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MdX MaxX

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About MdX MaxX

  • Title
    Ramblin' Wreck
  • Birthday Oct 22, 1993

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Profile Information

  • Location
    Austin, TX, USA
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Technology, Music, Friends
  • Biography
    Just your average technology addict, music lover, PC enthusiast, and semi-casual gamer.
  • Occupation
    Software Engineer


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-7700K
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix Z270G Gaming
  • RAM
    32GB G-Skill TridentZ RGB DDR4-3200
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW
  • Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3
  • Storage
    Samsung 950 Pro 256GB | Samsung 850 Evo 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860i
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2716DGR
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Dark Rock 3
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB Platinum (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    FiiO E17 | Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. Time for the real deal! Smells like a weird paint Yesss That looks stunning Powered up! Doing the best I can to get some glam shots with this One M8 lol Ya know I think I'm just fine with the soft tubing Man the memory gives the whole thing a fantastic vibrancy Still captivated by that t
  2. Yep, first time building a loop! It's really pretty straightforward, IMO if you can build a computer you can build a loop. Leaks aren't likely but are always a possibility. It's a risk you assume but as long as you take your time with the build process you shouldn't have major issues. Yes, G-Sync is treating me well so far, even just running Heaven lol. Can't wait to actually sit down and play some games now! Loop assembly time! I did go ahead and get that IO shield in metallic plastic Much nicer
  3. Checking out all the ekwb components This fan/radiator bracket has proven to be extremely useful Let's go ahead and mount the reservoir Time to light things up Oh yes I'll probably keep it at a more subtle glow in daily usage Definitely prefer the paracord to the nylon of the Corsair cables So vibrant Water loop assembly incoming!
  4. The CableMod order is finally here! Time to wrap this build up this weekend!
  5. I bought them during the second limited run back in April 2016. It unfortunately doesn't look like they'll be available again. To get a similar look you could go with Noctua IndustrialPPC fans, but they're supposedly a bit louder at the same RPMs.
  6. It'll probably just sit in my closet with the rest of my old rig for now haha. Not sure what I'm going to do with any of it since I doubt a bunch of Sandy Bridge era parts are going to sell for much. It's always good to have a spare air cooler around anyway. Also I highly doubt I'm going to try any overclocking on this air cooler. My tube of MX-4 ran out and I didn't want to use the new paste just yet since it's a small amount, so I used a tube of some questionable quality paste from 6 years ago...probably not an ideal situation lol but at stock speeds it'll be fine until I get
  7. My old CM Storm trigger was looking quite out of place next to everything else...time to fix that, I'm finally all color-coordinated! I really wish I had a quality camera now lol, the keyboard is truly beautiful especially once you get some tasteful lighting effects going. I can't wait to see how vibrant the tower becomes with the CableMod LED strips! (CableMod theoretically should be done with their move and start shipping orders out again this Friday, so hopefully the wait
  8. Mouse upgrade! Comfy, smooth, and precise, just as anyone would expect from a top of the line mouse. Glides nicely on the mousepad. So the Newegg release date went by for the K95 RGB Platinum (twice) and no updates on my preorder. So I looked around to try to get it elsewhere and turns out it's in stock at Corsair's shop. Ordered yesterday, shipped today. Well forget you then Newegg lol. Rads should get here tomorrow! The rest of the water cooling and the CableMod order TBD.
  9. Oh man here it is Translucent Dark Green eh? Well-packaged Yesss The slight green tint is there but it surely won't show when it's on the case I like the mechanism, super easy, no screws to deal with Oh god it's so beautiful I am 100% on this bandwagon In other news, I booted up Mirror's Edge Catalyst for a few minutes (I've been dying to play this) and it's so buttery smooth, I'm definitely a believer in
  10. Oh this memory is beautiful Time for the test boot And it POSTs! Gorgeous Now to get it all in here "Only" four fans for now So sleek In goes the boot drive Now to put it all together I'm gonna miss this cooler when I rip it off...wonder if there's a way to wire it up and control it externally... Alright, time to get windows installed!
  11. Picked up the monitor last night. Simple, classy design. I'm a fan. And my patience has been rewarded! All the functional pieces are ready to go! Time to build. And a bittersweet goodbye to my first machine, my trusty daily driver for five and a half years.
  12. I wanted MicroATX, and the Maximus IX Gene hasn't been announced yet, so this is the next best thing. Also I'm changing up my monitor choice! I was doing some last-minute research on the Dell S2716DGR, which has effectively the same specs as the ASUS PG278Q (2560x1440, 144Hz, G-Sync, TN). I had looked at this monitor before, but what I didn't realize is that it can be had for $479.99 at Best Buy! Even when you add sales tax it comes out to ~$519.99, which is a full 160 DOLLARS CHEAPER than the PG278QR on Newegg at $679.99. No way I can justify dropping the extra cash on the ASU
  13. I don't have a very large media collection, so 1TB has been pretty okay for me. Maybe at some point in the future I'll add a second storage drive. So I'm almost ready to build this thing! The TridentZ RGB memory just shipped out today, so that's all I'll need to get the system running. My CableMod order is delayed unfortunately because they're moving, so that won't come in until late February, but that's no big deal as that's all purely aesthetics. I also decided to hop up to the K95 RGB Platinum because why not lol. It's a hefty pricetag but it's a keyboard that I'