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Old July 6, 2010, 04:32 PM
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Default HAF 922 Build Completed w/pics

I've been planning on building this awesome gaming rig since easter!

The total cost of everything was about 1200 bucks and it was well worth it.
Its funny, some people say that the 5770 is weak... if you call a video card that does 300fps in CSS maxed weak... then whats strong hahaha?

Very fun to build, but it was also very tiring. I tried my best with cable management but realistically, thats the best that anyone could do with my PSU, the right side panel is going to fly off one day haha.

Main Components:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
RAM: Gskill Eco
GFX Card: HD 5770
MOBO: Asus m4a87td evo
PSU: Corsair 750watt (Overkill, i know)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10x performa
HDDS: 1 500gb hdd, and one 1tb hdd (Both seagate 7200rpm)
CASE: HAF 922

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Ignore the tacky seat hahah... all the boxes and good stuff.


Unforturnately 2 parts were missing yesterday... no huge-ass cpu heatsink :(
I was getting decent temps with the stock amd cooler though.. blurry picture.


Got so anxious that I forgot to take picture of putting it together haha. Hardest part was installing the new CPU cooler that came in today... Man I am getting good temps... never exceeded 45 celcius under full load on all 4 cores. AND DID I MENTION THAT THE AMBIENT TEMP IS 25C!!!!



Fan details: 2 200mm intake fans, 1 200mm exhaust, 1 120mm exhaust, and the 120mm CPU fan.



Close up of the CPU fan


Close up of PSU, glow is from the red CCFLs


Copper vram heatsinks that I installed to the vram on the 5770


Close up on the 5770 itself, got the xfx brand for the warranty. Also I hate the egg cooler haha.


Front of the case:


Temps and stuff; got to lazy to print screen ha.


finally, a picture of my desktop if anyone cares...


I love steam so much... also I convinced a friend to save lots of money and build his own PC instead of buying some crappy one.

BTW the OS is windows 7, and yes I got it to install finally with a little thing called patience.

Hope you all like, post thoughts, and etc. (i.e. my messy cable management)

-NL
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Old July 6, 2010, 04:40 PM
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Nice componant and nice build. The only thing that I see that should be improved on is the cables management. Even if you can not hide them all, use some zip-ties and tie some together. Removes the clutter, and it will look better (if aesthetics are big too you).
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Old July 6, 2010, 04:59 PM
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very nice!

lovet he case.
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Old July 6, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Nice build! Looks like you've got a great unit there. Enjoy!!!
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Old July 6, 2010, 07:51 PM
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Nice componant and nice build. The only thing that I see that should be improved on is the cables management. Even if you can not hide them all, use some zip-ties and tie some together. Removes the clutter, and it will look better (if aesthetics are big too you).

Haha thanks, and I will try that.. I used tons on the back, you should see it bulging rofl.

I used the cable management holes all up though, theres no more room for anything, so tying things down should do the trick.
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Here is an example of a 922 with a little better cable management, still not perfect though.
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