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First Order Dreadnought

by oR_Chazz

Description

First put this PC together roughly 18 months ago as my first proper gaming computer. Have been adding some aesthetic upgrades since then including:

  • Custom RGB GPU Backplate
  • Custom Fan Grill
  • Red braided cables
  • Custom decal for GPU front plate
  • 5" LCD Screen to monitor temperatures
  • 6 LL120 RGB fans
  • An army of First Order Stormtroopers
  • Lego Tie Silencer

Few peripherals that aren't mentioned include:

  • Drevo Calibur Wireless Keyboard with custom Keycaps
  • Xbox Elite Controller
  • Lucid Sound LS30 Headset

Like most people, I expect that I will upgrade components over the next few years as they become outdated. As it stands, the rig is more than capable of running games at 4K/60fps which is exactly what I wanted.

Really happy with the results now so thought I would share an update post. I know that some of the components might seem like odd choices (mainly my choice of GPU) but I had no idea what I was doing when I first bought them all! Despite that, hope you like the theme of the build!

(For those interested, I have included some more photos which show how the build has developed aesthetically over the last year or so. Really interesting for me to see the first day it was completed vs now! https://imgur.com/a/vuxumpW )

Edit: Awesome to be featured and enjoying reading all your comments. Trying to respond where I can! I have added a few more photos of peripherals and different angles of the build. Some of them are a few months old so there’s some slight variations. Happy to add more if requested!

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raw_beef 15 points 29 days ago

How many fps per storm trooper?

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 8 points 28 days ago

By my calculations, roughly 1.82...

jesuskun1 5 points 29 days ago

shot hit/shot taken=fps

Benstein 8 points 28 days ago

So 0? 0/100 is 0

sslb5075 -8 points 28 days ago

0/100 is an infinite number so basically it has unlimited fps :)

Hobie12345 2 points 28 days ago

No 0/100 is 0. Not so hot.

Love the build though.

sslb5075 0 points 26 days ago

Lol no it's not, look it up...

Its considered indeterminate, but some calculators say zero.

William_M_Butlicker 9 points 1 month ago

Dude this is sick af

If this doesn't get featured I'll be disappointed.

Danaw 1 point 26 days ago

your in luck :)

bgunn925 4 points 29 days ago

Can you PLEASE link the 5" screen and any mounting gear you used? I have a 460x and would like to do that exactly! Thank you!

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 3 points 28 days ago

I used this YouTube tutorial:

https://youtu.be/RcNJA6V4tNY

Bought this screen:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M4KO567?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

And mounted to the PSU shroud using a couple sticky pads and a zip tie as an anchor. Not the most secure, but does the job!

My advice would be to buy a low profile HDMI cable and a screen that is powered by the HDMI alone.

bgunn925 2 points 28 days ago

Thank you! It looks better in your build than in the tutorial!

Javild27 1 point 26 days ago

If the cables are facing the right can I just turn the screen around?

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

Of course. It’s quite straight forward to rotate the screen to whatever angle you need using your OS. I’m guessing Windows?

Javild27 1 point 26 days ago

Yes, thank you

Javild27 1 point 23 days ago

Is the screen bright enough to be seen through the glass of a tinted glass panel like the one on the Corsair 500D?

DRogGTX 3 points 1 month ago

Awesome build, +1

DRogGTX 4 points 29 days ago

Congrats on the feature!

Zosto 7 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

I am not a fan os star wars,but is perfect in the theme. very well done.

IngeniousTinkerer 3 points 29 days ago

I'm guessing you've played Star Wars Battlefront II on it. Right?

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

But of course! Looks glorious! I just wish I was better at the game... Maybe I really was born to be a Stormtrooper!

IngeniousTinkerer 2 points 28 days ago

Do you have a favorite class/loadout?

SirHalpin 1 Build 3 points 29 days ago

fantastic build. looks like someone was downvoting everyone else's comments, probably to get their to the top, i tried to fix what i could. Nice choice of parts, theme really pulled together nicely +1

Battlefield 3 points 28 days ago

Any advice on where to learn about making a LCD screen monitor?

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

I originally saw the idea on this YouTube video:

https://youtu.be/RcNJA6V4tNY

Might be worth starting there! If you have any questions, let me know! My advice would be to get a screen that can be powered by HDMI alone and get a low-profile or ribbon HDMI cable to run out the back of the case.

Nokor 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Nah.. you don't like Star Wars AT ALL.. ;) ;)

I love this. The use of red in all the right places just makes it pop. And that fan grill is awesome!

KaptainKris1 2 points 1 month ago

Great build but you gotta be a huge star wars enthusiast to make something like this :)

Good Job

slaplante 2 points 29 days ago

I really like the desk lamp you have on you desk. Where did you get it?

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

I can’t find the exact one but this one is pretty close:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263256890824

You just need to buy the biggest LED Edison bulb you can find!

AC1DFOX 5 Builds 2 points 29 days ago

WOW!!! Just WOW! I love the little details. There is love in that machine. So cool.

DominicBoccella 2 points 29 days ago

were did you get that plant in the last picture. Also great build

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

I actually made it! I found the X Wing model from my childhood when moving and thought it would look great in a terrarium.

I bought the “vase” on Amazon and a Terrarium kit on eBay. Threw in some fake red moss because, you know, the theme and voila!

Sayliex 1 Build 2 points 29 days ago

Hey, I remember seeing this on Room Tour Project by RandomFrankP. You've done some good improvements since then, I see. Nice job, man! Your time and dedication has paid off!

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

Thanks man! Yeah love Frank for sharing my set up a few months ago!

AC1DFOX 5 Builds 2 points 29 days ago

Your right RAM Shield isnt on straight in one of the pics.

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

Good spot. Sorted that now.

AC1DFOX 5 Builds 3 points 28 days ago

I have severe OCD.. it's a problem. lol.

BDG302 2 points 29 days ago

Sick build +1

andxTTV 2 points 29 days ago

Thats actually sick

joenguyen2 2 points 29 days ago

I think i've seen this on youtube before on one of those channels that do showcases of peoples setups or rig.

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Random Frank P put it in one of his videos a few months ago. Might be worth checking out his channel!

joenguyen2 2 points 28 days ago

I knew it. I remember something like this and tbh it makes me jelly

Steelbawng 2 points 28 days ago

shoulda got a titan xp starwars edition

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

If I’d know that such a thing existed when I was putting the build together, I would have one!

Unfortunately I didn’t know a great deal about building a PC when I got the components!

weasleyawesome52 5 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

i love the terrarium!

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Thanks man!

RoyalSovereign 2 points 28 days ago

Well done... This is some commitment right here folks !!!

DeltaZ 2 points 28 days ago

loving the lego integration there

DragionTech 1 Build 2 points 28 days ago

nice build. You've inspired me to make a themed build lol. +1

Kisalida 2 points 28 days ago

Can you call it the first order if there's an empire logo on the fan? haha just kidding! An amazing build who made the fan cover for you?

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

I found the listing on eBay so might be worth checking out his store:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F282328089817

Kisalida 1 point 27 days ago

Thanks dude

jsoutherland89 5 Builds 2 points 27 days ago

Who down-voted all these positive comments?

TacoNinja 2 Builds 2 points 27 days ago

Now that is a feature +1

ethanlevine 2 points 27 days ago

what software are you showing on the mini screen? ive been looking for something like that

Javild27 1 point 26 days ago

Its NZXT CAM

Reptilan 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Oh, it's beautiful.... Wait, wrong movie

chinamanch 5 Builds 0 points 29 days ago

Buck Rogers :p

jsoutherland89 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

This is awesome!. I could see this being featured! Very VERY well done!

ZaSeaDog 1 point 1 month ago

WoW, is this how you get sponsored?

JCMsergox 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

That is amazing. I remember buying a lot of Star Wars Legos when I was a kid.

oofer15 1 point 1 month ago

Builds with this amount of devotion are always eye candy. empire strikes back or the force awakens was the best star wars movie

HellRaizrRod 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Nice!

TechTuberTV 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

saw this on reddit too. amazing

darkxm 1 point 1 month ago

Holy cow! AMAZING build! just wondering - did you get the back plate/fan grills from V1tech?

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

The backplate was from V1 but the fan grill was from a guy in Greece who prints them!

darkxm 2 points 28 days ago

interesting! Is the guy who does fan grills still doing them?

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

I’ve linked the item below so might be worth having a look if you live in the EU and the postage isn’t too expensive:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F282328089817

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joshwhite 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

I'm laughing but in such a good way! This is epic. Not only the pc is a great build, the Corsair RAM looks nice in there. But the entire Star Wars theme is epic, right down to the backplate, and the x-wing in your plant. I love it! Congrats on the feature! +10!!!

freindlybuild 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

you Sr have took this to a whole new level. I think you may be a true storm trooper indeed. great work +1

XeroDahwn 1 point 27 days ago

Homie got skills. Beautiful theme build.

Javild27 1 point 27 days ago

Hello, Amazing build, how do you connect the small screen? can you give me the link for the display and the RGB backplate? Thank you, it looks amazing

EliteL0jik 1 point 27 days ago

So, do you like Star Wars?

XD Probably one of the best themed builds I have seen. I've been considering putting in a stat monitoring screen exactly like the one you have here (when I get around to building my pc). My question is, what did you have to do to connect the HDMI cable? Did you have to run it back outside of the case to plug it into the GPU? or is there another way?

+1

WaterTriber 1 point 27 days ago

super cool and congrats on the feature! +1

sponix 6 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Power Supply doesn't match the Quality of the rest of the build for sure. $700 GPU, and 50 cent Power Supply to drive it.

EVGA G3, Corsair RMX, Seasonic Prime. Check Jonnyguru for Power Supply Reviews and please get something of higher quality for your system.

Thanks for Sharing !!

oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

As you can see from the first photo here, the power supply is a Corsair RM 750X. I must have selected the wrong one when choosing the parts on this site.

https://imgur.com/a/vuxumpW

My mistake!

sponix 6 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

That helps me sleep better at night :)

rogdog56 1 point 22 days ago

Wow, I love this build.

rogdog56 1 point 22 days ago

Is that monitor good or should I go with 1080p 144hz? never 4k gamed before and am using 1070. I dont mind going to medium settings or putting resolution down in game

Pawcoyote 1 point 18 days ago

Hi, awesome build... Question did you update the parts for everything you have added since you built it initially? I see you are using the CAM software how is that working for you?

Again wicked pissah!!

AscensionGaming 1 point 7 days ago

Hope this beauty runs better than a Stormtrooper can shoot XD fab looking build mate

Squid_Soup -2 points 1 month ago

Anyone hear about what happened to TechSource?

oofer15 3 points 1 month ago

yeah, sad to see that he can do the giveaway or the 15k pc anymore, I was wondering why he wasn't uploading part 2 of that. the aforementioned incident was likely the cause. also sad to see that his personal gaming rig was taken too, the one that took like 3 or 4 episodes to complete

Battlefield 1 point 28 days ago

He knows who did it. Its just a matter of time for police to make the arrest.

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oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Haha, the terrarium? I actually made it so can’t give you somewhere to buy one! All I can say is that I had the X Wing from my childhood, bought the geometric vase from amazon and a terrarium kit on eBay.

You could probably make one yourself for ~£30.

I took a load of moss from my parents garden and bought some fake red moss to tie it in with the build as well.

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oR_Chazz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Have a look at the X Wing Hot Wheels. They should be the right size!