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Old April 4, 2010, 07:25 AM
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In the next week (once ncix approves my price matches and starts sending me stuff!) I will be starting to build three PCs at once.

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The first will be my main rig containing the parts I listed earlier in my 'Last Check' thread:

-Corsair HX1000W
-Gigabyte X58A-UD5 ATX LGA1366
-Corsair XMS3 Dominator GT CMD12GX3M6A1600C8 12GB DDR3 6X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24
-Corsair CMXAF2 Dominator Triple Channel Airflow Memory Fan
-Intel Core i7 930
-Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
-Intel X25-V 40GB
-1 Billion hard drives
-Audigy 2
-GTX480 FTW whenever it gets here...

With the following watercooling components:

-Koolance CPU-360
-Bitspower BP-CPF-CC5 G1/4 to 1/2IN Straight Compression Fittings x10
-Feser One X-360
-Ek Water Blocks EK-DDC X-TOP Custom Pump Top for DDC or MCP350 or MCP355 Water Cooling Pump G1/4
-Swiftech MCP355
-Ek Water Blocks Ek Multioption Res 150 REV.2
-Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT UV Blue 3/8IN ID 5/8IN OD
-Danger Den Cooling System Fillport Black
-Scythe S-FLEX SFF21G 120MM Cooling Fan 1900RPM 35.0DBA 75CFM

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My second PC will consist of my current computer parts thrown into:

-Nmedia HTPC-6000B
-Nmedia LCD Module 2X20

They are:

-eVGA GTX260 Core 216 (will be using a Palit 9600GT until the GTX480 is in)
-Corsair TX650
-Asus P5Q Pro
-Core 2 Quad Q9400
-8GB G.Skill Ram
-Some leftover HDD

This should provide for a fairly acceptable HTPC dontcha think?

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And my third build, and what I think to be the most interesting, has been inspired by all of these worklogs on this board. I have always wanted a computer that you could look at and not KNOW it was a computer so here is my simple idea:

Make a computer look like a stack of DVD.

It will contain:
-E4200 core 2 duo
-Asus P5K Premium if I remember correctly, I could be mistaken
-Palit 9600GT (MSI 6600GT until gtx480)
-4gb Kingston DDR2
-Random HDD
-Coolermaster 500W PSU from ther silent series

I have two old cases lying around that I could pillage and plunder to make into whatever I want, so I figured why not? Here is my starting ideas:











Time for me to go home for easter though, so hopefully when I get back my parts will be waiting for me!

Oh, and yes, on the back I realized now I used dashed lines for like.. everything haha. I haven't used autocad in 8 months give me a break!

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Old April 4, 2010, 09:53 AM
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I love the third one. I've often thought of doing the same sort of project, but with books instead of DVDs. I've just never gotten around to it. I'll be watching with interest.
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Old April 4, 2010, 10:02 AM
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I can't wait to see that DVD one that will be something else altogether.
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Old April 4, 2010, 11:26 AM
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I love the third one. I've often thought of doing the same sort of project, but with books instead of DVDs. I've just never gotten around to it. I'll be watching with interest.
This was my first idea as well but by using DVDs over the years I can update my 'collection' by changing the covers whereas with books I would kinda be stuck!
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Old April 15, 2010, 09:32 AM
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Well the parts started rolling in! Everything but the motherboard and videocard so far. I wasn't fast enough on the NCIX eVGA preorder to get my hands on a GTX480 sadly. My GTX260 will have to do for now =) Bought everything from NCIX with the exception of the mobo/cpu extensions which are from newegg.

I also bought some tools to start modding my old case. Got the drill with all the accessories for 1/2 price, 50 bucks! Not too shabby =)



























I apologize for the pixilated images but I only have my phone as a camera at the moment =( Mine fell off a pontoon boat haha!

I don't think you can imagine how big the 800D is until you have it in front of you. It is HUGE! Looking at my P180 (which was big at the time I got it) this thing just dwarfs it! IT IS A MONSTER!

I am actually very impressed with the nmedia case as well!

More pics to come when I get my mobo in and can actually start putting it together! Minus the watercooling which I will be getting in ~1 months time. I'm also going to start cutting apart my old case
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I've got that same drill, it has a bit of a pain when it comes to drilling through steel (drilled up an old steel case to get a feel, using titanium coated bits) mine would tend to almost bind in the drill hole
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Old April 15, 2010, 10:35 AM
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I've got that same drill, it has a bit of a pain when it comes to drilling through steel (drilled up an old steel case to get a feel, using titanium coated bits) mine would tend to almost bind in the drill hole
Yeah I didnt need an amazing drill by any means and this one was on sale with all the bits and what not. I wont be using it much so I didnt want to go out and spend 300 bucks!
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Old April 15, 2010, 10:50 AM
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yeah, same thing for me, bought it as a...ooh...semi-decent drill on sale with bits and case, buy
went to take apart my sisters bed when she was moving...combo of the nearly dead battery and lack of power, it wouldn't even remove the bolts holding it together
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Just a word of advice with the HTPC-6000B and non-modular PSUs. You will have to keep it tiddy since there isn't a lot of room for the extra cables to be tucked away. I've actually just decided to take out my Seasonic 650W and throw in my Sparkle 400W with a lot less extra cables.

Nice parts though, should make some amazing builds!!! But 3 at the same time? You lucky guy!
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