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Iteration 3 Version 2

This build started 4 years ago when I first purchased an unused gaming turned HTPC rig from a guy at the college I was going to, at the time. From a Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition to a chassis without a brand or model, to its final home. From an underpowerd AMD APU, to an FX 6300, to a i7 6700k. From a Zotac GT of unknown model, to a Saphire HD 7770, an MSI R9 280, to the current MSI GTX 1070 Gaming. She's withstood moving 4 times, survived a lightning strike, R.I.P Antec BP550 Plus, and my unending tinkering. But through the years, with so many upgrades, this will be the last advancement of her namesake. With the changing of housing, I shall revert back to a former version and pass her along, and may she bring joy to the fortunate caretaker. A gamer always remembers what brought them into the world of rig building.

Brigadine 2012-2016Present

Reviews As far as each component goes, I'm not going to do a total break down of each one. Every part incorporated, I have nothing but praise for... save for two things.

1. Hue+ Advanced Lighting This is an isolated incident, as far as I can tell, but a single LED ribbon had a single LED discolored. I didn't think much of it because the possible layouts this case would allow would hide it. Unfortunately, the LED finally died after a while, causing the rest of the LEDs placed after (including other strips in the circuit) to not work. CAM software has come a ways, so I'm not going to fault it for prior app issues. But all in all, I would be more than willing to buy into the line, again

2. Corsair CSM 659W 80+ Gold So I Didn't read up enough before I purchased this as an upgrade from the CX430M. Some people haven't had issues, but others have had problems with coil whine from the fans. A simple fix but still quite frustrating. Especially when you can hear it through Audio Technica M50x's while gaming. I digress. But out of almost a year of ownership, it has only given me about 4-5 hours of coil whine. Other than that, pretty soild.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for cat.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol that's her favorite spot when it's not cluttered. Thank you!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh... how did it get struck by lightning? Great build either way, +1

survived a lightning strike

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, Had a bad storm roll threw and didn't unplug it in time. Lightning hit a nearby powerline, surged through the lines and completely trashed my PSU. Thankfully it wasn't on. Hopefully that adds a bit of clarity. Thank you so much!