Description

I built this computer in preparation for Star Citizen and to play Planetside2 and Battlefield 4 on.

EDIT (1/31/2014): I added a new picture because I did some rewiring and added an upgraded power supply. I will do benchmarks soon. I also plan on adding water cooling at some point in the future I just can't afford it at the moment. That's the reason I bought such a big case.

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 7 points

You should definitely consider doing a custom water cooling loop. That and a better description + benchmarks.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I am planning on doing some benchmarks soon. I had done them in the past but haven't put them on here. They will be soon. I also do plan on doing a complete closed loop in the future. That's really the reason why I bought the 900d.

  • 74 months ago
  • 4 points

Is this computer Jewish? :) (Ender's Game)

Anyways, planning on doing some serious video/photo editing, animation, or 3D modeling? Any chance of water cooling those parts too?

EDIT: Guys, come on, it's a reference to the book "Ender's Game" which is also where the name of this build (STRATEGOS) comes from.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

STRATEGOS is a reference to Ender's Game. =)

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

dat keyboard. +1

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Im not sure the case is big enough, its just barely holding the h100i. This should probably be a desk build, or old supercomputer shell.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

im so jealous

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh my gosh. Pics pls. Oh and more pics pls. Maybe some description. I love you. I love this.

+5

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I took another picture and will take some more soon. Sorry about the late reply.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

How do the 280s perform in bf4?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Really good actually, now that the game is actually working reasonably.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

it looks so empty... water cool it and fill it with RADIATORS :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I will.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Great Build!

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you update the bios to run the ivb-e cpu??? just bought this mobo and wanted to know before it ships :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I just put the file onto a flash drive and flashed it from a program inside the BIOS. It's actually pretty easy and I had a few issues with the BIOS. The latest is working pretty solid now though. Let me know if you also had some issues. I had problems with the sound not working after updating.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

So it is able to flash the bios from a flashdrive with the ivb-e cpu installed?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, I have done it on multiple occasions and being able to switch between the two bios quickly is super nice.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the Fan working for you?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The fans are super quiet which is a big deal for me.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Not that you seem to be the best person to talk to for getting the most out of little money (no offense) but do you think that the Corsair 900d is worth it?

Good build, I'm jealous :) +1

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Other cases are equally as capable for a non-water cooling setup.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it is going to be worth it since I'm planning on doing a lot inside the case in the future. I plan on putting a complete closed loop when I can afford it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

For the overall budget I wouldnt change a thing, however with your description being so limited I am wondering if the budget needed to be that high?

Window really shows off a seemingly well put together build.

+1

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Star citizen is supposedly gonna break anything with out 2 brand new gpus a ridiculous cpu and a very good mobo. Supposedly...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't updated my computer for a while and wanted to go all out with this build.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Strategos means general in greek fyi

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I hope your doing more then gaming with those parts.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

y did you go with a 900D and you dont even have a water cooling loop and there is so much extra space i dont think you really needed that case!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the case because I'm going to be adding the water cooling in the future when I can afford it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Um... yeah... like... could have went much further for that much money. Putting aside the Qnix, my build would do better than yours for gaming, but for over 1.3k less. Granted I do wish I went with a slightly roomier case now, but that doesn't quite bridge the difference.

What's done is done I guess. You'll at least get a lot of mileage out of it.

Also do yourself a favor and get a UPS and surge protector. You just sunk that much money into a system, no point in not doing it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Done and done, I've had the UPS up and running since I built it. There has been a few power outages that have happened and I had no idea anything was wrong until I got disconnected from the internet. I can go for about an hour on the UPS. I can even monitor the UPS from a console in the OS.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you use for the inside lighting? Looks nice

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

He used these fans

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

He used these fans

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I used a cold cathode in the back behind the H100i's rad for the blue back glow and also this one (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9967/lit-181/Logisys_12_Inverterless_True-Color_CCFL_Light_Bar_-_Frontal_180_Lighting_-_Blue.html?tl=g6c451s1145) in the front right below the window and aimed at the motherboard.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I imagine the fans are far more purple than as shown in the picture?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you go about updating the bios for the ivb-e cpu???

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That case is massive! You could put your monitor inside behind the window (or instead of the window) and it would be a portable :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 900d? its too big for your MOBO

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Wanted the space for the water cooling I plan to add. I don't understand where you are coming from though with specifying the MOBO it fits perfectly in there. With the water cooling that's going to go in It's going to be beautiful.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

it makes t look small