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Your DIY Gaming Rig For $720

An additional connector for a 12-Volt supplementary input voltage for the motherboard is provided.

An additional connector for a 12-Volt supplementary input voltage for the motherboard is provided.

A side panel with a large  200-mm monster fan is a characteristic of the Deluxe DLC-MG309 case (not available in the United States). It's overkill for a configuration that also includes water cooling.

A side panel with a large 200-mm monster fan is a characteristic of the Deluxe DLC-MG309 case (not available in the United States). It’s overkill for a configuration that also includes water cooling.

Only newer PSUs include power connectors designed to attach to SATA drives.

Only newer PSUs include power connectors designed to attach to SATA drives.

Our DIY PC started out with a total of four hard disks. Later on, we installed two more drives into the case.

Our DIY PC started out with a total of four hard disks. Later on, we installed two more drives into the case.

Drive cables go left for parallel and right for serial connections, but the days of parallel ATA are numbered.

Drive cables go left for parallel and right for serial connections, but the days of parallel ATA are numbered.

The perfect position for the CPU cooler block - we built our own custom bracket using parts from our neighborhood hardware store.

The perfect position for the CPU cooler block - we built our own custom bracket using parts from our neighborhood hardware store.

Water cooling from Koolance offers a large surface area on the heat exchanger that provides excellent cooling performance and enables whisper-quiet operation.

Water cooling from Koolance offers a large surface area on the heat exchanger that provides excellent cooling performance and enables whisper-quiet operation.