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Selling my old computer

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December 20, 2012 2:41:52 AM

Well, I'm thinking of selling my current computer (I think I could get almost $900 for it), and getting this.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($374.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Other: AeroCool Shark 12cm Devil Red Edition LED Case Fan x 3 ($50.97)
Other: NZXT Premium Sleeved LED Kit ($8.95)
Other: 12" x 12" Acrylic Sheet, Clear ($10.99)
Other: 3M Scotch Clear Mounting Tape ($6.95)
Other: Antec 92mm 3-Speed Case Fan ($6.99)
Other: 6' U Channel ($3.99)
Total: $1046.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 00:34 EST-0500)

As you can see, I bought some LEDs, some acrylic and some tape. I'm planning on doing a bit of modding for a side window. I also went with a cheap water cooler. I'm not a big CPU overclocking enthusiast, and I've never even brought my 2500k OC'd to 4.2 GHz up to 100%. I went with water cooling mostly for the hell of it. I was wondering if it would be possible to get custom red tubing for the H60. Overall color scheme I'm trying to get is black and red.


I know it would have been better to go with air cooling, but I really like the concept of water cooling, plus (in my opinion) it looks a lot cooler. I'm wondering where I could put the rad, thinking I could mod the case so I could put it above the original 120mm fan in the front.

Also, does that GPU suck air in or blow air away from it? I'm planning on putting some fans below it for extra cooling.

UPDATE: Changed out the PSU and added the U-Channel for the side window.

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