Description

This is a revision build based off the portable powerhouse I linked before.
For more info, QA and pics please look here! https://pcpartpicker.com/b/LJJV3C. You can find answers to many questions there.

A key addition was the ultra wide monitor and the setup of the lightpack 1.0. Light pack is a software that captures colors from your monitors regions and projects them on to the leds in the back giving you a more immersive experience in games movies etc.

A new subwoofer to pair with the HS7's added more bite to the sound and now movies truly shake the apartment.

FROM OLDER POST :

Only issues I had was with the case. Everything else worked smoothly. Some of the parts I got from my previous build, like the SSD and the speakers, DAC and headphones so I didn't really end spending whats on the list. To see how tiny and cute it is I put it next to the NZXT phantom full tower case in one of the pics.

Please keep in mind I made some mistakes since I hadn't built a PC in 4 years or so things below might be my ineptitude. Also my old computer crashed so I literally built this in 4 hours to get it up and running. When I have more time I will go and do cable management. Things to note about this build :

The H75 cooler. The reason I got the slim scythe fans is because putting the two fat corsair fans with the water cooler thingy makes the inner fan cover the motherboards 24 pin connector. So I put a slim fan on one side and the corsair fatty fan on the other side. Now it leaves me enough room for the connector! Motherboard was a tight fight. Not because of the screws but because of the back plate or the port guard thing whatever you wanna call it.

The way you secure your gpu is by simply pushing down a slit and putting a thumbscrew in it. One of the pics of the backside shows this. That was a bit annoying since I like securing my GPUS with a screw directly though the gpu plate but oh well. Works well enough. Plenty of room for the GPU though no problem runs really cool. ! Cannot use PSU's greater than 650 watts. Why? Cuz they are longer and cant fit at all. ( Unless you get fancy small psu's that are expensive. I just wanted to stick to corsair so I stuck with this one) 650 Watt psu's fit perfectly but due to cables sticking out of the PSU the hard drive cage had to be removed. You could make it work with really modular cables, ones that are slim and bendy but since I dont even plan on using the HDD I removed the cage and said Freckle it. I will just be adding a 1TB ssd for games and music and keep the 500 GB one for software and OS. The SSD slots are killer though and in a LAN build you dont want any moving parts anyways. I have a separate full tower shown in one of the pics that has 3 WD RED 4 TB and the one 4 TB WD green drive that I am using as a server of sorts.

Make sure to get the updated wifi drivers for the blutooth and wifi for the mobo, they improve the mobos wifi performance a lot ! I also got two simple antennas from amazon since the one that came with the mobo was eh ok.

Feel free to ask me questions I may not get to them right away but will answer them when I get more time !

LEX

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the leds alone. But I'd give more for the rest!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

looks good! 1+!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about the cables everywhere. :P

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

How does your ultrawide work for gaming with the 5ms response time?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

A 5ms response time is unnoticeable to the human eye. There is little to no difference between a 1ms and a 5ms response time. For example; Ping is usually 33 to 66 when playing in home country, (unless you live in Australia) And that I usually in-noticeable in most games. While it is faster, you wont get much improvement.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I have noticed zero difference in anything and I came from a 144 hz monitor. The colors pop and I love it so far! Edit : 144hz had a 1ms reponse.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

True that. I meant the case with the actual computer inside is more portable. No monitor is truly portable. But if you LAN then pick up the case and go !