WoW - Windrunner: Snozzberries, Googs, Boryndon, Corndizzle, Kaylin, Georgejetson, Lentis, Knerd, Durlen, Marlevon
Intel i7 5820K (4.5 GHz) | MSI X99A MPower | 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2666MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Samsung 951PRO nVME 512GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Crucial MX200 1TB | Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Define R5 | Seasonic X850
Former author of the TankSpot.com Protection Paladin guide
Oh how I have been threatening to post my rig... Now that I am (almost) tipsy enough to take pics of it and do so...
Crappy phone pics, so sorry. Also, sorry for the wires in the last pic. Just hooked everything back up after putting some new, nicer SATA cables in.
i5-3570k @ 4.3gHz (stock voltage)
G.Skill 1600MHz, 1.25v 4GBx2
Crucial M4 128GB SSD (boot)
WD Caviar Black 1TB (data)
Gigabyte GTX670 WF3
Seasonic Platinum 860W
Silverstone Raven RV-02E
Other specs not seen:
AudioEngine D1 DAC
Samson MediaONE 4a speakers
Grado SR-80i headphones
Zalman clip-on mic
Corsair K-90 keyboard
Corsair M-60 + M-90 mice
Yes, I know the PSU is overkill for my current rig. Yes I know I could have gone cheaper with the MB. blah blah blah.
I chose what I did for certain reasons. New GPU coming September~. I needed WiFi, and since I got a great deal on the MB, why not? Etc.
ONE MORE THING! I am consuming beer while taking the pics. I need more to get better pics. And a camera.
Really looking at some of these machines and wondering what I could make in my price range
nice build, will tip my hat to you for your silverstone raven 2 case , hows that treating you, wondering how the bigger brother to my raven 3 is like
It really has been quite lovely. I am very happy with the air-pen fans, dust filtering and overall look. I do wish I had forked out a bit more for the FT-02 though.
I have barely cleaned it in the past ~9 months (since I built it) and really, there was not more than a very fine layer of dust on the fans. There was practically nothing on the components inside, so I would say it is doing the job quite well.
Cooling performance is pretty fantastic overall as well. I have not had the GPU or CPU hit above 59°C even with overclocks and while folding or stress testing.
i7-6700K | Z170 Class. K | 16GB DDR4-3200 | GTX-980ti | Samsung 950 Pro RAID0 | SuperNOVA 1Kw P2 | Lian Li PC-07S
ROG Swift PG348Q | Ducky DSX | Zowie ZA11 | Xonar Essence One | Tannoy Reveal 402
aye both cases are really nice, but ye, the dust is just barely anything in these, so much positive pressure and everything is made to be blown upwards, though would love to see if any one has made a build using a caselab cases, such as http://www.caselabs-store.com/magnum-sth10/ :P
Huge cases have no practical use. They make eATX motherboards look like mITX, you need to use extension cables for everything, there is ridiculous amount of radiator space to the point of it just being plain stupid. If you want to build a server, you get a server rack. If you want to build a computer you get a computer case of appropriate size. Going big for the sake of big is idiotic, in my opinion.
just for show really , as computer lovers, i do like to see what crazy things people can do in their systems, some people make their rigs look like works of art
his computer is art, but it is a full tower, at least from the case description :P
i dont mean it has to be big to be a work of art, but its nice to see a whole variation