I recently had a guessing competition on my Simple Desk build log and OCN user ThatOneNewGuy
won, I was talking to him and it wouldn't have been appropriate for me to send him a custom cable and steam credit...... Well because he doesn't really have a righteous gaming rig! His current system is broken and outdated. He like many of my friends is located in Australia where it is expensive to ship anything to and its hard to get good computer parts!
SO, obviously the right thing to do would be to build him a rig! I am covering all costs associated with this build except the shipping which he agreed to cover. I will be building it for him and posting the progress here. As many of you know im not the buy parts and slap them together kind of guy so I will be making this build special for him!
I would consider this a community build, even though I am accepting the responsibility of it I give credit to OCN for providing the atmosphere and community that breeds such opportunities for people. This is not a sponsored build and I am not using any promotional items or gifts from any manufactures.List of items not yet planned or purchased that are still neededRAM Donated by OCN User Sgt Bilko AMD Radeon R3 Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)OCN CASE BADGES!!!
PSU Donated by OCN User Terrere A NZXT 700 Watt HALE 82 V2
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K50 Gaming Keyboard Donated by OCN user RexTempus
Mouse Razer HEX MOBA Donated by OCN user Exodus1500
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
Dead Space 3
Medal of Honor
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
Donated by OCN User BearyBear
Donated by OCN User BirdmanDK
PCIe x1 Wifi Card
OCN User Sgt Bilko Donated:
Witcher 1 & 2
Windows 7 Ultimate Key donated by OCN user josyd
Sound Card ASUS XONAR DG PCI Sound Card Donated by OCN User Lefik
Secondary Storage Drive Western Digital 250GB 7200rpm SATA Donated by OCN User Lefik
Storage Hard Drive 1TB Drive Donated by OCN user Majentrix
SSD New Samsung EVO 120gb SSD Donated by OCN user mk16
Logitech Surround Speaker system and Premium Headset Donated by OCN user Davey85
Things I have covered:
Lighting and cosmetic items
Ok Im thinking I will focus on making the build compact enough to ship at a reasonable price but it will be powerful and future proof! I will concentrate alot on the GPU, I have a HD7870 2GB, R9 270x 4GB, and a GYX 660 2GB. Since this is a small case build and I mite be using a miniATX board I think I will go with the special edition R9 270x OC 4GB since it is small but still packs a major punch!
As Far as the CPU/Mobo Im using a FX-8320 8 Core AM3+ CPU with a GigaByte GA-78LMT-USB3 Rev 5.0 AM3+ Motherboard
The cooling will be a EK Cylinder Res, and a couple 120mm Rads. A D5 pump. And a Swiftech CPU Block and a universal Danger Den Maze5 GPU, with copper on the VRM and VRAM modules. I will also try to squeeze some COLDER QDCs somewhere.....
We agreed on a Hot Pink and Dark Purple theme on this build, I like it! It will defiantly POP!
$150 GigaByte GA-78LMT-USB3 Rev 5.0 AM3+ Motherboard
AMD FX-8320 Box Unlocked AM3 8-Core Processor
$300 Custom Modded Corsair Waterblock with AM3 Kit
2x Sets COLDER Plastic QDCs
EK Cylinder RES
Acrylic Micro Pump/RES
Danger Den Maze5 Universal GPU Water Block
$20 2x 120mm Radiators
$ 1TB Storage Drive
$ Razor HEX MOBA Gaming Mouse
$ Samsung EVO 120gb SSD
$26 Custom Fan Controller with Pink Anodized Knobs! New off Ebay!
$ Corsair Raptor K50 Gaming Keyboard
$ NZXT HALE 82 V2 Power Supply
$ ASUS XONAR DG PCI Sound Card
$ Western Digital 250GB 7200rpm SATA Drive
$250 Sapphire Radeon 270x 4GB OC Edition
$48 Custom Paint
$ Logitech Surround Speaker system and Premium Headset
$74 3x Corsair AF120 Purple Fans
3 meters of Purple EL-Rope
$90 AMD Radeon R3 Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Total:$873 so far