Description

Yes, I overpaid for the parts. Why? I wanted the aesthetics.

My gaming rig. Unfortunately the CPU cooler didn't fit my motherboard, so I ended up just using the stock AMD cooler. Which was very, very loud while gaming. Not much else to say, specs below.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 33 points

You just made my Floppy Drive a Hard Drive.

  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

I appreciate the kind words xD

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

heheheheh

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

now how does that work? ;)

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

"We don't need to see his identification. These aren't the droids were looking for. They can go about their business. Love along, move along."

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, I have that case and love it.

what caused you to not use the phanteks?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too. To answer your question, I actually put that in the description. It didn't mount on my motherboard correctly.. The bracket was physically about a half inch too small.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

that's strange, I have a 990FX board and it fit fine. Mine is ASRock though. But I would think it would be standard, considering the stock heatsink has to fit all motherboards.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know. It's really weird. But other people have had the same problem. The socket AM3+ has a standard size for mounting bracket, but who knows.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful aesthetics!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I could have purchased some better hardware for the same price, but I'm too much of a design freak to have done that.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

what did you pay for the parts that have no price listed? I love that case btw.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated! Sorry about that.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Sooo beautiful!! love it in white and black. Congrats!

Caroline.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I LOVE IT MY 2ND FAVORITE BUILD

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! I appreciate it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. White is not my thing but it looks like you did it right! Enjoy your machine! And may the force be with you.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean looking build! How's that mouse treating you? +1 from me

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I really like it. Great weight, slides nicely and the DPI is great (being able to change it). I have a macro set on one of the side buttons to scope and turn the DPI down for sniping. A lot of fun.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the black and white theme, not to mention the cabling. For the 24, 6, and 8 pin cables, are you using extenders or are those the ones that came with the PSU? They look great with the rest of your build.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! They're extensions from Frozen CPU. I also have one for the 6 pin CPU power, that you can't see in this shot. They look great and make cable management a breeze.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you get Windows 8 or 8.1?

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

I actually had Windows 7 on this PC. I just felt like including 8 in the build.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao... Ok I guess..

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If other people wanted to build this, that's why I included it :p

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Sucks about your CPU cooler. Can you just get a Hyper 212 Evo and just paint the fans white? Or there's the Corsair AF series that have the white bands you can put on them. Not as ideal as the Phanteks but it would cost about the same or even a little less.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I've actually sold this computer since I built it. But thanks for the suggestion!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

just curious how much did you sell it for?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

$1300 to a friend of mine a few months after building it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats. I hope you were able to make a profit.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

No unfortunately, I sold it to a friend a few months later. This build is ~5 months old.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build and you have enough thermal compound for your next 10 builds!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And yeah, I didn't even get to use it in this build. Sad face.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the color theme. Good presentation. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the way this build came out. I recently built a rig with the black version of this case. It was an intense debate with myself over which version to get. All in all, enjoyed the build and the dedication to aesthetics. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I love this case. It was a dream to build in. And I love Fractal Design's style. Simple, clean and functional, but beautiful at the same time. No compromises. By the way, I just checked out your build. Really nice work! That card looks badass with the back plate.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Noooooo why DD: I was going to do a very similair build :P Love the black and white theme, looks great, nice job :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I would highly recommend it. It's a really sweet machine.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean man! looks nice

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! This case is a dream to cable manage in.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Storm Trooper yet it's not even a CM Storm Trooper case? xP And $1500? You could've gone dual-sli 760 if you went with less luxurious and pricey parts. Besides that, <3 it. White themed builds are perfectly beautiful, clean, and sleek.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I agree with your points. I paid a LOT more for the look of the PC. But hey, I max out BF4 and and runs every game I play great. So I guess it's just what you play :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cable management and I'm assuming its and NZXT Hue lighting set up, but did not see the controller

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes sir. There's a picture of it above!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Two questions. 1 Hows the cpu working for you? 2 Hows the case?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How easy was it to install the NZXT hue? I'm considering a similar setup in my R4 too. +1 for the build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Max! I have a question pertaining your PSU. Where did you buy it? Amazon? MicroCenter? I would also like to find out about the cables. Do those come with the PSU? If not can you link me to where I might find such cables?

Hope Im not wasting your time :D Please help!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you experienced any kind of computer crashes, freezes, or blue screens while gaming? I have run into quite a few using the same PSU. I have no reason to believe it's my GPU/CPU (GTX 970 and AMD FX-8150 respectively).

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! And I know, I did a little research and a new review popped up the day after I tried installing it on Newegg saying it didn't work with that motherboard.

And the LEDs were my favorite part. I wanted it to look like a Storm Trooper but I also wanted to be able to make all of the internals any color I wanted.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Try using a universal Cooler from Deep Cool. I had one when my first cooler wouldn't fit. Some of their products might look cheap, but its actually durable for its look and is quiet when working.

http://www.deepcool.com/product/cpucooler/lga2011/index.shtml

Look at some, it won't let you down