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So, it occurred to me that my computer may be holding me back when I was waiting 4x as long for games and scenes to load as the friends I play with, and when I couldn't get past scenes in certain games (looking at you Divinity 2).

With these observations, along with my friends being tired of waiting, I decided to replace my PC of 8+ years to something new and shiny. First build I've ever had more than minimum money to put into, and I am super stoked. I love rainbows and I love penguins, so this case combines my love of both.

P.S. For any of my cohorts that were still using Windows 7 (why upgrade when you don't have to?), this build all but requires Windows 10 unless you'd like to spend many hours banging your head against a wall trying to find drivers that probably won't work anyways.

In the near future: I plan to paint the shroud on the GPU and maybe part of the water cool radiator, but I want to make sure all of the parts work as intended before modifying them

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  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Cable combs might be a good investment... Nice build otherwise!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the idea, I'll look into it. Thanks!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build I like the look and hardware choice. 2 thumbs up

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure why you went with a 1tb SSD. A 240gb SSD for boot drive and your fav games, and a 1tb hard drive would be great. Anyway nice build.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Some people like the simplicity of a single drive.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes but you can get similar performance and more space and save $400. So if you have that much money you can be “simplistic”

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Yah. I mean I got a 1TB 850 EVO for $200 - Best Buy refurbished drives. Works great as a game drive.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if you have the money go ahead.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

also noise. once I can afford it I'm subbing out my 2 TB barracuda for an NVMe. The barracuda is by far the loudest component of my system.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Truth told, I haven't actually bought the SSD yet. I have a crucial 500 GB SSD for the primary, not sure what exactly I will put in there for the secondary.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like the pro gaming carbon mobo? I've heard some bad things about msi boards and clock speeds/bios programs im debating between this and the aorus gaming 5... id love a neutral opinion

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I've only been using it for a few days so far, but so far, so good. Other than the Windows problem (my bad), installation and drivers weren't a problem. I haven't played much with Mystica Light so I can't speak to that yet, but for the price I'm quite pleased so far.

Also, if I'd read better, I would have realized that with lights+front USB 2.0 I'd need 3 internal 2.0 headers where as the mobo only has two (or a splitter). However, this case also has 2 USB 3.0 on the front so the 2.0 aren't necessary for me.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

look at picture #1 carefully. see the whole forest for the trees!