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My PC Building History -

I got my first taste of building computers in college when i bought a Dell just for online poker and web browsing. I quickly realized i was missing out when it came to immersive gaming so i started doing my research. I couldn't do much with what i had besides upgrading the ram and adding a GPU so my first purchase was a ATI X800XL strictly to play Doom 3 on. I was from that point on hooked on PC gaming and the rest is history. Its been over 10 years now and i have naturally evolved over time with my builds depending on my budget or given life style at the time. I have used all kinds of cases/formats over the years ranging from a Corsair 800D,Silverstone FT03 and a Cooler Master Haf XB. As you can see i like to try different things and always have a vision for the next build. I am married and have a young daughter now so my time i can dedicate to gaming is slim, The plan was to migrate to a case i can appreciate for the next 10 years + and Caselabs was the obvious answer.

Vision For The Build - To build something Clean,Powerful, and Balanced!


Case -

Caselabs S5: Black, Drop-In 120.3 Mount, Ventilated/Window Top Cover, Left Door Standard Window, Right Door Standard Window, Standard Power/Reset Switches With Sleeved Cables, USB 3.0, 120.2 Fan/Radiator Mount

Performance Components -

MOBO: Asus Maximus Gene VI

CPU: Intel i7 4770K

GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum

Memory: Crucial Ballastix Tactical Tracer 2X4GB 1866MHz(Current), Hyper X Savage 2X4GB 2400MHz (Replacement Memory En Route)

PSU: Silverstone Strider S Gold 850 Watt

Storage -

SSD: Intel 520 Series 240GB, I have plans to upgrade to a 1TB TBA additional SSD since i am in need of more room for games

HDD: WD Caviar Black 2TB

Cooling Components -

CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Black Edition

CPU Cooler Fans: Noiseblocker PK-PS PWM 140mm X2

Intake/Exhaust Fans: Enermax Magma 120mm X6

Dust Filters -

DEMCiflex: 120mm X2 Dust Filter, 120mm X1 Dust Filter

Custom Sleeving -

Teleios 8mm Sata Sleeve Red

Teleios 4mm Sleeve Red,Black,Dark Red

24 Pin, 8 Pin, PCI E 8 Pin X2 Power Connectors In UV Red

Fan Control -

Mod My Toys 8 Pin Power 8 Port Distribution Block/ Phobya 7V Voltage Step Down Adapters X6

Monitor -

Asus ROG Swift

I will update this thread as i make progress and i hope every one can appreciate the build like i do -

Case as of 03/16/2015, I still need to complete custom sleeving, install new fans, install new ram, install lighting.



















Edited by nyk20z3 - 3/17/15 at 3:00am
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post #2 of 43
Wow so clean!!
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post #3 of 43
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No love for Air Cooled Caselab builds =/

Anyway Teleios Sleeving and UV Red connectors should be here this week.
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post #4 of 43
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Updated 03/21/2015 -

Installed another Enermax Magma Intake Fan, Teleios Dark Red, Red, Black Sleeving Arrived, UV Red Power Connectors Arrived. I am up in the air about using the UV connectors since they are all a slightly different shade of UV Red mad.gif.

Next movie is to install new ram, 3 more exhaust fans up top and get started on custom sleeving.





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post #6 of 43
very nice build
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Originally Posted by Redeemer View Post

very nice build

TY, few more updates coming as i find time to do stuff.
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CPU Cooler is now in PNP using 2 Noiseblocker PL-PS 140mm PWM -

I ran a few benchmarks and notice up to a 5C temp drop so although that's not much it does have a positive affect.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by nyk20z3 View Post

CPU Cooler is now in PNP using 2 Noiseblocker PL-PS 140mm PWM -

I ran a few benchmarks and notice up to a 5C temp drop so although that's not much it does have a positive affect.



Very nice build. Looks like it's coming along well. Love the aircooled build design. This case is an excellent air cooled model and I think this thing is going to turn out amazing! Very interested to see how this develops! Good luck.

-Joe
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Originally Posted by AngryMarine View Post

Very nice build. Looks like it's coming along well. Love the aircooled build design. This case is an excellent air cooled model and I think this thing is going to turn out amazing! Very interested to see how this develops! Good luck.

-Joe

Thanks i really appreciate the feedback as 95% of CL builds are some form of water cooling so i wanted to try something different.

More updates coming soon and i will keep things as clean as possible!
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