Ladies, Gentleman and others not desiring to be classified by societal monikers, here it is PANDA X!!! Why Panda X you might be asking yourself? Well because I'm really not a big fan of all the red and black scheme builds. I wanted to go with blue and black but then really wanted to get the KFA2/GALAX 1080HOF but couldn't at this point justify that kind of cash for a GPU, hence the EXOC so it morphed into PANDA X because it's black, white and asian all at the same time...just like a panda.
So this is my second build, first build was done in Australia in 2007 and can be seen here. This build lasted me about 10 years and was in serious need of an upgrade, so much so that when I built it I inteded to OC but never did and if I treid now it would still barely beat a potato, (mostly due to lack of driver support).
My first iteration of this build was to just strip my old PC and drop in a new Skylake MOBO, CPU and a GTX970 and a new SSD since the power consumption wasn't much more than my current setup in fact it might have been less. BUUUUUUUUT then I found out about Pascal and my budget soon expanded. I thought if I'm gonna upgrade I might as well go whole hog and get something I can stick with for another decade or so. So I sat and I waited, and I researched, and waited and read rumors, and waited...and then finally 1080s were released to much joy and fanfare and heavenly horn playing. I waited some more for the stocks of partner boards to start hitting the online retailers, found some really good deals on MOBO CPU combos from Intel and dropped the hammer on the full purchse in June....and then waited, and waited and waited...until the middle of August before my MOBO, CPU and GPU arrived because the EXOC took soooo damn long to get shipped. But then it took mere hours to get built and up and running. So far I love it, it's fast, it's quiet and IMO it looks awesome.
CPU does CPU things...can't wait till I start OCing it
This thing is silent and goes great with my build scheme
haven't played with this much yet but building on it was a breeze
THIS THING IS FAST...i love it for the quick boot time and load speed
Yeah this was a bit overkill but whatever
so far so good...just wish I could turn off the red fan LED...only negative I have so far
This case is great, awesome silence, easy to build in, is like 3/4 the footprint of my old case
I only wish I could get custom cables for this for a bit cheaper than the price I paid for it...we'll see if it is good as reviews say it is when I start to OC.
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