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UPDATE!! NEW PARTS!!! For all of you who saw Ver. 1 you will notice that I have acquired some new hardware that is not even close to what I planned on getting. If you have not seen Ver. 1 I would suggest going and looking at it so you can see just how far this system has came in literally one week. I got all new parts except my existing hard drives, my H80i, and my case(+fans). It should be obvious that the i7 is better than my old i5 in every single way. Buuuut what I'm sure some of the keyboard commandos will argue is that the GTX 770s are older than my 960 therefore meaning they wouldn't be as practical due to power consumption and heat and such. However, only part of that is true. Yes they are older, and yes they use more power and therefore produce more heat, but the 770 and the 960 are actually equal for all intents and purposes. But having TWO 770s in SLI, that just blows the 960 out of the water (plus it looks totally bad azz with 2 graphics cards in there with that huge motherboard and tall ram). Also I believe the specs on here for my motherboard are wrong because it is definitely much wider than my old board which was ATX, this one must be EATX. The parts marked as $25 are the new parts and they are marked that way because I got all of them for 200$ TOTAL believe it or not. My friend and I saw a gaming PC with those parts and a different AIO and case, plus another one of my SSD and a 2TB hard drive on Craigslist for $500. He agreed to pay $300 and me $200. I took it home, spent a couple hours flip-flopping parts and installing Windows on his, and there we go! He got all my old parts because they suit him better and I got the good stuff out of the Craigslist PC. Now we both have BADAZZ gaming PCs that are more than what we need and are both water-cooled and quiet!

Personal note for the Ver. 1 fans: I think I have decided to ditch my custom side panel window mod simply because with the H80i rear mounted, there is less than a 1/8in in between the radiator and side panel when it closes. And I can't find a piece of glass only 1/16in thick anywhere. So my next step to obtaining the glory of the window, now that I have an i7 and SLI, is to get a Corsair 450D case. Still in the deciding phase on what case and when I will get it, but the 450D looks like it will win out. It has everything I want, the downside is the price unfortunately, as well as it's literally the max height for my setup, may have to modify the setup or shave just a 1/16-1/18in off the feet for a little more fan clearance up top (yes i know that reduces bottom fan room but I will be using static pressure fans everywhere regardless.)

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I have used a Challenger before, and I'm pretty sure they call it that because of the less than stellar cable management. Never the less, you seem to have done a fantastic job taming those cables! +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

HAHAHAHAHA SO TRUE! Believe it or not my last case actually had about half the room behind the tray as the challenger! Good thing the side panel metal was so thin though because it bent around the 24 pin decently. You could see the panel bulge from across the room though! Interestingly enough however, this V1000s 24 pin cable is much thicker than my CX500s. I can barely get the panel closed now, like literally I almost have to have someone help me close it its that bad.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks sooooo clean. +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oldies but goodies!

Nice!!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I know! Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet looking. Those gtx 770's are still awesome and way better than the gtx 960 2GB coubter part. The gtx 960 never lived up to the hype. Yeah they run hotter and take more power. Would be even better if they were the 4GB versions, but holy cow $25 each! Great job.

Now more pictures please!

Thumbs up.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha true

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

cant beat it for 25 bucks a peice

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No kidding.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the bottom case fan. I didn't know one could mount there!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

You can if you drill some holes in it lol!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Came back to Up your comment and re-admired those cables. I have to re-do mine now.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I'm honestly not even very happy with them. Particularly the PCIe cables

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but at least it doesn't look empty and bare! I've always loved the look of a full PC. Make use of the space I say.