So this is JARVIS. This computer is going to be used for a ton of video editing, music production and editing, and also last but not least - gaming.
JARVIS is unique:
I did a bit of modding to it. I I couldn't find any build on the internet where there was LED lighting on the keyboard, mouse, and case AND all lighting could be changed colors to whatever your heart desired. There were a few builds where the keyboard LED matched the mouse and case but you couldn't change the LED layout of the rig as a whole. For example, someone might have green led keyboard, green led mouse, and green led case lighting in their case but they couldn't change all the lighting to a different color, like say blue. At least not without some major changes in their parts. I was surprised no one did this (or did they? but just didn't post it online). Anyway I decided to do it. And I can change the whole LED layout of my rig to any color I want. I only posted a few layouts though because of obvious reasons (I can't post 14.8 million different color layouts, which apparently is possible with the products I bought). Sadly...the photos posted here don't do it justice. The green and red layout I posted here it looks like crap. In person it looks 100x better. Especially for the red layout, I had to move the camera while taking the pic in order to capture the red light, otherwise it looked white in the picture. The only one that looks half decent in the pictures is the blue LED rig layout. I didn't realize how bad the pics were until my sister looked at these pics and said they were absolutely horrible in comparison to the real thing. Anyway, all the color layouts looks ABSOLUTELY AMAZING in person and I wish could just invite you all to my house to see it. I'm quite proud of it. ;')
My journey through this experience:
Overall it was very rewarding to build my own PC. I personally started buying the parts around October. I did plenty of research and made sure to buy good quality and highly rated parts, as well as buying them for the best price. Also, I made sure there was enough customer reviews for each product to ensure it was a good product (buying a product that is 5 stars but has 1 review isn't too smart in my opinion).
To accomplish this, I of course used PCpartpicker and it's regularly updated price drops (which is awesome I must say. THANK YOU!) For the reviews I made sure to check all sites but my go to site for customer reviews of each product was newegg. I solely prefer this site to gauge how good a product is because the customers are the toughest on there. For example, amazon might have a 4.5 rating for "X' product and maybe PCpartpicker has a a 4.8 rating but Newegg's rating will be at 3.8. Newegg ALMOST ALWAYS has the lowest rating for a product out of all the sites I've been to. So logic dictates that if it's highly rated in Newegg it's definitely a great product. And of course, I didn't just buy parts because they had good ratings. I bought parts that suited my needs.
During the actual build it was an ABSOLUTE PAIN to build because I encountered so many problems both in hardware and software installation. Modifying it especially was a pain. I wanted to make sure there was light shining through the top opening and front opening as well as the power button LED (the power button originally had a static blue light but I managed to incorporate my multi-color LED strip in such a way that the power LED now matches any color I change the case lighting to). To do this I put the strip in a way that it accessed all these different parts including the inside of the case. For a time, I didn't think I could pull it off, especially getting a multi-color LED to the power button LED. In the end, it was definitely worth it though.
I realize my GPU isn't the greatest and it is bottle-necking my CPU. However, I bought it because I got it on a steal for $17 NEW at Amazon. Crazy right?!? So I'm using it now until I upgrade, which will happen most likely this year.
The actual price that the parts came up is ~$1000 not ~$1400 as the price below suggests. I bought the parts over a span of 3-4 months, waiting for sales and good deals. So I guess I saved quite a bit of money there.
Yes, the name is inspired from Iron Man's intelligent computer system. I couldn't think of another name and anyway I like the acronym it stands for.
Just A Regular Very Intelligent System