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

SPECS
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


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.
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Got my first taste of liquid cooling even though it was a simple installation with no maintenance hehe
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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!!
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Hope to hear some good feedback and advice for future changes
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Thanks guys,
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this I want to see, tell me how the antec kuhler does with your 960t when complete
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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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I should also note that I used the TIM that came on the cooler and have not replaced it yet. From what I've heard I should get some better temps with better TIM when I apply it.
 

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I had a surprise waiting for me when I woke up, express shipping FTW!
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Got the 24 pin done, will finish the 8 and 6 tonight or tomorrow. I also had an issue with one wire that pulled right out of the pin in the connector and now the pin is pretty well stuck right in the connector. Will have to do some surgery to get it out I think
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are the lights the NZXT HUE?
 

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Sleeving pretty well complete, these 2 pics taken with a canon rebel. Rather then the typical pics from my Samsung Galaxy S2
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build looks good, im currently going with a black and green theme, are those LEDs ones off amazon? i currently have a 960t also, its not overclocked right now but im about to invest into something other then what came with the cpu lol.. need something to keep my cpu cool until i can save up funds for watercooling...
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