Description

I sold my previous pc to cover moving costs last year which gave me the opportunity of building another gaming system from scratch. My goal was to create a clean and quiet build, with a simple, understated color scheme.

EDIT: I wanted to thank everyone for the positive reaction. I posted some details below about what equipment I am using in case anyone is curious.

  • UPLIFT 900 Four-Leg Desk, Reclaimed Wood
  • ASUS PB278Q
  • UPLIFT Monitor Arm
  • Audioengine P4 Passive Bookshelf Speakers
  • Audioengine S8 Powered Subwoofer
  • Audioengine N22 Desktop Audio Amplifier
  • Audioengine D1 24-bit DAC/Headphone Amp
  • Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, Gen 2
  • CyberPower CP1000AVR UPS
  • 3M Adjustable Under-desk CPU Holder
  • Corsair Vengeance MM200 Extended Edition Gaming Mouse Mat
  • Corsair Gaming K65 RGB Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 64 points

perfect cable management. perfect air flow. perfect color coordination. perfect setup. perfect. perfect. perfect.

This deserves a feature IMO

  • 42 months ago
  • 9 points

Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 5 points

I truly appreciate the feedback. This site is great and provided lots of inspiration. So many amazing builds out there. Can't wait to find an excuse to build my next machine.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice call . Had to take a second look to appreciate those aspects.

  • 42 months ago
  • 21 points

Umm, where the cables at?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

xD to clean

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this case. It makes cable management such a breeze. There holes on the front right of the case that are for perfect cable ties. I'll post another photo highlighting that. Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 11 points

I'm conflicted. I want to hate you because I'm jealous, but the computer is so clean I think I just shed a tear.

  • 42 months ago
  • 7 points

nice looking build. you should flip the psu fan down. when the fan is on it'll be taking in warm exhaust from the gpu as is and the case top is sealed. there is far more room under the case the way you have it mounted (nice btw) to intake cool air the way the psu and case are designed to. it would also help to have the option for a bottom fan if you want (since the psu cables will be about ~35 mm higher than the case floor if you flip the psu). it's just all around functionally better.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the feedback.

  • 42 months ago
  • 6 points

+1 for good build

+1 for great build

+1 for the best cable management

+1 for the looks

-3 for an apple laptop this is mostly tinkerers' site, why, WHY

  • 42 months ago
  • 6 points

Could you tell me what model it is and I will tell you how much you got scammed. OK? It's just way too very many much a lot overpriced. NCIX.com You&Tube channel have a vieo comparing the 2015 12'' Macbook Retina to an ASUS Zenbook, I think everyone should see that. The OS is subjectively better for some but also subjectively worse for others. I am in 'others'. I like to tinker. You seem to like to tinker too, judging by your awesome build. If you like the OS, why didn't you just turn your rig into a hackintosh? Apple is better for your Average Joe, they are trouble-free, get less viruses( Windows doesn't get viruses either if you know what you're doing), they are aesthetically simplistic,but many other laptops are, too.However, most people here on this site, are not Average Joes. Are you?

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Woah, why so much apple hate? There are lots of reasons why people might want or need both. I'm an animator and developer. Certain software is Mac only. You also NEED a mac OS machine to publish apps to iOS. And NO, a hackintosh is not a practical solution for a professional or anyone who values stability. Even if he doesn't need a mac for professional reasons, perhaps he values the design, the OS or the reliability. People will have different priorities when choosing how to spend their money. No point in flaming someone because they chose something that doesn't suit your personal needs/priorities. It's not your money, it's his.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It is your opinion. I respect it. I do somewhat agree with it. I still prefer my opinion. We cool?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Of course we're cool haha! For the record, I am not actually a fan of apple hardware but I need it for my job.

  • 42 months ago
  • 5 points

Loving the setup!

So clean +1

+2 for the little computer hammock

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

cleanest build i have every seen... holy ****

+1, but i would give you +100 if i could

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

Beautiful & clean build ... congratulations!

Another name for this post could have been "50 Shades of Gray".

Just curious where you bought that OS for $35 and is it fully functional?

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks. I have a family member that works at MS and he was able to get me Windows 10 Pro at discounted price.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang can he get me a copy to lol.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a stealthy box of gorgeous. Love the understated look. Not gawky and more than likely dead silent. The perfect all day machine

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. At idle it is whisper quiet. However, if I had to do it again, I would forgo the Noctua fans. As much as I love them, I can't get the RPMs down low enough (~800rpm) to keep them silent.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You should be able to get those fans down to around 400 rpm. I had the 2000 rpm versions and was able to. make sure the controller fan is tapped into your CPU fan on your motherboard for actual PWM control.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback, I will look into that.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Try looking at the beQuiets or PWM LEPA or Cougars, quiet yet push the CFM

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I had been eyeing those beQuiets and may give them a shot if I can't get work things out with the Noctua fans.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

I could stare for minutes at this pc its like its perfect, great job.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, but I don't know if you are aware or not, that you can actually route the audio and maybe the usb cable down through a special hole right under the audio connector on you motherboard. I thought I would mention it, since it seems you are going for the cleanest look possible.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Good catch...I will definitely be moving that cable the next time I pull it out. Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

I like the all black scheme. much better than flashy LED's imo +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

hot

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the Build !!

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is amazing. Love the black interior. Did you buy the hammock?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I did.. I got the CPU holder from Amazon (3M Adjustable Under-desk CPU Holder). It's the most recent addition to my office and I really like it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Id add another exhaust fan to help with heat removal. The 3 to 1 just doesn't really looks like it performs well.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I do agree with what you are saying but only to some extent because:

a) I think they're running at low rpm anyway so it doesn't really matter as not an awful lot of air is being pushed in.

b) it's not just 3:1, at higher loads the PSU fan will kick in and the GPU will work as somewhat of an exhaust.

c) another exhaust would have to be in the top and that would kind of ruin the aesthetics of the build a bit.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

love the pc and full setup very clean +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Super slick! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

BEAUTIFUL desk space.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you get that desk from, it is beautiful!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it's from Uplift Desk. UPLIFT 900 Four-Leg, Reclaimed Wood. I love it and it fits the space perfectly.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

sorry it took so long to reply, but that thing is so beautiful, your setup is amazing!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is so damn sexy. Well done my friend. You have accomplished the most simplistic but attractive PC I've seen. +1000

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Your cable management skills are quite impressive. Inside your build and outside.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

:O

Man this is a very clean looking build. Nice work.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Noobie here with a couple of questions.

If you don't have a window on your case, why bother with the color scheme? Did it just so happen that the parts you wanted were all black or did you choose parts specifically for their color?

That has to be some of the best cable management I've seen yet. It would only be better if there were no wires at all.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a question I have asked myself a few times over the course of the build. I did look for components that went with the theme, but stayed with brands I trusted. It certainly wasn't necessary, but the thought of mismatched components and multi-colored wires inside that case just didn't sit well with me. I will say, it made the process a lot more interesting and fun for me, particularly the extra steps of blacking out labels and wires (where possible).

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes sense to me. I entered the MSI contest, hoping lady luck will be on my side. Picking parts to match a color scheme just adds a certain amount of depth to the build, just making it that more interesting.

Hats off to you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Best of luck to you. I drew a lot of inspiration from the great builds on this site and going the extra step with cable management and color coordination brings a great deal of satisfaction IMO.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Just noticed this: Congrats on the featured build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks...that was a pleasant surprise

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is dope. minimalism at its finest holmes

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

what speakers are those?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Full setup below.

  • Audioengine P4 Passive Bookshelf Speakers
  • Audioengine N22 Desktop Audio Amplifier
  • Audioengine D1 24-bit DAC/Headphone Amp
  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, amazing build, amazing setup! I like it mate, great work :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing setup & workspace. The build itself reminds me of khamanthony's Blackout, still the greatest black/grey build around.
+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. khamanthony's build was the one that pushed me to go with the black/grey theme...I almost went with the matte black H440 too.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've like to see him use the H440, like that case a lot. He actually used the Noctis 450, i don't dig the futuristic style that much and prefer the clean minimalistic looks.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, Beautiful, Awesome, Incredible....

I hope your next upgrade is a 34" 21:9 Monitor to go with all that. I instantly could see that monitor on that desk when looking at the 5th pic.

Good to see I'm not the only one whom uses a Mac along side of my Desktop.

Q: Where is your storage?

Many +1s for this build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You're reading my mind. The Acer Predator X34 is on my wish list. Just waiting for the price to come down a bit and as well as for the next gen GPUs.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That's one very tidy setup.

What's the lighting behind the desk. Is it available in red?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, 2nd Generation. I have integrated it with Homekit and can change the colors with voice commands through Siri.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks so Elegant.......

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

beautiful. love the desk setup.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Trick photography! The only explanation!

+1

Beautiful work.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Just. Perfect. Wow.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This build, and setup, is absolutely beautiful. Nice job man.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

The cable management in the case and on the desk are impeccable.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Not enough black.

Just kiddin, this is beautiful. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

that cable management is ****!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

really sexy system, perfect air pressure <3

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

What is that desk if i may ask? Looks AMAZING!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

UPLIFT 900 Four-Leg Desk, Reclaimed Wood

http://www.upliftdesk.com/uplift-900-four-leg-adjustable-height-desk/

I am very happy with it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for accepting all races@@@ JK

Seriously awesome build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, this is a very clean look. Excellent cable management, color scheme, and choice in parts! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome job on the cable management and sleeving, the only thing I would change is to run the front panel cables behind the motherboard. Other than that perfect build, glad to see this as a featured build. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That was the only part of the build I wasn't completely happy with...kind of rushed it at the end. I'll be fixing it with those suggestions, thanks.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

All Black

Very nice build!!!!! definitely looks perfect!! All your components!!! +1

with a Touch of Gray

Reminded me of this!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Interesting, I've never heard of Ensourced custom cables. I only knew about Cablemod cables and and the BitFenix Alchemy extensions. +1 and congrats on the feature!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. This is the second time I have used Ensourced and I would highly recommend them for custom made PSU cables. About a two week turnaround and the results have been perfect. Based out of the Chicagoland area I believe.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

just awesome!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW!!!+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

11/10 would bang

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks Awesome! That cable management is so perfect, wow man great job!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Super clean. Respect

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Mechanical art. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Didn't know you could make a PC without cable :O +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the ensourced cables, I think they fit perfect and look stunning. I actually came up with the sleeve pattern for the cables I made from pictures on their website.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. I had a nearly identical color pattern for my cables on my previous machine.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for looking, the pattern was actually from the first advertisement I ever saw for ensourced.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the mount. Gotta ask though, whats with the second headset ? And that box under the right side of the desk ? Fan controller ?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I really like that mount. The logitech headset isn't being used, I just needed a place to put it before selling it. I have a UPS on the right hand side of the desk (CyberPower CP1000AVR UPS).

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Ohhh ok, thanks for that. What did you use to mount ? I really like that idea and I might try that someday :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

A smaller CPU holder like the one for the case, Buddy CPU Holder (Standard).

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

So just to clarify, it mounts to the bottom of the desk, correct ? Not the wall ?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is beautiful and great inspiration for me. I'm planning a Black Skylake build soon.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Perrrrrrrrrrrfect!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This setup it's......................IT'S BEAUTIFUL!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

that's awesome dude.. very clean, working area to your pc setup , +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is perfect, best featured build I have seen in a long time. I wish I would have thought about a black out build like this for mine, it's one of the only color schemes I really haven't seen. With the cable management and everything in just looks absolutely amazing. Looks like a sports car for computers.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Video tour please.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I love your setup man! Especially where and how you put your case, that's a great idea!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks like you built the room to fit the desk. It fits so perfectly! xD Gorgeous build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I was pretty stoked when the desk I wanted came in such a perfect size. A window ledge nearly ruined my chances of getting it in their fully assembled.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Great choice with the r9 390! It will serve you well for some time to come, and if you do not know about the effects of DirectX 12 on AMD compatible cards, you should check it out. Alongside AMD's awesome new driver updates, DirectX 12 will give you a significant performance boost, as we saw with DirectX 12 AMD GPUs in Ashes of the Singularity, they had a noticeable performance gain while Nvidia's GPUs "strangely" were impacted negatively.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent build! Really love the clean look inside the case, coupled with a great choice of parts.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I looked at the first picture "Nice case, now lets see the build in it" wait a minute...... Great job!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is almost too clean. I love this and wish my desk could look like this some day. I just have no space at the moment it feels.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Very colorful

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

i can dig it +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice to see a break from lit-up custom-watercooled builds on the frontpage. I love myself some loud colors, but this is just utterly perfect eye bleach.

Also, you got a Sapphire card. :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I look forward to doing a lit-up watercooled build eventually, but this is more my style. I had an nvidia card in my last build and decided to give team red a shot this time around. It came down to either the Sapphire or XFX card. The Sapphire is great and with some a modest overclock I am getting great 1440p performance.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That will be interesting to see; builds like this make me see the appeal of minimal approaches more and more though.

Yeah, I'm a bit of a Sapphire fanboy. Currently running with an EVGA card, but I've gotta appreciate Sapphire for being one of the few brands who can really make a proper GPU heatsink.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Truly fantastic. Did the corners on the AF-14 fans come black or did you paint them?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

They came with the standard tan ones. I painted the ones in my last build, but Noctua recently came out with chromax accessories in a variety of colors.

http://noctua.at/en/products/product-line-chromax.html

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

What a beautiful setup. Good job sir!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

So clean and classy, I love it

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

darth vader theme song plays in the background

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

best cable management Ive ever seen! gj

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean! Very minimalist. Love it, congrats on featured build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management is Perfect. Color coordination, Perfect. Great Everything. Nice Job

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Jesus that's the cleanest build I've seen in... forever! And I thought I did well with my Core V1 a while back! Solid build OP!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your build. I just had the benefit of a much bigger case. Cable management inside of a mini-atx case is a much bigger challenge.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Simple Elegance. Great build Mate!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Super neat build. I could write more but it wouldn't suit the cleanliness presented here.

+1 well done.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats just orgasmic levels of cable management. What is that desk and PC "holster" ( cant think of another way to describe"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The desk is the UPLIFT 900 Four-Leg Desk (Reclaimed Wood) and the holster is the 3M Adjustable Under-desk CPU Holder.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You nailed it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is a perfection! I got a little too excited too. ;)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

pricey, but beautiful. well done.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous. Puts my 390X build to shame. Great job man, enjoy the hell out of that beast. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This turned my floppy disk into a hard drive.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry if this question has been asked, but are you using some sort of KVM switch for your monitor? And if so, which one are you using and do you find it negatively effects your video output at all?

Thanks, and amazing build! Your setup is to die for! :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I am not currently running a KVM and have separate keyboard and mouse for each machine. I have a 1440p capable KVM that I used before my recent move and it worked without issue. I didn't install it in my current setup as my monitor is damaged and I am planning on upgrading to 4K or an ultra wide soon and those resolutions aren't supported by the KVM I have.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks for the reply!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Wireless build!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

GG

You win.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the R9 390 so cheap?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it from Jet.com using a coupon code. You can get a pretty descent discount if you are a first time buyer.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I got my Sapphire R9 390 for $264 thanks mate!!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries. It's a great card and you got i for a sweet price.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Overkill workmanship...

My favourite kind of overkill :)

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing and clean man!! very good job =D

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, this is sexy. I'm definitely going all black for my Pascal build. Well done.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It was a fun build. Look forward to seeing your build if you post it here. I am waiting for Pascal as well to run a 1440p ultrawide display.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll definitely be sharing. Just don't know when it will happen.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I have seen a lot of builds on here with the flashiest LED's and the most overkill hardware. Those don't even compare to your build. This is my favorite. Can we get married? Judging by this you probably have the cleanest house :) I am the only one in the family who cares when it comes to organization.

Every part of this build is stunning. Thanks for listing the desk and all your peripherals as well!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Where di you buy the black pci slot covers?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Where can I get that thing you have your macbook on?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0033B7OBQ/

I got a while back and since then cheaper alternatives have popped up.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019PJOHKA http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0152JE16M

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks might get one

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

wow that is f@#%ing beautiful rig well done sir

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

intensifying intensifies

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

A late reply but wow, this is one of those builds that you have to take a moment and marvel at. The clean cables, the lack of HDD cages gives it more of a spacious clean look as well. This gives me build goals.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great, very clean, very open very well thought out. Everything looks very deliberate

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Super clean build. Great job.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Bravo! Now if only I could find some of these parts further down your list in the UK!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 one on the build how did you get your cables done like that ive never seen cables like that before

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Which cables in particular are you asking about. The PSU or front panel cables?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

im talking about the psu cables, sorry for the late reply

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought custom length cables from Ensourced (Touch of Gray color) designed specifically for the Seasonic PSU.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Sexy build!!! +1 how is that motherboard? I mean how does it overclock I am looking at the broadwel e lineup for game developing (and I am not gunna lie bragging rights as well ;) Nice build!!! No just kidding its not a nice build it's an AMAZING build dat cable management is on point +10000000000000000...

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I like the motherboard, but to be honest I haven't really pushed it with the overclocking. After fiddling with it for a while I went back to using the OC Genie to get a modest bump. If I ever switch to water cooling I might revisit overclocking though.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

You have some good taste, the whole build and setup looks great.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

What desk is that? I like how your case is suspended under it. Great build!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The desk is the UPLIFT 900 Four-Leg Desk, Reclaimed Wood.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy crap. That is an impressive build! The cable management, coordinated colors, and your desk setup puts mine to shame. Kudos!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

"It's not a phase mom"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

YES! We need more all black builds like this, My PC consists of mostly a black and gray color scheme. Everyone seems to go for all these RGB lights and colors, although they look fancy and cool, they will never look as cool and professional as an all black build like the one you have. Truly love this build. +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I have another one coming soon with a similar theme.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this a lot.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Very great build. I am currently building a PC for myself. Just raking through CPU coolers. Just wonderinf if you could tell me how you like this one, and how much space is above your RAM. Does your ram have heat spread on them?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late response. I really like the cooler, though it was a pain to install. Looks like a new version just came out that solved that issue however. It was definitively a tight fit with the RAM and my sticks do not have heat spreaders. Good luck with the build.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm sure you've heard this a lot, but your cable management is a work of art. Borderline magic.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean and simple! I'm actually looking on doing something very similair with the DR_Pro 3 and the Define S case. Did you have any complications getting that massive cooler in the case; space between the GPU? And did you chose the lower profile RAM due to size of cooler?

Great build! +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The cooler was definitely a challenge to install, mostly due to the way the DR_Pro 3 required using a tiny wrench. I cut myself a few times on the fins. I believe the DR_Pro 4 has a much better installation method though. I didn't want to take any chances with RAM clearance, which is why I used RAM without heatspreaders. However RAM with low-profile heatspreaders like the Corsair Vengeance would have fit. One unexpected challenge was access the GPU release tab post-installation when it came time to upgrade...I think I ended up using the blunt end of a chopstick to a reach it. Cheers!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I watched a review on how to install, and the one person suggested to put the screws in first, and mount the motherboard to the CPU Cooler to make it easier haha So i'm hoping to avoid that issue. And I'm going to use the Corsair series. They seem to be the smallest. Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice clean build.

P.S.: I am looking through old builds because I am bored.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build I never see a all black build like this +1 only gripe is the is the card the mobo I've hear problems about it but since it's the only all black atx mobo for X99 I can understand

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey everyone, I found a cheap build (with basically the same amount of power as this one) arrangement of parts, software and accessorizes for only 800$ The only difference is the build up above has only two more cores. Here is the link http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Minermikeb_XD/saved/#view=sC37YJ

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not sure I should even go with 'Trollololol' here.. It just seems.. too obvious?

+1 anti static gloves though, could come in handy...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Why?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Indeed why? I ask this myself most days - but like Schrodinger's cat, the answer is there, yet at the same time, it is not.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol... or should I say, DERP! :3

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

NM

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like you're not overclocking with that value ram. Did you choose the Be Quiet purely for aesthetics?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclocking the RAM itself? I do like the aesthetics of the Be Quiet cooler. It's also very quiet and performs well enough for my needs.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that 3x noctua 140mm in front? i know this case only support 3x120mm or 2x140mm fan in front. reply needed.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, those are three 140mm fans in the front.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

that's great! Is it really 'easy' to fit? or did you modified something on the case / fan itself? thanks for the reply.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a tight fit. The anti-vibration pads are the culprit in my case. However, I uninstalled and reinstalled them a number of times and it really wasn't too difficult to get them to fit. No modifications needed. I looked at the manual again and it is supposed to support 3 120mm or 140mm fans.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that dark rock pro 3 working for you? I was thinking of getting one on for my next pc build using the same cpu

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw this on /r/cablemanagement! awesome! Also, why is your CPU temperature so high for that OC? I have mine at 4.3 GHz with a worse cooler at 80C under load. Is your 5820k a dud overclocker? What is your voltage set at?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I think I lost the silicon lottery unfortunately. After a few days of messing around in the bios, including the voltage, and reseating the cooler 3 times, I just gave up and mimicked the OC genie settings.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I have my 5820K at 1.155 vcore. What is your voltage at? 1.3?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait where is your storage????

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

m.2 slot on the motherboard, just below the GPU.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh duh lolol dint pay attention

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking of build that's sort of similar to yours. Is it good? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LtPLvK

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I am by no means an expert, but it looks good to me. Nothing in particular stands out as a bad component. Are you going for a particular look or color scheme, or just the best bang for your buck? The Sapphire 390 is a wonderful card.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorta going for a color scheme, but if it can do the job for as cheap as I'm looking I'll take it. My color scheme would be more of a black and red if I had to choose a color scheme.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 32gigs of ram? Also you have some nice stuff in there, but from what I have learned the corsair cx line of PSU's are some of the worst you can get.

A better option for a PSU would be something like the EVGA G2 (650 watt in your case) because it is gold effiency and fully modular.

It also got a 9.6 from JonnyGuru http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=429

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk, my friend said it didn't really matter, as long as I went with a 750w. The reason I wanna get 32 gigs is because I wanna be able to do a lot at once. Also I updated my build a bit. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Pdgd4D

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering if you have tested the difference in GPU temps by moving the bottom intake fan in the front to the bottom. Though I doubt it'll differ much, since the airflow in the define S is simply amazing. All that open space is really beneficial. Adding 1 more intake at the bottom without adding one more exhaust fan would probably have a negative effect effect(too much stagnant air). Edit: You could also flip the PSU so it takes cool air through the bottom of the case and isolate it from the rest of the system.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't experimented much with the fan placement on the bottom, though airflow is amazing in this case. The PSU position is purely for aesthetics (the other side has a big sticker on it), though I should probably get over that and switch it around.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You do know that the hot GPU air goes into the cpu cooler

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How in sam's hell did you get the retail version of windows 10 pro for only $35?

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Family member works for MS.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build but i dont like the monitor +1 for cable management

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, I didn't bother me before, but now it sure does...thanks :) I am really liking the Hue LED strip though.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! It is not windowed. I went with that option to reduce noise.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Which build?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Your saved parts list, right?

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very quiet. I can't hear it over the case fans, which are themselves pretty quiet.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You got the right CPU holder. The device all the way to the right under the desk is my UPS (CyberPower CP1000AVR).

Wasn't sure if I was supposed to put how much I actually paid for Windows 10 ($35 through MS family discount) or the actual retail value.

I originally had the case fans connected to the system fan headers on the motherboard, but as you say, they could only go so low. I like the NZXT Grid+ though and the Cam software.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. Initially I was worried about a single cpu fan header being powerful enough to run 4 fans. I do have some PWM fan splitters laying around though and I might just give that shot the next time I pull the system out.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely wanted to avoid frying things. Thanks for the link.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a non-windowed case and the wiring underneath to power the standing desk made it more convenient to put it the left hand side.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can find me, it's yours :)

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  • 42 months ago
  • 6 points

what about 50 shades of grey XD

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

lol thats nice m8

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

More like 50 shades of black

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Haven't heard of that before, but thanks for letting me know. I'm still working on some finishing touches on my setup, including artwork, but I just might take your advice once I am finished. Thanks

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Will, do. Thanks

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Didnt Ed say on one of his setup wars video that he wont take ant submissions cause there were already too many. That is why he makes many setup wars in a week rather than 1

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice...that pretty much sums up the color palette of my life lately.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's installed on the m.2 drive on the motherboard, just below the GPU.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

On a MS campus. I have a family member who works there.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The LED strip does not photograph very well. It's a Philips Hue lightstrip and the color can be changed easily. I really like the Grid+ v2 and the CAM software.1

I really like the case, though if I had known they were coming out with the define s nano I probably would have gone that route. Two additional top fans might be overkill, though my big concern was maintaining positive airflow. I replaced my ASUS PB278Q with an Acer ultrawide (xr341ck) last month, which was a big improvement. I just haven't gotten around to updating the pictures.

Best of luck with the build.

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