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As I mentioned on my first completed build, this was initial meant to be a simple HTPC. It started off with a g3258, B85 motherboard, and 4gb DDR3. I started adding aesthetic upgrades and jumped on deals i thought were to good to pass up. And well I ended with this.... The new case is great for airflow, which will help out greatly when I add a additional 290x.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 30 points

Holy mother of fans.

  • 59 months ago
  • 7 points

LOL thats what i said when it was done.

  • 59 months ago
  • 7 points

This build is amazing though, well done. Only thing I would've done differently is get a red/black motherboard, not a huge fan of that gold but that's more of an aesthetic choice.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

like, you could buy the PS3 for less than the price of those fans #PCmasterrace :D

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

~161$ + Tax, it's nuts.

  • 59 months ago
  • 16 points

Rest. In. Pieces. Budget.

nice build, +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 8 points

I always give +1's to anyone who builds in a Corsair Air 240/540 but in this case, I would give you +1 x 100, if that were possible. Nice build. Very sexy.

  • 59 months ago
  • 5 points

did you say ANOTHER 295X2?! oh god.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

he'll have no where to put that extra fan LOL

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

dont forget the Rad.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

stack the rads haha

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

he'll have no where to put it lol

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought he meant another 290X as in the 295x2 being 2 Hawaii 290X cores. if not. wow

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

that one green motherboard light though

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

LOL might get a black marker and black it out.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I can solder it off for you and replace it with a red led if you want :D

  • 59 months ago
  • -1 points

pls do my ocd is killing me here :~/

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

I feel like a little girl going to the candy store, except it's staring at the parts from these photographs. Lovely update and love your color scheme. Yes, I love black and red, pretty obvious. Love it all, so lovely! :) +100

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Uhhhhhh, speechless, looks absolutely amazing, and you colour co-ordinated which is brilliant (love colour themed builds).

Great build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I ended up replacing my 970 with a 980. I kinda wish I had grabbed the 295x2 instead. My 980 doesnt slack but the cost:performance ratio on the 295x is crazy. Nice build

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

it looks awesome. it IS awesome! well done and congrats

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Man that is a solid build nice work

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Glorious....just plain glorious

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

AwEsOmE Build! Fans Everywhere! xD

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, only thing that would've perfected this was a different motherboard to match. Like the 'Asus Maximus VII Formula'. Your current motherboard doesn't compliment anything. But that's just my OCD kicking in. Other than that, beautiful build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I completely agree! But not worth changing right now since im looking to jump over to x99, or possibly Skylake when it gets release.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn that cable management is nerdgasmic....

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol I did the same thing, i had an AMD FX 6300, and a gtx 750, everything else was super cheap two, now ive got two 980s, a 4790k 300$ motherboard, lol it just works like that man.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely beautiful man. I was debating on what to add to mine to get more of a red theme going since I have the same motherboard that you do. You've completely sold me brother. And I highly agree with the others about the cable management. I think you did a superb job!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice and clean build +1 mate. Excellent cable management!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you planning on any dust filters? I've isolated my air540 as much as I could with homemade dust filters(thick black mate cardboard,black netting and magnetic self adhesive stripes)...made 8 of them in total and costed no money if you compare it to the sets sold online for this type of case (~£60-£80)...it did helped in keeping it dust-free for longer.Only thing left to do is the front grill which I'm intending to cover with 1mm open cell foam as cleaning the original filter covering these fans requires dissembling top and front grill every time.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The intake fans have mesh dust filters. (3 front, 2 bottom). Bought them from ebay and they seem to do a adequate job. Thankfully its not dusty where i live so it hasnt been much of a problem, but i like your idea with the black netting since the filters i have only cover the outline of the fans.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you get "cable spacers" from....or whatever they're called?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I purchased several but the ones i liked the most came from ebay, they are the ones in the pictures.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251825420918

The shipping was incredibly fast considering they come from Hong Kong

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

"Cable Combs" hehe...I wouldn't have guessed :) thanx for sharing the info:)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for posting that link!!!!! I have been looking for open ended cable combs (dont wanna have to take of any adapters or anything for the Lutroo stealths, and their regulars are out of stock consistently)

How well do these fit your cables? did they sorta pop in or does it just rest in the cut out?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

you're a FANboy. ;)

Why so fan? Nice upgrades!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Sir, you...you may have a problem...

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

lol probably

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks nice! What are you using as your cable separators? I can't seem to find any i like.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried a couple of different ones and liked some that i found on ebay the most.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251825420918

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool, thanks.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry, but, Where is the Power Supply ??

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

The Air 540 is a dual chamber case. The power supply is placed in the back of the case and wired through the grommets to the front.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow!!, thanks man, It is a amazing build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Not enough fans. (Kappa) Great build. c:

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build. SOOO MANY FANS!! I bought a EVGA NEX 650W G1 power supply, I was wondering if those sleeved cables will work for it? could you provide links. Thanks

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Starts with g3258. Ends with 295X2 and plans to buy another 290x

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic. +1. I doubt you need that many fans - you probably can't fit another 295x2 with that quantity - but it looks sweet as.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

It was more about "wanting" than "needing" lol. With a second 295x2 i would go with custom cooling but i doubt thats the direction i take. I just keep tinkering with it.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. It's a gem as is. I bet you could run that thing in an oven.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Where is the psu?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

in the other side of that case. The way the case is designed it hides the PSU, SSD's, and 5.25 things in the other side. It makes cable management a breeze!!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang, I didn't refresh before posting my answer so I didn't notice your post:P

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

all good :D Just finished a build in it that's why I commented. Love your build! Makes me want more fans..... Did you just drill screw holes into the metal at the bottom to mount those fans? I was actually thinking about doing that today

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Didnt have to drill any holes. The tabs that hold the HDD trays align up perfectly with 120mm fans. I just used a rubber grommet so its held on tight. Also added fan filters

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not the poster :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

DO'oh. just assumed. last time I do that :p

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Its a Corsair Air 540, half of the cube contains the motherboard and the other half houses the PSU, harddrives, etc.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build!

where's your disks and psu ? :D

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like maybe a bit much on the fans but great build lol

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPZe244Ufv0

Check out the scaling in the games you want to play. Many games barely benefit from 2 290xs(the 295x2 is basically two 290x on one PCB). Some games refuse to run on 4 GPUs, and some run worse on 3 or 4 GPUs, than what they run or 2. That AvP result is not that odd. He just reviewed a small sample of games with good Crossfire scaling. I've seen some modern titles with 0 Crossfire scaling, which is really a shame. So be on the watch as you'd be running a 'Quadfire', not just 2 GPUs in crossfire.

That is some glorious looking rig though. How is the noise? Does the Air 540 do a good job of blocking it?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah more gpus isnt allways better but I spoke to several people running Trifire and the performance was great on the recent AAA games they played. But im waiting on the 980ti and the 390x to see which route i go.

It is actually really quiet because I can control the speed on Corsair link. So a custom fan speed curve keep the noise down. Also the intake fans are the SP120 quiet editions, so usually i leave them at %100

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

By the way, I'm not 100% sure, but I think it is possible to add a single 290x for threeway. I think he mentions it in the video that I linked. Still though. A lot of heat. Hope you live somewhere colder ;d

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

.....Budget HTPC.....lol.

Love it when this happens and you end up with something awesome!

Think it will be able to push 1080P to your TV? ha ha ha ha jk.

What are you going to use this completely BA build for now?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

$2815 and he calls it "budge" build. LOL. Cool build though.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

lol "Budget" build"

this is a budgit build https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Austinthemighty/saved/HJnypg

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Heh bye bye budget!

Love the look of this though, awesome cabling job.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Bruh... Im diggin the red, gray, and black. Like its perfectly distributed.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

initially budget heheheheh guess you got bit by the PC bug......

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you hide your fan cables for the 295x2?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Inside the cards shroud. Just pushed it back it since it's not connected to anything

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you connect the fans directly to the mobo then?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

They are connected to the h100i. That allows me to control them through corsair link

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a nzxt fan controller in the back

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Put the cable back inside the cards shroud, and got power from a fan the h100i

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm new building pcs and I love the way your cables are! Could you tell me how you did that? they are all aligned! Great build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I used cable combs i bought from ebay. The hold the wires in place. For wires i used bitfenix extensions

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you mount your HDD?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

In the rear compartment, using a small bracket.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

rear section of the case

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the ram working?

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

It been perfect. Works at advertised speeds.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, no issues

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it easy to mount the fan at the bottom? Im planning to do it like that too soon for better gpu oc.

One more, why u choose static pressure over the air flow?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I used 2 screws with rubber washers. The fan slide right in to the HDD mount. SP120s do better when they are restricted. I have filters on all of them and SP120 do great.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Build! And Matt Philie would be proud of that setup!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Picture number four makes me crap my pants. Fantastic looking build and setup!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

3000$ for an i5 and radeon? You wasted your money, bro.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my. That last picture of the full setup is beautiful. Those monitors.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you put another gpu in your build?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the fans over the HDD trays bolt right on or was there some minor fab work to get them to fit?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this is great, I recently switched to the air 540 from the 240 and I noticed the bottom does not support fans. How did you mod the bottom to fit the fans? Do you cut the frame? thanks!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This is insane. That R9 295x2 performs better than the fury x, and it is one monster of a card, how does it perform today?

  • 59 months ago
  • -1 points

Lokes liek sheit wew wai sew maney fns so sht. Lel jk, noice build man, def sexy, what temps do you get?

  • 59 months ago
  • 8 points

I didn't understand a word of that.....

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahahaha!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

you speak drunk penguin?

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

ill do some testing and post the results

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Please put this in forums

Also, I am not fond of sub-500 builds just because they use parts that I would never buy. Don't get a 240 for gods sake. Try to get a 260 at least. Linus makes some good points about buying low end cards in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sph6cjJeRdI

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I may be able to change it tho

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Y not 240 there not that bad

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all. Controlling the rpm speed makes it silent. Also added sound dampening foam.

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