Representtexas Posted July 8, 2015 Report Share Posted July 8, 2015 Hello All, It's been over a year since my last build. I had two builds planned last year but due to unexpected circumstances (medical emergency) I had to cancel my 2014 build plans. However, silver linings as they say, as I won a random Facebook contest through In Win scoring a Mini D frame during that time frame. As much as I love this case I needed something more for my personal gaming needs. I decided to give the Mini D frame to my son and together we will be building a i5 devils canyon gaming build that he can carry off to college when the day arrives. My wife bought me a Thermaltake Core X9 build that had been sitting in one of my online shopping carts as a surprise father's day gift so this will be my starting point for my new i7 devils canyon build. To avoid making the same mistake as last year (failing to see my projects through due to circumstances) this time I waited till all parts were ordered before making a build log. As of today all parts are ordered and the builds have begun to take form. Both builds will be mainly for gaming. Mine will be a custom water loop and my son's will have a AIO cooler. The fun part of this project was finding the balance between our two separate needs and wants..while also staying within budget. I would imagine it's what it feels like for my wife when she has 15 outfits that she LOVES in her cart...and has to narrow them down to 2. Thermaltake Corex9 (Black and UV Blue)(Complete! I have a gross obsession with water cooling. I love it. It's pricey, excessive and the costs rarely outweigh the performance but something about it just makes my knees weak. I know that I could have used the water cooling money to jump into the X99 world and even upgrade to two 980tis but water cooling means that much to me. I wanted to see how far I could push a fully overclocked rig with absolute silence. Here is the fully ordered shopping list. The build will be centered around a 1440p curved ultra wide. Two Swiftech MCP655 pumps Frozen q Bay Res and Frozen q cylinder res (with UV Blue) Primochill rigid black revolver fittings with UV Rigid Tubing EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block - Nickel/Acetal Corsair AX1200i PSU Coorsair Dominator DDR3 1866 (4x4) Asus Sabertooth Z97 MArk 1 Intel i7-4760k EVGA 980 Hydro Copper x 2 EVGA Pro SLI Bridge V2 500gb SSD and 750gb WD Hdd black Thermaltake 120mm Blue Riing Fans x12 (also 1 140mm) 3 420mm Black ICE GTS Radiators (2 for cpu and 1 for gpus) Couple UV Cathodes Sytche Fan Controller Here are a couple of teaser pics until I get my pics organized and I will show my progress and explain the thought process behind each piece of the build as I go. Feel free to ask any questions or provide feedback. InWin D Frame Mini - (Red and Black)(Complete! My sons build will be an affordable 1080p gaming rig. Something mobile that he can easily carry away to college in 3 years. I also wanted it to be easy to upgrade so we decided not to use a custom water loop. Corsair hi100 Thermaltake 120mm Red Riing fans x 4 (push/pull) Corsair HXi750i PSU G.skill 1600 ram (2x4) red Intel i5 4690k Asus Impact mini 120gb SSD 1tb HDD green 500 HDD black ASUS Strix 970 Here are some preview pics of my sons build. Same thing will go through the entire build as parts arrive and i get organized. Super excited to be building new rigs after some time. Tt Andy 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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