Description

I built this PC for my Dad. He was a fighter pilot in the Air Force (T-38, A-10, F-117) and has always loved flying. A few years ago he started his own contracting company, Synergy Aerospace, which was a huge thing for him. He's always loved flight simulators but never had a decent computer to play them on. I've been building pcs for almost 2 years now and I had some spare parts, so I decided to put one together for him.

He's been very successful with his company and I wanted to somehow incorporate that into the PC, so I used the color scheme from his logo to paint the case, have custom cables made, and order a custom backplate. He liked the backplate up against the glass for more visibility. Jmmods is responsible for this creation!

He mostly uses this machine for X-planes, but my brother and I have been encouraging him to try Starcraft and a few other games. We even used with a VR setup and it had no problem handling those games!

Everything was great to work with, but the case is very simple. There's not a lot of room for cable management behind the motherboard, but overall I think it looks pretty cool. Maybe one day I'll change out that rear fan for something green or white...

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I love what you did with the color scheme. Your dad has a good computer for what you had laying around as spare parts. I'm certain he is enjoying it and appreciates for what you did.

Everything was great to work with, but the case is very simple. There's not a lot of room for cable management behind the motherboard, but overall I think it looks pretty cool. Maybe one day I'll change out that rear fan for something green or white...

It's unfortunate that the cables are like spaghetti but thankfully they don't have different colors and have enough blending black colors within the case. I'm certain the back fan being change to what you mention will make it pop it even further and look another step better regardless.

You have my one and support. Great job for what you did for your father.

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks man! One day I'll probably make custom cables myself instead of using these extensions.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the colour scheme too, good job on the paint.

I feel the same about the cables; a spaghetti mess. I think cable combs would work much better at keeping them lined up. Stitching is nice too but you need to do more and that's probably time consuming. Tying up the PSU cables together nicely would help a lot too with optics. Right now it's just a good dust catcher.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem and that would be awesome!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice looking build man! Those colors look great +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how you made this PC for your dad, and It means a lot to him it looks, though if he and your family are going to be playing games on it. I would recommend getting some better peripherals. That stalk mouse and keyboard are probably going to be painful while trying to game xD. But, besides that the PC looks amazing and I hope your dad really loves it!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, when I visit it's kind of lame to use those XD Maybe this Christmas Santa will bring some peripherals.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I hope you are able to get your dad more into gaming.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm always amazed at these lower budget rigs. Very nicely done, love the color combo. I Can't figure out how mine comes out so much and these things do just as well of a job for the most part. Don't worry about Cable Management, my Amazon Cardboard Box build had ZERO cable management options, so I had to nock them a point off for that.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I just saw your box build, that's a classic! Maybe you could just punch holes in the back to route the cables, use some zip ties to mount them to the box? Still looks good, loved the creativity :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, question. Why did you decide to use a 7th Gen i5 instead of an 8th Gen CPU or Ryzen CPU?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Those were just the parts I had at the time. I had an i5 from a previous build because I upgrade to the 8600k, the motherboard, the PSU, and RAM. I guess I'm also a little biased towards Intel over AMD.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hay Scotty Jesus man

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Just tell your dad (or yourself) that the rear fan is like a thruster on afterburner. Maybe it gives an extra fps when gaming ;)