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Hello all,

This is my second custom PC - includes the new GTX 1070 graphics card (which I will SLI soon).

Nothing overtly fancy, but I wanted something that would be aesthetically pleasing and have some power.

My original plan was to create a custom watercooling unit but laziness got in the way ;) I'll look into it for the next PC!

I mainly will be using it with my HTC Vive headset.

I have attached some pictures of the finished unit - RAM has been installed now. I have ordered Avexir White LED DDR4 RAM so these will be swapped over once they arrive.

New updates: I have installed new Thermaltake Riing RBG fans through the system. They look great, plus the controllers they come with are awesome - however it would be better to have a software controller for the lights, as you have to remove the glass panel to access the controllers. Avexir RAM will be arriving on Monday, and I will be SLI'ing the 1070. New updated pics are up :)

Thanks for looking!

Comments

  • 43 months ago
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Awesome Build! Great Job!

  • 43 months ago
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Thank you!

  • 43 months ago
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Nice Man!! 1+

  • 43 months ago
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Thanks! :)

  • 43 months ago
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Why 2 keyboards? I'm curious

  • 43 months ago
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Must have added it twice by mistake :) amended!

  • 43 months ago
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LOL

  • 43 months ago
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Doesn't matter :-D

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Darn it it's still showing two! haha meh two is better than one :P

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I'm thinking of getting a Inwin 805. What do you think of it?

  • 43 months ago
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I do love it, it looks absolutely superb and very minimalistic. However, one gripe would be the panels are not very user friendly, i.e to remove them you either need a suction mount (so when you unscrew they don't fall) or you have to completely disconnect everything and lie the PC down flat. Otherwise it's great, get it!

  • 43 months ago
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Thanks! I think I will get it. It looks wonderful.

  • 43 months ago
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Awesome :) be prepared to clean it a lot! Don't let kids near it haha

  • 43 months ago
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Of course! It's going to be my baby.

  • 43 months ago
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That looks great! I had a quick question about the NZXT Kraken, if you don't mind. Does the pump give off any clicking noises? I ordered this cooler today for my soon-to-be build, but i was a little hesitant over this problem i've been hearing from others that purchased the cooler. Thanks in advance!

  • 43 months ago
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Thanks! I've had the Kraken before and it's been great - i've heard no clicking noises and this one is extremely quiet even under high load. This is my second cooler and no issues, my first one was used as well, but this was a new unit. Hope this helps :)

  • 43 months ago
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Thank you so much! I can't wait to build my PC this late Summer!

  • 43 months ago
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No problem - good luck!

  • 43 months ago
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InWin. Win Win. Both Win for the builder cause he sees his awesome creation every day, and Win for me cause I get to drool over the case and lighting.

  • 43 months ago
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Great analogy! haha. Thanks for the comment :)

  • 43 months ago
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Wow great build It looks nice and neat!

  • 43 months ago
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Thank you!

  • 43 months ago
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How did you get those lights? Do they come with the tower?

  • 43 months ago
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They are part of NZXT's Hue system - you can buy the unit and strips together :)

  • 43 months ago
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one of the best builds i've ever seen under 3000. +1+1+1

  • 43 months ago
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Thank you! Will be uploading updated pics this evening :)

  • 43 months ago
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Awesome!

  • 43 months ago
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How's the airflow in your PC without removing the Hard drive cage and putting fans on the bottom? I wanted to take out the hard drive cage so I could put 2 120mm fans on the bottom and have more/better airflow, but I plan to have HDD to put my games and outputted stuff on there, so idk what to do.

  • 43 months ago
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Airflow is great - haven't had any issues so far, cooling idles between 20-23 degrees. You could always use their SSD mounts at the back - but you won't be able to mount a conventional HDD. Or go for a Samsung 950 Pro and a few SSDs if you can

  • 42 months ago
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For your RAM, why did you guy a quad channel kit instead of 2 dual channel kits? So in other words, why (4x8GB) instead of 2x(2x8GB)?

  • 42 months ago
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I did buy 2 dual channel kits in the end - the Avexir is 2x8GB per set - not 4x8GB.

  • 42 months ago
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Can you explain to me why you chose the storage you went with? 1 256GB SSD (M.2 PCIe) and 256GB SSD. How are you organizing your stuff? I'm having trouble deciding whether to go with 2 500GB SSDs (1 for OS and applications (video editing applications, graphic design, animation, VR, game design, basically stuff I plan to get into) and another for games [COD BO III, Overwatch, League of Legends, Battlefront, etc.]) or just 1TB SSD. What's your advice?

  • 42 months ago
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In the end I ditched the M.2 and I've stuck with two 256GB SSDs, and a 2TB HDD. I'm organising all media content on my 2TB HDD, and Windows 10 on one SSD, with the other SSD purely for apps and such. I would say go for the setup you've described - but add a normal 1/2TB HDD into the mix (7200rpm) to chuck all your games and media in. I guess you could just get 1x 500GB SSD and 1x 1/2TB HDD or SSD if you wish! Sorry for the late reply, have not checked this in a while.

  • 41 months ago
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Thanks for the reply. I have to put some more thought into whether to have OS/Applications and Games on separate SSDs or to just have it all on 1 large SSD (in addition to having an HDD for both options). Also why did you go for 4x8GB of RAM instead of 2x16GB of RAM?

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  • 43 months ago
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Cheers fella