Description

So here we are again. After my motherboard died a few weeks back I decided to do some upgrading and remodeling. And here I am to showcase the final product that is my computer as it stands today. Coding, some music listening and a bit of gaming.

*Case - Fractal Design Define S. One of the best budget cases that are just a plain pleasure to water cool in it. Very glad with my choice.

*CPU - Here I chose the Intel i7 5820k. Its a great processor if you need those extra two cores. Since I do a lot of video encoding, music editing, and coding, it was to my benefit to choose the 6 core over the latest i7 6700k. And I didn't get too unlucky being that my chip is able to hit 4.5Ghz.

*Motherboard - Since I was going for a theme here, I was left with not much of a choice. Not many black and white X99 motherboards out there... This MSI motherboard is okay though. It has all the bells and whistles needed to run a high end build such as this. I did have my previous one die which is the reason for the rebuild and upgrade of this build though. But the replacement seems to be chugging along just fine.

*Ram - At the time of purchase a lot of the popular DDR4 kits were out of stock... And initially I had purchased a set from Kingston that wouldn't allow my system to post unless I left all settings at the default which was much lower speed than the advertised speeds. So looked around and found this kit for not too much. Added in some light bars and it actually matched the system quite well.

*GPU - Ohter than my previous generation where I was rocking an Asus R9 290, I have always bought EVGA cards and they have never done me wrong... I could have bought the one without the back plate but at the time of purchase those were nowhere to be found. Also could have gone for the stock card instead of the SC but once again they were no where to be found. This one is working fine though. I wish I had gone a step further and got a card with dual 8 pin for that extra power but this one seems to be doing fine. Custom BIOS is allowing me to rock it at 1516/4257.

*SSD - Been using Samsung SSD drives for my past three generations and this time again I went with a 850 EVO for the main boot drive and programs, and a 840 EVO to run currently played games.

*HDD - For the mass storage I am rocking two WD Blacks. One is handling music, videos, pictures and documents while the other is rocking games not constantly played.

*Power Supply - The EVGA P2 series is rock solid. Great quality and performance. Went with 1000w to facilitate when I decide to get a second card.

*Accessories - NXZT Hue+, Ensourced Custom Cables for the GPU and 24 Pin, the rest are CableMods Custom cables.

*Loop - XSPC Raystorm Pro White CPU Block, XSPC Razor 980 Ti GPU Block, XSPC AX 360 and AX 240 White Radiators, Corsair SP 120 Quiet Editions (x6), Primochill PETG Tubing, Primochill Revolver Fittings, Assortment of Bitspower Extenders, adapters and what not, Alphacool Pump.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

Right now I am doing exam revision, and am supposed to be off here. But I had a little peek, and saw the first picture. Then I saw the rest. Then I read the description. Then my jaw dropped.

If I fail my exams, I'm blaming you :P

An awesome PC. +1.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man I failed my previous Physics exam because of this thing... but now that is complete its back to the books. :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

lol :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

I've got three things to say. 1. This needs to be a Feature build. 2. This is hands down the best build I've seen here to this day. 3. The entire setup is clean, well planned, colormatched and overall just perfect. 10/10

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Aye! Don't think I didn't see that Seal of Approval :P Well done Sir.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

lol yeap. Thank you sir. Desk has changed a bit since then but I think it changed for the better.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

where did u get those cable clips?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU and 24 Pin cables are from Ensourced Custom Cables. They make PSU replacement cables to your desire. The clips are just part of the package. They also got extensions and what not.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is absolute quality.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

AWESOME build dude! Sadly I can only give a single +1 :p

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

If Chuck Norris built a computer and sent it to Bruce Lee for a motherboard upgrade, this would be the result. Impressive cable management and your black and white scheme works perfectly together just like Nelson Mandela would of wanted. And that loop... no comment needed I think. Quick question, how do you find the speakers? I was looking into getting them for my setup? Looking forward to seeing this featured!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Firstly thank you. The speakers are nothing short of amazing for their price. In that price range I find it hard to find anything that compares unless you have an specific taste in sound. The staging is great and the clarity is even better. I combined them with a Schiit Stack and so far nothing but blissful pleasures.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

And what about the cheaper monitor? I would need something around that price to fit in with my budget. Would you recommend that or to wait until I can afford a better primary monitor? Thanks :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Monitors are weird thing to recommend. Some people like different sizes and types of display or have different priorities (refresh rate, display lag, etc...). Depends on your budget too... if you don't mind a smaller monitor then there are plenty of them out there for dirt cheap... if you want bigger than once again some okay priced 27's like my own... now if you need a more specialized monitor and you can afford to save for it then just do that in my opinion. Its hard to resell monitors depending on where you live so I like to think as the type of purchase that you think hard on it and that will have to last a few generations or be able to be re-purposed later on.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

A very nicely executed. Lack and white themed build. Well done buddy. Easy plus 1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I see that Setup Wars Seal of Approval Plaque. Congrats on winning it!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Yeah setup has changed... not sure I would win it now but I think its much better and smaller which will help when we move in a few months back to the apartment life.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks cool! I love it when people use custom sleeved cables, it really makes their color scheme pop out.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You should make a video

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

About how you made that thing to hold your cables

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure what you are talking about? The little combs in which the cables are running through?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Those were made and included on the cables I got from Ensourced Custom Cables.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicely Done +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Beautifully done!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful execution on the blk/wht theme man!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice cable modding work!!

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry I guess I didn't put it in the description but I didn't actually make the cables. The GPU and 24 Pin are from Ensourced while the rest are from my previous CableMods set.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Now that's what I call a clean dope set up!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

where did you get those cables from?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU and 24 Pin are from Ensourced while the rest are from my previous CableMods set.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh thats gorgeous.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you confused my comment with a question. Copy n paste much? ;)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I think the answer was towards someone else. Sorry.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed it was for the question above my comment. No worries.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh My ... lawd! Beautiful PC but holy potatoes that under table tray and power strip and wire management .... my brotha!!! Ive been doing that for years and I never see anyone be as OCD as I am about it but that is B-E-A-UTIFUL!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

When you use a kitchen counter-top for a desk ya got to improvise to make it into a real desk. And since I got some crap talked to about the previous way the cables were bundled in one run at the top but could still be seen, I had to rethink and went that contraption there... now everything is back there secured and not seen. :D Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Once in a while, something real darn pretty comes through this site

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

God Damn Man This Is My First Ever Comment On Any Build, I Made This Account Because I'm About To Be Building A Skylake Build Myself Soon. But Love Love The Colors And Also Cable Management Awesome Simple Setup. Wonderful PC Overall Man GG. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is too clean to be real life. It deserves some space on your desk though!

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks It use to be up but with the monitors and speakers there isn't any space for it to be up without cramming the desk.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. I still think you should sacrifice elsewhere in terms of desk space. Take that desk lamp off, shift your right speaker over 8 inches and stick the chassis in front of your router!

Regardless, you have an amazing setup and you should be proud of that rig.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The router is actually on the lady's desk. She would not be pleased if I was to take her space. I plan on getting a single 21:9 monitor here sometime in the future. By doing so some space should open up on the side no problem. But until then this works well for me. Thanks though some good ideas.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the build the Define S was made for. Absolutely superb! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean awesome look. I really like the radiators in this build pretty elite looking. Good Job

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they sure look good and perform like wise but they were a bit of a headache to be sincere... Ports were not straight and XSPC says that is a normal thing (to avoid replacing them). But thankfully I was able to bend the obvious one that is going from the front to the reservoir. Thanks :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are you playing at 1080p when you have a 980ti get a 1440p monitor. Also change XPSC for EK XPSC is far from the best

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

dang i got the jbl 308 with the studio sub. where di you get the white 305? are they your own custom?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah they had them for sale for a short period of time some months back... I got several old coworkers at the local Guitar Center that gave me a heads up and hooked me up with that employee discount to make it even more of a good deal. :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

thats the good good. haha sweet setup though. i really like the attention to color scheme. check out my setup we have some similarities. i was so close to buying that x99s but sold out right before i hit purchase. hows it workin out for ya?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Its working great for me. I can usually run my chip at 4.5 but for some reason Handbrake doesn't like that so dropping it to to 4.4 and it runs flawlessly. Encoding are fast, games so far haven't even pushed the rig, and just overall multitasking has been great. The only issue was the motherboard going bad but it end up being for the best... just hope it doesn't happen again. Probably will update the mobo with the newer Broadwell E releases.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build and setup. I love seeing water cooling setups in this case. This should be featured.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice Build! #SealOfApproval

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

does it make a big difference to have two rads instead of one?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what you are cooling and what kind of overclock you are planning on doing.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I was planning on cooling two 980's with as big of an overclock as I can and overclocking a 4770k. So yeah, I might need two rads.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

You took that krait to the next level. I came here for reference. I got tired of asus x99a so i am trying this krait.board out. beutifull build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

If I ever do custom water cooling, I'll model after this.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

When at first I was really mad but in the end it gave me something to do and a reason to spend a little more money :D. Thanks.

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

hehe I beat you by 2 minutes :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Who downvoted meh :(

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

Jipster, you beautiful *******! You won the MSI Contest!

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

the incomparable Jipster speaks!! All hail the MSI king!!! LOL

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.