaced the 7970 with an R9 290X due to the Gigabyte being non-reference.


Anyway enough about that until I get my parts wink.gif
Edited by rentaspace - 3/24/14 at 2:30am
post #2 of 30
Hello new member post-flame-small.gif Just wanted to say nice build man!

looks awesome got a Prodigy by myself thumb.gif
I like your upgrade keep it going post some more pictures when you get your parts if you want!

How did that 212 fit in that build? I got the little brother CM Tx3 evo preatty good running with push pull fans.

- Marco
post #3 of 30
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Thanks man!

Well, the Prodigy never got the 212, I removed it when I switched to the Prodigy and went with the H100i (Closed Loop).
But, The prodigy will fit a 212 as we have built a few at work smile.gif

You just gotta be careful with the motherboard components and the location of the PCIe slot for clearance.


I will be getting loads of photos as I start the new build, and I have a few laying around of my old case and build so I may chuck them up too
post #4 of 30
Okay i think i keep the Tx3 evo but someday i get my baby water cooled!

Can't wait to see the new build done!

-Marco
post #5 of 30
Hi rentaspace, good job on finally becoming a member, it actually makes things soo much easier and fun thumb.gif

One thing though, can really overclock your i7 2600k on a H77 chipset? Or did you change from your AsRock H77M-ITX motherboard?
post #6 of 30
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Originally Posted by kishagi View Post

Hi rentaspace, good job on finally becoming a member, it actually makes things soo much easier and fun thumb.gif

One thing though, can really overclock your i7 2600k on a H77 chipset? Or did you change from your AsRock H77M-ITX motherboard?
On the H77 it cannot be overclocked. I probably won't be overclocking this CPU at the moment, just getting a silent and stable system up and running. When Intel releases the next gen chips, I may upgrade and OC the CPU again..
Right now, the GPU will be my overclock! biggrin.gif
post #7 of 30
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This is how my pc is at the moment:
(Eagerly awaiting the parts for my water loop to ship)
post #8 of 30
this psu looks ugly but the gpu is a top note design, surely one of prettiest cards around (altough im diehard nvidia fan) i used to own bitfenix also but went for a switch to 250d, both cases are nice and does the thing they are designed to altough begin unable to have a dvdrom and h100i together in bitfenix is real issue imho (250d dont have this issue everything fits in)
post #9 of 30
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I hardly ever use CD/DVD anyway... But I do have a USB external DVD burner and I have modded my laptop cd drive to allow an SSD to be connected (and the DVD drive from the laptop is now external and esata).


The psu is from my original build back in 2011, it's "wide tech" generic brand, but it's done the job nicely for me, my brother and a friend.
My only annoyance is the coil whine when under load and the appearance.
Luckily the prodigy hides it when windowed, and I will be hiding it completely very soon smile.gif
post #10 of 30
Welcome to OCN! post-flame-small.gif
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