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    Case: Corsair 500R black/white
    Motherboard: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 1.3
    CPU: i7-2600k @ 4.45ghz
    Cooler: Custom black/white watercooling
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 ACX 4096MB (Downgraded from Titan to put the money elsewhere, worth it.)
    RAM: 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer CL7 /w red/blue leds (Selling these on eBay to grab some dominator platinums instead)
    Sound: Asus Xonar Essence STX
    SSD: Samsung 840 250GB
    HDD: Western Digital 1TB Blue
    PSU: EVGA NEX650
    OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
    Monitor: 27" Acer S275HLbmii S Series IPS
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
    Mouse: Some random mirror / led cheap mouse

    Outside the case.


    Inside the case.


    This is the entire insides, but this was when I was using a 240mm radiator which doesn't work very well in the 500r, so I've switched to a 120mm instead which works much better and looks better in my case.

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    My first big case mod project, using the Cosmos 2. Going with Formula VI once it comes out and the Red/Black theme (had doubts about it, so many blue/black and red/black themes out there ^^)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roblivion View Post
    My pride and joy! Have cleaned up the wiring prior to booting, actually very pleased with the ease of wiring in this case!
    Great GPU choice! Gigabyte's new Windforce design on their non-ref cards is definitely a nice step up from the previous gen.

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    I want to do a purple theme, but noone makes purple accented parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sphexy View Post
    I want to do a purple theme, but noone makes purple accented parts
    So use a spraycan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by titcch View Post
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 ACX 4096MB (Downgraded from Titan to put the money elsewhere, worth it.)
    Great build! Love the black/white theme, what CPU block/pump/rad are you using?

    FYI I heard that that 770 4GB version suffers the same issue as the 680 4GB in that neither the GPU nor the memory bus can make use of the extra vRAM no matter how high the resolution (compared to the 2GB version). Only if you step things up to 2-way or 3-way SLI does the 4GB come handy at 1400/1600p or higher...your monitor is only 1080p.

    $510 was pretty steep for the extra vRAM, did you buy it with future resolution upgrades and SLI in mind?
    Last edited by Xuvial; 2013-07-06 at 08:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Great build! Love the black/white theme, what CPU block/pump/rad are you using?

    FYI I heard that that 770 4GB version suffers the same issue as the 680 4GB in that neither the GPU nor the memory bus can make use of the extra vRAM no matter how high the resolution (compared to the 2GB version). Only if you step things up to 2-way or 3-way SLI does the 4GB come handy at 1400/1600p or higher...your monitor is only 1080p.

    $510 was pretty steep for the extra vRAM, did you buy it with future resolution upgrades and SLI in mind?
    I'm still working on the watercooling as I'm still not 100% happy with it but I'm using a very old standard XSPC CPU block (Will upgrade soon!) & XSPC X2O 750 Dual 5.25” Bay Reservoir Pump V2 which combines both the reservoir+pump as the Corsair 500r really isn't watercooling friendly at all and this is the easiest way, it's pretty nice though with 55c full load temps with a 4.4ghz overclock.

    I'll be upgrading to one of those monster Korean 27" 1440p IPS monitors asap as they're able to be overclocked to 120Hz and as you've already guessed, I purchased the 4gb one so I can go SLi in the future as well! I don't know about the issues though as it doesn't really affect me at 1080p atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sphexy View Post
    I want to do a purple theme, but noone makes purple accented parts
    I used to like purple, then a certain canadian deemed it his favorite color, it's now dead to me, i imagine this is why nobody makes purple accented parts

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    Finally got around to adding a third monitor and moving my room around a bit. Yes, the cat is part of the setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    I used to like purple, then a certain canadian deemed it his favorite color, it's now dead to me, i imagine this is why nobody makes purple accented parts
    No, I don't think that's the reason purple has never been a particularly famous color with tech/hardware/gaming gentlemen >_>
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    Please keep this thread for discussion about actual computer builds you/others have made.
    Spam or 'having a good time' are perfectly acceptable -- but not here. Keep those to the Computer Forum Chat thread, please.

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    Alrighty, finally got something going!
    So I went to a convention and there was a Gigabyte and Cooler Master booth and they had great prices and giveaways.

    My old rig was (prebuilt crappy Alienware x51):
    i5-2320
    2x2GB 1333mhz RAM
    GT 545
    1TB Seagate Barracuda
    Dell mini-ITX motherboard
    240w PSU


    So I bought RAM, case, SSD, PSU, CPU cooler, and I was also given a FREE GRAPHICS CARD, so now my rig is:

    CPU: i5-2320 (reused)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
    RAM: 2x4GB Kingston 1600mhz
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 760 2GB (Got for free)
    PSU: 600w Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker
    SSD: 120GB Kingston SSD
    HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda (reused)


    Pictures (imgur album):
    http://imgur.com/a/gC2Sy#0

    Sorry for picture quality, its only an iphone

    what do you guys think of my cable management? This was my first time ever having hands-on experience with computer parts and rigs



    *Peripherals you may spot in the album:
    1. Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headset
    2. Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth
    3. Razer Naga Epic
    4. Steelseries Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Mousemat
    5. Razer Ouroboros Mouse
    6. Razer Elektra Headset
    Peripherals not present (tucked away):
    1. Razer Deathadder Black Edition
    2. Razer Megalodon
    3. Turtlebeach MW3 Ear Force Delta Limited Edition
    4. Razer Nostromo gamepad
    5. Razer Vespula mousemat
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    That cooler looks like a horribly close fit.
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    its fine tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prixie View Post
    That cooler looks like a horribly close fit.
    Looks fine to me.

    That is a small fortune of cash spent on a whole LOT of Razer peripherals. Enough that it could have dramatically transformed that rig you just built.
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    I'll probably catch shit when i get home and take a pic of my pc. Since I leave the sidewalls open to airflow :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceG87 View Post
    Looks fine to me.

    That is a small fortune of cash spent on a whole LOT of Razer peripherals. Enough that it could have dramatically transformed that rig you just built.
    its a combination of gifts from family/friends/free goodies/ and stuff I bought myself over the last few years. last thing i bought was back in October

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    http://imgur.com/a/ow8E3
    CPU: i5 2500k [OC: 4.4GHz]
    Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen 3
    Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws, 8GB, 2133MHz.
    GPU: Sapphire HD7970 GHz Edition.
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 v2.
    Harddrive: WD Caviar Black 1tb
    SSD: Kingston 120GB.
    Case: CM Storm Stryker.

    Peripherals
    Keyboard: Ducky SHINE2 MX Red (Green LEDs)
    Mouse: QPAD 5k.
    Mousemat: Razer Goliathus XXL Control Edition.
    Headset: Steelseries Siberia v2 + Beats By Dr. Dre Studio. Using the mic from my Steelseries only.
    Monitors: BenQ XL2411T + HP 2211x.

    Upcoming stuff that I ordered yesterday:
    Corsair Hydro H80i
    Corsair Air series SP120 High Performance, PWM x2
    Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5 GHz (Ivy Bridge)

    Will come tomorrow, can't wait!
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    H60 v2 to H80i really worth the investment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    H60 v2 to H80i really worth the investment?
    +5% performance gain, louder (stock fan/config (H60 to H80i)) and you get Corsair Link™ ports... that's about it. ~4.5GHz and above the gain will bee bigger.
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