Built this after going without a desktop for about a year and a half. Major upgrade over my last machine.

Went with an open air Raijintek case, but decided against water cooling, so I've yet to decide how best to maximize the extra "case" space. I love that all the hard drives and majority of wires can be mounted on the reverse side, and at some point I would like to run this computer in the horizontal position, but my desk now doesn't allow for it.

Wanted a very industrial theme, and I think adding another noctua fan to the heatsink will help in that endeavor. I also have a larger noctua fan, but I'm struggling with where exactly would be best to mount it.

Eventually would also like to add two more sticks of ram, although that's going to be a lot of light coming from one area. Maybe adding some additional small leds as spotlights around the case might help.

Added the xonar essence stx so i could go out to a desk tube amp I picked up. The amp plays out on a modded pair of old mac pro speakers (harman kardon orbs, not the sound sticks).

Love to hear any comments/suggestions!

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  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

can you get more pictures either with the glass off or with a polarizing filter? This is impossible to see inside of in the pictures.

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

maybe next time I replace something I will. I think you can see in fine with these (:

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

really nailed the "industrial" theme.

holy moly are those ram sticks bright!