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  1. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Wow, it's high time I upgraded my PC. Specs-
    Cpu-Intel Pentium D 925 3.0 Ghz dual core
    Ram-4 GB ddr2 (4x1GB)
    Graphics card- NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 2 Gb
    OS - Windows 8.1 Pro w/update 1 32 bit
    HDD -WD Caviar Blue 160 Gb
    Monitor-HP vp17 17" LCD
    It came with Windows Vista and 512 Mb ram lol ;) (2007)
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    05-04-2014 06:18 PM
  2. maj71303's Avatar
    My rig that has been freshly rebuilt.

    CPU - Intel i5 4570
    Motherboard - ECS B85H3-M3
    RAM - Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB DDR3 2400MHz (8GB x 2)
    GPU - EVGA Superclock NVidia GeForce GTX 750ti 2GB
    Sound Card - ASUS Xonar DG
    OS - Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64
    ODD - LG BD-RE
    SSD - Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD, ADATA SP900 240GB SSD, Samsung EVO 840 500GB SSD
    HDD - WD Scorpio Blue 320GB HDD 2.5"
    Monitor - Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" IPS LED LCD With AX510 speaker
    Case - Cooler Master N200
    Cooling - Corsair H100
    PSU - XFX XTR Series P1-650B-BEFX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Full Modular Active PFC
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    05-04-2014 06:54 PM
  3. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    Wow, it's high time I upgraded my PC. Specs-
    Cpu-Intel Pentium D 925 3.0 Ghz dual core
    Ram-4 GB ddr2 (4x1GB)
    Graphics card- NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 2 Gb
    OS - Windows 8.1 Pro w/update 1 32 bit
    HDD -WD Caviar Blue 160 Gb
    Monitor-HP vp17 17" LCD
    It came with Windows Vista and 512 Mb ram lol ;) (2007)
    When you update please keep in mind that Windows 8.1 32bit only supports up to 4GB of RAM!

    SSD - Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD, ADATA SP900 240GB SSD, Samsung EVO 840 500GB SSD
    Nice, almost 1TB of SSDs.
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    05-05-2014 11:45 AM
  4. maj71303's Avatar
    Nice, almost 1TB of SSDs.
    Would have been but I took out a ADATA 501 128GB SSD & Samsung 830 128GB SSD an upgraded my wife's and brothers PC.
    05-05-2014 04:29 PM
  5. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Next upgrade to my PC will be a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB. Would go AMD but my Radeon 6770 doesn't display my monitors by default. Everytime I boot the computer up I have to push the reset button then the computer will show the display on the monitors.
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    05-06-2014 06:06 AM
  6. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    Little update on the internals (now with 3 more fans (2x Corsair AF140 on top and 1x Corsair SP120 on the bottom) and the 3 HDDs in total). MoBo and GPU look really small -_-

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    05-06-2014 11:09 AM
  7. cw1988's Avatar
    So I got a new case and CPU cooler. I have a thread over at neowin with more pics and results for temperatures etc but here are a few pics anyway.
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    and thread: My Rebuild: Corsair Carbide 500R + Phanteks PH-TC14PE - Hardware Hangout - Neowin Forums
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    05-17-2014 03:31 PM
  8. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    So I got a new case and CPU cooler. I have a thread over at neowin with more pics and results for temperatures etc but here are a few pics anyway.
    [snip]
    and thread: My Rebuild: Corsair Carbide 500R + Phanteks PH-TC14PE - Hardware Hangout - Neowin Forums
    Looks like you're lucky to have RAM that hasn't any bigger heatspreader^^
    20C less under load is pretty impressive.
    05-17-2014 05:45 PM
  9. ogi96's Avatar
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3
    CPU: AMD FX 6300 @4.0GHz
    RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270X Gigabyte Windforce 4GB OC Edition(holy crap it's a long name)
    Hard Disks: WD Caviar Blue 300GB & WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    Power Supply: LCPower 650W
    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64
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    05-17-2014 06:00 PM
  10. cw1988's Avatar
    Looks like you're lucky to have RAM that hasn't any bigger heatspreader^^
    20C less under load is pretty impressive.
    haha I know!! The fans can be moved up pretty much as your case can take. So if you got RAM with a large heatspreader you could move the fan up until the RAM fits which is good.

    Its absolutely amazing so far. Even for the case itself it is having a nice effect on the GFX temps as with bf4 on medium I was seeing about 65 degrees with the fans on Auto mode hitting about 80% use on the card itself. Now on ultra it chills at around 55 degrees with the fans on 50% which is damn good. If I manually set the fans to 100% it sits about 49 degrees at around 75% core usage with bf4 on ultra.

    Very impressed.
    05-17-2014 06:07 PM
  11. dino73n's Avatar
    MB: Msi Z68A-G45
    CPU i5 3570k@4.4ghz@CM x6
    RAM: KingstonPredator 2400mhz 2x4gb
    SSD:Samsung 840pro
    HDD:WD 2tb green
    GPU: HD7950@1200/1850mhz AcceleroExtreme
    PSU: CM silentpro 600w
    Case: HAF 922
    Display: Dell U2412M
    WebCam: Logitech C510
    Sound: Asus xonar DG
    HeadPhones: US HFI-580

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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    05-17-2014 06:27 PM
  12. gedzum's Avatar
    So I got a new case and CPU cooler. I have a thread over at neowin with more pics and results for temperatures etc but here are a few pics anyway.

    and thread: My Rebuild: Corsair Carbide 500R + Phanteks PH-TC14PE - Hardware Hangout - Neowin Forums
    Nice build! Looks really clean and I like that case. If I were to pick up a new case, it would probably be Corsair. I'm really liking the 760T
    05-18-2014 07:39 AM
  13. cw1988's Avatar
    Nice build! Looks really clean and I like that case. If I were to pick up a new case, it would probably be Corsair. I'm really liking the 760T
    There are a few bits and pieces I am going to change over time such as:

    PSU cables - resleeve to white/black - reason 1: mine are too stiff and are hard to manage in the back of the case where they are hidden. Reason 2: white would look good.
    RAM: I want the quad channel avexir core white series. It will double my capacity, increase performance and they look epic!
    GFX: I am tempted to SLI the 770 phantom that I have with another.

    Aside from that im done :D

    And I really like that case, good choice
    05-18-2014 10:48 AM
  14. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    PSU cables - resleeve to white/black - reason 1: mine are too stiff and are hard to manage in the back of the case where they are hidden.
    RAM: I want the quad channel avexir core white series. It will double my capacity, increase performance and they look epic!
    Are you sure the sleeving is the reason for the stiffness of the cables? The cables on my Seasonic are pretty stiff as well but the sleeving is really soft (kind of a plastic net tube). Unfortunately it's not modular (not even semi) -_-

    But.....why new RAM? Ok, double the capacity is nice but because of the looks? The CPU cooler blocks the view completely^^
    05-18-2014 10:53 AM
  15. cw1988's Avatar
    Are you sure the sleeving is the reason for the stiffness of the cables? The cables on my Seasonic are pretty stiff as well but the sleeving is really soft (kind of a plastic net tube). Unfortunately it's not modular (not even semi) -_-

    But.....why new RAM? Ok, double the capacity is nice but because of the looks? The CPU cooler blocks the view completely^^
    I just assumed it was to be honest as i always see builds online where people have split all the cables and sleeved them individually and they look like they are very easy to organise.

    And thanks for pointing that out! I had to double check the picture, for some reason i thought it only covered two ports.
    Nevermind then, adding two more sticks of what i have will be an inexpensive upgrade.

    I think i should start enjoying it nnowinstead of tinkering. 😊
    05-19-2014 04:25 AM
  16. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    I just assumed it was to be honest as i always see builds online where people have split all the cables and sleeved them individually and they look like they are very easy to organise.

    And thanks for pointing that out! I had to double check the picture, for some reason i thought it only covered two ports.
    Nevermind then, adding two more sticks of what i have will be an inexpensive upgrade.

    I think i should start enjoying it nnowinstead of tinkering.
    Yeah, the cables look like they are just made out of fabric when they are properly sleeved but I don't really know if this will help (a soft plastic mesh-tube isn't exactly hard to bend so the problem must be the cable itself). I had this issue even with my 8pin CPU cable at the specific spot where the cables come out of the sleeving into the connector....very stiff and I was even worried if the connector on the MoBo would be ok since the cable was pressing hard into it's 'natural' direction.
    Just saying, not sure if new sleevings will solve this problem, when the metal in the cables itself is too inflexible.

    No biggie! WOuld be a waste of money if you were to spend it on expensive, awesome looking RAM sticks which you won't even see ;-)

    Give it up, it's a curse! Always thinking and looking what could be upgraded^^
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    05-19-2014 05:08 AM
  17. Flagz's Avatar
    Got all the parts in today! Gonna post a few pics later when I build it!
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    05-20-2014 10:17 PM
  18. gedzum's Avatar
    Got all the parts in today! Gonna post a few pics later when I build it!
    Awesome man. Good luck and have fun with your build. I enjoyed my build experience very much. Looking forward to your pics :)
    05-21-2014 02:25 AM
  19. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    Got all the parts in today! Gonna post a few pics later when I build it!
    I demand A LOT of pics! :-P
    05-21-2014 05:33 AM
  20. Flagz's Avatar
    Already built with no pics, too excited! I have work everyday this week, but tomorrow I'm opening it up again to put a fan controller in! I'll post pic then! PROMISE! :D So excited and had to try and install programs (Sony Acid Pro, Sony Vegas, PS+Brushes) and fix fresh install problems these last two nights (Audio Driver for my External Sound Card and Mixer, my Disk Memory Spiking) but I think I got them all worked out, everything works like a charm!
    05-22-2014 05:16 AM
  21. Flagz's Avatar
    AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core
    Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X OC 3GB WINDFORCE
    Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
    Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM SSHD
    LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer
    Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V
    BitFenix Spectre Pro 120MM Fan (4)
    BitFenix Shinobi Standard 120MM Fan (2)
    Cool Master JetFlo 120MM Fan
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
    BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)






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    05-23-2014 02:06 AM
  22. gedzum's Avatar
    Nice job!
    05-23-2014 02:28 AM
  23. cw1988's Avatar
    Nice job flagz. I really like that case :) and good choice on the cpu, same as mine and its an absolute beast.

    Cables have my ocd senses tingling but I was the same when I built mine, get it together, make sure it works, sort cables out after lol

    Have you managed to sort out all the little niggling issues you were having with drivers and spiking?
    05-23-2014 02:47 AM
  24. Flagz's Avatar
    Yep, and I'm OCD to, but for a first build, managing cables was a disaster for me. I literally just added all seven fans, and I Disconnected EVERYTHING and reconnected the neatest I could. Some cables were to shorts and others were to long. :X I think it looks good if you don't go under the hood! Haha, through the windows it looks flawless!

    The drivers were fixed with a delete and reinstall of all the Mobo drivers, and the hum was fixed with an grounding cable for my External Sound Card. The spike were fixed by disabling the XML archiving. All in all, it runs amazing!
    05-23-2014 03:57 AM
  25. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    I really like the RAM and CPU cooler (would be my first choice as an air cooling aftermarket solution but I'm playing with the thought of getting a small AIO from Corsair's H-series). Though, it looks like the cooler is moving the air down towards the GPU or is it set up as pull? I'm a bit jealous, I only can install up to 6 fans (excluding the CPU cooler) :-(

    What temps do you get?

    I'm glad you got all the drivers working.
    05-23-2014 08:22 AM
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