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August 15, 2013 4:43:28 PM

So this is my first build. There were some bumps in the road once I got started (I basically tore the whole thing apart because I had my HDMI cord plugged into the MOBO and not the GPU). Without that it would have taken about 4 hours, instead it was closer to 7. Looking at other people's builds my cable management is definitely terrible but I don't know how to change that now shy of restarting again.

You guys helped me pick out (and change) a lot of the components and this truly wouldn't have been possible without you.









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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($171.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($125.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K95 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $2183.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-15 19:45 EDT-0400)

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August 15, 2013 5:00:03 PM

Sweet, nice looking rig!
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August 15, 2013 5:30:31 PM

Nice build dude.

A few things you may want to add or change.
- A usb 3.0 pass through to 20 pin adapter, so you don't have to run those silly cables to the back of your case and can run them to your motherboard header instead. Here is a link for one.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64321&vpn=SST-CP09&man...

-Run your 8/4 pin Cpu power cable behind the motherboard and use the motherboard tray hole up at the upper left, it will probably be a very tight fit and you may have to uninstall your radiator to make it fit the connector and the cable length will be be very close. If you you think you need an extension for that cpu power cable here is a link to Bit Fenix cables for that, pick your color and your pin count (8 pin or 4 pin)
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g/c413/s1214/list/p1/b1...

Other than that, nice build.

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