Objective: To create a eye candy machine
Time to build: 2 months, shopping around for deals. Contrary to the price quoted in the part list, I assembled this beauty for less than $1300. I shopped around for deals during thanksgiving and X-mas and bit by bit, added up the pieces.
Firstly, let me give credit where it's due - In Win has created a masterpiece with the In Win 805 Chassis. The case just blows you away with it's quality and looks. The tempered glass gives an exquisite look and everyone who has seen the case has just been mesmerised. Some folks complain about the lack of airflow in this baby, but I've added 5 fans and there's plenty of coolness to go around. CPU idles at 35C and no heating issues at all especially with those massive Corsair 140mm fans in the front.
I wanted a Hackintosh build, so all the parts I picked were ones that were guaranteed to work OOB. I didn't have the budget to go for an i-7 or a GTX Titan. I don't intend to overclock or play games on this PC. My objective was to have a dual boot Windows 10 and OSX El Capitan Machine and to use it mostly for work and some photo editing.
I have 2 SSD's on this - Samsung Evo 500 GB hosts Windows 10 and SanDisk Plus 120 GB OSX. I use a WD Black 3TB HDD as the storage (exFAT) so i can use my files on both Windows and Mac. InsanelyMac has some really great guides for hackintosh and TonyMac has a good guide for picking compatible parts.
Finally, the secret ingredient to making this machine look fantastic is the Deepcool LED's. The In Win logo on the case lights up automatically and i installed a couple of LED strips (Top and Bottom) and the effect is outstanding. The color combinations are simply great. I know some of you will be wondering why I didn't go for watercooling - Space issues and in my opinion I really liked the Cryorig C7 CPU fan. It's white, so matches with all the LED colors, Low Profile so doesn't stand out in the case.
Cable Management is a bit tricky, but plenty of room in the back of the case to get things organized.
Thoughts/Suggestions - Please share. If you have any questions for me, I'm happy to answer.
PS: The only component that is missing in the pictures is the G. Skill RAM sticks (RED Color), I installed them after I had already taken the pictures.