Hi! Sorry for the late reply, but I've bought my cables from the following sources, along with examples:
Cablemod - https://i.imgur.com/zsGlgzVh.jpg
MainFrame Customs - https://i.imgur.com/wmQ0UIFh.jpg
MOD-ONE - https://i.imgur.com/UlWbQKih.jpg
I find that MOD-ONE & MainFrame Customs are much better quality than Cablemod, but the pricing is a bit higher.
I wound up not uploading it, which is kind of a shame I realize. Anyway, here are a couple of photos of it:
That's similar to what I did with my Kraken X52! (I really need to get that build loaded up on here sometime :-P )
Picture of my x52 w/ paint-
This really looks fantastic!
Also, I'm glad that you included the custom cable lengths because I'm getting one of the Limited Edition Purple/Black S340 Elites and will be needing custom cables.
This is such a fantastic looking build, as well as an educational & bonding experience. Congratulations!
Thank you! :-)
I got most of the parts during Black Friday deals, but had to wait on a couple of things before I could start building it. It was supposed to be done in time for Christmas, but wound up being early February.
I had a lot of fun putting this together. :-)
You're welcome! I was going to do my own sleeving but it's a little bit out of my scope (ie patience).
This is an awesome build, and I really loved the story! Well done!
This is a terrific looking build! I just submitted a build here where I didn't measure the custom cables and ran into problems, so I'm super impressed with your PSU cable sleeving!
It looks great for a first time build! :-)
This is one of the most fantastic mod builds I have ever seen!
No, I didn't notice any thermal issues. Unfortunately I didn't have it long enough to do any thorough testing.
I decided to go with a processor that was recommended in the tech guide, and being able to find one for a cheap price sealed the decision regarding the Q9550. The RAM upgrade was the other cheap upgrade option and even though it's not 'Windows 10' recommended, it handled the win 10 install just fine.
Yes, the same one then- but I live in San Diego. I've only got one day off from work per week (Saturday) and it can take up to 3 hours to get there because of LA traffic. :-P
I live about 100 miles away from a Micro Center but with the traffic in Southern California that 100 miles = a 3 hour drive. :-P
A very nice build! :-) I'm still waiting for my pre order ASUS Crosshair VI Hero board to arrive so I can start building my 1800X/Nvidia SLI system. I'm miffed at the whole motherboard shortage thing.
Very nice build! I can't wait for the rest of my parts to arrive so that I can do my Ryzen build. :-D
I'm still waiting for my Crosshair VI mobo to come, as I pre-ordered on launch day. I've got the 1800X, PSU, case, & Kraken X52 already and the Trident Z RAM is on the way.
Question - I only ordered two 8GB sticks of Trident Z (3200); Should I have gone with four 8GB sticks instead for RAM OC stability?
That is a really nice looking build! :-)
You're welcome! :-)
This is really adorable looking, and kudos for doing something special for your daughter! :-)
This is a fantastic looking build, a work of art! :-)
You're welcome! :-)
I should join that forum; It's been a long time since I was last on a PC forum. (Notebookforums, until it shut down)
Side note: I like the anime names you use. I too like to try naming my builds that way, though in my case Madame Rouge was from Teen Titans, and my Dad's build just had to be names Sode No Shirayuki. My next build (completing soon) is for an artist friend of mine, and I'm naming it after one of his characters. :-)
This is really fantastic looking! It's inspiring me to do more research on more challenging case modding than the simple painting I've been doing. Well done!
This is one of the most beautiful builds I've seen in a while! Well done! :-)
Thanks! Before I gave it away I did some testing on it and it's not that bad of a system for general productivity use.
And yes, your build is very nice! I plan on doing a custom liquid cooled upgrade to mine this coming year. :-)
This is beyond amazing looking! Your attention to detail is inspiring! :-)
Very nice looking build! :-)
I used the same cooler for my Dad's birthday present build and he loves it. :-)
Holy crap, that is a fantastic build!! :-)
Thanks for the reply! I'm really leaning towards that case for my next build.
This is just fantastic looking!
I'm looking at upgrading my Madame Rouge build to something similar after the New Year, and was wondering if you had any issues building in the Phanteks Glass case?
Honestly, pretty much any power supply will work out just fine. There is a good amount of room in front of the psu I used that can be used for cable management.
Yes, take a look at picture #6: there is a fan hub next to the motherboard tray. :-)
Not at all- There is an included fan hub on the back side of the motherboard tray that helped out a lot.
I have to say that after having this monitor for a few months now, it's too big to use on a desk setup like mine. To fully appreciate it you need to be sitting further back from it. Wall mounting would probably help, and that is something I'm looking into, but realistically you need to be sitting 2 feet (60cm) further back form it.
Other than that the color reproduction is fine (after calibration of course), input lag seems to be alright (I can't give you hard numbers, because I can't test the actual numbers), no frame skipping, no image burn-in, and it can get 10-bit coloring in RGB mode w/ my GTX 980Ti's.
4K on a screen that size means it has the same pixel density of a 28" 1440p monitor. For some people that's an issue, but I can attest that it is darn near perfect- I don't have to do any windows scaling, and the icons/windows/programs look very detailed. I've only been gaming on it recently, and the games that I have played (Elite Dangerous, S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, No Mans Sky, to name a few) have been very smooth, but that's mostly due to having a pair of 980Ti's in SLI.
Now as for the keyboard, I REALLY like it! It's got built-in Bluetooth and it pairs easily with all of my computers. I'm becoming a fan of the blue mechanical switches that it uses instead of the Cherry MX Green's of my WASD Code Series Mechanical Keyboard. There are a couple of drawbacks to the keyboard however: 1) It's got a built-in 'battery saving' feature, whereby it will go into standby mode when not in use for five minutes. This can get annoying, because in order to get it working again you have to turn the power switch from on to off, then back to on again. I'm used to it now, and I understand why they did it- in standby mode you can go 2 months between charges. To me, that's amazing.
Issue 2) Since it's Bluetooth, you can forget gaming with it. Response time can be rather laggy if you're trying to blast a hole through space debris, and that's not a good thing. :-P That's why I use my WASD Mech Keyboard for gaming.
I just bought a can of Rustoleum spray paint and applied three coats and then let it dry for a day. No sanding, no primer.
Thank you so much for saying so! :-)
They're custom cable extensions from MAINframe Customs. I had the standard 24-pin, 8-pin power, and two 8-pin PCI-E cables for the initial build, but I ordered a second set of 8-pin PCI-E extensions when I picked up the second GPU.
I didn't get the iBuypower edition- I took the panels apart and painted them myself. I guess that people don't read long-winded descriptions. :-P
Anyway, here is a picture of it torn apart
And it put back together afterwards-
Notice on the iBuyPower how they changed out the PSU shroud for one with their logo- mine doesn't have that
Wire management is rather nice, however be careful with custom cable extensions like mine. My extensions are Teleios sleeved which are thicker than most others on the market and the end pieces make it difficult to close the back panel. If you do go w/ custom cables I recommend getting the full cables and not extensions. That way, they'll be easier to manage.
So bottom line is, It's an easy cable mgt case to deal with, but watch out for cable extensions. :-P
Thank you so much for that! :-)
Thanks! You too :-)
I first saw it while researching 'wireless mechanical keyboards' on Google, and after a short while I came across an article on it and I knew I had to have it. :-P
Lol, I know what you mean. I'm going to have to do some custom paint work I think to get the overall look that I have in my head :-P
It's been the most awesome keyboard that's come out since the IBM Model M back in the 80's :-D
Will do. :-)
Yes, I've been debating on what to do about the Captain 240, as I bought it way before the newest versions came out. Part of my wants to get the new 240, or some other AIO, and another part of me wants to try my hand at a complete custom loop. Unless the pump fails anytime soon, I'm going to stick with the old 240 at least until either a 1080Ti is announced, or I get the nerve to do a full-on custom loop. :-P