- Dec 27, 2008
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|System Name||Evolution X|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz|
|Motherboard||Foxconn Blood Rage X58|
|Cooling||Coolermaster V8 / TT TunderBlades|
|Memory||Corsair Dominator 1600MHz DDR3 3x1GB|
|Video Card(s)||XFX 8800GTS 512mb|
|Storage||Western Digital Black 500GB 7200rpm 32mb|
|Display(s)||Samsung T200 1680x1050|
|Case||Thermaltake Armor+MX (Black Interior)|
|Audio Device(s)||SONAR X-Fi Audio Card (Onboard)|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX620w|
|Software||Windows Vista 32bit|
|Benchmark Scores||Coming Soon!|
This is my first proper build in which I have ordered all parts myself and constructed. Not only that but it is my first Paint Mod. So this is kinda my first.
I might as well explain why I chose to name it Evolution X, this is because my dream (affordable) car is the Mitsubishi Evolution X the car has Performance, Looks and Attitude and this is what i want to reflect in this build! The Colour theme was Black and Red because of many different reasons;
1. The Evo X (Car) looks good in either Black or Red
2. Black and Red together is teh sex
3. First time this Colour theme is able to be completed, away with the BLUE!
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
CPU COOL: CoolerMaster V8
RAM: Corsair Three way channel DDR3 1600mhz 3x1GB - TR3X3G1600C8D
MOBO: Foxconn Blood Rage
GPU: eVGA GeForce GTX260 216 55nm
PSU: Corsair HX620w
CASE: Thermaltake Armor+ MX
FAN(s): Thermaltake Thunderblade (Red led)
DVD 1: HP 1060i
DVD 2: Sony DRU-V200S-B
Monitor: Samsung T200 20"
Speakers: Logitech Z-5500
Headset: Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1
Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech G15 / Logitech Revolution MX
Mouse Mat: Nova Winner II
EXTRA: Zalman ZM-MFC2 / Primer Grey Spray / Matte Black Spray
Some of these I already have and have had for a while - long time now. These are the Speakers, Headset, Keyboard/Mouse, Mouse Mat and the Monitor.
Errrmm I think I covered everything there.
My first mod and hopefully will be a success because if not i cant buy another case really. I will be painting the interior of the Thermaltake Armor+ MX black. The plan is 2 Coats of Black Primer Spray and 2 Coats of Flat Black Spray which should do it
I have just received the case today and will start taking apart what I can without too many screws and taping up areas that are needed to be.
I will be going out and buying Paint tonight or tomorrow and will get some pictures up of the paint work soooon.
The Plan (If you cant see it already)
The whole build/mod will be in favour of making the sexiest case ever (IMO) Black and Red. love the two colours together and every component will follow this.
Black Case with Black Interior Mod
Black/Red CPU Cooler
Black DVD Drives
Oh and im being Honest here..... the monitor and headset are a coincidence and happen to be Black/Red.
I will be also attempting my first proper cable management and this will be done behind the Motherboard/HDD cage.
With the Zalman Fan Controller I hope to keep the 3 fans as quiet as possible whilst not gaining too much heat.
I will taking the side fan off and it will stay like that! muha
I will run some benchmarks once the build is constructed, atm the delay is the Blood Rage which is taking ages to come out!!:shadedshu
Lets Hope this all goes to plan and works!
Subscribe and you shall be updated as this build comes together! Pictures and Benchmarks to follow!