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I'm a bit of a mass effect fan. When I went to build my custom computer the theme was easy to figure out. I was going to make the SSV Normandy!!! I made the measurements and went to painting. I used plasti-dip white for the front grate (catches lots of dust and looks cool). I put a couple of stickers on it for added effect, and hand painted the alliance logo and SR2 on the top handle. I had to add the led fans later as I was out of money (read the internals to find out why). I just got my nice and shiny 1440 asus monitor which is a beast, only $250!!!! Final touch for looks was my model SR2 and a Tali action figure. BTW, Tali is my virtual girlfriend and you can't have her...

Now for internals!

I7 6700k (overclocked at 4.84ghz)

Asus Z170-A motherboard

16gb ripjaws V ram (3200 version)

Corsair HX850i PSU

Samsung 840 evo ssd

Corsair H100i cooler

Gigabyte G1 gaming 980ti

 

I also built a clone of this computer for my friend and am building a third one for another (none of them look like this though) I am adding pictures of the build below, ignore the cable management its kinda bad for now but I will be getting sleeved cables at some point in the future.

 

 

http://imgur.com/a/aUNGY

Edited by AgentAmbush

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That's a cool beast you got there!

My PC:

i7 4790K @4.8GHz 

Asus ROG Maximus Formula VII Z97 MOB

32GB DDR3 2400MHz Vengeance Pro Red kit

Corsair H100i Cooler

480GB Kingston 3K HyperX SSD (OS)

Corsair 1000w PSU 80+ Gold Certified RM1000

Asus Strix & MSI 4G Gaming GTX 980 SLI @1450 OC core 

1TB storage HDD (movies and stuff)

Monitor:

Asus Swift with G-Sync @1440p @144Hz refresh 

Mouse & Keyboard:

Razer Chroma ultimate & Razer Chroma Deathadder

Headset & mic:

Astro A50 wireless headset 7.1 with Dolby Optical

Flight Sim:

Saitek Rhino X55 

Driving Sim:

Logitech G27

Wacom Devices:

Cintiq 21UX & Cintiq Companion Hybrid 32GB+64GB Card+Air Brush Pen

Front Camera:

Microsoft HD Camera

Speakers:

Logitech 5.1 Surround 

Plus a bunch of figures including Talizora from ME3.....

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Ehem excuse the dust as I live in a very dusty environment!

I grew tired of the dust so I only clean it when I feel the need to.

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Fem Shepard, T'soni & Tali, squad complete! 

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It looks great AgentAmbush.

That a great setup to Huniken.

Wish I could build my own computer. I have to try it one day.

Asus monitor here to. We should see if we can get TA sponsored by Asus we have so many of there monitors.

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As a side note, I am currently saving up (looking at possibly 2-3000) to build a monster of a rig by the time SC comes out. I want it to have all the bells and whistles :P Custom cables, custom case and water-cooling etc.  :P

 

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damn that's nice, where did you get that desk by the way? I NEED something like that

 

I got it off someone on LetGo. It's essentially a sewing table. I love BIG desks and this fit the bill

damn, thats a pretty sweet paintjob. how did you do the SR-2 and NORMAND?

I got a custom sticker kit from ebay. The window is actually 2 separate panes so I put the SR2 on the inside between the two panes

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As a side note, I am currently saving up (looking at possibly 2-3000) to build a monster of a rig by the time SC comes out. I want it to have all the bells and whistles :P Custom cables, custom case and water-cooling etc.  :P

 

Be careful with trying to put everything you see from other people's builds into yours, like a custom loop. No one needs a custom loop, and if you get it you can kiss lan parties goodbye, my computer is already so insanely heavy I have to be careful to walk slowly and not hurt the computer.

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I need a new desk, is one is to small. My new computer case is a Corsair Air 540 cube case so takes up a lot of my desk.

I'm also on the lookout for a new desk it's surprisingly hard to find a decent desk for all your gaming needs! That case though is a beast lol I looked at one for the new build I'm going to start but wow it's so big...

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I'm also on the lookout for a new desk it's surprisingly hard to find a decent desk for all your gaming needs! That case though is a beast lol I looked at one for the new build I'm going to start but wow it's so big...

 

Yes takes up just under half my desk lol. But it is a great case. Lots of room for the air flow. And with all that room behind the motherboard you can do a great job hiding the cables.

Most desks out there are so small. A lot are not up to the job. But think I found one today. You are talking £300 for a good large desk. Come on for a desk.  

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