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Like any sensible person... I asked my wife if "we" could update the pc...

Wait, that's not what happened at all...
Thankfully shes very forgiving since it is used for freelance work.

So for the past 8-10 years I have been working with a once VERY powerful pc from Voodoo PC, upgrading bits and pieces here and there as time went on, but as the system aged and my work demands grew I realized it was time to bite the bullet and build something new.

What I needed was something that could play some games, and handle just about anything I could throw at it from the Adobe suite, from graphic design, to photo & video editing... and honestly, with how this came out, I couldn't be happier.

Where I ran into trouble.
The Corsair 570x comes with 3 SP RGB fans mounted in the front, and a RGB fan hub. I wanted to add 3 more to complete the look, so I purchased a three pack of Corsair HD120 RGB's.
I Complete putting the system together, button everything up, and low and behold, the LED's didn't turn on. Do some digging online and find out while the RGB hubs look Identical, the HD fans are not compatible with the SP fans,

The fix: Buy more HD120 RGB fans.

Outside of this one quirk, everything went together well. Wire management is a bit trickier when the entire case is glass and mine could probably use a bit more love on the back side, but all in all I'm very happy with how it came out. .

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

I call HDR on that 4th photo LOL 8). You should put together a photography tutorial for some of the builders on this website. 8)

I like the look of the fans on the front, like the scoop of a jet plane. Amazing! Well done.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks! It's tough when you want to grab a nice photo, but also don't feel like putting in the effort after a long day at work lol Due to that, I didn't feel like breaking out the Polarizing filters to get through the glare on the glass case lol

I really like the case and how it came out but the glass did poses some challenges keeping things neat & tidy.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

why did you put the m.2 in the second slot instead of the first, it would look a lot better if the ssd was flat against the motherboard instead of perpendicular.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, having never used an M.2 prior to this, and I kept hearing they run hot... I figured since I wasn't going to 3D print a fan bracket for the other slot it would do better propped up in front of the front 3 case fans.

I agree wholeheartedly that it would look better in the other slot.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

They run hot, but within specs

It’s not doing any damage in the first spot

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on, wasn't sure. I may move it when I dig into it for a bit more cable management

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

i looked up sexy, and those pictures came up. nice build man!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

YW! if a build is this good, i cant just not click on it! and AMAZING job with the RGB.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

That’s a sick setup you got! +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Many Thanks

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Quality build!! +1

I like it!!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission XD

How are you enjoying the best performing 8-core processor currently available?

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Its been great! Though I've only been breaking it in with PUBG and Lightroom so far haha

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of freelance jobs do you do? Just worndering :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly graphic design, but I dabble in photography & content creation due to that. For my fulltime gig im in Solidworks all day, but that's on a different pc.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool looking PC! Although I would suggest looking into CableMod ( you probably already heard of them ). They make very clean custom cables so cables like 24pin and GPU will look a lot cleaner making the whole build better looking :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on! Illlook into them.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

All right! The first time I’ve visited their website I was a little overwhelmed but because you already selected your cables and know which cables you’ll need it should be much easier.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny way to mount the M.2 Drive. Beautiful build nevertheless! +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought so too, but figured it would benefit from the fans its mounted in front of

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I see. That makes more sense.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

what are those monitors?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Super old and crappy HP 23" lol. Upgrading those is next on my list.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management is causing me some eye twitching :)

Same with the GPU tubes covering the CPU pump

Outside of that, looks good

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

HAHA I know what you mean. Once I realized the GPU cooler also blocks all of the rest of the available memory slots, I have plans to relocate it to the front of the case, and just put a single fan in the rear.
I'll probably do this when I order a set of CableMod's.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The way your M.2 is sticking out throws me off because normally they are flat against the motherboard from what I've seen but nice build. Also how do you like the hybrid card i was thinking of upgrading to a hybrid in the future.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely love the Hybrid card! Its quiet and it keeps it cooler under stress than the fan options, which equals better performance. Whats not to love? :D Just wish the TI FTW Hybrid wasn't twice the price. Would have picked that up but it would have put me over budget for this.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very nice - noticed that the PSU shield has a cover on the end. Did you purchase that separately or did it come with it? Reason I'm asking is I thought this case did not come with that cover.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! This one came this way new from Newegg. I think the older ones were open, and they updated the case design at some point. (unless im confusing it with the smaller 460x, that may be the open one?) Not too sure.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build! But i question your rear fan. Not enough static pressure on the HD120 to cool your GPU?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

After stress testing it for prolonged periods, the GPU has been maintaining a very cool temp, but I’ve been keeping my eye on it just in case.
If it starts to show signs of not being able to handle it I’ll set up a push / pull

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you happy with corsair mp510? I'm considering that model for my next upgrade.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, just now saw this.
So far so good. I had a MP300 that acted up and they quickly sent the 510 as a replacement. Fast and reliable so far

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