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My first Higher end PC build. I've done some smaller media center build before, this was my first expensive build.

The case is plastidipped cobalt blue to match the motherboard and ram.

I had intended to purchase an ssd as my boot drive, but after coming across my gpu sitting on the store shelf I just had to grab it.

For those interested in Plasti Dip I ordered mine from www.dipyourcar.com. They have a ton of awesome color options.

UPDATE!!!: made my first upgrade/change. Decided to switch to an SSD for my boot drive. I am not looking forward to downloading my steam stuff again....ugh

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  • 67 months ago
  • 27 points

Did anyone else read the title as "My $340 Gaming PC!!!"?

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes I read it this way first. :P

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

lol yes i did which prompted me to click the build.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

same here.

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

I Did but then I saw a i7+980..I was like "TEACH ME THE GODLY WAYS OF YOUR EBAY" but then my dreams were ruined...

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

S340 is the case

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It's S340 not $340

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

cannot unsee

  • 67 months ago
  • 9 points

Yeah unfortunately the PSU choice was made to funnel cost to other parts of the build. After setting it up, I noticed a few issues with it that I did not care for. I will be ordering a new one soon, most likely something corsair. As far as case lighting goes, it may be something I do in the future, as of right now I don't think its important.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to stick with a PSU that still has some Blue led's, id say go with the corsair gs series

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

I would be very weary of that PSU. Never skimp out on a psu. Raidmax isn't reliable and can have catastrophic problems. Pretty solid build otherwise and holy blue!

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build man

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome! Any plans on adding some case lighting to show off that sexy interior?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey can you please explain how you pladtidipped it? I have the same case and I would love to so it in red

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

The plastidipping process is fairly easy. Other then masking off areas you don't want paint on, you don't have to prep the surface aside from making sure its dust and dirt free. it's all about layering up smooth coats. There are a ton of youtube tutorials that can walk you through the process better then I can.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

One more question how did you go about painting the side with the window?

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

The widow is held in with bendable tabs. Just took it out, painted t and when t was done put it back in.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Also thanks for the compliments!!! I'm always open to advice to improve what I have, so feel free to share thoughts or ideas!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I read "My $340 Gaming PC" First thought: This'll be good.. Then I see pics..."No freaking way he got a Z97 gaming build for $340!! Then I realized what case that was.. good build otherwise! Nice colour scheme.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

lol that is possible though. Once I finish my build I'll have a g3258/z97/270x while spending around 370. Of course this is with the help of /r/hardwareswap though.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the colour scheme :) +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Changed the post name so no one gets tricked lol

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! But I do have a few questions. First, how do you like that mobo. Would you recommend it over the G55-SLI from msi? The other question I wanted to ask was what was the rational behind your part choices? Thanks in advance!

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

I went with the asrock board because I've used them before and never had a problem with them. I havent gotten into overclocking yet so I cant give it too much praise right now. My rational is that I cant affored x99 gear lol. I mainly just wanted a system that would crush whatever is thrown at it without destroying the bank.....also with an aesthetic that worked together

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thanks then!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Also this a great ssd it matches your color scheme and is also cheap and on sale great build with a few adjustments congrats! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148820&utm_medium=Email&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL110714&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL110714-_-EMC-110714-Index-_-InternalSSDs-_-20148820-S0I

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes indeed.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a great deal! I'll be getting one soon. The boot times with a standard hd are pretty slow.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How many cans did it take to cover the whole case?

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

Took me two cans of the cobalt blue, 1 can of the gloss. And i used half a can of black for the under side of the case(to match the top.) I was able to get about 5 coats on everything.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that is a sweet colour matched build +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Same case as me! Excellent choice lol. loving your idea of it being plastidipped to match your colour scheme, when i first saw the pictures I thought you had vinyl wrapped it.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

nice color scheme +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Not having an SSD in this build makes me sad. Massive bottleneck.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

whoa...

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Blue!

Going with the same mobo for my s340. It is a doctor who theme so need the blue. got an airbrush artist doing a custom paint job on the case. I got some Noctua Redux fans and painted the frames blue..gonna all go together well when it is completed

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Paint job looks good!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Paint the GPU's fan shroud?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got the black/blue version of the case coming soon. Quick question.

Is the Side panel "glass" removable? I not how did you paint that panel with out getting it on the clear part.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How good is it when playing games like Csgo or othe gun games?(or games at all?) Thanks For Your Time!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't played counter strike in years, But I max out all other games.

  • 67 months ago
  • 0 points

Just letting you know, a raidmax PSU can and will most likely catch fire and destroy your build. Never skimp out on a PSU, you should have just gone with a Corsair or EVGA

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Well....now im freaking out.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

It's OK, just dont leave it running constantly until you can get a better one. I went with Raidmax once and it caught fire but luckily didn't destroy my build. I can find you a better PSU if you'd like :p

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 650w xtr xfx psu, It really is silent! Best PSU I've ever owned. Here's the link to it. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650bbefx

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

If this was a common issue, Raidmax would not still be selling PSUs. The power output may not be as clean, but it's not going to ignite under normal use.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but "Normal Use" varies from person to person, considering I have mine running 24/7 350 days out of the year, and my friend has his running 5 days out of the week.

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  • 67 months ago
  • -1 points

I think maybe he went with this PSU because it matched his build. Do you have some recommendations for some alternatives for him?

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