I can remember it perfectly. I was young and stupid at the time, and I wanted to buy an Alienware PC since I was tired of my slow laptop. It was mid-July when I woke up one morning with an idea: "Maybe I could build myself a computer? I'm pretty sure I could come out with something as performant as an Alienware, but cheaper". That's where it all began.
So here I am, one year and a half later, writting this post as my dream is coming to life.
I own you guys a lot, everyone on this forum. You helped me alot when I had question and you helped keeping the flame alive. I also promised a build log to a lot of people!
If you have any questions, don't be afraid, I'll gladly answer them!
Finally, I'd like to mention that english isn't my primary language, so excuse the mistakes!
Corsair Graphite 600TM (with window)
Intel Core i7 2600K
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Fermi
Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green SATA2
Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB
LG GH24LS70 24X SATA Lightscribe
ASUS Xonar DG 5.1
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
3x Cooler Master SickleFlow 120
1x Coolermaster Megaflow 200MM Red LED
Sunbeam Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller
RGB LED Strip + Controller
Rosewill USB 2.0 External 74-in-1 Card Reader
ASUS Mini USB Bluetooth Dongle
TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless Adapter
Logitech Extreme 3D Pro USB Joystick
EK nVidia 580 GTX VGA Cooling Block - Acetal
XSPC X2O 750 Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir Pump
1x XSPC RS240
1x XSPC RS120
PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Red Tubing - 7/16in. ID X 5/8in. OD
Not decided yet
IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound
Antimicrobial Silver Strip
Making the Rheosmart Fit
Relocate the HDDs Cages
Make the LED strip more customisable (LED controller)
Cutting the Mesh Under the Fans
Sleeve Everything (maybe?)
07/12 - First Shipment
08/12 - Second Shipment
10/12 - Making the Rheosmart Fit
11/12 - Relocating the HDDs Cages
11/12 - Shipment of Sadness
11/12 - PACKING PEANUTS!
15/12 - Yet Another Shipment
18/12 - It's Alive!
20/12 - Houston, We Have Something Fast Over Here
20/12 - Ohai! Hello little green thing!
20/12 - AAAHHHH! MY EYES! IT'S TOO BRIGHT!!!!!!
06/01 - LED Controller
09/01 - D'oh!