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My gaming pc broke down on me [ :''( ] in August 2k14 and it was old so I decided to just get a whole new build that will allow for future expansion.

I didn't really run into any trouble getting anything hooked up. However, I had to do some re-configuring of the case fans so that I could manually monitor them. At first I had plugged all of the fans into the PWM Splitter panel from the Swiftech H220-X. This prevented them from being controlled separately. I also got two high performance SP120 fans, replacing the stock fans, for cooler's radiator in PUSH since there's a filter above from the Storm Styker case that can be easily removed and cleaned.

Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case

  • This case is high quality, very sturdy and open/well ventilated.
  • It's heavy but I don't plan on being mobile with it.
  • Also, since it's white, you have to be careful not to scratch the paint job but the paint is high quality.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

  • Overclocked the 3.5Ghz to 4.5Ghz at 25C idle and 65-75C under 100% load
  • First time overclocking... might be able to increase the performance even further? Not sure yet.

CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220-X 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

  • Great cooler, worth the hunt. I wanted the H240-X but it proved to be pretty hard to find a vendor with it in-stock. Easily replaceable tubing and fittings. Powerful pump that can support additional liquid cooled components such as graphics cards and/or additional radiator(s).
  • The reservoir and CPU LED plate makes it stand out from other all-in-one liquid coolers in the market.

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB 100 Million Edition Video Card

  • I was thinking about maybe getting another 100 ME for SLI
  • I plan on running some tests tonight to see how it performs

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

  • The AI utility was really helpful in overclocking and manually configuring the case fans
  • BIOS is easy to work with

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

  • Could have gone cheaper but I didn't want memory that really sticks out like a sore thumb against the white and black aesthetic. Plus the lights on the RAM match the white glow the the Swiftech CPU LED

Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

  • Primary gaming and OS Drive

Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

  • I hope that this power supply can handle the GTX 970 SLI. Plenty of modular room for expansions.

Fans:

  • Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) (pushing air through the radiator)
  • Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (intake, pushing hot air away from the CPU)

Case Accessory: NZXT Hue LED Controller

  • Very easy to set up but I needed to use secondary adhesive to prevent it from loosening from the top of the case. You have to make sure that when you connect the controller to the LED strip that the white arrow lines up with the plus sign on the LED strip or else you won't be able to utilize the full spectrum of colors! (i made this mistake lol)

Old Build Transfers:

  • Hannspree HF225DPB 21.5" Monitor **looking to upgrade to maybe a Ben Q
  • Logitech G500s & G930
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Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Really like the green and white theme. I was going to do green, but trying to find green parts made everything more expensive.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, when I saw MSI released a green card I just had to get my hands on it :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the same thought when they announced it at CES :D will be getting one soon too. Very awesome build! +1 :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

:D ty Violet

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

They said a gift comes with this special edition, what was it? :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not even sure to be honest. I didn't see anything special in the box besides the usual stuff. :/ The box is really nice though, maybe that was the gift haha.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build! I love the color of the led cuz its my fav color! :D

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

like those colors, nice job +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok so ... first off EPIC build. Secondly I have been trying to get a hold of thus damn evasive H220-x's for a while now. Swiftech's site is ALWAYS out of stock.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

could always go with the Swiftech H140-X CPU Liquid Cooling Kit performance-pcs has it in stock

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you !! :D

Seriously, they are so hard to find!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes...Yes they are!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Just found a 240-X on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00P2SJQR8/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new

That's a bit pricey though... I feel like you might as well go full custom if you're going to spend 200+ on a cooler

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Been a while since I've seen a decent Stryker build. 'Bout time this case started getting some love again. Great job on the cable management, and props for the Swiftech all in one, Corsair fans eat your hearts out...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build! I'm G with envy.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

:) Thanks !