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Built to last me through college. Meant for gaming and programming. Found some great deals around black friday, and was lucky to have a nearby microcenter (processor sales). Got the fans from an ebay seller for 10 bucks apiece.

I livetweeted the build process and have ripped photos from my timeline. Hopefully they're in chronological order and further explanations aren't necessary.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 5 points

Dang the prices on those monitors....

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Really love the colour scheme +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

If you could just change the blue led to yellow one ... +1 anyways

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

I've looked into it and it's a pretty simple mod, I just don't have a soldering gun. I'm looking into it in the future!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Paint maybe?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

How in Gaben's name did you procure those monitors and motherboard at such a price?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Black Friday sale on Newegg had em at $190. Made a dummy account so I could use the $30 dollars off a $150 purchase coupon code twice

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Not far of the build I am planning. Just wondering how you've set up the H100? From the looks of it, it is in push pull, but is the air direction inwards or outwards? I hope this makes sense!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pushing air from inside the case outside. I've yet to produce enough heat inside the case to hinder the CPU cooling when pushing through the radiator. If I purchase another graphics card or begin overclocking, I may decide to pull from the outside, but I have yet to buy any filters so I figured pushing barely hotter air through was worth it simply because I didn't have to worry about pulling dust into the case.

tl;dr: laziness

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Quick question though. this goes for anyone. I have the same build as far as case, fans, CPU cooler go. I noticed a lot of people with this build are going for the three 120's in front (intake), 4 in push pull (out) and the 140 (out). myself included. My question though is, wouldn't this create negative airflow? Im building my first rig this weekend and just want to get some final things worked out. thanks in advance.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not the right person to ask this question, to be honest.

The air540 has open holes all over the place, not just where you place fans, so I highly doubt that a significant pressure can be produced inside the case. If that's what you're asking.

The only reason I have the 140s pushing out is because there isn't enough heat produced to hurt cpu cooling, and pulling air in would bring a lot of dust into my case.

Hopefully that answered your question? If not try the Overclock forums, they're much more experienced.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

good color scheme, but why didnt you go for the and r9 290x lightning gpu?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I considered it, especially with a sale, but I decided that it was just more cost effective to go for the G1. At a certain point you have to realize that performance takes priority over color scheme!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you planning to paint the gpu with a black and yellow

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, besides the blue LEDs the GPU is black. I don't really see a reason to add yellow since there wasn't preexisting colored trim. If I add any more color, it'll be sleeved cables