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Old January 31, 2014, 05:10 PM
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This build log will be my first attempt at pretty much anything when it comes to custom PC building. My first task will be at sleeving and then when the weather warms up I will be customizing the case and make an attempt at WC.

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  • CPU: i5 3570k
  • GPU: ASUS R9 280x
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme 3
  • Memory: 8 GB Patriot Viper 1600MHz
  • Case: Corsair 500R
  • P/S: Corsair HX650W
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The color scheme for this build will be green and white. Why? Because I like those colors


Final notes, I appreciate any feed back I can get especially when it comes time to Water cooling. Also, I'm starting to venture in to photography, some of you helped me choose my first mirror less camera a few months back in this thread (camera options) so any advice on this is appreciated as well!
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Old February 4, 2014, 04:17 PM
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A Few pics of my case as it stands today. Pics are a little dark....

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Old February 4, 2014, 04:22 PM
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SATA sleeves are complete. The shrink wrap could of been a little cleaner but not bad for my first time.

Here's the best close up shot I could get without it blurring...
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And one more of the entire cables.

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Next step is the 24pin ATX and 8 pin CPU. I'll be taking pictures as I progress and upload once finished!

Cheers!
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Old February 4, 2014, 04:31 PM
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Looks great. How did you do the sleeving? Did you order a package of connectors, and if so, where from?
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Old February 5, 2014, 03:31 AM
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Thanks,

The sleeves and shrink tube fit over the connectors so that made things easy.

Everything was ordered through dazmode!
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Old February 17, 2014, 04:58 AM
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PSU done except for 2 wires. I didn't account for some of cables being crimped together. How do you guys deal with this? Do you just sleeve them together? If so, I'll have to get some larger sleeving.

I started the pcie cable, I'm not sure what I should do about the extra 2+2 pin cable. Can I cut them or is that too risky?
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Old February 23, 2014, 01:26 PM
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Well my first sleeving job is done. Definitely some improvements for next time but all in all I'm happy with the outcome.

Here are a few pics.
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Old February 23, 2014, 05:51 PM
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Well my first sleeving job is done. Definitely some improvements for next time but all in all I'm happy with the outcome.

Here are a few pics.
Damn, a person in Ottawa doing this!!
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Old February 26, 2014, 09:06 AM
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sure like the black.
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Old February 26, 2014, 10:36 AM
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looks great keep up the good work
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