Official Post your PC guts thread!

Top down view into the NCase M1. Can’t give a proper gut shot because I’d have to remove the AIO cooler.

NCase M1
ASUS RoG Maximus VII Impact Z97 ITX board
Intel i7-4790k @ 4.75Ghz
Kingston HyperX Savage 2x8Gb kit (2400mhz)
ADATA SX8200 1Tb NVME drive
ASUS RoG Strix GTX1080
Corsair H100i Pro 240mm AIO cooler

This is an evolution of my first build getting back into PC gaming circa 2013, but due to incremental updates none of the original build remains.

Original build was a Fractal Node 605 case, ASUS RoG Formula VI Z87 board, Intel i5-4670k cpu, 2x4GB Kingston DDR3 ram, Samsung 840 Pro 256gb ssd, Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB gpu, Corsair HX750 psu, Scythe Big Shuriken cooler


Doesnt that 240mm mount on a swinging arm? (cant remember havent had my ncase apart for awhile)

Not on the V3 iteration that I have.

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Hi Folks,

New user here, but been watching L1 from before it was L1 :shushing_face:

Here’s my current setup at home:

[email protected], Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra, 32GB TeamGroup DDR4-3000 (2x16GB), Gigabyte GTX1080Ti OC-Black, 512GB 970Pro M.2 NVMe, 2TB 860 M.2 SATA, Asus 10GBe, Corsair H100i v2, Corsair case that’s so old I can’t even find it online :roll_eyes: Corsair AX860 PSU.
24" Dell 1440p monitor, 25" iiyama 1920x1200 75Hz monitor
Dual boot Windows 10 Pro & Pop_OS!

R7-2700X, Asus X370-F Gaming, 32GB Crucial DDR4-2666 ECC (2x16GB), Matrox P400 VGA, Intel X520 10GBe SFP+ NIC, 500GB 960EVO M.2 NVMe, 2x12TB Toshiba N300, 2x10TB WD Red, 2x4TB Toshiba N300, Fractal Define R5 White, Corsair CS450M PSU. FreeNAS 11.

Netgear R7800 router (with Draytek Vigor 130 VDSL modem), Netgear MS510TX multi-gig 10 port switch (main switch for house), Netgear GS110MX (Den switch), TPLink 8-port (TV/DVR/AppleTV/etc).

I’ve been tinkering with computers since the mid-80s, starting off with a Commodore 64, through various Amigas, finally moving to PC during my university years with a new-fangled AMD K5 on a 430TX BabyAT board. Went ATX with K6, then first gen Athlon on one of those Gigabyte boards that came in a blue box with no branding. Flip-flopped between Intel and AMD ever since, going where the performance is at the time.

Currently the sysadmin for a small training company with 40-odd PCs, a few servers, etc. I also make training videos and elearning courses.

Nothing to be proud of!

Spare workstation and play with freenas on the right

E5-1650 v4 on X99e-WS

i7 7700k with P2000

Really need to get air compressor from home and give em a good dusting! :-/


I use a paint brush :smiley: It takes time, but it does the job…


Hmm, may be I can do both :grin:

Oh, word of advice to anyone using an 8+ Bar air compressor to clean a computer…dial it down to 0.5 Bar…otherwise ummm, GPU fans tend to get destroyed :frowning: Learnt that in 2005 and will never forget!


PCPartPicker Part List:

CPU: AMD Threadripper 3960X 3.8 GHz 24-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte TRX40 AORUS MASTER EATX sTRX4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory
Storage: Gigabyte AORUS 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (/)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (/home)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB PULSE Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Meshify S2 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 750 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Cooling: EK custom loop. This was my first water-cooled machine and, well, mistakes were made. Got them sorted in the end.
KB: Leopold FC900R OE, Cherry MX browns. This is my first mechanical keyboard, and ~2 months in I have enjoyed it a lot. It reduces my hand fatigue.

PC part picker flags the Aorus Master as incompatible with the Meshify S2. It does fit, but forces a slightly ugly routing for the main motherboard connector.

I built this to be my main work computer, replacing a seven year-old box. It really flies, especially in math/stats applications that can make use of the 48 threads on the 3960x. (Admittedly, my previous machine was so old that anything reasonable would have impressed me.)

Thermaltake Armor. I remember that case. I had one. It was tall af with a ton of mesh.

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You’ve got a good eye :+1: Yes indeed, it’s a pretty big case and plenty big enough for current and future uses! I recently got an Antec 900 for only £35 which was good.

System 1
Crosshair viii hero wifi
64gb trident z rgb 3600mhz
Gigabyte 2080ti
Sabrent pcie 4.0 nvme 1tb
Xpg sx 8200 pro 1tb
Crucial mx 500 2 x 2tb
2 x wd red 4tb
1 x 12tb wd white labe
Corsair 780t

System 2
Crosshair vii hero non wifi
32gb rip jaws 3000mhz
Zotac mini gtx 1070
Xpg sx8200 pro 1tb
2 x mx500 1tb
2 x 4tb wd red
Corsair air 540

PS. I have ketchup and mustard cables. Need cable extensions, also need to dust it has been a few months since dusting my 3950x system (since december).


Worth doing means worth overdoing, right? So, I “overdid” my HTPC again.
I haven’t tested this yet but it should work fine, only thing changed from before is CPU and CPU cooler. Was Ryzen 3 1200 with Nofan something something, now is Ryzen 5 2600 with Noctua NH-U12A (with one fan removed).


Here is a better view of mine after some cable managment. Still no custom psu cables. So ketchup and mustard. But a cleanish cable job?


Submit for review to Bitwit Kyle.


Nvm, I will tweet it. I don’t know how to do twitter. Shit I am not a millennial like i should be.

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I haven’t shown my PC in a while, and since i cleaned it the other day, here it is.

Its a do everything system, its a work machine, gaming machine, mass storage machine, HTPC…

inb4: Fatal1ty X370 Professional, not K4




What is your cooler?

Its a Scythe Ninja 5

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It is a chunky monkey of a cooler! I like chuncky air coolers. lol!