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Hi all! This started as a simple PC build a little over one year ago. My friend asked me to build a decent A+++ machine with about $2k available for spending. So we went to Fry's Electronics and picked up the following components.
(best available in the store at that time)

Latest updates (in red)
-10k rpm WD Velociraptor 300gb
-CoolerMaster CoolDrive4 hhd cooler+fan controller
-ASUS 20X DVD-RW/DL/Lightscribe (to replace the IDE Memorex DVD-RW 16X)
-Creative X-FI will be added during this mod(friend just bought it for $50)

-Intel D975Xbx2 LGA775
-Intel E6600 (b2)
-BFG Tech 8800GTS 640 OC
-Patriot Extreme PC2-8500
-CoolerMaster 850W PSU
-Seagate SATA 3.0gb/s 400gb
-Card Reader
-2 Antec 3-spd fans
-Logitech MX5000 Keyboard & Laser Mouse combo
-Ultra Blue Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side

This is what the system looked like right after it wat put together



Now a year later, my friend decided to upgrade his system and buy a new CPU but I suggested overclocking his old instead. We ordered a brand new wc setup and I began to work.

This is the original plan.


$500 worth of parts arrived:


lets begin the deassembly:



To be drilled out:



Extra space (not enough for the setup)





Scratch proofed and mounted for cutting



Pilot hole:


Tools:


24TPI (Teeth Per Inch) saw. Gotta tell you the truth it's perfect for thin metals.



Let's do this


Edited by Russkiy - 7/9/08 at 12:18pm
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cool!
couldn't you have gotten a little bit better parts with 2k?
my rig was just over 1000 and i have quad core and stuff like that
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Originally Posted by Sgt.Collins View Post
cool!
couldn't you have gotten a little bit better parts with 2k?
my rig was just over 1000 and i have quad core and stuff like that
He built that a year ago. It's in his OP.
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Pretty Sweet for a year ago, its still pretty sweet now
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Originally Posted by Russkiy View Post
Hi all! This started as a simple PC build a little over one year ago. My friend asked me to build a decent A+++ machine with about $2k available for spending. So we went to Fry's Electronics and picked up the following components.
(best available in the store at that time)

-Intel D975Xbx2 LGA775
-Intel E6600 (b2)
-BFG Tech 8800GTS 640 OC
-Corsair XMS2 PC2-6400 2x1gb
-CoolerMaster 850W PSU
-Memorex DVD-DL burner
-Card Reader
-2 Antec 3-spd fans
-Logitech MX5000 Keyboard & Laser Mouse combo
-Ultra Ultra Blue Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side

This is what the system looked like right after it wat put together
http://www.overclock.net/gallery/dat...m/CIMG0937.JPG
http://www.overclock.net/gallery/dat...m/CIMG0936.JPG
Nice build. My only real issue with it is the case. I have the same one and its a piece (imo of course).

The mobo tray is a pain to remove and install (which makes it essentially pointless)

The airflow is horrible (HDD cage blocks most of the air coming into the case via the intake fan)

I've stripped out 2 of the screw holes on the rear expansion slots because they're aluminum Basically if you don't screw in the expansion cards extremely carefully you'll strip the holes.(my GPU is barely held in right now)

The case door is mounted on the wrong side (if you keep the case on the right of the monitor like me)

My bottom DVD drive isnt quite flush with the front of the case. If I close the case door completely it pushes the eject button on the drive causing it to open.

Keep in mind these are just my experiences with the case. You and your friend may really like it. I just wanted to give a heads up.

EDIT: I just realized this build started a year ago.
Edited by Iceman0803 - 5/14/08 at 6:43pm
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post #6 of 94
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Originally Posted by Iceman0803 View Post
Nice build. My only real issue with it is the case. I have the same one and its a piece (imo of course).

The mobo tray is a pain to remove and install (which makes it essentially pointless)

The airflow is horrible (HDD cage blocks most of the air coming into the case via the intake fan)

I've stripped out 2 of the screw holes on the rear expansion slots because they're aluminum Basically if you don't screw in the expansion cards extremely carefully you'll strip the holes.(my GPU is barely held in right now)

The case door is mounted on the wrong side (if you keep the case on the right of the monitor like me)

My bottom DVD drive isnt quite flush with the front of the case. If I close the case door completely it pushes the eject button on the drive causing it to open.

Keep in mind these are just my experiences with the case. You and your friend may really like it. I just wanted to give a heads up.

EDIT: I just realized this build started a year ago.
Thanks for your input bro! I agree 100% that this case is POS, and it's definately NOT user friendly. The only advantege I see is that ALUMINUM is light weight and that it has many 5.25 bays. The internal architechture really sucks and I wish it had the PSU mounted in the bottom instead. But what the heck, it ain't mine
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OK, I'll add more pictures later tonight... BTW how do I make this forum look like a PROJECT/ work log, with words like UPDATE#1?
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UPDATE 2

First cut




Next step is drilling fan mounting holes and the two 7/18" holes for rad barbs, and for this job my dad borrowed a set of knockout punches... (I fell in love with these and they are a MUST HAVE for my garage





That's what I call a "clean cut"

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Hi guys, I'm back with revised drawing of the project. I have changed some things and will post more pictures of my progress later. So far I'm pleased with results I'm getting so wish me luck

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