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Ultimate-X
Michael Bucher
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Switzerland
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Call me crazy, but it's just a few days until the voting in the SFFPC competition starts. It's Friday night and I like to start a build. My existing work PC is due for a cleaning anyway.

After all components removed from the HTPS I was astonished how much I stuffed into the small housing three Years ago. CPD ans GPU were screaming for air in the tight housing which annoyed me most.

I wanted to make the components visible and to arrange them in a interesting way. Therefore the tilted open frame design came to my mind.
To build the case I had some spare carbon fiber sheets lying around from an old abandoned project. CF looks awesome with a clear gloss finish and so I went for it.
Saturday night the parts have been cut and tacked together. The baking oven had to serve to speed the curing of the epox glue to be able to finish the project on Sunday.
After some fitting and cable management by zip-tie my new old home computer works in the new custom case.

That was a fun project, modding a existing setup without breaking it. Compared to the Silverstone RVZ01 the new setup is much more airy and tecy. I'm happy to see the hardware presented in open air. And actually the angled back-panel is really nice to connect all the peripherals.
Color(s): Carbon
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: Technology
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

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This build participated in 1 contest.

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The build

Hardware

CPU
$ 189.99
Intel - Core i7-6700T
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 289.00
Gigabyte - GA-H170N-WIFI
Chipset: H170
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Mini-ATX
Memory
$ 90.00
Kingston - HyperX Fury (2133MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 1,044.82
Gigabyte - Radeon RX Gaming OC
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: 5700 XT
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 197.99
Samsung - 950 Pro
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 256 GB
PSU
$ 139.99
Corsair - SF600
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 150.00
Custom - Custom (custom)
Cooling
$ 67.73
Scythe - Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 125 mm
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 2,169.52
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