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Reesa

Member Since 22 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 09 2013 06:21 PM
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My First Build

07 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

After sitting around watching the hubby build a butt load of PC's it was high time I got in on the action. The genesis for this build was this NZXT Phantom pink case reviewed here on OCC by Blue Panda who is my new best friend since she decided it would look good somewhere other than her house! :biggrin:

Once it got here I finally convinced ccokeman to let me build a system on my own with parts he had sitting around so the costs were kept under control (Yeah Right). What I have below is where I am at now, but I am sure there will be further revisions to the computer. I still plan to water cool the video cards as funds allow, make room for another radiator and possibly do some modding. As a noob overclocker I did need some help with getting a good stable overclock of 4.0GHz on the CPU. After a coolant change (It was pink RV antifreeze) to distilled water with purple dye the temperatures dropped enough to start looking for more MHz. That should be something we work on soon enough.

Specs for this build include:
NZXT Phantom in Pink
Intel Core i7 980X @ 4.0GHz
12GB of Corsair Dominator GTX8
ASUS Rampage III Formula
2 x NVIDIA GTX 580 in SLI
Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD for the OS
Seagate 3TB HDD for storage
Corsair AX1200 PSU
CPU Water cooling by Swiftech and XSPC
NVIDIA 3D Vision Version 1
Blu Ray Drive

Sure, its a work in progress but I have the time to make it better. Here are some of the pics as I put this pink beast together. I am woman here me RAWWWWWR! :thumbsup: Let me know what you think!

Putting in the mobo and radiator

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Installing the reservoir/pump and CPU block

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Started with pink coolant then went to purple to match the front purple LED fan

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Beauty shot of the memory and purple coolant

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Finally a full build shot before we changed the coolant.


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Yes I know the coke sign is there but hey it will make it on the wall one day! :whistling:

More to come as the case and build are refined!