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post #1 of 23
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Hi, I am new to the forums and about to start building my 2nd PC so I figured why not start a build log for it. Right now I only have the HAF-X case which I have been modding but here is a list of what will be coming:

Well due to Sandy Bridge release and benchmark reviews being so much better with the price on par with the X6 build I was planning I ended up doing an SB build for now as I cannot wait for the Bulldozer release. But who knows maybe I can build another once Bulldozer is out

Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe

Processor: Intel i5-2500k

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1600 F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH

GPU: Saphire HD 6950 will be adding another for crossfire

Boot Drive: Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB

HDD: 2x WD Velociraptor 600GB in Raid 0

CPS Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 with Yates Loom D12SH-12

Case: Custom HAF-X Blue/Black, I liked how the Nvidia HAF-X looked so went with this theme but in a color I liked a little more

Optical Drive: LG DVD-Writer

PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold

Lighting: Logisys Blue corner LEDs, Blue Megaflow case fans to replace 200mm stock Haf-X fans.


Alright so here are some pics so far of the case, it is not complete as I am waiting for the fans to arrive, and weather has not been working well with me for painting.

I will be trying to update often with progress. Sorry for bad quality pictures as well I will try to take some good ones when it is complete.


















Edited by WRXSTi0487 - 1/9/11 at 2:02pm
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post #2 of 23
Wow. Just that front really brings out the looks. Nice!
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post #3 of 23
wow, nice paint. What did you use?
post #4 of 23
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Safety Blue Krylon Fusion for Plastic, so far everything has really gone well I has some issues with the top as the humidity started going up and have had to sand some areas and wait for the rain to pass before I can finish that as well as the HDD trays and the Tooless drive attachments, I did no prep work other than the can of air to blow any dust off as per the instructions and it says 7 days cure time for a chip free finish.

I tested it on an old case before I used it on the HAF and really liked the results. It seems to be very forgiving to overpainting and runs as well.
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post #5 of 23
Really nice paint and case But since you didnt buy the other components yet, please read this. I wouldnt reccomend getting an amd build at this budget... Since Sandy Bridge is 9 days away. I strongly suggest getting a i5 2500k with a Gigabyte p67 mobo, which will be better than the current i7 950. It will game much better than a 1100t and it will also perform better for any other task... Also, for the gpus, I suggest waiting until january 20th to see how the gtx 560 performs... For what I've read, it should be priced around 225$ and it will be better than a gtx 470 and almost as good, when overclocked a little, as a gtx 570, so I'd get a pair of those. For the other components, other than gpu, cpu and mobo, they are good choices. You will also need to change the ram since sandy bridge will support triple channel ram...
NOTE** I wouldn't get velociraptors... They lack in performance compared to the SSDs out there. My suggestion would be to get 2x 120gb SSDs (I reccomend the Corsair F20 120gb, they are the best 120gb ones out there) in raid0 for boot and programs, and 2x 640gb caviar black sata3 hdd in raid0 for storage. This setup will load faster and perform better. Also, it will come cheaper than what you initially planned.
Here are the links from newegg for this components:
HDD
SSD
I also have a suggestion for the power supply, it is a very solid and reliable psu, it has more than enough power for your system and its also modular which is great for cable management. It is certified 80+ bronze so it wont let you down.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153127

Here's a link to a chart from anandtech to help decide which ssd to get:
SSD comparison chart

Good luck
Edited by polm - 12/31/10 at 3:10pm
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[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
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[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
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[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
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[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
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[Asus][Xonar DG] 
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[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
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[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
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[Asus][Xonar DG] 
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[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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post #6 of 23
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Ah yes I knew I was missing something, lol I had planned for the Ultra X4 1050W Power supply.

Thank you for all the suggestions that is why I posted what I was planning before I actually bought anything else I am looking for sugestions and of course from my list I'm sure its clear it will be a gaming rig...lol

I am still looking around and will post up final stuff when I actually make the purchases and complete the build. I'm trying not to rush too much as I want to get the case complete before I bother with the components.
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post #7 of 23
very cool, great work!
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by WRXSTi0487 View Post
Ah yes I knew I was missing something, lol I had planned for the Ultra X4 1050W Power supply.

Thank you for all the suggestions that is why I posted what I was planning before I actually bought anything else I am looking for sugestions and of course from my list I'm sure its clear it will be a gaming rig...lol

I am still looking around and will post up final stuff when I actually make the purchases and complete the build. I'm trying not to rush too much as I want to get the case complete before I bother with the components.
Dont get an ultra psu...they have the reputation to be not very reliable... If you want 1000w power for a good price and reliability, this is your best choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-068-_-Product
Even better (single rail 12v and 80+ gold):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-075-_-Product

But remember that 750w will be more than enough for this setup
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[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
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[Asus][Xonar DG] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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post #9 of 23
Holy 16GB batman-- you sure you need all that RAM?
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lol the 16GB kit is only $259 plus I like multi-tasking entirely too much o.O plus the reason for this build is actually my mother has been complaining about her computer and has offered to reimburse me for a new build if I let her have my current one...lol so why not?
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