Miami Hurricanes

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Brandon McCarthy
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Miami Hurricanes

Hey guys! This was a fun build. I built this for my cousin who was in need of a fast and powerful computer. He'll be using it for various school projects and moderate video editing which is why the budget was more oriented towards fast storage rather than GPU/Gaming needs. He'll be pushing 3 1440p displays.

Because I was only doing a CPU loop, I wanted to give the GPU some extra flair, so I decided to mod the case to allow for vertical mounting. The CPU only loop definitely creates some challenges as I can't use the GPU as an intersection point in the case meaning I have to route around it. And because I'm not using any angled fittings means lots of bends. Holy hell it was a lot of bends, but over all it came out quite nicely.

I also made a full PSU shroud and mid plate cover out of 3/16 acrylic. This really helps to clean up the aesthetic as well as improve the lighting effects as the material absorbs the light in the case.

The 570x was not the easiest case to work with. It definitely has its limitations. Over all it was still a fun challenge and once completed it looks amazing with all that tempered glass. I have way more detail in my build log which I will link below.

The great thing about the mods done here is that they can be achieved with basic tools. With a little time and patience the average builder can do this build.

Full Build Log:
Color(s): Black Green Orange White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Sport
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 226.00
Intel - Core i7-7700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
ASUS - ROG STRIX Z270E
Chipset: Z270
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 378.64
Corsair - Vengeance (3000MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Memory
$ 378.64
Corsair - Vengeance (3000MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
ASUS - Radeon AREZ Strix OC
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 580
Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 87.95
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 104.50
Western Digital - Blue 5400RPM
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 104.50
Western Digital - Blue 5400RPM
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 195.98
Corsair - RM750
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 399.99
Corsair - Crystal 570X - Mirror Black Edition
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
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