Description

This is an upgrade from a Core 2 Quad Q9650. It's used for web browsing and gaming. Some of the parts like the power supply, monitor, Kingston Predator PCI-E SSD, OCZ TRION SSD, and speakers were purchased eight months to more than a year ago.

When I started building this build at the end of October 2016, I had bought the ASUS Z97-AR motherboard used off of Amazon.com for $64.83 including shipping. The cpu I originally had for this build was the i7 4770K that I found and bought used off a guy at Letgo.com for $160. Unfortunately I could only get a 4.1ghz overclock at a stable 1.28 volts. So I stuck with an overclock of 4.0ghz at a stable 1.21 volts. Temps weren't an issue because I delidded the i7 4770K with Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra. It was just I had to run it at 4.1ghz at 1.28 volts which was kind of a let down.

So this past January I was browsing OfferUp and found a guy selling a lightly used i7 4790K for $200. I put an offer for $185 and he took it! I had the money at the time and I thought why not? Maybe I could get a better overclock with the i7 4790K than the i7 4770K running at 4.0ghz and did with the i7 4790K running stable at 4.6ghz at 1.26 volts. I can also run it at 4.5ghz at 1.19 volts stable. Not bad for buying a used i7 4770K and a used i7 4790K for the price of a brand new i7 4790K!

I also delidded the i7 4790K with Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra. The tool I used to delid both the i7 4770K and the i7 4790K was the Rockit 88 delid tool and re-lid kit. Using it was really easy and the video they post on how to use it is really helpful.

When I bought the XFX RX 480 GTR back in Novermber 2016, I noticed some gpu sag. To fix that I tied some black fishing line to some metal and plastic pins inside at the end of the RX 480 and routed the fishing line behind the motherboard to tie at some cable tie points. You can see the black fishing line under the motherboard cable at picture #10 and the fishing line tied to the cable tie points at the back of the case.

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 10 points

mmmmmm, my favourite aluminium BeQuiet cooler :-) Lovely black build +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 8 points

Such a clean build lol. Hats off to you sir.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. That's what I always try to go for, a nice clean build.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

It is right..Nice clean and tidy. Love the work you did with this case..Congrats

  • 34 months ago
  • 7 points

Fantastic. An understated kind of aesthetic that's unfortunately hard to come by these days, with quality parts to boot. Well done!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly!! most ppl are focused on rgb lighting. Trying to get even the screws....

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

true lol

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much.

  • 34 months ago
  • 6 points

Solid A.F. Black Build.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 4 points

This is undoubtedly the cleanest, best looking PC I've seen here. How difficult was it to mount the CPU cooler?

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you! Mounting the cpu cooler was pretty easy. All you do is hold the cooler in your right hand, mount it to the cpu and use your left hand to screw it from behind the mothetboard. The only thing that makes it a little hard and annoying is aligning the threading on the cooler with the screw bolts on the cpu side of the motherboard.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Mothetboard=motherboard

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful looking build! Quick question though. Does the cpu cooler block off any RAM slots and I doubt you'd just randomly know this, but if you do, how much clearance does it give for RAM height/how tall is your RAM and is it just barely able to fit under the cpu cooler or does it have a good enough room to breathe?

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you! The cooler itself blocks the first ram slot, but the fan blocks the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th ram slots. You could raise the fan a little to allow a little more space for taller ram. Check out this video It shows ram clearance with the Dark Rock Pro 3. I read around the ram clearance is 44mm for the Dark Rock Pro 3 and my ram is 42mm from the G.Skill website. It does barely fit, but also actually looks like there is 2mm of space left. So there is a little space left.

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

Not to ruin the moment, and yes, I do love the build, but you mustn't have been here long...

there are many-a-pc's to explore.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Been here a few months. I'm not a fan of LEDs lighting up the whole place, or windowed PCs. I admit they look cool, but they aren't for me. And by clean, I mean wire management, color coordination, and very subtle or absent LEDs. I've seen others that rival this one in one or more departments, but not one that is a balance of all 3. As soon as I saw this type of case, I thought it was perfect as is. But once OP replaced the white fans and rear plates with solid black ones, it really brought the build to a new level, in my opinion. While OP's chosen components aren't necessarily my favorite, the end result visuals are. The only thing that could make it better would be a black SSD, which considering it is hidden, would be pointless.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing that could make it better would be a black SSD, which considering it is hidden, would be pointless.

OP does have such an SSD which OP installed it as an M.2., even though it's tuck under the CPU cooler.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I was talking about the white one behind the mobo.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I see, but does that really matter?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure what you mean?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't talking to you, sorry, it was a reply to the first comment.

Your build's great!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok!

  • 34 months ago
  • 4 points

This is by far the cleanest build I've ever seen.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Absolutely gorgeous! So clean, smooth, simple yet beautiful. Well done, and well deserved feature! You have an amazing color scheme and thank you for sharing your delidding experience with your i7. Even though I wish to give you more, you have my one.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I appreciate the kind words.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course, you're most welcome.

Edited: Never mind about the Kingston Predator, I'm just blind.

I see it now as it blends so well. I must of been thinking the PCIE slot too much, but it's tuck underneath the CPU cooler at the left. Photo #16 shows it the best, sorry that it took me a while.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I took it out of the adapter and put it in the m.2 slot. When I bought the Kingston Predator 240GB PCI-E SSD last year, I was still using a Core 2 Quad Q9650 with an ASUS P5Q PRO. In there it was in a PCI express slot.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense. I just struggled finding it so my bad.

I never had good eyes to be honest, even if I wear my glasses. lol

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

All black, minimalist, and clean? I'm in love.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

The cable bends.... <3

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

that looks classy af. not like the average build, this is well deserving of the spotlight. +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you.

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Congrats on the featured spot.

Very classy. No lights and all blacked out. Good job.

Thumbs up.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice solution to the GPU sag, haha.

Also, that build looks gorgeous. Awesome work.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I wish I weren't many of the people with the gpu sag problem! lol and thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Congratulations on the feature, by the way! Well deserved!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean. A little too clean. I'm now jealous. -Rep for being so clean. :D

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice. love the all black theme

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

You are a true enthusiast. Your attention to detail is just... wow. everything about this build is perfection, and trust me, I don't throw that word around everywhere. Well fricken done, give yourself a pat on the back.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the kind words.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Incredibly sleek. Wow.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I love how serious this machine is... clean, understated look. No LED, Perfect cables... Also love how you sourced those solid parts! +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

100th like =D

Great job!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

The deals you got are insane! Great Build!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right! Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

No RGB, and all black, the best combination ever. This is one of the greatest PC's I have seen on here ever.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the comment! I appreciate it.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Just going with it, eh? +1 Nice use of the fishing line trick. Looks clean AF.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Just loving that all black super sleek and tidy look!!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I love it too :D

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the rockit tool as easy to use as the manufacturer makes it out to be? I've sorta been wanting to delid my 6600k for some improved temps. How have your results fared so far? Something you recommend or leave it to the enthusiasts?

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it's easy, just follow the intructions in the YouTube video they post on their website. That's basically all you do in the video. Just make sure you use liquid super glue instead of the gel super glue they tell you to use when putting the IHS back on. When I used the gel super glue on the corners of my i7 4770K I checked it out 2 hours later after curing and found the gel glue got white puffy powdery and white powder all over the place. I don't know what happened. It didn't even glue the IHS to the pcb, but when I used liquid super glue it actually worked clean and glued the IHS to the pcb.

As for results after delidding, I got a 15 degree drop in temps on my i7 4770K and almost a 30 degree temp drop on my i7 4790K. It was just one core though that got that almost 30 degree drop, it was really hot. With Skylake I read you could get up to 10 degrees cooler with a delid with liquid metal, maybe more.

I would recommend delidding with the different delid tools they have today. It makes it much easier than what they did and still do a few years ago with using the razor blade or vise method. It's definitely not just for enthusiasts anymore, but I would delid only if you're experiencing really high temperatures or really want that high overclock at lower temperature.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the feedback. One of these days, it'll have to be an experiment I'll have to undertake. Enjoy the great build you have!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the feature!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It's been awesome!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

are you severely depressed xD. on a serious note nice build

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lol Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Lovely build! Super clean, almost made me think that the entire build was wireless due to the incredible cable management. I got a few questions though

1) Monitor - Did you seriously pay that much for a 22" monitor? Unless it's got some special features, such as touchscreen or 3D Touch, it seems kind of like a rip off. 2) Case - I would've gotten a side panel to show off all of those sexy parts, but I can understand why you didn't 3) GPU - Is there a reason why you got an RX card? I am a GTX fanboy though, it might just be personal preference.

Also, congrats on the feature! +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the monitor in 2014. It was $191.99, but with taxes, Electronic Waste Recycling Act, and shipping, I paid $219.88 for it. It's also an AD-PLS panel, similar to IPS. Colors are great. I would of got the side window panel one, but I just wanted my system to be more quiet. It's kind of a personal preference, I've always had AMD cards. I originally wanted to get an EVGA GTX 1060 SSC, but it was a little too expensive at the time, and it didn't have a backplate. So I bought the XFX RX 480 GTR, at a good price, and it looked nice.

And thanks for the comment!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice following the color scheme!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is sexy AF, not gonna lie :P +rep

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! beautiful wire management. Looks Great!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wow. I love the dark out color scheme, plays for a really clean build with that cable management. All I can say is " I want this," and even over a water cooled x99 system. I know the case doesn't have windows on any side but the my only gripe is the clashing colors on the back. Still though... I don't normally comment on any media in general, but I felt that I just have to give props.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the comment.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

So clean! +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job, looks really clean!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you ever connect the front panel connectors? loving the aesthetic! +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lol Yeah I did! Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

wow this is just a beautiful build, clean neat just amazing

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

So well done. Kudos man!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

These are the cleanest cables I've ever seen. Great build! I love the all black.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

That cable management is booty!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lol Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

super clean!! nice!!!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

This is one the cleanest builds i have ever seen! I have a 4790k too and i plan on deliding it. Very good job man!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Have a fun time delidding!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a huge fan of all black builds. You give me the urge to throw away my 570X case and start over lol. Great build.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lol Thanks! I'm glad I gave you that urge to make your build better!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build!

Those ensourced sleeves look great! I knew I should have used them. How long did it take for you to receive your sleeves?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they're great! High quality. I especially got them because of their "rainbowed" curve. It looks really nice. It took me a week and a half to get them.

And thanks for the comment!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Superb build. Those cables are perfection!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 simply for those straight - HNNNNNNNNNNG - cables!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lol Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro + Define C + Fractal Design fans = +1.

#Math

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

A good combo indeed!

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Excuse me but this is NSFW because it's clearly cable management ****.

Srsly, nice work!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lol Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

10/10 black build +2

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

This is one of the best looking PC's I have ever seen!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Never in the history of computers has there been cleaner cable management.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

lol Thank you for the comment!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build. Nice setup man.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

really nice job! +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly love this pc with all my heart. Especially that rx 480. I almost got the gtr but i got the 8gb strix one instead.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The XFX RX 480 GTR is really nice.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man! +1 would build again.

How did you go with the Fractals (HF14-BK 118.2 CFM)? Are they heaps loud or do they hardly push a sweat in this config?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I went with the Fractal Design Venturi HF-14 because of the amount of air it blows. I don't have them running full speed because it's too loud. I have them both running at around 715 rpm. Even at that low speed, they still blow a good amount of air, and are very quiet.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, They really suit the build visually and mine isn't far off yours at all... so this is good news (TIME FOR AN UPGRADE) ha

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Soooo clean. Amazing cable management! +1!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite an impressive amount of hardware here. The sleekness blows me away. Nothing against the rig, it's very well built, but no HDD? Maybe it's just me and my huge Steam library.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I didn't use a hard drive because of the noise. I had a WD WD10EZEX 1TB blue drive in another case I used before and could hear the hard drive. It wasn't that loud, but the noise was noticeable. So I replaced it with a ssd.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like this build is going to turn into an decepticon and kick my ***

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lol Thanks for the comment!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you do a clean build. Nothing crazy. No RGBEEEES. Cable management, color coordination, quality parts, and some TLC. That is it folks.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the comment!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a little late to the party as always but I must say this is one of if not the cleanest build I have ever seen. The sleeved cables look amazing and the all black color scheme just ties it all together. You sir have truly earned the featured spot.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

looks a lot like my build. what ruins mine are the blue and red details. yours is perfect with everything black. thats how i wanted mine to look

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh I see. I saw your build.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG your build is my favorite I have seen in a while.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

just about as black as my soul

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, could you tell me where you bought the black PCI slot covers? I am still on the fence whether I want to stick with the white fans etc. from Fractal for my next build or go completely black as well.

Did replacing the fans on the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 have a significant impact on the cooling performance?

Did you keep the stickers of the Fractal fans on purpose? I would have probably removed them to get that little bit of blue out of my system ... and bought a windowed side panel to enjoy looking at this tidiness. :D

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the black PCI slot covers from ebay. Just search under ebay "maximum PCI slot cover"

I think it did. I used a Dark Rock 3 before the Pro in a push pull configuration with the 2 Noctua fans and had a 1 to 2 degree decrease in cpu temp compared with a push pull configuration with 2 be quiet fans on the Dark Rock 3. When I got the Dark Rock Pro 3, I immediately changed the fans to Noctua fans.

I don't think they're stickers. I think they're part of the plastic. I can't remember.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

teach me how to delid plz

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Use the Rockit 88 delid tool. Watch the video on the Rockit 88 delid tool product page. That's exactly how you do it. Just use liquid super glue instead of gel super glue when gluing the IHS back on to the pcb.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Ye, I am gonna get that. Actually I wont use glue, because I will not be using the IHS. I will be doing a very extreme overclock once I get another G3258, and that should help with temps, so I can hit even higher voltages!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're going to use liquid metal, be careful not to get it on the capacitors next to the cpu die. If you get liquid metal on the capacitors, your cpu might not work. To be cautious, I would cover the capacitors with clear nail polish. That will help protect it from the liquid metal if it ever gets on it. That's what I did on my i7 4770K and i7 4790K. You can see the clear nail polish coating on the capacitors in picture #30.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

liquid metal? wat do u meen? Again I wont be using the IHS. I intend to hit 1.75V or 1.8V if my mobo can support it of corse! : >

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

When you put some kind of thermal compound on the cpu die for heat transfer. You have to have some type of thermal paste or liquid metal on the cpu die, even when not using the IHS. I'm guessing you're going to put the cpu cooler straight on the cpu die?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

2 clean 4 me

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful, this build inspired my final choice of components (black and no lights), although I'm going to have to get the GPU powder coated black.

Where did you get the cables from?

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I'm glad I could help! I got the cables from ensourced.net.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you : )

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Black is every color, so I guess it's an RGB build :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly shut off my pc, opened it up and started tightening up my cable management some more after clicking through this build. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

those paracord extensions are so nice.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish the ssd was black but, eh

+22

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

No LEDs in the pc? still fine i suppose. nice cable management and slick theme. +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

np

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

lit

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Such a beautiful build and setup, Everything is matching its clean, classy and cool all in. Love the fact you went with air instead of water. May your framerates be high and your temperatures low

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at the parts list vs the build pics, did you replace both the BeQuiet fans that came installed on the DRP3 with the 120mm Noctua fans?

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes I did.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Very sexy build!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely beautiful! Best looking build I've seen, exactly my type of style. My next build will be heavily influenced by what you've done here, thank you for this.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! And you're welcome!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

So, I was going to build a black-out build with this cooler, an XFX card, and this case as well. I'm really glad you did it since I ended up changing directions. I really wanted to see what it would have looked like. This build is a beaut and black never goes out of style. Hats off to you!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Your cable management skills are legendary. Well done, sir. Well done.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

All those sleeve combs! So nice.

The only thing I'd change is high static pressure 140mm intakes with HP-14s rather than HF-14s. There's air restriction when air has to pass through the side vents and through the dust filter, so high static pressure fans will help there.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment and tip!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Not my type of build. In my opinion the heat sink is too large, there's a blatant hot spot in-between the heat sink and card, and black builds should still show off components. The cooler is too large for that case in my opinion, it is hiding components meaning that maintenance work is a massive pain in the ***. Looks ok but for practicality its not very good.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you get the f12's on the cooler? I thought I saw a youtube video saying because of the design of the silent wings fans they don't work, maybe I'm mistaken.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the extra fan clips from my Pure Rock and Dark Rock 3 to mount the Noctua fans.

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

looks dope man! 1+!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • -1 points

Why did you spend money on custom sleeved cables and cable combs when your case doesn't have a side window? You could have put more money into your actual hardware instead of wasting money on things like that when you aren't ever going to see it. I understand it when it comes to posting pictures of it online like this site but, that's the only reason. Seems silly. Could have put an extra $100 dollars or so towards a better gpu.

It looks really clean, I'll give you props. But, you could have allocated your budget better. At the end of the day, you're the one going to be using this computer, never seeing the inside of it when in use. You spent extra money on making it look nice for the internet, sacrificing performance in what the actual purpose of the pc is.

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

It wasn't for the Internet. It was making it nice for me. I thought I would just share it with everyone else. I just like making clean as possible builds, even without a side window panel.

I didn't put more money into hardware because I'm not a serious gamer. Like I said in the description, this was an upgrade from a Core 2 Quad Q9650, and I just so happened to find those deals on the used i7s and used motherboard.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm putting a build together right now and my case has no side window either, but I still want it to look as clean and tidy as this one, even if it's only for me to see.

Plus when I wheel my PC into LAN parties, should some cool kid ask why I'm 'hiding' my parts, is it because the build sucks? I'll be able to open the side panel with pride and enjoy the stunned silence : )

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  • 34 months ago
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Thank you!

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  • 34 months ago
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lol thanks!

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  • 34 months ago
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lol Thank you!

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  • 34 months ago
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Yeah his is a great build!

  • 34 months ago
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I just logged in to start researching a Define S/C Hackintosh build and saw this beauty staring at me on the front page. Congrats on the feature!

Great style and cable management. The USB port covers are a subtle, but very nice touch as well...I had a pack of them delivered last week.

  • 34 months ago
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Thanks! I appreciate the comment!

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  • 34 months ago
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Thank you very much for the comment.

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  • 34 months ago
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Thank you.

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  • 34 months ago
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lol Thank you!

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  • 34 months ago
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Thanks!

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  • 34 months ago
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Thanks!

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  • 34 months ago
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Thanks!

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  • 34 months ago
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lol

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  • 34 months ago
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Here you go! passes tissues

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  • 34 months ago
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Thank you!