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White black and red all over

by Pileofpixels1084



CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


First build in like 15 years. Man how things have changed. This is primarily a gaming/htpc.

CPU: upgraded to a i7 4790K. Started using this machine for some light motion graphics editing as well. So hyper-threading actually comes in handy. Fantastic chip. Overclocked to 4.4 with ease. I will take it farther but haven't had time yet.

Cooler: Choose the 105 because I had the space and I didn't care for what I was hearing about corsair link. I dunno one less thing to go wrong with this pump. Plus some more surface area can't hurt. Seems to be working pretty good so far. Toying with the idea of doing a water cooled cpu/gpu look down the line not sure yet.

mobo: Love this thing. Easy to use...Easy to update. It's everything I wanted and a price that wasn't killing my budget. Look at the ROG and Sniper and just didn't see anything that this board didn't have that I needed.

ram: It's ram...it works. Saved some money here may go to some higher end stuff down the line.

SSD: Its great. boot times are fantastic with 8.1. I'll probably throw another 240 or 300+ in there when I see a great deal and have some cash.

Video card: Upgraded the video card and made some money out of the deal. Got a gtx 970 this go around. Going to add a second at some point.

PSU:It works and its alright. Again saving some money here. Someday if I have to I'll go to an 850 ax. This was the biggest pain of the build was trying to find a psu that fit and was affordable. Really would like to have full modular though. I'm sure I overlooked one that would be better any suggestions welcome.

Fan's I replaced like the whole freaking thing including rad fans. Glad I did but there is still some modding to be done to really cool this sucker down in my opinion.

Mouse: I wanted a good solid gaming mouse that wouldn't break the bank. Saw this while diggin through amazon and was surprised at all the positive feedback and features for such a cheap mouse. I am glad to say I am not disappointed...would I rather have a g700 or rat 9. Well yeah but I also had spent enough for now. This is a great alternative and is responsive, economic, and really customizable. I would not hesitate to buy from this company again. Considering getting one of their back lit keyboards right now as well.

Last but not least case. I really wanted something semi small and with a good look to sit along side my energy tower speakers. This fit the bill. Only thing I could ask for is some sort of mesh in the front to let some more air in this thing. It's not terrible but it could be a chiller if they did that. Maybe something like bittfenix is doing with the prodigy and phenom.

That's all for now. Some more stuff to do includes some more cable clean up with some single sleeving and also probably will get the windows. Wasn't gong to but now that I put this much work in I want to show it off. Plus hopefully working out the front air flow dilemma. I'll re post pics and and update when it all happens.

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Xxmg98xX 1 Build 3 points 44 months ago

I thought it was the prodigy at first. lol But nice Build +1

Wheelzz 1 point 44 months ago

I did as well

xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 44 months ago

Really nice, never seen that case before. Looks like a pretty good build to me!

mejohnny 1 Build 2 points 44 months ago

I like it! If you like the red, try the red leds from corsair af120 quiet edition. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Nsf

Pileofpixels1084 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 44 months ago

I actually already put gt ap-15's on the rad. Forgot to add that I'll put those on the list. Looked at the corsairs heard they were noisy.. Liked the look though.

FlyinRyan 1 Build 2 points 44 months ago

White, black, and red(read) all over. What is newspaper?

Ope_Lee 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

It looks like you have your fans on the H105 in pull config, bringing in the hot air into your case instead of exhausting out on the top. Just letting you know :)

Pileofpixels1084 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

Yeah I know and I'll change that but I am pulling really good temps right now with it that way. I'm planning on modifying the front panel and I'll switch them then. I know this is not the "right way" but I can't really argue with the temps right now.

Mic755 1 point 43 months ago

Is there space for SLI with that case/mobo? Was thinking of building a similar build and was wondering about how upgradeable it is...

Pileofpixels1084 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 43 months ago

For sure. It would be a tight fit and you may want to get the window version so you can add a fan mod to help with airflow. I will do that once the 780 drops in price later this year.

soy_milk 1 point 43 months ago

do you think that a slim odd will still fit in there with the cpu cooler and gpu? Great build BTW!

Pileofpixels1084 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 43 months ago

Not sure actually. you might be able to just do vent's and cover with a mesh and have the gpu fans do the work. I haven't done it so I can't say for sure. From the look if it where I sit it would be tight but doable.

Radknight 1 point 43 months ago

Nice build. I like the red accents thoughout. I'm doing something similar but with the black Aerocool case. Have to say though the case is pretty huge for a microATX but it has nice airflow options and it looks like you're taking advantage of them. Well done.

Duke_countu 1 point 40 months ago

Does the mother board come with wireless, if so is it any good?

Pileofpixels1084 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Nope it dose not. Sorry for the really late reply.

nkncloca13 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Can u see a pic with the wondowed sode panel on

Qbuo 1 point 30 months ago

The inside layout looks exactly like my Deepcool SteamCastle, except much tidier.

Pileofpixels1084 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Yeah they are the exact same. There are like 4 or 5 cases that have the same internal layout.

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