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Before anyone gives me grief about the name, my online sign name for PS3 and PC has been BabySealBeater. Yeah it's jacked up, but 10 years ago I thought it was hilarious, and I never really wanted to change it. So there it is, onto the build.

It may not be the most original build, I've seen these parts paired with each other countless times on PCPP. But lets face it, looks dope right?! I love how it looks, especially the case and the mobo/memory combination. I yanked the video card from my previous build, but although it may not be the most powerful GPU out there it still gets the job done admirably.

The hardest part of this build was sleeving the PSU cables. I bought some white Rothco paracord from Amazon and went ahead and watched pretty much every Youtube video I could find on the topic. Still, I wasted about 10 feet of cord before I finally got the hang of it, after that it went incredibly smooth and quick. It was really fun and satisfying to do it myself, and not pay the $80 EVGA or Corsair will charge for custom sleeved cables (who needs a sleeved SATA power cable anyway? nobody sees it!).

Even though it's my favorite part of the build, the case also has one of my biggest gripes. The acrylic window is so delicate it scratches if you breathe on it wrong! It's gonna be impossible to keep it clean. I would really like to replace it with a pane of glass, but that's a little bit beyond my scope of skill.

All in all I love how it came out. But any suggestions/criticisms are welcome. This is my 3rd or 4th build and the first that I actually splurged on a little bit to focus on aesthetics over price-tag.

Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cable management, and your motherboard's EFI shell looks quite lovely.

  • 52 months ago
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Haha thanks, and that was just to make sure the thing posts. Nothing worse than getting it in the case just to find out there's a problem.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

glorious cable management,sleeving+1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

White and black always looks slick and has got me thinking about doing my next build in a similar fashion... but I think a touch of blue could be nice.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That would look great, especially with all the blue accented mobo and memory options out there. The paracord is also so cheap you can do 2 or 3 different colors and make it look really cool

  • 52 months ago
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I haven't heard much that's good about asrock lately and the scores I'm seeing are like 3 of 5, so I'm a tad nervous to go that route (and most of their boards are black with blue sinks). But blue paracord and some fans could looks decent I think. I may or may not be trying to reorganize my build in my head...

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If you wanted a little blue in your build, I would suggest the Gigabyte G1 GTX 970. The LED on it is a very very bright blue.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw that and the thought crossed my mind briefly. I don't know much about the Windforce or it's noise levels but most of my friends seems to be pointing me at EVGA instead and have said how quiet it will run. That said I'm okay without the EVGA having LEDs on it as the card is large enough to take up enough viewing space without something else screaming for attention on it.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Test booting with the UEFI shell, good. Test booting with the UEFI shell and and the same old Samsung monitor I have, awesome. :) Love the sleeving and cable management. I'd suggest talking to a local glass shop about getting some tempered glass cut for the window if you want to go that route. (You sealclubbing statpadder, you. :D)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

tear rolls down eye Your name... ((And yes, I read THIS ::::: Before anyone gives me grief about the name, my online sign name for PS3 and PC has been BabySealBeater. Yeah it's jacked up, but 10 years ago I thought it was hilarious, and I never really wanted to change it. So there it is, onto the build. )) :P

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you give me a link for those LEDs?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I realize this is an old post, but the OP may find this useful:

http://mnpctech.com/pc-window-kits/nzxt-h440-window/

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for posting photos of the cable management in the back. I'm on the fence between this case and the Fractal Define R5. The H440's narrow space behind the MB tray has me concerned (I wish NZXT would offer an extruded side panel as an option). Aside from this my only hesitation is there is no 5.25 for an optical drive. The Fractal's asymmetrical top mount for a dual 120mm rad feels sloppy to me, but the cable management is top notch behind the MB. In any case love your build.