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Greenix

by SHaMRaHK

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My 2 year old gaming rig. Just upgraded to SLI and made some cosmetic adjustments with braided cable extensions for the power supply and green LED fans from BitFenix. The system runs ice cold and wicked fast when gaming and doing school work.

For those curious about the name, the original name when I first built it was Phoenix since it was my first build after going to the dark side (Mac OS) for a couple years. Since I made some mods to it to be green and black Green + Phoenix = Greenix. :P

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JoeyThePCNoob 2 Builds 7 points 67 months ago

God this build looks so good. The custom sleeving really is the cherry on the top. +1

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Yeah, They really make the whole thing pop!

bootselectric 1 point 67 months ago

Where do you get the sleeving?

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

I got mine from Performance PCs. I think they carry the entire line of the Alchemy series cable extensions.

bootselectric 1 point 67 months ago

Thanks, that's the one I've heard a lot. Unfortunately I don't think they ship to the frozen North

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 2 points 67 months ago

You can go to BitFenix's website and see if a retailer up North carries them. I'd be surprised if they didn't.

l13199l 3 Builds 5 points 67 months ago

this build just looks too nice, really clean and the custom sleeves are wicked

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 4 points 67 months ago

Thanks! I was hesitant to use the green extensions since they had the potential to be too "tacky". I was pleasantly surprised with how well it turned out.

PickItApart 1 point 67 months ago

yeah, they look great.

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Thank you!

tylerste85 1 Build 2 points 67 months ago

OH OH OH! Custom sleeving! I love you.

Beautiful! How long did it take you for the custom sleeving or did you just buy custom cables?

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 4 points 67 months ago

I bought the cable extensions. They're from the BitFenix Alchemy series. I don't have the patience for that unfortunately. Not enough beer in the world to convince me to sleeve my own cables... >_<

tylerste85 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Lol. I think ill do the same in the future.

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 3 points 67 months ago

After seeing them in the case, I c an tell you they are SO worth it. It does make cable management a little nuts in the back though. I prefer to just ignore the back of my motherboard to not look at the terrible management going on back there. >_<

tylerste85 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Any recommendations on a bulk pack? Do they have a variety pack of cables?

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 3 points 67 months ago

I bought mine piece by piece from Performance PCs. It came out to about $10 per cable AND they have braided SATA cords which are GLORIOUS. I'll upload a photo of them so you can take a look.

Here's the link to the site where I bought mine:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=34_804_1011

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WickedRG 1 point 67 months ago

Wow this is so pretty.. the custom sleeved cables is honestly the coolest thing about this whole computer!!!... the computer is really nice overall great build plus 1 from me

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Thanks! The sleeved cables were a spur of the moment thing for me and I didn't honestly think they would make as big a difference as they did. I leave the side panel off most of the time so I can stare inside at it now. I may have to look into a windowed case in the near future to show it off more. I was thinking about possibly using a Corsair 540 Air for that. XD

fnapoli 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Can you buy a window panel for this case? Can you mod it with a window? It's so beautiful and just begging for one!

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Corsair doesn't sell a window panel for this case and I've never tried modding something like that into a case. I was thinking about just getting the 540 Air case from Corsair to show off the build.

skemble 24 Builds 1 point 67 months ago

Are those top fans intake?

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 2 points 67 months ago

At the moment, yes. I may swap them around if I notice temps getting higher than I'd like. So far the CPU stay under 50 degrees when gaming. I haven't checked the GPUs yet. Been too busy staring at the pretty screen when playing the Batman: Arkham games. PhysX/SLI is BEAUTIFUL!

skemble 24 Builds 1 point 67 months ago

Maxing out games is really a treat :) I was thinking that by making them exhaust you may see better GPU temps, until I realized that they are blower style and thus you probably would see cooler temps from intake.

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Yeah, I have 4 120mm fans in the front of the case pulling cool air directly over the GPUs so the temps should be solid. I need to find an app to let me monitor the GPU temps and see how they're doing under load.

I set the top to intake as well for the benefit of the CPU mainly, fresh air to send over the radiator seemed like the best idea at the time since I have my 2600k OC'd to 4.4GHz. So far the CPU has stayed under 50 degrees under full load and idles around 32-35. I can't really complain about that.

skemble 24 Builds 1 point 67 months ago

MSI Afterburner has great GPU monitors for about everything you might need. Temps, usage, fan speeds, memory usage etc.

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 2 points 67 months ago

I forgot that EVGA has a program for their GPUs (Precision X). My pair of 660 Ti cards is idling at 33 degrees right now. Nice and frosty! :)

Daraaggon 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

Awesome build and amazing aesthetics lol great job man! Also, why not consider trading in those 660 TI's for a 780 TI at one point?

ztaft 3 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Man!!!! I love seeing another green build, +1

SuperCookie 4 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

I love the build the only thing that bothers me is the orange sli bridge

Dustworks 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

how much was the custom sleeving?

SquishySheepie 1 point 7 months ago

I know this build is old but man! makes me excited for my 2600k + Asrock Extreme4 build :)

ixRAZORxi 1 Build 0 points 66 months ago

Seems to be wrong case

thunderdan602 1 Build -1 points 64 months ago

I hate to nit pick, but the case in your photo's is NOT the Corsair Air 540.

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 2 points 61 months ago

I am aware. Apparently I saved an edit to the build when I was searching for parts for another build I was working on at the time. I fixed the case on the list for you. :P

thunderdan602 1 Build 1 point 61 months ago

Your all heart. ;-)
Nice build non the less.

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SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

My condolences to your pants, sir. :P

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JoeyThePCNoob 2 Builds 4 points 67 months ago

You do realize that this was built two years ago. Two years ago 7970's were around $500 dollars a piece.

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CbassFishin 1 point 67 months ago

I have to agree, you paid way too much for the cards; good build though.

dschutt84 3 Builds 2 points 67 months ago

It's a 2 year old gaming rig. Those were the prices of the cards when they were released. Plus he could have gotten the second card used and didn't adjust the price.

SHaMRaHK submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

I bought the second card a month or so ago. I'm really not a fan of AMD cards which is why I went with the 660s. I've been extremely happy with their performance! :)