1. #10181
    Just got done putting together another rig for a friend.

    CPU - i5 3570k
    Cooler - Xigmatek Gaia
    Mobo - ASRock Z77 Pro3
    Ram - 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix
    GPU - Asus DC2O-2GD5 GTX 660 Ti
    HDD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
    Case - Fractal Design Arc Midi
    PSU - PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 500W

    Really a nice setup for a mid budget build. The PSU fit rather nice with the black/white color scheme of the fractal case. He'll be adding an SSD in a few months though I'll probably do the install and move OS and what not.

    Forgot to take a quick pic of my work and cable management. Will snag one later and upload it.
    Last edited by BruceG87; 2013-02-09 at 10:45 AM. Reason: Forgot the mobo, thanks Majesticii
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceG87 View Post
    Just got done putting together another rig for a friend.

    CPU - i5 3570k
    Cooler - Xigmatek Gaia
    Ram - 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix
    GPU - Asus DC2O-2GD5 GTX 660 Ti
    HDD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
    Case - Fractal Design Arc Midi
    PSU - PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 500W

    Really a nice setup for a mid budget build. The PSU fit rather nice with the black/white color scheme of the fractal case. He'll be adding an SSD in a few months though I'll probably do the install and move OS and what not.

    Forgot to take a quick pic of my work and cable management. Will snag one later and upload it.
    Where is the motherboard?

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    Edited post, thanks for catching that.
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    you already bought it? Cause i'd go for a extreme4 rather than this. Not a great overclocker this board.

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    Wasn't my choice, my friend was in control here. Otherwise the build would have had an Extreme4 and a 7950 rather a Pro3 and 660ti.

    He's an Nvidia fan.

    Plus he'll only be doing light overclocking, honestly nothing the Pro3 can't handle.

    EDIT - I was merely the one to make sure he didn't crash and burn in the process of building his first computer.
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    Just finished my rebuild with Mobo, CPU, and RAM upgrades today. I've gotta say, the difference between an i5-750 @ 2.8 GHz and this new 3570k @ 4.3 GHz is pretty staggering. Way larger upgrade than I thought it would be. Next goal is to get a modular PSU (my current cable management is a disaster) and a small SSD for Windows and WoW.

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    CPU: Intel i5-3570k @ 4.3 GHz
    Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
    GPU: MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr 3GB
    RAM: 16 GB GSkill Ares DDR3-1600
    PSU: Corsair TX650w
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm
    Case Fans: 2x Scythe Slipstream 120mm Case Fans (1 top-mounted exhaust, 1 side-mounted intake)
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    Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster LCD 23" Widescreen (1920x1080)
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    Last edited by Marxman; 2013-02-09 at 12:40 PM.

  7. #10187
    Quote Originally Posted by BruceG87 View Post
    Wasn't my choice, my friend was in control here. Otherwise the build would have had an Extreme4 and a 7950 rather a Pro3 and 660ti.

    He's an Nvidia fan.

    Plus he'll only be doing light overclocking, honestly nothing the Pro3 can't handle.

    EDIT - I was merely the one to make sure he didn't crash and burn in the process of building his first computer.
    Well, the performance differences would have been considerable with a 7950 instead of a 660 Ti. The money he saved on the board should have gone into the graphics card, because the 7950 treads all over the 660 Ti in games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    Well, the performance differences would have been considerable with a 7950 instead of a 660 Ti. The money he saved on the board should have gone into the graphics card, because the 7950 treads all over the 660 Ti in games.
    I don't know whether "treads all over" are the right words, unless he was specifically interested in only playing Crysis/Warhead or had a 2500x1600 monitor.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/550?vs=647
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...ormance/8.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...review,19.html
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/t...0-ti-review/14
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...mp-extreme-r/4

    I'd consider them neck-and-neck @1080p overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    I don't know whether "treads all over" are the right words, unless he was specifically interested in only playing Crysis/Warhead or had a 2500x1600 monitor.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/550?vs=647
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...ormance/8.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...review,19.html
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/t...0-ti-review/14
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...mp-extreme-r/4

    I'd consider them neck-and-neck @1080p overall.
    Yea, I wasn't referring to the 7950 as if it would have performed better. @1080p he would have had relatively the same performance while saving some money that I could have put back into the motherboard.

    However it doesn't matter, the computer was physically assembled last night. My friend is very pleased overall as he's never had a true desktop of his own let alone one which he helped customize and assist in building himself. He does a ton of gaming too, which wasn't as much fun for him on a 2 year old $600 laptop.

    Plus he seemed rather surprised that assembly was literally that simple. In the future, I don't think he'll need any help with physical assembly. Though requiring help to choose parts remains in question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiragana View Post
    Yeah i have an nzxt phantom myself, http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...1#post20010454 (link to my set up) i took a couple of pics for you and anyone else googling phantom side panel fans since i had to do quite a lot of research myself.

    http://imgur.com/ma0uZQY
    http://imgur.com/IVIoiL4
    http://imgur.com/MDNwXys

    If you have a look on that fan i linked earlier most people reviewing it bought it for a phantom. It was tight though, and the screws i used were only just long enough. You also need to drill the holes yourself since the fan comes with the holes only partially drilled, theres a thin layer of plastic over one side.
    I cant see an orange one though, only a red one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xigmatek-XLF...0334609&sr=1-3 Though the leds arent actually coloured, its just white leds that light up the coloured blades.
    That said though if you temps are fine id just go with a side panel http://www.amazon.co.uk/NZXT-Phantom.../dp/B006FW0LQA there pretty cheap and look good.
    I'll probably give the Xigmatek fan a try. There's no window panel selling on amazon.us QQ
    Thanks for the tip! Now, time to find the long screws...

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    God damn it people posting your specs, post pictures! >_< I see two on this page who just post a wall of specs, but not a single pic, it can even be from a camera phone. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    God damn it people posting your specs, post pictures! >_< I see two on this page who just post a wall of specs, but not a single pic, it can even be from a camera phone. :P
    Here's a picture of me having fun with sandpaper today
    http://i.imgur.com/O2kJvCj.jpg

    I agree though, posting specs is boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Here's a picture of me having fun with sandpaper today
    http://i.imgur.com/O2kJvCj.jpg
    !!!

    You really removed all the lettering!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Here's a picture of me having fun with sandpaper today
    http://i.imgur.com/O2kJvCj.jpg
    I'd be too nervous of messing up to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    !!!

    You really removed all the lettering!?
    Sanded it down to the copper, then smoothed it. Also removed a dent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    I'd be too nervous of messing up to do that.
    Hehe so was I, if it failed i basicly had no desktop xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Sanded it down to the copper, then smoothed it. Also removed a dent.



    Hehe so was I, if it failed i basicly had no desktop xD
    I was about to ask and I'm glad to see it actually paid off well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Sanded it down to the copper, then smoothed it. Also removed a dent.



    Hehe so was I, if it failed i basicly had no desktop xD
    Nah, you'd have a desktop, just missing a processor
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    Might aswell link the whole thing, not sure if i ever did.
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    As long as the 760 survives the OC, i'm keeping it. It still holds up to date.
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    Wow... bright... green. O_O
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    Did the lapping do any good for you? Lower temps?
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