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from a year ago or so


A long way to go before the "final" build.

-Intel i5 6600k [OC'd to 4.6Ghz]
-Asus Z170-AR motherboard
-16gb [2x8] Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400Mhz [OC'd to 2666Mhz]
-Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
-Corsair RM750i PSU
-Sapphire R9 Nitro 390
-256gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD
-Bitspower X-Station Power I used as a fan header to keep my mobo relatively uncluttered
-Corsair Vengeance C70 in gunmetal black
-Crappy cable management that needs to be remedied badly, but only after I do Sleeved cables

Light's on:

Light:s off:

PerformancePCs didn't include the double-sided tape that I believe was supposed to be in the box with the Bitspower X-Station, so I just cut a cable management velcro strap in half, threaded it between the power board and the acrylic back plate and secured it over that top grommet. Not totally optimal, but it's the best place I could get it to where all the fans could reach without extensions. I had it mounted in front of the grommet inside, but those 2 LED's on the front of the card are super bright and not diffuse at all. The rear LED's are much better looking.

I also have some DarkSide LED's to add in here, just need to purchase an extension for it. They should help even out the lighting quite a bit. Knowing me, this will look completely different in 4 months though. I love the C70 case, but I'll end up doing a ton of mods to it before all is said and done. Watercooling, cables, removing the drive trays completely, etc is all in the near future.


Here is my rig. My specs are on my profile here. Just click on my user card and view them. Major edit here. I am waiting on my Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. The stock fan is temporary.




No pictures because there's not much to look at; I don't care very much about aesthetics.

Desktop / Windows 8.1

  • Intel Core i5-3570K
  • ASUS P8Z77-V LX
  • Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 16GB [2×8]
  • Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
  • Seagate 3TB 7200RPM
  • Corsair CX750M

I haven't needed to overclock the CPU yet; when I do, I will upgrade from the stock cooler. The Seagate HDD is the second one I've bought; the first failed just out of warranty and I will not be buying more. The GPU is sufficient for my needs because I'm still using an old monitor (1280×[email protected]); I will upgrade it when I get new monitor with higher resolution. This will eventually be a gaming-only PC after I build a new Linux workstation.

Server / FreeNAS

  • Intel Core i3-2120
  • ADATA DDR3-1333 8GB [2×4]
  • Dell SAS 6i/R
  • Seagate 750GB 7200RPM [×4]
  • Seagate 400GB 10kRPM [×4]
  • NZXT Source 210

The NZXT case was chosen on the basis of 3.5" bays per dollar. It also has 3 5.25" bays, so I could add external 3.5" or 2.5" hotswap bays. The Dell HBA is currently a very cheap way to add more SAS/SATA ports. The HDDs were similarly obtained at low cost from surplus, and I have spares for when they fail.



CPU: Intel i5 6500 @ 3.6 GHZ

GPU: Sapphire R9 Fury @ 1100 MHZ

RAM: 16GB GSKill DDR4 @ 2133 (I don't know how to OC ram)

PSU: Raidmax 735w B+

Mainboard: GA-B150M-D3H-GSM


CPU Cooler: Intel Stock

Case: Cooler Master N200

Edit: I had the wrong Ram and speed, my oops



Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout with Window Silent ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra M 650W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply
Motherboard: MSI Gaming 970 Gaming AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 380 DirectX 12 R9 380 GAMING 4G 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 ATX Video Card
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD Burner
Storage: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM
Storage: HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB Drive
Storage: WD Red 3TB NAS Drive
Storage: WD Red 3TB NAS Drive
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10
Monitor: BenQ XL2720Z 27” Monitor
Keyboard: Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Chroma Mouse
Mouse Pad: SteelSeries QcK mass Gaming Mouse Pad
Microphone: Blue Microphones Yeti - Blackout Edition
Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO 250ohm – Limited Edition
Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Speakers: Monsoon Planar Media 9 Speakers
Razer Tartarus Gaming Keypad
Kingston FCR-HS3 Card reader
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Halo 3 Spartan Controller
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows
Everyday Plus Laminate Gray 30” x 60” Desk
Steelcase Leap Chair V1
Humanscale M8 Monitor Arm
Humanscale Keyboard System
Woo Audio HPS-TB Dual Headphone Stand

2015 MacBook Pro for School

Cisco rack for practice


My VFX/ Editing rig + Games


5930k 3.5Ghz

64 GB of 2133 Gskill Ripjawz 4

Corsair H100I GTX

Sapphire R9 290X Vapor X 8GB ): cant find a unused none over price 2nd one of these

240GB Sandisk SSD

240GB Corsair SSD

4TB Seagate HDD

1TB WD laptop drive

Corsair Carbide Air 540 black

850 Corsair 850M PSU

also just added AMD 8350 FX with 32 GB of ram and a GTX 760 just to be the render / storage server.



CPU: Intel i5 4690K @ 4.5GHz
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB)
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W
Mainboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H
HDD / SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB, Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB, 2x Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB, Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB, 2x HGST MegaS​cale 4000 ​HMS5C4040A​LE640, 2x Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 3TB, 4x Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 4TB, 2x Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB, Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II

Pic was taken before the GTX 970 was installed and with a few different drives than the ones listed.


Intel i7 5960x
Asus x99 deluxe
Asus gtx980ti
Crucial ballistix sport 32gb ddr4 2400mhz
Samsung xp941 512gb m.2 ssd
Samsung 850 evo 500gb
Corsair ax750

Alphacool xt45 360mm radiator
3x noctua ipc 120mm 2000rpm fans
Alphacool xt45 280mm radiator
4x noctua ipc 140mm 2000rpm fans push/pull
noctua ipc 140mm 2000rpm fan (rear intake)
Silverstone 8way pwm hub running all fans
Bitspower aix99d full cover block for x99 deluxe
Bitspower titan-x full cover block
Bitspower crystal link 12mm tubing
Bitspower enhance multi-link 12mm fittings
Primochill ctr ii d5 enabled res
Xpsc d5 pump
Mayhems raspberry purple pastel coolant

Fractal design define r5
Custom interior and exterior panels
Custom side panel
Darkside mods white led strips (3x 5", 4x 12", 4singles)
Painted parts on the x99 deluxe white
Painted d5 pump SystemSleeved extensions made from mainframe customs telieos sleeve


Here is my recent build. Ironically, I have to sell it :/

i7 4770k
Asus Gryphon with motherboard armor
Nvidia Gtx 980 SC
Corsair H100i
Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x4gb DDR3 1600
Corsair 350D
NZXT Hale82 750W with white extensions
WD 1tb green
Intel 530 120gb SSD
Thermaltake Riing 12 fans


Wow really like this build, and there are not very many non custom loop builds I like. What paint did you use on the gpu as I have been looking at doing something similar. If you can, why do you have to sell this beauty?


Really like this. I would have never thought those colors would have gone together so well, the brown rubber on the fans actually looks good with the purple and white. I would love to do a build like this one day, especially the monoblock as it looks much cleaner than two or more separate blocks.

Sadly, I do not have the money to buy new components and water cool, and I made the mistake of buying a gpu with no good waterblock options and it is bright yellow and orange, not even close to matching the rest of my rig. When I bought all of the parts, I did not think about the overall ascetic of the components, I just bought the ones that looked cool on their own. However, I am slowly transitioning to an all white look and will buy a reference gpu the next time along.


Thanks! It seems the colors are a love it or hate it combo. I think it looks great but that is the main thing people don't like about the rig


Too lazy to copy the whole specs here, have a look if you're interested.

Just a regular Define R5.

I'll just say that silent computing is nice. Right now I've got no fan control, well the GPU does but anyway..
2x GP-14's (in/out) at ~380rpm, 1x A14 (in) at ~650rpm, the 120mm Slip Stream on the cooler is the 800rpm variant.
Processor is OC'd to 4.6Ghz.

Of course the GPU cooler is nowhere near silent but I don't pretty much game at all so 95% of the time the radial fan on it just idles away below 800rpm being inaudible. Only slightly ramping up when I'm using Photoshop (don't mind) or watching TV/movies with MPC-HC (+madVR) using upscaling at which point I've got audio from headphones or from speakers so can't hear the damn thing.
I'm looking into replacing it with something else but I've got more important things to buy than some silly graphics card :D


Because I have a bigger and better project in mind.


Unfortunately mine is nothing special to look at but i will sort a picture out later... I have a commercial workstation ... It is a Lenovo C20 Thinkstation


2 x 3.0GHz Intel Xeon X5667 12MB Cache - Quad core wih HT = 16 threads
6 x 16GB DDR3 RAM = 96GB
1 x 1GB nVidia Quadro 2000
2 x 256GB Hynix SL301 SSDs
2 x 1TB WD Blue

Photos to follow


Just as a first post I would like to share my pc specs etc.


  • i5-4690k @4.4Ghz
  • Asus Sabertooth z97 Mark 1
  • 16Gb Generic Green 1600Mhz, going to get some hyperx etc.
  • Gtx-590 from Asus
  • Silverstone 850w Strider Gold S
  • Silverstone TD02-Lite 240mm AIO
  • Corsair 450D Mid Tower
  • OCZ 480Gb Ssd, 2Tb Seagate Barracuda

Monitors, AOC 24" G2460FQ 144Hz and Acer S240HL


Just saw your rig on craigslist you actually live by me haha


And why haven't you bought it??
I have had a whirlwind of a time dealing with craigslist. Our area has some terrible people to detail with


yes it does, every time i list something over $100 someone contacts me about using a bank check or offering sex (it happened multiple times when i listed my tv because my reflection was in it.)

anyways, because my rig is better therefore I don't need yours haha. One of my co workers is looking to buy a pc very soon ill mention it to him.