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Humble SM5 MK2: Even more humbler

Thought I'd get on this build log now seeing I have the time.

So some of you may remember my current build My Humble SM5, It wasn't the a top of the line build, it was rather humble but it was interesting to do and the feedback / help I got wasn't to bad so I thought lets do this again.

This time round will be a little different, all new parts, yet another new desk (don't worry it's already built and setup) and finally new monitors... none of it cheap, money is no problem as of right now but I wont be spending unnecessarily.

So let's start this shall we?

The Parts

Gotten = , Ordered = , Waiting to order = .

CPU: AMD Ryzen 1800X $700.

Motherboard: X370 mATX. MSI B350M Mortar Arctic $149.

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 32G F4-3200C14D-32GTZKW $459.

GPU: AMD R9 290. Waiting for Vega. Galax GTX 1080 EXOC Sniper White $749 Galax GTX 1070 EXOC Sniper White $599 MSI 1070 Armour OC $527

Windows SSD: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB $189.

Games SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 1TB $479.

OBS Recordings HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB WD10EZEX $69.

PSU: EVGA G2 850w $200.

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 $149.

Cables: Cablemod custom length and colours.

Monitors: 27" IPS 120HZ+ Freesync. 3x ViewSonic XG2703-GS $899

The Plan

Basically build the biggest baddest PC I can and hope to hell it lasts a few years, it'll mostly be used for gaming and game recording with some photo / video editing and maybe some 3D model's for printing.

The colour scheme I'm going for on this is mono tone, grey, black and white, colour may be aloud if it's not red... I'm OVER red and black damn PC's every other person has one (looks at current pc) so yes little to no colour on this one unless the board comes with nice LED's / paint or I do some modding.

Some of you may of noticed that I stated a CPU cooler but I currently have a custom loop. The reason for this is... basically I cant be bothered any more with custom watercooling, yes it looks amazing but the time to fill and bleed... I just cant be bothered, I want to go back to basics on this build, I want it easy to clean and fix which at the moment is to much of a pain so the watercooling is coming out and will be sold and the money from that may go to Vega, monitors or both.

The Desk

Now actually the desk is already done, I finished that off... well a few months ago but set it up a couple days ago. It's a custom made desk using an Acacia bench top cut down from 2.2m to 1.8m with 5 legs, 4 corners, 1 centre back. The PC is on the floor now, originally I planned to have a shelf on the brick wall for it but after thinking about it, it would of messed with the 27" monitors I plan on getting.

Monitor stand is a WSGF Ultimate Desk Stand v2, cost an utter FORTUNE to get here to Australia but well worth the money, I still need to mess with it a little to get it "perfect" but for the moment it's setup good enough.The lighting is RGBW strips controlled with a Mi Light Wireless 2.4GHz 4 zone remote, basically 1 remote to control 4 of the strips via separate controllers.

I still have some work to do like clean up the cables, get some speaker stands, add some more LED's and put up some of my pictures but for now this is it.

So I think that's everything, I'm hoping to order the main bulk of stuff this week but it depends on what we actually get here in Aus and if there is any damn X370 MATX boards on launch day etc etc. so we shall see.

As always I'm happy to take advice on parts.

Humble SM5 MK2
(23 items)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
MSI B350M Mortar Arctic
G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C14D-32GTZKW 32GB
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
Hard Drive
Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB
Power Supply
EVGA Supernova G2 850W
Corsair H100i V2
Corsair ML120 Pro x5
CaseLabs SM5
Operating System
Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB 64-Bit
Dell U2414H
Dell U2414H
Asus VG248QE
WASD CODE 87-Key - Cherry MX Clear
Zowie FK1
Artisan ZERO MID Black Large Mouse Pad
JDS Labs Element
Sennheiser HD 599
Samson Q2U
Swan M50W Powered 2.1 System
Rode AI1
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