Project Lazarus

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Project Lazarus

This is project Lazarus. My daily driver which I've been building up for over 7 years.

The build started off in a standard office case with only an AMD FX-4170 and an ASUS mobo that I cannot remember for the life of me what the model is, 8GB of DDR3 RAM with Windows 7 Home Premium. I didn't even have a PCIe GPU installed at the time of getting it. It was my first 'gaming' pc so I was thrilled regardless.

Over the years its gone through many changes:
- I bought an Nvidia GTX-660 to get some more Minecraft frames (I was 13 at the time don't judge)
- Upgraded the RAM kit to a 16GB set (4*4GB)
- Got a beefier GPU for Christmas, ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC Edition
- Case swapped to a Phanteks Enthoo Pro (I ended up scraping the back of the original mobo in the process which killed it)
- New mobo, MSI 970 Gaming (AM3+)
- A metric butt load of fans for the new case
- Entire base overhaul after my second CPU bit the dust (upgraded to an FX-8350 Black Edition as a placeholder during college), moving to Intel 9600K w/ ASUS Prime Z390-P (My current architechture)
- And many other small additions in between those big ones!

The reason I picked Lazarus as this computers name is how it was revived from the dead. The FX-4170 gave up after 6 Years of service, during my exam season of all times. It remained dead for about a year and even moved houses with me. One day I decided I would attempt to revive the fallen beast, buying the FX-8350 Black Edition in spring 2019 for next-to-nothing and a cheap ass mobo. After days of toying to get it working, the beast POSTed and sprung back to life. While not the fastest, it ran and thats all I wanted. This made me realise I had to treat to a well deserved parts overhaul, which moved me to the intel architecture.

In the past week or so I decicded I wanted to make a leap towards my ultimate goal of having a PC which was not only very capable at gaming, video/photo editing and other things, I wanted it to be an Art Piece too. One night I browsed the internet for some sexy cases and I came across the Fractal Design Define 7 in white. I instantly knew I had found what I wanted and set about getting my Art project started on its journey.

The build is not yet finished however, with my current setup I only have the two LED fans to complete the White/Black look. The list of things I plan on adding to the system next (in order):
- 6x Corsair LL120 White RGB fans (3 for top, 2 for front of the rad and one in the rear)
- PCIe Riser Cable (Most likely the Fractal Design one as the mounts are designed for my current case)
- New GPU, Likely an RTX 2070 Super
- 16 more GB of RAM (2*8GB)
- Possibly a Mobo upgrade, likely an ASUS Prime Z390-A
- M.2 Storage for Boot Drive/Import Drive for pictures and video

In conclusion, Lazarus is on its way to becoming a work of art (in my eyes at least), but is by no means done.

Please let me know what you think and feel free to haze me for my terrible GPU lol

P.S. Sorry for the moutain of text
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Art
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build


This build participated in 1 contest.

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$ 201.99
Intel - Core i5-9600K Desktop Processor
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
$ 196.00
ASUS - Prime (Z390-P)
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
$ 358.00
TeamGroup - T-Force Dark (3200MHz) (Gray) (2x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Gigabyte - GeForce Vision OC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3070
Interface: PCIe x16
$ 78.10
Kingston - HyperX Fury
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 120 GB
$ 152.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
$ 89.95
SanDisk - SSD Plus
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 960 GB
$ 67.50
Seagate - ST2000DM001
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
$ 299.96
Corsair - RM750x White
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
$ 169.99
Fractal Design - Define 7 (White)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 869.94
Corsair - LL120 (RGB) (White) (6x)
Size: 120 mm
$ 348.68
Corsair - H100i Platinum SE (RGB) (discontinued)
Type: AIO
$ 69.00
CableMod - C-Series RMi & RMx Cable Kit
Mode: Stock
Sleeve: PRO ModMesh
$ 74.29
$ 49.99
$ 386.98
AOC - G2260VWQ6 (2x)
Size: 21.5 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
$ 299.99
Corsair - K95 (RGB)
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
$ 39.99
Corsair - M65 Elite RGB
Interface: Wired
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