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Soundwave : Superior. PC specs : inferior.

by Houndour



Date Published

Feb. 21, 2018

Date Built

Oct. 10, 2017

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Ongoing project, as I'm sure many of you would appreciate. Most of this was purchased and in use in another case since October ‘17. Told my wife how much I like the look of the Corsair Crystal 570x series of cases and she gifted me one for Christmas. So I needed to up my aesthetic game.

Used primarily for casual gaming and other media.

Works fantastic. Haven’t had a chance to benchmark it yet but I’ll edit this if I can with extra deets.

I custom coated the AIO radiator white to match the case using a simple process featured on the Corsair official website. I highly recommend as it’s not difficult and quite risk free. The finish was well worth it. I stencilled the logo onto the PSU shroud. I’m no artist so if it looks a little danky, that’s on me but it looks great behind the tempered grey glass and I’m very happy with the final result. Cablemod white sleeved cables helped the final aesthetic a lot.

All in all I’m very happy with the final product. It’s quieter than expected. Pleasantly so. Like I said, I’m no artist or pro custom builder. But it’s definitely mine and I’m very proud of the results.

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LeMMingSlayeR 16 Builds 2 points 26 days ago

Plot twist, this system only has 8GB of RAM.

The other stick is Laserbeak.

Houndour submitter 1 Build 2 points 26 days ago

This would be amazing. I have a Laserbeak that came with this model Soundwave. I could have him perched in there. You’ve inspired me!

sponix 6 Builds 2 points 26 days ago

Nice job. Really like the custom work.

Pictures a a bit potato in quality lighting wise. But part selection is very good and so is the end result.

Thanks for sharing !!

Houndour submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 days ago

Thank you :)

Yeah my camera work is inadequate. No frills. No time to frame and set lighting. Just wanna pew pew!

G_rot777 1 Build 2 points 26 days ago

God that case is beautiful in white. Love the personal touches with the PSU shroud and the painted rad. The soundwave chillin in there make's me happy as well :)

Houndour submitter 1 Build 2 points 26 days ago

This is his life now.

G_rot777 1 Build 1 point 26 days ago

Haha, I have a wheeljack chillin in the front of my pc, I refuse to put him inside

master72 2 points 24 days ago

I has the saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame background. yeet!

Houndour submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

I love the MSI logo.

jeremyga 1 point 26 days ago

Why is the Gpu Price never Included on these builds.......

LeMMingSlayeR 16 Builds 3 points 26 days ago

If it doesn't show in stock at any retailers through the PCpartpicker search it will not automatically show the price. Prices in blue were filled in by the site itself and represent price shown right now online, prices in black were added by the submitter and reflect actual price paid.

buttonbag 1 Build 1 point 24 days ago

Hey, nice build, man. Are your white cables both CableMods? I've been thinking about getting that brand but wanted to see how they look once installed and these photos helped.

Houndour submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

They definitely positively add to the aesthetic. Thank you.