Description

So we wanted a second machine connected to the TV 1080p in our office (Cave/Lair/whatever lol) so I took to grabbing some of our parts that were laying around and ordered what was missing, the description of why the parts were chosen and/or used are below, once again I used a Corsair carbide Air case but this time a 240.

Intel Core i5-6600K, this chip was purchased as I was going to buy a i5-6600 NON-K but picked up the ex-demo unit from my supplier for $10 less then the 6600 plus the 6600-K has a 200MHz higher non turbo clock, as for not coming with the stock cooler that didn't matter as i don't like the look of the stock coolers so an after market cooler was going to be used anyway so it was budgeted. My builds are always Performance and looks together so whether a part is practical may not apply if it fits the overall aesthetics of the system.

Gelid GC-Extreme Thermal Paste, It's thick but performs well I've been using this for a few years on many projects, I've have had no issues and always good temps.

Gigabyte G1. Sniper M7 B150 Mainboard, yes it can't overclock (we knew this) but we have 6 systems here so the 6600K may move to another project, however the main problem was finding a Green 1151 Mainboard and this board was almost exactly what we wanted (apart from the B150 but the CPU was going to be a non-K chip anyway) I was not happy that it came with a scratch on the VRM heatsink though but that wasnt worth RMAing over and waiting.

GEIL Super Luce 16GB (2x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 this was from my other system, that system had these modules as I could not order the white red ones at the time and i cant get Green DDR4 ATM including from AVEXIR.

Samsung 840 Series SSD once again we had this already and it performs well for the older non EVO model.

HDDs These were all ones we already had from the past and just thrown in for extra storage.

Asus GeForce GTX980 Perfect for 1080p gaming in a system this size, I picked it up secondhand around 5 months ago for $500 AUD around the same price as the 970s were at the time, I also wanted a Reference card for the Green logo on the top.

Corsair Carbide Air 240, I went with this case as I love my Carbide 540 and the ability of installing a RAD in the front of the Micro ATX case was a plus, I also need it to fit on a shelf so we had a small restriction to size.

CPU Cooler, The Swiftech H220 X2 was chosen for the way it looked as well as the Copper Brass Radiator and the possibility of using the parts in future (Like the Apogee X2 Block) yes i knew before buying that the Res had to face the back of the case due to the GPU being in the way. The inclusion of dyes was great to turn the liquid green as well as the RGB lights. Cooling is Very good even at quieter lower pump RPMs.

Creative X-Fi Fatality, no its not in here for any real reason other then nostalgia and looks lol, I changed the LED light colour by using a small amount of Nail Polish on the lens to match the GeForce GTX Logos colour.

Fans, I find myself using Thermaltakes RIING RGB Fans in most builds I love the way they look :), but they also appear to perform well and are resonably quiet compared the the stock coolers SP fans. The Nanoxia Deepsilence 80mm Fans where more for Looks as they were green and I hated the look of the empty fan slots at the back I was surprised how quiet they are you can't here them at lower RPMs over the system itself. Yes im aware I'm running negative pressure here however this system gets very little dust where its located.

Gamerchief Green PSU Extension / Fan Extension cables were well priced and appeared to be of good quality :) Coming from cabelmod on my other system.

SATA Cables I had 2 green ones already for the viewable SATA ports and 2x Black/White ones for the SATA ports hidden under the Graphics card.

Intel Wireless-AC 7265, seems to get a better connection then my TP-Link T9E adapter in my main rig.

Gigabyte Odin GT 800W PSU, I still had this in box in my garage, Its not a bad PSU in its day it was a tier 2 Unit and did well in reviews. Its made by CWT.

Xbox Wireless Windows 10 USB Dongle, My partner prefers playing with a controller so we bought this for gaming (This system is not at a desk so it makes sense) I prefer KB + Mouse myself.

Xbox One Day One Controller, We already had this spare from our Xbox One.

I used towel for leak testing the cooler as there have been a few issues with the H220 X2 pump connections getting damaged in shipping.

I used a glass of liquid to work out what colour I wanted by mixing the dyes.

Thanks for looking :)

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Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points
The green liquid cooler instantly caught my eye. It's so beautiful! What a great build and that liquid cooler is so lovely! You have my one and support.
  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks I'm pretty happy with it :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point
You are most welcome. :)
  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for an amazing green-themed computer.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, yes I don't see many green systems now :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for woman caves haha. My room is my cave.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Gonna call it, featured in about 6 days! This is a beautiful build! Well done!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I'm very happy with the way it turned out :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I second that, it's a featured-class build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. Absolutely adore the air 240 but what you've done with the LED and the Green liquid cooler is perfection! Cable management is astounding from the front. I notice you have the 8 pin in the corner. I struggled to route the 8 pin behind the 3.5" drive bay, even with a flat cable. Any tips? Or could I be so bold to ask for a few pictures of the back? :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Becasause I had the cable extension for the CPU 8-pin I was able to flatten them behind the HDD cage as each wire is individually sleeved, it took a bit of patience lol :)

Thanks for the feedback :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean green white build love it!! +1!!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

That cooler, it looks so ... urm, cool. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I love it :) thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty sick build, really interesting component selection. I don't think I've seen that particular cpu cooler setup before.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, yeah I liked the way it look when I first saw it :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I really really like this. Such great detail, and I love the green.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Super Green! Ruby Rhod would be proud. Great build :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Best comment yet lol I love that old movie <3 BTW thanks :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Killed it. My +1 is yours, do with it as you will.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

A M A Z I N G ! ! ! Very nice work! The colors, the parts selection.... that's art! hehe

Caroline.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Excuse me ma'am, where is the man's cave?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

No man cave here sorry lol :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

XD

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought the man cave belong to the male(s) in the house, like exclusive property and the rest of the house was for the ladies!!! I'm so wrong but I'm happy my girlfriend doesn't visit pcpp.

nice greenbox you made there!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

No males here lol ;)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

alright I think you have the right to use Womens Cave though I liked the Ladies Lair naming too! hehehe

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 beautiful bright colors and a sick case

Love the case and the colors. Parts are nice as well. I'm thinking of going with that Swiftech cooler possibly cause of how great it looks. Was the rad hard to work with? Anything you'd say was bad about it? Just looking for an opinion from someone with hands on experience :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a few small things with it that could hinder installation, obviously the size and position of the pump and RES as you can see i had to install the cooler with the RES facing the back as in my case there is not enough clearance between the video card and the front of the case (I knew this before buying I still think it looks better then the black Corsairs) the other thing was the plastic fittings into the pump they felt a little flimsy so I was careful no to put too much pressure on them (some early ones if you look online broke in the box during shipping), and the last thing if you have to mount the RES + RAD the way I needed to the RES has a piece of plastic that goes along the LEDs that just sticks out a little further then the RAD that made me remove one of the case cable management rubbers so i could fit it in. Otherwise the pluses so outweigh the Negatives, :) I love that the RAD is Copper + Brass not aluminum, The CPU Block can be used in future systems by itself, that the pump is good enough to be able to add a GPU block into the loop, That is has a decent size RES, the RGB lighting and the fact that you can replace the fittings with other G 1/4 fittings :) I just think its well worth it over a closed AIO. Oh and the included Liquid DYES (Mayhems) YAY love that those were included.

Forgot to say that the pump is PWM controlled too. it does not however have any USB connection or control software like the AIO Corsairs and others :)

Also I didn't use the included Fans im using PWM Thermaltake RIING RGB Fans so i cant comment in those.

I Hope that Helps with anything you need to know :)

  • 46 months ago
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PS Sorry lol and not that its bad but NO Push Pull option because of the RES + PUMP Location :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :) that info does help. Glad you like the pump tho

  • 46 months ago
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Have you try mount the rad on the top with res facing out? I wanted to do this but i m afriad that the res will block the view of the cpu block. Any advise?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey ;), No the rad won't fit up there, there's is not enough room for a rad and fans, so you can have fans or a rad with no fans even with an itx board installed :( sorry

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Micro Machines!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol yeah we both love our Star Trek ships :)

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  • 46 months ago
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Thanks :)

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  • 46 months ago
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Thanks, I enjoyed building it :)

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  • 46 months ago
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My user name but an actual nick name lol

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  • 46 months ago
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Yeah I was really happy with that find :)