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Project Drogon [First Build]

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Hello Linus Tech Tip Users & Prowlers!

 

     My name is Cody, aliased as Tundra; and this is my first ever computer build!

I'd like to say thank  you to all the users here at Linus Tech Tip for all the help

with figuring out a correct build and answering all my wonky questions. This build

may not be anything impressive as I don't believe I'll be doing any case mods

or extra painting, but I thought it'd be fun to record my first computer build.

This will be 100% new for me as I've been a Mac user for the past 6 years and

I have never really "owned" a computer before that. 

 

     The name is of this project is from a type of dragon in tv series Game of Thrones.

Drogon, Black with red markings and larger than its brothers. I do really hope this build

goes well as I may decide to make it a hobby and venture into case modding and other mods.

I will keep a quick check status below for the status of the build.

 

STATUS: WAITING FOR PARTS TO ARRIVE

 

Part List/Specs:

 

Received:

Intel 4670k @

MSI GTX 780 OC Twin Frozr 3GB

MSI Z87-G43 Gaming

 

G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Corsair Air Series 540 Cube

NZXT Red LED Kit

NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller

 

​Not Received:

Kingston V300 120GB SSD

EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular

Corsair H100i CPU Cooler

NZXT Hue

 

Peripherals:

CM Storm TK Cherry MX Red

ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical

Asus Orion Pro

 

NEW IDEAS/PLANS:

Custom sleeved wires (Future Plan)

Etch "Drogon" into the window in one of the corners

Design a stencil to paint a dragon onto the case

 

 

 

UPDATES:

 

  • [12/18] Parts have been ordered with 1 - 3 shipping. It is still processing. (Ordered @ NCIX.)
  • [12/18] Parts have been shipped. Should be here by Monday!
  • [12/23] Received most of my parts. Missing the PSU and CPU cooler. They are back ordered and will hopefully be here Tuesday.
  • [12/23] Decided to put the parts I had together, posted a quick photo will post more in-depth photos when I have better lighting.

Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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I like everything in there, good luck with the build man :D


Case: Meatbag, humanoid - APU: Human Brain version 1.53 (stock clock) - Storage: 100TB SND (Squishy Neuron Drive) - PSU: a combined 500W of Mitochondrial cells - Optical Drives: 2 Oculi, with corrective lenses.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I like everything in there, good luck with the build man :D

 

Thank you very much!

I hope for the best.


Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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Best of luck my friend, first builds can lead to many things after. If you need help please feel free to message me at any time. I'll look forward to see this computer finished.


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I7-5930K | Asus Rampage Extreme X99 | Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 16gb 2666 | Corsair H105 | Corsair AX850 | GTX 1080| Corsair 900D | 2x Acer Predator 35" ultrawide | Corsair K70 | Corsair M65 | Sennheiser HD558 | Red/Black/Platinum Color Scheme | 4tb of SSD Raid 0

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Best of luck my friend, first builds can lead to many things after. If you need help please feel free to message me at any time. I'll look forward to see this computer finished.

 

I'll remember that.

Thank you!


Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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Are you color scheming this in any way, I can imagine a Orange and black combo. Super awesome.


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I7-5930K | Asus Rampage Extreme X99 | Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 16gb 2666 | Corsair H105 | Corsair AX850 | GTX 1080| Corsair 900D | 2x Acer Predator 35" ultrawide | Corsair K70 | Corsair M65 | Sennheiser HD558 | Red/Black/Platinum Color Scheme | 4tb of SSD Raid 0

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Are you color scheming this in any way, I can imagine a Orange and black combo. Super awesome.

 

Most of the inside will be red parts and red/orange/yellow LEDs.

The outside black.

 

I am realizing more and more I do have a lot of MSI parts!

 

I may consider changing the name to something dragon related.

I'll contemplate more and figure it out.


Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Changed the project name to fit the build better.

Will work on new title image soon!


Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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Looks like you have a solid build there. Is the GTX 780 the MSI Gaming Edition?


CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900x @ 4.2GHz cooled by Arctic Liquid Freezer II | MBO: ASUS B450M Pro Gaming | RAM: GEIL Evo Potenza 16GB DDR4 3400MHz | GPU: Zotac GTX1080 Founders Edition | SSDs: Samsung 850 EVO 256GB and Transcend 370S 512GB | HDD: 1.5TB WD Green Drive | PSU: Corsair SF 600W | Case: Jansbo UMX3 S

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looks like you have a solid build there. Is the GTX 780 the MSI Gaming Edition?

 

I believe so.

This is the one I purchased.


Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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I believe so.

This is the one I purchased.

 

Nice, it will be a perfect match with the motherboard then. :)


CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900x @ 4.2GHz cooled by Arctic Liquid Freezer II | MBO: ASUS B450M Pro Gaming | RAM: GEIL Evo Potenza 16GB DDR4 3400MHz | GPU: Zotac GTX1080 Founders Edition | SSDs: Samsung 850 EVO 256GB and Transcend 370S 512GB | HDD: 1.5TB WD Green Drive | PSU: Corsair SF 600W | Case: Jansbo UMX3 S

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

New title image has been added!


Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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New title image has been added!

Do you mean Dragon? or Drogon?


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I7-5930K | Asus Rampage Extreme X99 | Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 16gb 2666 | Corsair H105 | Corsair AX850 | GTX 1080| Corsair 900D | 2x Acer Predator 35" ultrawide | Corsair K70 | Corsair M65 | Sennheiser HD558 | Red/Black/Platinum Color Scheme | 4tb of SSD Raid 0

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Do you mean Dragon? or Drogon?

 

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     The name is of this project is from a type of dragon in tv series Game of Thrones.

Drogon, Black with red markings and larger than its brothers.

 


Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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Didn't see that post, whoops..... why so many V's? lol


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I7-5930K | Asus Rampage Extreme X99 | Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 16gb 2666 | Corsair H105 | Corsair AX850 | GTX 1080| Corsair 900D | 2x Acer Predator 35" ultrawide | Corsair K70 | Corsair M65 | Sennheiser HD558 | Red/Black/Platinum Color Scheme | 4tb of SSD Raid 0

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Didn't see that post, whoops..... why so many V's? lol

 

Sticky keys?  :ph34r:


Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yay u cube case build log :) and fancy intro/first post 

 

:D

I want to make my first build as best as possible!


Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here's a couple of irrelevant photos of my setup and one of my cats (Gandalf) before the PC build.

 

              Not letting me work on a flier ._.                                                              Watching some DayZ.

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Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Quick picture of the NZXT Sentry 2 and NZXT LED Kit.

I've had them sitting in a small box for a while but decided to take a photo.

Note: I'm using an iPhone 4 so don't expect "the" best quality or photography work :)

 

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Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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Posted · Original PosterOP

12/23 Updated:

 

Here's some photos will get more when PSU and CPU Cooler arrive.

 

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Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Subbed. I love your intro post - really well designed. Can't wait for the GoT season 3! Anyway, looking forward to this.

 

Thanks, wanted to make it as appealing as possible seeing my build won't have any "crazy" mods or custom cooling.

Just a pretty normal build for the most part.

 

GoT 3!!!


Project Drogon

  • Intel 4670k, MSI GTX 780, MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, G.SKiLL Ripjaws 8GB, Kingston V300 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, EVGA SuperNova 750W 80+ Gold Modular, Corsair Air Series 540 Cube, Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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