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"Greyscale" X99 Build log!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone!

 

I've been a PC enthusiast for around 3 years so it was time to build a proper rig :D!

 

So to expain the title here comes a little backstory.

I've been a PC enthusiast for around 3 years, but never really seemed to save up enough money for a beast enough rig. Now at last I had the opportunity to jump out and think "Heck, let's give it a chance".

 

Codenamed "Greyscale", This build is supposed to be a combination of great parts, at both aesthetically but also performance wise.

Some of you might go crazy about my spec selection, but as it was some of the components I thought fit well together. :) Enjoy!

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June 4.

Recieved my first two parts of the build today!

Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 @ 2666 mhz & Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD.

 

June 7.

Unexpectedly as I was taking some B-Roll of my new RAM & SSD. I recieved two e-mails. My two next parts had arrived, let's start building a bit shall we?

 

Install RAM into Motherboard, and enjoy the view. :wub:

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Time to Install the dust covers for all ports on the motherboard.

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Unbox dat case. B)

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Wait, why is the accessory box there?

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Ouch.. The case had taken some shipping damage, luckily it wasn't that bad.

 

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Time to install the motherboard

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which means I have to take out the port covers for the back I/O ports cause they don't fit through the I/O plate

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.. Fine I did it..   :unsure:

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Let's do some light cable management..Well USB 3 cable says no.

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Time to install my trusty old HDD, using the best HDD sleds I've ever used. Hands down Phanteks!  :lol:

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There we go.

 

 

 

Now for the more exciting stuff, let's test out the lights on the case.

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I hotwired an old PSU from a Pentium 4 build I had lying around.

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And bam - there was light!

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So far so good people! I hope you've enjoyed this so far!  :lol:


Greyscale Build Log


ASUS Sabertooth X99 | Intel i7 5820K | ASUS Strix GTX 970 | Corsair Dominator Platinum 16 GB Quad Channel @ 2666MHz | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | Phanteks Enthoo Luxe


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Looks interesting so far, I'd love to see it "get wet" ;)

 

Keep up the good work,

 

Razbit


Current rig: i7-5820K, R5E, 1070ti (windows), Radeon HD7850 (Mac), a bunch of SSDs and HDDs, running MacOS Mojave, Windows 10 + a bunch of debian servers on Proxmox KVM hypervisor

Laptop: MacBook Pro 13" 2017

 

Previous projects: Razmac G5, Server, zenbox HTPC

 

See my GitHub profile!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I know right! Amen!

HahaHahahah for now I'll keep it at the H110i GT. Let's see what the future brings!


Greyscale Build Log


ASUS Sabertooth X99 | Intel i7 5820K | ASUS Strix GTX 970 | Corsair Dominator Platinum 16 GB Quad Channel @ 2666MHz | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | Phanteks Enthoo Luxe


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Dang that X99 Sabertooth...


| cooljonathan |

 

| Intel Core i7 3770 | Asus Sabertooth Z77 | Gigabyte HD 7870 Ghz | Adata SX900 256GB SSD + WD Green 2TB | Corsair H80i | Corsair CX500M | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2

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CPU: 4790K (4.8 ghz) | COOLING: Custom Liquid Cooling (240 mm rad) | GPU: GTX 980 ti Superclocked+ (2x)  | MOBO: Gryphon Z97 Armor Edition | RAM: Kingston (4x4 gb 1600 mhz) | SSD: 850 Evo (250 gb) | HDD: Black (1.5 tb) | CASE: Enthoo Evolv | PSU: G2 850 (850 w) | DISPLAYS: Acer XB270HU bprz / Philips 246V5LHAB/27 (3x) | KEYBOARD: Vengeance K60 | MOUSE: Naos 7000 | HEADSEAT: H Wireless / Cloud 2 | For the exact parts visit my PCPartpicker it even includes my Desk and some other stuff.

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Just get individually sleeved PSU cables or extensions. They will look much better


| cooljonathan |

 

| Intel Core i7 3770 | Asus Sabertooth Z77 | Gigabyte HD 7870 Ghz | Adata SX900 256GB SSD + WD Green 2TB | Corsair H80i | Corsair CX500M | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Update time!

 

So I have some good news!

 

the last half of the build has just been ordered.

 

To summarize, the following parts have been ordered:

 

CPU - 5820K

CPU Cooler - H110i GT

PSU - RM 750

GPU - ASUS STRIX GTX 970

 

I should have the parts by Thursday, so hopefully will get you some progress in the weekend.

 

I will hopefully have some good looking photos along with the build process.


Greyscale Build Log


ASUS Sabertooth X99 | Intel i7 5820K | ASUS Strix GTX 970 | Corsair Dominator Platinum 16 GB Quad Channel @ 2666MHz | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | Phanteks Enthoo Luxe


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I love everything about this build. I love the motherboard. I love that case.

As that's All you can see so far? Well dont fear, the parts will be here soon. :D


Greyscale Build Log


ASUS Sabertooth X99 | Intel i7 5820K | ASUS Strix GTX 970 | Corsair Dominator Platinum 16 GB Quad Channel @ 2666MHz | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | Phanteks Enthoo Luxe


Winner of the Vortex Pok3r Giveaway

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