Description

Here is another build in the legendary HP Blackbird chassis! We completely gutted and replaced every component on this one. The parts chosen are for a high-end 4K video editing and gaming rig. We were able to fit all of these modern components in without any modifications, despite a close call with the new AIO.

Check out our full build guide for more info on the parts used: https://www.performance-computer.com/builds/hp-blackbird-002-rgb-rebirth/

If you have any questions about the build or case, just let us know in the comments and we will respond quickly.

Here are the product reviews.

EVGA CLC 240: https://www.performance-computer.com/reviews/evga-clc-240/

EVGA Z370 Classified K: https://www.performance-computer.com/reviews/evga-z370-classified-k/

EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Black Edition: https://www.performance-computer.com/reviews/evga-gtx-1080-ti-black-edition/

Gigabyte Aorus RGB: https://www.performance-computer.com/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-rgb-ram/

Western Digital Black NVMe: https://www.performance-computer.com/reviews/wd-black-nvme-ssd/

Western Digital WD Blue 2TB: https://www.performance-computer.com/reviews/wd-blue-ssd/

In Win Polaris RGB: https://www.performance-computer.com/reviews/in-win-polaris-rgb/

SeaSonic PRIME SNOWSILENT 650W: https://www.performance-computer.com/reviews/seasonic-prime-snow-silent-650w/

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Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, you actually made this PC powerful! lol. I used to work in a call center that had HP tech support in it all those years ago and I remember having to support those blackbird PCs. They ran some unique design of GPU that was specific to that PC and you could not buy one of them with any drives better than 2.5" 5400rpm laptop drives. Not to mention they weigh a TON.

Also reminds me of that old seagate HDD firmware bug I had to deal with back then. Basically if you used your drive for media it could brick the firmware to where it causes the PC to freeze at post. Disconnect the sata cable and the PC posts fine. Was a real big issue in all the touchsmarts. That was about 2007/2008 for that issue.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! They do weigh a TON!

Wow, that must have been an annoying bug. We want M.2 PCIe to replace SATA ASAP! It's so much better.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah - less cables to mess with.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes this reason alone is worth it!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

i know - cable management is a pain

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice quality build, glad to see someone else who also uses unique OEM case for modern high perfomance computer. I have an Asrock M8 build on the way with a Ryzen 7 1700 and a GTX 1070 on the way.

I would like to know your point of view on the In Win Polaris fans, if you have the time. In regards of the sound they produce at low and high speed if possible, also the light color reproduction and control.

+1 from me.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

They are silent at low speeds and are audible at high speeds but not very loud at all. The max speed is 1,280 RPM. The EVGA pump is also very quiet. The new setup is silent 90% of the time compared to the old one. Only video encoding turns the fans up.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Besides the fact that this is a crazy build, what camera did you use to snap these photos?

Has to be a dslr, right?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

You are correct! Nikon D750!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

drooling

Thanks!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It is amazing!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Used to dabble with photography. Want to get back in to it. Maybe I should've used the money on a new camera rig instead of my pc. Lol!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Just looked at your RTX 2080 PC. It was worth it!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn! This is a sleeper bound to shock everyone. Great job dude!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much! That's our goal!