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I’ve been building this system over the last few months. I originally only meant to buy the Cooler Master Storm Stryker case, and put all the old components from my Dell system in it. But… I got a little carried away. So I guess you could call this an accidental build!

Now I must stress, this was and is my first ever build, and I was a little naïve with some of my early purchases. I realize now, that the Corsair CX750M isn’t a very wise choice. But I am stuck with it until I get my second 290x in a few months. (I have no funds left and two kids to feed)

The only parts left over from my old system are the Z-5500 speaker system, my Logitech G9x mouse and Razer keyboard. But I love all three of them and see no reason to change.

I was totally inspired by the color of the case, so decided to create a black and white build.

When I first built it, I had a G10 with an NZXT Kraken X41 on the GPU, and a Corsair H55 on the CPU. But this got taken out a month later and I went the custom loop route.

Intel i5-4690k 3.5ghz – I currently have this overclocked to 4.4ghz. It sits at around 26 degrees when idle and 47 degrees when at full load.

16gb Kingston HyperX Fury (2x8gb) DDR3 1886mhz – I have this overclocked to 2200mhz

MSI Twin Frozr R9 290x 4gb – I have not as yet overclocked this. I chose the AMD route, as I have always used ATI/AMD cards, and like them!

I use it exclusively for gaming. I get 60fps playing The Witcher on ultra at 1080 (hairworks off of course)

I have a few planned upgrades in the next 3-6 months –

SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum

MSI R9 290x 4gb GFX card (for Crossfire)

Asus MG279Q 27" 2560x1440 Freesync monitor

I welcome any comments, good or bad. Thanks

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Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow I didn't know Dell made computers like that...

Really nice build though! Love the black and white color scheme.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :-)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

When I have my accidents, I don't usually get a beast pc from it, just weird looks from others... ;-;

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, thanks

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Teach Meh Senpai ;-;

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you trip fall and accidentally build this? Hate when that happens.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

this reminded me with dr. house

or maybe i read it with his voice -.- idk.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow... Fix that GPU sag.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

put some back plate asap

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know. I need to get one. Funds are really tight after the build and i didn't realise it would bend so much. It's my next purchase.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

" I realize now, that the Corsair CX750M isn’t a very wise choice."

How so?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

A couple of reasons. When I get my second 290x, 750w won't be enough. Also, i have since heard a lot of horror stories about the CX series.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same PSU with a i5-4690k and a 970 and it works fine for me.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 on the build. Definitely slick inside. Question, is there any more lighting besides the RAM block and the fan? It'd be a shame not to be able to see such work in the dark -_-

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the GPU block has 2 LEDs and so does the front rez. I'm not keen on OTT lighting.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Tubing is a little all over the place for me, but htat's be being picky. I think if i do a watcer cooled build in the future, I'd go rigid.

But over all it's pretty as all ****.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought about rigid, but felt it was a step too far in difficulty for my first build. Maybe next time :-)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the bottom radiator actually have access to fresh air for its whole length? Looks like a piece could be choked out. Do the twin 240mm slim radiators do a good job with temperatures? Do you think a 240 and 120 would suffice?

Btw +1 for being carried away!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it does have full access across it's full length. For some reason the grate is quite a long one. Maybe i could of had a 280mm in there. My temps have dropped by almost 30 degrees with this custom loop. It is 2 x 240 rads, I don't have a single 120 :-)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done. A few things you could do to help improve the aesthetics: 1) remove the labels off of the power supply (unless you are going to sell it) or you can print new ones that are all white instead of green. Just do a google search for corsair psu labels. You'll find them. 2) Buy some cable sleeve and group sleeve the wires in the drive cage area. (I'm just being picky at this point, it looks really good.)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in love with the case... I wil probably use that whenever I make a new build.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol your dumb jip

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol nah I was just laughing at what you said. And I wasn't actually calling you dumb I just say that when people are funny with sarcasm,

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

She was supportive, but she won't let me spend any more until xmas now!

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