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UPDATE (Dec 19th, 2015)

• Corsair Neutron Series XT SSD 240Gb

I did some benchmarks... Same results as a Samsung 850 PRO!!! But... Samsung costs 130€, Corsair 90€... Now, w/o fast boot, Windows 10 Pro boot time is 20 seconds! Very nice!!

Upgrade plan:

  • 1x Asus Designo MX27AQ
  • 1x Corsair Neutron Series XT SSD 240Gb
  • 1x EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hydro Copper
  • Custom Water-cooling Loop (CPU+GPU)

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UPDATE (Sep 6th, 2015)

• Asus Designo MX27AQ

AWESOME!!! Really awesome... No words can describe colors, contrast, design of this monitor! My GTX970 can easily turn out latest games with ultra settings (w/o AA)... 40-50 fps with GTA V, Dragon Age Inquisition, etc.

Upgrade plan:

  • 1x Asus Designo MX27AQ
  • 1x Corsair Neutron Series XT SSD 240Gb
  • 1x EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hydro Copper
  • Custom Water-cooling Loop (CPU+GPU)

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UPDATE (Jul 6th, 2015)

Changed upgrade plan:

  • Custom Water-cooling Loop (CPU+GPU)
  • 1x Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256Gb
  • 1x Asus Designo MX27AQ
  • 1x EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hydro Copper

STAY TUNED !!! :D

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UPDATE (Jan 15th, 2015)

First of all, sorry for my english... :P _ Secondly, this is my first build ever... I hope you all enjoy it!!!

Feel free to ask me whatever you want! Just ask if you want me to do some specific test (please, write a comment below with: program, timing, temperatures to be monitored,...)

• Benchmark:

Unigine Heaven (benchmark): FPS(avg.): 54.9

Unigine Valley (benchmark): FPS(avg.): 55.3

Unigine Valley (1h run): CPU -> T(max.): 61°C | T(avg.): 55°C ___ GPU -> T(max.): 64°C | T(avg.): 60°C

• Intel Core i7 4790K + be quiet! Dark Rock 3 + Asus Maximus VII Gene

This combination is most for a future 2-Way SLI that for OC (if I'll do OC, I will do it in 2 years with a custom water cooling system. ATM I think that 4.0/4.4 GHz it's more than enough). I chose Asus Maximus VII Gene for red-black theme and for previous experiences with this brand.

N.B. I paid 299€ for the CPU but is now at 244€ because I got a 55€ cashback from Intel (for purchasing 4790K + Asus Z97).

• Corsair Vengeance PRO 2x4Gb 1600MHz C9 DDR3

I chose Vengeance PRO because I love their design and also because the CPU cooler doesn't give problems with high profile RAMs. I don't think there is much difference in game between 1600MHz and 1866MHz.

• Asus Strix GTX970 DirectCU II OC 4GD5

As for the motherboard, I chose this GPU for red-black theme and for previous experiences with this brand. I also love the backplate of this model! I added a small wooden support because the card bent down slightly: you can see it in 2nd, 9th and 10th photos... Materials that i used? Quite simply: a small piece of wood and a permanent marker!

• Corsair AX860 80+ Platinum

I know that 760W is enough to 2-Way SLI, but the price difference between two models was nonexistent.

• Seagate Barracuda 1Tb

I'm coming from a 10 years old HDD... I don't need a SSD atm.

• Corsair Obsidian 350D Windowed

Stilish, simple, handsome, quality, elegant, windowed... Corsair!

• Windows 8.1 Pro

Since I am a university student, I have Windows 8.1 Pro available for only 59 euros. Best buy!

• Logitech K800 Illuminated Keyboard + Speed-Link CALADO Silent Mouse + Corsair MM200 Compact

I needed a simple, elegant and above all quiet set that would allow me to write and play at night (without waking everyone). I'm definitely not a pro-gamer of online FPS who cannot help but use wired peripherals... I just like to play and enjoy plots and graphics!

• Samsung SyncMaster 1080p 60Hz 27''

I find it a nice monitor for now. I am planning to change it in the future with a 1440p 144Hz.

• NEXT UPGRADES:

  • 2x Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition
  • 1x Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition
  • 2x Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition
  • 1x NZXT Sleeved LED Kit - Red, 2mt
  • 1x Samsung SSD 850 PRO 128/256Gb
  • 1x Asus ROG Swift PG278Q
  • 1x Asus Strix GTX970 DirectCU II OC 4GD5

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice clean build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty! I spent 4 hours for cable-management :P

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi! Love the build! Where did you get the dust filter for the top of the 350D from? Looks very good and I'm considering using this case!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks on arkangelmodding dot info ;) I was a little bit sceptic before buying, but it proved a reliable site!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

=DDD That sexy cooler, too bad it covers up that nice backplate :( +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Eheh! I chose the Dark Rock 3 because Corsair H100i, H105, H110 are too loud! =D maybe, one day... There is place for a custom liquid system :P

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an amazing build, love the part selection and the general look. The parts are kind off similar to what I plan on building some time. +1!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Tyvm! gl for your build :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build but noctua thermal paste nothing wrong with it just asking

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What is wrong with it? It's the best one... Only Liquid Pro is better (i think...) but is harder to apply!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

no there's nothing wrong with it i was asking why you picked it

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Best thermal compound! ;) and very very easy to apply!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build +1 What kinda temps do you get with the cpu cooler under load?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll make some tests soon! What program do you want I use for CPU test? AIDA64? Or simple gaming?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Results of 1h running Unigine Valley:

CPU -> T(max.): 61°C | T(avg.): 55°C

GPU -> T(max.): 64°C | T(avg.): 60°C

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

good job making the gpu support sexy

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a little piece of wood and a black permanent marker :P

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

new photo (2nd) with entire system and also the support ;)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Respect for using the dark rock 3! +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this cooler! More than PRO... PRO is too big... :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

My thoughts exactly. Besides, you can get a more than decent overclock with the dark rock 3

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

No need to OC for now :P and yes, this cooler is good also for some OC :D

Secondly..... I love HP memories :3

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Tyvm! :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!! +1

You should totally post your build here also: http://www.overclock.net/t/1401102/corsair-350d-owners-club

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Tu!! I'll give a look :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty*

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I noticed you said you put a wooden support in for the GPU was that after the pics?

Oh and + 1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at 8th and 9th pic ;)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

There it is. Lol thanks man

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Np! :D I also used a little piece of paper to take exact measurement ;)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I added a photo for you man! 2nd photo: is entire system with support ;)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude it blends in so well it's great. Props. Like seriously. I'll make sure to keep an eye on your builds. I want to see this sucker watercooled ;) Though if you want to keep that sexy cooler you could always put a corsair HG10 on there just a thought :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't like HG10 too much (and i cannot find it in my country)... I think i'll add 2x AF140 front and 1x AF120 rear for now... Moreover, if I change heatsink, I lose warranty... I'll think about it and I'll calculate what is the best choice :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 just for the name :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahah I really appreciate your comment! I had no idea of the name to give him... Then I found this video on an old HD and I got the inspiration :P

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! and love you're title! haha

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, milady! :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty! :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean and organized, looks awesome!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty mlach!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Much better:)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Tnx Ninja :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed you had video card sag in the first pic, but then upon seeing the second pic, I was like, "Wait, what?! Where did it go?!" And then I kep flipping back and forth then read down the comments and saw someone talked about the support. Ahhhh, there it is xP. Great job on fixing that, and Great job on a very sexy build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

In 2nd, 9th and 10th pics there's the wooden support :P

Ty vikingXcore ;)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that second pic (after like the 100th look) I noticed the grommet behind the support was barely covered. great job Sharpie!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, you cannot see it very well in 2nd pic... ^ Photos would come out better if only I had a little more light...

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

No big deal. Still can see how majestic it looks.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't know what to do now! Ahah

Maybe I'll add some rubber rings into HDDs' cage to reduce noise produced by the vibration of the Barracuda... I have a feline's hearing, ughhhh...

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

And also... this site compresses files losing further quality

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaahhaa, +1 for the name

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahahahah tyvm :P

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Very clean! Excellent part selection too. It's funny, I flipped through your pictures before reading the description. I didn't even notice the little block of wood supporting the GPU! Once I read your description the block of wood was quite obvious in pictures 9 and 10. Funny how the brain works that way.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahahah great! Then it means that I got what I wanted :P

Tyvm Beesem! :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

wow i m surprised the ram is not blocking the cooler... or is it?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

RAM is veeery very close to the cooler's fan, but doesn't touch it...

Be careful: you cannot mount high profile RAM on first slot with this cooler! Only low profile... :)

I bought high profile RAM because i'm planning a custom liquid cooling system... Considered that, the day I'll have to install 2x4Gb more RAM, I'll not have CPU fan there :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build dud (y) wanna take the same cooler cpu .. you think that last will fit with an Asus Z97-A and ( 2 x 4Gb ) of Ram ? G.skill Ripjaw X .. thank you

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I think you can mount 2x4Gb on grey slots... But not on black slots! :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

But I cannot be sure... ;)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm I Think your Rams (vengence Pro) are slim .. not like the Ripjaw X ?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think so.. :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey can you tell how much ram clearance the dark rock 3 has in mm by any chance? Need to know for my next build and nice build looks clean.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

the cooler doesn't cover slots B1 A2 B2... as you can see... first slot's (A1) clearence is about 27-28mm i think... maybe 1-2mm more... Corsair Vengeance LP will fit...

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! I'm thinking of building something similar. How much space do you have between your CPU cooler and you side window? Do you think you would be able to put the fan higher on the cooler to have 4 RAM slots filled?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Not enough, i think... you should buy low profile ram, or 2x8Gb... but 2x4Gb it's fine if you don't work with it...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, looks really smart. I realise the build is a few months old now but I wonder if you could comment on how much clearance you have between the top of the CPU cooler and the side of the case?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

1mm max I think, I don't really know

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Tomorrow i'll give a look to your build :D