Description

Over the summer I wanted to build my first computer with an Intel CPU, the cheapest case and no RGB LEDs. After some research, my plans changed and I built an AMD, RGB version of the Luxor. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

Overall, I'm extremely happy with the result. The computer is much faster than anything I've used in the past. All of my previous computers were $300 laptops on sale.

Part Reviews

CPU

Easy to install. I'm just angry about wasting the fan.

CPU Cooler

I got a really good Black Friday deal on this water cooler. The Thermaltake logo on the CPU block is facing in the opposite direction that I originally wanted. I did this because the mounting bracket screw would have been dangerously close to the SSD. Also, the hoses would have been blocking everything. I think I achieved a cleaner look by mounting it this way.

Motherboard

I purchased the MOBO and CPU at Micro Center. I looked at other MOBOs but they were double the price without double the features. I updated the BIOS using the WIFI option. I was nervous about purchasing this board because some people complained about the WIFI. So far, I haven't had any issues.

Storage

The SSD was packaged really well. The heatsink was only a few dollars more and looks well made.

Storage

I named my HDD the Sarcophagus.

Video Card

I have Adobe Photo Shop, Premiere, After Effects, so I went with NVIDIA. I flipped the sticker on the video card because it was upside down.

Power Supply

There isn't much clearance for the battery with this case (Azza Pyramid 804.) I recommend you loosen the screws on the MOBO bracket and the GPU bracket that comes with the case, otherwise, you will scratch the battery like I did. Not major concern as that part of the battery is hidden.

I wasn't 100% sure where to plug everything. Some of the cables like the 24pin connector were obvious but the PCIE cables weren't. The manual was in 80 different languages and told me absolutely nothing. I'm more of a trial and error kind of person anyway. I eventually figured it out. I moved the GPU cable a couple times and got everything to work.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sharp looking build. Definitely not a conventional looking case. How easy was the building process?

  • 1 month ago
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Thanks! The building process was pretty straight forward. I read the manuals and followed all of the instructions. You install the battery with the fan facing down. All the other fans blow air up so the hot air rises out of the top of the case. The only negative was that I didn't get the typc-c connector to work on the front of the case. I could have purchased a splitter and an adapter, but there is already a type-c connector on the back of the MOBO. Also, there are a lot of wires crammed into the compartment in front of the battery. I didn't see a reason to add more. The case does limit some of your hardware. You really have to be aware when selecting parts. For example, your GPU can only be up to 300mm long. Just some things to consider before purchasing.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I like ur computer

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very cool looking PC w/ super nice components!

The pics w/ the lights off are dope!

Thumbs up from me, wishing I could vote 2x.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

wow, that's a sweet set up!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Where'd you get the case? I can't find it anywhere. PS. Awesome build looks hella cool.

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I purchased the case on Newegg.com for $299.00. Amazon did sell them briefly. They might have them in stock. You can also buy the case on mindfactory.de if you're in Europe.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

That looks ******* sick

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey! I saw you on Reddit!

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure it was me?