(nostalgia trip) Amber drop V1

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(nostalgia trip) Amber drop V1

This build is old, and mostly uploaded because nostalgia
  • Build time: sometime in early 2015 i believe.

  • History behind the build: It represents my first push beyond regular AIO cooling back in 2015 i think?
    Obviously i were absolutely CRAP (and so were my camera). It did however set some standards for years to come. Firstly it brought me into this scene, secondly it redefined the meaning of "silent", and thirdly it started my love for black and orange.

  • What kind of custom work went into it: A lot of it is semi-off the shelf components actually. The GPU cooling is a sold kit you just have to assemble (though i suppose by most people's standards that alone counts as modding), and the CPU cooling is a closed loop. So really, all i did was paint the ram and make the PSU shroud. While the cables are custom, i did not make them myself.

  • What i'd like to improve if it were today: Everything really? It's a long time ago and today's skills far exceed my skills back then. Though i would have put more effort into the PSU shroud or just bought one of the many pre-made ones for that case, maybe made a custom shroud for the G10 kraken, and finally i would've gotten a 980ti with a backplate. I would've probably also modded the side panel to significantly enlarge the window.

Nevertheless, here it is in all it's glory. Amber drop V1

The build was replaced by Amber drop V2 in 2017
Color(s): Black Orange
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
Intel - Core i7 4790K
Socket: LGA 1150
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 279.99
MSI - Z97 Gaming 5
Chipset: Z97
CPU Socket: LGA 1150
Size: ATX
Graphics
PNY - XLR8 OC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 980 Ti
Storage
$ 490.59
Corsair - Force GS
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 240 GB
Storage
$ 39.89
Western Digital - Blue 7200RPM
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 299.77
Corsair - RM1000x
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 146.10
Fractal Design - Define R5 Black
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Cooling
$ 19.99
NZXT - Kraken G10 White
Type: AIO
Cooling
NZXT - Kraken X61
Type: AIO
Cooling
Swiftech - H240-X
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm
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