Description

I built this to serve as our Primary household Media Server and as my Work/Play machine.

It runs all my software that I use on a day to day basis for my business: Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Recovery Software, Drive Utilities, etc..

It also runs our Plex Media Server for the house. It feeds our Movie & TV collections to 3 Amazon FireTV 4K units throughout the house.

I do some Gaming occasionally on it, mainly through a large collection of console emulators. I wanted a compact showpiece, since it is in our front room. It sits on a stand illuminated by overhead mounted LED strips as accent lighting.

I absolutely LOVE Corsair's cases. I build regularly with them for clients machines, but I truly love this Air 240. It has a nice clean look, and every panel on it comes off to make it very easy to work with. Cable management with a dual compartment case like this is a breeze.

I got the Asus TURBO GTX 970 specifically because I wanted a White GPU to match the build. I really want to switch out all the PSU cables for White Individually Sleeved cables, but that will have to wait, as it looks like I have to be using a different PSU than the EVGA SuperNOVA 750 B1 to do that. Bummer. Hindsight is always 20/20 though. I just wish I didn't have to change PSU's to use Individually Sleeved cables.

Far from one of the more interesting builds on this site, as some of you are pure Artists. But it is dear to me and it is my baby.

Any tips on changes are welcome, I am always looking to improve and get better!

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Comments

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks nice and has some good parts in the build too.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Now if only ASUS has mATX version of its white board....

+1 btw! cheers

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build! Love the case and color coordination. Only thing i would recommend is to be careful running that card too hot. That specific one tends to have the VRMs get very hot. Still a cool looking and badass card, I'd just recommend monitoring temps and possibly putting new thermal compound on it (I only recommend Arctic MX-4) I'm assuming the WD black is a backup drive? If so, great choice. Good build.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is awesome. http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/cKnTwP/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guidethe-pixel-eater

Could you check out my MSI build if you have the time.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid little MicroATX machine, I like it. It might be a bit nondescript compared to some of the other builds on this site, but that's fine.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! I'm about to start a build (my first!) with the same case and GPU - did you have any trouble fitting it in? I've seen 'round the internet that some people had trouble, and I'm starting to get nervous I made the wrong choice :O

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a single one. Fits like a dream.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man this is nice. That Nepton is super quiet too. Great job.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I actually switched it out for a Corsair H100i just because of the braided sheathing rather than the corrugated look on the hoses. But she will handle anything you throw at her. And it performs like a champ at serving media all over the house.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. It's not on its side. That's the default view of the case. The badge comes configured that way. (it's rotatable though). But that worked perfect for our application, as people who come over can see down into the system.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you Sir! Yes it does get put through the paces. I didn't have a budget for multiple separate systems to do it all, so this one needed to be outfitted to get it done!

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