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Really excited to finally have finished building my own PC after months and moths of waiting for price drops.

I built this machine for everyday workflow that involves video and photo editing in all sort of applications that require heavy rendering and fast storage space. As well as some high FPS gaming on the side ;)

I went with GIGABYTE GA-X99-Designare EX ATX motherboard, a mobo that many suggested to go either with ASUS or MSI; however, I stuck with this one and was not disappointed at all. It works like a CHAMP! Very solid board that does not need a back-plate when installing the new NZXT Kraken X62 CPU liquid cooler (The most beautiful liquid cooler that I ever seen) which keeps low temperature and hardly any noticeable noise.

Wanted to leave room for future upgrade on my memory so I decided to go with the Corsair Vengeance LED 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200. Love the somewhat white LED with a touch of blue which works great with my color scheme.

Can't afford a Quaddro nor a Titan; however, the Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX is a very solid card based of the research I have done before buying, and got it on Amazon for a steal with an additional $20 off the listed price.

Had a copy of Windows 10 Education key lay around and installed it on my Patriot Hellfire M.2. Although I was skeptical before buying this, because I was not able to find enough reviews nor forums about it, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a shot since my top choice of the Samsung 950 Pro was not able to fit inside my budget. Has been running great and smooth with great read and write speeds of 2,775/2,273. Can't complain. Samsung 850 EVO using it as a fast cache storage resource under rapid mode works fabulous.

Everything is wrapped around the Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower (White). I love this case and since I am not a big fan of big and bulky full towers and wanted to have something compact that was able to sit on top of my desk for an easy access of my front USBs and my media card reader: Kingwin KW525-3U3CR Super Speed USB 3.0 which I painted the front plastic interface in order to match with the white of the case.

Overall I am really happy with my results and will defenelly be using this beast for a while.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

this aesthetic is truly unique, i love the "black ice" midnight purple shine it has to it. awesome job

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the build :) keep up the good work.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm. Featured build coming up.

This looks great. I love the subdued lighting.

Thumbs up.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

+1! Great purple and black theme sorta reminds me of the void from Destiny.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

INCREDIBLE

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

HOW did you get your hands on an x62?! I've been trying to order one and it says they're back stocked until January! Nice build though.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

per-ordered the item more than a month ago

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I am getting mine today, in Europe they are all in stock now.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build! How is the Kraken X62 working for you? My next build I'm trying to match some of the Razer choma stuff I use and am thinking of the Kraken 62 + the AER RGB fans on the radiator and the HUE+ lighting in the case.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The x62 is amazing! keeps everything low temperature even when OC. The cables are a bit longer than the average liquid coolers out there which is a plus, not necessary in my case, because it is fairly compact but I can see it be a huge benefit for others with bigger cases. The infinity mirror on this thing is stunning and it adapt easily with any types of set ups. If you do get their new RGB fans and planning on using them on the radiator I would suggest placing them below the radiator instead of above the radiator like I have. This way you have the lighting more visible that will spill onto your mobo and other components instead of outside the case.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how you didnt place an led strip on the build I think the lighting on the parts is just wow. Good job.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! .^

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! super clean loving that new nzxt cooler~

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

How close was the end of the graphics card to the front radiator?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have my liquid cooler set up in the front of the case, but my GPU is about 2 and half inches away from my front fans. I am pretty sure if i would have configured it like that there would be a 1/2 inch gap. Keep in mind that ASUS STRIX is one of the longest gpu that you can get too

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