Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-04-21 at 01:37 AM.
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First bought this computer it was a prebuilt one, wont make that mistake again, but as you can tell some of the parts are still blah. but replacing them!
My current build: (my i5 2500k, ASRock Z77 Extreme4, and Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8gb ram are coming today)
Case - Cooler Master Elite 430
CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz
CPU cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
RAM - 4GB (2GB x 2) DDR3 1333
Hard Drive - 1TB SATA II
GPU - EVGA GTX 560 ti
PSU - 700W
Motherboard - Don't know which one exactly it is, its an Asus somethin
Cable managements not the greatest. i wanna get a better psu sometime and a new case.
Will post more pics later after i get my new parts and put them in
Had to make a filter for this fan on the bottom so i took out the front filter of my old case and cut it to fit haha, still gets a lot of dust though
Build is complete! If you want to see all of the pictures, I invite you to view the build log here: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...esign-Arc-Midi
I'll just be posting the highlights in this thread.
First off, specs:
CPU: Intel core i5 2500K
CPU Cooling: XSPC RASA 750 RX240
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Video Card: 2GB MSI GTX 680
Memory: 16GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline
SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3
HDD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
Power Supply: SeaSonic X750W
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi (with a custom window mod)
Monitor: 24" Dell U2412M
Mouse: Logitech G9X
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60
Looks good NWN, I'm happy it all went well
CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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Man that's looking sweet!
Later you are getting a gpu waterblock too though? That's basicaly the only part at the moment which doesn't fit the colour scheme :P And where's that pump/res combo going to go?
I'd might personally use one 45° fitting from the radiator to the CPU at the begin of the hose. Would make it look tighter and less "hangy". Although suppose it fits somewhat as there's that long tube running arcross the system depending on where you tape the pump .
Anyway :P Top notch and extremelly inspiring!
The pump/res is staying where it's at. It is held in place by industrial strength velcro, so it isn't going anywhere.
I'm not sure if I'll add a GPU waterblock or not, I may, eventually, but there's no plan to as of right now. I may have a pinstriper paint those letters white though, so they match the color scheme. The only upgrade that I have in mind, as of right now, is adding another Vertex 3.
Awesome job Noteworthy! And congrats on finally being able to be back on a real rig!
Now go accept my Rift invite and buy a month so I can has free month. :P We can also get a free fire-horse. lol
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GODDAMN that looks beast Nice job man!
looks good, also, there is nothing wrong with crossed tubing
i7-4790K | Z97 Class. | 8GB DDR3-2133 | GTX-690 Quad SLI | RAIDR | 512GB Samsung 830 | AX1200 | FT02
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Case: Corsair Obsidian 550d
CPU: i5 2500k
GPU: Sapphire 7850
Mobo: msi P67A-GD65
Memory: 8GB Gskill ripjaw seriesx DDR3 1600
PSU: Corsair GS700
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 max iops
HDD(s): Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000
Case Fans: 3x Cougar CFV12, 1x CFV14, 3x stock
Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Master
Monitor: 27" LG
Keyboard: Das Keyboard Model S
Mouse: Razer Deathadder Left-handed edition
Handles everything flawlessly and idles at 30c basically silently.
No, because there's multiples ways to make the that loop order work. Somebody already mentioned the 45-degree elbow fitting option. There's also the option of flipping the radiator around. I just found it funny becauseyou made it out to be impossible when the solutions are relatively simple. My preference is for a simple tubing change because elbows add flow restriction and you never know exactly when you might add a loop component and be forced into an even tighter bend.
Still waiting for my 3570k to arrive (I'm still hoping IB will be worth it...), but here is a minor update on my build:
- All components more or less mounted in place. As I said, still waiting for the CPU.
- Cable management done. Spend around 50 cable ties (not kidding). I would not recommend the FT02 to an inexperienced builder unless they don't mind having a cable mess. I guess the sleeved cables do add to the bulky-ness, but still. Getting the 24-pin connector to not cause a huge bump in the side panel was pretty exhausting.
The specifications are (or will be when it's done):
- Silverstone FT02
- i5 3570k cooled with an H80 in push-pull
- ASRock Z77 Professional
- 16GB Corsair Dominator GT (8-10GB as a RAMDisk)
- ASUS Radeon 7970
- ASUS Xonar DX
- Samsung 830 128GB SSD
- Corsair AX750
Last edited by Marest; 2012-04-26 at 05:54 PM.
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