Description

I use this for general YouTube, Email, Facebook and Playing World of Warcraft and Elder Scrolls. Recording and saving game play. Editing and posting game play. I ran both games on high settings, while streaming to Ustream, Teamspeak and SoundCloud on a 32in tv and 1920x1080 monitor with a 32fps on WoW and 23fps ESO (playable) and it only got 98deg Fahrenheit with the stock cooler. I painted it myself using base red on case frame and base yellow with water droplets red, then clear coat on plastic and side panels. Clear plastic fans with red led, and a white led strip around the whole inside edge of the case independantly powered for easy inspection, cleaning, upgrading and just plain showing off.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 6 points

+1 for the cardboard ensuring the computer isn't on carpet

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

This build looks nice and I really like the fan controller, if my case didn't come with a built in one and panel that would cover it I would certainly use it. I have to ask though, why did you get a WD Red HDD? For what you listed it seemed like the cheaper WD Blue would have been better or for a little more a higher performance Black. Red is more for if you plan on having Raid with 2 drives.

Almost forgot, loving the design that you put on it, the red lights and water droplets just look so awesome. Just that alone deserves a +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :) I am kind of new to building, compared to most people. I had mostly in mind to add SSD and almost gave no thought into the base HD. I only recently am learning what is good and they arent all equal.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I have 2 SSDs. I don't believe in traditional hard drives. lol.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Why'd you get a WD Red HDD? I heard the Red is for NAS systems. Correct me if I'm wrong!

However love the case droplet effect. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You're correct. But they don't have to be used in only a NAS.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ye, I am relatively new compared to the members here and recently discovered that all HD's arent created equally. and thanks!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Love the low power consumption relative to the performance.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing piece of ART

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Your case looks beautiful! +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How long did it take to paint the case like that? Definitely like the water droplets +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It took about an hour to prep and just a quick shot of Rustoleum red. Yellow on the plastic, let dry, and spray bottle some drops of water and at an angle sprayed red across the water the let dry, then clear coat. you could probably do it if you was prepared, in 2 hours. Given that you let the water dry over night. This was a quick backup paint scheme. Wanted to do an enamel dip but thought Testers Brand was the right kind of enamel.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I didnt see That there was a comment section till I logged on to do another build. A few hours 1 evening. Thanks

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

a lot of these parts are very power efficient (S skew CPU, Maxwell GPU, Red HDD), but the PSU isn't even 80+, so it will still use a considerable amount of power.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going for "cheap" at the time but recently replaced the PSU with a better one. I didn't consider having a "cheap" PSU sitting in a box on a shelf :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PLZ PLZ PLZ change to a different PSU!!! http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ye I was going for (cheap) and experience now proves that it is not cheap to have a used PSU in a box on a shelf. I did replace it thanks :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I didnt see That there was a comment section till I logged on to do another build. btw I did change, thanks

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Wonderful paintjob! I wish you could paint mine hehehe. Congrats!

Caroline.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I was very easy to paint, being that it was not built yet. Just 3 cans of spray paint. Would be cool to learn that you painted your next build :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

While you have a good low power consumption build, you have a PSU that isn't even 80+ Certified, so you won't save up on those electricity bills.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I hadn't even thought of power usage on this build. I am relatively new at building compared to the members here and love to learn from you guys. I did end up changing the PSU. Thanks for taking the time to give your input.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the MSI GTX-750ti TWIN FROZR holding up, and do you use it on the OC mode??

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems to be holding up. A week ago I would have called it junk because under heavy use, the screen would switch back to windows, then go back to the game and all things in the game would not be present. A quick game reload and things would be fine again. I hooked back into the onboard video and it worked fine, but now it is doing it again with the video card not used. I dont have a lot of experience with other cards so I dont think my review would be accurate but I loved it the 1st few months I used it

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I didnt see That there was a comment section till I logged on to do another build. My 1st Card didn't work at all. I couldn't register the second one because the software from the 1st wouldn't remove properly. I had to take it to Fry's and pay them to remove and install. They had trouble after saying they could do it while I shop. Took 2 days. The 2nd card worked for 4 months before it would start freezing. I changed to the processor as my primary video and forgot about it. A year later I realized that I wasn't running the card and it was too late to return it. I reset the chip on it, doubled up on the cooling and with no change, 20 min is all it was worth. I have read similar stories.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What lights did u use