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Old 12-01-2011, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is actually my sons new pc that we finished building a couple days ago.

I have the same mobo, cpu cooler and ram and will put that in my old case next week sometime.

We are both still undecided on a video card between the GTX 560 Ti 448 core and a GTX 570.

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CPU i7 2600K
Mobo Asus P8 Z68-V Pro.Gen 3
16 GB G-Skill 1600 Ram...Thanks to PP Mcguire's post in the deals section of these forums...16 GB was only $60
Crucial M4 64 GB SSD
Coolermaster V6 GT Cpu Cooler...this takes two people or a three armed person to mount on mobo, but it was worth the time.
Corsair HX 850 Watt Power Supply
Corsair 600T Graphite Series Case...really roomy...mobo looks like a postage stamp in this case :P

Here are a few pics


If you hit the oil cap on the V6 GT the led of the cooler changes color, from red,blue,purple,or off...it is a nice touch


Case is very nice and roomy and makes for a very clean build the way you route the wires...it also comes with two 220 MM fans and a fan controller that will control 4 fans.








I would have liked to got more pictures of the build so the new people could see how to mount each part and route the wires and such, but my son was too impatient and wanted to get it up and running.
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Nice looking setup
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Nice build! I got my Christmas check today at work for about $3000, I think I may build my son a similar build. Maybe I'll build myself a 3960x rig and give him my current rig. Who knows. But I must say, I love that case!
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It looks like the cpu fans are blowing the wrong way. The intake should be on the memory side of the mobo.
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Looks good. I'm really diggin the case.
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It looks like the cpu fans are blowing the wrong way. The intake should be on the memory side of the mobo.
Good eyes, Slaymate....you are correct...we had to change the fans once the mobo was already mounted in the case...luckily they just snap on and off, and it was still a fairly tedius task.
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Just making sure everything was in tip-top shape
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Very nice.
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Well, finally installed my new mobo, cpu,heatsink and ram....all is good.

I ordered my gpu this morning and it should be here by thursday evening.....I am stoked to try it out.

I went with this card
Newegg.com - MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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I would have liked to got more pictures of the build so the new people could see how to mount each part and route the wires and such, but my son was too impatient and wanted to get it up and running.
a shame, would have liked to see that
looks pretty sweet anyway.
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