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My completed build: Monolith

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May 5, 2012 11:29:08 PM

Hi everyone,

I have finished my 2011 build It ran into 2012 a bit but am satisfied that it will last a while. Please offer any tips/suggestions. :bounce: 

Specs:

P8P67 Evo
Intel Core i5 2500k @4.5 stable
8Gb DDR3 1600 @ 7-8-7-24-1n
NVIDIA EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked Signature Edition
2x Crucial M4 128gb in RAID0 - Stripe
Fractal Design Define XL - Black Pearl
Samsung P2450

Gallery: http://imgur.com/a/yY0oO#0

May 5, 2012 11:31:36 PM

I also want to add that this system is nearly silent at full load. I swapped out al of the fans for Silent Thermaltakes. The cooler is a Corsair H80 in which I also replaced the radiator fans. Also, there is not a single LED on the outside of the case.
May 5, 2012 11:47:57 PM

Looks very nice! Cable management is really good on it too. What's your opinion on the Corsair H80? What are your temps like at idle/load and how loud is its fan?
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May 5, 2012 11:59:08 PM

Fans are nearly silent at full load. Temps max out at 68ish and there isn't more than a 1 degree difference between the cores. The stock fans on the H80 were noisy but I replaced them with a couple of thermaltakes.
May 6, 2012 12:02:30 AM

how much does it cosT?
May 6, 2012 12:05:59 AM

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Do you ever plan on running this in SLI?
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At some point in the future as needed, or if I decide to try an nvidia surround setup. It would require a power supply upgrade.
May 6, 2012 12:10:34 AM

juniiflow said:
how much does it cosT?



I have upgrade piece by piece over the course of the year. Roughly $1500 ish for the system without peripherals/monitor. I calculated using Neweggs current prices.
May 6, 2012 12:15:14 AM

gnxkroz said:
I have upgrade piece by piece over the course of the year. Roughly $1500 ish for the system without peripherals/monitor. I calculated using Neweggs current prices.



ok thank you.
May 6, 2012 12:33:46 AM

Nice. Congrats on your new build. Love the HDD / SSDs down the bottom in that case :) 
May 6, 2012 12:46:20 AM

Overall nice build ^_^

Only tiff I have with it is the power supply. Plenty of other brands that are more value for performance/features and cost less. Plus I have heard bad things about several toughpowers. Is it a V2?

Other than that everything else is superb choices :) 
May 6, 2012 2:52:58 PM

akamrcrack said:
Overall nice build ^_^

Only tiff I have with it is the power supply. Plenty of other brands that are more value for performance/features and cost less. Plus I have heard bad things about several toughpowers. Is it a V2?

Other than that everything else is superb choices :) 



The power supply is the first thing to be upgraded next especially if I am going to SLI. It was handed down by my pops who is also an enthusiast. Simply put, it just works and has worked fine for a couple of years.
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May 6, 2012 3:05:42 PM

I love that case, I own one too.

Nice build!
May 6, 2012 4:37:33 PM

gnxkroz said:
The power supply is the first thing to be upgraded next especially if I am going to SLI. It was handed down by my pops who is also an enthusiast. Simply put, it just works and has worked fine for a couple of years.


Check out the Rosewill Capstone 750W, would easily handle two 680s imo. Plus its a very well made power supply w/ gold rating @ affordable pricing.
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