Ohhh, gotcha. Well either way, still awesome :)
Oh damn, that's awesome! I thought the colors were just some light that leaked through the plastic, I didn't know that the plastic could change color based on temperature, That's a sweet feature!
This is absolutely gorgeous! I've been wanting to build a Metroid themed PC for quite some time but never thought of doing something like this. I've been in love with the series since I was a wee boy, as soon I saw this I knew I had to upvote it! How are the temps?
My god you're a genius! I never would've though to stick LED's behind the front panel or under the top panel to give my case even more of a glow... I'm gonna need to look into this.
Fantastic looking build and great pictures too!
I could not upvote this fast enough. Soon as I saw the title I had to smash that upvote. This is an amazing build, and the inclusion of Samus makes me wish I could give you bonus upvotes.
I'm loving the build, but I've got a question, what mousepad is that :o
As much as I like Philip's build because the Nano S is the best looking case IMO and it sports a 1TB SSD, I'm gonna have to go with Barry's build. The HUE+, 6700k, and Doritos are worth it the downsize in the SSD capacity.
This is certainly one of the more unique builds I've seen on here, and the pictures you took to go with it are gorgeous!! This deserves the feature it got, +1
And yea, I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't see this contest sooner, it's tad unfair for those who see the thing late. Hopefully I get lucky and get picked randomly, and I appreciate the kind words :)
Thanks for the +1, and yea I'll take that suggestion into mind. Thanks again!
They were from my old build.
I wanted an ITX case that was small and easy to carry. The Source 210 does not fit in that category.
I agree, and I would have certainly done that but there was absolutely no room for my RAM otherwise. The heatspreaders were glued on so removing them would require some tedious work and I did not want to put effort into doing that.
The Cooler Master 212 EVO is a very popular choice for air cooling. For AIO's, I'm seeing alot of people use Corsair's H100i's. I have a question about the RAM though: with prices of DDR3 dropping so low you could have easily gotten a 16gb kit for less than 100 dollars, and that would leave you with room to go to 32gb without using two different kits of RAM, if needed. Why the decision to go 2x4 instead of at least 1x8 or 2x8?
It's configured to pull air through the heatsink. I had to do a sub-par mod with super glue thanks to cooler master not threading some mounting holes.
Though I will admit I'm worried about how much heat the glue can handle.
Thanks! And as for the whole hating the OS thing, I mean hating it compared to Win 7, not just the fact that it's Windows.
I'll probably try out Linux one day.
They're not. I mentioned my disappointment at the lack of threaded mounting holes on the other side of the stock fan of the CPU cooler, because I was trying to turn the fan around so that the airflow would go in the same direction.
Hence why I super-glued the brackets to the fan.
You can leave it right on top of the case towards the back, or behind the exhaust fan ;)
I cleaned up the cable management so there's significantly more airflow. I'm still trying to figure out ways I can get this thing to cool down some more though
Thank you :) I don't own BF4 but I'm sure it'd be capable of running it at 60fps with a combination of high/mid settings. I can run GTA 5 at 60fps with mostly everything turned up to high if that helps.
I don't want that on intake because there isn't a rear filter, and also the mounting holes weren't threaded on the other side anyway.
Nah, I didn't have any issues with mounting the PSU facing down.
Haha yea, I need to get a new desk sooner or later.