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It’s the last major component in my New PC Build Project. Initially on ordering parts for the PC Build I had originally ordered a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 980Ti Extreme, but decided since my build likely wasn’t going to be finished till early summer I just decided to return the unopened box to Amazon and wait for the new GPU which was right around the corner anyway. So I’ve been patiently waiting for the brand new Pascal generation of Nvidia GPU’s which was unveiled yesterday May 6th 2016.
I’ll likely be putting in my order for a GTX 1080 as soon as when available for around $600. Word is it’s more powerful than the Titan X GPU. I just can’t wait.
Case: CaseLabs Magnum TH10A – Already have
- Magnum TH10A add-on Bottom Pedestal – On order
MB: MSI Z170A Power Gaming Titanium Edition – Already have
CPU: I7 6700K – Already have
RAM: Corsair 32GB Dominator Platinum – Already have
PSU: Corsair AX 1200i – Already have
HD #1: Samsung V-Nand SSD 950 PRO M.2 512GB – Already have
HD #2: Samsung V-Nand SSD 850 EVO 500GB – Already have
GPU: Awaiting Nvidia new Pascal GPU! (GTX 1080Ti maybe)
Fans: 16 Corsair SP 120 White LED – Already have
- 1 Corsair AF 120 White LED – Already have
- 4 Corsair AF 140 White LED – Already have
Accessories: NZXT HUE+ Case LED Lighting – Already have
Mouse: Logitech X Master Wireless Mouse – On Order
Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard – On Order
OS: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit – Not Yet Ordered, (In Amazon Cart)
Monitor: TDB (Something Ultra Wide and likely Curved)
1 EK-Supremacy EVO Nickel Plexi CPU Water Block – Already have
4 Black Ice Nemesis 480 GTX Radiators – Already have
1 Aquaero 6 PRO (Fan Controller) – On Order
Reservoir System for 2 loops – On Order
2 D5 Pumps depending on Vertical Reservoir with attached pump each or separate Dual D5 Pumps for each loop system – On Order
Hardline Tubing: Copper Tubing/PTEG/Acrylic (Not fully quite decided)
- Hardline Tube Bending Kit/ 1/2″ Soft Copper L Tubing – TBD
Fittings (Lots): Monsoon/Bitspower (Not fully quite decided)
- Need to Custom Sleeve all the Fans multi colored connection cable with Black Sleeving – Ordered/Already received Kit.
- Will eventually need to order about 4 Custom color Sleeved Cable Set for ATX, EPS, PCI-e Cable from MAINFrameCustom
I’ve been out of gaming entirely for almost two years! This is my very personal project to build my own Gaming PC Rig and get back into some gaming and other things. I’ve never built a computer before, but I thought it would be a good challenge and fun to do as a project. As well build the computer I want since it will be mostly for gaming overall.
After spending quite a bit of time researching on YouTube (few months) and on different PC forums I think it was time to at least get things started. This build will take some time! So it won’t be fast! Got some parts delivered from Amazon yesterday. Currently have about half the parts, (MSI Motherboard be here next Wednesday) minus all the Radiators and all the Water Cooling Components. Configuring the Water Cooling build will most likely be the most difficult part of the build with components and configuration.
After waiting almost 6 weeks to get the custom case so far I’ve mostly assembled the CaseLabs TH10A (Case Color: GunMetal) case which is HUGE and was a lot of fun to assemble. However In assembling it definitely gave me a huge appreciation of how well crafted in detail and assembled CaseLabs cases really are and can last a lifetime. Today have to head out to Micro Center, a little road trip to pickup the i7 6700K CPU which they have on sale for a good deal for $314 and also pick the EK CPU Water Block.
Hope this turns out to be fun, minus the hole in my pocket for one of my hobby.
Pcpartspicker.com Parts Build List.
Simply deciding to build myself a computer and gaming rig has taken on a whole new life of its own and hobby somewhat.
I decided I wanted a damn good quality PC and not play catch up, which I guess ended up being a high end PC.
That has taken me to looking into custom built pc, pc modding, loop water-cooling, watching so many youtube videos and reading pc modding forums like Overclock. Even deciding on what PC Case I wanted took quite a bit of time researching. It came down to two cases a CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 or a CaseLabs Magnum TH10A. CaseLabs cases are not cheap! Yeah really. But from my research they are some of the very best, very good high quality all aluminum cases for custom built pc and pc modding. These cases are good enough to last a very long time even if you overhaul your pc down the road as well.
After going back and forth between the two cases, looking at Youtube case reviews and lots of pc builds I finally decided. So finally decided and went ahead and placed an order today for the CaseLabs Magnum TH10A case. It will be a custom looped water cooled pc build. Will take a few weeks to get the custom case delivered. The build will likely take a while.