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Phenom's Summer 2013 Upgrade Part 2

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MxPhenom 216, Jul 18, 2013.

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What color tubing?

  1. Black

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  2. White

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  3. Something else other then red or blue????

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  1. MxPhenom 216

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    My first upgrade this summer what going from a GTX680 to a GTX780, and then changing my CPU cooling to custom liquid loop.

    Now for 2nd part of my Summer upgrade this year, I will be upgrading my board and CPU to what is listed below

    Intel Core i7 4770k Haswell [Bought from user at OCN]
    Asus Maximus VI Hero Z87 LGA1150 [will be my first ROG board]


    Hopefully these parts will be here by the weekend. Also would like some help from you users to help me decide what tubing to run now, since my previous tubing was blue and it would not look too good, so please vote in my poll. I am leaning towards black tubing.

    Below is a picture of what my rig looks like currently.

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  3. MxPhenom 216

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    huh? Silver tubing?
     
  4. MT Alex

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    I must not have said it loud enough.

    SILVER!!!

    Everybody is using white or black these days.
     
  5. MxPhenom 216

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    to big. need 7/16th
     
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    Jeez, too bad they don't make it in other sizes:rolleyes:
     
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    Didn't you run silver for a while?
     
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    I voted black because I'm guessing it would look better than white.

    I am not for white. My tubing is white and it bugs me; it wouldn't have been so bad had I done a pure white build I suppose.
     
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    Revo III??????

    A LED DJ light..........

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  11. MxPhenom 216

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    got all my old parts sold today, and my 4770k should be here Saturday and hopefully the board will too. If not that will be here Monday
     
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    I have recently switched from green tubing to clear tubing and trying mayhems green.

    So far I like what I see. And this way I can change colors without changing the tubes. :D

    If you don't want to go that route, black would probably be best in your case.
     
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    BLEEHHH I voted wrong. it should be balck. will go with the rest of your components.

    edit fresh build? wait till you get everything. then decide.
     
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    So board and CPU could be coming tomorrow, and I was not anticipating stuff to come that quick and haven't ordered black tubing yet, so looks like I will be running blue tubing with this build. Shouldn't look too too bad, and Im not about to wait longer to get tubing with my rig out of commission. I want to play some new games I got during the steam sale damnit! :slap:
     
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    Got the board and CPU today. Went to start getting it built, and got called into work at 2:00. Ill post pictures when I get home, and continue working on the build.
     
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    Pictures galore. Parts came yesterday, and finished it late last night. Enjoy! :toast:

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    The thing I don't like the most about the Maximus stuff is all the red :(

    Otherwise, your build is nice :toast:
     
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    Lol, here I am late to the party again.

    The blue with the red on the board actually looks ok. The bluish sticker on the PSU is ugly tho. What's the red light that looks like its coming from behind the mobo tray?
     
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    It is...lol. Along that line is the insulating thing to keep the rest of the board separate from the sound chip area in hopes of reducing interference from other parts and the integrated sound chip. Along the line there's little red LEDs.
     
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    It needs more thermal paste.
     
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    Thats strange.

    So when are you gonna pop a block on that 780? lol, You know it's its gonna happen
     
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    Possibly during tax return next April.
     
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    Oh, and don't worry about PSU, I may get a sheet of metal and bend it to cover the whole bottom of the case so the PSU and hard drive pay won't be showing, and then ill wrap the cover in carbon fiber vinyl. Been thinking about it for a while.
     

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