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Tell Intel to hurry up and put out the damn new CPU! I have seriously been dwelling on building my own PC now. It has almost reached a sick in the head point. Cant tell you the countless amounts of shopping carts I have put together on New egg. To top it off I go from "Well I don't want to spend anymore than 2grand to build my first pc." To "Well..... A few more bucks wont hurt."

Anyway hours of trying to find the right build and thinking of future upgrades parked my ass here. I AM WAITING UNTIL NEW CPU COMES OUT! But if nothing seems "AMAZING" about it I will continue on this path and hope for price decrease in some things at best.

COOLER MASTER HAF X Full Case - 199.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W PSU - 129.99

EVGA 141-GT-E770-A1 LGA 1366 Extended ATX MOBO - 369.99

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel - 84.99

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz - 294.99

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler - 89.99

EVGA GTX 580 (Fermi) Black Ops Edition - 529.99

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 279.99

LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - 99.99

Now the new questions that comes to me. I know this might sound kind of odd, But I HATE the way those damn Noctua fans look. Can I replace them with black 120mm and 140mm fans if so what would you use?

Also I was going to pick up 3 200mm Cooler Master red led fans to match the front 230mm my question is can I wire all those to the case switch to turn on and off? Sometimes I like the "Bling factor" and would be nice to have but not all the time.

If one of you happen to live around chicago illinois I will pay and feed you to come out and hold my hand through all this! lol
Edited by jamesschmidt82 - 12/23/10 at 4:56pm
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yes but why the hell not get a quad core...?
i like the way you think, hell if we keep this up he'll end up with a 980x, lol
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Tell Intel to hurry up and put out the damn new CPU! I have seriously been dwelling on building my own PC now. It has almost reached a sick in the head point. Cant tell you the countless amounts of shopping carts I have put together on New egg. To top it off I go from "Well I don't want to spend anymore than 2grand to build my first pc." To "Well..... A few more bucks wont hurt."

Now the new questions that comes to me. I know this might sound kind of odd, But I HATE the way those damn Noctua fans look. Can I replace them with black 120mm and 140mm fans if so what would you use?

Also I was going to pick up 3 200mm Cooler Master red led fans to match the front 230mm my question is can I wire all those to the case switch to turn on and off? Sometimes I like the "Bling factor" and would be nice to have but not all the time.

If one of you happen to live around chicago illinois I will pay and feed you to come out and hold my hand through all this! lol
haha welcome to building your own pc's, lol thats why mine has cost me like 6-7 grand i recently brought enermax(i got white but think theres a red version) fans and the are a pwm fan but you are able to turn the led on and off, they are super quiet 53cfm @ 14dba otherwise you could get a set of cathodes with come with a switch that mounts in a pci slot, or you can get crafty and mount it in your floppy bay by grinding down the end a bit(its in my build log somewhere)
Edited by CH4PZ - 12/23/10 at 7:56pm
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haha welcome to building your own pc's, lol thats why mine has cost me like 6-7 grand i recently brought enermax(i got white but think theres a red version) fans and the are a pwm fan but you are able to turn the led on and off, they are super quiet 53cfm @ 14dba otherwise you could get a set of cathodes with come with a switch that mounts in a pci slot, or you can get crafty and mount it in your floppy bay by grinding down the end a bit(its in my build log somewhere)
I am going to be honest and say I hated what your pc looked like at the start. All the neon stuff looked like a UFO trapper keeper from the 80's to me. But now.... Beautiful! that computer looks so sick I love it! The white looks awesome! Yea I want to go with a stealthy look for the most part if anything I atleast want to wire lights inside the case so I can hit a button and you can see my hardware.

Aside from looks and everything what do you think about the actual build itself?
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Cant tell you the countless amounts of shopping carts I have put together on New egg.
We know man, we know...
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I am going to be honest and say I hated what your pc looked like at the start. All the neon stuff looked like a UFO trapper keeper from the 80's to me. But now.... Beautiful! that computer looks so sick I love it! The white looks awesome! Yea I want to go with a stealthy look for the most part if anything I atleast want to wire lights inside the case so I can hit a button and you can see my hardware.

Aside from looks and everything what do you think about the actual build itself?
aww tell me bout it, the white cables were added in in prep for the build and the loop was really a trial to get my head around w/cooling so it was add on after add on and the fan unit was pissing me right off couldnt get around it, but i knew once i had moved i was going to go through the process, and do things properly just got impatient and wanted to try it out but yeh im pretty happy with how it turned out and lets be honest it couldnt have got worse, lol. if you want on/off on your lights the enermax are pretty damn bright(if you see last of my pics...for now) or cathodes could be the go. cathodes can be switched externally which is easier, where as the fan light need to be done on the fan, so gotta pull side off etc. the build looks pretty solid especially for your first, i say go 4 it
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ps good to see the jump up to X58 chipset you wont regret it
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Don't get scared....very nice part selection. I have the Noctua - that is the best...amazing cooler. Think its legos - yes legos - you put one piece here and connect etc.

As Rob Schneider says "You can Do it".

Check some videos on youtube on building pcs and stuff. And isn't there a website called howstuffworks.com something like that or diy.com (do it yourself)...there has to be amazing videos out there for building pcs for beginners

Have fun,

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ps good to see the jump up to X58 chipset you wont regret it
You know before I even joined the site I have had my eye set on an obsidian D case like yours. Something about the all black everywhere just makes the hardware stand out and look so bad ass. Then after looking at your case I might just get one buy the extra 4 fans keep it on air and light the inside with white cathode's on a switch when I want to display hardware.

Plus if I go with the obsidian D and white cathodes It can show off that sexy black ops 580 lol. I will know for sure what the hell im doing once I can check out the new intel cpus and boards. I really cant wait. I traded off one bad habbit for another...... My wrx sti was my first money sink but crashed that last summer thinking I was a pro driver trying to drift up a hill @ about 120mph, walked away without a scratch and decided to throw in the towel on my "race car" driving days lol. I'm getting to old for that ****...

Computers on the other hand are much safer and still cheaper (for what I need anyway) Aside from hours on demonoid and piracy I dont have much to worry about lol.... I just cant wait!!!! Its not putting the stuff together that scares me its getting it to post / bios / oc and cable management that makes me nervous lol.
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get a 750hx corsair or 650ax
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