Build Date: 25APR2016
Request was for a gaming machine using a current gen i5 and a GTX 970. The customer also requested water-cooling and a purple and green theme to match his RGB peripherals that he had already programmed. I informed the customer that I had used the purple LED fans he picked out in a previous build and they weren't very bright. On the first turn on, he agreed and is going to order a Deep-Cool RGB strip (will try to get an updated photo once he gets it installed). I had to mount the radiator in the front of the case because it wouldn't fit on the back with the top fans installed which is pretty annoying since it is a Corsair AIO inside of a Corsair case. Keep this in mind if you are wanting to do something similar. Additionally, in some of the photos, you will notice the red LED on the top right of the motherboard. One of the sticks of RAM ended up being bad and is on the way back to Newegg for a replacement.
- So much air-flow
- 120GB SSD/1TB Combo
- GTX 970
- Tier 2 PSU
- Purple fans aren't as bright as customer hoped for
- No SLI capability
- No CPU overclocking
Notes: While this build wasn't necessarily a budget build, the customer had very clear cut guidelines on what he wanted and for it to be done for as cheap as possible without cutting corners and using cheap parts. I think the final product was very close to what he envisioned and once he installs the RGB strip, it will be perfect. Even still the customer was incredibly happy and looked like a little kid on Christmas morning when I turned the power button on. As always, ask any questions you guys might have about the build and I will be happy to answer them.
Thanks for reading!
PS: Sorry once again for the crappy photos.. I have yet to get a decent camera..