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Windows 7: My Virtual Build (Not so virtual any more)

12 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
My Virtual Build (Not so virtual any more)

Hey everyone, Thanks for checking out my thread.
Just looking for some input (good/bad) on a build I've just started.
Here's the plan.

Intel - I7 3770k (Owned)
Asus - P8Z77-V Deluxe (Owned)
Cooler Master - Storm Stryker (Owned)
Samsung - EVO Series 250GB SSD (Owned)
Silverstone - Strider Gold S Series 850W(Owned)
Patriot - Viper 3, Sapphire Blue DDR3 (2x8GB) PC3 19200 D/C ($$$$)
NZXT- Kraken X60 ($$$$) or Corsair - Hydro Series H100i ($$$)
Western Digital - 2TB Black SATA III w/64MB Cache ($$$$)
Annnnd finally...EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Classified w/EVGA ACX Cooler ($$$$)
Not overly concerned w/optical drive @ the moment.
What do you think?

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13 Apr 2014   #2

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot

Very nice.

And a decent optical drive can be had for peanuts, anyway.

I would be concerned where the Corsair H100i radiator would fit, since the lines aren't extremely long. It's hard to tell from the pictures of your current case if you have enough room up top. The Kraken would have a similar problem. It probably wouldn't be an issue in the Cosmos II case.
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14 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Great observation Mellon Head, I just came across the Cosmos SE @ about 60% cheaper then the Cosmos 2.
Now considering different graphics w/savings..
ARGHHH, It'll never end will it??
You can just build and build and build and it's never fast enough, There's always going to be the new 'something' that you have to add in.
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14 Apr 2014   #4

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot

It never ends, my friend. It never ends.
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14 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

Make sure the case you decide on will accept a 240mm or 280mm radiator because the 2 water coolers you mention are different sizes. The Kraken is a 280mm design and the H100 is a 240mm design.
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14 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Thanks Kbrady, I thought I'd looked into that when I was initially looking @ cases. I've now checked again and according to Coolermaster, NZXT, and my supplier the X60 will indeed fit in the Storm Stryker chassis.
Although I'm still not 100% certain.. I'm about 90% sure I've seen a Stryker w/the Kraken X60 top mounted.
PS, I do have a brand new die grinder w/a huge selection of tools sitting in a drawer in my garage. (Just in case.) No pun intended :-)

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08 Jul 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Didn't go w/the Silverstone, That's going into yet another build)
Went w/Corsair RM850 (BNIB-FREE!!!)
So far only $290.00 spent on this rig.
Still looking @ like $1100.00 for the rest of it.
Unfortunately I came across a great deal on a DJI Quad-copter w/Cam and wound up blowing my vid-card budget on it.
As long as I have my build running before the snow starts flying I'll be happy though.
Thanks for checking it out.

Aaand a case shot..

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01 Aug 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Bump cuz I added a couple pics
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02 Aug 2014   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

I have that very case loaded with the NZXT Kraken X60 and it's just a prefect fit ! This case is flat out great, handles rule !

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02 Aug 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Thats pretty bright linnemeyerhere.
Nice O/C on the 3770k.
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