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Meet Orange Crush...my first Build. I built it for my son, who loves online gaming...and I love him. And this is what came out of that equation...lol. Initially, I was going to get a used gaming pc from craigslist, and after looking through dozens of adds, I ended up on youtube...trying to make heads or tails as to what goes into a gaming rig. Then I found this little website called pcpartpicker that let's you design a dream computer. So of course I indulged myself, and ended up getting bit by the bug. I started looking up cases, cause that's the first thing you see. I sat through dozens of reviews on youtube, before I figured out what I wanted in a case, and I picked the Phanteks Evolv mATX. Then It went on the the Motherboard. This one was easy as it was difficult, cause when I typed in the best motherboard, this one won hands down. But the only problem is the motherboard and the case are not compatible without modding one or the other. But it was still a must have, so out came the Dremel. Next came the gpu's. This one was a pretty easy pick as well. I went with 2 GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX...running on SLI HB of course! Then the ram...this one was probably the easiest choice, cause I fell in love with the Trident Z RGB the moment I saw them. And although I knew I wanted to fill all 8 slots...64 GB seemed like a nice sweet spot between 32 GB and 128 GB. The cpu was a whatever, It's not bottom of the barrel, and it's not all out. As long as it was an i7, I was good. The hard drive had to be SSD, and boy was I glad I got it...this thing boots up in seconds. Initially I was going to get a 1 TB SSD and a 5 TB SATA, but I ended up going with a 2 TB Samsung. I spent a little time on the monitor, it was a battle between size vs. quality vs. refresh rate. Initially I bought the Acer Z301, but I ended up returning it and going with the Asus ROG Swift...and I don't regret it! It looks amazing! The refresh rate is not the fastest on the market. But the ROG is largest curved HD monitor out there. With the Power supply, all I knew is that I wanted something good, reliable, and fully modular. As for the fans, cooling, and the rest of the components, it was all a matter of personal preference. As for the build...First and foremost, in case you didn't notice, Phanteks doesn't make an orange Evlov case...I powder coated it. And for anyone that tells you, that you can't fit a Rampage V Edition 10 in a Phanteks Evolv case...yes you can, and here it is. I did have to remove the led from the back of the motherboard, and had to create a slight bend where the motherboard ends to buy me a couple of mm, and avoid any rubbing...and it fit like a glove. I covered the original holes the cables went through with a piece of metal, which I cut and bent to match the original holes, and I powder coated it to match the case. I also made new openings for the cables, which I cut to size to match the grommets I bought. But of all of the things I did to this build, the cables have to be my absolute favorite! To me...it's the pièces de résistance! They came from a place called Cablemod. Not only do they make killer cables, but they have great customer service...really cool, helpful, and knowledgeable. Thanks for your help Matt! Of all the things I put in this thing, nothing pops like these cables! And before anybody goes on about too much RGB...keep in mind this computer was built for a 13 year old. And besides that...it looks freaken cool! Besides, not only can he change the color, the mode, and the speed of the lights...he could also turn it all off, and make it look plain and empty. Cause that would really look cool?!? lmao All in all, I was more then happy with the way it came out. Feel free to leave your comments, and if you like...hit the Favorites. Thanks.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 6 points

Really nice build but for some reason I have a feeling this isn't your first go at building a PC.

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

dude, he has no comments, only one saved part list (this build), and his account was made in january this year. I agree with u tho

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah not sure how you go from a used Craigslist build to this work of art? This is like saying i was looking into a used Honda Civic but ended up with a custom build Shelby Cobra.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

i doubt any of this is craigslist though

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

None of it is craigslist. Most of it was Amazon, and Newegg.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

figured it out.

Initially, I was going to get a used gaming pc from craigslist, and after looking through dozens of adds, I ended up on youtube...trying to make heads or tails as to what goes into a gaming rig.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take that as a compliment...Thank you, and yes it is.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

RGBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

HOLY **** THIS LOOKS COOL

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think this is your first time building a PC lol. awesome job tho! RGB is a bit much on the eyes however, but the cable management is amazing. but holy ****, all this for your son? I wish I was that spoiled. I built my PC with saved money from birthdays and ****

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually it is. And what can I say on the RGB...It looks super cool to me, so I can imagine a 13 year old. But for those who find it a little too much...not only can you change the intensity and patterns...you can turn it all off when your feeling mysterious. lol

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

okay, i'll take your word for it

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank...that means a lot to me! lol. Seriously though...consider it a testament to what you can learn, when you spend 20,000 hours on youtube. lol. I'm just glad it over!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

By far one of the coolest looking builds I've ever seen. Those rainbow cable extensions are the icing on the cake.

Inb4 feature

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. I think I sat in front of that thing when I finished, and stared at it for hours. It looks super cool in person. And for me, the cables were the Piece de resistance. Thanks again.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you controlling the RGB memory or are you just letting it cycle on default? I tried to control mine on a rampage v 10 edition and my memory got SPD corruption after I installed the software.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just cycling through. The software update kinds sucks. I tried working with it, but I gave up. Last update I tried to use still had some issues. So cycle it will.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy hell, that is one spoiled kid! o_O

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem, considering there's a big difference between being spoiled, and acting spoiled.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Psychedelic. Your son is very lucky.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Grooovy Baby! Yeah...

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Can i call you my dad lol Nice build

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure...go wash my truck son. lol Thanks

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm so jealous! This is one sick build, for a ... 13 year old, you say? Sheesh, adopt me, I'll wash you truck DAILY, if you want me to-- just as long as I get a build like this. :D

Question: Where did you order the modded cable from? Thanks~

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol...Thank you. I got them from cablemod.com. Go to the Cablemod configurator, and go to custom PSU cables, and you can customize any cable to any color scheme. The ones I got are the Modmesh. I dealt with a guy named Matt, really cool, helpfull, and knowledgeable. I have to admit, of all the things I put in this computer, the cables are my favorite.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your kid even say thanks?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, all the time, and for every little thing. There's a big difference between being spoiled, and acting spoiled.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope nope nope nope nope... SO MUCH RGB ERRR MARR GURRD

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like it! 1+!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

you are very welcome!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

What does a 13 year old need 64GB of ram for?

  • 32 months ago
  • -2 points

He doesn't. But there were 8 slot's and there was no way I was going to leave any of them empty. I could have gone with 8 X 4 GB, but I could have also gone with 8 X 16 GB...so I picked something respectable, without being cheap about it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

In this very moment Michael Stipe is making efforts in organizing a tribute festival show in commemoration of this praisworthy build.

btw, pcpp: Favorite Button?!?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you...I think!?!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know...go ask Michael Stipe! ; )

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

If your son decided to get into video editing or streaming that PC would work great for those tasks

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd like to think there's not a lot of things this monster wouldn't be work great for. :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

All you would have to do is buy a nice webcam

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Cameras in kids room...no like.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I reckon you could probably see the thing from outta space with that much RGB xD, other than that looks amazing and your son is very lucky to have a father like you :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it! Well done!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Unreal build mate. Very creative and well thought out and executed!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It came out better then I imagined it would.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Now this kid is gonna pretend he doesn't know his own mother.

You sneaky dad B) +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao...Too funny!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely! Done!....What you did there with the dremel to fit the EATX > Phanteks pretty much Failed on that and should rebuild a v2 of the case with better spacing for airflow.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! And yes, I agree. I love the case! It's not too big, and not too small, and everything fit so well. But it was the only thing that set me back a bit. No biggie though...I enjoy a challenge, and I was happy with how it came out.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sighing so hard right now.... This build is literally a dream! I would run every game at Ultra settings, turn it on and off just to enjoy how quick it boots, open 50 tabs on chrome, Watch anime in between rainbow six siege matches, stream at 1080p 60fps, upload youtube videos while rendering other youtube videos AT THE SAME TIME!!! HOLY CHRIST THIS THING IS SO SEXY!!!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Nuclear! You're a trip. You almost make me wanna build one just for you!

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

One day he told me he wanted to go to his moms house because he could pay steam with his friends over there...guess where he wants to be know. lol. I solved that problem!

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

Amazing build, but a $6,000 PC to trick your son in to wanting to stay at your house versus his moms? Maybe that money would have been better invested in a therapist.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Can someone ring the hater alarm! lol. It's not called trickery, it's called loving you son, wanting him around you as much as possible, and having the means. I'm not sure which one you didn't get, but considering you don't understand...maybe you should be the one to go see a therapist about all that pent up resentment. lmao. Btw, some people spend a lot more on other things, and get a lot less in return...can someone say make it rain. lol

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

BTW, it was 6740.09 not including the incidentals. Don't short change me!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

HAHA! Great idea :D

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh it was a joke ;-;

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Consider it a beginners mistake. But I was under the impression proper ventilation was a good thing. Didn't think three pulling in and three pushing out was excessive though. Also, my though was is with my fan setup, they can run quietly, instead of operating at 50,000 rpm's to keep things cool...especially with twin gpu's. But that's just my opinion...that and a dollar will get you a cheeseburger.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I should have named it...The Orangierest! Has a nice ring to it. lol

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I understand RGB is a matter of preference, and not everyone has the same preferences. It's cool tho.