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    Next purchase: Seagate Momentus XT 750GB for my games
    Second purchase: Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2-B3 motherboard
    Third purchase: Gigabyte Radeon HD7970

    Should be spring time here by the time I have all three items.

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    So just in time to add a 3570K to that shopping list?
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    Finally got around to taking pics, so I thought I'd make a new post:

    CPU: Intel i7 950 (Link)
    Heatsink/CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Link)
    MOBO: ASRock X58 Extreme 3 (Link)
    Video Card(1): MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti 2GB (Link)
    Video Card(2): MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti 2GB (Link)
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB (Link)
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB (Link)
    Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6x2GB) (Link)
    PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow 850W Modular (Link)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi (Link)
    Monitor: 23" Dell SR2320L (Link)
    Mouse: Logitech M510 (Link)
    Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated (Link)
    Speakers: Logitech LS21 (Link)







    Ignore the dust, I cleaned the filters right after I took the pic.




    Inside the case. I'm extremely happy with how organized I was able to get everything using fan power splitters and cable extension(s).


    Close up on the motherboard.
    Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-02-27 at 02:11 PM.

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    LOVE your setup, Noteworthynerd! Glad to finally see it! Looks very clean and nice!
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    Looks nice, but you should turn your PSU around; as it is, it "steals" air from your bottom GPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Looks nice, but you should turn your PSU around; as it is, it "steals" air from your bottom GPU.
    Well, he does have a side panel fan right there, so it is giving extra air to both - and I'm sure the GPUs fans pull in more air than the PSU one, however I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Well, he does have a side panel fan right there, so it is giving extra air to both - and I'm sure the GPUs fans pull in more air than the PSU one, however I could be wrong.
    I have (had) a similar configuration: The PSU turned with the fan taking air from the inside and a 200mm intake fan in the side-panel. When I turned my PSU around I noticed a 5-6c difference.

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    Yeah, I plan on flipping my PSU; in fact, I asked which way it should be facing in this thread a couple days ago. I'm just gonna wait until those extensions and power splitters come in, since I'll have everything unplugged then anyway, should be here sometime early next week (my temps are fine in the meantime, so I'm not too worried).

    Thanks for the compliments. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Finally got around to taking pics, so I thought I'd make a new post:

    CPU: Intel i7 950 (Link)
    Heatsink/CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Link)
    MOBO: ASRock X58 Extreme 3 (Link)
    GPU(1): MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti 2GB (Link)
    GPU(2): MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti 2GB (Link)
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB (Link)
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB (Link)
    RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (Link)
    PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow 850W Modular (Link)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi (Link)
    Monitor 1: 23" Acer H233H (Link)
    Mouse: Logitech M510 (Link)
    Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated (Link)
    Desk: Ameriwood Tiverton Executive Desk (Link)






    Ignore the dust, I cleaned the filters right after I took the pic.




    Inside the case, disregard the clutter, I've ordered some power cord extensions and fan power splitters to clean that up.


    Close up on the motherboard.
    Oh my god, so clean... Wish you'd see my setup, dust everywhere, dirt, all random crap that I don't need =.=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    I have (had) a similar configuration: The PSU turned with the fan taking air from the inside and a 200mm intake fan in the side-panel. When I turned my PSU around I noticed a 5-6c difference.
    Damn! Which kind of PSU do you have again? I don't worry too much with mine since half the time I'm not drawing enough power for it really to warrant having the PSU fan on. (Love PSUs with fans that only turn on when needed!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
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    I'm literally drooling over the case :> Mine was supposed to arrive this week but the basterds at the shop screwed up the order so I'll have to wait for the next week. It's awesome looking build with the dual twin frozr's and all. Maybe you could duck those cables behind the motherboard tray for some extra cleaness ;> I'm nitpicking though, looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Damn! Which kind of PSU do you have again? I don't worry too much with mine since half the time I'm not drawing enough power for it really to warrant having the PSU fan on. (Love PSUs with fans that only turn on when needed!)
    The Antec "High Current Gamer" 750W PSU. I have about twice the amount of space between my PSU and GPU as well (non-SLI). Turning the PSU also made the cable-mess a lot tidier and allowed for the front fans to push in more air. Here is an old picture of my system (pre-cleaning in Aug I believe): http://i.imgur.com/asiQL.jpg

    Only reason I went with that PSU was because I was aiming at going some sort of custom loop and SLI. Plans changed though.

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    Oh I hate how they tend to stick where the cables come out on the side. Put it in the middle! >_<
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Oh I hate how they tend to stick where the cables come out on the side. Put it in the middle! >_<
    But then it'd be half-messy no matter which way you turned the PSU


    Anyways, while my computer hardware hasn't changed, my gaming station setup has:

    Got a new desk, an APC UPS (you can barely see it on the bottom to the right of the tower), built a rolling platform for the computer case to sit on so I don't have to drag all ~60lbs of it out when I need to open it up, wall mounted my monitor, and got a Logitech racing wheel for playing Dirt 3 and F1 2010 (the wheel is off to the side)

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    Here are some pics:



    This is what I have for now, I am not entirely pleased with the pinkish hue it has gotten, but I will take it down and get some better clear tubing at a later date. Hope you enjoy my beauty.

    The CPU Loop: The pump/res/rad combo is mounted of the back and the hosing is inserted through one of the 80mm fanholes, it goes back into the back compartment to the 2x92mm rad and then to the CPU Block and back to the pump/res/rad combo.

    The GPU Loop: The reservoir goes straight down to the pump(don't worry I will attach it with brackets later, broke them and have some new ones on the way), from the pump it goes to the 3x120 RAD, and then from that into the blocks which are in series, then it goes up to the 2x120 rad and then back to the res.

    I had a lot of fun building this, and I will have lots more fun with it later.
    did your aurora dye mess up yet? I have heard that it lasts 1 day and then the effect goes off, apparently it's not recommended for everyday use only for shows and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    So just in time to add a 3570K to that shopping list?
    You wish Fetzie, I ain't spending that kind of cash until a GPU can bottleneck my 2600k when it's overclocked. I still need to deal with my CPU cooler situation, which I think I will do before I get the Seagate Momentus XT hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    You wish Fetzie
    I'm willing to bet the 3570K will not be more than $250.... since it's not a 2011 X79 CPU, it is in fact an Ivy Bridge CPU. The 2600K will likely remain more expensive than the 3570K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    I'm willing to bet the 3570K will not be more than $250.... since it's not a 2011 X79 CPU, it is in fact an Ivy Bridge CPU. The 2600K will likely remain more expensive than the 3570K.
    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i...0i5-3570K.html

    price at intro is set at $225

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    Well damn! That's even cheaper than the opening price of the 2500Ks!
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    Yeah but why replace what I got when I am not even pushing the damn thing very much? I see no sense in "upgrading" forcing me to buy a new socket type board for almost zero performance increase over what I have. My computer only lacks the inability to maximize graphics on my 1080p monitor now due to the 6870 being somewhat of a budget high performer, as it had no problem running most games at a 1680x1050 resolution near maximum settings. Hence why I am more interested in getting a graphics card before a new processor. I might actually get the motherboard alongside my CPU cooler so that I don't have to take my processor out more then once, found some other websites cheaper then Newegg for certain parts, there is no way in hell I am paying 110 dollars plus shipping for a Corsair H80 on NCIX when I can get it for 95 plus free shipping from Direct Canada.

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