Description

This computer is unique and has a lot of personality. I mostly use it for gaming but also have a CAD software installed on it. I had to put in the liquid cooling loop as an homage to my former Nuclear Engineering job :)

This is my first-ever build and I had a blast with it! Plus, it works like a charm -- operates quickly and smoothly without limitation. I also bought extension cables for the monitor so it can be moved to double as a bedroom TV (hence the built-in speakers).

Anyways, this thing beats the hell out of the clunky, loud, and slow Dell Inspiron laptop (i3) that I'd been using since 2009. I know that's not hard to do, but still, I'd call this adventure a success!

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 6 points

The PSU isn't bad it is just over 8 years old.

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Ive got an old Apevia 680W PSU from 2004 when "Rated SLI Capable" meant it had dual 6 Pin PCI-E connectors. Still works, still going strong.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU isn't bad it is just over 8 years old.

This is the 900w version but same principle it scored horribly, the only thing bringing its average up is functionality (yes it is in fact a psu) and that it looks nice. Without aesthetics factored in it would be more like a 4/10

  • 31 months ago
  • 5 points

Thats a sick build and a great loop but maybe a slightly dangerous PSU?

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Are you planning on replacing that monitor? Those horizontal bezel make it look like it's a 21:9 monitor running at 16:9. Except for that, amazing build! +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, but no I picked the monitor bc it's slightly curved and has the built in speakers on the sides, allowing it to easily double as a TV. The picture looks great on it with awesome visual clarity, and it has served me well so far.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Badass

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice and very original! Usually not a fan of lights in PC but this one is unique. I just bought my 7600K as well and managed to overlock it to 4.8Ghz @ 1.33v. Stable on Realbench, x256 modified and Prime v26.6 (non-Avx) @ 4-6 hours. So pretty pleased. You should try it!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Like the colors! Nice steup

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Am I correct that this is a reference to the movie "The Hunt For The Red October?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You are indeed sir! See my other reply above.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

It was a great movie. I've seen it more than once.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

The cooling is gorgeous. Ballsy move for a first build. Well done!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points
  • Red October

  • Half of it's blue

  • Jokes aside it looks pretty rad. If having a PSU with LEDs is your thing I think Thermaltake makes a few, I don't know how reliable their PSUs are though.
  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thermaltake has reliable PSUs, just not their lowest tier. their RGB PSUs are kinda good

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe I'm glad you brought this up. The Red October is a fictional nuclear submarine known for being extremely fast yet also silent. Nuclear submarines are powered by nuclear reactors. And nuclear reactors experience Cherenkov radiation ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_radiation

...but red is also my favorite color, hence the chassis color, and the name also helps with that too.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I got the references, I just thought it was amusing either way.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, indeed.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this case, and really good job with the tubing/lighting. +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

MOAR PICTURES

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

The hunt is over then. lol

Nice build m8

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for style... but that psu is a joke

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

The nuclear engineering job really caught my eye want to be one day. Its a beast build good job.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Goodness, it looks so beautiful

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but get rid of that PSU. Apevia isn't a PSU brand that I trust. Other than that. +1 :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. An Apevia PSU isn't worthy of powering such an expensive build. I think Rosewill also makes an LED power supply, but I don't know the wattage it goes to, nor do I know how they fare with their PSUs. I just know they make decent cases.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

damn! 1+! i like this build! looks good!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the positive reviews everyone, this made my day :D

I see a lot of comments about the PSU, and now that it's been brought to my attention I will definitely swap it out once I start to experience problems!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Water cooled build, no mousepad. +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Why a no-OC motherboard with a K processor

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Originally built it for CAD modeling so didn't think I would need OC. Only after it was built did realize that I had opened Pandora's box into the gaming world.

  • 31 months ago
  • 0 points

You can always resell on EBAY or Amazon :- )

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

that's the most passive-aggressive comment I have ever heard. It's a first build. There's gonna be mistakes. I was an idiot and bought a 120gb ssd as my only storage on my first build. overclock or not, it's still good to keep your CPU as cool as possible.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This would cost more btw

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you like your gpu I’m staring my firs build and I don’t know what gpu to get trying to stay under $320

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep I have no complaints so far.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thing looks crazy cool. And love the idea of using the mon as bedroom TV, I've gotta get me some extension cables too!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the keyboard good for gaming?

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