Amazing! Will you upload a pic of your cable management in the back?
SO clean! Love it! How do you like that case?
It's perfect. You're perfect.
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.
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 :)
Yeah, when I visit it's kind of lame to use those XD
Maybe this Christmas Santa will bring some peripherals.
Thanks man! One day I'll probably make custom cables myself instead of using these extensions.
That's a thing of beauty right there. Nice work!
Love the fact that you painted your case like that, I totally agree with making an awesome build because it's got SOUL in it! Very nice job!
GPU temps were OK, but it did get pretty hot. There's not much clearance between the GPU and the window so that's not great for cooling. I've since switched cases to a Phanteks P400. This case is not designed for air flow, it's more suited for a water loop.
Love the vertical GPU! Nice on this pc!
I guess so. It just sounds lame to look at a build that someone has worked really hard on, both physically and creatively, and immediately say "why didn't you buy this part instead?" as if that never crossed their mind.
Sounds like gibberish to me, but you sound like a smart guy who knows how to put together a good looking server!
What a great looking build! Love the cable management and photo quality!
Beautiful! The water loop and cable management are so clean!
This looks awesome! Nice job on the custom mods!
Awesome looking build! Love that case mod! Did you put that mesh on the front panel? If so, where did you get it?
Don't listen to the haters. This is a great budget build! If you are happy with it, so is the community!
Dude, this is a good looking build. Love the cable choice!
Incredible build! Impressed to see you fit that loop in this case.
Here's a tip for hiding LED strips. I've tried putting a piece of black electrical tape on the inside of the glass panel to hide the LED strip so it isn't shining right in your face when you look at it. The tape doesn't stick out too much because it lines up with the top of the black PSU shroud.
Love the UV cables! This is an awesome build!
Love this build! That cable management is spot on!
Looks good! Love the synchronized lighting!
Nice! Flame retardant, what kind of overclocking are you doing???
Do you use PET sleeving? I've only ever used paracord, but I think PET looks a little nicer.
The Corsair Air 240 is a good choice, the Thermaltake V21 as well. Both are micro ATX. For ITX, there's cases like Fractal Design Nano S, NZXT Manta, Thermaltake core V1 and now P1. I think all of those will support a full size PSU.
The cables look great! The learning curve may be steep at first, but it's cool to have the satisfaction!
Haha, I like the title! I just finished a build too, and thats exactly how I feel! Got it out of my system. Cant wait to see more pictures!
Haha, exactly :) You did well fitting all those components into a small case!
Yeah I've heard that those motherboard heat sinks are sometimes detrimental to the m.2 drives. I just use one that I found on amazon. EKWB just started selling colored ones too.
Yes, there is no other feeling than getting a build right the first time and seeing it post :) Sweet build! I love the simplicity, and how the rgb fans stand out!
Looks awesome man! Yeah, I agree with your love for airflow and thermaltake cases. I had a corsair air 240 for a while and really loved it for that reason, and TONS of fan options. I think I had 7 fans mounted at one point. it was like a portable venturi wind tunnel.
Right on! Very well done. I love this case especially for the cable management. That raised section in the back is so useful.
Anyone who builds well in a Shift case gets my thumbs up.
Great build! The color scheme is awesome! Yeah, I like what you did with the fan accents, very cool. Looks like a lot of work and planning went into this.
Yeah dude, that looks great! I like the black and white theme!
So weird, but very innovative. Yeah, you should mount a monitor in front XD
That's a sweet case! Nice job!
Looks awesome! Great cable management and everything!
Awesome build, you did great with the cable management!
Sweet! Love the vinyl dragons! Looks like a lot of work went into this!
What is your case, like a toaster? Aren't you worried about quantum tunneling effects having so much power in that small space?
Side note, you might consider trying a heat sink on the m.2 drive to drop temps. Yeah, those phanteks cases are tough with airflow.
Did you mount that to the wall? Sweet! Love it. I had the 05S case for a bit but sold it because it was not really my style, but you pulled this off really well. Right on!
I agree with this guy. This is a sweet set up! Perfect first build, and you'll never regret taking the time to stick to a budget.
Looks awesome! Those Corsair fans in front look sweet! Are they pretty quiet?
Yeah, that looks awesome! I haven't been able to find any of these available for like 3 months! Did you have to preorder it?
Thanks man, that's very helpful! Yes, I'm using the WS2812b strip. My PSU is modular and all the connectors have black wires, so I'll have to find a wiring diagram. I'll look into this soon and let you know!
I haven't been able to find the MSI lightning for at least a month! Maybe there's just a shortage here in the US right now...
Can you give me some more detail about how you connected your BT controller to your PSU, like post a pic of the wiring set up? I tried the same thing and instantly fried an entire LED strip. I think the current was too high, or maybe the voltage. I'm not good with electricity...
Thanks man! Incredible build!
Thanks for the feedback! I've actually upgraded most of my components, I'll be posting another build in the next month or two. But the B250M motherboard was great. I've had a few MSI boards and I really like them. They look cool, the BIOS is so easy to use, but I have heard that the RGB control on the newer boards isn't great, at least compared to ASUS.
The i3-7100 has also been great. I might upgrade to the i3-8100 or 8300 if there's a good deal during black friday sales. I don't multitask on my computer much, so two cores has never been a hindrance. But I like the idea of a 4 core processor at a slightly higher price.
This thing looks great! Would you put up some pics of the back side? How's the cable management?