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    Quote Originally Posted by Criiz View Post
    What you mean?
    He is probably assuming you know that stock fans are kinda loud and not the best performance compared to custom fans but I agree the comment is a little vague.

    s for your upgrade question, your motherboard doesn't support SLI.
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    Ye I get you, I'll probably see how it goes, noise/performance wise then upgrade the stock fans in a few months. When you say stock fans are loud, we talking like the sound of a turbofan engine starting up or a little rumble?

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    Well! This is my first computer build EVER! I have been using iMacs all my life and I finally decided to just go for it and build my own PC instead of relying on a non upgradable iMac. So, here are some pics of my first pc (and gaming) build in addition to the parts.

    Processor: AMD 8320
    MotherBoard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
    GPU: EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked Edition (no idea if that actually means anything!)
    Heatsink/Cooling: Cooler Master Seidon 120V
    Power Supply: Corsair CX750M
    Memory: 8 gigs of ram
    Storage: 1 TB Seagate Barracude

    Peripherals:
    Mouse: Logitech g400 (my favorite mouse ever, if it dies I will cry)
    Keyboard: Logitech g105]
    Monitor: HP Pavilion 22bw (I actually prefer this over my old 27 inch iMacs screen, non glossy ftw).

    http://imgur.com/TfnNvXw
    http://imgur.com/buuxEUn
    *image links didn't work when thumbnailed :*( Best quality can be seen by the clickable links





    My cable management is such a mess, no idea how to move these cables where I want
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    So my Ducky Shine 3 arrived, it's pretty neat. (Cherry MX Blue)

    Excellent build quality, the best I've seen so far; decently heavy too. (Only had experience with Corsair K70/90, CM Storm Quickfire Rapid, QPAD MK-85 & Thermaltake Meka G1 though)



    Excuse the bad lighting, it's currently THAT time of the year where we're only getting about 3-4 hours of sunlight, and that's during my working hours.

    First time I've ever really been happy about a mechanical keyboard purchase, it just oozes quality.


    Big thanks to Webdanes.dk for hooking me up with one even though they didn't originally have it in their store. If it weren't for them I wouldn't have been able to get my hands on the Ducky keyboard with Cherry MX Blue
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    ^ Nice I'm currently still using my Ducky Shine 2 and love but I will be upgrading to the Shine 3 here pretty soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceetee View Post
    Well! This is my first computer build EVER! I have been using iMacs all my life and I finally decided to just go for it and build my own PC instead of relying on a non upgradable iMac. So, here are some pics of my first pc (and gaming) build in addition to the parts.
    Oh my god.. My eyes.. What case it that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solvexx View Post
    Oh my god.. My eyes.. What case it that?
    NZXT Gamma, got it for like 20 bucks when its usually 50. I wanted all the fan slots (it has 6 of them!) Leave my beautiful case alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceetee View Post
    NZXT Gamma, got it for like 20 bucks when its usually 50. I wanted all the fan slots (it has 6 of them!) Leave my beautiful case alone!
    Here's a page with a guide for properly managing your cables with your particular case.
    It's worth a read if you want to fix yours up.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...on,2723-7.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceetee View Post
    NZXT Gamma, got it for like 20 bucks when its usually 50. I wanted all the fan slots (it has 6 of them!) Leave my beautiful case alone!
    that case is a dust heaven. i had it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solvexx View Post
    Here's a page with a guide for properly managing your cables with your particular case.
    It's worth a read if you want to fix yours up.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...on,2723-7.html
    Thanks so much! I def will have to get to doing that- enjoying the upgrade for now though, went from 1 FPS at highest settings in FFXIV:ARR to 70 with the new build... its so... nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elian View Post
    that case is a dust heaven. i had it before.
    Dang really? I'll have to clean it a lot then I guess :*(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceetee View Post

    Dang really? I'll have to clean it a lot then I guess :*(
    All you need for cleaning dust is a compressed air can. Spray it, quickest and easiest way.
    They sell them everywhere. In Australia they sell them at Officeworks, I'm sure they'll have them at
    a similar shop where you live.

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    <Snip>

    Please open a new thread if you have build questions, this thread is not the place for them.
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    Small update to my build (signature for more) Asus 280X TOP.

    Added, Asus 280x TOP, Asus Xonar DGX, LG IPS monitor, Sidewinder X4 Keyboard, new headphones, external storage.

    I knew it was going to be bigger than my current 7850 but I was still slightly surprised of the size difference. Sorry for the picture quality but the cam isn't great and the lighting isn't either.




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    alright.... and we're off
    Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126087
    Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104674
    Headset: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104399
    Speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121014
    Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889354263

    System:
    OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115074
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145345 16gb total
    Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171061
    Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118067
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148840
    HDD2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769
    HDD3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769
    SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820248016
    VGA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130946
    Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103064
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146089
    Case Fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103077 x9
    Heatsink Fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119025 x2

    Accessories:
    USB3 Header: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815256001
    Dock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153066

    All items were not bought from newegg.com, but i had it opened in another window, found my parts and listed from there. but this is how my system sits at this moment.

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    It's better to just put the name of your stuff instead of Newegg links, makes it easy for anyone to tell at a glance what your components are

    Weird you went with i5 2400 instead of i5 2500K or i7 2600K...your motherboard is great for overclocking but sadly you won't be able to OC your chip, shame it's a pretty solid GPU as well (GTX770) that could use higher CPU clocks in modern games :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    It's better to just put the name of your stuff instead of Newegg links, makes it easy for anyone to tell at a glance what your components are

    Weird you went with i5 2400 instead of i5 2500K or i7 2600K...your motherboard is great for overclocking but sadly you won't be able to OC your chip, shame it's a pretty solid GPU as well (GTX770) that could use higher CPU clocks in modern games :S
    Yeah clicking 22 links to find out what something is, is kinda ehhh
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    Friend finished his first build today, thought I'd share the pic he sent me, I don't think he did a bad job for his first time.

    huehuehuehue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crennox View Post
    Man that Prodigy looks beautiful.
    "In short, people are idiots who don't really understand anything."

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    Bleh, a black Prodigy would've gone better with...y'know...the black optical drive, monitor, black keyboard, black headphones, black mouse, black mousepad, black xbox, etc. I guess the white desk was enough :P

    It's definitely a beautiful case on it's own though, and it's no small feat (no pun intended) building in it either

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    Still waiting on the RAM and OS for my baby...... damn you eBuyer!





    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti SuperClocked with AXC Cooler 3GB Video Card
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)

    Reason for Stock heatsink i'm still deciding which one to choose. Heard the H100i liquid cooler is awesome but some people have has terrible experiences with it.
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