Hey guys, long time no see! I kind of forgot to update this thread... I'm not really active on OCN and I'm one of those guy that starts lots of things and ends up finishing almost none of them
Anyway, it's been a while and the rig is running just fine
The photos were almost all taken down, but I still have some of me building the rig:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is a REALLY old one. I still had my ASRock X58 Extreme6.
This was my first setup coming to life
This was the mobo with cpu, RAM and that Gigabyte mobo-heatsink-thing installed.
That's just sex. Let me say it.
Painted the backplate in black.
Yeah, nice. That heatsink thing ended up being faulty. Wrote to Gigabyte about it asking for a replacement. I'm still waiting on a reply
(btw this was like, last spring LOL)
The components came in one by one. The SSD mounting up there is 100% swag. I also swapped those cheap-feeling Phobya compression fittings with Bitspower black chrome 19/13, and boy are they good. AX1200 is also massive overkill, but whatever.
Nice shot of the fillport.
Testing the best configuration for tubing.
If you look carefully, I installed also a UV cathode on the bottom, near the PSU, and 2x UV LEDs on the Supreme HF.
"Detail" of the tubing in the front.
I still had a single 570 at the time + a 470, I was waiting for EVGA to approve my step-up.
External rad. That's a HWlabs SR1 360 with 3 Yate Loons. Quite some overkill for just a CPU loop!
The front, with the EK Bay Spin, the Pioneer DVD burner and 2x Scythe Kama Box for storing wee... Eh, tools.
Up and running
This is my new setup. I've since moved back to Italy, in Florence, in my own little flat. As you can see the second 570 is there together with some LEGO Star Wars magnets and other random stuff
The LEDs and the cathode were pretty low quality and they barely make any lighting now.
That's quite some dust there, son.
And YES. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you my MASSIVE monitor. That's a Samsung S27A850. PLS panel, 2560x1440, 27". Simply GLORIOUS. It was a real pain to save all the money for this beauty, but boy if it was worth it....
Along with the monitor, you can see my Das Model S Ultimate, my G700 and my Steelseries SX. The latter was bought almost new on ebay for 10€, otherwise I'd never spend that much money on a mousepad
Oh, and there's my kitchen too, on the left.
And this is the final setup I have at the moment. Yes, those near my pc are tuscan sigars. No, I'm not a Rockstar fanboy; I just love posters
Sorry for the bad quality, but all the pics come from either a bad camera or a phone.
At the end of the day, I managed to complete almost all that I had in mind. I'm really happy about it, if you consider that this was my first project overall. The things I changed are:
- The 570 blocks - I simply didn't get em
I didn't have enough money to get everything and I had to prioritize. I could grab a couple cheap ones right now, but I'm not really sure about it. I might upgrade in the near future to 2 GK110s.
- The raid 5 ended up being too expensive with all that Thailand disaster thing. I've only got two WD20EARS at the moment.
- The mobo and the ram blocks. Those were like, REALLY low on my priority list, but still it could have been cool.
- As a consequence, the XSPC slim rads weren't needed so I settled with my single SR1 360.
- I replaced a few fans: the 2x120 on the sides with Fractal Designs and the 140 on the front with a blue LED Lian Li (I traded my Noiseblocker to my uncle)
- I was about to sleeve everything with MDPC-X stuff but ended up sleeving only the SATA cables. Guess what? I suck at sleeving
I noticed that just after spending 100€ LOL. But I still haven't surrendered, I'll try the next time. It's not like sleeve gets old
As for the future, I've got a brand new plan. And this time, it's a big one. I've got plenty of ideas flowing in my mind
I'll give you a small teaser