Chandra by David M. aka u/lowngcawt

Jul 10, 2016 | 2-Min. Read

Atila Gobor

Today we are featuring an amazing build inspired by NASA’s X-ray observatory. Chandra has been NASA’s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy since 1999 – at the same time Edvard K. bought his first computer, and the vision behind EK started. Logically EK was David’s go-to choice for achieving the performance and aesthetics, he so well desired in his new build.

Chandra Side Full


ASRock X79 EXTREME4-M Micro ATX LGA2011 Motherboard

MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)

Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor

Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive

G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory

Corsair 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Parvum Systems S2.0 WH/BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case

PCpartpicker List





EK parts used in this build

EK Supremacy EVO – Nickel/Plexi

EK-FC Original CSQ – Nickel/Plexi

2x EK-RAM Monarch X2 + Monarch Modules CSQ – Nickel/Plexi

EK-XRES 140 D5 PWM (incl. pump)

EK-FC Bridge DUAL Parallel CSQ Plexi

14 x EK-HDC Fitting 12mm G1/4 – Elox Black

“The part I’m most proud of must be the tubes from CPU to RAM blocks. Getting the symmetry right was challenging. I think that the photos speak for themselves, the purple pastel coolant looks amazing in the frosted CSQ Blocks and the cables ties the entire build together! Photo credit goes to my good friend August Lindgren!”


This new version of Chandra's image of the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant has been specially processed to show with better clarity the appearance of Cas A in different bands of X-rays. This will aid astronomers in their efforts to reconstruct details of the supernova process such as the size of the star, its chemical makeup, and the explosion mechanism. The color scheme used in this image is the following: low-energy X-rays are red, medium-energy ones are green, and the highest-energy X-rays detected by Chandra are colored blue.