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    Quote Originally Posted by defer09 View Post
    Just finished my first build and building the first half of my desk. Tell me what you think.
    First and foremost, A+ for pictures. Let this be an example to all those who post their setup:
    - One picture of the finished computer.
    - One or several of the internals.
    - One of the cable management in the back (awesome for reference to others looking at that case).
    - One picture of the desk area with all of the peripherals.


    The 16GB RAM eludes me, as does the powerful PSU. I would personally skip upgrading to the AX850 myself but if you want the sleeved cables for looks then I guess it's as good of a reason as any. I would swap out the G19 in a heartbeat personally and get a mechanical.

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    The Ram was overkill but I got a great price. I only paid 70 for them.

    The PSU is in anticipation for another GTX 670. I dont need 1 that powerful now but if I can get 1 on Black Friday for a good price then I will. The Dynex I have right now is an ok mechanical and the keyboard and webcam are purely if there are great deals.

    Any opinion on the cable management? First build and first time ever doing it so I was a bit up in the air about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defer09 View Post
    The Ram was overkill but I got a great price. I only paid 70 for them.

    The PSU is in anticipation for another GTX 670.
    Your current PSU is fine for SLI.
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    Can't see any mechanical keyboard from Dynex? http://www.dynexproducts.com/product...ltsPerPage=all

    2x 670, with your CPU overclocked, will use around 450W at max. Maybe with overclocking and heavy fan-setups and some added HDDs it will reach 550W, but we are talking a very extreme scenario then.

    Cable management looks good - I got no complaints. I would have probably aimed to keep the cable mess behind the HDD cages to a minimum or out of view, but that's me.

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    Is there anything wrong with getting a crazy overkill PSU now that can last a few builds? Do they really upgrade that often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by defer09 View Post
    Is there anything wrong with getting a crazy overkill PSU now that can last a few builds? Do they really upgrade that often?
    The point is that it would be wasted money since the PSU you already have is good enough and will last likely as long. The current trend is that computer hardware use less and less power.
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    Perhaps the man just wants the sleeved cables really badly?
    Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booteh View Post
    Perhaps the man just wants the sleeved cables really badly?
    But the same kit also works with the AX 650 and 750 PSUs.
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    Did some work with the cable management from my last post http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...1#post17999459 to make the inside a bit tidier, also got a shot of behind the back panel ^^ (bit untidy with the chains of SATA power connectors and four pins)

    http://i.imgur.com/Naeh0.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/Yhq34.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by defer09 View Post

    Shopping list for Black Friday:

    PSU: Corsair AX850 Full Modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9015&Tpk=ax850
    Keyboard: Logitech G19 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126053
    These two things, no. Do not waste your money. The G19 is horrendously overpriced for what it is. For the price, you can buy one of the most top-notch, highest quality mechanical keyboards out there, say for instance one from Ducky or DAS. The G19 should cost no more than $50, just like any and all fancy fluff rubber dome keyboards.

    Overkill on PSU, what Marest and others said.

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-20 at 04:43 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyuuseishu View Post
    Did some work with the cable management from my last post http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...1#post17999459 to make the inside a bit tidier, also got a shot of behind the back panel ^^ (bit untidy with the chains of SATA power connectors and four pins)

    http://i.imgur.com/Naeh0.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/Yhq34.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/vzidk.jpg
    When you really want to go crazy, buy a pack of like 100 cable ties. :P

    Every little detail needs.... its own cable tie. <3
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    As of the 6xx / 7xxx series graphics card, the power consumption has dropped significantly.

    Guru3D:
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...y-sli-review/4

    GTX 580 tri-sli = 736 Watt
    GTX 680 tri-sli = 509 Watt

    The large 1200Watt and even the 1KW power supplies are simply no longer needed by the average builder. And if you build something that requires 1KW+, trust me, you will know if you need it or not.

    So save yourself the money, buy a PSU with a lower wattage rating, i would even dare to say that 500W is enough for a single card setup. I ran my 470 (which require more power than any single card setup from the 28NM generation) on a 500W PSU with the i5-2500k, 3 HDDs and 2 RAM modules.

    Look at this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371054

    Perfectly viable for all setups with only 1 graphics card from the 600/7000 series of GPUs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booteh View Post
    Perhaps the man just wants the sleeved cables really badly?
    This, It looks so sexy lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    But the same kit also works with the AX 650 and 750 PSUs.
    edit: misread

    My thinking was to overspend now so it can last me 5 years through another 2 builds.
    Last edited by Gliff; 2012-08-20 at 05:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defer09 View Post
    But the AX MB power adapters are not modular.
    Que? The Corsair AX PSUs are completely modular...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Que? The Corsair AX PSUs are completely modular...
    I misread him as saying the HX are fully modular. fixed my post.

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    Bought it about 2years ago, made a few tweaks here and there but nothing major has changed.
    Still manages to run like a champ. Also painted a few items to make them match the case.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Mouse: Trusty old Logitech G5 (seriously, i wonder if it's built to survive a nuclear war xD)
    Mine died a month back, it was a sad sad day
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    Quote Originally Posted by defer09 View Post
    Is there anything wrong with getting a crazy overkill PSU now that can last a few builds? Do they really upgrade that often?
    Yes.

    Get a mid-range PSU now, and let it last you several builds instead. 650w and it can last you until the fan stops, basically. There will be nothing that comes out that you can't run off of it. Even 650w will be overkill for anything with "just one GPU", and has been for several years. This will not change.

    And nice pictures, Majesticii.
    Last edited by tetrisGOAT; 2012-08-21 at 10:44 AM.

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    Technically, even if the fan doesn't spin an awful lot of PSUs are perfectly fine. An AX 650 is probably not going to spin up before around the 475w mark or something...

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-21 at 11:05 AM ----------

    Aaaaaaaaand my Razer Deathadder is doubleclicking. Durp. Guess it's back to my good ol' RAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post

    [/COLOR]Aaaaaaaaand my Razer Deathadder is doubleclicking. Durp. Guess it's back to my good ol' RAT.
    I had the same thing with my deathadders and had to change them 3 times. Good service at the store, but terrible products which I'll probably never buy again. I'm happy with my corsair mouse and KB now.

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    GR-Tek in Sydney did the awesome job of putting this rig together, I'm not going to pretend for a second that I could have done it myself, I was blown away by the build quality and time frame in which it arrived.

    I'm using it for gaming (obviously) but also for video editing and from what I've thrown at it in the past week it is yet to break a sweat or even make any real noise. Tests I've been giving it are things like running Skyrim maxed out with high res texture mods at 2560x1440 and adding and manipulating effects in real time with 1080p video in Adobe Premiere Pro without needing to render footage whatsoever! (Anyone who has spent hours at 3am rendering footage while reading a book will understand how excited this makes me).



















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