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Well... let's just start off by saying it's been over 20 years since I last built a custom rig. That was a 486DX/2 and a really long time ago!

I decided to get back into the custom PC game by doing just that... building myself a good all around gaming rig as well as everyday use PC. I plan on getting some pictures uploaded, especially after re-routing all my cables internally and cleaning it up quite a bit with the Corsair 500's brilliant cable management system.

In putting the rig together, about the only issue I had was with the "2.5 inch ready" drive bays. They are technically, but when you place the drive in the bay, the cables have to be attached to the far side of the bay vs. the side that exposes the motherboard, etc. Not a big deal but took a bit of creative thinking to get it to work.

I'm extremely happy with the parts I picked and the overall assembly. Very smooth. If I had any regrets it would be with the size of the SSD. I should have spent the extra money and gone with the 512GB drive, but it's water under the bridge and am super happy with my "White Lighting" and getting back into the custom PC market. It's been way too long.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Well... let's just start off by saying it's been over 20 years since I last built a custom rig.

welcome back from that long absence! :) +1

That was a 486DX/2 and a really long time ago!

you can make good money on eBay selling it... :) JK

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh yes.

I remember when the 80486 came out. I was 1/2 through college. That brings back great memories. Fun times these days with plug and play hardware. So easy to build a pc.

Let's see the money shots now. More pics please. Show the guts of the build.

+1 on your custom computer.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll get the shots today and post them up now that I've got the inside nice and clean.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

As promised, new pics. I'm not much of a photographer with an iPhone.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool deal thanks for the pics man .

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I adjusted the pictures so they are clearer. Also uploading another one that shows MB with memory and CPU/Fan installed outside of the case.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I'm curious as to why you chose a 1000W PSU? The components don't seem to justify a PSU with that much wattage.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Just like when my wife and I bought our infants clothes that were a few sizes too big, we knew they were going to grow into them and thus we didn't have to buy them as often. Same philosophy applies here, in that I didn't want to have to upgrade anything within the first 6 months or so of having a new rig. I've plenty of PSU in reserve as I upgrade other components or add (such as another video card for Crossfire), etc.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool, not a bad strategy!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any issues getting the mobo in? Also did it come with the stand-offs? Sorry I'm new to custom built PCs...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope! No issues with mobo or stand-off's. Very simple and if you double-check your work, should be good to go.