Zandatsu

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Pieter
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Zandatsu

Hi there!

Thank you for taking a look at my machine here at builds.gg. I never really posted it on the internet so the opening of this website looked like a fine opportunity.
While I am currently building a newer system in the Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic, this is my current machine in an NZXT Manta. A bit over 2 years old now but still very responsive and reliable.

I have build many many systems over the years (I work in a computer shop), but this was my first custom loop build.
Originally build with with an unlocked i7, 32GB of memory and a Strix GTX 1060 O6G, it's main purpose was running Cinema4D and rendering everything out, mostly still images, using the CPU. Occasionally playing a game or two. That's also the reason I only build a custom loop for the CPU. After a while I had less and less time to learn C4D in my spare time and upgraded the GPU to a Strix GTX 1080 O8G and it solely became a gaming computer.

Personally I always liked the look of industrial machines combined with some retro-looking UV light. So no RGB or bright colors in this build. The Japanese kanji on the front came from Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, my favorite spin-off of my favorite video-game series. It spells Zandatsu, meaning "cut and take". If you've never played it, you should :)

The two 850 EVO SSD's were installed in a RAID 0 configuration to increase read speeds as there was no NVMe M.2 socket on my motherboard. To be honest, the increase in speed wasn't worth it but I never had any trouble with it either.
As this was my first watercooled build, I didn't bother installing a drain valve. This was the biggest mistake in the entire build.

I hope my machine was somewhat entertaining to some of you and I am looking forward to sharing more builds in the future.
Color(s): Black Purple White
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Video Game
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 170.00
Intel - Core i7-6700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Motherboard
EVGA - Z170 Stinger ITX
Chipset: Z170
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 400.00
Corsair - Dominator Platinum (3200MHz) (Grey)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 64 GB
Graphics
$ 598.97
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
PSU
EVGA - SuperNOVA 650 (EU) (discontinued)
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 179.00
NZXT - Manta Black
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Case Fan
$ 19.21
be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 (PWM)
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
$ 114.00
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 99.99
EKWB - EK-Supremacy EVO
Type: CPU Waterblock
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Stock
Sleeve: ModFlex
Color: White
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