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    Posted: 09 Nov 2011 at 10:47pm
Hi everyone,
After a lot of consideration and searching, I order my upgrade system through AVA.  I tried a lot of place before; DigitalStorm, Dell, and Gateway, and beside DS, I hate proprietary components.  I heard a lot of great things about AVA and I can't wait to see my system get put together.

INTEL, Core™ i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.8GHz TB, HD Graphics 3000, LGA1155, 8MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST HT VT-x XD, Retail
ASUS, Maximus IV Extreme-Z, LGA1155, Intel® Z68, DDR3-2200 (O.C.) 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /3, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 6Gb/s /4, USB 3.0 /8, HDA, BT, GbLAN /2, FW /2, ATX, Retail
CORSAIR, 8GB (2 x 4GB) Dominator XMP PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL8 (8-8-8-24) 1.65V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
EVGA, GeForce® 8400 GS (Fanless) 520MHz, 512 MB GDDR3 1200MHz, PCIe x16, VGA+DVI+HDMI, Retail
INTEL, 120GB 320 Series SSD, MLC, 270/130 MB/s, 2.5-Inch w/ 3.5-Inch Bracket, SATA 3 Gb/s, Retail
RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
SABRENT, CRW-UINB Black 65-in-1 Card Reader/Writer Drive, 3.5" Bay, Internal USB
PLEXTOR, PX-L890SA Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
CORSAIR, Obsidian 650D Black Mid-Tower Computer Case w/ Window, ATX, No PSU, Aluminum/Steel
CUSTOM WIRING, Standard Wiring with Round Cables
CORSAIR, HX1050 Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 1050W, 80 PLUS® Silver, 24-pin ATX12V 2.2 EPS12V 2.91, 6x 8/6-pin PCIe, Retail
NONE, No Operating System (Choose OS or subject to Limited Support)
ACCESSORY, AVADirect System Documentation and Media Binder
GAMING PC, Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)
SERVICE, Standard Shipping (UPS, DHL, or Fedex)

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  Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 11:24pm
Hello monocraft,
 
 
Everything in your quote looks great, but it's hard to give you recommendations without knowing what you plan to do with it. The graphics card you selected looks like it would be crippling the system, especially since everything else is high-end.
 
What do you plan to use this beauty for?
 
 
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  Quote monocraft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 2011 at 11:54am
I am planning to use it for gaming.  This was planned to update my old DELL XPS720.  It just died on me 2 weeks ago due to a burn out motherboard.  Dell wants to charge me 480+shipping to replace their proprietary motherboard alone. 
Any how, I will be porting my current SLI EVGA GeForce GTX 580 cards over. 
My friend bought a system from you guys and it still running at its peak.  And tbh, your price is outstanding (atm anywhere online or retail) and I'm very happy with current upgrade setup.

Can't wait to see...



Edited by monocraft - 12 Nov 2011 at 11:55am
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  Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 3:01pm
Hello monocraft,
 
 
Ah, now that I know you're re-using your GTX 580 cards that's good to hear! I think you will be very happy with the listed configuration as well!
 
Feel free to continue posting if you have more questions I can answer for you.
 
 
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  Quote monocraft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 3:57pm
Any update or sneak peak on the build?
Love to see how it came alive.
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  Quote monocraft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2011 at 2:04am
Thank You!
My system arrived yesterday morning. It was quite a wait but imo it was worth the wait. And why drag the whole post into a lengthy convey and just show you all how AVA awesomeness custom build system.




My order came with a well cared-box within box and stuffed with mucho peanuts!




No parts was damaged during shipment.




All the cables and accessories were included.




-- [ Self Installation ] --
AVA Direct did an awesome job with cable routing and organization but it became useless because I had to cut off all the zip tied and redo all the cablings due to my add-on HDDs and components.

Added 3x 1tb Western Digitals 7200 HDDs Raid5
Added 1x 120gb Intel 2nd Gen. SSD
Added 1x Plextor Bluray Optical Drive
Replaced Intel stock heatsink with H70 Corsair Hydro Cooler
Replaced Stock GPU with Geforce 460









Complete Album


Thank you everyone from AVA Direct for a fantastic job. Well worth the money and AVA Direct did fa-nominal job. Off note, H70 did brought CPU down from 30C to 23C idle while motherboard is stable 28C.

Thank You!
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  Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2012 at 5:21pm

Hello monocraft,

 

 

Wow, those are some amazing pictures of your new baby! Thank you very much for the kind words! We worked very hard to provide you with the highest quality build possible. All of our technicians love what they do; they are techie extremists just as you and I.

 

In your spare time, would you mind posting a short review on reseller ratings? We try to get as many people as we can to post their experience on there, since many people rely on that site to make a choice of where to purchase a computer from.

 

 

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/survey/AVA_Direct

 

I would sincerely appreciate the feedback further!

 

Should you have any questions about your rig please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

Thank you for all of your patience, while we created your black-beauty, and have a wonderful day!

 

 

Kind Regards,

Joseph Mundy
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