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Well, this is a first for me, not a first build but a first air cooled build.... I was built on a budget since I needed something for college since my laptop broke and I dont like laptops anyways. Yes I do bring this machine to class everyday, no I dont have to bring any monitor since they have it in my class. the GTX 680 has been found on facebook locally, I think I had a great deal and yes I painted the card to match the motherboard XD the initial idea for the GPU was an R7 260X, but for the deal I had I couldnt resist. the use of this build is for computer programming in class (where I do some sql server,phone emulations and full app dev) but I wanted a GPU for casual gaming and for lan parties (easier to bring since its smaller than the main rig) thanks guys for taking some time to look at my build! :)

Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

My favorite color is Orange so I quite like the way you painted that GPU.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you, it was the first time I do a paint job on a part!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice paint job!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you, it was the first time I do a paint job on a part :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice, I like the care to particulars. Can I ask how did you paint your GPU? Especially on the fan, I'd like to do something similar to that.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

well I took apart the cooler, and the 680 cooler is made in to parts, the wind tunnel with the logo, and the frame-base that holds the fan (I have no idea of the names, im just giving them names because that's their uses) I painted the frame base sides only and for the fan I had to tape underneath is to protect the motor, and I taped each side of each blades to prevent paint from blocking air... it took an hour just for that step... after that its basic painting with a can :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I added a picture of when i was putting tape on the blades... (Dont mind whats written, it was a snap to my friend asking about my progress)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Loving the orange under motherboard lighting!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

nice little feature that came with the board :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

nice, not bad. this would actually be a good priced powerful PC.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice orange btw, just in time for Halloween!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

No Problem! :D

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

lol toaster oven lol

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Love the case - nice and easy to build in, lots of airflow and dirt cheap - what's not to love?

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

the ONLY thing that could be added is a fan controller and a second window on the other side, but for the price, cant complain!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want a fan controller, the NZXT Sentry 3 is a great fit for the case visually. I used it in the same chassis for my living room PC, and am pretty happy with it, particularly since it doesn't block the front top fan mount.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Able to stream?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

never tested, probably :) Im using this as a workstation, lan-pc and htpc

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome! Love the paint job. Unique color choice!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Commenting so I can save this for later...

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Replying now since we are 'later' ;)

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Not sure I'd be comfortable running a gtx680 on an EVAG 500b, but otherwise, nice build.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

well the card is reported to pull max 200W,cpu is 84W, ram, id give it 10, 25W Motherboard,15W fans.... Im not overclocking, and its a mini-itx, so it doesnt require a lot of power.... its not optimal but it works fine even in stressful situation, it shouldnt reach over 350W.... and thank you!

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

All that doesn't really matter though. The point is that no matter what wattage you pull from it, the power won't be as 'clean', voltage regulation will not be as tight, Ripple suppression won't be as good as a proper quality unit. People seem to think that using a low quality PSU at less wattage than it is rated at magically makes it operate better. This is not the truth at all.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah sorry, i missunderstood your comment...yes you're right, i used to get gold quality psus and above (my main rig has 1000W gold from evga) but this one was too much on a budget.... And as mention above, the 680 wasnt the plan,but it was too much of a good deal to not buy it... Yes i put a lot of trust in evga psus but i havent heard any horror story, and all my friends are running them (because of me) and we're all satisfied, also very satisfied with their customer service

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you and yeah! :)