I graduated from UT in 2008 and have lived in Austin for 13 years, I figured I would dedicate one of my builds to one of the best Universities... Hook 'em! photo album
Since I couldn't really find Burnt Orange components I decided to just stick with orange instead. I will also eventually have a cut out of the longhorn logo and maybe some other text on the front panel and have an orange LED light shining from behind.
3DMark 11 score
Edit: If anyone knows of a company or website I can go to, I'd like to try and get the front panel laser cut with a bit more than just the longhorn logo, maybe put Texas above it and then Hook 'em underneath... seems like something I'd want laser cut rather than trying to use a jigsaw or dremmel. If anyone has spare time and is artistic I'd love to see some ideas, email them to me email@example.com, thanks!
Update: Uploaded more photos and will continue as the build progresses
Update #2: Finished the build, just need to figure out where I want to place the lights, paint the top and bottom stands and wait for my laser cut to get here for the front panel. All in all it was pretty smooth, some tight spaces, but I like it, here are some more pics.
Update #3: Thanks for all the likes y'all! I uploaded another photo of what the front panel will look like. Jeremy from performance-PC.com designed it and will be laser cutting it soon. I'll upload another photo also when I have it pasted on the front.
Update #4: Overclocked CPU to 4.5ghz and GPU, as well. Updated rates and benchmarks score to show. Uploaded a few more photos with the UT laser cut front panel.
Update #5: I finally got around to taking some photos of the completed build with the top and bottom legs painted as well as some of the screws and backplates.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$309.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$84.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1155||$133.89 USD||(Purchased)|
|Memory||G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$73.89 USD||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$54.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked||$549.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Case||BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower||$59.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 650W ATX12V / EPS12V||$89.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$98.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Case Fan||Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm||$27.98 USD||(Purchased)|
|BitFenix Spectre Pro 148.7 CFM 200mm||$17.97 USD||(Purchased)|
|BitFenix BFF-SPRO-14025WW-RP 86.7 CFM 140mm||$16.89 USD||(Purchased)|
|Fan Controller||BitFenix Recon (Black) Fan Controller||$39.99 USD|
|Custom||OCZ Vector 256 ssd||$159.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Bitfenix Alchemy Aqua Orange LED X 2||$34.89 USD||(Purchased)|
|Bitfenix Acrylic Side Panel Black||$19.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Total (United States):||$1774.41 USD|
|Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.5GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||37.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||70.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P13155|