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Hi,

So I built this PC mainly for games and watching movies plus I like Razer so I purchased all their peripherals.

It was my second attempt to build a PC (first one was a couple of years ago and I have made several mistakes), took several hours and went mostly fine. Everything was easy to put in place however the case (despite its great looks!) is not very spacious so I had a little problem with rear 140 mm fan (as you can see on pictures I had to cut out a little piece of coloured ring) and also cable management was a bit hard ("Efortless cable management" my ***). Also quite important point: case walls are quite difficult to take off (not to mention front and top panels - I was very scared I'm gonna break them while I was removing them to install fans). Lastly some people mentioned that case's matte paint is very easy to chip off - that is unfortunately true, if you're very careful you're fine but I chipped it a little bit in one place (while removing the damn top panel...). Despite all little problems case is generally quite good.

As you can see on the pics, following my Razer toys I decided to go with green theme. I had to paint fan rings since Corsair only supplies red, white and blue (thanks guys) and I also bought custom green cable extensions (again - no way to buy EVGA psu with green cables). Although one side of the case has a window I didn't buy leds (yet!) because due to space complications windowed side of case is facing the wall (I know...). The biggest problem was ram - I couldn't find any DDR3 2400 (or at least 1866) with green heat sinks so I decided to buy Trident sticks since apart from being awesome and not too expensive they have removable sinks. I had them anodised so they now match rest of the build (finding a place to do that in UK is a nightmare!). I also had to paint the ring on the PC cooler (thanks again Corsair).

Monitor is very nice, makes gaming a real pleasure. It's also awesome for watching movies but if I go below 720p it gets a little worse (still pretty good though). Money well spent :)

I was quite curious about Razer Tartarus (gaming pad). I frankly only bought it to have more Razer toys and as expected the first couple of hours felt weird. However shortly after that my hand got used to it and it really is an improvement for gaming (also looks cool :) )

So I am writing this after about 2 weeks of using it and so far it's just stunning! Super fast, cpu and gpu temperatures very low (perhaps The Witcher 3 will be the first real challenge but I doubt it's gonna push my PC to its limits). I couldn't be happier and I don't think I could choose better components for the money I spent.

Plans for future are: to get another 16GB or ram and once nVidia releases their new card to buy another 980 for SLI. Also I'm gonna buy green leds once I have more space to put the box whenever I like. Seriously I recommend every single piece I bought for this build - you won't be disapointed.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you like Razer. Just a guess.

But why not the stock 980. It would've been Perfect. :,(

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I know what you mean. That Geforce Logo would have fit in like Butta. ;)

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

heh, I can switch the Windforce logo off in this one, it's just a good card so I went for it. And one more thing: get out of my head! :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

mmmm dem blacksharks....thats what i use

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you got those green sleeved cables ? and did you painted the green round in The cooler? ALso what was the paint used ?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

cable sleeves on eBay. I painted the ring on the cooler and I used just an ordinary paint also bought on eBay for £5 or sth like that.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Is that a "pot Pie" in picture #3 to the left of the laptop? Just messing mate; nice design - love your cable management!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) What can I say - ain't got no time for cooking when building a PC :)

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