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March 21, 2007 12:51:56 PM

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
eVGA T1 680i Motherboard
GeIL 2GB DDR2 800 Memory
eVGA 8800GTX 768MB
Western Digital Caviar 16MB 250GB (x2)
Thermaltake Tough Power 750W PSU

Noctua NH-U12F CPU Cooler
CoolerMaster Stacker 832 Case
CoolerMaster 120mm UV Orange Fans (x4)
CoolerMaster UV Orange SATA Cables (x2)
Logisys 12" Dual UV Cold Cathode Flow Lights

Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse
BenQ 20.1" Wide Screen

I plan to upgrade soon and add two more WD Caviars, another 8800GTX, a QX6700, and 2GB more RAM. I swear I can't push the buy button. I am not new to this at all but this is going to be my baby and I want it PERFECT.

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March 21, 2007 1:34:33 PM

The system looks great! The G5 is the best gaming mouse ever!
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March 21, 2007 1:58:18 PM

More importantly, the G5's color scheme should match your case very well. As would the PSU apt suggested, that'd probably look better than the one in your list.

The only thing I'm concerned about is your monitor. It's just plain black. My monitor is equally dull looking but I mounted a cathode along the back bottom edge so there's a cool green glow underneath it. But I've never seen an orange cathode tube, so this is a problem. I will muse on it for a while.
March 21, 2007 2:04:58 PM

I prefer the Death Adder but I already have one and can't afford another one. I decided to go with the PCPC PSU.

Thanks man. I have been looking for orange stuff as well. I may paint the monitor CAREFULLY with a vinyl dye or maybe a pearl orange color. Same with speakers when i get them.

I also forgot to mention that I have two Seagate Cheetah 15k 36GB SCSI drives with PCI host adapters. One is going to be my OS disk and one is going to be my paging file.
March 21, 2007 3:50:43 PM

If you're getting a PCPC PSU then that is a good move.

Dude, 2 cheetahs?!?! Lucky bugger.

Pull the trigger man and hit that BUY button. You got a GREAT setup there, go for it. Helluva rig.
March 21, 2007 4:01:11 PM

I have more. Woek is upgrading to 76GB. I get a $hitload of SCSIs. I only want two though. Lots of heat and lots of power. I ahve a bunch though. Any mod suggestions?
March 21, 2007 5:45:38 PM

Well I am going to go for this RAM now and get maybe some OCZ Titanium or XMS2 Dominator stuff later.
March 21, 2007 6:00:28 PM

Okay, I am going to paint my monitor, speakers, and keyboard Kandy Orange. I am going to replace all the LEDs in my keyboard with UV ones. I am going to put a window in all of my HDDs and paint the rest UV Orange. I am going to make my optical drive bezels from orange acrylic. Sleeve all my wires in UV orange. Color all my capacitor caps on the mobo UV orange. And the best part: I am going to spend an entire day with a can of UV Orange brush on paint and a crap load of q-tips and paint the INSIDE of every mesh link UV orange. How cool is that $hit!?!?
March 21, 2007 6:02:37 PM

Also, can anyone give me some links, guides, tips, advice, ANYTHING about the wiring in my case. I want NO wires visible and since I usually do cases without windows and not high performance stuff that often, I have never really had to hide cables. But mine needs to look IMACULATE.
March 21, 2007 6:04:37 PM

Seriously? That's awesome. I was going to suggest you spraypaint your monitor neon orange but I didnt think you'd actually do it.

Although I don't see the point in replacing your keyboard LEDs with UVs because it's not like in your case where there's UV reactive stuff that'll glow. Either leave them alone or replace them with something cool. Maybe white actually.
March 21, 2007 6:09:35 PM

White would be cool...
March 21, 2007 6:11:23 PM

Yeah, and for in your case you could get white EL wire. It's pretty cool, I have blue EL wire and I'm planning to use it to draw something on the inside of the clear side panel of my case. I haven't decided what yet though.
March 21, 2007 6:19:35 PM

Can anyone find Candy Orange spray paint?
March 21, 2007 6:37:33 PM

Hmmm... I know that green is the easiest color for our eyes to look at. Blue is a cold color though. I like blue, but everyone does it. And I want this thing to be OBNOXIOUS! I want people to look at it and orgasm. I want little kids to look at it and cry. This thing has to be sick.
March 21, 2007 6:42:59 PM

Among my other Renaissance Man talents ;)  I am a real life designer.

Blue and orange as a color scheme is extremely bold. It can be GREAT if done properly for a case/system. The trick is using each color in proper proportions so one isn't competing against the other. You want one to contrast against the other, not compete. So a base orange color with blue highlights/accents would look amazing. So the G15 blue lights could look really cool if you copy that blue to other parts of your system....the monitor, the case, even the keyboard. Why not? Put orange on the silver parts of the G15. Put a couple clear coats on it, acrylic, etc and it'll look PIMP.

Orange color on the case will look like a tricked-out tuner rod ;)  Then use UV blue to accent certain the PSU bar, the hdd cage supports, whatever.

Just take some time to plan it out. If you're Phtoshop-savvy, use it to block out some areas for color til you get something you're happy with. Just take some pics or find some on the net and do simple color overlays in Photoshop. Mix the blue/orange scheme and it'll look great.

Vibrant orange......NOT tangerine.....couple clear coats, maybe some metallic flecks in the paint mix if you're adventurous before the clear coats. Then UV blue highlights. Yea, that'll be PIMP.

March 21, 2007 6:44:54 PM

PC P&C is definitely a great PSU. I love mine.
March 21, 2007 6:47:24 PM

What about red and orange? Green and orange? Also, does anyone have any idea how I could use my PSP screen on my case. THAT would be PIMP.

March 21, 2007 6:59:08 PM

Skyguy, that is beautiful. Well done mate. You've motivated me to tryu and clean my case up a bit more.
March 21, 2007 7:02:09 PM

Thank you Merc. I'm sure with a bit of effort (and cussing) you can get your setup working well too!! :) 

Taco, I would be honored to have Ninja and Da Clan use my pics/writeup as an example of P180 wiring for other people. It's a great case and I love it, but it's certainly a challenge to wire. If there's anything you need for Ninja, etc just lemme know and I'll try my best to accommodate.

March 21, 2007 7:13:00 PM

I have all these tubes in the way. :D 

March 21, 2007 8:09:22 PM

March 21, 2007 8:21:14 PM

Okay! I bought it!

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
eVGA T1 680i Motherboard
GeIL 2GB DDR2 800 Memory
eVGA 8800GTX 768MB
Western Digital Caviar 16MB 250GB (x2)
PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad PSU
Noctua NH-U12F HSF
CoolerMaster Stacker 832
CoolerMaster UV Orange 120mm Fans (x4)
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse
BenQ 20.1" Wide Screen
Logisys Dual 12" UV Cold Cathodes

(Already have the two Seagate Cheetah 36GB 15k SCSIs I am going to use for the OS and paging file.)
March 21, 2007 8:35:30 PM

I can't afford to put any more money into a mouse right now. I would have gotten another DeathAdder if I could have.
March 21, 2007 8:36:17 PM

Hey, doe anyone know how I would go about using me PSP screen to mount on my PC case in order to display stuff?
March 21, 2007 9:21:07 PM

tahts uber 1337
March 21, 2007 9:35:09 PM

March 21, 2007 9:51:39 PM

I realize some people who post here are really into modding, so maybe it's just me, but I can't imagine spending all the time you plan on spending to mod my computer.

At some point you have to enjoy what you've created instead of constantly creating it.

That, and I don't know where I'd find the time even if I had the inclination to even start a project such as that.

For me personally, I couldn't care less how the thing looks as long as it performs.

But that's me.

Have fun with your mod... keep us updated on how much time you've wast... err... put into it. :) 

Just kidding... have fun doing whatever you enjoy!
March 21, 2007 9:53:52 PM

I will. I want to put my PSP screen into it though. I can't figure out how it would be done. Any help?
March 21, 2007 9:54:20 PM

it's a hobby thatps part of the fun

plus he'll be enjoying it for the next year+ after he builds it
March 21, 2007 10:05:43 PM

Welcome to the forumz shebitme. I am stressing over this PSP thing man.
March 21, 2007 11:05:15 PM

Agreed, for some people it's fun to tinker. Wiring my P180 is almost like therapy LOL.....gets me time away from the kids ;) 

Taco....yeah, I'm a designer in real life and everytime I look at something I'm trying to figure out how to make it better, cleaner, more efficient, lighter, sexier, whatever. And I just WISH the case designers would ask for some opinions on a design contest or something.....I have some great ideas, but not enough tools/equipment to build my own case from scratch. Besides, I like designing better than building anyways LOL.

I'm gonna look at the P182/P190. I bet they're out of my budget range. I got my P180 for $135 CDN on sale, which is a very good price here. It's gonna have to last me awhile since my wife bought it for me, or else she's gonna shoot me LOL. It was either the P180 or the Kandalf LCS. I'm still debating whether I shoulda went with the Kandalf. Oh well. My next upgrade on this rig will probaby be a quad core and liquid :roll:
March 21, 2007 11:17:50 PM

What is the big deal about the p182 and p190? I have not seen them yet but what is special about them?
March 21, 2007 11:26:43 PM

Sheesh, I wouldn't pay that much more for a 182 just to have a new color inside and shiny outside. wow, no way there. Overpriced.....mostly hype.