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Ok so this will be my first build log (so please take it easy on me smile.gif), but this is definitely the most excited I've been about a build in awhile.

The components are..........drum.gif
  • CPU- i5 2500k
  • Mobo- Asus P8P67-M Pro
  • GPU- Evga GTX 570 Super Clocked
  • PSU- Seasonic X750
  • Ram- Super Talent 2000 CL8
  • Cooler- Noctua NH-U9B SE 2
  • Case- Lian Li PC-A04B
  • Disk Drive- Samsung Super Multi 22x Sata
  • Monitor- Asus VK246H
and now for the fans......
  • 2 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 15's @ 1850rpm (front intake)
  • 2 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 14's (92mm) @ 2650rpm (heat sink)
  • 1 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 13 @ 1150rpm (exhaust)
  • 2 Noctua NF-B9 @ 1600rpm (unsure yet of their purpose in life)
I'll be using 3 spare hard drives until I get an SSD again.
  • 1x 150gb Maxtor 7200rpm (old faithful)
  • 1x 1tb Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm (Steam games + Misc media)
  • 1x 250gb Seagate Momentus 2.5" 5400rpm (unsure with this as well)
I also have some foam left from what I used to dampen my Raven RV02 with so I might put some of that inside depending on how noisy it is.
(its actually from gun cases at work but it actually helped my raven quite a bit (at least I thought so))

Thats it though, the first of the parts will be arriving tomorrow so I will update with pics as they come in.
Edited by nagle3092 - 1/11/11 at 6:43am
 
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post #2 of 43
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dsc05293b.jpg


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Just a size comparison between my sidewinder X4 and the Lian Li PC-A04B

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You can see there is enough room for the rad from an H50 but theres only about 20-25mm between the bottom of the fan and the top of the mobo so it will depend on your heatsink layout on the board. I dont think an H70 will fit but I think the new H60 will be doable.
I will get exact measurements this weekend.

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And the full frontal

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Group shot

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Top shot of the noctua (yes I bent the fins a little holding the heatsink but bent them back for the next shot, it was only slightly)

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I was really surprised how robust the Noctua mounting system is, the last air cooler I used was a Zalman CPS9700 on an AMD rig. Anyone that used their mounting system know how terrible it is.
Edited by nagle3092 - 1/12/11 at 9:32pm
 
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post #3 of 43
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dsc05301e.jpg

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You can see that the command clips helped, the thick cables like pcie, and cpu I could only fit one per clip but they held pretty well.

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As you can see I got my super talent's in, you might be thinking to yourself,"I thought he was getting GT's for his Noctua?". Well I did, but they are closed cornered doh.gif so now I gotta wait till I get some zipties to rig it up. I'm not going to the store tonight(gotta play with my new rig!)

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Heres a little rear exshaust action with one of the spare 92mm Noctua fans.

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Here is a final pic of what it looks like after my GT's came in.

These next 3 are my attempt to take better pictures, they still turn up kinda dark though IMO.
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A very dark picture of my desk, love the new monitor I still dont know why the one with the webcam was cheaper then the model without it (exact same besides the webcam). Well I guess if I ever need one I have one.
Edited by nagle3092 - 5/5/11 at 10:29am
 
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post #4 of 43
reserved for awe

I rate this build

supersex/10
Edited by reflex99 - 1/13/11 at 11:05pm
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post #6 of 43
mATX or mITX? Cause I don't consider mATX small (but that's probably because I only use mATX boards and cases for my stuff (or smaller)).
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All you have to do is seaech for Asus P8P67-M Pro, lol.

mATX.
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post #8 of 43
That case is labelled as mITX but it is most certainly a mATX case.

Just count the expansion slots, 1-2 for ITX, 4 for mATX, and 7+ for full ATX
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I'm confused now. The motherboard is mATX... but the case is mITX. I don't think the mobo is gonna fit. Am I missing something?

EDIT: Case fits both. I just checked. It's an mATX build.
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Originally Posted by zionic;11976539 
I'm confused now. The motherboard is mATX... but the case is mITX. I don't think the mobo is gonna fit. Am I missing something?

EDIT: Case fits both. I just checked. It's an mATX build.

Yes as you know now its an mATX case, for some reason it gets listed as an mITX cases some places. But I got some parts in tonight so standby for some pictures in a couple hours (ups comes late(case) but usps has already dropped some things off).
 
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