The reason this is called the H-Franckintosh is a mash up of the H-frame case and the fact that I plan to make this a hackintosh.
This build started with some bargin buys from Gumtree, I snagged the INWIN H-Frame case for £35 which is an absolute bargain as these were near on £300 new (although the philistine I bought it off painted the side panels pink) so after a lot of paint striping and cleaning I got it back to original.
Got a hex core Xeon from Gumtree as well for £35, considering the price of current gen Hex cores this is real value.
The motherboard was another issue, 1366 mobos are expensive and I had no choice, bid for one on ebay, got it for £90
DDR3 ram I have a crap ton of, so mixing and matching 6x2GB sticks was no problem, no extra cost.
PSU is a 750w corsair, got it refurbished for £49.99 from SCAN.
6 x Ram heatspreaders from ebay for peanuts.
Got the 212 EVO in a job lot of 4 CPU coolers for £40, another Gumtree bargain wich included a BEQUIET Dark Rock 3 (I use that on my test bench)
I painted the EVO212, ram heatspreaders and the 6970 shroud white with common automotive spray paint, primer and clear laquer. Painting the PSU was more work than I planned as I thought I could just remeove the top shroud and paint that, which I did, but after all that work I realised the power supply has to be mounted upside down in this case (should have checked before)
No benchmarks or overclocking results yet but I'm confident this CPU can hit ~4GHz as I've got the 1330 quads to over 4.6GHz and the Hexs to ~4GHz reasobaly consistanty before.
Planning to get a better GPU in there soon, maybe a 780ti or 980, would love one of those white hall of fame 980's but they are still commanding a premium so I'd rather get a cheap 780ti/980 and customise it.