Monochromatic Machine

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Michael
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Monochromatic Machine

This is an updated version of the very first pc I built. Originally, it featured a Sapphire Radeon R9 390 Nitro and an Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard, all in a BeQuiet Case without a transparent side panel. The CPU was cooled by a standard Air Cooler. When my Motherboard died - naturally right after warranty ended - I decided to take some money and upgrade a few more things. Thus, I not only bought a new Motherboard, this time with a Z270 Chipset (not that that matters in any way), but also a new case and cooler. Shortly thereafter, Nvidia launched their 10-series graphics cards and I got the opportunity to get a 1070 quite cheap. When that arrived I also decided to use the 20% off coupon that came with the new Mobo and get some custom Cablemod cables. I designed Pro cables in Black and Carbon with aluminium combs and once everything was installed, my build was at the point where it is now.
I am very happy with the PC itself, yet there was one problem left. I had a relatively potent gaming machine powering a 1080p 60hz TN panel that I got for about a hundred bucks when I first build the pc. Naturally, this is not fun. These Monitors have ridiculously bad colours. And I do a lot of photo editing. That meant: New monitor! So, Last Christmas I gave nobody my heart, but Santa gave me a new monitor. Or rather, I got it myself. Bummer. What isn't a bummer though, is the new monitor, an Acer XF270HUA: 27", 1440p, 144hz, IPS. Everything I ever wanted and its beautiful. Everytime I turn that thing on I'm amazed by its colours, depth and accuracy. Well, okay, I had to calibrate it a bit to achieve good colour-accuracy, but that's okay.
So, there you have it, the story of my PC. I've included some pictures for you to (hopefully) feast your eyes on.

P.S.: Yes, I know, the Logitech MX Master 2S is not really a gaming mouse, but most work I do on the PC is productivity, and the MX Master is the "reigning, defending, undisputed champion" (-Paul Heyman) in that area. Also, I haven't had any problems in games with it, so there's that.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Technology
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 2 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 155.00
Intel - Core i5-6600K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 283.00
ASUS - Strix Z270F
Chipset: Z270
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 49.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (2400MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 279.11
Gigabyte - Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1070
Storage
$ 74.99
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 38.99
Toshiba - Desktop PC
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
be quiet! - Pure Power L8 (discontinued)
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 94.99
Fractal Design - Meshify C (Dark TG Black)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Cooling
$ 79.99
NZXT - Kraken X62
Type: AIO
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: PRO ModFlex
Color: Black
Monitor
ACER - XF270HUA
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 388.00
Razer - Blackwidow Chroma v2
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Razer Green
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 84.49
Logitech - MX MASTER
Interface: Wireless
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