Description

The goal here was to create a small desktop PC with enough power to rip through my sequencing software and also handle light video editing and possibly some games.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The blue fans and the green LEDs give this build a really unique and cool effect.

+1 for great part selection and the cool lighting.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

So many fans! What are temps like? Noise level?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

All the case fans are undervolted @ 5v and the radiator fans are PWM and ramp up rarely. It stays silent, about all I hear is the air moving. At idle CPU hovers at 25-27C and the GPU @ 31C. Under full load the GPU hits 74C max and the CPU hits about 58C at 4.4 GHZ. When I bumped it to 4.5Ghz it went high 70's and low 80's under full load so I dropped it back down to 4.4 Ghz.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

why didn't you go the skylake route? nice build btw.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Sales! LOL Everything I put into this pc I got on sale at either, Microcenter, Fry's, Neewegg, or Amazon. I just kept an eye on prices and once they were at the right price or on a promo I jumped on it. This build was no where near the price listed below.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I would update the prices if you can!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

haswell is still an awesome platform imo and is much more cost-effective than skylake

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

"and possibly some games"... haha think you have that covered. Just don't try to play Crysis 3 on ultra 4k and expect 30+ fps... bet it'll get 10 though!

Super nice build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice,how did you set the LEDs up like that?

+1

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

This build was mainly to control my computerized Christmas lights display. Youtube video...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z9Q4qnDQLY

With that in mind I had plenty of extra WS 2811 pixels left over from the light display. The pixels are the same thing you see other people selling for pc's at an unreal markup. You can get 18' of pixel strip out of China for like $12 and control it with a raspberry pi. That is what I did here. There is a PI mounted above the power supply in the back of the case. I can change each bulbs color, cut the strip to whatever size I need. Make it "breath" or fade or chase colors around etc. Total cost new would be about $40 including the raspberry pi. Simple cool design. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-led-digital-strip-DC12V-input-WS2811IC-256-scale-10pcs-IC-and-30pcs-5050-SMD-RGB/701799_568458133.html

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you get intel ssd's instead of samsung ones for $100 less for each. Love the LED's and I love the case choice. Have one myself

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a personal preference. I know the samsungs are faster and everyone loves them however I have had to RMA 3 samsung drives in the last 2 years. Moved to the intel drives for their reliability reputation. So far so good.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I added a few more photos. Will try to get some better quality images loaded for it.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

jesus dude, that's a lot of fans.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Case fans much? They make it look like it could hover 2 inches off the ground. Really nice build though.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

great combination of colours and great clean setup, I like the pop figure in the PC and a great selection of parts

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

so how are the monitors? i will probably buy the Dell u2417H today and i would like to have your opinion about it? I could get it for 280$ CAN + taxes and i am hesistating between this model and the u2414h Do you think this is a good monitor for gaming and movies? Thanks !

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