Description

Just built this the other day as my first build I've ever done for myself. I've made the mistake of buying a gaming laptop 2 years ago, so I decided i needed to upgrade.

Had absolutely no issues with this build. Started up on the power on.

I've also added an LED UV strip inside the case for some extra bright purple accents. Surprisingly I actually liked the blue from the Windforce on this build so I made the Corsair logo match that as well.

All temperatures seem to be running normal from what i researched on other peoples builds. Not too loud either.

Cable management was an easy task in this Phanteks case. Plenty of room, options, and velcro straps to make everything look nice

Let my know what you think. Cheers

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 5 points

Congrats on the upgrade. Heh, like yourself, was on a gaming laptop initially, was a nice jump moving to a dedicated pc. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The performance difference is fantastic. Should have done this sooner haha.

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I, too, made the mistake of buying a gaming laptop.. terrible choice. Cannot wait to build my own.

Congratulations and it looks gorgeous!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Hope you get to it more sooner than later. I was accustomed to my laptop setup for some time, but after getting used to this, I wish I had done it sooner! Best of luck on your future build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build! Did the case come with the led lights?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The Luxe has the led thing on the outside built in

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The outside LED is built into the case with 10 different colors to switch from by pressing the LED changer on the front IO. The UV led strip I had purchased myself for some added purple glow. Phanteks does offer a LED strip that specifically goes with this case and will alternate colors like the outside LED by connecting it to the cable the give you with the case. No UV on their LED though.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for including cost of all the extra stuff!

Lots of times ppl tend to leave off OS, monitor, peripherals and thermal compound. But it's nice to see lists like this, completeness is great for the community, especially newcomers.

Great look btw! the LED effect turned out really well between the Enthoo Luxe, H100i v2 and the Windforce..

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yea, I wasn't sure how the nd product was going to look with the blue clashing against the purple/black/white theme. I do think it looks great myself after having everything built and lit. Add a bit more additional character.

I figured I should post all the parts I had to buy. I've seen some guides not list them myself and a 2k build turned into a 2.5k build. Just thought I should add everything I had going on in there.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome, but the PSU is not great, a GQ or GS would have been a much better choice.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

GQ 750W has poor ripple on the minor rails. I think the FSP Hydro G 650W would have been the smartest option.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that is true about the GQ.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm no PSU connoisseur, but i initially thought it wouldn't be so bad going with this after reading some reviews and some head room. Any specific reason to go with the ones you mentioned?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really about reliability. The NEX uses lower quality capacitors and other components than the other units. It also has poor voltage regulation on some rails.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a G2+ or a GS series

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah thay gold rated psu is fine, just more than its newer gold cousin

BTW it's not a CX model corsair.

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

$79.99

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think is so wrong with it? Aside from some problems with transient response on the 3.3V rail and low voltage on the 5V rail, it doesn't seem like such a problematic unit as the 650W one is.

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