This is the first picture of my PC, with the acrylic side panel off.
A closeup of the CPU cooler and RAM lit up.
Full side panel shot of the build.
Before the GPU installation, but after the RAM, CPU, and cooler is installed.
Everything installed but the power supply.
The old and the new!
Hades (1st custom PC)
This is a first for me, and while I didn't go all out, I definitely didn't want to compromise too much.
My plans so far will be to overclock the CPU, but I'll likely need to consider upgrading the air cooler to an AIO. I've already been experimenting with overclocking the GPU using MSI Afterburner, but the process of teaching myself is still slow. Other planned upgrades include adding a 1TB NVME SSD and changing out the case fans, as my current case fans include the two purchased Cooler Master MasterFans mounted to the top of the case to help expel heat through the roof of the case.
More pictures to be uploaded later.
It's been a while. I've been leaving my PC as is for so long, but the desire to change things up hit, and I knew what I needed to do. After taking the time to work on my cable management, I buckled down and took care of it. However, that wasn't enough. I wanted more.
Next thing I knew, I bought a three-pack of Corsair ML120 PRO RGB fans, along with their H150i PRO RGB AIO. Now, it is finished. With liquid cooling, I'm going to start seeing how far I can push my 8700k. Right now, it has a minor overclock, but that was on air.
Really looking forward to seeing what this can do, and maybe convincing my bank account that it can part with enough to upgrade my GPU.