This PC is my NAS, VM server and gaming machine, hence the RAID-5 array and the 128GB of DDR4 RAM.
This particular PC has gone through many iterations. Small changes, here and there. Until now...
This is Neurogenic Reborn. I ditched 13 of my old case fans and my Noctua NH-D15. My kids love the rainbow effects on my mouse and headset, so I decided to install a water block and some RGB case fans. Then, this happened. It ended up being a complete teardown and reassembly, consuming many zip ties and discarding some of the excess fat from the system. I have come to the realization that minimization is my friend.
For a system with eight case fans, eight DIMMs, a fan controller, an optical drive, a card reader, two usb expansions, a beefy GTX 1080, a video capture card, three miniature fan controllers and nine disks, I don't feel I could have done a much better job than I have. Let's just say that last night was a long night.
In the images, I've included my original "box shot" as well as some other "before images." They should be all of the way to the right. Let me know what you think.
Disk Setup: 1 x 256GB Samsung M.2 PCIe SSD (OS) 2 x 240GB Mushkin SSD (RAID-0) (Games) 1 x 320GB Western Digital 7200RPM HDD (OS Backup) 1 x 4TB Toshiba 7200RPM 128MB Cache HDD (Storage) 1 x 2TB HDD in Inateck External Enclosure (Storage) 4 x 4TB Toshiba 7200RPM 128MB Cache HDD (RAID-5) (Storage)
Fan Setup: Front (intake): 1 x 120mm Thermaltake Riing 12 RGB + 1 x 140mm Thermaltake Riing 14 RGB Side (intake): 2 x 120mm Thermaltake Riing 12 RGB Top (intake): 3 x 120mm Thermaltake Riing 12 RGB + 360mm Radiator Back (exhaust): 1 x 140mm Thermaltake Riing 14 RGB
Case Modifications: Removed sliding front panel Removed side panel Installed clear side panel Installed 2 x ASUS ROG Billet Fan Grill Removed front panel eSATA port Removed all LED and fan cables Installed HDMI port in place of front panel eSATA port
Built a custom gaming cockpit chair with a leather office chair, two monitor pole mounts, industrial Velcro, and mounted the Saitek X52 Pro H.O.T.A.S. Also using CH Products Rudder Pedals. I have an Oculus Rift, Oculus Touch, and additional sensors for room-scale. I couldn't be happier.