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I decided to consolidate much of my inventory and sell off what I did not need in the process I decided to put together something nice that would be an upgrade from my FX 8370.

I picked up a Xeon E5 2670 and bumped up the BLCK on the turbo to 3.4Ghz. I was able to score a open box AIO water cooling unit on newegg for $49.

I found a great deal on a Intel Extreme series X79 motherboard on ebay for $183 it does not have all the fancy bells and whistles other enthusiast class X79 boards have but it is still an awesome deal.

The RAM was a Newegg deal I came across last year. I have never heard of PANRAM but they have XMP profiles and fancy heat spreaders in addition to being cheap. I am currently running it in Quad Channel mode.

I picked up 6 APEVIA red led 120mm fans. I did not have the budget for better fans like Noctua. However, they are quiet enough and look good with the red led.

I found a RX 480. After scouring nowinstock.net for many days I came across the XFX model with a factory overclock and a nice back plate. It runs much cooler and faster than my old R9 290

The Crucial MX100 was a Amazon Prime Day deal from 2015. It runs good for a SSD nothing too fancy

There is a 1TB Toshiba Laptop HDD I cannibalized from my laptop for use in this build

I picked up a open box EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750B on amazon for about 55. Runs smoothly and is quiet and efficient.

The case here is the Gem of the setup the IN-WIN 303 has the features of a enthusiast case with a budget price tag. The tempered glass side panel and unique airflow system really shows off the beautiful aesthetics of the case.

This build is awesome. I am able to run my Hyper-V environment without any resource contention and do some serious gaming on the side if I wanted to (mainly overwatch and Total War Warhammer).

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  • 42 months ago
  • 8 points

+1 for a brand of RAM no one has heard of. And all those monitors.

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points
That Xeon is the best CPU for the price!

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes!! Even old ones like this!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is all over the place with random deals out the wazoo! I LOVE IT!

Very interesting part choices, and it all came together to look pretty darn sweet.

I am intrigued in knowing what the 3 fans up top are cooling? are they just pushing air onto your PSU?

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

The back of the case is perforated so hot air can escape. So the 3 fans in the top of the case exhaust the hot air through the back of the case.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhhh I see (well not really because there are no pictures of the back of the case)

That case is pretty epic man :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude awesome it looks like a 2,000 build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. I love the case too. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I love xeon builds. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the case. I just build a PC with the 303 and I just love it. LEDs look fantastic with the tempered glass window.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an amazing build... I so wish I had seen this case before I did either one of my builds :/

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man I was thinking about getting the inwin 303. How do you feel about the air cooling in this case?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build =D but i recommend one thing: might wanna clean up what's around your desk there, makes it much smoother and not as much stuff to deter it away with being organized. anyway just my thoughts. great job on your savings too =D

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the swastika in pic one

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah...totally!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not have any issues with the fans interfering I just made sure to install the motherboard and route cables before fan installation. No I did not consider flipping it upside down. I'm sure it would work due to how the air flows in the case.

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