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This is my second build, the Silent Kuruma. Its been two years since my first build, and I knew that I wanted something that can handle whatever gets thrown at it. So I took the last 3 months and worked my *** off bussing tables and running food. Was able to build this around my 21st birthday last week, money well spent :).

I wanted to go with a red/black themed build (like everyone else and their mother) because it's my favorite color scheme. Most parts are from Asus and Corsair. While building, I just wanted an "overkill" vibe. A PC that can get the job done. And this does exactly that.

CPU - The i7-4770k is from my first build I made around 2 years ago. Nothing wrong with it, so I kept it :).

CPU Cooler - The H105 was chosen mostly for aesthetic reasons. The led glow of the Corsair logo, and the interchangeable colored ring was a nice touch for this build. And it works great, keeping my cpu cool while overclocking/rendering videos.

MotherBoard - Its Asus, its Red/Black, and its got a led.

RAM - Like I stated before, I wanted an overkill vibe. So what better way than getting 32GB of ram? Red and Black... hell yea.

Storage - I use the 120GB SSD for boot, and few small applications (Steam, Origin, uPlay...). The 500GB is for my favorite games, adobe software, and other applications. And the 2x 2TB drives are for mass storage/gameplay recordings.

GPU - Holy crap... This card... Is a beast. Coming from a 660ti from my first build, I just giggle like a little girl whenever I load up GTA V with very high settings and get 120+ fps @ 1080p. This gpu has no coil whine, and it stays silent. The fans only kick in while under load. Also red/black ;).

Case - The NZXT H440. Who doesn't love this case? for a midtower, you can put a lot of storage in here. You can fit 10 HardDrives in here!!! or 5 HardDrives + 7 SSDs!! The case looks beautiful, with a large window to display the inside of the pc. Also includes sound dampening foam. Has an led light for the back i/o so you can see where your cords are going to. This case is just a work of art.

PSU - Remember that overkill vibe I was talking about. Yeah the AXi1200w psu fits the bill. Do I really need a psu this huge? Not really, but I wanted to be ready for another gpu next year for sli and have enough to power it. Just like the GPU, the psu fan will turn on only while under load.

OS - I actually like win10 a lot. Plus being able to use a wireless xbox one controller has its perks.

Network Adapter - Again with the overkill. I actually don't have great internet speeds at the moment, but I'm moving into a large city next year and will be able to have a better internet connection and I'll get the most out of it with this card. Also, people say that this card doesn't work with win10. But it does, just install the driver off the cd it comes with. It's there for a reason.

Fans - Since this is a silent build, all the Corsair fans are the quiet edition, and they are pretty quiet. I have 3 (120mm) Airflow fans for the front, 1 (140mm) for the back. I also got 2 (120mm) Static Pressure fans for the H105. Just like the cpu cooler, these come with interchangeable colored rings.

Other Items - I bought a few other items to spice up the build a little bit. One was custom red sleeved cables from CableMod. Had no problems so far, and looks beautiful. Another great item was a white led strip from bitfenix. does a great job of lighting up the inside of my case to show everything off.

Future Upgrades - Since I know my gpu can handle 1080p without a problem. It's time for 1440p gaming. What better way to start than with the new Asus ROG Swift that just came out. I don't have the cash for it yet, but trust me, I'm saving up for that baby. Another upgrade, would be another 980ti strix. Just to make sure I can handle future titles at max settings in 1440p.

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Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

This is awesome! Really like the colors and lighting. I also like how you strived for everything overkill! +1

even if some of the "overkill-ness" was unecessary I won't judge... Isnt my style ;)...

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Kurama-The 9 Tails!?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you plan on adding an additional 980Ti in the future? Also, what did you use to light up your case?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, next summer I'm thinking about picking up a ROG Swift and another 980ti.

For the led strip, I used a bitfenix alchemy led strip (white, 30cm). The adhesive isn't very strong, so I used some 3m mounting tape. However, they did just release a 2.0 version that uses a magnetic strip instead.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I've been looking for a good LED strip for a build I'm planning, I think this might be it

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great, the added lighting really helps reveal some of the red that you may not be able to see in the darkness. That GPU sag is bleh.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the sag is kinda sad to see. I'll find a way to support it.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That's genius, thank you for showing me that.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it worth getting the AXi PSU? Because i'm going for a silent mostly black but also some red parts build. And i was wondering how loud the AXi PSU is? I saw a noise test and it was really loud. :S

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I mainly got the AXi psu because it was compatible with the cablemod sleeved cables I bought (c-series). As you may know, the psu's fan will only kick on while under heavy load. I have my pc about a foot away from me and my silent air flow fans make more noise lol. I haven't heard any noise from my psu at all. Then again it is in a psu shroud and the case does use sound dampening foam.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, i'm building a quiet black and red build (mostly black), and i'm getting the Be Quiet! SilentWings 2 and it's like 16 db. Do you know how loud the AXi psu is? Because i'm really want it and not the RM, RMi or HXi because it doesn't fit with the red and black build! :C People say it makes coil whine, is that true? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6X0iW9vEY0 My build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tCL6Jx

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any coil whine yet. and honestly my rear 140mm fan makes the most noise.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I removed the bottom 3 drive trays since im only occupying 2 at the moment. I think you can get away with 3 drive trays. What's cool is that the drive trays let you install 2 hdds (or 1 sdd +1 hdd) to the same tray.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a beautiful case, that many people love. The large window, psu shroud, and 2 ssd mounts to show off just makes it sexy.

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