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Update 2/29/16: Replaced mouse pad with different design and Xbox One with Xbox 360. Added LED and decal stickers.


Original date: 3/17/16
Hello! This was my very first build, and I'd like to first thank all the wonderful friends at PCPP, r/BuildaPC, r/BaPCS, and several other sites. All of you have been so generous and helpful along my journey to building something wonderful with my own hands.
Also, a shout out to my buddy Tyler T, who gave me hands on experience. I owe you a Jack, Jack!

Sangheili (Sang-HEE-lee) (Latin Macto Cognatus meaning "I glorify my kin")
I found this name from the Halo novels. It's the name of the Elite species, and the Latin translation fit so well.

Now, I could tell you that I built this machine for production. Editing photos and videos, creating music, CAD work/engineering programs, sorting through data. Ya know, real work.
But I'd definitely be lying. This baby was born to just consume. Movies, web browsing, and video games. It might see some real work in it's lifetime, but for now it's enjoying an adult-responsibility free life.

Parts pictured but not listed:

  • Monitor: LG 29um67; 29in monitor by LG in 21:9 Ultrawide aspect ratio
  • Monitor Mount: VIVO gas spring desk mount
  • Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry mx red
  • Mouse(s): Logitech G502 and Logitech G602
  • Headset: Kingston HyperX Clouds II
  • Controller: Xbox One Special Edition Gold controller
  • Game Mat: Glorious extended white gaming mat

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 5 points

How'd you put the ring on the tubing?

  • 44 months ago
  • 6 points

There's no easy way. You gotta "hand wind" it. It takes about 15 mins, for a single tube. Find some free time and put on a show while you're at it.

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

What did you use to wind the tube? Looks so good I need this in my life

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for console abandonment

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hah! I only have it to play the old Halo and Gears of War games.

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice. The yellow wire makes a nice visual contrast. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I'm glad you agree! I originally wanted to do another black and white, but I guess it adds a bit of personality eh?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure does.

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

This is the best color scheme in existence. +72.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh if only I could receive an extra 72 votes..

Thanks, I definitely believe it is! It wasn't part of my original plan, I wanted to stick with black and white. But I am so very glad I ran with the gold!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too. It's refreshing.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Where does one find a desk like this???

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I got this specific one from walmart. Mainstays double parsons desk. Word of caution: box is fairly big and heavy. borrow a van/truck and a big open area to unbox. Total set up time was approx. 90 minutes.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The rings around the tubes and the whole build in general looks really good.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

what type of desk is that its really nice also super clean setup

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Cable management, dood! I got the desk from walmart, it's still available. Mainstays' double parsons desk. Note: the box is very wide and somewhat heavy. Remember to unbox in a big open area. Setup took me about 90 minutes. Put on a show or some music!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

another question thats a 32 inch ultra wide monitor correct and i think i found it on amazon is this it ?? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007TLKL8O?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

29 inch ultrawide by LG (29um67) That's pretty much the same desk, just different brand name. Also be careful not to sit/put too much weight on the top middle, it will start to bow

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i was thinking about maybe just having my 32inch monitor in the center and having the pc at the bottom right side of the desk to avoid having a ton of weight if thats the case i might just buy a desk arm to support the center

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I think a 32 in monitor might be okay in the center. Your computer could be on either far side on top, or you could place it down on the side, since the middle shelves can be removed.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build, love it! Any tips on what material you used to wrap the CPU cooler and GPU cooler tubes? I really want to try my hand at it for my black/white build. If you could let me know it would be greatly appreciated!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man! Truly appreciate that!

You've got a couple options if you want to try wrapping the cooler tubes. I used anti kink coils. Sanded and multiple coats of spray paint. Make sure you measure the diameter of the tubes! The coils gotta be snug or they wil just completely retract and won't grip to the tubes. Another option is to cut regular tubing in half, stick in pot of boiling water for it to become more malleable, and wrap over the tubes. Zip ties might be necessary to keep ends from flaring. Refer to the build "0 to 100 real quick" by oldgreggggg

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely breathtaking bro. Nice work! Your cable management, and desk are superb. I love the nice touch with the little plant. And where you got those posters? I'm currenltly building a setup for my buddy who is a first time PC gamer. Im trying to spice his space up a bit. Those would look amazing!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The desk is very open, which was both nice and difficult for the cable management.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

When and where did you buy your parts? The prices that you listed for your parts are extremely low. Not even Black Friday or refurbished deals will get you prices that low.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha, I love deal hunting. I built right after Black Friday. I bought from the main places, such as newegg, Amazon, superbiz, b&hphoto. A few items required rebates, which I sent off and already received. Most of my cost-cuts were from finding a better deal after I purchased the item, so I called my credit card to price match and I receive difference in a check.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

gg

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build, the tubes look great.

Good overall color scheme. The whole desk setup looks very sleek, awesome.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The desk is very open, which was both good and difficult for cable management.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

This is B-E-A-UTIFUL! Wonderful use of themed colors inside and outside the case, fantastic build, clean, concise, practical. Also very well done on the use of the powerline converter. Some people just arent willing to run cable (or cant in some situations) and instead opt for a $20 wireless card in a $2000+ build. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I appreciate it!
I also agree with your reasoning on powerline vs a cheap wireless card. I think the biggest advantage for me was the reliability of a wired connection.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

In picture 12 there is a Corsair Air 240 on one of the shelves of the desk, if that's another PC please post it here :D

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It's empty for right now.. But it's coming soon! To completed guides near you!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Good luck!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Much thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thinking of the exact same build, but trying to choose between the H440 and the Evolv ATX.... How are temps in ur case? Isn't it too crowded? And... where can i get that bad'ss tubing ring thingy?

+1 looks phenomenal.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

H440 vs Evolve ATX

Unfortunately, I've no experience at all with any Phanteks case. But they seem to have a cult following, so you should definitely list out pros and cons of each and read up on their reviews!

Temps? Too crowded?

Temps inside the case are decent. The airflow is not the greatest, so the temps could definitely be better. But it's nothing to worry about. H440's later revisions do improve a bit on airflow, so look into that.
Plenty of room in front of the mobo. It's where the cables are behind the motherboard that's the problem. I suggest you plan out ahead if cable management is your thing. That massively thick 24-pin is going to give you trouble for sure. Take this into consideration when planning/choosing a case.

tubing ring thingy

It's anti-kink coil. Or at least that's what I bought. Measure the diameter of whatever tubing you are looking to install it on. Make sure the diameter you choose is not too large, otherwise the coil will not "sit" and will just retract. The right size will require you to "hand-wind" the coil onto the tube. This is excruciatingly slow, so I'd recommend putting on a show while you do this.
Be sure to sand and paint several even coats if you plan to paint the coils!

Also, please be sure to post your own setup. We all cannot wait to see!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Really long and explicit answer. Thank you for taking your time. Imo i think this is the best comment

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, what fan setup do you use?

-top =? -front =? back =?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Front: 3x 120mm SP fans set to intake. GPU radiator is in middle with fan set to pull. (Note: i'd suggest putting your rad at the top, so it sits higher than the card.)
  • Top: 2x 120mm SP fans with H100i radiator set to push.
  • Rear: 1x 140mm AF fan set to exhaust
  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely beautiful. I really want to do something this color coordinated in my next build. Also great part selection. Cheers m8

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Aesthetics is a very big point to me. I tried black and white at first, and though it looked nice, it lacked personality. Tertiary colors can definitely bring the pop !

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you find Windows 10 for $35?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work buddy. Normally gold is a slightly harder color to work with I think but turned out really sweet in your build. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks friend! For my first build, I think I'm very satisfied with it!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Those framed photos look amazing! Where did you find them?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I found them on www.ThePixelEmpire.com

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

One of my favorite setups on PCPP! Great job on the cable management, it looks spectacular.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Really quick question. I'm currently building my PC and went with the Hybrid as well. I also purchased the Corsair sp120 fan for it. How do you have you let fan plugged in? Via adapter? To the Mobo? Or did you just cut out the plastic in the way of the connection running from the GPU so the Corsair fan 4 pin connection can fit? Sorry if I don't make sense :P

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hang on, I'll pm you

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

As Seen On SetupWars!!! Love this build and setup!! great job!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Setup Wars as in TechSource Setup Wars?? Hah, awesome! Which one?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious to know which gold spray paint you used for your build. I've got a similar setup but the paint I've found doesn't match nearly as well as yours does.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

[Walmart link] to the exact spray paint I used.
Krylon brand "SuperMAXX metallic gold".

Don't forget to try to sand the surface, and several light coats usually give more favorable results than a couple heavier coats.

Keep me posted!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'll try to find some of that and redo my current paint eventually.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I truly appreciate that. Yours is pretty good too!

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