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    Old 02-17-2014, 12:59 AM
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    Default First Ever Build 8th grade project Mountainmods sponsorship

    Hi, this is my first build ever. I am an 8th grader, currently I am working on my 8th grade Mentorship project. The purpose of the mentorship project is to give students the opportunity and responsibility for extending their learning experience beyond school, into the community in which they live. With the help of teachers and the parent community students select their own area of interest and mentors. I have chosen my project to revolve around “How to build a Gaming PC”. My dad is the owner of Mountain Mods. Mountain Mods is sponsoring the build. This computer will also be auctioned off on eBay and the money that is made will be donated to my school. Thanks for Watching!

    List of components:
    Chassis: Mountainmods Pinnacle 18
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/pinnacle...ase-p-499.html[/url]

    Screws and Radiators:

    Radiator
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/swiftech...qpk-p-381.html[/url]

    Thumbscrew
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/mm-black...-32-p-697.html[/url]
    6-32 1.5 inch black oxide bolts with nuts.(4 pack)
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/32-15-in...ack-p-475.html[/url]

    Black Tapered screw
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/32-taper...ack-p-695.html[/url]

    Fans and Fan guard:

    Logisys 120mm Quad Red LED fan
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/logisys-...fan-p-107.html[/url]

    Steel Mesh fan Guard Black 120mm
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/120mm-bl...ard-p-657.html[/url]

    Water cooling:

    Swifttech MCP-655 Pump W/Speed control
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/swiftech...rol-p-545.html[/url]

    Tygone R3400 1/2 inch black Tubing
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/tygon-r3...-od-p-534.html[/url]

    Fittings bitspower
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/fittings-c-35_47.html[/url]

    Cpu Water block swifttech apogee HD
    [url]http://www.mountainmods.com/swiftech...ock-p-678.html[/url]

    Video card EVGA GeForce gtx 480 Hydro

    Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

    ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 1 14900) Desktop
    Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL

    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

    ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS



    Unwrapping Chassis

    piecing motherboard together

    Top radiator installed

    Front radiator installed

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    Old 02-17-2014, 07:58 AM
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    why would you spend all that money on water cooling and an i7 (that will only give the same performance in games as the much cheaper i5's) then go for a graphics card 3 generations old and notorious for being power hungry and really hot?

    but then since this is most likely just more advertising bullshit I don't really expect an answer on why someone would build a PC so poorly thought out and balanced.
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    Old 02-24-2014, 03:18 AM
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    Old 02-24-2014, 03:19 AM
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    GTX480 had a leak had to use dads new cards.


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    Old 02-24-2014, 08:11 AM
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    you put in a large open loop then only use it to cool your CPU? seems a bit pointless, would of made more sense if you had put a waterblock on the graphics card.
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    I would never use and adjustable, always find the proper size imho.
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    Old 03-01-2014, 06:15 PM
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    The computer is finished. Now all I have to do is install windows and the proper drivers for the graphics,
    Cpu, and Motherboard.

    Now I have two weeks to work on a presentation for my school project.
    Thank you for following, As the title says this is my first ever build so it was a learning experience for me. be aware I am not a professional and don't know all the secrets to building a perfect case. Thank you!

    I also thank Mountainmods for sponsoring the build!
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    Old 03-01-2014, 06:22 PM
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    This was a learning experience and for a school project, this is my first ever build. I appreciate the helpful hints and feed back thanks.
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