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Finished this first build back in mid-March. After about two months of researching and gathering parts when they came on sale ;). Very pleased with the build and haven't even scratched the surface on its performance. Still need to get a game or two and see what this machine can handle. Build was a breeze in the Phantom full tower case and all parts fit seamlessly. Just took a month and a half to post the pictures...got lazy and been working :). The last picture shows cost. Hope the community enjoys.

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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice cable management and build.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir, stay clean my friends.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the keyboard doing for you?? and very nice build

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

It works well for normal use. I have yet to game with it. The typing is different from the keyboard at work, so it takes getting used to the feel. Otherwise, feels great and the wife loves that the back lighting can be pink :/ lol.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

So how much did the build cost in the end after discounts/MIR's ?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Im envying that 520 cherryville :P

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Im envying that 520 cherryville :P

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat cable management.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat family.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

dat ... oh never mind.

nice build.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build and excellent cable management.

Don't know for sure what your build is for, but you mention games so I'll assume this is a gaming build. If so (and you don't do any major image/video editing/encoding), I would have recommended going with the i5-3570K and 8GB of RAM, and probably would switch the Intel S20 120GB SSD for a Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD. With the savings from the CPU and RAM change I would have went with at least a GTX 660 Ti version or a HD 7870 XT. I just think one of those video cards are the best base level card to have to go with today.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

i was just wondering since i have a hx series power supply as well and i'm planning to switch to a phantom case, will the 8-pin and 24-pin power cables' be long enough or will i need to buy extensions?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't been online in apparently 4 months. Sorry for the late reply, they seemed to reach every part of the case nicely for me. I went as clean as possible with cable management so the motherboard power cable was my only hurdle.