Arctic Storm Sli

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Arctic Storm Sli

Thank you for checking out my build, Arctic Storm Sli!

Tdlr~ Started with a r9 390, sold it during 2017 summer mining craze and bought two used 970's for around the same price so no loss, yes sli sucks but i regret almost nothing about this build. Attached are some current photos with the last being a original photo with the 390. Arctic Storm is my first build that i built by my self and that focused on its looks while still performing awesome. Might get a cpu upgrade to what Amd offers and iv'e been eyeing the Lian Li o11Dynamic and before it was a thing i made a post said if the Corsair 540 got glass on the front and side id buy it and that's very close to how i think the Dynamic looks. I plan on doing a full build and setup up update with photos when this happens.

Originally: Started in March 2016, nothing has really changed except the gpu and cpu cooler. The cpu cooler was a phanteks black tower cooler with two white fans on it, looked quite well if you ask me, also went with a r9 390 (remember this was 2016). This is how the build had stayed for a little over one year until the mining crazy in 2017 hit, we all know what happened with gpu prices but the mainly unseen upside to this for us games is the possible upgrade you could get for almost nothing, right in the middle of it i made the decision to sell the 390 and hopefully put the money to something better but i knew this would not be a quick task as i would have to wait for the prices to come down, but it seems luck was on my side cause a week later i was hitting the limits of my old 550ti even at the lowest settings, almost giving up and getting something worse almost wasting my time i saw a beautiful 1050ti open-box pop up at microcenter for $110, this was almost half what you could find them new for, snagging that i was feeling good and the 1050ti was doing quite well for my games but i knew it was not the end game for my efforts and right before the 1 month return date i returned it, (i still regret this as even 1 1/2 years later i could have sold it for almost no loss) and after one more month of waiting for a deal i found a gtx 970 in great condition for $160 i felt good after that, i saved half what i sold the 390 for and didn't really compromise much but caught with the building bug most of us builders get i wanted more, seeing a hybrid 980ti pop up for $300 ( most where around $380-$400) i went for it, it was great too but it wasn't really what i wanted (also wasn't a evga card so no warranty) selling it a month later for $350 was nice cause i made some money and even got to use some high end tech. I later spent the rest of the money i made on a second 970 (yes i know sli sucks) i wanted the look while also to try sli before its gone to way to expensive and hey i think it looks cool too. That's really it for the gpu changes except that h105 i told you about, it went to the cpu and well i like the look so it stayed that way. also got 8gb more of ram cause 8gb is just not enough now days, with some games i play pushing past 11gb usage i might have to go with 32gb but who knows. Well now you know why i went with the parts so feel free to give a like!

Orginal build on Pcpp here.
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Color
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build


This build participated in 2 contests.


$ 79.99
Intel - Core i5 4690K
Socket: LGA 1150
Cores: 4
MSI - Krait Gaming
Chipset: Z97
CPU Socket: LGA 1150
Size: ATX
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 970
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 970
$ 147.99
PNY - CS1131
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 240 GB
$ 44.38
Seagate - Barracuda Compute (ST1000DM010)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
$ 179.98
EVGA - SuperNOVA 750 G2
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
$ 77.20
NZXT - S340 White
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Case Fan
$ 19.95
Corsair - AF120 (Co-WW)
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 111.08
Case Fan
Case Fan
Corsair - Hydro H105
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: ModFlex
Color: White
$ 198.99
Corsair - K95 (RGB)
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Speed
Type: Full Size
$ 29.95
Corsair - Vengeance M65
Interface: Wired
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