Description

After planning this build out carefully and slowly purchasing components as sales occurred (or didn't), a year came and went, during which prices for video cards and memory were horrific at times. Only after I had already purchased half of my necessary components did I realize that 2017 was possibly one of the worst years to build the PC I had always wanted: one that would blend form and function and could hopefully be future-proof for a bit. This was both an artistic endeavor, and a long overdue upgrade. My previous PC was both hideous and antiquated; a noisy rig running an AMD Phenom II X4 965, with an old Zalman big-air cooler that had grown to be deafening at times. I sought out to build something that would finally be the PC I wanted, as opposed to a PC I compromised for. For the most part it came to full fruition with one minor exception: the video card. I just couldn't bring myself to shell-out $1200 for a 1080 at the time. Prices have started to drop thankfully, and eventually I'll get a fancier card. Still, a 1060 is not too shabby.

So far, it has run silently and beautifully. The name is derived from a movie it reminded my wife of when she saw it all lit up for the first time.

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 5 points

amazing gee I would choose this pc over a higher end one simply because of aesthetics (and amazing cable management)

PLUS ONE +1

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!!

  • 18 months ago
  • 4 points

Now I feel like an idiot because I didn't even think about rotating the water block to shorten the hoses... Great build and looks amazing! +1

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Yeah I obsessed for awhile about the orientation of the water block, cuz I wanted it to look less cluttered.

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

cant wait to get back and do the same, also going to put in a vertical gpu riser to really make the build pop

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

that cable management is clean, good job mate

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Calling a feature here. If it wasn't I would be disappointed. Keep the good work up!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

great build. sad to see the ram and the graphics card SO inflated on this build. you could have waited for the gpu prices to go down a little more because they have been going down.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I totally should have waited, but my eagerness got the better of me. For some months it felt as thought the dark days of gpu prices would never leave us. I'm happy to see things brightening up as of late.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I really appreciate a build that looks good whether the lights are on or off. Great job, quality work, pictures, and lighting. +1

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

This is clean as h*ck.

pardon my language +1

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Super clean and looks incredible. Great job!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Been a long time since I've seen cables with so much love put in. I like the angles you created from the GPU and SSD cables. Probably hurt to shell out for that motherboard, but it looks great.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice clean build, I HAVE to have CLEAN as the priority in my builds. With my recent build post here, I kept wishing for my own (also a ASUS RoG) board that they offered them in pitch black. They always make them in what they call black, but its more like a smoky dark dark grey. But I am getting off topic, your builds sweet.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Fascinating name, and clean build. Love all-black.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Any reason you went EATX?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted a board that left me with tons of options for future modifications. Someday when prices drop, I'll add another NVME SSD, and possibly upgrade/add graphics cards, and maybe even do a custom loop. I may not do all of those, but just wanted the options open. I went years with a mobo that was on the opposite extreme and was constantly frustrated with its limitations. Also, it's pretty.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Stunning

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Easy plus one on the cable management. So nice to see the case's back panel look as good as the front. Great choices all around on hardware. Nice build!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

So clean, i love it!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish you videoed this assembly.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

nice name and nice pc

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the airflow on this case?

  • 15 months ago
  • 0 points

WHYYYYY spend on design than specs

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And yeah deepcool is my favorite AIO cooling option.