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I guess this is a rather high-end build, with the peripherals alone making up half the cost. I actually assembled this machine months ago, but I'm just deciding to share it now.

Bought an extra Noctua NF-A15 PWM fan so the CPU cooler would be symmetrical lol. Extremely quiet cooler, inaudible inside the case.

Spent about $25 more than necessary per 2x4 GB RAM kit because I wanted the lights. Lol.

The Crucial SSD was an addition made to accommodate my Steam library.

Had a 780 Ti stepped up to a 980 courtesy of EVGA.

Switched from an NZXT H440 to the Define R5 recently, and I like the R5 a lot more because: there is much more cable management space behind the motherboard; no PSU shroud makes the cables far more easily managed; quieter (for me) because I haven't added any additional case fans; while the built-in fan controller only accepts three fans, you can adjust their speed; and it's SATA powered instead of molex; hinged front panel; the latch on the side panel is the next best thing after a hinged side panel.

The two custom length PCIe cables are only 30cm long, so I don't need to shove them behind the motherboard tray. That alone makes cable management in the rear much easier.

The 980 is enough to power many games at 120+ FPS at 1440p. At idle, the PSU and GPU fans don't spin and the case fans can be left on low RPM so it is extremely quiet.

I think I'm prouder of the custom desk I assembled from IKEA parts and the LED strips behind the monitor than I am of the computer haha.

Was watching an ocean documentary when taking the pictures, hence anglerfish!

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Those tracer memory tho, HOT =D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I want it so badly, (nice pc btw) always wanted and Angler fish.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

where do your legs go with that desk?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

DUH CAYBUHLS ERR SOH STR8! HOAW U DUU DIS?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Props for the stealth cable combs!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. Where did you get the LED strips? I would like to put that on my monitor.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice angler fish. XD

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

the keyboard and mouse are fantastic! it is my first mechanical keyboard and its cherry mx red switches feel very good to type on, I've tried blue switches but I don't like them nearly as much.

no complaints with the mouse either, looks nice, comes with weights, braided cable, easy DPI adjustment, wonderful scroll wheel, and Logitech Gaming Software is easy to use.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I love some IKEA hacks, but that single leg in the middle sticks out like a sore thumb. If I were you I'd double up the table top to increase its rigidity and get rid of the baby stripper pole. Great job though! I'll be looking to piece something similar together soon, but in an L-shape for the corner of my room.

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