I would like to start off this thread with a warm welcome
My name is Brandon, and I'm currently attending a little local CC and planning to transfer next year to acquire my bachelors in computer engineering.
To keep things short, today I have for you is the beginning of a new build inspired by many creative/colorful builds found at our own very home, OC.NET ( and to the girlfriend for inspiring and gifting me the corsair 250D). This build is actually my third build. I started my pc building at the age of 14 ( i had to save lots of birthday money/allowances/yard work), and my second build was about 2 years ago (which I introduced myself to water wink.gif ). With that said, I do have a better understanding how everything works. Especially with water. So for this build, I'll be trying to cram everything (transferring a few things from my sig rig) into this tiny little Corsair 250D. Keep in mind I'm still in college so expect very SLOW progress. But in the end, expect something in what my eyes see as "wow" lol (I hope it'll wow you guys as well).
I was going to go with a simple white theme, but I wanted to up the ante and go hard on the paint. This isn't my dream car, but I was intrigued by the color scheme and pattern used to make this lambo pop. Its not to flashy and not overly done. That's my goal for this build.
I do plan to repaint the case, as well as make mediocre modifications (making a custom window, adding a few mods here and there, etc.).
List of components
CASE : CORSAIR 250D ( I would LOVE TO THANK MY GF for this wonder gift)
Motherboard : ASUS VII Impact 1150
Processor : Intel i7 4790k
Mémory : Crucial Tracer Ballistix (2x4) 8GB 1866mhz (plan to change)
Video Card : EVGA GTX 970 FTW
SSD : Samsung 830 64GB
Hard drive: WD 2TB Black 7200RPM
Power Supply : Corsair 860i ( I had to ditch my XFX 1000W platinum
Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 100 - Limited White POM Edition ( On the Way)
3 x Monsoon Chain Gun Hardline Compression Fittings, 3/8" x 1/2" 4 Pack - White
Black Ice Nemesis 240GTS XFLOW Ultra Stealth Cross-Flow Low Profile Radiator
Black Ice Nemesis 120GTS Ultra Stealth U-Flow Low Profile Radiator
3 x Corsair SP120
XSPC waterblock (plan to change)
EK-D5 X-TOP CSQ - Plexi (on the way)
Bitfenix Recon Fan controller (contemplating)
EKWB GTX 970 FTW (ETA Early Jan 2015 according to the CS I've been contacting)
Those are all the parts for now. Although the list may change over time.
Anyways, I don't expect many to follow as I'm still a beginner/amateur, but til then I'll post updates as I go. I hope you guys enjoy my log
Thank you OCN for the inspiration!