This is a Work-In-Progress build, as you can see, the fans are a dis-coordonated mess because a lot were faulty and this is what I had lying around, but I wanted to show you where it all begins. I've spared you the components shots as there's nothing new there, we've all seen the boxes
Colt is a reference to the gun-metal grey look which I absolutely love, a stealthier look to it. In most cases (no pun intended), the most beautiful components are the motherboard and graphics card. In my case (literally this time) the FE stands out a bit because it is an inverted ATX, which I LOVE, as these are premium build pieces of machinery. I will watercool it relatively soon and I thought this would be a good place to start.
Let me know your thoughts, this is just the first step, more to come soon!
|CPU||Ryzen 7 email@example.comGhz stable|
|Cooler||Corsair H115i 280mm AIO Cooler|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero|
|Memory||16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 3000MHz (soon to be 32GB 3200MHz)|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition|
|Disc Drive 1||SanDisk Ultra II 500GB SSD|
|Disc Drive 2||Seagate FireCuda 1TB|
|Disc Drive 3||soon, a Samsung PRO 960 500GB NVMe to swap the Sandisk with|
|Case||Corsair Carbide 600C|
|Monitor||LG 24" Freesync IPS display (LG 24MP59G)|
This is a clean and stealthy build! Do you have enough cable left to run the PCI-e cables from underneath the GPU?
Also, would you mind sharing what you use this powerhouse for?
Quick hint: I will have a unique, custom piece addition to the EK Vega waterblocks to go in this build, that I'll make myself and reveal once finished - it's not what I've asked you about earlier today, came up with something really special.
Well, you know how we were talking about this awesome looking shroud on the GPU and it being a centerpiece - is it possible to have those PCI-e cables come out right above the 24-pin power cable and into the GPU.
I can't wait to see what you have in store for the waterblock(s)!
For the sake of consistency, I'd love to have the same fans all over. Are Vardars suitable for unobstructed intake and exhaust? I know they're high-pressure, suitable for rads, but wondering if it would hurt using them without any obstacles.
Hi there, glad you like it! I can try but two things would be in the way: the extension curve is not for that direction, but I will be making another set anyway, worth a shot; and I plan on slapping a PE series rad on the front which reduces the distance between card and fan by 50mm/2”, currently at 100mm/4".