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Andre's Personal Z77 Rig

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Very, very nice! Love the clean cable management, the case choice, the Noctua fans, and the Matte Black MSI motherboard.


CPU: Intel i7 4790k Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VII Formula RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB 2400MHz: GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 780 Ti's with ACX cooling PSU: Corsair AX1200 Watt Gold SSD: SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD (Operating System) SSD: Mushkin Chronos 240GB (Games) Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster ZxR HDD: Seagate 3TB External OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Mouse: Logitech G502 Gaming mouse Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60 MX Red switches Monitor: ASUS VG248QE 144Hz

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you guysl. Here are some more images of the finished build. 

 

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IMG_0012 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

 

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Some pictures from the build process.

 

 

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IMG_1066 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

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IMG_1065 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

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IMG_1544 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

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IMG_2086 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

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IMG_1735 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

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IMG_0230 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

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IMG_1709 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

 

I had a kit of HyperX that I didn't end up using (it was 1600 Mhz and I ended up using it for something else) I removed the stickers on it. 

 

 

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IMG_1763 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

This is the stuff that is currently in there 

 

 

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Something that might be coming up...

 

 

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IMG_1807 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

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IMG_1724 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

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IMG_0671 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

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IMG_0660 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

 

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IMG_0934 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr

 

 

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way to go with air cooling man, water cooling kit will die eventually :)

 

No it won't... I'd say high end air coolers (from Noctua, Phanteks, Thermalright etc...) offer much more bang for the buck in terms of performance compared to all in one kits. but even AIO kits usually look better and cleaner and have no RAM clearance issues, so they're going nowhere :).

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where did you got those sticky-cable management things?

and how did you get the UEFI appear on the whole monitor in high res?

Very nice and clean job :)  

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way to go with air cooling man, water cooling kit will die eventually :)

 

 

No it won't... I'd say high end air coolers (from Noctua, Phanteks, Thermalright etc...) offer much more bang for the buck in terms of performance compared to all in one kits. but even AIO kits usually look better and cleaner and have no RAM clearance issues, so they're going nowhere :).

 

I think high end air and good AIO coolers are both good options, both have some pros and cons. I'm curious to see how AIO coolers will evolve in the future.I think custom loops can be great if done well, but for me personally it hasn't really made sense yet to go that route.

 

where did you got those sticky-cable management things?

and how did you get the UEFI appear on the whole monitor in high res?

Very nice and clean job :)  

 

I got them at Lowes (in Toronto) I imagine Home Depot and places like that would have something similar as well. 

 

It's not really high res (just 1024x768 stretched) do you mean full screen? How does yours show up?

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Oh, a fellow OC3D member :)

Love the fan mount in the front, very nice work (as is the rest).


BUILD LOGS: HELIOS - Latest Update: 2015-SEP-06 ::: ZEUS - BOTW 2013-JUN-28 ::: APOLLO - Complete: 2014-MAY-10
OTHER STUFF: Cable Lacing Tutorial ::: What Is ZFS? ::: mincss Primer ::: LSI RAID Card Flashing Tutorial
FORUM INFO: Community Standards ::: The Moderating Team ::: 10TB+ Storage Showoff Topic

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I think high end air and good AIO coolers are both good options, both have some pros and cons. I'm curious to see how AIO coolers will evolve in the future.I think custom loops can be great if done well, but for me personally it hasn't really made sense yet to go that route.

 

 

I got them at Lowes (in Toronto) I imagine Home Depot and places like that would have something similar as well. 

 

It's not really high res (just 1024x768 stretched) do you mean full screen? How does yours show up?

mine is like.. centered.

Toronto? great, I heve family there :D

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Oh, a fellow OC3D member :)

Love the fan mount in the front, very nice work (as is the rest).

 

Thank you! 

 

If anyone else is wondering about the 120mm fans in the front I have a video about it here that shows it in more detail.

 

mine is like.. centered.

Toronto? great, I heve family there :D

 

I have no idea, maybe google it?  is it an MSI board? maybe there is a setting for it somewhere. 

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If anyone else is wondering about the 120mm fans in the front I have a video about it here that shows it in more detail.

Thanks for the link, I haven't caught up with all your vids since subscribing a few days back. Really

like your channel and looking forward to more content.


BUILD LOGS: HELIOS - Latest Update: 2015-SEP-06 ::: ZEUS - BOTW 2013-JUN-28 ::: APOLLO - Complete: 2014-MAY-10
OTHER STUFF: Cable Lacing Tutorial ::: What Is ZFS? ::: mincss Primer ::: LSI RAID Card Flashing Tutorial
FORUM INFO: Community Standards ::: The Moderating Team ::: 10TB+ Storage Showoff Topic

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Thanks for the link, I haven't caught up with all your vids since subscribing a few days back. Really

like your channel and looking forward to more content.

Thanks for subscribing! 

 

 

Now sure if this is an actual thing or just a glitch but it doesn't seem to let me embed more than 2 videos in my comment below so here is the third 650D video it's how we fixed the sticky, stiff feel of the power button

 

 

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You make the case look badass


I dream of 0s and 1s folding to my every command,

algorithms seeping from the back of my head when I need them.

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Freaking nice build

 

 

Thank you! 

 

Here is a kit of memory that I really like the look of. I didn't end up using this in the build, though. 

 

 

 

Some benchmarks (if you go to the video page on youtube there are timestamps for each benchmark in the description) 

 

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Sick build!


Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (Rev. 2.0)    Micron C400 256GB SSD     MSI GTX 660 Ti PE OC     Logitech G510

Intel i7 960 @ 4.125GHz                        WD Black 1TB                         Windows 7 Pro 64bit        Logitech G9x

Kingston HyperX 6GB                             Corsair TX850M                     Corsair H50                        Logitech z906
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Love your build.


Case- Cooler Master Haf X
CPU- i7 2600k @ 4.4
CPU cooler- Nzxt Kraken x40 in push pull with Noctua NF-A14 fans
MB- Asus Sabethooth z77
Memory- 16gb Corsair Vengance @ 1866mgz
SSD- Vertex 4 256gb
Second Storage- WD Caviar Black 2tb
Power Supply- OCZ ZX 850w
GPU- Asus Strix Geforce 980
Sound Card- Asus Xonar DX
Opt. Drive- Pioneer Blu-Ray Burner
Monitor- Asus ROG Swift
Windows 7

 

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