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Replaced c70 side panel with smoked panel from Mnpctech. I hate the fan holes on the stock one. Parts fit together well and color scheme held throughout except the motherboard. Why couldn't it have been blue? The acx 780 ti is a beast and overclocks really well and temps never go above 78C even with a heavy oc 1280Mhz. I added and evga backplate to protect the pcb and cause it looks pretty sleek. Highly recommend that card. However it might cause issues for small or poor airflow cases since it puts more hot air into your case compared to the reference ti cooler which exhaust out the back.

May Upgrade to a 840 ssd in the future or Maxwell when it comes out, but pretty content for now.

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Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

EVGA should really include backplates on their cards... anyway nice build! How does the nzxt hue look through the smoked window? Is it bright enough?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The smoked is pretty dark. In hindsight it maybe a bit to dark for the hue. Need the brightness set at one of the higher 3 settings to make it work. With the clear panel even the lowest setting was more than enough.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Fancy! +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Very very nice!!!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

White - blue combination really goes well with aesthetics Also , the gfx card is a beast , more than enough for 4-5 Years

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

totally **** +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not get something like the Gigabyte Z87x-UD3H? It's blue and (I think) close to the same quality and feature wise?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I was looking at that board to its a great board but the msi was $50 cheaper so I couldn't resist.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of monitor do you have that you need a 780Ti?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, but could use a touch up on cable management as I know for a fact that the c70 has really nice cable management. +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

EXCELLENT!!! Was it hard installing the window? What did you have to do?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

No was pretty easy to install came with the spacing washers so just had to unscrew old one pop it out and line up holes on the new one and was good to go.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a blue version of this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643

It's almost identical in specs, you'd just have to go with an Ivy Bridge CPU instead.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I would just work on the cable management, but otherwise nice build and +1 from me.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Plan A: Steal your PC (jokes)

Plan B: Feel Jealous

Plan C: Sit there and stare at the pictures all day

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build. I wouldn't sweat a larger SSD for a long time. Unless money is no object... Then, yes, larger, faster, better!

Seriously though, I like this for the $$

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

For gamers what parts do you recommend for an amd gaming build (budget is 1500) usd

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

You can look at my build. Its about 400 dollars over your budget (if I post the real this it will be over 2000 dollars cause of my external audio interface and Cardio Mic, not to mention the 150 dollars worth of fans), but just add and subtract what you need. If you already have a 1080p monitor then you wouldn't need what I have. For graphics cards you can get GTX 760s cheaper than my Asus HD 7970 Matrix Platinum. For motherboards, you can get cheaper motherboards too. I have a personal obsession with ROG, hence the motherboard and graphics card. Also you obviously won't need 32 Gigs of RAM.

For cases just choose what you like. I suggest NZXT because of their cable management system and on board Fan controller. DO NOT choose CoolerMaster cases. They have almost no space for cable management. Even if their case is made of metal, its made from cheap metal (deformed some of my screw holes when I was changing out fans, I never had this problem with my other cases). For SSD get at least 120GB, my 50GB SSD was bought long time ago.

Oh and you don't need Windows Ultimate. Because of college I got that for free, that is why I use it.

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