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The Blackhat

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About The Blackhat

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  • Birthday May 9

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    The Blackhat#2952

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  • Location
    A great tomb that knows no sound


  • CPU
    Intel Celeron G1620
  • Motherboard
    Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M
  • RAM
    2x8 GB 1600 MHz Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3
  • GPU
    MSI R9 290X Lightning
  • Case
    Corsair Crystal 280X
  • Storage
    240 GB Revodrive 3, 64 GB Sandisk SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1200 P2
  • Display(s)
    Sceptre VA 144 hz 1080p 27”+Insignia TN 30hz 768p 19”+LG IPS(broken, looks like shit) 60hz 720p 32”
  • Cooling
    CPU: NH-C14S
  • Keyboard
    Some Old HP PS/2 Board
  • Mouse
    Some Dell From The Trash
  • Sound
    Sony MDR-X10
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro/Manjaro Linux

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  1. (It had already been delidded and lapped.) The 3570K arrived! 16CC2151-2833-4D48-BE79-2CDC49C13F55.thumb.jpeg.8667670d411fc5f6b97dde1f95a981a5.jpeg






    1. TopHatProductions115
    2. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      After a hard few hours of troubleshooting, and an assload of wasted thermal paste, the 3570K works.

  2. Gotta hand it to EVGA, the PSU packaging is top notch.



    1. mxk.


      EVGA is top notch.

    2. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      Apparently even the low end 750s get this kinda packaging, too.

  3. Haven’t done any real update lately, but joyous me, the weather is warming up, and it’s almost painting time.E46EBFEA-783C-4DCC-9FDC-9FC38372E773.thumb.jpeg.ffaa6f70916b9b487e689ec8340a4759.jpeg

    Just waiting for it to get juuuust warm enough to paint everything, just can’t wait to see it all in gold. Speaking of gold, here’s a watch shot I thought was cool.4AEB23CD-AF8F-4ACC-AAEA-C7D69E89C465.thumb.jpeg.e2d1f6aab6bfc7bb7a8d223d592926af.jpeg

  4. Bought a 3570K because...I didn’t want to wait for the 3450, so now I have that coming, lol.

  5. Getting a massive upgrade here soon, (no, not the X299 move, that’s a little farther out soon) got an i5-3450 incoming, so that’ll be a huge jump from my Celeron G1620, more cores, more Hz.

  6. God...cable management got muuuuuch worse with the extensions...


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    2. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      @WhisperingKnickers got it improved just a bit.



    3. WhisperingKnickers


      Oh nice that is a nice improvement.

    4. mxk.


      I wanted to use my old 1tb HDD from my PC that I have right now in my new PC, but it's looking like I should buy a new one so I can have space for cables in the meshify C.


      I think you did great, honestly.

  7. Close up of the weave.


    1. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      It’s a weird aspect ratio because it’s a crop of a zoomed out shot, I just noticed that the perfect line of focus lined up with the light hitting the cable, and for once my shot wasn’t blurry, so I snapped that crop.

    2. iLostMyXbox21


      There’s some discoloration on the middle black cables at the top

    3. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      That’s just noise/random room lighting reflections. That’s what happens when you shoot with less light than normal and then you zoom in super hard on a photo. It’s a crop from this shot.


  8. The Blackhat

    Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!

    New main system, not quite done, but done for the time being, until I can afford paint, patina, and fans. I decided to name it Black Lightning, because of the black and gold theme along with the Lightning card. It has Celeron G1620 Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M 2x8 GB Ballistix Sport 1600 MHz R9 290X Lightning EVGA 1200 P2 Corsair Crystal 280X Noctua NH-C14S Revodrive 3 240 GB Sandisk 64 GB SSD I really love the cables, had them custom made by a friend and they are just awesome.
  9. Well, finally here and finally in. The build still aint done, still looks like crap, still needs patina and paint, so I still got plenty of time left to get that all done and make this a proper showpiece system.



    1. mxk.


      eye candy

    2. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      Yeah, they’re awesome :D 

  10. Got my cables! WOO! But you don’t get shots of the build yet, just the cables. 






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    2. iLostMyXbox21


      You leaked an image of your fan.... SOMEONE REPOST IT QUICK

    3. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      Gonna be honest, I’m just posting these to stall while I edit some actual photos, because goddamn they are bad 🤣

    4. mxk.


      I love the cabling! Mustard cables done right.

  11. I have found the trick to cable managing in the 280X without full run custom cables. You just need to use your 3.5” and 2.5” drive bays for cables.



    1. Cyberspirit


      Did the same for all the fan cables.

  12. I have a feeling that cable managing with the extensions is gonna be a major pain...As of right now, I have some decent management, but I’m going to be adding twelve inches to the 24 pin, and to the 24 PCIe pins, and to the 8 pin EPS...this is gonna suck.


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    2. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      Lightning 290X and a Celeron G1620.

    3. Spotty


      I'm guessing it's for mining or folding or such? Some sort of GPU intensive workload?

    4. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      Nope. It’s just a horribly imbalanced system.

  13. Once again, I am amazed at how well these cables turned out, absolutely perfect. This is the final product.





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    2. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      @Tech_Dreamer neither him nor I will touch a clear comb, I see a nice set of cables ruined by clear combs and it’s just painful, so I went with black again.

    3. Tech_Dreamer
    4. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      My buddy who built the cables, sorry, may not have been clear on that. @Tech_Dreamer

  14. This pic makes it look like the cables are ten pounds and are pulling the card down. In reality, they actually helped with the sag. This is after the new PSU, so I got all my sweet PCIe power.


    1. TopHatProductions115


      Ooo - nice :D 

  15. Gold sleeving showed up, and all my worries about the color being terrible were unfounded. It’s absolutely perfect, can’t wait to see it all finished.



    1. The Blackhat

      The Blackhat

      First few done! I hate suspense but this is great.