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Offline Historia Calamitatum  
#1 Posted : Thursday, 19 July 2018 9:08:31 p.m.(UTC)
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Hi guys,

I've realised this week that my build is over five years old, and is really starting to show its age. I'm planning to replace most of the parts, with the exception of the SSD which is still going strong. PC will be used mostly for gaming - I won't need any peripherals, as I've got a monitor, mouse, keyboard etc already.

Requests:

New case (mid/full tower, would prefer something with good airflow as space is not an issue)
PSU
CPU (unlocked i5, don't need top tier i7 I don't think?)
CPU cooler (140mm watercooling maybe, would like to overclock)
Motherboard
GPU (was thinking 1070ti)
16GB RAM
Windows (installing I'll need to do myself though)

Won't need:

SSD
HDD
Optical Drive

Would enjoy a black/red aesthetic if I can swing it, this is not terribly important though. :)

Thanks!
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#2 Posted : Friday, 20 July 2018 12:25:12 p.m.(UTC)
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Morning Historia Calamitatum,


I have quoted up the following parts list for you going off your guidelines (assuming you wanted to assemble this yourself)


I've got a Red/Black case as well as Motherboard, your RAM and Graphics card are both RGB so can be set to whatever colour you'd like.


For the case you have, you will benefit from a larger watercooler such as the X52 240mm ($30 more) at the front of your case as it will handle your CPUs temps when overclocked better while being quieter at the same time, you could even go for the X62 ($50 more) to double your rad size to 280mm.

Please have a look over the below quote and let me know what you think.

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#3 Posted : Friday, 20 July 2018 4:35:56 p.m.(UTC)
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Hi Thomas,

Everything looks great so far, but requirements have been tweaked a little:

I'm considering just cannibalizing the HDD and SSD from my old PC and adding them as pure storage drives after buying a full build from you guys. What would the price look like if I were to upgrade to the X62, get another 250GB SSD, and get the build + warranty included? I can't remember what your policy on shipping is - would there be extra cost in shipping the PC to Christchurch?

All previously quoted parts look like an excellent fit, so would love to know how big a cost hit I would take with these things added.

Appreciate the help!
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#4 Posted : Monday, 23 July 2018 12:19:48 p.m.(UTC)
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Morning Historia Calamitatum,


I have made your requested amendments to your quote by adding a 250GB M.2, upgraded the X42 to X62 and added our installation/ setup as well as two year return to base warranty.


I've also added freight onto your order so you can see your final total price at the bottom of the below quote.


Let me know what you think.


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#5 Posted : Tuesday, 24 July 2018 5:24:36 p.m.(UTC)
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Thanks Thomas,

All looks good. Only thing I'm concerned about is the size of the drive bays in that case - looks like things might be a little cozy, how difficult do you think it would be to install my existing 2.5" SSD and 3.5" HDD? If that's not going to be an issue then I'm happy, and would love a quote link.

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#6 Posted : Wednesday, 25 July 2018 2:01:46 p.m.(UTC)
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Afternoon Historia Calamitatum,


The 3.5' cage is fairly easy to access while building as shown by the below image, once the Power supply has been installed the right hand side is blocked so I would install your HDDs first.

The 2.5' can install on the side or top of the Power supply sheath and are easy to install at anytime :)

http://images.bit-tech.n...s340-review/s340-15b.jpg


Here is your special order link.

http://www.computerloung...der-dynamic.asp?spid=802
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860 Evo 500GB + 4TB HHD & 6TB HDD
GTX 1080ti Strix
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, 25 July 2018 5:28:11 p.m.(UTC)
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As long as it's possible to unplug the cabling from the PSU unit and unscrew/remove it so that I can get to the bays, I don't mind (although installing the HDD before the build will be difficult, as you guys are building the system for me!). If this is going to involve a more involved disassembly than this I'd prefer to know (and possibly go with a larger case, or one where access to the drive bays is easier).
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#8 Posted : Thursday, 26 July 2018 12:36:27 p.m.(UTC)
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Morning Historia,

For the crews on the right hand side you will need to pull out the PSU to get a screwdriver in there as there isn't a whole lot of space for a standard screw driver, the lefthand screws can still be installed by taking off the front panel.

Other than that you won't have to remove any serious components.
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#9 Posted : Friday, 27 July 2018 12:42:22 a.m.(UTC)
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Thanks for all the help Thomas.

One last question - is the current special you have on this particular GPU able to be factored into the price, or is the quoted cost the lowest you are able to go?

Cheers!
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#10 Posted : Friday, 27 July 2018 10:22:24 a.m.(UTC)
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Morning Historia Calamitatum,


The quoted price is the lowest I can go unfortunately and I had already factored in GPU price drops for your quote as well :)
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