Thanks I appreciate it!
awesome customization, quite creative! once i started browsing thru the photos I couldn't stop until the story was done
Nice! good colors bro (fan of the name!)
+1 for Gold/Yellow builds!
I think you take the gold trophy in our category tho, very nice finishing touches
Oh I gotcha, even more impressive! I'll def check it out, thanks man
nice. appreciated how you even got custom colored/braided SATA cables, gj
Something about the name Red Snow and the opaque, blood-like liquid coolant look reminded me of the movie "Dreamcatcher"... just me?
anyways, nice build bro :P +1
great color scheme, and nice build overall. Welcome to the minority party of non-RGB/Yellow-Gold builds!
+1 Great aesthetics, and gj on the detailed parts list, number/quality of pics and reviews. Real thorough build post. Orange custom Cryorig covers are a real nice touch too. We dont see this color scheme very often
No doubt about the the sadness that comes when you finish! Seems like a good part selection, def work well for your purposes [ i guess an i7-6700K & that gpu would be great for most anyone's purposes :P ]
Never heard of Darkside brand before, gonna check it out now
Awesome job routing your coolant lines. creative and unique, +1
rofl one of the best names ive seen in a while +1
always nice to see the V8 pop back up in new builds, im a big fan of the cyborg heart look to it. good choices and build btw
Got me a black, logo-less 14in x 16.5in at my local Fry's for 7.99, but I think the same kind of thing could be found on Amazon pretty easily for about the same price. Definitely a worthwhile upgrade imo
Really sweet build. Agreed with all the compliments by others, dat cable management on the backside (really goes well with Evolv's two sided glass), awesome job all around. Using combs for the 24pin and 8pin bundles on the back says it all.
Also just wanted to say that your parts list is A+, super thorough. We don't always get that on PCPP (even less elsewhere), but its super helpful as a list of those extra features people sometimes want to look into to take a build to the next level. Extra +1 if I could for that.
Cool concept, nice!
But cmon... pics & description! Whole reason to post here!
gj to you & your dad nonetheless
I think he was just tryin to make a joke ;P (he likely knows its vertical on purpose)
Nice cables! I think those came out great in the end. Just as good as the other brands I'd thought of before
Looks like he got em from Icemodz.eu (Icelandic company)
Along w Ensourced.net, in my opinion one of the top two custom sleeving shops
Sweet write up and complete parts list! Awesome build look too, great choices
You sleeve the cables yourself? (or did you order? )
If so, Ensourced? (cuz the GPU combs look like ensourced custom made 3D-printed combs).
...just wondering ;)
looks nice, red accents on a white or white/black is one of my fav schemes, #1 at times.
Sure np! Btw- here's an update I recently posted, basically same CPU & GPU, but w new cooler, monitors and 2x the RAM:
Just an extra side note- I just recently brought home some CAD software from work to see if this rig could run it (specifically, Creo 2), and I was shocked to see that it's really smooth! While running some models that aren't anything to sneeze at, it really seems to handle it very well. For reference, at work I run on a Xeon E5-1650, 32GB RAM along with a HP Quadro K5000 4GB Video Card, and though there's an obvious difference in power between that work PC and this i3 home build.. I haven't found a CAD model that really reveals that expected difference yet. Both run every model I've tried just as equally smooth, even on high quality render (which was part of my surprise). Maybe a mega-huge model would reveal it.
I thought I'd have to upgrade to a Xeon E3 (for this LGA1150) before I would be able to bring home CAD work, but it looks like I'm going to be able to use this just fine for a while!
N8ce color scheme brah.
Solid way to keep under a low budget but still with good layout
Caveat- Im not much of a gamer, pretty much only vintage stuff. So I'm not sure what I'd get on most games people probably play, and I'm not really sure if I'm doing the right thing to check.. But for all the games I play on Steam, all on on max max high quality settings in terms of shadows, anti-aliasing or anisotropy, texture quality, sample AA, etc. So I made Steam show the FPS counter and the fps rates seemed to stay at a certain value, pretty consistent.
And those FPS rates were as follows for each of the following games: KOTOR I - 60 fps, KOTOR II - 70 fps, Counterstrike - 60 fps, Day of Defeat - 60 fps. They almost never changed, maybe only for a split second when it was saving or loading, but never at any other time.
Also, though its not via Steam, Warcraft III FT is super smooth (albeit very old of course), and that's after I followed some internet instructions to tweak via regedit (always safe right? jk, might not be a gamer but I am a programmer by education) my fps and prevent it from limiting it, supposedly resulting a change from 30 to 60 fps. I dont have any 3rd party fps counters though, so unconfirmed.
Its probably a total newb question (I'm probably revealing my 'older' age, I havent played games in a long time.. had nothing for many years after I stopped playing the fairly new PS2), but do you think that's normal/descent fps for pc games, at least older ones?
liking the military green, and Corsair's a solid brand to build around in general, nj
Yea it has flown by
I gotta say Im a pretty hardcore Orc guy! Cant get enough of that bloodlust, on e'rybody!!
Nice Veg avatar dude. Huge fan, since i watched that right in the middle of my childhood
Yea the weird al song!
Havent noticed any issues at all with the two monitors, even while playing those (oldschool) games. Worked like a charm so far, and ive been using both for a couple of weeks now (completed the Zalman install on Marh 27th). Tho the little guy's a dual core, its got hyperthreading.. maybe so far its been within its ability?
But will def keep a lookout for anything, i do appreciate the heads up. Thx man!
Got him from a prevoious build, so long ago that id say he was free ;)
sweet looks and loops.
+1 for the name.
feels weird to be past Michael J. Fox's destination... 2015...
BTW... got a pic of the build with the closed case? just wondering how hidden the bottom part becomes...
nice! interesting loop. altho more pics would be great, to do it justice, just sayin!
wow, props for diy. truly very very impressed
Yea I agree, Ensourced seems like one of the best options out there imo, Ive been set on using them from now on (I just missed finding out abt them when I was looking for extensions recently, but next time for sure)
Very true abt cable mngmt, with that full exposure on the back side, things like fully sleeved cables as opposed to just extensions probably would make a huge difference!
I agree, as is, it does match them quite well!
yea no worries, I didn't learn abt it until it was too late for my current build either. And I've seen a lot of other brands that look really good too, so what you got might turn out well. Worth trying out in your build anyways, since its already on its way. I just thought I'd share my epiphany, since for all my future builds I'll probably be going with Ensourced, only expection maybe being when I want to try sleeving myself.
Their stuff just looks so well made, and the customization options are so diverse, at no extra cost I believe. Actual replacement sets for some of the most popular fully-modular PSU's run a little more expensive than just sleeved extensions, but as long as I've got the space, I'm usually probably going to be ok with ~$60-$80 extensions, since there's still so many color options.
Good luck dude!
oh i see, cool. No problem, I think it did a good job of translating it, the technical terms made perfect sense. I had guessed that a lathe was probably used, at least for part of it. Really nice job, man, the support piece looks really good.
Don't know how much it would cost where you're at, but if you wanted to go for the gold medal..... you could Anodize it with color ;) But if not, straight Aluminum looks great in my opinion!
Wasnt expecting what i saw upon reaching pics 7 & 8.... impressive, great photography angle too. In PC Customization story telling, nice plot twist
hmm wow, 3-5 fans, nice airflow... aaand theres dozens more
hmm wow, 3-5 fans, nice airflow... aaand theres dozens more
Nice write up man. Im one that really appreciates any extra detail in build descriptions, real helpful for the rest of us. The Phanteks Evolv is up there on my list too, really looking forward to the full tempered glass side panel ones coming out soon..
Niiice. +10 if I could for the mechanical design rep that drafting, dude.
The Al strut was "made" by you, as in, fabricated?
I havent yet achieved the feat of affording something like a CNC machine myself. But if/when I do, Im building a custom everything ;)
Yea for sure! Sleeving should always be shown ;]
Ps: not sure if you alrdy ordered cables (if youre going that route), but passing along my recent learning: all the following cable brands sell sleeved extensions at abt the same price BUT in my opinion, they definitely fall out this way in terms of quality - Ensourced.net (very very best), Silverstone Tek (good, what i have now), Kobra (worst quality, returned them just because of appearance)
Nice job man! Good write up, def reasonable thought process behind your choices, wouldnt have done differently ifi were in your shoes. Custom anything is great imo, so gj w the labels/decals
Its Photoshopped it cant be real!!!!
Jk awesome build man. Gonna bookmark for sure. +1
Nice job man, solid build. +1. Intense CPU for sure
But.. "Along* came the spider", right? Assuming you didn't mean One Long Came The Spider... unless it's maybe some kind of literally translated, Chinese proverb ;)
and nice PSU shroud, man
creative build, esp w the case
Yep pretty bright imo! also check out the photos on its reviews on Amazon, and there's a couple of good review-videos on youtube.
When I bought it, I was wondering if I'd need the extension strip, or maybe even a 2nd one cuz its so cheap (edit: inexpensive. its not bad quality at all) , but after putting it in I decided this was def bright enough for me. It also allows you to adjust the brightness in case its too much for your application.