Description

Originally started life as an Alienware X51 I bought when I first got into PC gaming back in early 2013. At the time I knew nothing about PC hardware, and it turned out the £800 Alienware came with a GeForce GT 640. About a year later I upgraded the card to a GTX 660 but ran into power issues as 330w was the maximum PSU that the X51 could be fitted with.

I then decided I wanted to build my own system so I could use a larger power supply, so I bought an EVGA Hadron Air chassis and reused the motherboard, CPU and 1TB HDD, and buying an SSD, 16GB of RAM, new CPU cooler and additional 2TB HDD. I chose to go for purple LED's as I wanted a color that isn't used as much as red/blue to make it a bit different. In June 2015 I upgraded the GTX 660 to a GTX 970.

Cable management in the Hadron can be a pain as there's no space at the back to route cables, but the custom 500w PSU that comes with it has cables with appropriate lengths which helps a lot. I personally think it's one of the best looking mini-ITX cases out there, however it does attract quite a lot of dust as there aren't any dust filters on the top or bottom.

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Comments

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty; not many people go with purple. I like it a lot. Also, Ivy Bridge! What a refreshing change from all the Haswells and Skylakes.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice and interesting build! Like the purple LED's! +1

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a really pretty color. I like how it looks. I really love the red and blue builds. But they are done over and over and over. It's nice to see something different. It's kind of unique and it turned out really well.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Wheres your mobo?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the mobo from an Alienware, so I had to add it as a custom part at the bottom as you can't actually buy it on its own.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That CPU and DDR4 aren't compatible. Did you mean to get the DDR3 variant?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yeah sorry, I've updated the parts list now :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great. The Hadron is a totally underrated case.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the purple led lights :D Where did you get yours from? :)

Nice build too :D

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you post some benchmarks? I'm interested in building something w/ similar specs.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

FUNNY...REAL FUNNY

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