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RGB Modern Retro Tetris Build

by GETCARTER

Description

My RGB Modern Retro Tetris Build is complete, below is a list of hardware/components.

Components:

-Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p Ultrawide Curved Monitor

-Razer Firefly RGB Mouse Pad

-Ducky Shine 3 Keyboard

-Nzxt h440 windowless case (custom windows made)-

-Asus maximus vii hero z97 mobo

-Intel i7-4790k

-Corsair dominator platinum 4x4gb 1866 (custom yellow light bars made)

-Swiftech h220x2 with mayhems sunset yellow pastel

-Msi lightning gtx 980 TI gpu

-Enermax max revo 1350w 90+ Gold psu

-Samsung 840 evo 250gb ssd-Samsung 850 evo 250gb ssd

-Dazmode cable extensions

-Nzxt hue +

-5 Noctua IPPC NF-12 120mm Fans-1 Noctua IPPC NF-A14 140mm Fan

-Noctua chromax antivibration yellow corners for all fans.

-Tetris RGB blocks for final added touch!

The NZXT H440 Black windowless case was ordered for my son, I was doing a build for him. (I was content with my current pc build) but once this case arrived I really really liked it, at that moment I decided to keep the case for myself and build my sons case in my full size.

I needed to make windows for the case, I like being able to see the guts inside the pc :)

I attached a bunch of pictures to try and show the procedures I took.

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SpiffyJUNIOR 7 points 27 months ago

I swore i had pants on a second ago...

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Lol! I am really happy people are liking it. Was worried the rgb would get a lot of hate.

cmn65 3 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

cables look on point, I love the yellow, and overall looks pretty sick!

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you, I do not see many yellow themes which is part of the reason I went this direction.

CJHDelta 1 Build 3 points 27 months ago

for sure one of the best mods I've ever seen on a case. You sir, did an amazing job. +1

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

:) I appreciate it!

L0PES101 2 points 27 months ago

Would you be willing to make a tutorial on making the custom windows? Fantastic build.

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

I can probably make one if I find some spare time, I will be heading back to school/work from parental leave and will be quiet busy but will try to find some time to do so :)

xolot1 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Yeah, what type of rubber(?) did you use to attach the window to the case @GetCarter? Where did you purchase it from?

L0PES101 1 point 27 months ago

that would be cool. let me know if you do!

Benji420 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Nice build. Why a 1350w psu though? +1

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Thank you!

Kind of a long story lol, I originally had a ocz 850w psu that died than ocz replaced it with a 1000w psu that doa once it arrived to my door. I no longer wanted to go with the ocz brand.

I had a few parts laying around and someone offered a trade of a brand new enermax 1350 psu. It was perfect timing as I needed a psu, so I went with it. :)

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Very nice! Love the mods - +1!

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Thank you very much :)

Lyrix 1 point 27 months ago

nice build in the crystal 570x.. wait what? 1+!

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you! The 570X is quiet a beautiful case which came out after I did all this.

I thought for a few seconds.. damn I wish I bought this, than put that behind me.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

honestly this looks better than the 570x imo. The glass panels kinda popping off on that case really irks me off, but this looks very sleek and well done. Amazing mod, made me love the h440 that much more :D

Lyrix 0 points 27 months ago

well it was just a joke i like this more. but nice build.

crookz_n_castlez 6 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Wow. You did more than an amazing job! I absolutely love that you modded your case to make it very unique. +1 ez.

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I truly appreciate the feedback :)

I wanted it to stand out from the others and end result something for me to be proud of.

ziggurat666 7 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Mother Russia is proud. :) beautiful build man

Russkie69 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Aren't you one of the winners from the MSI contest?

ziggurat666 7 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Yes... yes I am. I didn't think I would ACTUALLY call out Russia with that comment tho :P

Russkie69 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Maybe just an ironic coincidence that I stumbled upon your comment or maybe it was fate? I did notice your comment right away because I'm Russian but I slowed down and looked at your builds. I respect the mods you did to the prebuilt case. I always check for new featured build first thing when I open my browser. After looking over this amazing featured build I then was curious to see if they announced the winners for the MSI contest and noticed your name since it stuck with me after looking over your builds, so I had to come back and comment congrats comrade you deserve it!

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you :)

I planned on putting more info in the description but got tied up and had to submit what I had so far. I was shocked to see it approved and all the positive feedback from everyone.

super happy to see others like it as much as I do!

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Very cool. I started whistling the Tetris music as I looked over the build.

Thumbs up.

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Lol. Thank you. I know there are a few tetris fans out there :p

AnyOtherWay 1 point 27 months ago

It does look beautiful and impressively Tetris looking, but... Is it even strong enough to play Tetris? I'm not sure...

+1

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I do not believe it can play tetris but as long as it looks cool is the main thing lol!

Thank you so much.

victormach 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Awesome build! Super clean and I love the colors you chose. Awesome use of the best fans in the biz -- Noctua :)

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

The noctuas are by far my favorite!

Appreciate the reply :D

crookz_n_castlez 6 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Congrats on the feature! Well deserved.

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you very much.

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

The MSI 980ti Lightning , one of my favourite GPUs even though its color was usually at odd with any other parts.

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I love the lightning and felt the yellow and black theme was perfect for it :) just need to get my hands on a second one somewhere lol.

Emerson_006 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

What did you use the for custom windows?

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Optix clear acrylic sheets from homedepot

Emerson_006 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Thx will look into putting some of those into my case.

Renfist 1 point 27 months ago

Very nice build. Love the tetris theme!

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you!

Russkie69 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Did you happen to make this build for Wiz Khalifa or Gucci Mane?

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Lol if I had to pick one out of the two I would say for Gucci

Russkie69 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Really love all the modding that you've done. It must of been quite a time consuming project. I think the MSI Lighting has to be one of the the most sexiest gpu's ever. I even used it for the MSI build your dream PC contest, which we all know that lucky sob Jipster won.

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

It took quiet a long time, much longer than I anticipated. It could have been shortened down a lot but I just kept thinking and adding things to it as ideas going along. I wanted to be able to look at it and believe I did everything I could of to make it unique.

I also am a big fan of the lightning, it seems there are a few out there that are not but I think it's an awesome line for msi gpus.

Thanks again russkie

Russkie69 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Yea I know the feeling when you just want everything to be perfect and as soon as you that's it you think of something else to make it even better just nitpicking every little thing. I honestly think the plastic dust filter square outlines give it a more Tetris like look for the theme, but I also think it will have cleaner look if you removed them.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Woah congrats on the featured spotlight!

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you!

MasonOcker 1 point 27 months ago

Not bad for less than $3000. I don't have that kind of money, but I'm a fan!

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

I do not have that kind of money either lol. It was a long planned out build, started off with other components and did lots and lots of trading of parts vs buying brand new.

Z3DM4N 6 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

The modding is so well done, nice job.

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you. It took a lot of time to get it perfect.

someta 4 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Do you just do stunningly amazing stuff as a hobby? Like "Oh, I just dabble in amazing..."

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Lol, I wish all my work turned out this good haha.

This was the first time I have ever attacked this type of work, my main profession is a heavy duty mechanic. Completely different side of the field lol.

someta 4 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

You can think of yourself as a computer mechanic too now! It's a very impressive build.

I failed miserably trying to make my workstation nice and color coordinated. I eventually gave up and stuffed it in a windowless Define R5 case, lol...

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Lol I was hoping it would go smooth as butter the whole way, I ran into a few issues but it just took longer to deal with. Half way through I thought to myself Why didnt I just buy a windowed case and call it a day but I kept telling myself it would be worth it in the end.

someta 4 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

but I kept telling myself it would be worth it in the end.

It was, it was. Think of the fame you have now!

xxapollo0902xx 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

what are those tetris blocks called? I saw it on Dennis's office setup and i liked it a lot

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Hey, Tetris stackable led lamp

xxapollo0902xx 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

thanks

paskowitz 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I saw your build log on this build a while ago and still absolutely love it to this day. Terrific use of color, modding, and vision.

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Hey, thank you very much :) I still have little things to do to it but in due time.

Thanks again

bzand 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I got that same tetris light for christmas!

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Lol! It's a nice conversation piece

bzand 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I agree. Does yours tend to flake out due to movement and not the best connections?

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Yup that is exactly the same as mine, has to be in the perfect spot to stay working.

acdollaz 1 point 27 months ago

WOW, incredible build! +10000000000

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

:) love seeing others enjoy it

Thank you

xX_PC_Noob_Xx 1 point 27 months ago

But the question is!! Can it run Tetris?!?!?!

Answer: Probably yes.

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I can only run Tetris on low quality settings with msaa off lol

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I just want to thank everyone for their amazing feedback!

I received a message from someone locally congratulating me for making the featured pc build on pcpartpicker. I thought naww.. He must of mixed up which pc he saw.

So I jumped on to see and to my surprise there it was.

I was very happy with the outcome of my pc and still have some plans on little editions to it down the road, after seeing that others were happy with my build it gives me more confidence to do another.

Thanks again!

Carter

Yahtadi 1 point 27 months ago

I had this kind of Mod H440 Case, exactly in my mind! Fantastic

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Glad I could help :)

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

even if it wasn't tetris themed, that case modding is just beautiful. Kudos to your diligence, +1

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

:) I appreciate it.

ByyChase 1 point 27 months ago

Already saw this on reddit :( Edit: +1 for Reddit though

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Lol

Next one I will post here first (:

Nicko_barbeque 1 point 27 months ago

Nice build i love it... +1

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks a bunch :)

Insertnamehere... 1 point 27 months ago

10/10 would +1 again. Fantastic theme, great mods, and overall a great build!

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you! I appreciate the positive feedback :)

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Does that GPU need 8+8+6 cables?

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

It sure does :)

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

woah 0_0

PCPerson2016 1 point 27 months ago

Damn. +1

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks (:

Crimsonblade911 1 point 27 months ago

Hows the AIO cooler? I read a lot of mixed reviews, and the bad ones almost always broke/leaked. That worries me a lot in a system i plan to pay $3000 for

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I love it, works perfect! My temps are great.

I had the previous model and never had any leaking problems either. I have not come across any reviews about them leaking.

It is always something to worry about with any aio:s

Crimsonblade911 1 point 27 months ago

Do they provide the clear tubing as well? I see the same cooler in other places with black tubing.

Also how do you think it fairs up (or will fair up in a kaby lake setup) versus the NZXT Kraken X62 in terms of keeping things cool?

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

They come standard with clear tubing, mine is clear tubing.

I can not see it being an issue at all, I'm not really too sure of the temps of kaby but it keeps my i7-4790k very cool.

My i7 is at 4.6ghz and my idle temp is around 23 degrees Celsius and running aida64 for a couple hours it stays below 60.

Crimsonblade911 1 point 27 months ago

Wow, thats really good. Thanks for the information!

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

No problem at all.

DonOmar 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Impressive build mate :D!

Short question, what display mount are you using for the x34?

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you.

The mount is a North Bayou Universal Full Motion Articulating Gas Spring Wall Monitor TV Mount, from 40 - 50" and holds between 17lbs to 35lbs.

The x34 mounted perfectly on it, folds in snug to the wall.

I got it from amazon.ca for $27 at the time but the price has gone up a bit.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0187D7DEW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

DeReaper44 1 point 24 months ago

hi!! I really love this build of yours. May i know what liquid did u use for ur liquid cooling??

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Hey, Thank you.

The coolant I used is made by Mayhem. It is mayhem pastel sunset yellow.

I purchased it from www.dazmode.com

DeReaper44 1 point 24 months ago

hey!!! ur build is amazing man. May i know what rgb you're using and where did u get those amazing yellow lightbar ram? Really appreciate if u can answer my question. thx ^

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thank you!

The rgb is the HUE+ kit that I purchased from newegg

The light bars for the dominators I had to make, I had the lightbar upgrade kit for the ram but they only come with red and blue inserts. I decided to take the clear that comes stock with the ram and used yellow nail polish to paint the clear insert. Now they light up yellow :)

ZaBlock 0 points 27 months ago

Am i the only person who wants a H440 elite?

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philip staff 10 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Comments like this are not appropriate for this site.

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GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you, it was the theme I had in mind for a long time.

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Penguintheman 1 Build 4 points 27 months ago

Or middle click

Faizan 2 points 27 months ago

You just made my life so much easier from this day forward

Penguintheman 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Haha lol thanks :)

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jedi5200 3 points 27 months ago

I was scrolling frantically, thinking "where is jipster, oh no, something bad happened, no comment, oh my gosh what happened", then I found this, but why u no first comment???

jedi5200 1 point 27 months ago

ok, now u are first

GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Have to love Tetris :)

Thank you!

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GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you.

I plan on changing the front filter so that it is not so tacky looking, maybe by removing the cross bars and a different filter.

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GETCARTER submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I already owned the cpu and gpu in my other plain Jane tower build before I decided to customize the h440 case.

I bought the h440 windowless for my son and liked it too much, so kept the tower and switched my components over and customized little things for the components. Such as all the cables, connectors and everything to make it black and yellow.

Than made all the windows, lighting, covers, colored light bars, all case less to yewllow etc to make it my unique pc.

Potentially I may do another with newly released gear but currently this does me well :)