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zlojack December 1, 2007 01:21 PM

zlojack's first ever
 
Ok, I finally got around to posting my build.

Here are the components:
Quote:

Case - Antec 900
Mobo - Asus Maximus Formula
GPU - EVGA 8800 GTX
CPU - Q6600
RAM - OCZ ReaperX HPC PC28000 1000MHz (still waiting)
PSU - Coolermaster Exteme Power 650W
HD1 - Western Digital Raptor 150GB
HD2 - Western Digital SE16 500GB SATA2 7200RPM
Sound - Creative Labs Sound Blaster XtremeGamer Fatal1ty
Heatsink - Thermalright Ultra120
Monitor - Samsung SyncMaster 245B 24IN Widescreen 1920x1200
OS - Vista Ultimate 64-bit
So I started with this:
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/5...1647xy0.th.jpghttp://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2...1650st0.th.jpghttp://img147.imageshack.us/img147/7...1652hl2.th.jpg

Now time to set up the case:
A little paint job to give some colour (I'm going for a red and black theme)
http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/339...1665zr3.th.jpg

But after a little more planning, I realized I needed another hole down at the bottom for some cable management, so I got out some metal cutters and a grinder but didn't take pics until after I mounted some stuff

Anyway, here's the mobo before and after the heatsink
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8...1659jk5.th.jpghttp://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9...1664zp1.th.jpg

I got on a roll with installing so no pics until after all was in, but here's what it looks like (good thing the side panel covers up that mess on the back of the mobo tray):

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/3...1709at4.th.jpghttp://img139.imageshack.us/img139/7...1711tr2.th.jpg
Closeup of the hole I made for the cables
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4...1712yz3.th.jpg
Now all in, but those blue fans look like poo :biggrin:
http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/9...1715kw1.th.jpg

The red fans finally came in and I picked them up and here's what the final looks like (all I'm missing is the OCZ RAM, which should get in this week or next, so I'm using 4 GB of cheap stuff for now)

If the PSU had longer cables I could have run more of them out the back, but with what I had, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, especially since I've never done this before!
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/7495/1http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5580/1

1Tanker December 1, 2007 02:28 PM

Nice rig.:thumb: Duct tape..FTW(i do the same thing :biggrin:) Is the quad a G0 or B3?

zlojack December 1, 2007 02:35 PM

It's a G0. I got it from NCIX.com

And duct tape is definitely my friend :-)

Here are the final pics with the red fans installed:
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/7...1735sj5.th.jpg
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/558...1734vy3.th.jpg

Hitikiro December 1, 2007 03:51 PM

Wow good :thumb:! That red and black theme is looking sexy haha :bananafunky:

1Tanker December 1, 2007 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Hitikiro (Post 28419)
Wow good :thumb:! That red and black theme is looking sexy haha :bananafunky:

Yeah.. it is. It's a nice change from all the blue and green lighting schemes.:thumb:

SKYMTL December 1, 2007 05:38 PM

With all that red I was hoping for an ATI card!! But looks great nonetheless.

zlojack December 1, 2007 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 28425)
With all that red I was hoping for an ATI card!! But looks great nonetheless.

Ha ha thanks!

That's a good point, but unfortunately nothing beats the 8800 GTX for single card performance, and I wasn't going for Crossfire this time around.

But I will definitely revisit them when it's time for an upgrade :biggrin:


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