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2nd custom computer =D Named it after Junji Ito's "Tomie". Planning to tons of stuff with it, in terms of it's appearance such as a paint job etc. Had to put my 970 at the second slot because the mobo showed Code 93.

One random trivia is that the Noctis doesn't support Extended ATX because of it's curved back but still able to fit, just that you can't screw the right side of the mobo. That also means I have to route the PSU cables over the HDD space since the rubber grommets are obstructed by the mobo (refer pic 6).

Installed the 1 Corsair AF120 (for the heck of it) for more heat dissipation, reduced 2~5°C.

*/ CPU: i7-3770K

Motherboard - Asus Maximus V Extreme (Z77)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4GB, the other one can't work. Planning to get another 8gb from Avexir.

Got the CPU, Motherboard, RAM and air cooler at 2nd hand for $278. It came in with a free NZXT Tempest Elite but I gave it away.

GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SC. Intended to get a GTX 770 for $250 but decided to get it from someone selling it first hand for $300. That is also the reason why I didn't get a R9 390.

HDD: WD Red 3GB. I download lots of stuff and need loads of memory. Also got it due to the increasing file size of games. Got this instead of the Blues or Greens cos I got this for $30 cheaper.

SSD: Crucial M4 that I used for my previous computer. Works pretty well, considering to get another one from either Samsung or Intel. Maybe even Corsair.

Case: NZXT 450. Original plan was for a NZXT Phantom 530 but the 450 teaser came and I waited a few months for it. Really loving it~

PSU: SeaSonic 760W 80+ Gold. This costs 3 times more than the budget PSU I had in mind which was like $50 but I decided a good PSU would have better value in the long run.

Monitor: AOC 24 inch IPS, good value.

Keyboard/Mouse: Ducky Zero TKL Brown Switches because Corsair doesn't make Brown K65s. Got the Mionix Naos 8200 from Massdrop and is my favourite mouse I've ever used.

More upgrades intended, so I'll have to part-time during my next break. */

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You bought a Western Digital Red. What are you planning on doing with this? They're normally for NAZ systems

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Plus it only runs at 5400rpm

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

5400rpm are quieter and usually don't produce as much heat.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

But....those....slow.....speeds

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Anything mechanical is slow.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

They are very reliable hence why they are usually used for NAS systems.

  • 57 months ago
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Well, I needed more storage because I download a lot of shows and stuff. Would probably have went for a Blue but someone was selling it for $80.33 first hand so I got it.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Even though this storage situation might have been urgent, If you wanted mass storage, you should've went for a WD green. But i understand where you're coming from.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Aren't Reds better(subjective) and more expensive than Greens?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

More expensive yes, but I guess in a way the reds are more reliable b/c they're used for NAS systems which is a popular thing for businesses. Also, I'd like to see inside this beast more pics please :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

they have "variable read speeds" or something along those lines. lel "beast" you're too kind ;) pic 6 is pretty inside already lest you meant the front