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Welcome to the Green Fiend build log. wave2.gif Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy. thumbsupsmiley.png

Background of the build is I was a console gamer with little to no PC gaming experience up until Spring of 2012. After a few months of playing BF3 on xbox and developing an incredible passion to enhance my gaming experience. I researched into gaming PC's, learned about the enthusiast side of things which lead me to overclocking... which is when I found OCN. Originally I got handed down an athlon dual core system which I upgraded with 4gb of 1333 ddr3 ram and an asus gtx 550ti which played me BF3 on low settings at playable fps for a few months. Then after obtaining my tax return I blew every last cent I had to spend building the original rig. I recycled my hard drives, video card and ram from the old system and bought myself the updated AMD platform and the NZXT phantom 410 along with all the fans needed to fill all the slots (I couldn't dare have an empty fan slot lol) It ended up costing around $750 CND and I had built the computer I'd been dying for. I blame OCN for making me care so much what my computer looks like tongue.gif A couple build showcase threads around here really got me focused on the aesthetics of computer building. As you can see along the rough timeline of photos below, the build only grew from then on.

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Case: NZXT H440 Special Edition Green and Black
Mobo:MSI B350 PC Mate
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600x
CPU Cooling: Swiftech H220-X
RAM: 16GB GSkill TridentZ RGB
GPU: ASUS Radeon R9 290
PSU: EVGA Supernova 650W Platinum
Storage: 120GB Samsung SSD for OS, 240GB Patriot Blast SSD for games, 1TB main storage
Monitor: 25" Acer 1440P
Fans/Accessories: NZXT 2M Green LED kit, Cooler Master Sickle Flow 120mm Green led x5, Gentle Typhoon x1.
Audio: Audio-Technica ATR-2500 USB Condenser microphone, Sennheiser HD598SE, SMSL Headphone Amp
Peripherals:Ducky One cherry MX green, Mionix Naos 7000

Timeline of photos from beginning to current (Click to show)

Before I did my little paintjob of the side panel.



I really disliked the green and blue mix of colours going on.

Finally realized to take the hard drive bay out since I didnt need it. tongue.gif

Got my first taste of liquid cooling even though it was a simple installation with no maintenance hehe smile.gif

Led swap, it was bugging me for a long time...

Repositioned the rad to what I feel to be a better place


I LOVE GREEN!! biggrin.gif muahaha
























Hope to hear some good feedback and advice for future changes smile.gif

Thanks guys,
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why thank you sir and can you put the specs in the thread and is a 440 psu to small
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this I want to see, tell me how the antec kuhler does with your 960t when complete thumb.gif

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CPU
[AMD] Ryzen 7 2700
Motherboard
[Biostar] X370GT3
GPU
[Gigabyte] GTX 1080 windforce oc
RAM
[G.Skill] Ripjaws Trident Z RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3200
Hard Drive
[Samsung] 960 evo m.2 250GB
Hard Drive
[Mushkin] eco2 512GB SSD
Hard Drive
[Mushkin] enhanced reactor 500GB SSD
Power Supply
[Cougar] CMX 1000
Cooling
[Corsairl] h100i v2
Cooling
[Noctua] nf-S12a pwm 120mm fan x 5
Case
[Fractal Design] Define C mini
Operating System
[M$] Winblows 10 pro fortified and telemetry free
Monitor
[AOC] i2367f 23" IPS
Monitor
[AOC] i2367f 23" IPS
Monitor
[Dell] e2311h
Keyboard
[Massdrop] Idobo xd75 w/ Gat greens & w/ GMK Laser
Mouse
[Logitech] g900 chaos spectrum
Mouse
[novelkeys.xyz] Laser extended deskpad
Audio
[Onkyo] TX-SR373 receiver
Audio
[KLH] Center and rear speakers
Audio
[Realistic] MC-1000 front speakers
Audio
[Insignia] Rocketboost subwoofer
Audio
[Sennheiser] massdrop hd 6xx
Audio
[Hifiman] massdrop he4xx
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[Audio-Technical] ath-anc7b
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[Zalman] clip mic
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[Sunjet] Condensor Mic
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[Orico] USB 3.0 HDD dock bay
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[Keycool] KC21 keypad w/ Gateron greens
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[Orico] 7-port powered USB 3.0 Hub
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[Rosewill] 10-port powered USB 2.0 Hub
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[Belkin] 7-port powered USB 2.0 Hub
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[Phanteks] Cable extensions white
CPU
[Intel] i5 8250U
Motherboard
[Dell] xps 13 9360 or some other
GPU
[Intel] UHD 620
RAM
[OEM] 8GB DDR3 1866
Hard Drive
[Adata] Premier SP550 240GB SATA III M.2 SSD
Optical Drive
[Asus] slim external DVD RW
Cooling
stock
Case
[Dell] xps 13 9360 shell
Operating System
Xubuntu w/ i3 x86_64
Monitor
[Dell] 13.3" 1080p monitor
Keyboard
[Dell] integrated
Mouse
[Dell] touchpad
Audio
integrated
Other
[Vortex] Poker II keyboard w/ MX Blacks
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[logitech] g303 daedalus apex mouse
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[WASD] v2 TKL w/ MX Clears (for work)
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[Dell] OEM optical mouse (for work)
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Kuhler is on the 960 since I got the cooler. Has been performing adequate at best, the smaller rad must have a huge performance hit on the cooler considering I got the 620 for $45 CND and the 920 was and still is around $110. That price difference is a bit nuts if you ask me, but my budget didn't allow me to get the 920 as would have been the better purchase. I would say the 620 performs equal to a high end air cooler.


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