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Long Overdue Upgrade

by spongeblake

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13 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 16, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.70GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.00GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

Description

I've never tried this level of custom build before. As in making it all work AND look good at the same time. Used to be we'd just plug in the various AGP/PCIe/etc. cards, connect the MOLEX spaghetti to everything, shove it in a completely closed case with 2 pathetic, choked-off fans, and turn it on. That was nearly 15 years ago.

I went pre-built with my last system out of necessity, but had always wanted to get back into something I built. I've had my Dell XPS 8300 for a while now, and finally decided that it was time for an upgrade.

I may have gotten carried away.

Still needs some work on the lighting and the OC, but for the most part, she's done.

Comments Sorted by:

EASTER_EGG 1 Build 2 points 9 days ago

clean

AF!

cmdr_flint 2 Builds 2 points 9 days ago

Very nice build, quite similar to my own (same case).

One thing I would recommend is switching out the stock case fans for something better, they're not fantastic (no pun intended). I switched them out for the nzxt aer RGB fans (120 and 140mm), they're much quieter and move more air, but any good fan will be an improvement.

Enjoy your new rig :)

blizz7 2 points 9 days ago

oh noes, where cable goes?

spongeblake submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Cables are either hiding or not there yet depending on which picture you're looking at. I added a link to a new picture showing the progress I made.

blizz7 1 point 4 days ago

the management tho its

beautiful

TheMarkEyen 2 points 9 days ago

is a clean build man. I'd do something about the cables though. cable management is your friend and looks clean AF

spongeblake submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Didn't realize I had forgotten to post a picture of the cables after everything was hooked up. Link is below in the comments. It still needs some wok, but this case has awesome cable management, so even a bad job like mine still looks crispy.

Grime720 2 points 8 days ago

i didnt know PC's come in wireless

Amazing cable management

spongeblake submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

They sure do! At least until you connect them all and hide them.

Judespace 1 point 9 days ago

That case is amazing! It’s super clean in there great cable management

spongeblake submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

The real nightmare was at the back of the case. I added an image link below.

Memo1010 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

37/25 +1

spongeblake submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Ok, ok... you all keep asking about cables, so here goes.

https://imgur.com/FIR1BTf

Still needs a bit of work, but not bad for my first attempt.