Primary PC Re-Build “THOR” – Blog Update
It’s been a little while since my last update, especially with a lot of things to keep me busier than usual. I did however, find the time to give my PC a bit of an overhaul. Here’s the rundown of my current specifications less the new components going in/swapped out:
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790k (Devil’s Canyon) @ 4.6GHz
CPU COOLER: Coolermaster Nepton 280L with 2x Noctua A14 Industrial PPC (3000rpm) fans
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Maximus VII Formula
RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast (2x8GB)
GRAPHICS CARD: ASUS Strix GTX 980 4GB (OC Edition) with Custom BIOS
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB
HDD: 2x Seagate Constellation ES 2TB in Raid 1
PSU: EVGA 850G2 (100% Modular)
What’s it all going into? Glad you asked, this time for my case selection, I’ve opted for the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX (Tempered Glass Edition) in Anthracite Gray via PCCG. In addition to this, I’ve also taken the opportunity to grab some lighting to move away from the more manual touch of the NZXT Hue… To the NZXT Hue+.
I also contemplated the cabling, something to really give it my own personal touch and to suit the ROG theme better… Don’t get me wrong, the BitFenix extension cables were great to do away with the stock PSU look and feel, but custom cables with MDPC-X sleeving was the way to go for sure. I looked long and hard, and found that we had our own resident Aussie custom PC superstar, Daniel @ Singularity Computers – he stocks absolutely everything required to perform such PC customisations, and even brings in his own products into an already established field.
For the custom cabling, I went 16AWG for the ATX 24-pin, EPS 8-pin, ATX-4pin, ATX 8-pin, ATX 6-pin with the Italian Red, Titanium Silver & Black MDPC-X Sleeving. Singularity Computers also stock the highest quality terminals needed to crimp, not to mention the ATX standard connectors – I had absolutely no issues using them. I guess because they’ve been sought out, tried & tested by Daniel over the years.
I’ll have a quick gallery up soon so stay tuned. There will still be a bit to finalise and custom sleeve/re-cable to get the exact lengths I need, and do away with as much clutter as possible.
In the future, I’m looking to get a custom water loop in place – but at which point this happens is anyone’s guess