I assume it has to do with people linking to malicious and/or inappropriate websites. Shame that the few ruin it for the masses!
Edit: Yeah, it's right off of their User Code of Conduct page: "No Link Shorteners."
Thank you! It was by accident that I ended up with a purple, red and blue theme. I showed my brother a picture of it and he really like it, so I just rolled with it. Cheers!
:) Perhaps in a paycheck or two I'll buy a larger mouse pad. This one I picked up for a few bucks from an electronic store, and just kinda stuck with it.
And thank you! I never thought I'd make a featured build. It really is quite heartwarming!
Thanks! I originally went for a red build, but by accident one day fell in love with a the blue/purple theme. I think it all turned out way better than I could have planned for.
Yup! You can control the lighting on the ring and on the logo. It does plug into a USB header on the motherboard, and is controlled via the CAM software by NZXT. It's a nice looking cooler, that's for sure!
I know little about AMD, but I do hear quite often that they are better price to performance! Intel is expensive, but I've always used Intel, and decided to stay within my comfort zone. Perhaps someday I'll explore a little!
Thank you! This was the site I used to visit to dream about a build like this. It was all the builds I got to witness that inspired me to make one of my own.
I sure never even dreamt about making front page!
Glad ya enjoyed the read :) I try to keep things lighthearted; makes it more fun for everyone!
Thanks! It should serve its purpose for many years to come.
Agreed :/. It has potential, but it's like eating uncooked food - it needs more time.
Hey thanks! The wallpaper image was found by searching Google for wallpapers with the size set to exactly 3440x1440 and the color set to teal. The clock is from a Steam purchase called "Wallpaper Engine," which has some really great interactive wallpaper options.
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Hah! Something I'd not thought about. The titles a joke on my first iteration of the build, "Student Driver."
Thanks! This should last me years to come, and in that case, it's definitely money well spent. Cheers!
I like it! I think it might be better to have an ultrawide as a main and a similarly tall 16:9 monitor as a secondary. There is no real need for an ultrawide secondary - but I already had it purchased so hey, why not! :)
That's excellent. I appreciate the help.
Sorry to bother further, but will the cables in the link below work for the PSU I described? They say "these are compatible with every power supply on the market" but I'm hesitant because I've had some recent bad experience with sleeved cables (bought non-compatible replacement cables that only fit the G2 and G3 series).
Just wow! What an amazing looking overhaul! The before and after shots are worlds apart - you've really outdone yourself.
Extra props for the sick lighting in the glamour shots. Great camera work.
The LED strip in the case is RGB, and so it the underlighting and power button LEDs that come with the case.
The red LEDs on the fans are red only.
No description? Madness! >:o
Nice cable management, that's a good case for it.
Cool! Really love the lighting - reminds me of a neon sign.
Damn, you really didn't skimp out on the monitor. Good for you!
Is that... is that a stock cooler?! What is this witchcraft!
Good stuff, and good choice on the keyboard; it's a nice one! Have fun with the build!
Love it. A first build with a 7700k and a 1080, wow. That's gutsy!
Welcome to the world of top-end pc gaming builds. That thing is a beast.
Really love the minimalist look of the case. The white ambient lighting is spot-on.
Have fun with the build, and have fun upgrading in the future! A world of possibilities awaits!
Awesome! Congrats. I'm more than happy with everything.
Planning on posting the build when you're done? Will definitely check it out.
This is good advice. Static can be a great way to blow a bunch of $$$. I built on a hardwood floor, barefoot. Had the PSU plugged in sitting on the desk next to me, and before handling each component I'd give it a touch.
I appreciate the feedback. Keep in mind that this is a first build, coming from someone who, 3 months ago knew nothing about how computers are built or work. It wasn't possible for me to learn everything the first time around; I got a short attention span. All I knew is that this build edits videos a heck of a lot faster than anything I've ever used, and for that I'm happy. :)
(These aren't professional videos. Just short, small projects I make with friends for fun in spare time)
There really does seem to be an endless supply of information, and it's not always easy to know what to look for. Much of what I learned was chanced upon from watching countless hours of YouTube videos!
Thanks, it really was a world of fun. Finally being able to play modern games is a huge blast!
Thanks, I appreciate it!
Yeah, I knew the monitor wouldn't be able to perform up to the level of the build itself. Unfortunately, money is tight this time of year. The plan was to build a PC that could handle 1440p resolutions so that later on I could upgrade the monitor to a really nice one. As for now, I'm still happy with the current monitor. I'm upgrading from a 60Hz, 1366x768. So this is still a world of improvement!
I can't wait to try out a 1440p monitor in the future!
I'm no expert, but I'm happy with this cooler. Looks great with a side window, and it seems to keep the CPU cool under load. I'm not overclocking though, not significantly anyhow. I think if you wanted to do a lot of overclocking you'd be better with liquid cooling.
It was well worth the wait, and the time spend researching! Best luck on your first build; may it be rewarding!
Well Merry early Christmas to you! Congrats on the build. I'll be doing a similar setup (i5-6600k + gtx 1070) as a late Christmas present to myself, as my funds are a bit short right now ;). How's it working out for you?
Very nice build, and great backstory, too. Congrats!
Really love the red lighting theme - it's something I'm really into.