So here we go...
Good day modder’s, PC artists, overclockers and fellow PC enthusiasts.
I would like introduce to you my build… a day dream come true.
I call it, the Core V1 Mini k|ngp|n Edition.
There isn’t that much back story to this build. It goes like this. I haven’t built myself a PC since 2010. It was bonus time at my company and I was like, what the hell… let’s do it. I muddled around trying to be frugal, but decided to invest into this build a bit. The processor choice bounced around from AMD FX to a core i5. I never really built an Intel machine just because of the cost. This time around, I just went HAM as I’ll future proof this build quite a bit. I wasn’t really looking to water cool it nor was I really expecting the modding bug to bite me so hard in the ass… but it did. And did it put me on a mission. I’ll let the following parts like explain the outcome… LOL Enjoy the build, though I wish I had taken more pics and videos because this case has been modified extensively to make everything work… better than I expected might I add. Along with all of the other one-offs I put into this… So in the end this bug, you know that left me in a state of needing to build build build, also led to me creating a brand that I call… killRMODZ.
One thing that I would like to note about my build ethic is that I’m very fond of small form factor builds. Why might you ask? Well because one, it’s a challenge. Two, I don’t like my system to occupy a lot of space… though to each their own. Three… did I mention they are a challenge? LOL My build ethic also includes taking something factory and modify it into something aesthetically pleasing but not to a point where someone cannot reproduce it themselves or for me to create a custom one-off for them. I do have a brand so I apologize if it seems like a sales pitch as that is not my intention. Though I do think there are some mods here that fellow enthusiasts wouldn’t mind getting their hands on. But let us see what the future holds for me.
Lastly, I know there are blemishes. You may not see them but I know where they are. I wish I had a CNC Machine and other precision equipment. Also, this is my first time sleeving cable and water cooling. I learn very quickly and thank youtuber’s for their instructional(s)!!! So be gentle with my humble build.
A very special thanks to Orlando Laser Engraving (Joseph Visser) for my killRMODZ placards.
A very special thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the use of his beat “Ice Flow” for my promo video.
And I have to especially give thanks to the merchants and vendors from which I was able to obtain my parts for outstanding prices. Access to the vendor’s stores will be under the designated parts…
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini
MB: Gigabyte-Z170N Gaming 5
CPU: Intel i7 6700K
MEM: G.Skill TRIDENTZ DDR4-3200 PC4-25600
GPU: EVGA 980 Ti k|ngp|n… yep, that’s right because I can!! LOL
PSU: EVGA GQ 750 80+ Gold
CPUWB: XSPC PRO Red
SSD: PNY 240GB 2.5 CS2211
PUMP: Swiftech MCP35X
RAD: AlphaCool NexXxos UT60 140mm
RES: Phobya Balancer 150 Black Nickel
Turbine Flow Meter by Nhowe
FAN: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM x 1 (PUSH)
FAN: RAIJNTEK Aeolus PWM 140mm 13mm slim type x 1 (PULL)
FANS (will be replaced): CoolerMaster 80mm slim fan PWM x 2 (EXHAUST)
FANS (new): Bgears 80 mm 2 Ball Bearing High Speed High Performance Fan
Fittings: XSPC Black Chrome
Tubing: XSPC PETG 14/10mm
Alphacool 2-way Ball Valve G1/4 - Black Nickel
Tube Cutting Kit
Coolant: Distilled H2O
Thermal Grizzley Kryonaut