Protocol Absinthe

Parts:

  • Case: Corsair 230T ATX Case

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1-Sniper A88X FM2+

  • CPU: AMD Athlon 860K Quad Core 3.7Ghz FM2+

  • GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5

  • RAM: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133Mhz

  • PSU: Corsair 600Watt CS600M  80+ Cert. Single 12V

  • Storage 1: PNY Optima 240GBs SATA 3 SSD

  • Heatsink: Corsair Hydro Series H55 120mm Closed Loop Water Cooling System

  • Optical: Asus SATA DVD-RW DL 24x Lightscribe 

Accessories:

  • 3 x Corsair 120mm Green LED Case Fans

  • 3 x Corsair 140mm Green LED Case Fans

  • 1 x Bandi Tech Slot Switch

  • 2 Meters of Bandi Tech Custom Soldered LED Strips

  • Artic Silver 5 Thermal Paste

Software:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

Mods:

  • Case Soldered LEDs with back switch



BRIEFING

THIS PC IS A MID LEVEL BUILD. ITS A GREAT MARRIAGE BETWEEN PRICE AND PERFORMANCE. THE AMD FM2+ PLATFORM IS NOW GROWING WITH ITS CPU EXCLUSIVE "APU" CHIP THE ATHLON X4 FAMILY; WE CAN NOW TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AND CREATE A MONDERN BUDGET FRIENDLY GAMING PC WITH ROOM TO GROW. I THINK WE NAILED IT WITH THIS BUILD, OUR CUSTOMER SAID THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HE HAD IN MIND... ARE WE MIND READERS?... MAYBE.

BOOTING AT AN AVERAGE OF 7.8 SECS THIS GAMING PC SHOWS ALL THE SIGNS OF A COMPETENT MACHINE. MOST GAMES PLAY WELL OVER 30FPS ON 1080P AND EVEN ON 60FPS, ALSO ON A 1080P SCREEN. ITS INTERNAL SSD MAKES LOADING TIMES A THING OF THE PAST. FINALLY, A GREEN PC BUILD!

TO SEE MORE AT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TOO! FINALLY, THESE HIGH QUALITY PICTURES IS THANKS TO OUR FRIEND MARIO STEPHANO FONG FROM MSF PHOTOGRAPHY. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HIS PHOTOGRAPHY. 

OTHER PC FACTS: 

·         BUILDER:  ISHLA ALICEA

·         MODDER: PAUL BANGDIWALA

·         BUILD DATE - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014

·         BUILD YOURS: STARTS AT $849.99

HINTS FOR BUILDING A SIMILAR PC:

  1. SCOUT OUT YOUR PARTS WITH TIME, THEY ARE SCARCE.

  2. MAKE SURE TO UPDATE THE BIOS CHIP WITH AN OLDER APU, OTHERWISE YOUR ATHLON X4 APU WILL NOT EVEN TURN ON.

  3. REPLACE WATER COOLING COOLANT WITH ABSINTHE LIQUOR, IT WILL RUN FASTER BUT WITH A COUPLE OF HICCUPS. 

Epsilon Unit

Parts

  • Case - NZXT H440 Mid Tower Chassis

  • Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ UEFI SB850 USB 3.0

  • CPU - AMD 8350 Vishera 8 Core CPU 4.0Ghz AM3+

  • GPU - Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 PCI-e 3.0

  • RAM - Avexir 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1866Mhz CL9

  • PSU - EVGA 1000W G1 Watt 80+ Gold Cert. Single 12V

  • Storage 1 - Patriot Pyro 128Gbs SATA 6 SSD

  • Storage 2 - 750GBs Seagate 7200RPM 32Mbx Cache

  • Heatisnk - Corsair Hydro Series H100 240mm Water Cooling System

  • Optical - Asus SATA DVD-RW DL 24x

Accessories

  • 5 x Corsair 120mm White LED Case Fans

  • 1 x Copsair 140mm White LED Case Fans

  • 2 x NZXT 2 Meter White LED Sleeved Cable

Software

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro

Mods

  • Black Cable Heat Shrinked Sleeving

Briefing

This NZXT case inspired us to build a very sleek and modern looking PC as you see here. We decided that everything including all cable had to be either black or white, the result is this professional looking and powerful PC. 

Jumping into the modern era, this PC does not have any optical disc input and really.... who needs one? For any hard core gamer, this PC sure packs a punch to play any game at full 1080p and probably at full settings too.

Finally, these high quality pictures is thanks to our friend Mario Stephano Fong from MSF Photography. Click Here to learn more about his photography. 

Other PC facts: 

·         Builder:  Ishla Alicea

·         Modder: Paul Bangdiwala

·         Builld Date - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

·         Build yours: Starts at $799.99

HINTS FOR BUILDING A SIMILAR PC:

  1. This is a very simplistic case, no ODD and cable routing is a breeze thanks to the PSU cage!

  2. Careful when removing parts to mod them, we had to recreate the circuitry inside the glowing NZXT cable since it was loose.

  3. If you install a dual 140mm radiator, please make sure your motherboard is compatible with such, ours wasn't.

  4. Thanks to Tenicolor, we can now enjoy black and white PCs! 

Pacific Coolant

Parts


•    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ ATX
•    CPU:  AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz Turbo 6-Core
•    VGA:  nVidia GT 610
•    RAM:  8GBs Avexxir Blue- LED DDR3 PC3-17000 (2x 4GB)
•    Storage:  PNY SSD 240GBs SATA 6.0 Gbs
•    Storage 2: 2 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gbs RAID MIRROR
•    PSU:  Corsair CX500 500w 80+ Bronze Single 12V Rail
•    Optical: 24x Lite-On DVD+RW
•    Case: Enermax Ostrog Mid-Tower
•    Heatsink: Corsair H50 Hydro Series

Accessories


•    5 x 120mm Cougar Blue LED Hydraulic Liquid Ultra Silent 1200RPM 64CFM
•    2 x 140mm Cougar Blue LED Hydraulic Liquid Ultra Silent 1000RPM 72CFM
•    8 x 12in Red LED Strips
•    56 in 1 Rosewill Card Reader
•    1 x 280mm Silverstone Magnetic Filters
•    3 x 120mm Masscool Fan Filters
•    Artic Silver 5 Thermal Paste

Software


•    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit


Time to Build

Rise PACIFIC COOLANT!


Briefing

Sorry, no Lore this time. This PCs has very decent specs for what is going to be doing. Slaving away in an office scanning files and syncronizing data is kinda insulting for a 6 core CPU, but heck! we can! The best aspect of this PC's exterior is how we got those LEDs inside the front chassis, we even created a break away point. Finally, since this PC is going to be in a dusty place, we just covered it with "stylish" fan filters. Any questions or comments feel free to leave them, email us, find us on facebook or on the many more links we have at the bottom of this page.

Other PC facts: 

·         Primary Builder:  Ishla Alicea

·         Assistant Builder:  Paul Bangdiwala

·         Ver 1.0 Builld Date - Tuesday, June 22, 2014

Hints for building a similar PC:

  1. This Enermax case while cheap does have many things going for it, especially to frontal bezel that allowed us to put the LEDs.

  2. Enabling the MSI Fast Boot will allow you to boot into Windows 8 in about 8 seconds, but you must have a certified card for that.

  3. This PC will pacify and cool down anybody... Ok... I'm out.