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    Looking for opinions. The hardware is antiquatedby now, ive been working on it off and on, and saving my money piece by piece. Im happy with the results thus far. Thoughts?

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    Gigabyte X58A-UD5, Intel I7 3.2 GHZ, OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSd, WD BLack 500GB, WD Velocirapter 300GB, Sapphire 5870's in crossfire, XFI fatality, Corsair 850Watt modular, 6GB HyperX 2100mhz in tri channel, Silverstone fortress FT01BW (modded). Coolit Vantage ALC.
     
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    very very nice build, if i didnt know what parts were in it i would say that pc is better than mine, so good job! mine is plain noothing fancy but i have the latest parts
     
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    Thanks alot!
     
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    Nice Job:toast:

    I think you should paint your crossfire bridges blue or black, blue might match with the plastic sleeving you are using. All in all, a very clean looking build, you can tell you took your time and put some thought into it. Behind the motherboard tray looks almost as good as the front.
     
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    nice cable management
     
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    love the case, love the components, also the cable management and skill level of build are very high... aesthetically the HDD bracket in the 5" bays doesnt really match, and the fan controller looks out of place.

    http://home.comcast.net/~johnlemvp/images/FT01_05.jpg

    Clean builds are better IMO, but keep in mind its IMO.

    Also if you really want to "blue" it out - get a cathode kit. Theyre like $20 and they will make your build look awesome.
     
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    I really wanted a fan in those 5" bays, and I tried alot of other things that turned out far worse. And to be honest, it looks better in person. AS far as the fan controller, I needed something to run that vantage and also geep the fan wiring clean, and that controller is way better than 4 or 6 knobs sticking out of the front! I tried those too. Even tried making a fan mount behind them with vented bay covers...didnt work so well.
    As for the cathode tube, Ive been entertaining that idea. There is a spot on the floor of the case that has nothing in it, I may out one there facing toward the top of the case.

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks alot! I was looking online yesterday hoping to find black crossfire bridges but no luck. Im thinking I might be able to use some heatshrink vinyl or something to cover them...Like I said....ALMOST done...lol.
     
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    Nice to see another Fortress case alive and well :toast:

    Looks great!!!
     
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    Thanks! I love this case! Cable management is for crap, but thats what a drill and rubber grommets are for right?
     
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    Yes the front area looks good.
    no one knows the mangled mess behind the motherboard back plate with cable management heh heh heh...
     
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    I kinda figured if I concentrated on how the back looks the front would fall in line ya know?
     
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    I held off as long as I could but finally had to open up the holes for SATA cables to pass thru- the space was just too damn tight :banghead:

    Fortunately and unfortunately it's the best case I've ever owned... meaning the bar is set pretty high to find anything that could replace it :cool:

    Here's a quick pic of mine (sorry for the crappy cell phone quality :shadedshu)

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    I think it needs more blue stuffs. :roll:


    Nice job man. :toast::respect:
     
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    Looks good! They look much nicer all painted black, i can vouch!

    Haha, Thanks! Too much ya think? I think I might call it the bruise......
     
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    Update your system specs so we know what you're working with.
     
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    You can never haz to much blue stuffs.

    Case in point, my x6 system

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    Looking Good Bud! :)

    Like the Blue/Black combo...if you set up a thread to part with the ol' stuff...shoot me a pm and let me know.

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    Thanks! Will do! I dont know how long that will be, or if I will...My previous for sale thread didnt go so well, lol. Used to smoke, so ill have to likely do some extra cleaning before I sell!
     
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    Yeah whatz in the system ?
     
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    I7 960, Gigabyte X58A UD5 , Vapor-X 5870's OCZ Vertex 3. XFi Titanium. 3x2GB kingston hyperX 2100MHZ. Cool it Vantage ALC.
     
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    Just had to say I literally just watched that episode of DS9 in your sig. Lol
     
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    It`s a faaaaaake !
     
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    Too funny!
     

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