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Posted · Original PosterOP

So today i am starting my first full blown build. I am building this for gaming and occasionally video editing. I have not yet ordered all the parts yet as i am a college student working a part time job so it will be built is stages. I will update as parts arrive.

 

so here's the parts list so far, not every thing is set in stone yet.

 

Case: fractal midi r2 black (ordered)

 

Processor:Intel 4670k

 

Gpu: gtx760 or 770 probably 770 now

 

motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65

 

psu: evga nex750  750 watt

 

ssd:Samsung 840 120 gigabyte

 

hard drive : western digital wd black 1 tb (already own)

 

memory: corsair vengeance 8gb(2 x 4gb)

 

 

as for the cooling solution, not sure if i want an air cooler or aio water cooler. Thats all i have for now, i will update as parts arrive. As you can see, im going for a pretty neutral all black build, maby throw in some rgb led'd


Case: Fractal Designs Arc Midi R2  cpu: Intel core i5 4670k at 4.6ghz Motherboard: msi z87-gd65 gpu: EVGA 1070 SC  psu: Seasonic x650 gold Memory: 16gb Corsair vengeance pro 1600mhz ssd: Samsung 840 120gb Hard drive: Western digital wd black 500gb  Build-log: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/37554-starting-my-first-full-blown-build/                                                                                                 "on the Internet. You can find almost anything on the Internet..." -Linus                                                                                                                                                                              i haz pc

 

 

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The PSU is the only thing i have a problem with but its a decent PSU but you can get better ones but again, not a big deal, otherwise, its okay.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Get an asus board better components. Also get a 650w corsair psu.

i may get an asus board, but that gold color, not sure if i like that.

 

The PSU is the only thing i have a problem with but its a decent PSU but you can get better ones but again, not a big deal, otherwise, its okay.

Just curious, what dont you like about the psu?


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i may get an asus board, but that gold color, not sure if i like that.

 

Just curious, what dont you like about the psu?

Just there are ones that are WAY better for the same if not a little bit more expensive. Look into antec,seasonic,corsair,silverstone those are all good


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Just there are ones that are WAY better for the same if not a little bit more expensive. Look into antec,seasonic,corsair,silverstone those are all good

Isn't seasonic the one that oem's for corsair? I remember it being some company starting with an s. anyway, Im kind of liking the seasonic ss-750km3


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Well you could just get a saber tooth or a gryphon

not sure if i can spend that much more, I would love a sabertooth, its just out of my price range


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Isn't seasonic the one that oem's for corsair? I remember it being some company starting with an s. anyway, Im kind of liking the seasonic ss-750km3

Thats a good psu


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IT BEGINS

 

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I just love the R2 so freakin much ! Love mine , even with my mediocre hardware :)

My case came in this morning, the build quality is way much than i expected. I think i will enjoy building in it. Fractal Designs ftw


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ok just a little update. so i got my pay raise i was hoping for and i have just ordered a asus sabertooth z87 and i am probably going to get a asus dcuII 770. And im thinking about a custom loop.


Case: Fractal Designs Arc Midi R2  cpu: Intel core i5 4670k at 4.6ghz Motherboard: msi z87-gd65 gpu: EVGA 1070 SC  psu: Seasonic x650 gold Memory: 16gb Corsair vengeance pro 1600mhz ssd: Samsung 840 120gb Hard drive: Western digital wd black 500gb  Build-log: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/37554-starting-my-first-full-blown-build/                                                                                                 "on the Internet. You can find almost anything on the Internet..." -Linus                                                                                                                                                                              i haz pc

 

 

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Looks like it will be solid


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I love fractal design cases, looking forward to this build :P


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I have the EVGA Supernova 750g psu and it is the same performance my friends ax860i and it is even quieter.  Should get that


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get a refrence 770

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130939

 

but its currently sold out 

EK have some waterblocks which fit the asus DCU2 version

 

EDIT: LINKS

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc770-gtx-dcii-acetal-nickel.html

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc770-gtx-dcii-nickel.html

 

also they say that at least some of their 680 blocks fit the 770 but the ones above will definitely fit

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Posted · Original PosterOP

well i ran into a problem today, the asus sabertooth i ordere came in today and came doa. The box was pretty messed up and once i got inside i found a capacitor floating around in the box so thats getting sent back. So being my impatient self i went out to my local frys electronics and save myself some money and bought a msi z87-gd65 so that will be the mother board for this build. I guess its kind of s good thing that i have to return the sabertooth because it will be saving me a bit of money. well i have some pics for you guys since i installed the new motherboard just a few minuits ago

 

here is the fractal arc midi r2 in all of its glory

 

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now the empty case

 

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now this is the one thing that bugs me with this case, im probably going to use some black plastidip on the wires and a portion of the plug

 

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here is the new motherboard sitting in its place. you can also see that i painted the slot covers and i also did the hard drive cages

 

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Time for cable management. One thing i always do when i work on high end audio systems for my job is i always plan out where everything will be going which i also have done here

 

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here are a couple pictures of cable management in progress

 

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first set of zipties cut

 

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all case wires routed and zipties cut

 

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so here is where i am at as of now

 

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i'm crazy about the new gaming series MB from MSI! i just love the layout and colors of them...

 

all black with 3 or 4 bits of red! thats it! love them!

 

looking very nice man! gg


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That's some fine cable managment !

 

But it's seems like you forget to paint the vertical expansion slot ..

well I did paint it, just orange instead of grey just to test out another color.

Case: Fractal Designs Arc Midi R2  cpu: Intel core i5 4670k at 4.6ghz Motherboard: msi z87-gd65 gpu: EVGA 1070 SC  psu: Seasonic x650 gold Memory: 16gb Corsair vengeance pro 1600mhz ssd: Samsung 840 120gb Hard drive: Western digital wd black 500gb  Build-log: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/37554-starting-my-first-full-blown-build/                                                                                                 "on the Internet. You can find almost anything on the Internet..." -Linus                                                                                                                                                                              i haz pc

 

 

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Everything seems good! I might have gone with a diffrent psu but otherwise perfect!


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Posted · Original PosterOP

another update! ram and psu installed

 

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Case: Fractal Designs Arc Midi R2  cpu: Intel core i5 4670k at 4.6ghz Motherboard: msi z87-gd65 gpu: EVGA 1070 SC  psu: Seasonic x650 gold Memory: 16gb Corsair vengeance pro 1600mhz ssd: Samsung 840 120gb Hard drive: Western digital wd black 500gb  Build-log: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/37554-starting-my-first-full-blown-build/                                                                                                 "on the Internet. You can find almost anything on the Internet..." -Linus                                                                                                                                                                              i haz pc

 

 

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on your way to perfection :P

 

looking very nice man!


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