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Sir Nexus The Great

Parts

•    Case: Corsair Graphite 760T Full Tower
•    Motherboard: Asus Z9PA-U8 ATX Server LGA 2011 ECC
•    CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2620 V2 2.1Ghz Hexa Core ECC
•    GPU: Integrated
•    RAM: Mushkin 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1866Mhz ECC
•    PSU: EVGA 1000 G2 Watt 80+ Gold Cert. Single 12V
•    Storage 1: 2 x Intel 530 480GBs SATA 6.0Gbps SSD
•    Storage 2: 4 x 3TB WD NAS 7200RPM 64Mb Cache SATA 6.0Gbps on RAID 10 (Mirror & Striped)
•    RAID: LSI Mega RAID SATA/SAS 9240-4i Controller
•    Heatsink: Phanteks Updraft CPU Cooler 3 x 140mm Fans
•    Optical: Asus SATA DVD-RW DL 24x Lightscribe 

Accessories


•    8 x BG Gears PWM Red LED Fans 
•    1 x Bandi Tech Slot Switch
•    1 x 5 Meter Multi Color Sound Activated LED Lights
•    4 x Custom Red Soldered LED Strips

Software


•    Microsoft Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 64bit

Mods:


•    Case Soldered LEDs with back switch

Lore

Sir Nexus the Great is an indomitable warriors who’s pledged his prowess to something greater than himself.  Sir Nexus smites high performance tasks with divine authority, bolsters the courage of nearby employees, and radiates as if a beacon of inextinguishable hope. Sir Nexus transfigures on the field of battle, exemplar of divine ethos.   To him is given the responsibility to unflinchingly stand before unprecedented amounts of workload and tasks, smiting them with his processing power while protecting his employees with his sacrifice. Where others waver and wonder, his motivation is pure and simple, and his devotion is his strength. Where others scheme and steal, he takes the high road, refusing to allow the illusions of temptation to dissuade him from his obligations. Sir Nexus the Great, take up your blessed and sanctified processing power brave warrior, and charge forward to hallowed glory!

Why is Sir Nexus the Great so glorious?

1.  It looks glorious!

2.  It uses the all-mighty Intel Xeon E5-2620 V2 2.1Ghz Hexa Core to handle every task being thrown at it.

3.  Even the GIFs looks glorious!

4.  It has 2x 480GB SSD in RAID 1 configuration just for the OS!

5. This server houses a total of 12TB of hard drive space! (in RAID 10 configuration)

OTHER PC FACTS: 

·BUILDERS:  ISHLA ALICEA

·MODDERS: PAUL BANGDIWALA & ISHLA ALICEA

·BUILD DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2014

·BUILD YOURS: STARTS AT $1349

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. 

Royal Steel

PARTS

• Case: Thermaltake Core V71
• Motherboard: AsRock Z97 OC Formula UEFI 
• CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K OC’ed 3.5Ghz to 4.0Ghz
• GPU: Sapphire Vapor X AMD R9-290 4GB GDDR5
• RAM: Avexir 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1866Mhz CL 9
• PSU: EVGA 1000 G2 Watt 80+ Gold Cert. Single 12V
• Storage 1: Plextor M6S 256GB SATA 6.0Gbps SSD
• Storage 2: 2 x 500GB Seagate 7200RPM 32Mb Cache SATA 6.0Gbps on RAID Mirror Intel RST UEFI
• Heatsink: Corsair Hydro Series H110 280mm Closed Loop Water Cooling System
• Optical: Asus SATA DVD-RW DL 24x Lightscribe  

ACCESSORIES

• NZXT Sentry 2 Touchscreen Fan Controller
• 2 x Corsair 120mm Blue LED Case Fans
• 3 x Corsair 140mm Blue LED Case Fans
• 4 x Thermaltake 200mm Blue LED Case Fans
• 1 x Bandi Tech Slot Switch
• 4 x Blue Soldered LED Strips
• 5 Meter Yellow Soldered LED Strips

SOFTWARE

•    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

MODS:

•    Case Soldered LEDs with back switch


Awesome Pictures

Briefing

One of our best looking Signature PCs and a very great performer as yet. The Royal Steel Signature PC uses the Thermaltake V71 as its very versatile house. Visualizing ascetics on it took a great part of the build. When you're client wants his PC to look "majestic" you really gotta think hard, and deliver even better; this is what we accomplished with Royal Steel. 

Powered by the gamer's 1st choice CPU, the i5-4670k and the best bang for buck GPU, Sapphire's R9-290 Vapor X there is nothing that will BSOD this royal beast. Our lucky owner will use this to pOWN gaming noobs and fast threaded applications from the MAN. Though as you can see, it pays to work for the MAN.

This is also the third PC we've included in our 2015 Signature PCs calendar. To have the highest quality pictures we could use for our calendar we solicited the photographic talents of our friend Mario Stephano Fong Photography. Click Here to learn more about his photography. 

Other PC facts: 

·         Builder:  Ishla Alicea

·         Modder: Paul Bangdiwala

·         Builld Date - Monday, September 1, 2014

·         Build yours: Starts at $849.99

HINTS FOR BUILDING A SIMILAR PC:

  1. This case has so many ways to be built, you really need to think up your strategy before you go on it!

  2. You'll need to remove the complete upper fan controller to install another 200mm fan.

  3. To do a push-pull configuration on the Corsair H110, you'll need to get creative. First mount the radiator with both 140mm fan attached, then screw in the 200mm.

  4. This PC, was a Royal Pain... to build. jk