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Project 300r

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  1. Garage1217

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    Building a new rig. Not much to say right now, but excited to get on it! Just some shots and planned equipment so far. Mobo, Ram and some other goodies will be in next week :toast:

    Case: Corsair 300R
    Mobo: Asus ROG Crosshair V Formula Z
    CPU: FX-8350
    CPU Cooling: Still weighing options. Have both an H100 and custom Koolance setup here I can use
    Fans: All Corsair SP & AF series, 120 & 140mm
    RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133
    GPU: XFX R7970 Ghz Edition
    Primary HDD: 2x Corsair Performance Pro's in Raid 0 (Drives have outstanding built in garbage collection so I am good with lack of trim in R0)
    Backup HDD: 2x Samsung HD204UI 2TB drives
    Power Supply: Seasonic X750 750W Gold Cert Modular
    Blu-Ray Drive: LG WH12LS30
    OS: Win 7

    I have both Intel and AMD, not loyal to anyone. Digging the 8350 and happy to support AMD. Will be a very fine machine when done!

    Some of the goodies, more pics to come! :rockout:
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    For as cheap as this case is, I really dig it! Very clean and professional looking. Ordering in grommets for the obsidian series as it did not come with any. Will most likely waterjet out the door and laser cut a new custom acrylic door. Current side panel is not so great looking and came scratched (corsair is being awesome and shipping a new one)
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    More goodies in today :) 8GB of Corsair Platinum / 2133. Also got in my Asus Crosshair V - Formula Z, and 140mm front fans. Yes I have more fans than I need - returning some of the 120mm fans. Mounted the mobo and PSU tonight.. also stuck in the ram just to check it out but will get pics of that later.

    Also got in some of my stainless steel allen cap screws as I generally do not like phillips. OCD I guess.
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    Nice PSU, I love mine!
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    Thanks, smart choice! My current 560W version of the same supply has been flawless.
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    Yeah I have abused my 750 and it keeps on trucking I am for sure a sea sonic customer for life!
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    Just some pics of tonight's work. LONG ways to go and taking it slow :) Tons more to come this weekend!

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    Using stainless allen caps for most everything including mobo mounting. A little OCD on this :D
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    Very neat - literally!

    My kind of stuff. =D
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    very close to what I am trying to pull of in my TJ11 over the next day or so, nice build!
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    I see the colored ring on car rims has made its way to the pc market with the fans

    Looks pretty nice so far!
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    Thanks guys! I have a Bitfenix Recon fan controller that is USB - OS controlled, inbound tomorrow. http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/recon/

    Thinking about keeping the Blu-Ray drive out of the case and putting it in an external esata housing since my PC sits under the desk right now. Will make things cleaner appearance wise too.
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    You'll have to let me know how that fan controller is, as I plan on buying the white version once it's finally released!
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    Will do! From reading up on it, Bitfenix did a good job. Does what it says it does so I have high hopes for it. The white one in a white case would be slick.
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    Feel free to post a link, would love to check it out!
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    Well tonight was a fail. Even though the top fan mounts are offset, the VRM heatsinks on the crosshair mobo prevent me from mounting a 240mm rad or even a thin H100! Wow that sucketh HARD. Guess plan C... H80 with rad and 1 fan inside and 1 fan external with a custom grill in back. All good. System is rather compact - not a ton of room in a 300R.

    I was able to get 4.8ghz stable on an 8150 with an H80 running a single fan in a micro ATX setup and it performed decent so I am ok with this lol. Not what I had envisioned but is what it is and will still look good.
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    She is up and running! Still a ways to go but so far doing very well. Rock stable at 4.8ghz. Have not pushed it further yet.

    Also going to have covers for the PSU, top of vid card and other areas laser cut of acrylic. Will be working on this later this week.
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    Nice man!

    Do they have red lightbars for the Dominator Platinum RAM yet?
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    Not sure if they do or not! Heard rumors they were going to.
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    Ahh. How do the white ones look?
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    I really like them, will. try to get a good shot later on. Just enough light. More of a 6-8K color temp. Gives just enough light off to highlight things in the case. So far, they have performed excellent. At 1600, have them running at 8-8-8-16-24 1T and I have not even got a chance to really test or push them.
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    That's nice! I'm guessing you're going to go for 2133?
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    Is that paracord sleeving I see there?
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    Nice setup! Looks great with the red.

    That's what I was going to say. I want to use some, I hear its harder to put on but looks great.

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    I cheated, but yes it is. They are actually Bitfenix Alchemy sleeved cable extensions. Look amazing, quality wire and workmanship. Also no heatshrink - sleeved up into the molex. Quite pleased with them! Building a cover for the power supply so it will not be seen anyways.
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    Actually no. I generally buy higher rated ram as I can usually squeeze better timings out of it than their lesser rated counterparts.
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    That's a good idea.
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