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Old August 21, 2009, 08:55 PM
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Well as I had said, I'm making a worklog for my new rig that I'm building and starting without all the parts because I have the ones that I'll be slapping in the case before anything else.

All pictures are clickable to see in full size!
Current components:
Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ HSF
Mushkin HP3 DDR3 1600 Mhz 4GB Dual Channel kit
ASUS R.O.G. Crosshair III 790FX
Corsair TX850W
AMD Phenom II X4 955

No pictures as of JUST yet but so far I've already opened everything (I'm impatient...)
My case had been sitting around for a few years in an old shed so she had some rust on 'er. Broke out the dremel and cleaned that up than sprayed her out with aerosol carbon dioxide.

Removed the stock backplate and heatsink brace from the motherboard. Removed most of the parts from my case (Hard drive racks, fans in annoying places to get stuff around, etc.

Realized that my Corsair TX850W is going to be a pain to fit in this case... will update as soon as I get the camera fully charged up and ready to go.

EDIT: Here come some pictures!

Before readying everything up

Yes, I know the RAM isn't there, I forgot it in the other room...

All sprawled out on the dining table
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Old August 21, 2009, 08:55 PM
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Just some randoms of the stuff...








Hmm... energy drinks ftw!


Now, I had to remove ALL the case fans from my case for this PSU to fit in... I think I would have to for any PSU though...



Next, yes an odd order of things... Place the RAM into the motherboard prior to putting the motherboard in my case.



Slapped the motherboard in, screwed it in diagnally from corners to begin, than moved clockwise around.


Power cord is nice n tight!


PCIe1 Sound Card is in!


Back of the case now:


And I kinda won't need this PCI slot, so I'll throw on the extra USB ports and firewire!


Nice start n stop buttons on the board, lotsa cable management to ensue afterwards.


Back view again:


Side view, shows why I need cable management.


Can't wait to put a CPU here... just waiting on payday!


Front of the case... I needa take my DVD-RW outta my other PC... lol


Won't run outta mounting hardware methinks:


Will add more ata later point!
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ASUS R.O.G. Crosshair III 790FX
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.6 Ghz (Feck...)
Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Thermaltake Armor
Corsair TX850W
Mushkin HP3 2x2GB DDR3
Samsung SATA DVD-RW

MSI GeForce GTX 275 Twin Frozr

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Old August 21, 2009, 09:00 PM
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The case in running operation!!!!


Push config on the CM Hyper 212+ directly towards my case exhaust fan


Ahh my GPU's box....


Still have cable management to take care of.... at least I found the camera!!
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ASUS R.O.G. Crosshair III 790FX
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.6 Ghz (Feck...)
Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Thermaltake Armor
Corsair TX850W
Mushkin HP3 2x2GB DDR3
Samsung SATA DVD-RW

MSI GeForce GTX 275 Twin Frozr

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Old August 22, 2009, 12:37 AM
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nice case there, i had the LCS version... it was a bitch to set up hah... good luck with the work!
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nice choice of HW,looking forward to your build.
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Old August 22, 2009, 01:19 AM
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nice case there, i had the LCS version... it was a bitch to set up hah... good luck with the work!
It's definately not the easiest. Removing all the case fans just to get the PSU past the supporting bracket was enough of an issue let alone removing the stupid PCI-retention bracket.
EDIT: Might be using an nVidia 7300GS 512MB as a temp card just to get this rig running. That way I can buy the CPU and I need a new optical drive cause my SATA DVD-RW died on me... stupid used parts
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ASUS R.O.G. Crosshair III 790FX
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.6 Ghz (Feck...)
Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Thermaltake Armor
Corsair TX850W
Mushkin HP3 2x2GB DDR3
Samsung SATA DVD-RW

MSI GeForce GTX 275 Twin Frozr

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Old August 28, 2009, 05:32 AM
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Update; Just ordered:
  • Phenom II X4 955 (3.2Ghz Stock)
  • Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD

Will update with more pics once I put them in, also using an nVidia 7300 GS 512MB just to get this rig running...
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ASUS R.O.G. Crosshair III 790FX
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.6 Ghz (Feck...)
Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Thermaltake Armor
Corsair TX850W
Mushkin HP3 2x2GB DDR3
Samsung SATA DVD-RW

MSI GeForce GTX 275 Twin Frozr
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Old August 28, 2009, 06:09 AM
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! thats cool, loll all sprawled out on the table..dontcha just love seeing all ur fresh parts just waiting to be built
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Old August 28, 2009, 09:06 AM
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! thats cool, loll all sprawled out on the table..dontcha just love seeing all ur fresh parts just waiting to be built
That I do, however I've been waiting 2 years to use that damned case...
I still need to finish removing the rust from the HDD rack that mounts in the 5.25" ports. I'm missing a 120mm fan right now because of that issue!

Not to mention that I feel kinda pathetic using a GeForce 7300 GS 512MB card with the rest of these components for the time being... *le sigh*
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.6 Ghz (Feck...)
Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Thermaltake Armor
Corsair TX850W
Mushkin HP3 2x2GB DDR3
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MSI GeForce GTX 275 Twin Frozr
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Old August 28, 2009, 10:48 AM
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hah that sucks ! im sittin here waiting for ups to deliver the case for my build, so i know how u feel on having one thing missing from the overall final build lol it sucks !!!!!
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