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Hello Ocn.
I've been hit by the modding fever and i've been working on saving for these builds for a long long time. it all started at 2012, a year after i got married and paid my debts. i started saving to build a PC which i did in 2013. But on OCN. nothing seems enough smile.gif.

I've been dreaming of a monster Rig since i was a little kid and started using the internet back in 1998. and now after almost 4 years of savings. i'm close to what i always dreamed of. Just to make you guys understand. i've purchased the sleeving for my rig back in december 2014. so figure the amount of savings and planning i've been doing smile.gif

Despite not having everything i need. i can skip on the Needed SSDs and the HDDs cause i can always purchase these later.

The two rigs that will see the Modifications/Build are mine and my wife's.

My Rig Specs currently are:
  • CPU: Intel i7 3770K
  • Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2X4 1600 CL9
  • MotherBoard: Gigabyte Z77X UD3H
  • GPU: Sapphire R9 290X Purchased OFF Ocn in 2014
  • PSU: Seasonic M12II 750W
  • Case: Corsair 500R
  • 1TB WD Blue.
  • 240GB PNY SSD.

WaterCooling:
  • Swiftech MCP50X
  • EK Supremacy Full Nickel
  • Koolance ViD 290X Purchased OFF ocn in 2014 from @stren
  • Alphacool Cape Corp
  • Koolance compression Fittings. Purchased off OCN in 2104
  • Corsair SP120s Bought OFF ocn from: @exodus1500
  • Alphacool St240 Purchased OFF ocn in 2014
  • Alphacool XT240 Purchased OFF ocn in 2014



Wife's Rig:
  • CPU: Intel i5 4440
  • Ram: GSkill Ripjaws 8GB 2X4 1600 CL9
  • MotherBoard: AsRock H87 Pro4
  • GPU: Sapphire 7870XT
  • PSU: Corsair TX650 "7 Years Old"
  • Case: ThermalTake Armor Revo
  • 3 Of Mixed HDDs.



What happened is wife's PSU is almost dying and she needed a new one. so the plan is to do what i always wished to do.

My New Rig "Code Name" Beast:
  • CPU: Intel i7 3770K
  • Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2X4 1600 CL9
  • MotherBoard: Gigabyte Z77X UD3H
  • GPU: 2 X Sapphire R9 290X "Both GPU {Received} - Bought on OCN from @Boyd and @george241312
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNova 850 GS "which will be sleeved" {Shipped} Bought last February from newegg for 85$ after discount and rebate.
  • Case: NZXT H440 {OWNED}
  • 1TB WD Blue.
  • 240GB PNY SSD.


New Water Cooling Setup.
  • EK Supermacy Full Nickel {Owned}
  • 2 X EK Nickel Acrylic 290X Blocks + Back Plates {Shipped} {Bought OFF ocn From @xxdarkreap3rxx
  • Rocket Science Black compression fittings. This guy is amazing and has something like homemade fittings. you can check him out at www.rocketscience.mx {Shipped}
  • Swiftech MCP655 {Shipped} Bought OFF ocn from: @exodus1500
  • Koolance Pump Top {Shipped} Bought OFF OCN from @Killa Cam
  • Koolance reservoir {Shipped} Bought OFF OCN from @Killa Cam
  • Promochill 12mm PETG {Received}
  • Mayhems Pastel White + Non Stain Dye {Not yet shipped}
  • Swifftech MCR220 Purchased OFF ocn in January 15
  • Swiftech MCR320 Purchased OFF ocn in January 15
  • Some misc fittings Bought OFF OCN from @Killa Cam
  • BitsPower valve Bought OFF OCN from @Killa Cam
  • Swiftech Helix 1800rpm Fans {Shipped} bought off Sidewinderscomputers. Gary didn't answer 3 mails before i order. but he shipped next day i ordered and replied my emails.. Guys seriously support this guy.. he is doing a wonderful job and his prices are amazing.


New Wife's Rig "Project Marshmallow"
  • CPU: Intel i5 4440
  • Ram: GSkill Ripjaws 8GB 2X4 1600 CL9
  • MotherBoard: AsRock H87 Pro4
  • GPU: Sapphire AMD 290X
  • PSU: Seasonic M12II 750W "fully sleeved" transferred from my Rig.
  • Case: ThermalTake Core V51 Extreme.
  • 3 Of Mixed HDDs.

Wife's New Water Cooling Setup
  • Swiftech MCP50X
  • EK Supremacy plexi clean
  • Koolance ViD 290X Purchased OFF ocn in 2014
  • Alphacool Cape Corp
  • Primochill Compression fitings for Rigid tubing..
  • Corsair SP120s Bought OFF ocn from: @exodus1500
  • Alphacool St240 Purchased OFF ocn in 2014
  • Alphacool XT240 Purchased OFF ocn in 2014
  • Mayhem X1 clear + Mayhem Non stain red dye. {not Shipped}


As you can see guys. due to limited funds I've purchased most of the important stuff off ocn to cut on prices. that saved me around 300$ which is great and amazing.

Wife's Computer Case will be painted white and pink to fit the theme..

I wish i can save some funds to get us 2 X 120GB SSD which is kinda hard after blowing 1.5 years of savings to complete these builds smile.gif... But hey it's OCN .. It pushes us to do stuff we enjoy but our wallets don't biggrin.gif

I have made my self a small PVC Light Box to take photos of items upon arrival. there will be a lot of modding and sleeving to be done. I will try to take my time with the builds as i really wish to have an outcome that would be suitable to be called an OCN member's MOD smile.gif.

Thanks guys. Stay tuned for these pjoects. they wont be done any time soon. so i appreciate your patience ... Thanks to everybody who cut me a slack on sale or a purchase and Thanks OCN for the chance to let me express my self in something i'm so interest in.

My final touch to my build will be waiting for Black Friday and trying to hunt a Logitech g27 as it costs 630$ here. And I would get a new tkl keyboard and some nice set of customized key caps

Update#1 5/4/15 3 Packages in my PO Box in NY. Hurray

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Fittings You Say? got these off www.rocketsicene.mx .. The owner is an amazing guy. it's an individual business and you Aussies are luck with such a guy.
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It Begins biggrin.gif

looks like i bought the internet smile.gif

I'm sure many of you will recognize their boxes. More Photos to be placed after lunch smile.gif


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And here is a seak of my custom made Light Box.

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Wow, I didn't even know they made non-stain dye. Can you use it with plain distilled water and biocide or do you need to use their coolant?

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