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Old build was running just above minimum for VR specs wanted to amp it up a bit. I wanted to go as much RGB as I could so I could do a neon pink/blue outrun type aesthetic for the build. Plus I was tired of my green and black mid tower case and always wanted to do a micro build.
The case only has 1 3.5" drive mount... but there was room at the bottom of the case for me to attach my second 3.5" drive and the nxzt hue+ controller.
I planned on using my 1000w rm PSU for this build but it was 20mm too big for this case so I had to buy a whole new one... Luckily the 850 was on sale.
I replaced all fans with the nzxt aer fans and all 5 are daisy chained together. Honestly this was the hardest part of the build was having to attach the fans before installing due to the in/out cables to chain them.
https://i.imgur.com/ekgQzXb.gifv gif of the colors
Included is my attempt at a custom PSU shroud, only I had to nix it due to the GPU AIO tubing. I was really digging the isometric squares pattern on the cases dust covers so I recreated the design in photoshop formatted for a vinyl cutter. I cut and bent some acrylic to size sprayed a layer of sliver paint, then applied the decal, I sprayed over with the dark grey paint. Once dry I painstaking removed each facet one by one with tweezers took about 2 hours. Then I hit it with 3 clear coats. It turned out amazing but once it came to actually using it I realized the AIO tubing took up the space for that area when the cover was on, so ultimately I had to nix the cover.
Im thinking of getting a EVGA powerlink to make the gpu look better, and a led strip for the nzxt hue+ to add to the bottom of the case.
*note the GPU fan controller is 3pin while the AER are 4pin. So when I replaced the fan I had to hide the cable and attach fan to one of the case controllers.
Update added a powerlink to the gpu and NZXT hue leds to the bottom
Jan/2019 edit. My 1080 Hybrid died on me. GPU RMA. EVGA sent me a 1080ti Hybrid FTW3. Sadly the case is too small to use this card and the powerlink so the cables dont look as pretty. Also since then added a m.2 nvme for My OS, and also upgraded my headphones.
Feb/2019 Scored a Dell 1440 144hz gsync 27" monitor on sale. Now using that as my main, and keeping one of my old 60hz as my non gaming secondary.