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    Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]



    Main
    • Intel Core i7-3770K Processor
    • Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Motherboard
    • Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL 140mm CPU Cooler
    • G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133 Memory F3-2133C10D-16GAB
    • MSI N770 Lightning GeForce GTX 770
    • SAMSUNG 840 EVO 120GB MZ-7TE120BW
    • SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB MZ-7TE250BW
    • Seasonic X-Series 750W PSU
    • Bitfenix Phenom BFC-PHE-300-KKXKK-RP, Midnight Black

    Accessories
    • Swiftech 8-Way PWM Splitter Box
    • Illuminated Switch Black, 22mm Blue Ring
    • BitFenix Spectre Pro LED Fan Series 230mm Blue
    • BitFenix Spectre Pro LED Fan Series 140mm Blue
    • 2x Scythe Slim 120x12mm
    • Belkin Surge Protector
    • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

    The Master Area
    • Asus VS278Q-P Black 27" Monitor
    • ASUS VS247H-P Black 23.6" Monitor
    • Mainstays Solar Glass-Top Desk, Black
    • Contemporary Leather High-Back Office Chair
    • Corsair Vengeance MM200 CH-9000015-WW Wide Gaming Mouse Mat
    • Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
    • Corsair Vengeance M65 Laser FPS Gaming Mouse, Gunmetal Black
    • Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System
    • Seagate 3TB Hard Drive [Backup]
    • XIGMATEK Secure III Extreme Speed Docking Station
    • Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset
    • CORSAIR Survivor Stealth 32GB USB3.0 Flash Drive CMFSS3-32GB


    *I will update this picture soon


    To-Do List
    • 2x8pin GPU power cables, custom length and sleeving
    • 24pin power cable, custom length and sleeving
    • Custom Length all fans and sleeve
    • Custom length all other small things and sleeved if needed
    • Paint casing of Phenteks fans
    • Buy 4 nas hard drives for raidbox
    • Have side panels customized
    • Install Power Button
    • Delid i7
    • Xbox One Controller
    • Selling GPU and saving for a XFX 290/290x



    Full List of Parts
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    Last edited by iwalkwithedead; 06-26-2014 at 06:49 PM. Reason: Updates
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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Purchased Parts!
    **i7-3770k CPU

    **Corsair Bundle

    **Seagate 3TB HDD

    **Silverstone CP11



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    Installed Parts!

    **New Motherboard Tray Installed

    **PSU Installed

    **Bitfenix 140mm Fan Installed

    **Bitfenix 230mm Fan Installed [I need to lower this to the correct spot]

    **Ram & CPU Cooler

    **CPU Cooler Fans installed


    **CPU Cooler Installed

    **CPU Cooler Clearance

    **SSD's Installed

    **GPU Installed

    Last edited by iwalkwithedead; 06-26-2014 at 07:34 PM. Reason: Updates
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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Sleeving
    **Lutro0 Customs Teleios Sleeving

    **8pin CPU Power Sleeved and Installed

    **24pin MB Cables

    **24pin Sleeving in Process

    Last edited by iwalkwithedead; 06-26-2014 at 07:14 PM. Reason: Updates
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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Looks great, but I think you need a bigger heatsink on the CPU, I'm not sure that one takes up a high enough % of the internal volume there

    Your sleeving looks great, I really need to learn how to do that


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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Quote Originally Posted by Activate: AMD View Post
    Looks great, but I think you need a bigger heatsink on the CPU, I'm not sure that one takes up a high enough % of the internal volume there

    Your sleeving looks great, I really need to learn how to do that
    lol It is indeed. Very nice though! :P
    It's pretty easy once you really get to know how to do it. The start up costs are kind of high but the return is beautiful.

    I started more of my 24pin yesterday but then I got a major headache and just had to stop. Played some with the FF but the headache was too strong, plus I am having stupid headset issues and have to try to RMA it again. If not I will start looking for another headset, might look anyways.

    Last edited by iwalkwithedead; 06-29-2014 at 02:55 AM.
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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Very nice dude. And yeah that IS a serious cooler. I've actually considered a big air cooler like that.
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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    Very nice dude. And yeah that IS a serious cooler. I've actually considered a big air cooler like that.
    It's fun to look at in a mITX build.
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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    how do you like that bitfenix phenom? I wish the vented side panels available for the prodigy were also available for the phenom because it seems like the cooling is kind of borderline.


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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Quote Originally Posted by Activate: AMD View Post
    how do you like that bitfenix phenom? I wish the vented side panels available for the prodigy were also available for the phenom because it seems like the cooling is kind of borderline.
    I like it!

    The air is not the best but it's good if you have good enough fans to suck in the air.
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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Please ignore, just seeing if I can post.
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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    That looks so sweet! I love Mini ITX builds... Always a challenge to fit as much as you can in the smallest space possible.

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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Quote Originally Posted by J3SteR82 View Post
    That looks so sweet! I love Mini ITX builds... Always a challenge to fit as much as you can in the smallest space possible.
    I love mITX as well but I'm getting that FPS itch, even though I always felt like I didn't even care. Now I feel as though I would love to see some crossfire, 280x or 290/290x with the price drops. However I know that when it comes to selling PC parts, I would only get 1/3rd of the value and it would take many months to save up for what I want.

    I could sell the i7, mb, ram and cooler and get 8350, UD3 mb, different color ram and a different cooler. That would give me a little extra for another GPU .. maybe! A big maybe but still I just don't feel as I would want to go through selling my stuff again. I sold all of my water cooling stuff to save up more money for car and then had to use it all to move. I lost so much money and it was all brand new! No one wanted to give at least 3/4th price for any of it because KelleyTech and maybe another person.

    ^^That was indeed a rant, lol.

    Yes, I love mITX! Would love AMD AM3+ mATX motherboard, but no good ones exist.
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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    You're far better off holding on to the i7 and just saving up. You'd get a terrible return on the parts you're trying to sell and it'd be hotter and slower. If you were going to go mATX, getting another 770 would probably better investment than trying to sell your 770 and then buying 2x 280X's, since the 770 and 280x are more or less a wash in terms of performance and you'll be losing on selling the 770. probably your best bet for a cost effective upgrade would be waiting for the 970's to come back in stock.


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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Quote Originally Posted by Activate: AMD View Post
    You're far better off holding on to the i7 and just saving up. You'd get a terrible return on the parts you're trying to sell and it'd be hotter and slower. If you were going to go mATX, getting another 770 would probably better investment than trying to sell your 770 and then buying 2x 280X's, since the 770 and 280x are more or less a wash in terms of performance and you'll be losing on selling the 770. probably your best bet for a cost effective upgrade would be waiting for the 970's to come back in stock.
    newegg has some zotac gtx 970's in stock for $329.

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    Re: Nightcrawler [My Main PC - Bitfenix Phenom mITX]

    Quote Originally Posted by Activate: AMD View Post
    You're far better off holding on to the i7 and just saving up. You'd get a terrible return on the parts you're trying to sell and it'd be hotter and slower. If you were going to go mATX, getting another 770 would probably better investment than trying to sell your 770 and then buying 2x 280X's, since the 770 and 280x are more or less a wash in terms of performance and you'll be losing on selling the 770. probably your best bet for a cost effective upgrade would be waiting for the 970's to come back in stock.
    Yeah I know, like I said I don't like losing money so I wasn't going to do anything until I built my desk, well I have no skill, I mean have my desk built or if I actually find one I love then buy it. Water cool it! :P

    Also the GTX 770 is already gone, WarSam sent me a 280x to go redteam. and yes, they are definitely on par with each other.

    Quote Originally Posted by modru2004 View Post
    newegg has some zotac gtx 970's in stock for $329.
    Like said above, just going to wait. By the time I get anything new DDR5 or maybe DDR6 will be old. lol
    I have been saving up for my Jetta for almost 2years and things have kept coming up, once I get that I can do something with my life, even if it's small in order to save up money for my PC needs.
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