No problem, will help where I can, cheers!
Thanks Velcade! Enjoy the big boost in performance!
Thanks Zenop1ayz! Absolutely hate Seagate drives, they all lasted around 3-5 years. The one in this build just started to have bad sectors a few months ago and I swapped it with a WD SSD.
Looks like they stopped selling this color combination.
Thanks ImAyaanKhan! Nope, used a Sony A6000 for these shots.
Thanks clhawbaker! No issues with GPU cooling, I'm using custom fan curve on GPU and all fans because I find the stock speeds too low. Average gaming GPU temp in low 70s. The front intake fans are crucial to keep the GPU fed with cool air or else the GPU will keep recycling the air from the bottom half of the case.
Thanks beardedmisfit! Yes, I'm using velcro to hold the AIO tubes together, looks neater this way.
Haha, with the parts much cheaper than last year, your friend can easily build one without breaking the bank.
No worries, it's the Atlas Brace from Amazon.
Thanks Kromatic! Wow, great to hear you rocking 2500k, looking forward to seeing your build, PM me when you are done, cheers.
Nice clean build!
Thanks jsdrone! Yup, running as good as day one, absolutely trouble free!
I'm sure you will be able to, cheers!
Very slick build! Would love to see the rear side cable management.
Thanks djsoulchill! Certainly there are better value parts out there that can achieve a similar look. An i5 chip is a good start, other consideration are alternative RGB rams and fans, NZXT and thermaltake are good options. There are also many alternative RGB mobos that are cheaper, look for models with only essential features that you need and lose those bell and whistles that higher end models come with. Graphic card prices are dropping so they should be cheaper than what I bought last year. You also can opt for a SATA SSD instead of NVME, in terms of boot times and most loading times I could only feel a minor difference but you could certainly save a bit here.
The only area that I discourage saving on is the power supply, spending on a decent model from a reputable brand goes a long way and will easily last you 10s of years.
It's the dark model, greyish tinted. some of the pics are taken with the glass off. Back when I bought the Meshify, they only had the dark.
Thanks mhollow1! The key ingredient is something that money can't buy, patience. I have built several PC over the years but this built took by far the longest as I wanted it to be as close to my vision as possible. Although it took quite a while, I really enjoyed the process. So, as long you are fine spending some time putting this together, you are good to go.
I've added the link to the custom cables in the description as quite a few folks have been asking for it.
The wires took me a few days to sort out. The main challenge is the compact case which doesn't have a lot of room and the crazy amount of cables for the RGB and extensions doesn't help. If you don't mind a larger case, it should be easier.
Thanks ryan_f1! Getting high 60s degrees on both CPU and GPU on gaming loads with a small overclock on both. My ambient is around 27-30 degrees and I prefer my fans to be relatively quiet.
Thanks Aku0! I don't understand what you meant by switch sides with the rad cables, if you meant the pump cables, I did not switch sides. Don't think it's possible.
About "CPU cables" I'm guessing you meant the bending of the ATX cables? It took a while to get it bend neatly like this, wasn't easy, just need patience.
The mobo does have RGB headers, I think there's a few but will not work with every RGB product out there. You will need to check if they are compatible.
Thanks phorga64! I lost the link, it should be somewhere in this thread, someone else asked this before.
Thanks Kaeosm, I only bought the extensions for GPU and mobo, rest are all stock cables. The lighting node pro hub came with the 3 corsair fans as a pack.
Thanks poc88! Yeah love the case too, the finishing is very well done and many nice touches like chamfered edges and detailed manual makes a nice building experience.
Thanks Vreaker12! Yeah those stickers are a pain to get rid, you could try applying some WD40 or olive oil with a cotton bud, helps dissolve the glue and make it easier to remove.
Very familiar build lol! Noticed that the stickers on the fans are likely for warranty but you could face them away from the window for a cleaner look but nonetheless nice setup!
Nice, clean, compact build! +1 to the black and white interior which will fit any RGB light!
First off, good job on building your old man a PC! I agree with most comments here about the slightly off selection of parts here but nonetheless your dad sure got a powerful machine which should last a good while!
It's below the front rad, you can see a bit of it in one of the pics =)
Nice job! One can never have a more powerful rig to run Excel! Lol
Thanks MP0986! Using velcro straps to hold the tubes together, could be found at stationary or DIY shops.
Temps are great, over half a year now running with no issues. Cam software updates fixed some bugs with the lighting initially.
Thanks! Stock Corsair PSU cables with custom sleeved extensions.
Thanks, I'm guessing you are referring to the 2 rectangle boxes which are the lighting controllers for the 3x Corsair RGB fans.
All Corsair fans using mobo headers.
I enjoy taking pictures and they take up a ton of storage very quickly.
Can't say much for the range as my router is just outside my room. Speed wise, very fast and stable.
Thanks ahronm! According to the manual, this mobo have 5 fan headers, 1 AIO header and a ext fan card header which when added can support an additional 3 fans. My 2 rad fans are connected to the NZXT water block which only uses the AIO header.
So, for your case you should be fine assuming your CPU liquid cooler have headers for your rad fans.