Setup in the evening. Absolutely fell in love with this shot and I sadly haven't been able to recreate it later on with different wallpapers.
Inside of the build with lights off.
Dark shot with lights on.
Daytime shot with lights on.
Love the 4 ram stick look with RGB ram.
Same shot as before but this time focusing on the custom cables going to the GPU. Cablemod Pro FTW!
CPU 8+4 pin EPS cables. I couldn't get these close together as it's a pretty tight space up there. Those are sadly not visible anymore since I moved my radiator up top.
Top down shot of the GPU backplate and the 2x 8 pin cables.
GPU focused shot accentuating the RGB lighting of the strix card and the carbon cables.
Another shot of the backplate. I really love the aesthetics of this card!
Lights off shot again. The black on carbon look when the build's off is so satisfying...
Back side of the case. Removed the fan hub that comes premounted on the case since I already have a lot of fan headers on the motherboard. It also makes for a pretty clean backside. I ended up bying a 2nd TG panel for this side. Next picture shows the first cable management run I did when building this.
So this was my first cable management attempt for the build. While I was happy with the way the 8+4 pin EPS connectors ended up the middel part looked like a mess to me. Part of that had to do with the RGB and fan cables for the Cooler Master fans. Once those got replaced that helped a lot. I also removed the fan hub later on and redid the routing of the 24 pin and 2x 8 pin cables for the gpu.
Setup at night with only puple lighting.
Setup during the day with lights on.
Day shot from a different angle.
Under the desk! Managing all these cables turned out quite a bit better than I expected it to. Really pleased at how everything turned out.
Side shot of the Corsair K70 RGB keyboard. This is one hell of a keyboard. Typing is very satisfying on the cherry red switches.
Different angle of the desk top. It's a bit plain but I'll be adding my model car collection to it. I'll keep it to a max of 10 vehicles on the desk as they're small 1/64 scale but I don't want it to become too much. I have a separate spot in the room for more.
PC as it stands on the desk.
PC with glass on.
About 1 year ago I dipped my toe into PC building for the first time. I ended up with a Ryzen 5 system with a GTX 1060 6 GB. That build served me well for 1080p 60 hz gaming. While I was very happy with my first build I was doing it on a budget. After switching jobs and going up in income considerably I decided I'll upgrade my complete setup and go for the best parts I could afford. So after a couple of months of saving up I was finally able to complete it in the last week of January.
A week later I replaced the stock Cooler Master fans that came with the AIO since they sounded like helicopters above 1000 rpm. The Noctua Chromax fans tied in perfectly with my all black build and are completely silent.
This rig's purpose is mainly to game on with some light video editing on the side.
Update februari 2019: succesful delid on my 8700k lead to 20 or so degrees reduction in temps at 4.8 GHz @ 1.2V and now can reach 5.1 GHz at 1.375V with max temps of 83 degrees.
Update april 2019: Desk upgrade to a wood tabletop + ikea drawers. For this upgrade I bought an Alex drawer unit and a Karlby countertop. I already had the Alex storage unit on the right. The Karlby is the 186 cm version. I was initially going to just place it on top of the Alex units and leave it at that. However during the assembly I tried to move the desk and almost had the countertop fall off so I decided I was going to attach it to the Alex units. For this I went out and bought L shaped metal brackets with 2 screws each, I got 4 of them and used them to hold the back side of the Karlby to the units. To attach the front I wanted it to be invisible so I ended up drilling through the Alex units and used 2 screws through into the countertop. The result was a very secure desk which I could move by just pulling or pushing on the top. I then realized that the whole thing weighs a ton and it wasn't as easy to move but that's alright as I can now grab the desk to adjust my chair. Pretty happy with how the desk turned out. Cable management was much easier than I expected. All I used was a couple of cable clips on the bottom of the desk and a few velcro straps to keep wires together. All my power strips are inside the right Alex unit which also has a cable cutout on the back of it to make it all very easy. Inside I haven't even tied cables together since they're not visible anyway and that way it's easy to pull out or add new things to the desk.
Update may 2019: Swapped the front case fans to Noctua Chromax 140mms. Apparantly it made a huge difference in terms of air available to the GPU. Temps dropped 7-10 degrees without touching the fan curve of the gpu. After tweaking that I ended up with a 5 degree drop compared to the Fractal fans but the gpu fans spin up to 40% max at a max temp of 65 degrees. The loudest thing in the build at the moment is the bit of coil whine from the gpu. Suffice it to say the computer is almost completely silent.