So the story behind this build is pretty unique, it was actually built at a LAN party after my Phenom II rig had pop spilt on it. So what would any normal person do? We piled into my buddies van and took a field trip to MicroCenter. The things marked as purchased were salvaged form the old rig. Most people ask about the case as it is quite unique, and honestly, I love it. My only problem with it is that there are only two 3.5" bays but other than that it's great. Cable management is pretty easy, and almost EVERYTHING is removable. Want to take out the motherboard tray? Four screws. Disk drive? One latch. Like I said, it's all pretty great. One note of warning, if you plan on using a tall CPU cooler like I did you will not be able to fit the 200mm on top. Future plans for this is two 3TB 7200 RPM drives, Replacing the mesh top with acrylic, adding in a couple cold cathodes, re-sleeving cables to be blue and some painting here and there. Also going to replace the red power and HDD LED with blue lights. After all, what's the point of a LAN party if you can't show off? Another question I get a lot is about the GPU. Technically, it's a 79xx card with a couple cores disabled and for the $150 I paid for open box with a warranty, I couldn't be happier. I'm even considering adding a second one if NewEgg drops the price below $180 again.
EDIT: Had an overclocking day, new values imputed. EDIT2: Cable management fixed, new picture added. EDIT3: Since the time this has been built, I've sold off most of it. It was an awesome rig but I felt the need to upgrade. New computer coming soon, look out for it!
|Date Published||March 23, 2014|
|Date Built||Oct. 22, 2013|
|Performance Preset Score||P8235|