Description

8/19/15 EDIT: Wow! A featured build! Thanks for the recognition, I really appreciate it!

Greetings fellow PC Building Enthusiasts!

After making multiple computers for other people, I've finally gotten around to building my own Gaming PC! The original idea was to use mostly last generation hardware (i.e. GTX 770's, 4670k, Z87 mobo) and make something that would do very well at 1080p for strictly gaming. I had an extra GTX 770 lying around from a previous build and was able to find another one for very cheap on ebay, so from there it was pretty easy to flesh out how I wanted the rest of it to look.

As far as aesthetics go I wanted something that was mostly black with green and silver accents to match the 770's, that's where the fans came in! I bought black fan grills for a bunch of them and also rubber mounts to help with noise. I think it turned out alright but feel free to let me know if you can think of any cool visual additions!

I don't really think a part by part description is necessary for this build, this hardware has all been out for years now and it performs just as well as expected. I will however be uploading benchmarks tomorrow so feel free to check those out if you want!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look at my build, friendly comments and constructive critiques are always welcome!

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

Jawsome build, has a clean/robust look going on. Kinda reminds me of a Borg cube lol.

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

I am loving the industrial look of the fans!! Have you considered losing the side panel and putting a metal mesh on it?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I think fan grills look better then the fan mesh idea.Also the mesh idea also might restrict airflow a bit depending on how wide the mesh is.But still they both look great lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol...no..no...I am talking about the side panel...you kno'...the thing with which you cover you gpu and motherboard.....replace it with this

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Ohhhh...That would look quite nice...

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks super cool! I hadn't thought of that but I will definitely look into it!

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

That. Is. Epic. +9001. I summon the mighty Jipster!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

AMAZING! Really sick build, great case, great cable managment - great price - makes me want to build a similar build even though I want 5820k or 6700K :p

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

It's so lovely.. so black and green.. so pretty. Great parts, beautiful appearance. You have my one for certain!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks very sweet!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

If the Incredible Hulk owned a PC... This is what I'd presume it'd look like. Noice rig! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Very.. unique. I like it, it's very different from what I normally see on here. Awesome rig, though I almost feel like you should have gone with newer GPUs, like at least a 780 Ti. Buuuut since you had one laying around 2x 770s are probably purty good.

The only thing is that reference design would scare me if it was my own rig. I mean.. how does it get cool air to blow through out the back when there's another card right under it?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

There is a little amount of space where you get air to it

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The top card definitely gets warmer, about 2-3 degrees higher at idle and 5 degrees at full load. I mitigated it a bit by setting the bottom card as the primary so it handles more of the load but it's still pretty warm in there!

I totally understand where you're coming from with regards to the GPU's, I plan on upgrading to a single GPU solution in about a year or so when the newest batch of cards comes out. I really wan to do a custom loop next too (since this case has so much space in the second compartment) so I'll be saving up until then!

Thanks for the feedback!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

It's just the reference design that would worry me. I run two 980 Ti's from EVGA and they do alright but there's actually a decent amount of space between them. The reference design looks like it has next to none :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Would love to see some benchmarks on the 770s

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I posted Firestrike, Heaven and Valley benchmarks but if you want some gaming benchmarks it will be a bit longer. I have to download all of the games I have on Steam and get them running, check back for updates!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Very well done! Could you show us some pictures of the back side? I'm about to do a build with this case, curious to see what kind of room I'll be dealing with. Thanks! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent build pretty green, awesome all around. :)!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

niiiiiiiiiice!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Any specific reason you went with reference 770s?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I think he stated in the description that he already had one laying around from a previous build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just as huantgu said, had an extra reference 770 lying around and decided to make it a matching set! From what I understand reference coolers are supposed to be better for tight SLI configurations like this, so I think it worked out!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, better for small form factor builds in general. Exhaust-style cards can really help with that.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty neat~

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job on getting featured build!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Where and how did you get the armor for the MOBO?

NICE BUILD BTW, DEFINITELY MAKES A STATEMENT WITH THE 'LAST-GEN' PARTS. +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great question! I had to buy it separately from amazon, here's a link!

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-DDR3-1333-Gryphon-Armor/dp/B00CXIN8TC

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

eyes open wide, drool escapes, mouth agape thanks!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. Old Gregg approves.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Gloriously Green Gaming GPU's! (+1 btw)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is one of the best I've seen on PCPP. Fantastic cable management, great aesthetics, and a wonderful overall feel. All the choices were wonderful choices, and I wish I could build like you. +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Once you decide to get your own build like this - corsair air series (240 or 540) are the best choice. I can confirm this as I own one :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip! If I ever do a build like this, I'll make sure to use it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Well done Build +1. Even Neo would like one like this in the Matrix:) Great SLI job and clean cable management. And my favourite Corsair case type: Air series (I'm using 540).

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the exact same GPU with the titan cooler and everything! Except I am playing at 1440p. For basically an upgraded 680 it does surprisingly well playing modern titles at that resolution! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice solid build, +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

You have crammed a hell of a lot into a fairly small case and made it look fantastic! My hat is off to you sir. Also, congrats on being featured!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks Sam! Never thought I would ever make a featured build but I'm stoked that it got noticed!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

No prob Brandon! You did good work on this, enjoy that spot light :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

purty... love the green fans, they make the whole look

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

This is actually deadly! Congrats on the feature my man!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Very Clean, Great job man

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Dayum, this thing looks absolutely beautiful

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Green Lantern approves of this build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations on the feature! And thank you for serving our country! Very pretty build also :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the support and the kind words, I appreciate it!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build, i'm impressed!!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Now that is pretty. Well done.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you explain which FAN went where, mostly looking for fan for the H100i because i believe it doesnt come with 4 correct? you bought 2 extra? and which ones were the top fan?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought 5 Green LED SP 120's, I used 4 of them for the H100i as intakes and one as an exhaust on the top. There are also 2 80mm Green LED Apevia fans in the back as exhaust. It's all there in the parts list lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all of the kind words folks, it means a lot!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just WOW! +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I love your design so much, I've created a very similar blue edition. I have every part sitting in front of me except for the power supply. Can't wait to see the finished product! However, I am planning on an EVGA GTX 980 ti. Does anyone know if that will actually fit in this case?

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

poor gpu

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Jipster! It's a pleasure to see your comment on a build of mine lol The elusive first comment sniper XD

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Hipster is the 360 endoscope 1 bit comment master

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