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  1. abirli

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    Well its been a while since i modded my old lain li, so i wanted to start back up again. I've been researching and putting part lists together for a couple weeks and decided on the X79 platform.

    here is my workhorse, 680i with sli 8800gtx
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    Just when i was going to start pulling the trigger and buying the parts i went on craigslist to see if there were any deals on parts. i saw an add for a "custom gaming computer" with the x79 platform and i7 3930k. so i clicked on it! Turns out it also has the Geforce 690! this wasnt the card i had originally planned on using (4gb 670 ftw) but if i could get this all for a decent price id certainly wouldnt mind it! It also came with 32gb 1600mhz Kingston Xtreme Ram, 2 256gb vertex 4 ssd's, and a 1kilowatt psu.The seller wanted $2,300 usd for it. He said he needed it gone because he needed money to get married:slap:

    Being in business, i knew i could haggle him down because he was in a hurry. i offered him $1,500 and after day or so of letting that stew, we settled on $1,600! thats pretty much the cost of the 690 and 3930k.

    heres how i bought it:
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    Now to sleeve!
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    Once everything was sleeved, i wanted to make plexi glass plates to hide the ugly holes and to make a cleaner presentation. i cut one to make the base, one to block the cable holes and one to go under the mother board. i also cut holes in the plexi to run the wires through.
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    i then painted it using plasti-dip and installed using double sided tape.
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    finished photos:
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    i did this project for something to do until i decide what motherboard i really want and until the Corsair 900d comes out. Once the 900d is here i will custom watercool and make it look reallllyyy nice

    Thanks for looking :toast:
     
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  2. Sasqui

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    Wow, you truly got lucky. Nice touch on the blue/black sleeving, I'd never have the patience. How does everything run? What'd you get for memory along with it?
     
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    Very nice indeed, Craigslist will occasionally yield great value it seems.
     
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    @Sasqui
    it came with 2 256gb vertex ssds, 32 gb of kingston xtreame ram @1600mhz, everything runs like a dream, already overclocked it a bunch for benching. have been stable at 4.6ghz on the cpu and have ran the 690 at superclocked and ftw settings of the 680 with out a hitch.

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    Thanks dude i was shocked when he took my offer, hes been having sellers remorse ever since. great guy tho!
     
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    Woah. Should've mentioned those drives and RAM in the original post, makes it even more of a steal. Gotta say I'm jealous, definitely wish I had an X79 platform. And 32GB of RAM.... the RAM Disk that could be had.... the speed....
     
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    Thanks Xenturion i will update
     
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    Nice deal, and great job on the sleeving. Care to show the tools and such you used? ;)
     
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    Thank you, the shrink didnt get as good as id like it, note to self, get bigger shrink for easier fitment!

    for tools i used the lamptron but the atx pin part of the tool broke during the 8 pin cpu:banghead: power cable, for some reason the 8 pin cpu cable didnt want to come out. after that broke i went back to using think staples which worked like a charm, but flattened out the prongs. so before i reinstalled the cables i had to flare the prongs back out

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12179/too-35/Lamptron_Deluxe_Modular_5-in-1_Cable_Sleeve_Modding_Tool_Kit_w_Neoprene_Tool_Case_-_Black.html?tl=g44c133s257
     
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    Wow no shit, you totally scored :toast:
     
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    fortunately in my area, pc gaming, let a lone high end pc's arent in high demand, it was listed for over a week on CL.
     
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    And where are you? I may visit, lol.
     
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    Central PA!
     
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    All I can say is wow
     
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    Cows, coal and chocolate bars :) I was in Hershey about 3 weeks ago.
     
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    ha yeah man that sounds about right!
     
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    Damn, what a steal! I feel for the guy who sold it; but kudos to you!
     
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    we stay in touch now, hes pretty nice
     
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    He's probably hoping you will offer it back up to him.
     
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    oh he definitely has sellers remorse :D
     

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