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Wife's Gaming PC & Plex Server

by NeonPinHead

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This started out as my build in 2016. It had 16gb of 3400mhz ram which I transferred to my current build. I painted the core V1. I added side magnetic case filters from DEMCiFilter. The Corsair H80i V2 comes in a push/pull configuration, I used the supplied 120mm to pull while the core v1 200mm fan pushes. The i7-6700k was delidded and since the H80i has a copper cold plate liquid metal TIM was used on both sides of the lid. Temps are very low on this CPU. I installed 2 80mm blue led fans on the rear of the case. The power supply is a PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition from 2006 still going strong 12 years later, I removed any cabling I wasn't utilizing, painted the PSU black along with any cables and plugs.

2 issues I have with the EVGA stinger mobo is the lack of a USB 2.0 header and lack of integrated WiFi. thats why you see a usb cable connected to the corsair cooler since it uses the larger USB mini port the only cable I had was that ugly beige color you see. I also had to add my own wireless N/bluetooth m.2 card. Luckily the EVGA rear I/O plate had a spot for the WiFi antennas.

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ThriftStoreRaider 8 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

That paint is beautiful! Could you tell me what you used to get that color?

NeonPinHead submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Krylon Shimmer Metallic Candy Razz and Krylon acrylic clear. Prep is 90% of the work. Take your time cleaning and prepping the surface and the job will come out showing that.

SwankyDude 1 point 28 days ago

Thats a cool setup, thinking of doing something similar for my girlfriend.