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post #11 of 31
The case looks great! I can't believe the manufacturer didn't let you keep the round edges, it's not that hard with a metal former. But it still looks like a sweet custom case that's going to turn into a great little build. Where did you get the case manufactured at?
post #12 of 31
Thread Starter 
thanks,

And the manufacturer couldn't let me keep the round edges because the didn't have the propper tool for the job, they tried retrofitting their tools but that did unfortunately not work out.

But I will try getting a curved front panel somewhere in the future, but first the pc inside off it. smile.gif

And i got it made at a workplace for the less capable(I think that's how you say it in english) in Belgium.
post #13 of 31
really nice looking

now fill it with components!
post #14 of 31
Hint to op: You must put something in it. biggrin.gif
post #15 of 31
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post #16 of 31
Subbed. You should powder coat the case parts.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 750 Lynnfield Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ASUS Strix GTX 960 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Apevia Iceburg 680 watts Apevia X-Sniper 2 EVGA Torq X3 Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9750 ASUS M3A78-CM PNY XLR8 GTX 460 Corsair XMS2 (4 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingPower
Hitachi 5K500 Silenx 92mm EFFIZIO Corsair SP 120 Red LED Antec 500watt 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake ASRock A170A-X1/3.1 Gigabye G1 Gaming GTX 970 Windforce CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bykski CPU-XPR-A High Performance Acrylic Nicke... EKWB Acrylic Nickel GPU Block Monsoon MMRS Reservoir Bykski BY-PUMP-XPH-PA Water Cooling Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance 240 30 FPI Radiator Magicool 280 14 FPI Radiator Bitfenix Spectre PWM 120mm Fan ML140 140mm PWM Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair RM Series 850 Thermaltake Suppressor F31 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 750 Lynnfield Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ASUS Strix GTX 960 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Apevia Iceburg 680 watts Apevia X-Sniper 2 EVGA Torq X3 Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9750 ASUS M3A78-CM PNY XLR8 GTX 460 Corsair XMS2 (4 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingPower
Hitachi 5K500 Silenx 92mm EFFIZIO Corsair SP 120 Red LED Antec 500watt 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake ASRock A170A-X1/3.1 Gigabye G1 Gaming GTX 970 Windforce CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bykski CPU-XPR-A High Performance Acrylic Nicke... EKWB Acrylic Nickel GPU Block Monsoon MMRS Reservoir Bykski BY-PUMP-XPH-PA Water Cooling Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance 240 30 FPI Radiator Magicool 280 14 FPI Radiator Bitfenix Spectre PWM 120mm Fan ML140 140mm PWM Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair RM Series 850 Thermaltake Suppressor F31 
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post #17 of 31
Any updates on this little guy? Looks like a really cool build and would love to see what happens/happened!
post #18 of 31
I'd love to see where this is at as well. And the new gen of graphics cards certainly use less power so you should be good on a lower power SFX power supply thumb.gif
post #19 of 31
Thread Starter 
hi all,

first off all sorry for the lack of updates, this is mainly due to schoolwork, exams, vacation and now doing the exames i failed again sadsmiley.gif

so long story short next week i will know if i have money to start building (summer job) and if yes, the build will start and i begin ordering parts
But if no, than it will be postponed again mad.gif

ps the current lis of components

6700k i7
gigabyte z170-wifi motherboard
g-skill nt series 16gb ddr4 ram
corsair sf 600 powersuply
fractal kelvin s24 (and an other 240mm rad and videocard waterblock)
titan x/gtx 980ti/ amd ? videocard
storage: ?

all help is welcome

thanks!
Edited by darksidecookie - 8/30/16 at 11:51am
post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by darksidecookie View Post

hi all,

first off all sorry for the lack of updates, this is mainly due to schoolwork exams vacation and now doing the exames i failed again sadsmiley.gif

so long story short next week i will know if i have money to start building (summer job) and if yes the build will start ordering parts
but id no than it will be postponed again mad.gif

ps the current lis of components

6700k i7
gigabyte z170-wifi motherboard
g-skill nt series 16gb ddr4 ram
corsair sf 600 powersuply
fractal kelvin s24 (and an other 240mm rad and videocard waterblock)
titan x/gtx 980ti/ amd ? videocard
storage: ?

all help is welcome

thanks!
Hello! You have an awesome empty case and I would be more than happy to help you fill it! thumb.gif

6700k is a great choice, the best CPU really.

However the motherboard is not a good overclocking motherboard even though it's a z170 mobo. It only has a 4-pin power connector for the CPU and therefore it's enough if you're planning on running stocks but since you probably want to overclock you would greatly benefit from a motherboard with an 8-pin to cpu instead. My recommendation is definitely ASUS' z170i Pro Gaming (note the ''i'' after z170, means itx)
It has everything you need; a great soundcard, m.2 support and 8-pin cpu connector. Colour is a bit lame though (as it is with all itx motherboards).

Ram is good, any brand will work but remember you can only have 2 sticks of ram since you're building in itx form factor.

The psu is a great choice and it will work just fine for the New titan X that nvidia launched (on the spec they recommend a 600w psu anyways and that is with margins).

Custom watercooling is a way to go but I would recommend otherwise unless you really have a passion and TIME for it. Otherwise an AIO will suffice. But If you really want to watercool your GPU I would suggest a custom loop. You can buy like an EK kit and then just buy 2 extra fittings alongside a gpu waterblock.

Do NOT buy a new 980ti! You really only have 2 options for an enthusiast card these days. Either Nvidias NEW titan x (without GTX before it) It costs 1 200 usd from nvidia. OR you can buy nvidias new card the gtx 1080. It is also really good, you won't really need more than a 1080 IMHO.

Storage Samsung's 850 EVO series is the best ssd!

Hope I could help
Cheers,
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