Decided to rebuild my machine with a new case, a couple added components and improve the looks of the system by giving it a 2019 face lift. Firstly I stripped the whole system down for a complete dust removal, which has not been done in over a year, and it was desperate for it. As for the upgrades and changes, I have kept all the base components the same. If you want to see what it looked like before, I still have the old Snow Storm on my profile.

What I have changed:

  • 1: I have removed the 120GB M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD and 2TB HDD.
  • 2: Replacing the HDD's with two 1TB SSD's in RAID0.
  • 3: Changed the boot drive to a NVMe PCIe SSD.
  • 4: Upgraded my steering wheel from the Logitech Driving Force GT to the Logitech G29.
  • 5: Added Bluetooth adaptor for my main speakers, and bought a USB-C to USB 3.1 hub.
  • 6: Added some white braided cables ~aesthetic~.
  • 7: Recently I added a 3rd monitor, a 144Hz 1ms monitor, keeping the original 2.
  • 8: Finally I tweaked the fan profiles to make sure the system is dead silent when idling.


  • CPU: OC to 4.7GHz @1.32v (adaptive). LLC set to Level 6. XMP sync all cores.
  • GPU: +100Mhz core clock, +200Mhz memory clock, +12% power limit, 92C temp limit through NZXT CAM.
  • VN247: 74Hz Overclock
  • VN247H: 74Hz Overclock

What drive is for what:

  • Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512GB: Windows and application's
  • Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB (x2 RAID0 2TB): Game's only
  • Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB: Recordings (GeForce Instant Replay only)

Note: I have tried my best to match prices from the original purchase price at the time they were bought.

Photos are up to date as of 19/09/2019. Specs and information are up to date as of 19/09/2019.

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  • 12 months ago
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how does this treat you for gaming? if you do game. I have the same card model and 6700k @4.5 and idk I was hoping for better performance

  • 12 months ago
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I game on my system mainly, and too add more performance you could try overclocking your CPU to 4.6/4.7GHz. I also have a overclock on my GPU for +100MHz core and +200MHz memory, and I have set up fan custom fan curves to suit them. I also saw your RAM is the slowest speed of DDR4. If you wanted more performance you may have to invest in faster RAM.

This PC does everything I want it to for gaming. I can play most games at max settings achieving 74FPS at all times (I have vSync turned on on all games). I do struggle to run Ghost Recon Wildlands at max, and Arma 3 (which is not optimised anyway).

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

so i just finished my build with the same case and cooler (x62 rev.2) and the aio cooler gurgles. is this normal? its annoying i know. but i hope there's some way to wiggle out the air pocket? any help would be appreciated.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's normal for first start-up for it to gurgle. If it keeps doing it after about 5-10 mins then rotate the case around to try and get the air bubble to raise to the top of the rad. I had to do this with the older radiator (rev.1) before I got it replaced due to a faulty pump.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

okay i havent messed with it i heard it and waited a moment then shut it down to be safe. thank you for the reply! i will let you know the result. beautiful build.

  • 12 months ago
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Thanks man! And let me know how it goes!