Description

A year worth of tinkering and upgrading various part has brought me to a conclusion on this build.

Used for mostly gaming but I am going to be expanding my horizons since I have the means to do it now. Got lazy with the cable management towards the end, I know it's messy.

If anybody has some tips on keeping the glass on these things free of particles, please let me know... it's driving me nuts.

If the prices seem high, it's because you have to pay taxes on internet orders in TN. With a few exceptions.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

USB 3.0 slot is in a terrible spot. There is really no way to route the cable without it draping stupidly over something so I kept it out. Other than that, it's a pretty decent board.

Video Card

When I boot up Sim 3 I get an annoying coil whine for a bit... not sure why. It does it with a couple other games but I can't honestly remember which ones, mostly older ones if I remember right.

I wasn't super fond of the blue led that came with it so I swapped it out for a white one.

Runs everything completely maxed out @1080p. Skyrim with 200+ mods and RealVision ENB Full @ constant 40-50fps outdoors and 60fps indoors.

Case

There are a couple of small annoyances with this case. The upside down SSD, no room to put a led strip on the bottom front in front of the PSU shroud, the cable management bar thing getting in the way a couple times. Also pretty darn expensive.

Those are small things that are made up by the fact that this thing is really attractive, extremely spacious, and full of feature that a spoiled guy like me just has to have.

Power Supply

The cables on this thing are just completely unworkable. I don't know what they make these things out of but they are a nightmare in small spaces. I will definitely do more research next time before I pick up a PSU with flat cables.

Monitor

Looks phenomenal. Only really got an IPS due to the fact that I like to watch videos laying down on my bed and my old monitor's viewing angles were less than acceptable.

Headphones

Comfy but not as loud as I would like them to be on my PC.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

That is awesome PC build you got there

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

That Smash wallpaper is pretty dank. Could you send me a link?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Superb! +1'd

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty slick build!+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Get antistatic spray. It stops dust on surfaces. Good luck

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll have to try that out. Thank you so much.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Really beautiful build!

That case is the only one I would consider replacing my modded CM Storm Enforcer!

What did you use to mod the H100i tubing? it looks great!

Also, does the GPU have an rgb LED or did you mod the GPU to get the white light?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The anti-kink coils came wrapped around the H100i came from:

http://www.primochill.com/product-category/primochill/tubing/anti-kink-coils/

The LED is usually blue on the 970, I swapped it out myself and bought the new LED from:

http://www.vladthegreat.com/products.html#!/Giga-byte-Gtx-980-970-960-Custom-LED-Color-Mod/c/14269008/offset=0&sort=normal

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the links!

Great job man! I'm glad you went that route :)

I also modded the LEDs on my previous Gigabyte GTX 970 G1, but I went for red. :)

I used this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDe344t0ebA

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