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Rev.1 -
* First PC build
* September 2017
Rev.1.5 -
* Upgraded from 1050TI to 980
* January 2018
Rev.2 -
* Upgraded from Gigabyte H110M to Asrock B250 K4
* Upgraded from Cooler Master 500W to Thermaltake 750W
* Began adding LED Strips
* Febuary 2018
Rev.2.5 -
* Changed from Cooler Master Masterbox 5 MSI to Thermaltake V27
* Added more LED Strips
* April 2018
Rev.3 -
* Upgraded from CM H212 to Antec Kühler H600
* Upgraded from many Sickleflow fans to many nice looking cheaper fans.
* Liquid Metal'd my GPU (G'day Aaron)
* May 2018
Rev.3.5 -
* Upgraded from my old TV to a 21:9 75Hz Monitor and a smaller secondary one I found in the attic
* Liquid Metal'd my CPU
* June 2018
I live in Perth, so if pricing shocks you, thats because it's in the most isolated city on the planet
The PC:
It rocks. I decided to make the switch from Xbox to PC for two main reasons; LSPDFR, and the death of Xbox exclusives such as Forza. If Forza were still only for Xbox I would probably still own mine. I purchased the parts for it around August 2017 from Austin Computers in Osbourne Park and Amazon in the USA
The Parts
I got an amazing deal on some of the stuff. The RAM cost me around $90 USD after Amazon's VISA Credit thingo. The CPU was a bit much but the 212 came for free. The Devastator 2 was $75 but came with a hat, and the 1050TI was $270. I thought I was getting ripped of back then, but when I sold it they went for around $310. It was bought by a guy in Victoria IIRC who needed the LP one for his HTPC.
I've been good recently. I've abstained from making any upgrades to the PC for a while, and plan on holding on to it for a while. If I do upgrade it, it will be with a second hand GTX 1270 or 1080TI and 8400 or 1600, when they can be bought for $700 together, but I'm already planning an iTX build with similar parts.
I own the last Antec Kühler in Australia. If you look at the price breakdown, you can see that it vanishes the day I purchase it. PCCG was the only store that had them in stock, and after I bought it they told me that they were out of production and that I got the last one. If it breaks, I'll see what happens warranty wise. I have the receipt, but I'm not sure whether I'll get my money back, a new cooler, or if they will fix it.
Performance
Performance is quite good. It beats most of my friend's PCs (G'day Cameron), and runs GTAV on max settings at a solid 60 fps. I could probably get more, but I have no idea how to limit the fps of games without V-Sync.
I've had an amazing experience with software. Geforce Experience is great, CAM is splendid (G'day Aaron), and the BIOs are really nice, except a recent update has limited my RAM to 2333.
The liquid metal keeps everything running at ambient, which is nice. Putting it on was good fun too. I did it with a mate who was doing his R9 290 (G'day Aaron) and it was fun to compare his 4 screw 'Gaming' card to my 34 screw, all metal shroud blower card. I was apprehensive about the reference when I bought it, but now I think I'll go out of my way to find a founders for my next upgrade.
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 210.00
Intel - Core i5-6500
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 105.92
ASRock - Fatal1ty B250 Gaming K4
Chipset: B250
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Graphics
Gigabyte - GV-N980D5-4GD-B
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 980
Storage
$ 55.00
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 46.98
Seagate - Barracuda
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
Thermaltake - PS-SPR-0750FPCBUS-R (discontinued)
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 48.17
Thermaltake - Veiw 27 Black
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Cooling
Antec - Kuhler H2O K120 (discontinued)
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Stock
Sleeve: PRO ModMesh
Color: Red
Keyboard
$ 49.99
Cooler Master - MasterKeys Pro L RGB
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Blue
Type: Full Size
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