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Tier 2 Build (lots of pics!)
04-04-2012, 07:29 PM,
#1
Wink  Tier 2 Build (lots of pics!)
Alright,, finally went for my first build. Was a lot of fun, but also a little stressful (I was super careful with everything, didn't want anything to break etc). The most stressful was attaching the stock intel CPU cooler. The push pins require more force than I was comfortable with, but after a while, I figured it out. I'm surprised that even with the stock cooler, the CPU temps are 30c at idle, and only get to 55c at max load. My first try at cable management was pretty poor, but the CM 690 II was VERY forgiving Smile

Here are some pics:

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Bought 2 extra LED fans, but didn't notice they don't come with 3pin to molex adapters, so I didn't install those yet.

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The micro atx board looks so funny inside the CM 690 II Tongue

Cable management before:
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and after:
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All done Smile
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Thanks to MB!

PS: I highly recommend Newegg TV's series of how to build videos, especially part 2 (putting it together). I did an external build and was happy I did. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls


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04-04-2012, 07:34 PM,
#2
RE: Tier 2 Build (lots of pics!)
Looks good! Congrats on the build, enjoy!
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04-04-2012, 08:42 PM,
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RE: Tier 2 Build (lots of pics!)
Congrats looks very nice, we have a similar build=) also did you remove the hard drive bays? or is there only 2
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Storage:
Samsung 840 120gb
Monitor:
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
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04-04-2012, 08:55 PM,
#4
RE: Tier 2 Build (lots of pics!)
(04-04-2012, 08:42 PM)Poppy-seede Wrote: Congrats looks very nice, we have a similar build=) also did you remove the hard drive bays? or is there only 2

Yes, the bottom 4 bays are removable. I only have 1 HDD, and even if I add another, I will only ever need 2. I removed them for better airflow/cleaner look Smile
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04-04-2012, 09:05 PM,
#5
RE: Tier 2 Build (lots of pics!)
Nice build man. And thanks for the youtube build link. That will definitely be useful when I start my build.
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04-30-2012, 12:04 AM,
#6
RE: Tier 2 Build (lots of pics!)
Nice job dude, Very clean looking. I also did a tier 2ish build. I second in reccomending neweggs youtube videos.
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