Description

It has been years since my last computer build, and since my current one has to date spit out 2 graphics cards, a few hard drives, and now the mobo, I figure it's time to just burn it to the ground and build a new one.

At the same time, my roommate has the Oculus on pre-order, and doesn't have a machine to run it; So, we decided to build a new rig together. Given the Oculus' requirements, we needed to look at a higher end build compared to my last one. I have also never really had the opportunity to go a little overboard with theme design so I really wanted to try my hand at it with this one. I've always been a fan of the black and green look, and a lot of the other colour combos seem to be overdone (not that black and green isn't but not as much) so that's what we were targeting with this build.

There was really no budget for this build, however, we didn't want to go all out with multiple GPUs in SLI and a full custom water cooling loop (yet). The components were instead chosen to give us the best performing rig we could build today while keeping plenty of room for future upgrades. The components we've chosen have quite a bit of headroom overclocking wise, and when we run out of that, we can then throw in another 980ti and a custom cooling loop.

Some might say we've chosen some unnecessarily expensive components when there are much cheaper alternatives with the same performance, however, theme design was also high on our list; So all of our components were not only selected because they could perform, but we also think they look the best and fit the build perfectly.

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Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 6 points

This build should be featured! The effort on sleeving those cables, i wish i know how to do them myself. All the color theme is on point +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks for the love! This is the first time I've ever done sleeving. I saw others do it, watched a couple YouTube vids, and just started goin to town. You should try it yourself! Took me about 30 hours to do all the sleeving.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

HAHA "Took me about 30 hours." I died

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

lol, I'm used to working on cars...a weekend of work to build something like this is nothing in comparison ;)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

but in all seriousness thats a very good pc. just wanted to know if you forgot to list an SSD(EDIT: it's in the CUSTOM below list, my bad). I myself have h440 razer(upgraded) with 6 SP120 LEDs green and an h90 dual fan SP140 LEDs green. It's beautiful

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The SSD is actually at the bottom of the list under "custom" components because I couldn't find it in the pcpartpicker list (I guess it's too new). We went with the Samsung SM951 256GB M.2 NGFF PCIe Gen3 8Gb/s x4 Solid state drive SSD (2280), NVME. Yeah that was one of the big factors that drew us to this case, it looks so good and they did an amazing job with the lighting/cable management. Nice job with yours!

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Love that Razer weedgreen build!

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

lol thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome niggel

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. Very clean. Great job on the cable management.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Well then. The attention to detail on this really shows all the way around. That cable management, number and quality of the pics and quality of the parts is outstanding.

This build is a 10/10 thanks for uploading and showing this off.

10/10

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you very much for your compliments! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who appreciates attention to detail!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

If you look at my two builds, you will see that even know those builds are for other people, i take a lot of time wiht cable management, the builds are not nearly as epic as yours, but i think i did pretty well.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I checked out your builds and you definitely did a great great job tucking them. Up until this build I used to do what you did with just routing the cables as short and hidden as possible. This time I decided to take it that one step further and turn something that's normally an eyesore into almost the centerpiece.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build. I like how your cables are combed! I'm waiting for the CableMods representative that I was talking to reply to me so I can order some and post some pictures on here. Just a question, What did you use to take these pictures? They're amazing.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Yeah, I've seen some of the cleaner builds with less combs, but I like the way they look and keep everything so tight. I look forward to seeing how yours looks! The camera was my Nikon D7100 (which is used primarily for snapping shots of my drift car when I'm at the track).

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

This is my new favorite build on here.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow thank you!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build, the cabling looks outstanding.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I'm pretty happy with how first attempt at sheathing my own cables went :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I reccommend the Mionix Castor, has RGB and also a bit better sensor

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the recommendation. I actually really like the feel of this mouse though and the colour is also rgb. Sensor is the best I've used to date as well.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

THIS BUILD IS ON POINT! Actually though, wow, the green is well spread out and well used. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the props! I'm glad the amount of time I spent contemplating the layout and colour scheme is paying off :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

that awkward moment when you're pc looks like razer but still looks beautiful to a a corsair fanboy

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

you should save up for at least a boot SSD and very nice build super jealous wish my pc was like this

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

We actually do have one. It doesn't show under ssd in the list because pcpp doesn't have it yet! If you look under custom you'll see we picked up the Samsung 951 256Gb nvme m.2 ssd. This thing is insanely fast! Thanks for the props!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is pretty epic, definitely like the color theme and props on doing the sleeves yourself. I been wanting to do mine too (white and shrinkless) but haven't because laziness.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it actually wasn't too bad at all! You should definitely just do it. Doing it heat shrinkless is super easy too; It's basically the same as doing it with heat shrink, except you just cut the heat shrink off after you've melted the one end around the pin.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Green builds.
<3

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

A lot of nice components selected.

95 pictures. Wow.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Haha yeah I'm not too sure sure some might think it's too much but I wanted to show the build progress as well as the finished product :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

REALLLLLLLY nice build bro :-) + 1 from me nice job

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Loving the cables, very well done!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

breathing intensifies

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Should be featured.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I wish :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Well done. I hope Razer cuts you a slice!

Can I ask how good or bad you would measure sound/noise from the fans? I've heard some say it gets pretty loud with that case. You stripped all of the ones that came with it so are yours quieter? Thanks, bud.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I wish haha.

Unfortunately I can't compare the stock fans as I never ran them to begin with. However, the Thermaltek fans are really quiet and I really can't hear them unless I'm sitting in absolute silence which is not usually the case in my place. The only noise that becomes noticeable is the GPU fans when they kick in during gaming. Overall the case I find is actually quieter than most. Its got some really good sound damping.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Roger that, Bud. Thanks for the reply!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

These are some high quality parts, and I want to see them. More pics?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about the delay, pictures took forever to upload!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, the build looks amazing. Great job.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, you uploaded a LOT of pictures. I appreciate it.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah and those are just the ones I kept...I took A LOT! lol

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

did you get the i5660k because it out performs the i7 6700k?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well from what I found while trying to decide between the two is that they are both capable of almost the exact same overclock, and there are very few games out that actually utilize hyperthreading so the choice was to save a few pennies. From what I've seen, the performance once overclocked is near indistinguishable.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

also dude if i build my pc can you help me XD im still a noob at this stuff

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha absolutely. Any questions, feel free to ask although everything I did here was mostly learned by youtube vids and hours of research :P

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got the same case, but I have the pre-sleeved cable kit from corsair. I don't care much for them. Where did you get your cables, and what are the lengths? I'm definitely going to ditch my cables for these exact ones when I do a Pascal and Broadwell/skylake-E refresh.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The cables are actually the stock cables that came with the EVGA PSU. I custom sleeved them with E22 sleeves and combs (just pop the pin out of the connector at one end, slip the sleeve over, and melt it to the end). This was a pain for these stock wires though because EVGA puts capacitors in the cables to help with filtering, which was hard to sleeve around them.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, alright. Shoot. I'll have to go another route then, as I want cables that don't have that tacky 6+2 connector that causes that little loop.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, this build is amazing, I'm planning to do something like this, but this surpasses my expectations of what will be the mine.

P.S: What camera do you use to take photos ?, I have a canon T3i but I can not take pictures like that.

P.S 2: sorry for my bad English, I'm very bad xD

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was very fortunate to be able to build this machine. I have a Nikon D7100. I used the stock 18-55 mm lense.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the **** are you using cold cathodes in such a high end build?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points
  • Other than that great build
  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

As opposed to? LEDs? Before building it, I had read mixed reviews, however, the general consensus seems to be that the cold cathodes offer more powerful and consistent lighting. To be honest, after seeing these in action, I'm not at all happy with the result and was seriously contemplating ditching them to either try LED strips or simply nothing at all.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I just know cold cathodes to be cheap, and often pretty unreliable, and in such a high end build, LED strips would be better, but I guess you got lucky with them not being bad

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the Corsair logo on the CPU cooler green or is it white? I have been looking for a Water Cooler for a build that I am doing with the Razer case and want to keep the green going

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an RGB LED! Programmable to any color you want :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Black and Green build! I just built one myself a couple months ago, but pales in comparison. +1 Amazing Rig!!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I love when people add a ton of photos. AMAZING BUILD TAKE MY UPVOTE !!

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

wow. you really bought an i5 with the formula? thats a huge mistake! its a motherboard that is more expensive than your cpu!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha right on I see you have good taste ;)

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I'm contemplating right now what to do about it. I've got some ideas.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks! It's a blessing and a curse. Hey, you provide the parts, I'll do the build, I actually enjoy this stuff.

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