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Post New build for a friend
So a friend of mine came by on friday and we picked up some parts to build him a new machine. I will admit, I forgot to take the protective plastic off before taking pictures

anyway, full specs below

Intel 4790K
Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE
Fractal Design Node 804 case
Corsair H100i water cooler
CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB Red
2x Zotac GTX970 4gb
Samsung 840 EVO 500Gb MZ-7TE500LW
Corsair HX750 (carried over from previous build)
WD 2tb Black edition (carried over from previous build)

And most importantly, pictures

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We're talking about sourcing, or making different modular cables for the videocards because the ones from the Corsair PSU really just don't look right. I think I'd like to replace them with a set of black and raid sleeved cables.

It's not in the pics either, but it turns out there's a use to having a daughter, and that use is knowing how to braid, because I ended up braiding the front I/O wires together to tidy them up.

And then finally, friday morning we finished installing the OS in our hungover state, and I looked at the case, and decided the blue power LED just wasn't working, so I removed the front panel and soldered in a red one.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the build, and choice of components.I think it worked out well, and though I wouldn't have picked the case myself, it did grow on me. The only complaint I had about the case was the motherboard tray is a little flimsy on it's own, but the rest chassis is more or less the usual quality I've come to expect from Fractal cases.

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Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:19 pm
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Post Re: New build for a friend
I got a set of these for mine: http://www.moddiy.com/products/Corsair- ... ed%29.html

They have varying models/colours depending on the PSU too. I believe Corsair sells similar things directly now too.

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Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:44 pm
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Post Re: New build for a friend
4 of these would do the trick too

http://www.moddiy.com/products/Corsair- ... White.html

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Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:37 pm
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Post Re: New build for a friend
Yeah in my case I wanted to change out all visible cables.

Shipping is a bit slow though since it's from China, but otherwise no issues.

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Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:38 pm
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Post Re: New build for a friend
good to know.

the kit you linked is nice, but his PSU isn't fully modular, so the ATX power cables would be wasted

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