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I've been slowly adding to my rig sense i originally purchased it and I thought it was about time for an update.

If you would like to see it originally check out my classic black and red build it will cover all of the parts I don't talk about here. Mostly the upgrades were were for the peripherals, but there were a couple of small components I added to the PC. Still works great, been doing a lot of gaming, schoolwork, and some casual streaming and editing on it.

Lets start with the components I added to the PC.

1TB Laptop Hard drive: I had this laying around from when i upgraded to an SSD in my laptop, so i stuck it in my desktop for mass storage of music, pivtures and movies because my 4TB drive is nearly full of games.

Sound Blaster Zx: I wanted a little more out of my audio because I recently got a better pair of headphones, and how convenient this was on sale during boxing day so i picked it up. The volume adjusting knob is great, and i love the one click switch from speakers to headphones feature the software has. The Scout mode is also pretty great for CS GO at amplifying footstep noises.

Cablemod Cables: Cause they look cool..... and the extensions I had on before too up too much space and made closing the back panel difficult.

Phanteks PWM fan controller: my fans were just to noisy and constantly running at max being plugged into the hub built into the h440 so i got one of these to solve that problem, works great!

Onto the added peripherals!

Corsair k65 RGB Found this refurbished at bestbuy for under $100 so I picked it up. I just wanted a true 10 keyless keyboard, I never seemed to use the integrated numberpad on the quickfire tk. So i moved that over to use with my laptop. The lighting effects are neat on the keyboard but i leave mine stationary, it's not as distracting.

Logitech z-5500 I found these speakers second hand for $75, they were missing some of their speaker wires so I had to purchase a spool of that to go with them. Compared to my old z506 set these arent even comparable, the improvement was absolutely amazing. The sub woofer shakes stuff off my my shelve that are above it and makes games just much more immersive. along with these speakers i picked up a pair of second hand speaker stands and mounted my rear speakers properly behind me, the difference is night and day.

Logitech G602 At first i was skeptical about this mouse because it is wireless, but it has completely changed my gaming experience. Not being tied down by a cable is fantastic, no more drag and no more snags. the extra buttons i never thought i would use but i found a use for every one of them, for example in csgo all the 6 different side buttons switch to different grenades and weapons and I have the extra 2 top buttons set to random macros like switching my weapons incredibly fast because... why not. The lag is the big thing i was concerned about, but coming from multiple wired mice in the past with polling rates of 1000hz, I noticed no difference. And changing the battery's is no big deal, only have to do that once a month max.

V-Moda Crossfade LP's I picked these up on black friday with the boom pro mic because they were highly discounted. They sound great, not as good as some headphones I've listened too, and they are a little bass heavy, but they are so much better than my siberia V2's that broke.

Stinky FootBoard Got this at bestbuy on clearance for $50. I use it for voice chat in most games, free up some of my fingers, I enjoy having it.

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  • 49 months ago
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RoomGoals

  • 49 months ago
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Amazing modding on that AIO, that setup is lit +++1

  • 49 months ago
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Thanks, the radiator (everything but the fins) is also plastidipped, but its hidden under the fans :/

  • 49 months ago
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I noticed, atleast it'll still look good when your LED's are off :)

  • 49 months ago
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+1 for everything, brilliant.

  • 49 months ago
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Yo, can you recommend that graffiti computer wrist rest? + love your gaming room.
+1

  • 49 months ago
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It's okay, but one of my friends has a glorious pc gaming race wrist rest and it is much better. The grifiti one sorta warps over time so the left and right side are raised from the table a little.

  • 49 months ago
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I don't know what's more impressive, the PC set up(s) or the amiibo collection.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, thanks, i take great pride in my amiibo's, only missing about 5 (excluding animal crossing ones).

  • 49 months ago
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I.... I just....I...... +1.

  • 49 months ago
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Something tells me you like black and red but I am not sure what...haha +1 sweet looking setup

  • 49 months ago
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I smell me a feature ;)

  • 49 months ago
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Mmm, that would be sick!

  • 49 months ago
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you have a keyboard... for your laptop...

  • 49 months ago
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Wow, this looks fantastic. Painstaking but fantastic, great work!

Any chance I could trouble you for information on that fifth picture - is that a keyboard display showing what's happening inside your 'puter? I'd love something like that with my planned 2011 v3 build.

Beautiful set-up you have there!

EDIT - OK, apparently I'm a hermit and know nothing about Keyboards - I've found the answer I'm looking for! That's what you get when you're still using a 10+ year old Microsoft keyboard!

  • 49 months ago
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Yeah, its the LCD screen on my logitech G13 running the MSI afterburner app, to give me some information about my computer so I can see it in full screen applications.

  • 49 months ago
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Finally someone who invests time into cable management, brilliant setup!

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  • 49 months ago
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The speaker stands i got from the same local Facebook buy and sell page for $20, but ive seem them on amazon. https://www.amazon.ca/Atlantic-Satellite-77305018-Speaker-Stands/dp/B000289DC6/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1461334478&sr=8-9&keywords=speaker+stand

As for the APC unit, thats a UPC (Uninterrupted power supply), its like a big surge protector power bar thing that has some batteries built in so if there is a black out my computer wont instantly shut down, gives me about 15-30min of computer use to save my work or game then shut down properly, (I also got this second hand for $70).

and the 3 24inch monitors... well i thought it just looked cool and i wanted to play some games in surround, Dirt 3 with my g27 racing wheel and surround is absolutely wonderful. plus when i built this computer i only had to purchase the additional 2 because i already had one as a second monitor for my laptop.

And a stinky footboard is the thing in picture 13 in front of the Subwoofer, its basically a mini keyboard for your feet, you can bind keyboard keys to it and activate them by pressing with your feet, surprisingly helpful, i love it.

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  • 49 months ago
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yeah the peices of wood I had to cut and screw onto the stand, then screw the speakers onto the the pieces of wood, i just used some random peice of scrap wood out in my shop, im sure any thin peice of wood would work.

and i keep my wonitors the way they are in nvidia surround for racing, i like to be able to see out my side windows.

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  • 49 months ago
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I'm sure making anything for your computer out of wood wouldn't be too difficult if you have the proper tools and good at very precise measurements and cuts. and the stand was a PWR+ triple monitor stand i got on amazon.