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by Sirhcits
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Description

Mainly used for browsing the web and a lot of gaming. It actually just went through a lot of aesthetic changes. Mainly the case, the extension sleeved cables, the cooler, etc. Even went as far as painting the GPU shroud (horrible paint job btw)

My OCD just kept kicking the back of my head until this build is complete. I'm planning on adding some white LEDs as well. Will update at one point.

Edit: So I finally got the time to paint my PSU. Because of the Prices of AMD cards sky rocketing due to miners, I can't afford another 7970 or a 280x for crossfire. So I have no real reason to upgrade it. So instead of getting a new PSU, I just decided to remove the stickers and coat it white. There goes my warranty.

The paint job again is not spectacular but enough to keep me happy :P

I also ordered a Kraken G10 to liquid(hybrid?) cool my GPU since it's got heating problems when I try to over clock it. I also want it cause it looks great and I have a kraken x40 that sits around my closet doing nothing.

I will update this build as soon as I get it.

I might as well put it here since a few of my friends that saw my desk wondered where all my cables go. My desk comes with a compartment where I stuffed all my cables in. My surge protector is also inside there. So in the last image, you can only see the cable from the surge protector. I like my cable management hidden from plain sight :D

Also the horrors of Non-Modular PSU and all it's filth. I didn't wanna show you guys, but I figured why the hell not. Behold behind my motherboard. Another reason why I really love the Define R4, is the HUGE space behind the motherboard for cable management. Even with that much clutter, I can still close the panel with no issues :P

I also added white LEDs. I didn't want to make it too flashy, but I do want to see it when it's dark. So I added a bit of lighting.

Also, try to find where I stuck the Corsair CX600 sticker :P

And sorry about the images. It somehow rearranged itself on it's own.

Edit: You're probably wondering how I hear anything since I have no speakers. I added a picture with my headset. I prefer headsets over speakers most of the time. I have an HTPC to watch videos so I never really had the need for PC Speakers.

Last Edit: Kraken G10s are here. And damn do they work well. I haven't gone above 40 degrees. I haven't had the chance to mess with the GPU with overclocks since it's midterms week for me. But I can't wait to do it :D

The Kraken G10s did come with a defective 92mm fan. But since I plan to replace it anyways it's no big deal. I also have a kraken X40 sitting around from my last build.

I guess this is the final build for now :P

Part List
Details
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle18.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load39.0° C
MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate925MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.38Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle26.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load36.0° C
Comments
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SethMatrix 6 points 8 months ago

O.o the paint job on that 7970 is awesome! But you overpayed for alot of these parts.

 
 
tomaryus [1 Build] 7 points 8 months ago

I dont see a part he overpaid for. I dont think you now anything about current tech pricing

 
 
Sirhcits [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 8 months ago

I actually got the 7970 for I think around 300 dollars. I just grabbed it when I saw it go on sale. I just got lazy about looking up the prices I got it for a while back.

 
 
tomaryus [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

this is an awesome looking build btw, really nice paintjob. Goodwork

 
 
MikiTheMagic 1 point 1 month ago

The only overpayed item I see is the Caviar Blue. For 80$ you can buy a Black.

 
 
talby [8 Builds] 6 points 8 months ago

+1 all-or-nothing colors lol, very cool.

 
 
skemble [14 Builds] 4 points 8 months ago

A Silencer MKIII would make this look amazing!

 
 
SethMatrix 3 points 8 months ago

Or an nzxt psu!

 
 
Sirhcits [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 8 months ago

The Hale90 V2 looks pretty good. I'm just waiting for some reason for me to need more power so I can justify getting it ><

 
 
noob_for_life 5 points 8 months ago

another 7970!

 
 
flyboy88 2 points 8 months ago

Really like the colors. Always liked the white and black with the define r4's sleek design. Well thought out build, and nice choice of parts.

 
 
bakluka438 2 points 6 months ago

Look, a Corsair sticker on a printer

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Beautiful! I hope you plan on getting rid of the green on the power supply logo though...gotta make it perfect!

 
 
Sirhcits [Submitter] [1 Build] 6 points 8 months ago

I do actually. I'm just waiting for a good reason to up my PSU to 850W and replace it with either a Hale90 V2 or a Silencer Mk III.

Painting it myself is also an option.

 
 
deathfromup [5 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

man i love cable sleeving, i plan to make my own soon. You should try to make some back and white ones, would look sick in this set up.

Only other comment is that you should paint the Green CX on the PSU white or something. Its the last thing that is colored in the build and it really is throwing me off.

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 8 months ago

Sexy.

 
 
Swish2000 1 point 8 months ago

I'm assuming you watched teksyndicate on the shroud painting? If you didn't, it's too late but they have a great tutorial on there on how to do it!

 
 
ExoTecher [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

You have some of the best cable management I have ever seen, and yet your PSU isn't even modular! I would give +10 if I could, +1 I guess.

P.S. The paint job on the GPU is great!

 
 
cjeffcoatjr [3 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

Thats awesome. Upload more pictures, and maybe paint the CX on your PSU white, and this might just be my new favorite build. +1.

 
 
hanss [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

hows the 6300 with the 7970

 
 
Sirhcits [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Not bad really. I clocked my 6300 to 4.3GHz. I can run BF4 at a constant 60 FPS @ 1080p.

 
 
hanss [1 Build] 3 points 8 months ago

not bad at all

 
 
zemco999 1 point 8 months ago

Love the colors. Great job! There is someone who sells new logos for corsair PSU's whatever color you want, on Overclock.net I will try to find the thread for you!

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

Wonderful and pretty! I'm planning to build something like this (not that cute) and using a R9270X GPU. Congrats for a beautiful machine.

Caroline!

 
 
dalethezombie [2 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

OMG love the paint! excellent job! :D

 
 
Toat13 [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

Dude, uptop on the cable management. Overall, the organization and look of this build (not to mention the performance) is amazing. Cheers!

 
 
Ethanace [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

This is such an epic build mate nicely done

 
 
80Bit 1 point 6 months ago

Very nice.

 
 
ipcn00b101 [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Normally I don't comment on builds, i just sneak around in the pcpartpicker community and look at all the builds I can. :P see what everyone else is doing. But I must say. Jesus christ I love how beautiful your build is. I literally keep coming back to see this beautiful work of god. It's beautiful and can do work. I can't wait to do my upgrade this summer.

(btw my username was suggestive to two years ago. :P)

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Hussein.H 1 point 3 months ago

Nice! looking great in white +1

 
 
icecoldcombo [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

great build!love the colors!

 
 
xDiamond 1 point 1 month ago

That is a amazing looking build! +1

 
 
antoniojack 1 point 1 month ago

nice pc, yes maybe you overpaid

 
 
MasDewa 1 point 1 month ago

not bad, but the case isn't match with their components

 
 
optoabhi [1 Build] 1 point 20 days ago

How can I get those white sleeved cables and what are the led lights you used ??

 
 
Sirhcits [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 16 days ago

The white sleeved cables are from silverstone sleeved cables are available from amazon. The LED lights are the alchemy white LEDs. I wanted to grab the NZXT hue for more versatility but I found their 'white' not very white.

 
 
Yevgeniy_Onegin [1 Build] -2 points 8 months ago

+1 WHEN YOU'LL ADD MORE PHOTOS!!!

 
 
18hockey [1 Build] -3 points 8 months ago

A 6300 with a 7970? Won't some bottle necking occur?

 
 
SethMatrix 11 points 8 months ago

no.

 
 
18hockey [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Ok jeez, I was just asking a question, no need for the downvotes.

 
 
SethMatrix 2 points 8 months ago

I actually didn't downvote. so yea..

 
 
Sirhcits [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 8 months ago

At first I thought it would. But a little over clock and it hasn't given me any issues. It's currently clocked in at 4.3ghz and idles at 13-14 and goes up to 30 under load.

 
 
SethMatrix 1 point 8 months ago

nice! what is your voltage at? It should be able to go really far with that cooler.

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