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Posted · Original PosterOP

CPU: Intel i5-4690k
Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240m
Motherboard: MSI Z97s SLI Plus 
GPU: EVGA GTX780 SC w/ ACX
RAM: G.Skill 8gb 2400mhz Ripjaws X 
SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 250gb 
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1tb 
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Blue)
OS: Windows 7 Professional
Keyboard: Black Corsair K70 w/ cherry reds (I completely forgot they made a gunmetal with blue LEDs -- oh well)
Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Display: Dell P2414H 
Display 2: BenQ XL2411z 144hz 
Other: 2 6+2 pin PCIe extensions, 1 8 pin CPU extension, 1 24 pin extension, Rosewill RHMS 11003 dual monitor arm, 3 Cougar Vortex 120mm PWM 
Lighting: Bitfenix Alchemy 60cm White LED strip
 

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All the parts arrived a couple days ago and I finally got around to taking a picture of them. 
Unfortunately, I ordered the wrong monitor and have to wait for the replacement to arrive--should be by Tuesday (I hope).
Even more unfortunately, the H440, which I ordered from NCIXUS got delayed as they were unable to ship it out due to a stupid system that only they follow...and by the time they got their shit sorted out it was put on back order and is now being shipped from some other company. So...yeah, that may take a while. 
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Yesterday I found out that the H440 is backordered by NZXT themselves, and NCIX won't be getting any for about a month...So, today my Dell P2414H was delivered so I decided to set everything up. Currently everything is up and running (and working properly); and I'm now beginning to download all my games so it will be pretty for when the case comes. Hopefully the gpu and AIO work, since those are the only components I can't really test as theres no way to mount them :/ .

So, once everything is done downloading, I guess i'll be putting everything back in the box and patiently waiting for the case to arrive.
 

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I decided to check the status of my order on NCIX's website, and according to the site its still under "order processing"--i.e. it has not shipped. However if you look into the info it lists a tracking number, which says it will be delivered by Friday 8/29. So theres some hope :)
 

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Turns out UPS had an issue and its going to be delayed until 9/2 -- the new expected delivery date
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The case arrived and every things fully assembled and running.
P.s. I know theres a "leaking" (misplaced) LED. Ill fix it another later.
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Decided to pick up a 144hz panel (BenQ XL2411z) and a Rosewill RHMS 11003 dual monitor arm.
 

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The BenQ XL2411z and Rosewill RHMS 11003 arrived and everything is all set up. So far the jump to 144hz doesn't seem all too aparent to me (im assuming it will become apparent if I try to switch back to my old 60hz monitor). The BenQ has a really nice picture, especially for a TN panel, and the monitor arm is quite strong and certainly frees up a bunch of room on my already cramped desk. So thats a nice bonus.


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Ohh nice :3

 

Similar to what my build is gonna end up being.


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TBH, the title sucks. Needs a bit more creativity. But i am having computer envy.


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Black and Blue ... Beat the **** Up Edition ...

 

It sounds like a theme I should use for my next build.



... and yeah cherry reds for a black and blue gaming rig?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

For a black and blue build I would of used a R9 290 vapor-x

I already had a 780 at home from another computer, so I wasn't going to go buying a non-SLI-able card. 

 

TBH, the title sucks. Needs a bit more creativity. But i am having computer envy.

Yeah, Im not the creative time. Feel free to suggest a better title. 

 

Why is the keyboard nawt bluuueeee?

I completely forgot that Corsair made a k70 with a blue LED, and I don't really care enough to RMA the keyboard back to exchange it. I also kinda prefer black to the gunmetal gray anyway...so, I think black+red LED is better than gray with blue LED...meh, maybe not...whatever. 

 

Black and Blue ... Beat the **** Up Edition ...

 

It sounds like a theme I should use for my next build.

... and yeah cherry reds for a black and blue gaming rig?

I don't like MX blues. And like I said, I completely forgot there was a blue backlit K70. 


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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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you can pu it together just not into the case, instal programs adn shit while you wait


My Rig  

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kGNksY

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.00 @ shopRBC) 

CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-10 15:33 EDT-0400Build log http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/303263-the-dell-from-hell/#entry4121100 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

you can pu it together just not into the case, instal programs adn shit while you wait

I was going to do that, but I don't want it to just be lying out in the open where it could get damaged. 


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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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I was going to do that, but I don't want it to just be lying out in the open where it could get damaged. 

the protect it with your life,

 

and mod the geforce logo to be blue


My Rig  

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kGNksY

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.00 @ shopRBC) 

CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-10 15:33 EDT-0400Build log http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/303263-the-dell-from-hell/#entry4121100 

Phone Compassion Spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EN6s426gyxqPloIqT4wQ7Y7yovkkQy_5B3djVN-N-R8/edit#gid=0


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Posted · Original PosterOP

and mod the geforce logo to be blue

ACX cooler, unfortunately there is no cooler as it looks like crap from the side. 


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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I hope the H440 is the black and blue edition.

of course. 


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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Would solid blue extensions (24 pin, 8 pin cpu, 6+2 pin pcie) be too much blue in a black/blue build?

 

/Are Bitfenix Alchemy extensions any better than Silverstone PP07 (considering the Silverstones are cheaper)?


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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I think I'm also going to pick up some white LEDs, would these be good, or should I get something else? 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812170028


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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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Title reminds me of a great song :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJAsT9OSsyA

 

Nice build though, what's that thing on your wall? Reflections of something?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Title reminds me of a great song :P

 

Nice build though, what's that thing on your wall? Reflections of something?

Yeah, its reflections coming off the boxes--I talk the picture with the lights off and flash on. 

 

Running (unanswered) questions: 

Are Silverstone PP07 extensions good or should I consider Bitfenix Alchemys (considering PP07s are cheaper).

Are these NZXT white LEDs good, or should I be looking at others? 


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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So many comments and no work. Come on! I want to see some work done!

Blame NCIX, I've been waiting on the case to come. All the other parts have just been sitting in their respective boxes waiting to be opened. 


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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Welp, looks like this will be delayed until the end of September, since NCIX won't be getting the case in until then... 

 

Guess I'll just have to stare at this box of components until then.....although I should really try and put everything together and run it to make sure everything is in proper working order--too bad I don't have a god damned case to do it in...... 


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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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Welp, looks like this will be delayed until the end of September, since NCIX won't be getting the case in until then... 

 

Guess I'll just have to stare at this box of components until then.....although I should really try and put everything together and run it to make sure everything is in proper working order--too bad I don't have a god damned case to do it in...... 

 

You don't have any other local retailers?

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You don't have any other local retailers?

No, and none of them have the black/blue H440. My only option is to wait until the end of septemeber and get the h440 from NCIX, or opt for something else either by getting a refund or just opting for something else from NCIX. But, I don't really want anything else... 

 

The best thing that could happen would be NCIX would be in a really generous mood and offer to give or loan me a cheap crappy case to hold me over until the h440 comes, and then I could just send them back that case...but ummm the likelihood of that happening is about .000001% 


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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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