Hello all , I thought I'd start a build log for my computer, I've been using it for almost two years now, but I've taken pictures of it during the build and development of the aesthetic parts and thought I'd start one of these threads. If anyone is interested in my LED mods jump in now, I'll eventually show more angles including details on the Kinesis LED mods if there is interest. Point now it to start a thread, and then begin from the top.
I installed all of my LEDs using no soldering, so I can share my techniques there as well. I'm not a fan of soldering so I use other methods to wire things.
I'd also like to showcase this in hopes of someday having a largely sponsored build, I have the photography knowledge to take good images for marketing the build, so I figure I'd be a good candidate. I'd like to do more custom work like a custom side window in the future.
The theme of the build is to have a "Panda" white and black theme, but also the RGB theme when lit up. RGB is at the heart of what I do as a photographer; since my images are captured on Red, Green, and Blue channels and also displayed the same way, I wanted to have the ability to flaunt those colors in my build. Plus, if my mood shifts from day to day, I can easily use those RGB LEDs to make my case whatever color I please.
Funny thing; I do turn them off partially when editing to not influence my eyes' interpretation of tint. In a way a lit case is exactly what I SHOULDN'T have, but whatever that's what a power button is for.
For now here's details and a few teaser images, later more after if there's interest!
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 in white
PSU: NZXT Hale 90 850w (no idea what GPU is in my future)
Mobo: P8z77-V Pro
CPU: i7 3770k - Which means HD4000 for now
HDD: 4tb HGST 7200rpm
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4
RAM: 32GB of Geil Black Dragon Ram (The RED in the RGB theme, with the red LED lights in the dragon eyes)
Screens: Pair of HP zr22w IPS 21.5" monitors
Keys: Kinesis Classic, custom lighting installed by myself.
Misc: ASUS DVD drive, Gelid fans, Extra NZXT stock fans, NZXT Hue LED controller, ebay LED controller, LOTs of LEDs on two separate channels of color.
I have interior and exterior case lighting, as well as monitor accent lighting projecting onto my desk, and a custom backlit keyboard. Monitor matches interior, keyboard matches exterior.
Here's how it sits now, suspended a bit off the desk to take advantage of the case lighting:
Here's a few pictures to show you what will come later:
AAAAnd finally, I couldn't share without a few of the THOUSANDS of photos I have made, in part, with this rig :
Edited by Figit090 - 2/25/14 at 7:24pm