Took a little bit of time to get it all straightened out to the way I wanted but this is it.
I will be making more adjustments in the future as the placement of my desk is only temporarily in my Bedroom since we moved our son into the room that was my office.
I didn't have a large budget. I had to make do with a $350 usd budget. I found a motherboard locally that came from a Lenovo Thinkcentre m93p mini tower. The board itself is a 1150 sockect board and comes with it's I/O shield. I was hoping to find a board that uses 3rd gen intel cpus and was happy to find that this board can use 4th gen cpus for under $12. As for the cpu I went with, I chose the I5-4590 for $50 that I found on Ebay. I didn't buy any ram since I had some lying around. The ram is from Micron and its speed is 1600MHz. I had 3 sticks and they total up to 16GBs total. I wasn't sure what would be a good cpu cooler so I just went with what Amazon recommended. Amazon recommended a cpu cooler from thermaltake for $13. For the gpu I bought a gtx 1060 6gb single fan model on Ebay for $130. I spent $20 bucks for a 120gb ssd from kingston for the boot drive and then I bought a 500gb hdd for storage which costed me another $25. I wasn't sure what psu I needed so I went on EVGA's website and used their power meter to know what psu I needed. Afterwards I bought a 450 bronze psu for $45 from them. For case I bought a Rosewill FBM-01 micro atx tower for $21. I did have to spend $5 for an 24 pin to 14 pin adapter for the motherboard to use my psu. For case fans I bought both from Artic. One is a 80mm and the other is a 120mm fan. Both costed me $16. In total I spent $336 for my rig.
I did my best for cable management but I'm not sure if it's good enough. It's my first time building a computer.
A couple weeks later the gtx 1060 stopped working. Sad times. Luckily the seller offered a 30 day warranty so I got my money back.
Since Nvidia was a bust I went with a AMD card this time. I bought a rx 570 Sapphire nitro+ 8gb for $110. Card was used for mining for about 3 months according to the seller.
So I flashed the original bios for the card I got from the manufacturer and the card works great.
This was a project I made a while back. Never got around to posting it in the build log section. Still, this being my first attempt at actually modding a case, I am proud of it. I made this build in 2014
I call the project Radiance. The inspiration is an item from DotA that when equipped causes your character to radiate a damaging aura. The item icon in DOTA2 is represented by a glowing blade and creates a visible aura around your character; it is this aura that I was trying to re-create with the lighting system installed in the computer. While this serves as the inspiration for the aesthetic I don’t want overt branding to alienate those who might appreciate a tasteful and elegant piece of art; this is what I hoped to achieve.
Powder Coated Case Labs SM8, I chose Prismatic Powders for the color.
PC Part Picker: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ultimatt/saved/7WRkcf
Pushes 4.98 stable at dangerous voltages without heat issues, but runs rock solid at 4.8GHz and 1.28V so that's where we keep it.
*Chassis:Corsair Obsidian 900D *PSU:Corsair AX1200i *Mobo:Asus Maximus VI Extreme *RAM:G.Skill TridentX 32GB@2400mhz *CPU:Intel Core i7 Haswell 4770k *CPU Block:Koolance 380I *GPUs:EVGA GTX 780 SC SLI *GPU Blocks:Koolance VID-NXTTN *SSD:2xSamsung 840 Pro *HDD:9,5TB (3+2+2+2+500) *Displays:3xDell 2713hm *Keyboard:SteelSeries APEX Gaming *Webcam:Logitech HD Pro C920 *Mice:Logitech G700 *Trackpad:Logitech T650 *Fans:19xCorsair Air Series SP120 PWM HPE HSP // 3xCorsair Air Series AF140 QE HA *Rads:Koolance 4x120mm 20-FPI // Koolance 4x120mm 30-FPI *Fans&Lightning&Temps Control:Corsair Link (1 Commander + 5 Cooling Nodes + 2 Lightning Node) *Sound Card:NI Audio Kontrol 1 *Speakers:ESI Near08 *Headphones:AKG K701 *Gamepads:PS3 Dualshock 3 + Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2 + Logitech Rumblepad 2 *PCIe USB 3.0 HUB: DeLOCK PCI Expr.C >5x ext +2x int.USB3.0
*Airflow: -Top:8x120mm in 480mm rad (Push/Pull Outtake) -Back:1x140mm fan (Outtake) -Front:3x120mm fans (Intake) -Bottom-right:8x120mm in 480mm rad (Push/Pull Intake) -Bottom-left:2x140mm fans (Intake)