Highend gaming machine (black/green themed)

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       #11

    FastFred said:
    I don't even think we can order straight from the manufacturer here in Europe, its all through webshops. Because I buy something at the webshop, the webshop is required by law to handle the warranty, send me a new one and then fight it out with the manufacturer.
    Have you tried EVGA - EU - Intelligent Innovation - Official Website , I believe their EU Service Center is in Germany. I sent an EVGA 4 way classified motherboard to a friend of mine in the UK and he encountered sound issues with the board so I called their service in the US to find out how to proceed (board was registered to me) they gave me the contact info I passed it on to my buddy . They then transferred the motherboard to his Evga account and fixed it over there.
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  2. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #12

    @Hillguy, I didn't even know they still made motherboards. The choice in motherboards is very limited with EVGA though, and the cheapest model is, well, expensive.

    This is what I've come up with so far

    NZXT H440 New Edition black/green
    Coolermaster V750
    Cablemod black/green sleeved cables for Coolermaster V-series
    3x Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition
    Corsair H115i
    Core i7 7700k
    MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon (with RGB lights)
    Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB DDR4
    Western Digital Blue 4TB SATA6
    Samsung 850 Pro 512GB
    MSI GeForce GTX1080Ti Gaming X Trio, a bit expensive, but it packs a punch.

    Totals out at 2276 euro's (2697 USD)

    Some slight modding needed. The AF140 fans come with a red, blue and white ring. I'm gonna sand down the white ring and paint it green. Same for the H115i which comes with a grey, a red and a blue lay-in for the pump which I will also be painting green.

    I'm still considering swapping the 7700 for an 8700 hexacore chip. Thoughts?

    I came across this picture. Same casing, same fans I have planned (with rings painted green)

    Last edited by FastFred; 22 Dec 2017 at 08:06.
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  3. Posts : 803
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 19044.1806
       #13

    FastFred said:
    I'm still considering swapping the 7700 for an 8700 hexacore chip. Thoughts?
    Hi @FastFred

    The MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon only supports 8th Gen Intel CPU's.

    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z370-GAMING-PRO-CARBON
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  4. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Yeah, I can't keep up with the modelnumbers and which sockets and chipsets they work with anymore. I'm more of a G31, P35, P45, X48 era kinda guy

    So it will only support the 8th gens? So no 7700 on this board?
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 19044.1806
       #15

    FastFred said:
    Yeah, I can't keep up with the modelnumbers and which sockets and chipsets they work with anymore. I'm more of a G31, P35, P45, X48 era kinda guy

    So it will only support the 8th gens? So no 7700 on this board?
    "Intel's Z370 Coffee Lake Chipset Blocks Kaby Lake Processors In Firmware"

    https://hothardware.com/news/intel-z...ssors-firmware
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  6. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
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    The last parts are going to arrive tomorrow, i7 8700k and the NZXT H440 New Edition in black/green. Can't wait to start building.

    Already arrived:
    - MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
    - MSI GTX1080 TI Gaming X Trio (eventually had to pay 1100 euro's for it but hey, not my money)
    - 16GB DDR4, Corsair Vengeance RGB memory
    - 3x Corsair AF140 fans
    - Corsair H115i watercooling unit
    - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    - Western Digital Blue 4TB
    - Coolermaster V750
    - Cablemod green sleeved cableset for V750

    Both the motherboard and graphics are just pure po.... Well you know what I mean
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  7. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #17

    So, the H440 green on the NZXT product page on their website doesn't look anything like the green actually on the case. Because the green on the case is, well, ugly.

    I managed to find a can of spraypaint that closely matches the Cablemod sleeved cables and I have a testcase now waiting for it to dry so I can mount it, see what it looks like. But I'm not sure what to do with the case, I wasn't planning on taking all the green plastics off and spraypaint them over.
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