Redshift's Last Build

by Mentour Bus Posted on: 1/6/2022

Build Description

This will be the last update in the Corsair SPEC-02 Redshift Edition. It was fun building in it, with all it's unique ways of routing cables. I'll especially miss the 5.25" drive bays, but it's something that has to be done. Eventually this build, along with the streaming equipment, will become my sister's, while the parts from the pre-built with other components will belong to myself. I'm excited for when this moment arrives, but I'll miss the looks and functionality of this discontinued case. As for future plans, the computer will most likely remain intact besides the case. Although the Corsair SPEC-02 is a great case, which offers a feature that most cases eliminated, those few inches are a bit too long for the desk. For that particular reason, I'm hoping to replace my current case with the Corsair Carbide 220T. I'm also looking forward to a secondary build, which will focus on content creation. ASUS's ProArt line has been something that I've been interested in ever since it's creation. When the B550 version was in stock at my Fairfax Micro Center, I eagerly looked over the box, seeing all of the unique features that it offered. With the newest X570 version, it has everything that I would ever need, without having to worry about bandwidth limitations. I've been looking for a place to make this purchase in-person and not many places carry this particular board. As this board is a prosumer motherboard, I can understand why not many places have the X570 ProArt in-stock and I'm in no rush to make this transaction; I'll slowly gather up parts, just like I did for Redshift. Transitioning to Ryzen was the main goal for Redshift and I'm glad that I was able to do it. Now I have a new goal to create a prosumer-based computer for content creation.

Favorite Feature

5.25" drive bays

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Wraith Prism Cooler Included
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Wraith Prism Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $219.99
MSI B550-A Pro AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
MSI B550-A Pro AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $119.99
 EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Black
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Black
Qty: 1 $280.00
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 C16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK16GX4M2E3200 - Black
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 C16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK16GX4M2E3200 - Black
Qty: 1 $59.99
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 Redshift Special Edition ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 Redshift Special Edition ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $69.99
Corsair RM750x 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply 2018
Corsair RM750x 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply 2018
Qty: 1 $119.99
AMD WRAITH PRISM RGB CPU Cooler
AMD WRAITH PRISM RGB CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $39.99
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $46.99
Main hard disk drive for this system.
ASUS 24x Internal DVD±RW SATA Writer
ASUS 24x Internal DVD±RW SATA Writer
Qty: 1 $24.99
Used for reading driver CD's.
Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe Interface  PCIe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V7E500BW)
Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V7E500BW)
Qty: 1 $59.99
The solid state drive that I use for the Windows Education Edition operating system.
iFixit Anti-Static Wrist Strap
iFixit Anti-Static Wrist Strap
Qty: 1 $3.99
Protection against static electricity.
Ziotek Dual USB Port Connector 2-Wire
Ziotek Dual USB Port Connector 2-Wire
Qty: 1 $3.99
Used for connecting the mouse and keyboard to the motherboard.
 Elgato Game Capture HD60 PRO PCI-Express Card (Refurbished)
Elgato Game Capture HD60 PRO PCI-Express Card (Refurbished)
Qty: 1 $99.99
Used to be used for displaying content from the Nintendo Switch.
Creative Labs Gigaworks Series II T40 2 Channel Stereo Computer Speakers - Black
Creative Labs Gigaworks Series II T40 2 Channel Stereo Computer Speakers - Black
Qty: 1 $119.99
Output device for this current system.
Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 RapidFire Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Speed
Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 RapidFire Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Speed
Qty: 1 $99.99
Input device for this current system.
Razer Kraken X Wired Gaming Headset
Razer Kraken X Wired Gaming Headset
Qty: 1 $49.99
Output device for this current system.
Corsair Lighting Node PRO RGB LED Controller Kit
Corsair Lighting Node PRO RGB LED Controller Kit
Qty: 1 $34.99
Lighting that is compatible with other iCUE enabled devices.
Corsair M65 RGB Elite Wired Optical Gaming Mouse - Black
Corsair M65 RGB Elite Wired Optical Gaming Mouse - Black
Qty: 1 $49.60
Input device for this current system.
 Noctua NT-H1 3.5g, Pro-Grade Thermal Compound Paste (3.5g)
Noctua NT-H1 3.5g, Pro-Grade Thermal Compound Paste (3.5g)
Qty: 1 $7.90
Replaced the thermal interface on the CPU cooler.
Micro Connectors PWM Sleeved Fan Extension Cable 30cm (11.81 inches) - Black
Micro Connectors PWM Sleeved Fan Extension Cable 30cm (11.81 inches) - Black
Qty: 1 $1.79
Used for connecting the fan next to the power supply to the motherboard.
Bytecc Right Angle 7-pin SATA Female Connector to 7-pin SATA Female Connector SATA II Data Cable 18 in. - Red w/ Latch
Bytecc Right Angle 7-pin SATA Female Connector to 7-pin SATA Female Connector SATA II Data Cable 18 in. - Red w/ Latch
Qty: 1 $4.99
Used for connecting the 2.5" solid state drive to the motherboard.
Micro Connectors SATA Data Combo Cable with LP4 Adapter
Micro Connectors SATA Data Combo Cable with LP4 Adapter
Qty: 2 $9.99
Made it easier for the drives to be taken in and out.
Cooler Master SickleFlow Rifle Bearing 120mm Case Fan
Cooler Master SickleFlow Rifle Bearing 120mm Case Fan
Qty: 2 $15.99
Replaced one of the stock fans with this one and filled the mount next to the power supply.
Elgato Stream Deck
Elgato Stream Deck
Qty: 1 $99.99
Mostly used with HWiNFO64 to check the status of the computer.
 Ultra 3D 256GB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5&quote; Internal Solid State Drive
Ultra 3D 256GB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"e; Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $52.99
The solid state drive that I use for the Windows Pro operating system.
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - 1pk DSP OEM DVD
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - 1pk DSP OEM DVD
Qty: 1 $149.99
The original operating system that came with the HP Envy pre-built.