Description

After a couple years of research, I finally decided to pull the trigger and build my own lovely PC. Truthfully, the reveal of the Xbox One gave me the final push to build, but that's a story for another time. Anyways, when I first put this build together on this website, most of the internal parts were blue, which is why the name of the rig is the stupid drug reference that it is. However, I decided to switch to Intel's new Haswell chip and the GTX 700 series, which unfortunately made my build somewhat bland (or maybe even ugly) on the inside. I'm hoping to add some Bitfenix Alchemy blue light strips at some point, which will surely make everything a bit more beautiful. I hope you enjoy Blue Dream as much as I do!

PS - The cable management may look bad in the pictures, but I cleaned everything up after it was finished completely.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

You said you were looking at some bitfenix alchemy LEDs. Although those are nice have you looked into the NZXT HUE RGB LED controller (sorry confusing name lol). Basically the controller fits in a 5.25" bay and you can make the included huge LED strip any color you want with the red/blue/green adjustor knobs. You can also make lighting effects like pulsing and color changing. And it's only 30$! You should check it out

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I got one recently, overall it is nice. The LED strip itself smells like they painted it with black nail polish LOL! The color changing and fine tuning works great, and if you like things that flash or change to colors of the rainbow automatically, you will like it. I got it because I'm too indecisive when it comes to colors that will go good with things lol.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a very sweet rig. I've thought about Xbone, but really your system (slight upgrade from my build) is already 2-3 times more powerful than xbone will be.

I'm going to get the Xbone controller for my pc and maybe the Kinect 2.0 and call it good. 95% of the games are multiplatform on the pc anyways. Plus, that new game Destiny (from the makers of Halo, Bungie), looks like an awesome substitute for the Halo series.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback! Oh, and I'm really excited about Destiny as well

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  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Let's hope Bungie announces it for PC soon :-|

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that is how you cable manage in a HAF 922!! Seen way to many build in this case and give excuses to bad cable management, yours however is good. Great work!! and solid build parts choices. Happy gaming ;)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Even though it turned into gold, brown, blue dream, great cable management and clean build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean + balanced build, with that chip i hope you plan on overclocking in the future ;)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I've certainly begun to look into it. Thanks!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, good luck!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build all around and great job on the side window, perfect size to show off the core components! Probably one of the most balanced builds in terms of parts selection to be posted for awhile. Well done!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the feedback!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

How did the "auto-overclock" work for you via ASUS 4-pt software? Looking to get same core components for my build (760 instead though as i am cheap)...

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to assume you're talking about overclocking the CPU. I manually overclocked, and didn't really test any auto-overclocking functionality. But i'm pretty sure it automatically set it to around 4.2 Ghz

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the CPU. i was curious as they are advertising the 4-way optimization software and some reviews said it worked pretty good and was able to get 4.4 to 4.5 pretty easily. Let me know if you give it a shot. Thanks and enjoy the new rig...

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I know you cant really see it, but if you wanted a blue theme you could of gone with a gigabyte 770 and a gigabyte UD3. But nice build.