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[Build] Blue Meanie

Currently I am not very satisfied with my current case and well some of my compoenents. I'd like to upgrade some and well the time has come. As I have been reading and watching a lot of videos on what to buy and how to modd.

Currently at the moment here are my specs;
Power Supply: Tagan BZ Series 700W Modular
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz (Stepping B/Revision G0) w/ Stock Cooler'
GFX: EVGA 9800 GTX+
Motherboard: EVGA nForce 780i SLI
RAM: G.SKILL DDR2-1066 PC2-8500 2GB (Other 6GB stopped working, maybe overheat)
Case: RAIDMAX Saggitta 2
HDD: WD 320GB


===== Upgrading ====
Heatsink: Prolimatech - Megahalems CPU Cooler
GFX: Adding maybe another 2x of 9800GTX+
RAM: Still deciding
Case: Buying Gizmo's Antec 1200
HDD: Western Digital Caviar GP WD10000LSRTL 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Fans: Not sure yet, looking for good quality blue led fans
ROM: Still looking, maybe blu-ray :-/
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
NIC Card: EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

I'll be slowly updating for when I can manage to get more money as lately I've had some bad luck. I recently had to replace 3 of my car tires which weren't cheap. I'll post some pictures of my current rig.. it's pretty messy lol. I'll be trying some case modding on that once I get my case and everything switched over for some practice.
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Core 2 Quad Q6600 EVGA NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI EVGA GeForce GTX 470 OCZ Platinum 4x2GB 1066 
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WD 640GB & WD300GB ATAPI DVD/CD Reader Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VH242H 
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Logitech G15 ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ700 700W Antec 1200 Logitech MX518 
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WD 640GB & WD300GB ATAPI DVD/CD Reader Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VH242H 
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Logitech G15 ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ700 700W Antec 1200 Logitech MX518 
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Pictures of my current rig: (Scaled down to smaller size, I can upload originals if needed)


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WD 640GB & WD300GB ATAPI DVD/CD Reader Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VH242H 
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WD 640GB & WD300GB ATAPI DVD/CD Reader Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VH242H 
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My suggestions would be to skip on the nic and upgrade your rig to 4GB memory and to reconsider tri-sli. Maybe only go with 2 cards or sell your card and use the money for the other 2 cards for something newer/faster?

I don't know where in Michigan you are, but I know microcenter usually has cheap blue led fans for cheap. I don't know if they all do but the one by me has them cheap and they don't seem to be that bad.
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i5 2550k ASUS Maximus V GENE EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti+ 3GB w/Backplate 16GB Kingston Hyper-X 
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2x Kingston HyperX 3K RAID 0 Seagate USB 3.0 External Drive Thermalright Venomous X Windows 10 Pro x64 
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3x 22" Dell Ultrasharp Corsair CX500 
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amd a10-7700k ASrock FM2A88M-HD+ Corsair Dominator 2x2GB Toshiba 
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i5 2550k ASUS Maximus V GENE EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti+ 3GB w/Backplate 16GB Kingston Hyper-X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Kingston HyperX 3K RAID 0 Seagate USB 3.0 External Drive Thermalright Venomous X Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorPower
3x 22" Dell Ultrasharp Corsair CX500 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
amd a10-7700k ASrock FM2A88M-HD+ Corsair Dominator 2x2GB Toshiba 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba Western Digital Green Western Digital Black Western Digital Green 
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Update as of Wednesday, August 12, 2009. My birthday lol.

I received the case I bought from Gizmo today. I've been working on switching stuff all day. I had a big drop in my temps and overall better cable mangement too.

** Also I take no credit for the terminal mod at the moment. Gizmo already had the case modded. But I will be redoing the terminal block and adding quick disconnects.














For my CPU temps I was around 55-60 degrees. I have a stock cooler at the moment and I will be getting the Megahalems soon.

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Core 2 Quad Q6600 EVGA NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI EVGA GeForce GTX 470 OCZ Platinum 4x2GB 1066 
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WD 640GB & WD300GB ATAPI DVD/CD Reader Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VH242H 
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WD 640GB & WD300GB ATAPI DVD/CD Reader Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VH242H 
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im jealous of how that case makes cable management so easy. i think my next computer will will be in a 1200
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