The Superannuated One

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The Superannuated One

Built over the course of 7 years on a budget. Its a finely tuned upgrade (sort off) think of it as 7 year old car where the only original components that remain is the shell and the battery.

In this build I have it configured with:
-Windows 10 on an M.2 SSD
-Main Games on a Samsung 840 SSD (i.e the game im currently playing or mostly play)
-Everything else on a 2TB HDD RAID 0 array.
-Backed up weekly to Internal and External HDD.

Air cooled using
-Arctic Freezer 13 (Yes, it really is)
-x2 lower left sickleflow by CoolerMaster (Red LED) (Filtered)
-x1 front-top exhaust sickleflow by CoolerMaster (Red LED)
-x1 front panel Standard Fan by CoolerMaster (Red LED) (Filtered)
-x1 rear exhaust Standard Fan by CoolerMaster (RED LED)

Memory is in duel channel, all lanes used 16GB in total running in XMP mode. The processor is running on default clocks and the graphics card is also running stock with the power delivery increased to 110%.

Audio is being run by a PCIe Creative X-Fi Titanium (yeah, I know, ... its old), running at 96k pumping sound via DTS to a 5.1 Surround System by Logitech, the Z906 (Still sounds amazing though).

For gaming I bypass the sound-card and run everything through a set of Steelseries Siberia 150s (cheap and cheerful headphones). Making use of an external Innogear microphone on an arm connected via XLR to Phantom power and finally to the mic port on the X-Fi Titanium.

Dream/would like Upgrades:
-Stockier Processor
-Quieter fans throughout
-Upgraded Soundcard with Dolby/DTS support & headphone amp
-Continue with the red theme (Red/Gray/Black braided cabling throughout)
-Fully Modular PSU
-Liquid CPU cooling (A maintainable one)
-2960x1440 Monitor running at 144Hz or higher (with a capable gpu to match in AAA titles at 60fps or higher)

I'll likely keep the case as Ive had it for that long its sort of a sentimental piece of the original machine I had almost 7 years ago, a machine that has slowly been upgraded piece by piece on a very tight budget. Did you notice that the plastic peel is still on the side panel? I had to replace the panel when the original after many years of use became worn and unusable.
Color(s): Gray
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: Military
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 150.36
AMD - Ryzen 5 (1600)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
Gigabyte - Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming 5
Chipset: X370
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 36.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (Black) (3000MHz)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 299.17
EVGA - 1060 6gb SSC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1060
Storage
Samsung - 840 Pro
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Capacity: 128 GB
Storage
$ 75.99
Western Digital - WD Black
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 44.99
Western Digital - WD Blue Desktop
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 99.00
OCZ - StealthXStream
Wattage: 700
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: none
Case
$ 1,300.00
Cooler Master - Storm Scout 2
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Case Fan
$ 9.99
Accessories
$ 39.99
Keyboard
$ 169.99
Corsair - K70 LUX RGB
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 100.14
Logitech - G502 Proteus
Interface: Wired
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