Description

Hello All!

I named this build gastly because it is one of my favorite pokemon.

This is the 3rd iteration of my pc. You can say it's... evolving! I use this pc mainly to play games but maybe planning on doing video editing .

My hobbies mainly including messing with my pc and custom water cooling so that is why my pc has so many iterations.

I also bought a switch and changed out the back and the controllers to the classic Nintendo clear purple.

Main troubles and changes with this build

  • Gigabyte x99 board.

Had a lot of issues with the bios of their board. I tried reflashing, resetting, downgrading and upgrading but nothing seem to fix it so I went with asus strix x99 mobo.

  • Primo Chill Vue

So I was an early adopter of the vue. Long story short after a week, a white residue buildup appeared in my cpu block and eventually the vue clogged it up. I won't put all the blame on primochill though as I did have a small amount of distilled water left in the loop but at the time, the instructions didn't mention anything about the loop being completely dry.

  • The Case

Even though I love the layout of the case (especially the removable radiator tray), the back of the case has barely any room for cable management. I will be however upgrading to a case that I will kill keep for years to come; the Corsair Obsidian 500d special edition (whenever that comes out).

  • Thermaltake Riing Fans (The software).

It sucks.

Despite the hurdles, I had a lot of frustration fun building this pc and I hope you all enjoy this as well!

If you have any questions about anything you see, please ask away!

PS. The last picture is a headphone stand I made for my desk at work from the extra parts I had left from my other build.

Part Reviews

Case

Great case for most builds!

Power Supply

Ole' reliable. Had this power supply for 4 years so far. I still have 6 more years in warranty

Monitor

144 gysync. Nuff said.

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 6 points

This should be featured just for the headset stand. Not kidding. I'm so jealous

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job! It should serve you well!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the color scheme, and the name fits well!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, really nice water cooled loop.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

that monitor is gorgeous. and the water cooling looks amazing. very nice job!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

There are so many things I like about your build and setup I don't even know where to start.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks amazing great job on this build i love the RGB lights and that homemade headphone stand i want one that's awesome. also why is there 2 PCs?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The second pc is my wds server/'portable' gaming pc.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Few questions 1. I presume you custom painted the interoir MoBo panel, did you disassemble the case to paint it or something else? 2. What coolant are you using, I must say it looks mighty fine.

+1 on the build

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the case came in white which was the main reason why I bought it. The fluid is primochills true. Thanks!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Adding this to my favorites.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

DESK???