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Spectre Redux-800D to 900D Case Swap & Upgrade
Starting off this new thread showcasing the biggest PC build undertaking I have ever convinced myself to go ahead with. This is what happens when you graduate high school.
I bought my first PC when I was 13, an 8th grader for those of you here in the states. It was absolute crap: were talking 2013, and I was running SLI 7800GTs. That spawned a fanaticism for hardware I never could have imagined. Initially this involved frequent trips to the local computer recycling guy, looking for things like GTX 460s. My builds incrementally progressed, moving out of the scary early 2000s enclosure I started with (I don't think I need to elaborate-thing looked like an aluminum cheesy fishtank). I bought an FX8350, traded my GTX 460 for an ASUS M5A99X Evo R2.0 and finally bought my first water-cooling hardware.
By the grace of some higher power, someone on Overclock.net sent me a GTX 680 Heatkiller waterblock for free. Together with a Swiftech Apogee HD and about $250 worth of other stuff, I had my first water-cooled PC. The cherry on top was the WONDERFUL (sarcasm) Raidmax 902WW that I had to cut a hole in to fit my radiator on.
Long story short, I got an 800D, then a 900D (the case I dreamed about for years). I learned to hand sleeve cables, work with hardline etc.
I just graduated high school. I have some cash-were gonna do this one right folks.
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