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My Primary Day-To-Day desktop. I've been damn lucky with this build, both with prices and competitions.

CPU + MOBO + RAM were all won through Hardware Unboxed's "Upgrade My PC Please" Series 1 in 2017, Where my old rig dubbed the 'glorified potato masher' won the episode and scored me these parts.

The fortune didn't stop there, as upon arrival I then found the R5 1600 I'd won also happened to be from the strange batch of said processors that had 8C/16T instead of of 6C/12T; given that I use this machine for CAD work this is certainly a boon to me - I effectively won a R7 1700!

Thereafter as I began to accumulate the rest of the build, I managed to score the 1080ti Hybrid in Dec 2017 for $750AUD - used and no invoice, but a ******* bargain given that a month later crypto saw the price of new and used 1080ti's for well over $1200 for quite some time. The card is actually a Founder's edition gigabyte card with a 1080 ~ti~ hybrid kit installed after a few minor modifications with a dremel, but seems to perform in line with figures of the official 1080ti hybrid kit from EVGA.

The Case was then gifted to me as a joint present from two of my mates for my birthday right before Christmas (listed build date). I originally wanted a Kimera Industries Cerberus, which around that time had unannounced pricing...ended up being something like $600 due to shipping to australia, so alas my SFF need could not be satisfied. Regardless, I'm quite pleased with this case.

There's still a few planned things ahead for my build - I've been putting off custom sleeved cables for some time now although I have all the stuff to do it; I've simply not had the time to dedicate towards it. I also intend to make a few visual mods to the case, posible including applying 3M vinyl wraps to all the white parts of the case, in either marble or concrete.

Down the track I either want to put in a custom loop or move to a SFF case like the Raijintek Ophion EVO, Loque Ghost S1 or NCASE M1. Definitely also seeking to get RGB RAM such as the Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB, and a better motherboard if some manufacturer decides to make a genuinely decent mATX AM4 motherboard.

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  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicely done! I am getting ready to start a build in this case. The concrete or marble wrapping is an interesting idea... I think either would look nice.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how clean this build looks, even the stock cooler that comes with the Ryzen accents everything nicely. I just built a rig with the NZXT h700 case; love how easily everything fit. Really really like this one. Cheers!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

This is really nice.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

What episode of the thing were you on? (For the glorified potato masher)

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