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EDIT 2: Added a second kit of Corsair Dominator memory for 32GB total. Just installed the CoolerMaster Master Accessory Universal LED Strip - White (2 Pack). Took a cable management pic. Dig it.

EDIT: Alright, so I added some more photos including the build with the original Zalman Z1 Neo Case and the Reevan Justice CPU Cooler, and my attempt at dealing with Memory Clearance, etc. I will add more pics of cable management and more detailed interior shots eventually, along with a full view of my desk / monitor setup once I get it cleaned up (nothing fancy)... stay tuned.

Hey all.

Long-time lurker posting a build for once.

This is my 2nd Intel build since the Pentium 4 days... and probably about my 5th or 6th personal computer build after running many old rigs starting with an Athlon 64 x2, the aforementioned Pentium 4, Phenom II x3 720 BE (x4 unlock worked but not without artifacting on the screen), Phenom II x4 960t BE unlocked to x6 1605t, an FX-8350 that was my previous, and finally back to Intel with an i7-4790k. I have built many rigs in the interim for other people and purposes in-between.

I was going to run an i5-4690k I got for pretty cheap but the CPU was defective and got a refund, saw a good deal on the i7 and went for it.

I have always strived for aesthetics in my builds and if the budget allowed, performance in terms of gaming and other multi-tasking needs as a former Graphic Designer and general Internet Junkie (who else has like 30 tabs open?).

As you can tell... I went for a focus on Yellow and Black, some White interspersed.

Something I wanted to mention and isn't a criticism towards my fellow enthusiasts but a personal preference; a lot of the work posted on here is beautiful regardless and I wanted to say that going full on RGB with my rig just wasn't my thing. I feel like it's a little overdone lately and unnecessary.

Some notes to mention:

Originally installed Reeven Justice 120mm CPU Cooler but had Memory clearance issues and switched to the Ouranos 140mm which has zero Memory Clearance problems; why I didn't look into this beforehand is a proper facepalm in itself but I will say both CPU Coolers are great -- premium quality and performance as most reviews will tell you.

1st Case these components sat in was a Zalman Z1 Neo; the Yellow components and Blue LED's on the case itself made for an interesting combination that I kinda liked, along with the vertical mesh grill fascia on the Z1 Neo for those of you aware. Then... I saw the Masterbox Lite 5 that released on the 19th of May by Cooler Master (will-called to Newegg day of release). Had I known about this case I would've waited for it instead of purchasing the Zalman Z1 Neo (will just have to use it for something else). Upon looking at the available customization options for the Masterbox Lite 5... I thought that Yellow trim on the Front Panel would go well, but after slapping on the included White trim and setting everything up, I feel it looks better and will stick with it.

I also couldn't get the USB 3.0 Front Panel cable undone from the motherboard that's in front of the 24-Pin connector... I tried and the socket on the motherboard started coming off so I left it alone.

This is my first GTX 1080 (yay tax retur--oh... aww.. it's gone) and the Zotac AMP! Extreme model is a beast in terms of size man. The GPU sag on this thing I considered in advance so I got a CoolerMaster Master Accessory Universal VGA Holder in there you can't see in the pics I posted and it works well (more to come).

Haven't finished purchasing some additional components I am hunting down such as another kit of Memory... an additional storage HDD, but importantly I wanted the Cooler Master Universal LED Strip pair in White that I can't seem to find being sold anywhere in the States, unfortunately. The LED Strips will be the final addition to the case aesthetics for me.

O... and Space Ghost, because Muthaf** Space Ghost.

I might be the first person to post a build with this case? I'd like to post quality photos done right and all but... ain't nobody got time for that, or the equipment.

Anyway, will update when I obtain the LED Strips hopefully soon. Take it easy all. Enjoy.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ho. Lee. ***. That case. THAT CASE!

I've been learning toward a P400TG case for a while, blut flopping around, not really convinced...but seeing this MasterBox with that glass front panel is breathtaking. Beautiful!

Edit: I can't seem to find any info on Canadian availability. Where'd you pick this badboy up with the glass front panel?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks for the comment. The "Darkmirror" front panel comes with the case, and it isn't glass, unfortunately; clear acrylic I believe along with the side panel.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad, didn't answer your question: I got it off Newegg, will-called same day it released after waiting about 2 weeks for it. I'm sure you can ship it to Canada if need be from the states.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this is clean, could we get some more pics?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi there, appreciate the comment, yeah I am working on more pics to upload soon.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, looks clean and that MasterBox Lite 5, wow! +1 :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks much, yeah the case looked much better than I thought it would in person after completion. No regrets purchasing at all.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build. First I've seen with that case, the thing I really wanna know is which model is that chair, I can obviously see it's dxracer but which model exactly. I'm in the market for one myself and that one looks really nice. Are those chairs well cushioned? Thanks and +1 on the build.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for the comment. You know my girlfriend got me that chair for my birthday last year so I couldn't tell you the exact model off the top of my head but I'll ask her and get back to you bro. And yeah, it's cushioned well. My job requires me to stand and sometimes hunch over a table for long periods of time so the back support pillow is nice.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

DXRacer Formula DOH/FD101/NG

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers you the man. Your lucky she made that decision because there's so many damn models to choose from. Gonna look into it now. I've got my nice rig but I'm sitting in a rickety old chair, it just feels wrong haha.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I heard that, shoulda seen the torn fabric and duct tape that was my last chair lol. Cheers bro

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build! Absolutely loving the case, and the Corsair RAM is always a pretty sight to see. +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I really like the simplicity of the Corsair Dominator Memory kits... need to find another pair. Thx for the upvote!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

i dig it but that Space Ghost wallpaper is absolutely amazing. Where can I find that!?

edit: whoops, i forgot reverse image search existed for a second.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe it's from a comic book cover originally, got the wallpaper itself off of wallhaven.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

that GPU thoooooooooooough. Simple, powerful, clean; all you can ask for. +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Inorite? Push That Limit. thanks for the upvote!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the nebulous feel of the theme, so nice to look at

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in love with those LED fans in that case.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, me too.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

truly awesome theme for a build. Love it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the positivity, my thanks all.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does it look so menacing? I love it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

P.S is that Space Ghost!!?! my childhood just flashed in front of me.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yessir, Space Ghost, classic. I would get Brak and Zorak if i can them at a decent price. Thanks. for the comment, I dig your Miami build, the neon.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build, how does it perform with games like CS and PUBG? is it stable?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

hey thanks, don't play any of those but I can run ME Andromeda ultra no problem.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

but has it got a ghost in it ?

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The case comes with the red trim preapplied, but also comes with white and black trim accessories inside the case, and you swap at your discretion.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, will try to get more pics up, cable management, etc.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wasn't me though, for truth. Everyone's entitled to their opinion, facetiousness notwithstanding. Yeah I got that cranial bust from one of my professors, it's Uh... relevant to my line if work.