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This is going to be my first proper gaming rig smile.gif Seen as this is going to be my first rig I thought I would go all out and make sure this rig will last me for many many years. On the 19th or December 2013 I ordered all my components from the best parts supplier's in the UK, Scan Computers Int and Overclockers UK. My original plan was to go with the 4670k, 770 ACX SC, Asus Maximus VI HERO but then I decided against my first plan. I then went onto thinking about my final build. The main reasons I decided to go X79 was due the overclocking and the upgradability. The next generation of Intel extreme processors are said to run on the current 2011 chip socket. The parts are due on the 23rd of December 2013 so I will post pictures in due course. Due to the lack of money I have wink.gif I do not own a camera, this means all the photos will be taken off my iPhone 4s. I am very sorry about this and will only chose the best quality pictures.

Here is my build plan for everything:

Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 Cube Case
CPU: i7 4820k Ivy bridge-E
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula
RAM: TeamGroup Vulcan RED 8GB
Storage: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200Rpm HDD
Cooling: Custom Water Cooling
PSU: Silverstone SST-ST85F-GS Strider 850W

(If you would like pricing do not hesitate to PM me as I don't mind helping people out and recommending parts for people!)

Water Cooling:
Radiator: 360mm EK-CoolStream RAD XT
Reservoir: EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Basic
Pump: XSPC D5 Vario (1/2" Barbs)
CPU Block: Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light CPU Waterblock
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX-4
Fittings: Assorted Bits Power Fittings

In total, this rig is going to cost me around the £2000 price range. I saved up for roughly a year doing every paper round that came around. My parents have not contributed any money to this rig, I have earn't every single penny and I intend to keep it this way.

Future Plans:
I have some quite big ideas for this rig, I am not wanting to fully mod the case. I am hoping to raid 0 2 120Gb Samsung 840 evo SSD's and also raid 10 2 2TB WD drives. I also would like to add another 240mm rad for the top of the Air 540. I am not entirely sure about my future plans as I don't really want to look that far ahead as I am coming to my GCSE exams.

Thank you all for reading; especially with my English skills, I can't possibly imagine how boring this must be to read. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and santa brings you everything you wanted and enjoy the rest of this year and have a great New Year! I will shorty start posting pictures up of the build and all my parts!
Have a great day! Peace out!
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