Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › The Deathstar (Updated)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Deathstar (Updated)

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
This is my sig rig. Just updated with a new board, so it's finally worth showing off.

It's a nice clean build, black/red colour scheme. Machine is meant for all possible uses: business/gaming/daily use. I'm just deciding between which new cpu to get right now... probably an PIIx6 for now, and upgrade to PD next year.
Edit: Just bought a 1090T, got a good deal.

I don't like the blue colour on the power supply, it breaks the theme. But it's only visible with the cover off anyway. Besides, it is an EXCELLENT power supply at a good price.

I've cut out the rear fan grill on the case, which is where the H50 rad is mounted. I figure the rad is restrictive enough already. The fan I'm using is an oversized 140mm instead of 120mm. It makes it quieter when I need quiet and more powerful when I need more cooling. The 120mm to 140mm adapter also doubles as a rad shroud.

Other than that it's a fairly standard build.

Interior shot, build in progress:
236080d1319646268-deathstar-_mg_9411-1280x853-.jpg

Showing off the video card:
236081d1319646268-deathstar-_mg_9412-1280x853-.jpg

Video card installed:
236082d1319646268-deathstar-_mg_9418-1280x853-.jpg

Rear fan grill cut out:
236083d1319646268-deathstar-_mg_9414-853x1280-.jpg

Externally mounted 140mm fan mounted. Notice using the CM StormGuard to route the fan cable inside:
236084d1319646268-deathstar-_mg_9415-853x1280-.jpg

Showing the interior lighting:
236087d1319646843-deathstar-_mg_9420-1280x853-.jpg

Fully assembled:
236088d1319646843-deathstar-_mg_9421-1280x853-.jpg

Fully assembled, different angle:
236089d1319646843-deathstar-_mg_9423-1280x853-.jpg

Front view:
236090d1319646843-deathstar-_mg_9424-1280x853-.jpg

Up close and personal:
236091d1319646843-deathstar-_mg_9426-1280x853-.jpg
Edited by wedge - 3/2/12 at 6:34pm
Death Star
(21 items)
 
Darksaber
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 245 Asus M3A78 Radeon HD6570 1GB Mushkin Silverline 2GB DDR2  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Samsung 46" DLP 
PowerCaseOther
Silverstone Strider Essentials 400W Silverstone Milo ML03B Hauppage WinTV 1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Death Star
(21 items)
 
Darksaber
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 245 Asus M3A78 Radeon HD6570 1GB Mushkin Silverline 2GB DDR2  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Samsung 46" DLP 
PowerCaseOther
Silverstone Strider Essentials 400W Silverstone Milo ML03B Hauppage WinTV 1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 28
it looks good, just don't shoot any lasers in an open port or else we all know what happens then.
Sandy Thunder
(18 items)
 
QuickSilver X1
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k C1 4.6GHz @1.344v Sabertooth X79 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti SC SLI 900/2106 Dominator 1866 16GB 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB 'Cuda 320GB XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 push/pull + Alphacool UT60 ... Win 7 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VE198D 19" Samsung 920NW 19" Samsung 906BW 19" Logitech G510s 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850M Carbide 400R Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Corsair MM200 
AudioOther
Bose Music Monitor Nuforce Icon HDP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1090T BE Sabertooth 990FX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Corsair Veangence Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 1TB  Lite ON 16x DVD-R/RW ThermalRight Silver Arrow Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Syncmaster 921BW 19" & Syncmaster 965 19" and S... Apple aluminum wired keyboard Corsair TX650 Silverstone TJ05 with window and thermal contro... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
logitech mx air None Monsoon MM-700 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy Thunder
(18 items)
 
QuickSilver X1
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k C1 4.6GHz @1.344v Sabertooth X79 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti SC SLI 900/2106 Dominator 1866 16GB 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB 'Cuda 320GB XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 push/pull + Alphacool UT60 ... Win 7 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VE198D 19" Samsung 920NW 19" Samsung 906BW 19" Logitech G510s 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850M Carbide 400R Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Corsair MM200 
AudioOther
Bose Music Monitor Nuforce Icon HDP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1090T BE Sabertooth 990FX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Corsair Veangence Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 1TB  Lite ON 16x DVD-R/RW ThermalRight Silver Arrow Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Syncmaster 921BW 19" & Syncmaster 965 19" and S... Apple aluminum wired keyboard Corsair TX650 Silverstone TJ05 with window and thermal contro... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
logitech mx air None Monsoon MM-700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 28
Nice build! But. I see dust. I use a very soft bristle 1.5" Angled paint brush(to get into corners better) to get that dust out. You can find them at Ace. Its an Ace Brand brush lol.
Red Steel
(19 items)
 
Blue Butterfly
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T >STOCK< Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z EVGA GTX770 SC Avexir Core Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 250GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State... Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 720... SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD320KJ 320GB 7200 R... Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 720... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lightscribe DVD/RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ in Push/Pull Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Phillips 32" LCD Flatscreen @ 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK1008 w/ Cherry MX Bkack Switches Corsair CX750M HAF 922 Custom Painted Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Ratpadz XT EACH G2000 Lamptron FC6 Fan Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 Asus R7 260X OC 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
>>320GB with a 1TB External<< >>DVD/RW<< Xigmatek Dark Night  >>Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit<< 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
>>22" Westinghouse WS<< CM Storm Devastator MB24 >>Antec 902 w/ Blue LED Fans<< CM Storm Devastator MS2K 
  hide details  
Reply
Red Steel
(19 items)
 
Blue Butterfly
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T >STOCK< Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z EVGA GTX770 SC Avexir Core Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 250GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State... Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 720... SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD320KJ 320GB 7200 R... Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 720... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lightscribe DVD/RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ in Push/Pull Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Phillips 32" LCD Flatscreen @ 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK1008 w/ Cherry MX Bkack Switches Corsair CX750M HAF 922 Custom Painted Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Ratpadz XT EACH G2000 Lamptron FC6 Fan Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 Asus R7 260X OC 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
>>320GB with a 1TB External<< >>DVD/RW<< Xigmatek Dark Night  >>Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit<< 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
>>22" Westinghouse WS<< CM Storm Devastator MB24 >>Antec 902 w/ Blue LED Fans<< CM Storm Devastator MS2K 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 28
Thread Starter 
More pics
Edited by wedge - 10/26/11 at 9:53am
Death Star
(21 items)
 
Darksaber
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 245 Asus M3A78 Radeon HD6570 1GB Mushkin Silverline 2GB DDR2  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Samsung 46" DLP 
PowerCaseOther
Silverstone Strider Essentials 400W Silverstone Milo ML03B Hauppage WinTV 1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Death Star
(21 items)
 
Darksaber
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 245 Asus M3A78 Radeon HD6570 1GB Mushkin Silverline 2GB DDR2  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Samsung 46" DLP 
PowerCaseOther
Silverstone Strider Essentials 400W Silverstone Milo ML03B Hauppage WinTV 1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erick Silver;15461366 
Nice build! But. I see dust. I use a very soft bristle 1.5" Angled paint brush(to get into corners better) to get that dust out. You can find them at Ace. Its an Ace Brand brush lol.

I've got an air compressor I usually use, but I couldn't find the air nozzle that day.
Death Star
(21 items)
 
Darksaber
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 245 Asus M3A78 Radeon HD6570 1GB Mushkin Silverline 2GB DDR2  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Samsung 46" DLP 
PowerCaseOther
Silverstone Strider Essentials 400W Silverstone Milo ML03B Hauppage WinTV 1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Death Star
(21 items)
 
Darksaber
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 245 Asus M3A78 Radeon HD6570 1GB Mushkin Silverline 2GB DDR2  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Samsung 46" DLP 
PowerCaseOther
Silverstone Strider Essentials 400W Silverstone Milo ML03B Hauppage WinTV 1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DSP1;15461352 
it looks good, just don't shoot any lasers in an open port or else we all know what happens then.

Nope, this is the third generation Death Star. All open ports and large access points to the center core have been shut and locked with a key.
Death Star
(21 items)
 
Darksaber
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 245 Asus M3A78 Radeon HD6570 1GB Mushkin Silverline 2GB DDR2  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Samsung 46" DLP 
PowerCaseOther
Silverstone Strider Essentials 400W Silverstone Milo ML03B Hauppage WinTV 1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Death Star
(21 items)
 
Darksaber
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 245 Asus M3A78 Radeon HD6570 1GB Mushkin Silverline 2GB DDR2  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Samsung 46" DLP 
PowerCaseOther
Silverstone Strider Essentials 400W Silverstone Milo ML03B Hauppage WinTV 1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 28
Nice...clean...reminds me of my first rig which was quite similar.

Now as far as that key goes, don't give it to any 'red shirt' Stormtroopers as we know what happens to them...lol
post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 
Updated video card.
Just installed an XFX Radeon HD7970 Double D Edition

To the best of my knowledge this is the shortest card of all the 7970's currently available, which makes it the ONLY 7970 that will fit this case. It fits prefectly into a Storm Scout without any modifications to the card or to the case. However it just BARELY fits, there is about 1mm of clearance. It's tight like a virgin!

Sorry for the bad quality pics, I'll pull out my good cam and tripod and take better pics later

450

450

450
If you can't tell how tight this fit is from the previous pics, this one should give you an idea. This ruler is about 1mm thick, and is held in place just by sliding it between the card and the case.
Death Star
(21 items)
 
Darksaber
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 245 Asus M3A78 Radeon HD6570 1GB Mushkin Silverline 2GB DDR2  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Samsung 46" DLP 
PowerCaseOther
Silverstone Strider Essentials 400W Silverstone Milo ML03B Hauppage WinTV 1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Death Star
(21 items)
 
Darksaber
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 245 Asus M3A78 Radeon HD6570 1GB Mushkin Silverline 2GB DDR2  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Samsung 46" DLP 
PowerCaseOther
Silverstone Strider Essentials 400W Silverstone Milo ML03B Hauppage WinTV 1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 28
nice case bro thumb.gifcheers.gif
 
Beautiful HoRyzen
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700x Gigabyte Auros ax370 gaming 5 gigabyte geforce gtx 1080 ti gaming Crucial Ballistix Tactical ddr4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 4TB crucial mx300 m2 Asus dvd rw corsair h100i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
corsair af120 corsair af 120 windows 10 pro 64 bit asus vw 246h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
aoc 2236vw corsair k40 corsair rm750x corsair graphite 760t arctic white 
MouseMouse PadAudio
corsair sabre rgb razer vespula altec lansing ocatne 7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo g72gx-rbbx05 gtx 260m Nanya PC2-6400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
G Skill 64 GB SSD Western Digital Scorpio Black HL-DVD-RW Windows 7 Home Premium 
MouseAudio
Razer Lachesis 4000 DPI Onboard Altec Lansing 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Beautiful HoRyzen
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700x Gigabyte Auros ax370 gaming 5 gigabyte geforce gtx 1080 ti gaming Crucial Ballistix Tactical ddr4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 4TB crucial mx300 m2 Asus dvd rw corsair h100i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
corsair af120 corsair af 120 windows 10 pro 64 bit asus vw 246h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
aoc 2236vw corsair k40 corsair rm750x corsair graphite 760t arctic white 
MouseMouse PadAudio
corsair sabre rgb razer vespula altec lansing ocatne 7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo g72gx-rbbx05 gtx 260m Nanya PC2-6400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
G Skill 64 GB SSD Western Digital Scorpio Black HL-DVD-RW Windows 7 Home Premium 
MouseAudio
Razer Lachesis 4000 DPI Onboard Altec Lansing 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 28
just as a side note... what did you mod your H50 with? I've got one just laying around that's been begging to be modded/upgraded..
Loki
(18 items)
 
Kratos
(9 items)
 
Odin (fileserver)
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k MSI X99A SLI Krait eVGA GTX 980 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo 1tb Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512gb Asus BW-12B1ST Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Enterprise 3x Dell U2412M in Nvidia Surround Das Keyboard v4 Professional Corsair RM1000i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design R5 Logitech G502 Proteus Core Glorious PC Gaming Race XXL Asus Xonar DX 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 650 HiFiMan EF2A 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
Intel i7 6700HQ Gigabyte P35Xv6-PC4K4D Geforce 1070 512gb M.2 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB 7200rpm HDD DVDRW Windows 10 Pro 15" 4K IPS Panel 
Mouse
Razer Orochi 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon X5650 Xeon X5650 Supermicro X8DTL-iF-O Galaxy GT210 1gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
96gb DDR3 ECC Corsair Force 3 60gb (boot) 3TB Hitachi x 12 1TB Hitachi x 12 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Noctua NH-U12DX Noctua NH-U12DX Windows Server 2012 R2 Corsair HX 1050 
CaseOtherOther
Norco RPC 4224 LSI Megaraid Sas 9261-8I Intel RES2CV240 20 Port SAS Expander 
  hide details  
Reply
Loki
(18 items)
 
Kratos
(9 items)
 
Odin (fileserver)
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930k MSI X99A SLI Krait eVGA GTX 980 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo 1tb Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512gb Asus BW-12B1ST Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Enterprise 3x Dell U2412M in Nvidia Surround Das Keyboard v4 Professional Corsair RM1000i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design R5 Logitech G502 Proteus Core Glorious PC Gaming Race XXL Asus Xonar DX 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 650 HiFiMan EF2A 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
Intel i7 6700HQ Gigabyte P35Xv6-PC4K4D Geforce 1070 512gb M.2 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB 7200rpm HDD DVDRW Windows 10 Pro 15" 4K IPS Panel 
Mouse
Razer Orochi 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon X5650 Xeon X5650 Supermicro X8DTL-iF-O Galaxy GT210 1gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
96gb DDR3 ECC Corsair Force 3 60gb (boot) 3TB Hitachi x 12 1TB Hitachi x 12 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Noctua NH-U12DX Noctua NH-U12DX Windows Server 2012 R2 Corsair HX 1050 
CaseOtherOther
Norco RPC 4224 LSI Megaraid Sas 9261-8I Intel RES2CV240 20 Port SAS Expander 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › The Deathstar (Updated)