WCCFtech Reader Rig Contest Winner – Most Ridiculously Gorgeous Rig
And two weeks have reluctantly passed, far faster than we thought. There were so very many great looking rigs that you all showed us in the comments. A tremendous amount of gorgeous PC’s that make us jealous. Fast, well put together and with cable management that could make anyone jealous.
But we had to choose only one, and so thus we have. After much deliberation we’ve chosen the winner of our contest, the individual who has won the prize, a Razer BlackWidow Chroma.
Who has the most ridiculously gorgeous rig of them all?
His PC is clearly quite the labor of love, a true glorious masterpiece. Not only is it amazingly powerful and sharp looking, but the journey was very heartfelt. Upgrading from a mere custom build to a gigantic custom build. That and it’s completely watercooled (with Alphacool radiators no less), and thrice the 970 GTX’s
The Journey of Josh
A truly ridiculously gorgeous rig.
This is certainly the most expensive build I’ve ever done by a large margin.. it may have gotten a little out of hand. It also holds my first desktop Intel processor ever. The first image is how it lived the first 6 months or so before doing the custom loop. I’m sure someone will point out the lack of effs given on cable management in the backside.. They normally can’t be seen and it’s tight back there any which way you do it. All the fans and pump are controlled with the bios and the SP120 have voltage step downs on them so I could get them nice and quiet. I didn’t go with the quiet editions because I liked that I COULD take the voltage step downs off if I ever wanted/needed to. Everything is “off the shelf” except for the PSU extensions I made and the fan rings I painted.
What’s your name (doesn’t have to be real), and what do you do?
I’m Josh and I’ve been an automotive electronics installer for about 12 years.
What brought you here to WCCFtech?
Came for the tech article’s, stayed for the comments 😉
What do you mainly use this PC for?
I guess I would have to say gaming, that is what it was built for, but it is my “everyday” desktop as well. I do some minor android tinkering so having a ton of threads and RAM for compiling android is nice(MUCH faster than my FX8350 and 8GB 1800mhz DDR3).
How much have you invested in your PC?
Far more than I care to admit, but I don’t regret it (often). I’ll put it this way.. my g/f “thinks” I spent half of what I actually did and I would like to keep it that way 😀
How often do you upgrade?
A full on new PC maybe once every 5-6 years. I’ll be hanging onto this one for a while, I have plenty of CPU and RAM but I’ll certainly be upgrading GPU’s in it a time or two.
What are your future plans with this PC?
A new PSU since the one I’m using is probably 4-5 years old at this point and has taken a beating. Then Pascal GPUs. Probably 3x whatever the consumer level flagship ends up being (GP100? 1080(ti?)). I went “cheap” with the 970’s because I REALLY needed new GPUs since the old 2x 580’s WERE NOT cutting it with the triple monitors but I knew I wanted Pascal come 2016. I want/need room for more radiators and I have a cube case fetish so I also plan to move the guts into a Caselabs Mercury S8, probably around my bday in October.
Case – Corsair Carbide Series Air 540
PSU – Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 1200w
Motherboard – MSI X99S MPower
CPU – Intel Core i7 5930k @ 4.3Ghz
Memory – 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2800mhz DDR4
3x Nvidia “reference” GTX 970 (yes.. the 3.5GB editions) @ 1620Mhz (custom bios)
SSDs – 2x 250GB 840 EVO (1x Linux 1xWindows) 1x PNY 120GB SC1100 (OSX)
HDD – 1tb WD green
Water blocks – EK (nickel/acetal).
Radiators – Alphacool Nexxxos XT45’s (1x 360, 1×240)
Pump/resevior – EK D5 vario(PWM) XRES 100
Fittings – Monsoon Free Center compression fittings
Tubing – Clear Primochill Advanced LRT 7/16″ x 5/8″
Coolant – Mayhem’s Pastel Sunset Yelllow
Fans – 5x Corsair SP120 1x Corsair AF140 (Yellow rings painted with an acrylic paint)
Custom cables – I made the black/yellow PSU extensions using paracord and a lot of patience
Monitors – 3x AOC i2757 27″ 1080p IPS
Keyboard – Das Keyboard 4 Pro
Mouse – Roccat KONE XTD
Audio – Logitech 5.1 surround
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