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Darren Courtney
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Production Manager/Prototyper at Mycroft AI
Lawrence, United States
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ThunderCougarFalconBird

This build is my entry into the Fractal Design Meshify S2 Mod Contest with two other very experienced, exceptional PC modders - Joe and Piotr. It is actually my first modded pc that was just more than adding parts. It was an incredible learning experience from start to finish... and lots of fun!! My thoughts behind the build were to take an element, a shape in this instance, from the case and incorporate it into the design. I did that by laser cutting hexagonal patterns into 6mm thick acrylic for both the top fan grill and front fan grill - then sanded to a fogged appearance. The black parts of the case have been painted black frosted pearl - this was a long, but engaging, process. Overall, I love the outcome.

I have to give a shout-out to our sponsors for making this all awesomeness happen:

Fractal Design (Meshify S2, tons of Prisma AL fans, vertical GPU mount, 750W Integra M(not in part selection), S36 AIO, and the whole contest!) - Shawn was awesome to work with while collaborating on ship dates/build dates, thanks a ton!
Zotac (GTX 1660ti) - You guys make a pretty beefy, highly-modable, powerhouse of a card - in a tiny package! I was thoroughly surprised by the 1660ti!
Cable Mod Cables/Sleeves - Cable management was a breeze! Side note: You can use the AIO cables as cable wraps! Lots of the Cable Mods aren't available to select but I used the basic extension kit - white.

I also had the technical expertise of some close friends to help with prototyping.











Color(s): White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: Color
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

CPU
$ 329.99
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 349.99
Gigabyte - AORUS Gaming 7
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 112.99
Corsair - Vengeance Pro (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 869.99
ZOTAC - GAMING GTX1660Ti
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1660 Ti
Storage
$ 89.00
PNY - CS1311
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 480 GB
Storage
$ 39.99
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
PSU
Fractal Design - Integra M 650W
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 243.95
Fractal Design - Meshify S2 (White)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 97.99
Cooling
$ 137.83
CableMod
$ 19.90
CableMod - AIO Sleeving
Color: White
Monitor
ACER - Predator XB271HA
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 170.99
Corsair - K95 Platinum (RGB)
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 59.95
Corsair - Dark Core SE (RGB)
Interface: Wired/Wireless
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