The build was for both performance and aesthetics – it needed to look good and perform well so the use of the giant BitFenix Shinobi XL case with side window was chosen. This case has two 230mm fans, one in the front and one in the top as well as a 120mm fan in the back, however the choice of the Corsair H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler meant that one of the 230mm fans would be removed.
Choosing the “K” model Intel i5 processor that is unlocked for overclocking allows plenty of room for tweaking and combining this with liquid cooling provides the best opportunity for stable performance.
After discussions around GTX670 model graphics cards the EVGA GeForce GTX 670 was chosen due to its clean lines.
NAR Design built and performance tested the PC prior to delivery. See more of the system build pics below.
Installing the radiator in the top of the case and the block on the CPU.
A nice selection of blue components throughout the build.
The Seasonic X-Series PSUs come with an array of accessories. Modular cabling ensures a tidy build.
The components in place taking full advantage of the BitFenix Shinobi cable management system.
The CPU filter slides out from under the case (above left) and the Intel Guy (thanks to the Intel Technology Partner Program) signs off on the build with a photo through the window (above right).
- ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard
- Intel i5 3570K CPU
- Corsair Vengeance 8Gb Kit (2x4GB) Blue
- Corsair H100 CPU Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
- LG Blu-ray/DVD Combo drive
- EVGA GeForce GTX 670
- BitFenix Shinobi XL-ATX window case
- Seasonic X-Series 80Plus Gold 660watt PSU
- Intel 330 series 120GB SSD
- 2 x 300m BitFenix Alchemy LED strips (to be installed by the client)
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