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May 1, 2013 2:08:57 PM

im building my first computer and comments or tips on the parts im getting? im using it for gaming mostly.

- Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics

- ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

- EVGA SuperClocked+ 03G-P4-3663-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

-IN WIN Commander III 800 800W ATX 12V 2.31 / EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular

- G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH

- Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

- BitFenix Colossus Venom Window / Green LED / Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

A 256 SSD

And of course a standard optical drive

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July 3, 2013 3:04:51 PM

StevenLarson117 said:
im building my first computer and comments or tips on the parts im getting? im using it for gaming mostly.

- Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics

- ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

- EVGA SuperClocked+ 03G-P4-3663-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

-IN WIN Commander III 800 800W ATX 12V 2.31 / EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular

- G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH

- Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

- BitFenix Colossus Venom Window / Green LED / Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

A 256 SSD

And of course a standard optical drive


July 3, 2013 3:07:03 PM

Im interested in your outcome on this mainly on any oddities you may have encountered with installing into this case and also what cable extensions you may have had to use if you did back panel cable management.
Im about to do a very similar build and have ebrything mapped out in my head with how it is to install except the question of what cables may need extensions when using the back panel.
July 3, 2013 3:16:07 PM

But all your choices look solid with the exception of maybe dropping some green LEDs or cathodes into the case. I figure the box and hardware is so pretty that you might aswell make it visable. Heres what im about to start purchasing in a couple weeks.

Monitor - ASUS VX238H White 23'
Video card - ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5
CPU - FX-8350 Black edition Unlocked
Mobo - ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX
Case - BitFenix Colossus Venom Window Glacier White
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb
OS - Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
PSU - APEVIA ATX-AS680W-BL 680W
Ram - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ 9-9-9-24
CPU Cooler - Enermax ETS-T40-VD
Disk Drive - ASUS DVD Burner 24X DVD+R
Case Fans - 2 X 120mm Blue cathode
Fan adaptor - Bitfenix 4-Pin Molex to 3x3-Pin fan adaptor
Keyboard - SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard
Mouse - eSPORTS Theron Laser Gaming Mouse White
Speakers - Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1
Headset - Rosewill RHTS-8206 USB 5.1 headset
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