Description

Let's get this outta the way - I am not nor have I ever been married! Build name was inspired in summation of the... shall we say "troubled" commentary offered by non-PC chums at the price tag of all this relative to perceived worth. [faux serene expression falters with an involuntary eyebrow-twitch]

Let's get into it.

The pictured Aorus P850W PSU was alas proven faulty and is therefore absent from the product listing - troubleshooting to that conclusion after the system initially failed to POST has officially made my top ten list of funnest things I've ever done! [deadpan] This item was thus replaced by the Corsair RMi, which then freed me to sub in the Corsair replacement cables over my initial application of the CableMod extensions. Ultimately I reverted to the extensions because the replacement cables came burdened with fixed and bulky cable combs (an example of which can be seen on the CPU cable on that inert shot of the innards) which didn't allow for the neat alignment of the two 8-pin connectors on the GPU... and when things don't align I turn green and start picking fights with irradiated dogs. #SoMuchDrool

Subsequently not that happy with the clear combs on the extensions but I'll update those in the near future. Regardless will definitely side with CableMod over Corsair sleeving going forward. And perhaps start an I.T. movement to get attractive cable combs more recognition. [cue one-man Mexican wave to keep their spirits up in the meantime]

Couldn't seat the front USB 3.0 connection without horribly bending the cable (no room with the bottom fans in place), hence the angled adapter featured on photo #7. Fortunately this did not impede the vertical mounting of the GPU. Nor my ability to childishly giggle at that last sentence.

In any event this is all complete overkill for my needs; all I've played lately is Soda Dungeon and Slay the Spire. I'm more likely to trigger my better half than the fans on that GPU.

Ergo... mid-life crisis?

Note the side panel is off on some snaps purely for the sake of a non-reflective shot. I follow a similar practice IRL by removing my sparkly gums, fake glossy teeth and glass eye for all my family photos... though it's been a while since I've been invited to anything... not sure why...

Short video of the completed build here (with really dramatic music to better invite ridicule): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg8yElWllz0

As to the setup as a whole... needless to say I heroically drilled a hole into my shiny new desk and inserted a grommet (harrowing moments, but blokeyness prevailed). The desk also comes stock with a cable management net underneath which made for neat routing (I bet my partner wishes I too came with some kind of system to hide all my ugly bits, but that's a whole other post). Also stuck a bunch of "Permastik Small Cable Clips" on the underside of the desk to save stuffing the net too much (since the power board is in there) and/or to help with reach for the shorter cables. Albeit a bit cheap and nasty, I much prefer this to say an IKEA Signum horizontal cable trunk (or variants thereof) as those options hang down from the underbelly a little too much for my taste.

In that vein the PC is indeed Ethernet connected. Cable is snaked under and across the desk then tied down the back of the left table leg (together with the power cable for the underside-and-netted power board), then it feeds into a cable raceway, which itself then wraps around the corner and finally up into the router you see on the bookshelf. Think circle of life, just with less Lions (though I did roar in triumph once it was all done - a rather uninspiring thing).

The mouse pad cable is Photoshopped out of the pics. Ta-da! [spirit fingers] Seriously though, it's routed along the underside of the top edge of the mousemat then down the grommet where it's cable-tied with the KB and elgato cables. This is partly why I favor the Steelseries mousemat over the Coolermaster or Razer XL RGB variants; the other pads have their cable popping out of the top of the mat which obviously cannot be hidden to the same degree. And I'd really rather not have to drill more holes. Even if I would look really manly doing it.

Finally... I loathe that oversized IKEA lamp and really need to get around to replacing it someday. [raises clenched fist skyward and swears an oath to see it done]

Pictured but not in the parts list: Yorkshire Executive Chair, Industrial 4 Tier Bookshelf, Anko Perforated Desk Lamp, Wireless IP Camera, Google Home Mini, Philips Hue Bridge and lights, Thunder3 Duo Pro and Synology NAS raids (with 4x 8TB Ironwolf Pro drives between them), D-Link Cobra AC5300 Modem Router, NBN Modem, Bose QC35 Headphones... and a Lego Millennium Falcon. Because the crisis thing is no joke.

Falcon aside the goal was to keep only what was loosely functional. Even if that function was dubious lighting... I mean hey, quality superhero posing needs a rockin' light source and a fancy backdrop, amirite?! [preps spandex and a dream]

Pending Upgrades: I have ordered a Logitech G915 Lightspeed Clicky Wireless Keyboard to replace the Logitech G512 Tactile Carbon (now in hand and in play - pics updated). Have been using my Elgato to make up for the lack of media functions on the G512 but it's not as snappy or intuitive as just mashing a media key. Hence... G915 with its media and macro functionality. Plus I really dig its low profile sleekness and yearn to paw at it with creepy and wanton desire.

If all of that sounds like weak justification to spend $400 AUD on a keyboard... you are spot on and I would sheepishly point you to the name of the build. [confesses and conveniently begs forgiveness after the fact]

Which brings me to my one true dissatisfaction with my choices... the motherboard. The X570 Pro Wifi is an itch I want to scratch - wanted the Aorus Master but it was out of stock at my local and I settled for the pick of what remained (there's an intrinsic life metaphor-come-lesson mixed in there methinks). Thus going forward I will look to upgrade to my preferred mobo once the 3950X drops, do both upgrades together (one-handed and simultaneously? To build manhood points?) and thus better bring that part in line with the rest. Only this time I will "screw with confidence" and put the hefty spares toward improving my daughter's setup (i.e., buy my way into being allowed a few more shameless hugs - because I doth decree she will never be too old for those).

In the meantime this is therefore perhaps less of a true Divorce Maker and more of a Sleep-on-the-Couch-for-the-Night Maker. Somehow that just doesn't have the same ring to it...

EDIT: For those asking (on reddit) the big lamp is an IKEA Dudero Floor Lamp. I think it's been discontinued as mine is VERY old (it's paper thin and easily torn - I have it turned to hide some of the wear and tear). It's only there as an interim floor lamp until I sort one that better suits this setup, hence also why I didn't bother "cable-managing" it to the same degree . Nothing wrong with the lamp per se - it's quite dapper (do people still say that? They should) and even supports two lights. Just that I prefer something a little more industrial and "masculine". Something I can, you know, beat my chest to. CHEST. And nothing else. [looks round suspiciously at all the Dangerous Minds]

In the meantime the lighting is working hard to kinda glance us by the mismatch... [secret handshake]

EDIT 2: Lamp has happily been upgraded per photo number 3 (the big purple photo) to the Rubia Metal Floor Lamp from Temple and Webster. So happy endings all round! [cue handshakes and outsized confetti shower]

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 6 points

Not just the build and the beautifully set RGB contrast, but the desk and everything on it (even the odd looking lamp) +1

You're putting my pigsty of a work/gaming space to shame. I gotto clean up.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you kindly.

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

This is gorgeous. Your entire setup is so clean! Nice work

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Dare I say its FANtastic. So much I love about this build : THE NAME , aesthetics , The sense of humor and fun in the description , the video - "run for your life" What I hate: Yeah the light needs to go :)

One last thing... The Wire was an awesome tv series... and I know were suppose to be a judgement free zone, but is that really a VHS of Jaws 3 Bwaaaaaaaa LMFAO ;)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

VHS! I remember those... [swirls a brandy, stokes fire, and leans back in distant memory] Actually that's the Spielberg Jaws Special Edition Blu-ray in some over-sized case. I like to go over-sized on everything I can... [pause for a beat]

That white unit is top-to-bottom Blu-ray, save for a row of cased Incredibles Disney Infinity figures (I assure you it looks cooler than it sounds - my 12 year old says so and her authority is absolute!). And one day I may actually find the time to start The Wire; it's topped every other best-of list and it IRKS me that I am virginal to its embrace. #DidIMakeItGrossAgain

Cheers on the whole, though... [Zorro hat-flick and dramatic cape-swirl on exit]

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I'm the same way ... The only difference is I would have had to pause for 9 3/4 beats ;) lol I was just kidding you about VHS .... but sorta kinda not on the Jaws 3 , turns out once I thought about it.. that is the water park ,Dennis Quaid version which was in 3D and NOT * what I was thinking* the Helen Brody vs great white in the Bahamas with Michael Caine (gag) You Sir are redeemed.

Oh hell to the yeah... at no time did i try to usurp the authority of Madame 12 ( er .. you will let her know right? shudder )

The Wire - gritty dark story told from the side of the LE and the drug dealers, various situations which explore the duality of good and evil that exist in all of us , and how the lines of black and white get blurred.... ( looks around) what I meant to say is that is some righteous sh** and you should check it before you bounce .

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I must also say I am a fan of the entire article. Had me splitting my sides at times. Kudos!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

did karen leave

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build +1 looks perfect

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you mod the case to fit the vertical bracket?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The Cooler Master Vertical Holder fits stock (cleanly and easily I might add). The Lian Li variant will not fit (if you put case fans on the bottom). Obviously this doesn't apply to the Lian Li XL that just dropped...

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Saw your post on reddit and I think your spot on with your title

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

8K for a computer.

I'm speechless.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

And another 4K ish for all the pictured but unlisted peripherals, gear and lights. Who on earth would be crazy enough to... to... [cue snap zoom into damning realisation and a catatonic state]

The name of the build was indeed not difficult to come by.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Some spend 8k for new coil overs on a 69 camaro, some spend 8k on a computer. Nobody is allowed to judge what you spend your money on. A hobby is a hobby. Very nice build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

wait. You're saying it costed 8K total?

um.

I thought I was speechless before....

Well. I definitely get the name now xD

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

wait. just realized this was AU and not USD.

so if it was 12K AU that would be about 8K USD.

Still blows my mind away xD

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Extremely clean and elegant, top class / world class build.

Mega powerful rig as well, Top 2% for TimeSpy or FireStrike.

Lots of fans though, hope they are on PWM otherwise it could get annoying.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Much appreciated. And yes the orgy of fans are well in hand. In fact the thing is so surprisingly quiet it helps remind me how loud my NAS is by comparison. Will need to remedy that. [cracks open to-do list]

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What an awesome and clean setup. Great job. I enjoyed reading the description just as much as I enjoyed looking at your photos xD Feature well deserved.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

$8866.82 Bruuh! your contribution to our condemnation is too damn high +1.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That's beautiful. So tidy.

Thumbs up and congrats on the featured spot.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Congratz for the featured! Really nice and clean build. Do you have a LED strip back in the monitor too? That lighting looks so soft and dimmered, really cool.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers... and nailed it, yes - I have a strip across the rear of the Predator (have added a pic). I considered some kind of art but ultimately I didn't want my RGB to be more or less subservient to it. Or have to worry about changing one up relative to the other.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the pic. I got some inspiration from your build and I'm about to do something similar on my next build coming up the next few days. I think the lighting its on point and no need to put wall art, but if u into I would recommend you to put something monochromatic, or even something like made of black steel bars, so the art with play with the light. Once again nice build man.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

And here i am trying to save 100 AUD somewhere else to put towards MAYBE upping my GPU. Good job.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I love your build... but I like your IKEA lamp better! Too bad you don't...

Anyways, congrats for feature!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. And hey, I was a little harsh on the old lamp but I do own the thing so you know I dig it. Buuuuut, it's one of those things where time has stomped on and everything around it has evolved... and it finds itself as last man standing, heavily tattered and peeling on the back end and basically at last grasp. You know the moment where Doctor Strange raises a meaningful finger at Stark at the end of Endgame? Imagine instead it's me pointing at my lamp. [dramatic nod of foreboding]

Its existence is a reminder of one task left undone. And it is therefore in its autumn moments...

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is heavenly. An angelic setup sent from above. Absolutely astonishing. The colors blend so well together. This is the kind of setup I would only dream of. A very cozy aura is given off by that lighting. And the PC! Oh the PC... Great work!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wayyyyy too kind. Thank you. [blokey hand clasp]

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Speaking of worth, is the PC worth $3,100 USD to you? Cause if it is, then I don't see the argument (unless the money came from the wife's funds lol).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. I'm not savvy on how this site works its conversion, but the itemised pricing you see listed in AUD for closer to 9K were the literal fixed amounts paid.

In any event that’s all more or less moot as the title is meant extremely tongue in cheek - I mean for one I’ve certainly never married. Divorce Maker is more a generalised designation derived to simply and succinctly summarise the “tone” of external reactions from the “normal folks” who scratch their heads at our “little hobby."

And PCPartpicker is where my fight for change and understanding begins! [grabs RGB megaphone, climbs up on nearest balcony and fires up a National Anthem playlist on Spotify] You know the movie Selma? It’s going to go down just like that. Except our marches will not just illuminate minds, but their literal faces with the glory of our RGB artifice! We will sway opinion with wireless attractions, overclocked scooters and an uncanny ability to cable-manage shoelaces and hoodie drawstrings into nigh invisibility.

In related news, RGB megaphones are great at getting on a first name basis with every single person in your neighbourhood and/or you have always wondered what handcuffs feel like... see you all in 5-10.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Where can I sign up(maybe do this on September 20th instead of Area 51 raid?)?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch for all the kind words, gang! Most appreciated.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't allow visitors near your baby; drool and motherboards don't mix! Beautiful job! I am sure she will please on every conceivable front! -Flakes

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

love the build dude! one question tho.... what is that wallpaper your using? i neeeeeed it

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ta! The wallpaper is "Colourfull Space Walk" found in the Wallpaper Engine workshop on steam.

Link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1562402183

It is both lightly animated and audio responsive - see those elements in action on the YT link found somewhere in my ponderous build description if you so desire.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude! Will definitely use

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

For optimal effect (heck, for any wallpaper) be sure to pair it with the lightweight "TransluscentTB" to make that pesky windows taskbar transparent.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I too have issues with bottom usb 3.0 front header. I assume it is angled facing up now?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, exactly. Have a peek - the 6th photo I uploaded (horizontal photo where the build is naked) is only there to specifically highlight that item. The angled adapter has a partway shade of blue. Downside is it would not look crash hot without a vertically mounted GPU to hide it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I see it now. That's exactly what I need to. Same issue, bottom case fans, in my InWin 303.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet. I got mine off ebay for a few bucks. The only thing I would caution is to make sure you buy one that angles the way you desire. They list as "up-angled" or "down-angled" but not all listings will specify, in which case you have to hope the pics are correct (well, assuming you don't want to get into a potentially drawn out discourse while you try to get them to clarify). Mine is down-angled. I bought a bunch from different vendors just in case so I'm set for 3 lifetimes on these things (sure enough a few arrived counter to what was pictured).

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely one of the best looking builds I have ever seen thus far.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

NBN shudders

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hold on, you went all out on this build, yet you cheaped out on the X570? Why no Aorus Xtreme X570? We got that same desk from IKEA though :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, touche! I actually really wanted the Aorus Master. Still do. It's perfect for my needs. I only went with the Pro Wifi because the former was out of stock at my local (the Pro Wifi was "the best of what was left") and I had a small window of time to piece it all together (plus, it being my first build endeavor I was a little concerned I'd muck something up).

I thought about including this info in the description but I droned on enough there as is. As it stands I figure I'll see how I feel about it as I better acclimatise to the rig and simply upgrade the mobo when the 3950X drops and throw that in with it (with a little more confidence this time). Because it's always good to prep excuses for more stuff you don't really need! [spits into hand and shakes on it]

Besides, my daughter needs a system upgrade and she can profit from the hand-me-downs. (See? I'm doing it again.)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nice. Anyway, of course I'm kidding. Nice rig and congrats to your daughter soon ;)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wonderful build and congrats on the feature! Equally appreciated is the time and thought put into this post; one question remains however. How do you feel about the speakers? I have really been wanting them given that they're the best mix of aesthetic and functionality that I can find, but I have held off given the consistently horrible reviews about drivers rendering them essentially useless. Have you had any issues?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Appreciate that, thank you. As to the speakers - in truth I am not the man to ask in the audiophile stakes as these are my first "PC Speakers" (I had an oldschool Receiver attached to my previous setup). To my own experience, I have had the G560s a few months now and they are blaring virtually every moment I am home (Spotify) and I couldn't be more satisfied; I keep the drivers up to date and not personally suffered issues of any kind. And while I am not the biggest fan of the intuitive side of the software it gets the job done. To that end, childish as it may seem, I love the audio responsive RGB (and being able to configure even that so it's softer or more muted, with optional front or back lighting) and having it automatically shift to screen sampling in any given game - which works really well spread against my plain white wall (and is another reason why I don't feel inclined to throw any art up there).

End of the day all I can really say is I love how they sound but its conducive to my use-habits and environment, whereupon the space the sound envelops is well suited to its range. Also I am far from a competitive gamer and don't ever use headsets (the pictured Bose QC35's I use either on the go or for my 75" 4K setup when the hour is late and I need to be courteous with the surround system) so I couldn't hope to compare it to that. This is also why I haven't bothered investing in a DAC.

Sorry bud, that's a lot of gabbing for not much active assistance I fear.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Despite your trials and tribulations of building this PC, you still managed to pull off an awesome machine and set up. My hats off to you, mate! (btw, I gave you the 100th like, it's true!)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

[aerial hi-five] Thanks, bud!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean look, Noice

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

First off, this is so well written, I laughed a few times reading it. Second your entire setup is gorgeous, not just the build but the space around it. Third, this build is so ridiculous in all the best ways. Not only do you have a 2TB NVME drive, you have TWO of them, there's also 32GB of very high quality RAM and a $90 mouse pad. I aspire to this level of disposable income. Well deserved feature.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, cheers! If I keep this up "ridiculous in all the best ways" is about the best I could hope for as my epitaph. Also, would an RGB tombstone be in poor taste somehow? [gets lost in a dreary daydream]

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to make a lasting impression, an RGB tombstone could be the way to go <wink> :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous build man! You are an inspiration for me to clean up my GamingRoom. It looks so clean and neat :)

One question though: Which cablemod kit did you buy ? Or just self-configurated bit on their HP ?

Thanks mate and be proud!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ta man - that's very kind. These were the exact CableMod extensions I bought here in Australia.

As stated love the cables but was not satisfied with the combs - more precisely I love the way the combs FUNCTION, in that they are not bulky and slot between the individual cables (and thus made for neat side-by-side routing), it's just that in my case having them be "clear" in tandem with the dark cable colour resulted in a cheap looking combo imo.

Have since bought some black combs off ebay (of a similar design) so happy endings all round. [leans back on patio lounge and raises a glass at the setting Sun]

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. Did you use any fan splitters to connect 9 fans to the motherboard? As far as I know, these boards have only 7 fan headers.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the Commander Pro Link in tandem with two RGB Fan LED Controllers (which come with the 3 pack of the LL120s). These two Controllers (each can support up to 6x RGB fans) plug into the Commander Pro Link (which can power 6x fans - the other 3 are powered via the H150i). Essentially only the Commander Pro thus needs to connect to the mobo.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Your reply was really helpful, but now that I found out, that Gigabyte X570 mobos support up to 2A x 12V, so I can safely plug two of my LL120 fans in one header.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking to buy the stream deck mini (for streaming). Where did you buy it, how long did it take to arrive after ordering, and would you recommend it?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Love my stream deck and use it daily. However, I am not nor have I ever been a streamer - I use it principally to change my hue lights and run a bunch of AHK macros (the button I use the most is actually the one that brings up the desktop to leave the PC idling in its Wallpaper Fusion goodness). Used to use it a lot for system volume and Spotify but since I got the G915 KB that's in the past. I'm in Sydney so not sure the supplier is of much use to you, but it was PC Case Gear in Melb so it arrived in about 2-3 days.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Seriously well done. Gorgeous colors and clean equipment.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

10k man what a legend, there's no way I could ever afford this

+1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, quick question im doing a very similar build with the same case and 9 fans and i was just wondering how you connected all the fans up to get them powered and rgb to work correctly?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Scroll up a bit mate, I answered this previously for someone else. Cheers.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

stole my build name!

best part is ,,,,,it came true, and then i rebuilt it :P

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey! That seems to be an awesome build to me. Congratulations :)

Anyways, I have some questions if you could answer me.

  1. Which lamp is that? (Screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/07SXBa0.png)

  2. I see that you have Stream Deck. What is your Twitch or any other Platform's URL?

  3. Do you have Rainbow Six Siege with you? Because there is something specific I need you to check for me.

  4. Who is the manufacturer of your RAM's? (I mean if it's Samsung, Hynix or Micron)

  5. If you have Discord / Steam or something else where I could reach you directly? Let me know.

Thanks.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, but I'm just not a PC gamer - I put this build together about 2 months ago and I've yet to even load a single game. Heresy, I know. If I do find time to game it's typically on my PS4 Pro... (because it's connected to a 75" 4K Surround setup with a super comfy lounge).

The Stream Deck I use purely to control my Hue lights, Spotify and AHK and system macros.

The G.Skill Neo RAM is linked in the parts list. Much more than that I can't tell you.

Small lamp is an Anko Perforated Blue Lamp (to which I added a Philips Hue Bulb). It's only about $6 or $7 AUD from K-Mart but they don't list it on their online site for some odd reason, so if you can't physically get to a store the only place I've seen it of late is eBay, where it is usually overpriced and out of stock.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build... and I really love the title!

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing, she got the dog.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering what is the side of your desk?

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

I take it you mean size. Desk is this one: https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/S49282593/

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Love the build! How are the VRM thermals under load?

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! And... no idea. Believe it or not, since I completed this build all I've used it for is to host my Plex Server. I'm yet to even trigger the fans on the GPU (so I don't even get to properly bask in the full frontal, vertical RGB sexuality of it). #MoneyWellSpent

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

This is the best build description I've ever read. Definitely the pick-me-up I needed to get through the doldrums of "how is it not freaking lunchtime already".

Oh yeah, gorgeous build too!

  • 1 day ago
  • 2 points

Cheers! Here is some related trivia and the secret to a better day and a better build: I actually started with the build description and worked backwards from there. That way I could follow my own advice on what pieces to buy and issues to pre-emptively solve, leaving time free to really nail that confident screwdriver-in-hand pose-and-poise that Insta selfies demand, which of course was the primary motivator for this entire endeavour. I don't know why everyone doesn't build this way it's so much simpler.

  • 11 hours ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build +1 Definitely something I'm looking into. I have a question though; how did you distinguish how to place the fans? I've seen people put 3x 120mm at the bottom for intake, and then three at top for exhaust and the middle ones always seem to change from blowing cold air into the PSU area, or exhaust from PSU into main area.

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