Description

Completed this in September, but just remembered that I wanted to post it. I like Corsair and Asus products so I tried to stick with those branded components. The HDD, mouse, keyboard and headphones are recycled from my past PC. Nothing overly special, does what I want it to - play games without issues. I modded the 650D by removing all the drive bays, front fan grill, sleeved front panel connectors in black paracord, installed a red LED power light, painted screws, slot covers, and PS bracket red, and installed a filter on top since I have it setup as intake through the H100i. I sleeved most of the cables in red/black stripe paracord (also called fireman or licorice) to match the overall red/black theme. I know some parts are overkill, but the price was right at the time.

EDIT: Added more photos of in progress work - LED mod, paint booth and 4 mods in one. You can see the red LED (650D comes in white), the front grill removed, front panel sleeving (if you look hard enough) and a 5.25 to 3.5 bracket - best investment of $6. I was able to mount a HDD and SDD to the same bracket, but didn't like the cable options.

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Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Sloppy, poorly conceived, poor cable management and lousy part selection.... No, I'm not jealous.... What would make you think that!!

Really well done but why not Corsair SSD? They come in red and would have matched the scheme well.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a vertex 4 that I recycled then got a good deal on the m500 - $119ish after rebates.

I heavily considered the Corsairs, but the prices...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I want that ram so bad but the price has skyrocketed :(

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get a 650d for $74?

Nice build by the way. +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

ebay :) New out of box.

it was $40, but the dude charged 34 for shipping.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, well...it's still a fantastic deal!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The red screws look amazing.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

PITA to paint though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I can imagine, then they get stripped when screwing them in.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice indeed. I don't think I've seen a single build with an ASUS 770 where the card didn't droop like hell (my own included). I can actually tell what card it is just by looking at the build (the heat pipes are very distinctive as well).

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate the droop. I've been tempted to try an AMD for mantle, but the screens I've seen haven't been as impressive as I thought it would.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

and the green LED doesn't help...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the color scheme. Very clean.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You sleeved those yourself!?!? Dude you gotta make me some. I'm trying to make a red and black themed PC. You can check out m build to see what I have so far. I'm going to mod my thermal armor red and maybe my GPU when I get one (GTX 770). I also agree with Liam81 probably should have gotten a Corsair Force GS or GT in my opinion but everything else is pretty sweet. Still love the cables!!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not hard and plenty of tutorials online - I'd recommend Lutro0 guide.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoah the price of that 770 is a bit much. Everything else I love!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Not exactly what I paid. The parts not recycled was in the neighborhood of $1400. It took me this long to post, probably take me that much longer to edit the prices.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Duh, ya the 770 was bought in Sept. Prices seemed to have dropped since then. The overall build was less than listed.

But you do get what you pay for - ultra everything so far.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build +1

Any issues with your H100i and Windows 8??

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

It does it's main function of cooling the CPU fine, though I'm currently not using the software. There is a beta posted in the Corsair forums with support for Windows 8.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to have your exactly configuration but not your motherboard. I would like to have Asrock Z87 Extreme6, because ten sata. Do you think is suitable solution?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to have your exactly configuration but not your motherboard. I would like to have Asrock Z87 Extreme6, because ten sata. Do you think is suitable solution?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It'd work fine, I'm sure. But do you really need the 2 extra sata? and it breaks the color scheme.