ShadowModz PC Build

Hello everyone. I just wanted to share my PC components and how I built my PC back in December 2016. Please bookmark this page in your browser if you would like to build this PC yourself!

The case (Cooler Master HAF 912)


pc case

The first part that I want to share with you is the case I use for my PC. I use the Cooler Master HAF 912. 

This case is great because it allows easy cable management. Zip ties, screws, 2.5, & 3.5 disk drive holders are included with the case. The case provides enough room for cooling and I can keep my PC on for weeks. Here are all the features listed:

  • Water Cooling outlets
  • CPU Retaining hole
  • Front I/O for easy access
  • Supports two 120mm radiator fans
  • Top platform for personal belongings
  • Built in aggressive design
  • Compact interior able to accommodates 12 devices
  • Superior cooling performance support up to six 120 mm fans
  • Removable 3.5″ HDD cage provides enthusiasts more convenient installation
  • Customized Neat Cable Management

Here are the links to buy this case:

Amazon – http://amzn.to/2iRH6eR

SPECS

Model

Brand
COOLER MASTER
Series
HAF series
Model
HAF 912 (RC-912-KKN1-GP)

Details

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel Case Body / Plastic and Mesh Front Bezel
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
Side Panel Window
No
Removable Filter
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25″ Drive Bays
4 Exposed (one could be converted to 3.5″ bay)
External 3.5″ Drive Bays
1 Exposed (converted from 5.25″ bay)
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays
6 Hidden
Internal 2.5″ Drive Bays
4 Hidden (two converted from 3.5″ bay)
Expansion Slots
8 (7+1)

Front Panel Ports

Front Ports
1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x USB 2.0 / 1 x Audio / 1 x Mic

Cooling System

120mm Fans
Front: 2 x 120mm fan, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA (one is optional sold separately, can be swapped for one 200mm fan)
Top: 2 x 120mm fan or 1 x 200mm fan (optional, sold separately)
Rear: 1 x 120mm fan, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA (included)
Side: 1 x 120 / 140mm fan (optional, sold separately)

Dimensions & Weight

Max GPU Length Allowance
270 mm
Max CPU Cooler Height Allowance
175 mm
Dimensions (H x W x D)
18.90″ x 9.10″ x 19.50″
Weight
17.80 lbs.

Additional Info

Features

Front I/O for easy access

Top platform for personal belongings

CPU Retaining hole

Water Cooling outlets

Supports two 120mm radiator fans

Backup screw holder

Power Supply Suport ATX PS2 / EPS 12V

7+1 slots for increased expandability

Two 3.5″ or 2.5″ / 1.8″ HDD / SSDs

Supports high-end graphics cards like ATI HD 5970 and nVidia GeForce GTX

Removable dust filters on the bottom and front cover

Motherboard (MSI 760GMA‑P34 (FX)

MSI 760GMA‑P34 (FX)

I use the 760GMA-P34 motherboard from MSI. This is a great motherboard and you are able to slowly upgrade your components over time. In this build, I am just creating a simple PC. Components can be expensive for a PC so I created a PC I can easily upgrade over time. 

Links:

Amazon – http://amzn.to/2hSfO7a

Here are the specs for this motherboard: 

SPECS

Model

Brand
MSI
Model
760GM-P34 (FX)

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM3+
CPU Type
FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
FSB
2600 MHz

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 760G + SB710

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
2×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*(OC)
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16
PCI Express x1
1 x PCI Express x1
PCI Slots
1 x PCI Slot

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
6 x SATA 3Gb/s
SATA RAID
0/1/10/JBOD

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
ATI Radeon 3000

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x ATX 24-pin power connector
1 x ATX 4-pin 12V CPU power connector
CPU x 1 / System x 1 FAN connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x Front panel connector
1 x Chassis intrusion switch connector
1 x Serial port connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper 
1 x Parallel port connector
1 x TPM module connector

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions (W x L)
9.6″ x 8.99″
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features

OC Genie: Easy Overclocking Technology

Unlock CPU Core: Unlock hidden CPU core and potential

Lossless 24bit/192kHz HD Audio

CPU (AMD 6300 6-core Processor Black Edition)

I am very surprised by this CPU. It is cheap for a basic build and is very fast. I don’t even overlock it and my windows applications load pretty fast and they don’t ever freeze or anything. I can do video editing and play small games such as Left 4 Dead 2 with this CPU on original quality settings. If you buy an aftermarket CPU cooler, you can overclock this CPU. 

Buy this CPU: 

CPU w/Stock Fan – http://amzn.to/2jYMMav

CPU w/Cooler Master Hyper 212 after market CPU Cooler – http://amzn.to/2zowpXy

SPECS

Model

Brand
AMD
Series
FX-6000 Series
Name
FX-6300
Model
FD6300WMHKBOX

Details

CPU Socket Type
Socket AM3+
Core Name
Vishera
# of Cores
6-Core
# of Threads
6
Operating Frequency
3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
4.1 GHz
L2 Cache
3 x 2MB
L3 Cache
8MB
Manufacturing Tech
32nm
64-Bit Support
Yes
Memory Types
DDR3-1866
Memory Channel
2
Virtualization Technology Support
Yes
Thermal Design Power
95W
Cooling Device
Heatsink and fan included

RAM (G.SKILL 4GB RAM)

I bought the G.SKILL 4GB RAM and my PC runs pretty fast with this amount. I could easily upgrade if I wanted to but this is good for now as I don’t play video games on my PC. I just use it for video editing and web surfing. 

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 – http://amzn.to/2hR3gwX

SPECS

Model

Brand
G.SKILL
Series
Ripjaws X Series
Model
F3-12800CL9S-4GBXL

Details

Capacity
4GB
Type
240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Speed
DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
CAS Latency
9
Timing
9-9-9-24
Voltage
1.5V
ECC
No
Buffered/Registered
Unbuffered
Color
N/A
Heat Spreader
Yes
Features

Compatible with Intel LGA1150/LGA1155/LGA1156 and AMD APU/AM3+ platforms

Intel XMP support for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Generation Intel Core Processors

To reach rated memory speed, enabling Intel XMP profile or manual BIOS tuning is required

Power Supply (APEVIA ATX-BT650W CROSSFIRE)

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17-148-057-02
17-148-057-03
17-148-057-04
17-148-057-05
17-148-057-06

I use the APEVIA 650 Watt power supply. This power supply is very good and affordable because you will be able to upgrade your PC components over time that require a lot of power such as a high end CPU or Video Card. I do not use a video card but I have this power supply installed so I am safe and don’t have to spend money on a new power supply unit just to upgrade other components. 

Apevia ATX 650 WATT Power Supply – http://amzn.to/2hUo0UI

SPECS

Model

Brand
APEVIA
Model
ATX-BT650W

Details

Type
ATX12V
Maximum Power
650W
Fans
Forced air ventilation by 1 x 120mm blue LED fan
Main Connector
1 x 20/24pin Main Power
+12V Rails
Single
PCI-Express Connector
2 x 6+2-Pin
SATA Power Connector
4
SLI
Yes
Haswell Support
Yes
CrossFire
Yes
Hold-up Time
17ms at Full Load normal Line Input Voltage
Input Voltage
115V – 230V
Input Frequency Range
50/60 Hz
Input Current
8A @ 115V, 4A @ 230V
Output
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Dimensions
3.40″ x 5.90″ x 6.20″
Weight
3.50 lbs.

Features

Connectors
1 x 20/24pin Main Power 
1 x 4/8 pin + 12V and EPS 
4 x SATA 
4 x Peripheral 
1 x Floppy
2 x 6+2pin PCI Express
Features

Stable and Reliable

Cosmic Black Casing

Supports Single 12V Output for Higher Power Usage

Supports ATX 12V 2.3 version

Supports Dual/Quad Core CPUs

Supports SLI/Crossfire/Haswell

Automatic Thermally Controlled 120mm Blue LED Fan

Low Noise

All Cables are Sleeved

Built in 1 x 120mm Silent Automatically Thermal Fan Speed Controlled Blue LED Fan.

Heavy Duty Protections Including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection) and SCP (Short Circuit Protection)

Double Forward Converter Design

Material: Metal

Color: Black

Switches: Additional Power Switch 115/230 Volt Selector Switch

Operating Temperature: The Power Supply Should be Operated in an Ambient Temperature of 0 – 40 degree centigrade

Switching Frequency: 50KHz at Normal Line Input.

Stability: +/- 5% for 24KHR after Warm Up.

General Memory

A 1TB hard drive is recommended for storage space for videos, music, pictures, & programs. Western Digital is a great brand to get your hard drives from. They make high quality products that will last you a long time. 

1TB HDD –  http://amzn.to/2Bp03gU

Memory for Operating System

An SSD is very recommended for the drive your operating system will be installed on. I don’t use an SSD personally because it is still fast but is still recommended. SSDs are expensive but worth it and if your budget is limited, than you can still use a regular 3.5 inch hard drive like the one above or a smaller size for your operating system. 

SSD – http://amzn.to/2A7sVfb

Operating System

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Windows_10_(version_1709)

Windows 7 is a great operating system that many people are very familiar with. I use windows 7 Ultimate and have linux running along side of it. You can run as many OS as you would like so basically you have several options. Windows 7 and Windows 10 can be run alongside each other if one can’t make a OS decision. 

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