Built this as a general content creation machine, and possibly a little gaming (Civ 5, Bioshock, nothing too crazy).

This being my first build I took extra care and time to make sure I was picking the right parts or actually building the machine correctly. I think it came out great, my cable management could use some work and I think I might actually replace a few with shorter and specialized cables so that should help.

There are a few weird things about this case but other than those the case is perfect for what I needed. The major being the power cable to the motherboard has to be smashed behind the hard drive cage so I plan to figure out a better way to re-route cleanly.

I have yet to overclock anything as of yet, I wanted to make sure everything was running smoothly – I've been using OSX for years and years due to my job and so I wanted to make sure I can always switch over to that environment.

That is my next goal, I'll have OSX boot from the SSD and Windows for the Black Drive. I want to keep them separate in case I totally screw the hackintosh bit up.

Overall I'm happy with it so far, my poor laptop will stop being tortured now and I'll actually be able to work from home a bit.

I'll update temps and all that when I get everything good to go.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It people like you that make my pc look like a spec of dust compared to yours

... In a good way

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I love the Air 240, great little case. +1 for you sir!

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice, looks pretty.