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Is this custom build good or cool?

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May 3, 2013 9:00:59 PM

I am familiar with building computers, well, I have only built one, but I really want one that looks really cool, so I went researching and I have come up with what seems pretty cool to me, but I am not sure if everything will fit or if there are any problems with the build at all. Below are the parts and links to the parts.

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Black w/ orange trim
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP7 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(this and the case were kind of the inspiration for this build, mainly because orange is my favorite color)

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory/RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2x8GB) Orange
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: MSI N660 TF 2GDS/OC GeForce GTX 660 2GB (I already own this in my current pc, so I was thinking about painting the cover black and the fans orange or something like that)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair AX750 80 Plus Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(for the cables, I was thinking about these: http://www.moddiy.com/products/Corsair-AX-Series-Single...(UV-Orange).html?gclid=CI_Gv5H7-LYCFYRM4AodhFoAtA)

The Hard drive that I own is discontinued, so I have no idea what the cost is, same with my DVD burner, and I don't need new ones.

Other stuff:
LED Lighting: NZXT HUE Controller
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now for the liquid cooling. This is my first time ever with liquid cooling, so if I miss something please tell me, and I think I am only going to cool the processor, but if they ever come out with a water block to fit my GPU, then I might consider that to.

Reservoir: Alphacool Repack Single 5.25" Acrylic Reservoir
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15649/ex-res-353/Alph...

Pump: Swiftech MCP350 12v Water Pump
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2132/ex-pmp-31/Swifte...

Radiator: Black Ice GT Stealth 240 X-Flow Radiator
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/4085/ex-rad-86/Black_...

Radiator fans: XIGMATEK FCB (Fluid Circulative Bearing) XLF-F1253 120mm 4 white LED Orange Case Fan x 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Water Block: Alphacool NexXxos XP³ Light CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal Edition
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16395/ex-blc-1153/Alp...

Tubing: XSPC FLX Premium Grade PVC Tubing - 3/8" ID (5/8"OD) - 2 Meter (6.5 Feet)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18770/ex-tub-1759/XSP...

Fittings: Alphacool Compression Fitting - G 1/4 Thread 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD (16/10mm) x 8
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15200/ex-tub-1192/Alp...

Coolant: Mayhems Aurora Coolant Concentrate - 250mL - Orilla Orange x 2 or 3
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17699/ex-liq-280/Mayh...

I think that does it for the build. Total cost is around $1853.16, minus the cost of the GPU because I already own it, so new cost is $1638.17, for me at least.

If you've actually read this far, then thank you, it took me a couple hours to write this out, but it was fun. Anyway, if you have any feedback on either the build (like if something isn't compatible or if you have suggestions to make it cheaper, but still the same color scheme and whatever) or really anything about this post then feel free to message me.

Also, I am no where near affording this, but when I can, I will definitely do a build blog or video, something like that, because I love building PC's, even though I have done it once.

Finally I just want to say thanks for those of you who actually read all of this and I will appreciate feedback on stuff.

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May 3, 2013 9:05:57 PM

Why so much enphasis on your cpu with little on your gpu? Having a custom liquid cooling system with a 3770k seems to be a waste with a gtx 660 lol atleast sli them.
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May 3, 2013 9:20:09 PM

firo40 said:
Why so much enphasis on your cpu with little on your gpu? Having a custom liquid cooling system with a 3770k seems to be a waste with a gtx 660 lol atleast sli them.


Yeah, I was just going on what I already had, but I was going to get another one to sli, or upgrade to something better when or if the 7 series come out (maybe like a 790 or something)
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May 3, 2013 9:37:18 PM

Dont go with dual gpu graphics cards its a waste. If your planning on going 700 series go sli 780's, you will get way better preformance then a single dual gpu graphics card
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May 4, 2013 12:06:52 PM

firo40 said:
Dont go with dual gpu graphics cards its a waste. If your planning on going 700 series go sli 780's, you will get way better preformance then a single dual gpu graphics card


Maybe like an EVGA Classified GTX 780 w/ the water block (when and if this card comes out)?
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