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Haswell is here
by fcruz2489
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I am not going to go into much detail because i know that people are going to call the CPU, GPU and Memory overkill no matter what explanation i provide but this is my ultimate dream computer. The only thing that i regret is that i purchased the titan a week before the 780 was released, dont feel too bad about it considering i got a "good" deal on the titan.

I have always wanted to build a rig to rival all of the super high-end boutique builds that i see online and i finally made it come true. Everything is cool at idle and load - best part is you can barely hear the computer running.

Only needed a 256GB SSD because all of my storage is handled by my Synology NAS

That is all - Just wanted to share the pics since i spent almost 3 hours cabling everything as perfect as i could.

Thank you all for looking

Details
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle28.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load68.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Superclocked Signature Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate928MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle40.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Mattyice47 [1 Build] 6 points 13 months ago

Very Nice Build. You Really like "Noctua"

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 3 points 13 months ago

Thank you very much! Their coolers and fans are absolutely amazing. They are a bit on the pricey side but the performance to noise ratio is the best i have ever seen.

 
 
Mattyice47 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Hows the Haswell Doing?

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Doing great! i had a 3770 (non-k) in my old system that i sold so its not much of a difference in terms of performance(although i can now overclock as i please with the k series that i didnt have before). once thing i have noticed is that it runs about 3-5 degrees hotter than my 3770 but that could be due to this case not having such a large and open intake fan as my old silverstone tj08-e

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

coolers in both scenarios were identical BTW

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Haswell runs a lot hotter than IB.. that`s normal

 
 
IamApropos [3 Builds] 3 points 13 months ago

Great looking build once again. I remember your last build and the cable management once again is first class!!! I like how you went with higher quality parts all around this build good work. Sure it is overkill but hey you didn't skimp on performance parts to get the overkill so in a way its a balanced overkill!

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 13 months ago

That means a lot coming from you. Thank you very much.

 
 
noob_for_life 1 point 13 months ago

so clean and beautiful!!!

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you very much!

 
 
edman545 [10 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Curious on the micro atx board too. Just wanted something a little more compact, or did you really like this board?

Really, a regular atx seems like overkill these days anyway unless you're planning on running multiple gpu's. Now that everything is built into the board, why do we need so many expansion slots.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

wanted something compact, i will never need to sli and (same as the monitor) i dont really have the space for a mid-sized atx tower. Also the reason i went with define mini instead or the define R4. thought i must say that this case is barely not an atx case. its dimensions are larger than i expected

 
 
Destrokk [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

I'm going to venture to ask that since you have no plans of going with high res multi-screen or 30"+ monitor, why the Titan other than it being your 'dream'? Single screen isn't what the Titan was built or optimized for. You'll be getting worse performance than a GTX690 a lot of the time. The only up side to the Titan is that it is a single GPU card.

You still picked up the Titan for $200 less than retail, so did you buy it from a buddy? If you bought it randomly used, I still would have gone 690 if I had no future plans of SLI.

It's a solid build, just trying to understand the motivation on your choice of GPU since both the 690 and Titan look the same. :P

 
 
sketch24 [6 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

He has a 1440p monitor. It's a good match to a top end CF/SLI setup or a titan. And at least with a titan, you don't have to worry about SLI issues. In the long-run, he will be able to game at 1440p without compromise for at least a couple years. He might have been able to wait for the 780 and save a lot but who knows when he got it.

 
 
Destrokk [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Ah fair enough. I haven't seen many 27" 1440 monitors. In that case, he only would have saved $50 going with a 780, but the memory on the Titan is insane.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

sketch24 hit the nail directly on the head with this one. reason i went titan is because i didnt want to deal with sli issues and some applications apparently dont even benefit from sli. i have heard this is true for some video editing applications. i also prefer the higher memory amount and bandwidth with less heat and noise (to my knowledge) when compared to a 690.

sad part is even though i got a "good" deal at $800 for the titan brand new on ebay, the 1440p monitor bring certain games below 60fps on max, like crysis and farcry. you would think for that much that you would be ok.

i know that crossfire 7970s or sli 680s would have given me better performance for around the same price but i didnt want the noise or the heat and i couldnt afford the space.

 
 
Destrokk [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

You really want to avoid SLI or CrossFire at all costs if you can. For reasons you already stated :)

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

agreed, as great as the scaling is i am willing to take a performance and price hit to not have to deal with those annoyances or headaches.

 
 
bbooiigg [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

This is absolutely marvelous. Oh sorry, I was talking about your cable management but the PC is too.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

haha thank you sir

 
 
RussianPenguins [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

This build is AWESOME. Planning my Haswell i7/GTX 770 build already lol.. LOVE how you matched all the Colors of the case... Mobo is awesome!

 
 
lolstab 1 point 13 months ago

Please tell me how the 770 performs in stuff like Metro Last Light and Battlefield, I'm also planning my first build to be Haswell/700

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

its a titan not a 770 and since i bought it new on ebay rather than another retailer i didnt get last light :( probably wont buy it either so i cant help you on this one pal - sorry. wish you great luck with your build! hope you get exactly what you want like i did.

 
 
lolstab 1 point 13 months ago

Was directing that towards RussianPenguins.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 13 months ago

Ah I missed that, my fault

 
 
lolstab 2 points 13 months ago

It's all good.

 
 
Nendo [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

So what do you use this for program wise? and resolution do you play at?

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

res is at 2560x1440. i will be using it for a ton of stuff, some gaming but mostly photoshop and video editing. i am working at an engineering firm so i also want to mess with autocad and revit. will eventually also have multiple VM environment to simulate a windows server 2012 environment for SCCM with a few clients.

essentially i went all out so that i could mess with any program that i wanted and never have to worry about hardware limitations.

 
 
Nendo [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

That's sweet man, people just tick me off when they go over the top for no reason. My friend for example has all his DIMMs full of Dominator Platinums for aesthetics haha. Also good to know someone else loves Noctua's, sick build mang. Did you ever ponder about going the X79 platform?

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

I did think about going x79 and my friend offered me a 3930k for $200!! But I probably would never utilize the extra cores and clock for clock the haswells are faster. Plus the technology costs just as much and it's basically a year and a half old. I was reading about x99 (I think) with ddr4 memory and haswell-E which is a socket 2011 or 2013, now that sounded ridiculous! Lol

 
 
Nendo [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

I hear Ivy Bridge-E is coming out in Q3 2013. It's all getting a bit intense hey. I'll probably stay with my board for quite some time. I just like having cards up to date.

 
 
Stigs 1 point 13 months ago

Sweet Build!

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

thank you very much!

 
 
popcorn123 1 point 13 months ago

Just a suggestion but i think you should have gotten a h100i for a 3000 dollar build and some black corsair vengeance memory and make yourself a sick looking black and green build. But otherwise that titan looks sick im getting one myself soon Nice Build!

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

i wouldve preferred a 100i but the problem is that the define mini only has one 120mm exhaust on the back and one on the top. nowhere does it have 2 of them side by side and i didnt want to do any work on the case. this would have left me with a h80i and i prefer the noctua setup to that one, only as a matter of preference not because of performance comparison.

 
 
on_droid [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

I love me some balanced overkill. The only part choice I can really question is the RAM. Why 32GB? Are you doing a lot of video editing/rendering or setting up a RAMDisk? You got a great price for each of the 16GB packs so I could understand going 16GB at that price but 32GB just seems useless if this is a gaming build. Just curious. Anyway, great build and even better cable management. Looks awesome.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

not going to be using a ramdisk but i would like to explore that possibility in the future. the main reason i did it was because of the price. i caught a newegg shell shocker plus i had a 15% off coupon. 16gb kits were running around $100 normally at the time so i said hey for another $45-$50 screw it, i will go all out.

thanks for your nice comment

 
 
Oliver [4 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Very nice job! If I could suggest one thing, have you tried to put the green optical drive cable on the rubber gromett above the one it's in right now? If it would reach I think that may look a little better.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

as i was looking through the pics i was thinking the same thing! i will most likely make that move. thanks!

 
 
jackrzucidlo [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Do you plan to overclock this system. That cooler should allow for some nice OC.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

yes i will mess around with it once i have everything configured and i have confirmed that all the hardware is stable at stock. havent had much of a chance to really push it yet

 
 
sozan 1 point 13 months ago

only problem i have with the build is the basic lack of storage 256Gb's of storage wont last long at all. get a western digital or seagate HDD for large storage

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

that is no problem sir! reason being my storage device is a 4-bay synology NAS in RAID 5 with 8TB of storage. i went with the 256gb instead of a 128 so i could keep more stuff locally but all other data is kept and backed up on the NAS. WD Red drives are awesome BTW!

 
 
sozan 1 point 13 months ago

oh ok good

 
 
NUclearD3 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Great Build!

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you!

 
 
peterzhu2118 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

How is the stock CPU cooler on the i7 4770k, cuz i'm getting it...

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

stock cooler would probably only be good as a temp solution. the processors seem to run hot and it was too noisy for my liking. if you dont plan on overclocking and you dont care about noise then "it will work" but i wouldnt recommend it, if you can afford a 4770k then you can afford at least a CM Hyper 212

 
 
peterzhu2118 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Ya, I just wanted to spend less on the CPU cooler and better on other stuff. Yeah, I'll probobly have a Tt Water 2.0 performer!

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

very nice choice! enjoy it

 
 
peterzhu2118 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Wait bro, GTX Titan!!!!!!!!....

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

lol yeah its a titan alright

 
 
peterzhu2118 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Poor me, have an Sabertooth z87 and 4770k and only an ASUS Geforce 660!!! Not even a TI!!!

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

What do you mean? That's a great build and you can always upgrade the gfx card!

 
 
Smily 1 point 13 months ago

Dude, the

CPU, GPU and Memory

is

overkill

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

i wish i had gone 780 but i got the titan a week before (the 780) came out. Bought on ebay so no returns and it was a "good" price. Memory was a steal at the price i paid for it and i will be getting much use out of it with video editing and VMs. cpu will get plenty of use and i love having the hyper-threading that the i5 doesnt. but other than that, YES, overkill :)

edited my comment to clarify my statement

 
 
Smily 1 point 13 months ago

I was joking, lol

I use my computer just for gaming, and i5 and 8GB is all you need.

That's why I went with an i7 and 16GB RAM

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Lol nice setup sir! I like the way you think!!

 
 
inggrish [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Great build, and amazing cable management sir. One question, how is the Dell monitor for gaming? Is it responsive enough without ghosting? Thanks.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you very much! The dell monitor is great - the resolution and color reproduction is the best I have personally seen on a 27" 1440p monitor. There is somewhat of an input lag because of the monitors semi-slow response time, I think it's about 11ms but it has never caused any problems for me personally and I don't play FPS competitively or anything like hat. Never seen any ghosting and screen tearing is almost non existent.

 
 
inggrish [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you. What sort of games do you play and how noticeable is the input lag on those games?

I am currently planning on getting a couple of these Dell monitors for my new rig next month for gaming/photo editing, if the input lag is barely noticeable then I will go ahead with them :) .

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 13 months ago

I play mostly sim city, grid2, bf3 and fc3. The lag hasn't been noticeable at all to me and the only reason I knew about it was from reading countless reviews before I bought my monitor. I love the dell but you may want to look into Asus and if you can afford it - nec or viewsonic

 
 
RustyBlade 1 point 13 months ago

Wow you are set for a verrry long time. Nice use of a darn good case, thanks for posting this.

I'm going for the R4 myself since I have plenty of space and then the Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler. Same cost, and hope it is just as quite. The Noctua site says it is compatible with the Asrock Z87 Extreme6. I'm going with the same ram as you but wonder if it will play nice when I overclock. I do intend to use the ram disk so will want another 16 beyond the 16 on the way here. Have to update the OS first though. Just most default profiles, just don't want to leave a heap of performance on the table. I read all the comments and glad to hear your Reds are doing you right as I just installed my first Red.

One question I have for you is did you compare the noise of the Fractal Design fans to the Noctua?

Bye the way I would be tempted to drill the rivets of unscrew the bottom HD cage and just crew one of the white rails to the bottom to open up some more airflow to the bottom of the MB. Actually you could likely bolt it down to the unused floor vent.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you very much!

This isnt the R4, this is the define mini which is the microATX version of the R$ so they are a tiny bit different. The NH-D14 fits in both cases, both the r4 and the mini according to my research so you will have no problem. only reason i didnt get the D14 was price and size - the cooler i have it slightly quieter and is only 3-5 degrees behind which is fine with me. I am not sure about the z87 extreme6 because i only looked at gigabyte and asus for my selection. they are highly rated board though and my last build had a asrock mobo which was solid in every aspect. i got the super lo-profile ram which is 1.35 volts as opposed to 1.5 volts - that paired with the fact that the chips are smaller probably will not be a good thing for overcloking the memory, i would stick to full sized DIMMs with good heat spreaders for major overclocking.

the fractal fans were definitely a tiny bit louder but they sure as hell looked better. they also seemed to offer a bit better airflow but they were running at higher rpms by default, not sure if they are pwm.

i wanted to remove the bottom cage since i will only have an ssd in my case and no hdd but i figured that since i will never go SLI and i already have good airflow then there is no need to do it personally. if you did this you could probably squeeze the ssd behind the mobo tray somewhere. i wish it was removable by default though.

one sexy case that came out just after i bought the define mini is the corsair 350D you should check that out, it is beautiful and they have an option with a side window - read some reviews and it offers better airflow with just about the same noise as the define mini.

sorry for the essay response but i just wanted to give you all the feedback i had to your comment. hope that i helped you out in some way. good luck with your build and enjoy!

 
 
RustyBlade 1 point 13 months ago

The Corsair does look good but I like the Fractal Design cases you and I have chosen as I think they will be quieter. I am all about quite computing. I too got a stick of the Corsair low profile RAM with my motherboard. I just added another stick at $65 to my cart for a total of 16GB. At that cost when I am ready to double the ram I think I will buy 32 performance and then eBay the current 16. My Samsung 830 128GB SSD is running a cache as well as Win 7 Home. And the EVGA 650 Ti Boost ($1200 total budget) I have chosen has 2 GB of DDR5 so I should get by quite well for a while. I see you went with EVGA, they have a good rep for warranty service.

Currently the 4770K is $350 and the 4770 is $310. I doubt I would ever hit a noticeable bottle neck with zero overclocking. But it would be foolish to not pop the extra $40 for the K just in case.

Thanks for answering about the relative noise of the fans. I was thinking of getting the Noctuas too. But I think I'll just add another 140 Fractal then for the slight noise reduction. I am not going to add a window either, other than blowing and vacuuming out any dust I won't be seeing the inside.

As for monitor, you have nice unit there. I see it is on sale today for $585 at Best Buy. That is a bargain with that res. I have a 24" Dell UltraSharp 16x10 for Photoshop and other color sensitive applications. But for everything else I have been using a Sony Bravia XBR9 32" television about 30 inches in front of me at 1920 x 1080p, with 120hz motionflow enabled. So 60hz doubled up. No complaints at all. I have all fonts increases and huge poster size nature source art works best on large screens.

Glad you built your dream machine, life is short. After a new build it is tempting to pop into as many games and apps as possible to see how the hardware performs. Yet I have learned after a few over the years to choose a couple favorite games and give them the quality time they deserve. I'm 49 now so Painter 12 is my bag now but I will choose at least one or two games to make my way all the way through. Starcraft perhaps as Warcraft RTS is one of the few I completed. It was a gas.

Stephen

 
 
Pachurick 1 point 12 months ago

Sorry to post on your build late, I'm kinda new here. But I was wondering what your thoughts were (if any) on the Sniper M5 Mobo. I would love to get one, the sound amp feature seems interesting plus the led/green color scheme would fit so sexy with my rig I got going.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

its never too late to post on a build! honestly, the sniper is the nicest motherboard i have ever owned and i have built a ton of computers. i wish i had the space and the money to go with the full sized sniper but since i will never sli, i dont really need it anyway. The on-board sound with the included sound blaster software/driver adds a whole new dimension to music and games. it sounds great paired with my old reliable logitech z2300 2.1 speakers. i dont game with headphones so i can comment on that (headphone amplifier). it also came with a spare amp chip but i dont know what exactly the difference would be. apparently some of the chips are for specific uses - the stock one is more that adequate for my usage. the led green color scheme with the green LEDs from a high end Nvidia card looks awesome and i would highly recommend a case with a side panel to show it off. Let me know if you have any more questions, happy to help where i can. Welcome to the site!

 
 
TDAxMonster 1 point 11 months ago

i want to get the sniper but the memory i want to get is DDR3 2400. intel says it will work and the gigabyte web site says "Support for DDR3 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2500(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz" what does the O.C. mean and on the part specs here it says it only takes 1600 1333 will it work?

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

The OC means that it will work on the board but not natively, it will work by overclocking itself to meet the memory modules specs - if I am not mistaken. You shouldn't have any issues getting the modules to work on the sniper at their rated speed and timings

 
 
TDAxMonster 1 point 11 months ago

thank you. and that makes sense because it does not say OC next to DDR3 3000 so it could run everything in between. but will the motherboard get damaged by overclocking all the time.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

No I'm pretty sure that's why they advertise the support for it in the product page. I just wouldn't mess with the voltage. That can do some damage if it gets out of hand.

 
 
TDAxMonster 1 point 11 months ago

thanks for the help yea i dint plan to go messing with the voltage i dont want to test what is stable for my RAM and motherboard that can lead to bad things.

 
 
OCedPug [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

IMHO you should have had a CM HAF XB. Its a great sexy case to work with , if you have the space to keep it , be sure to check it out. Everything else is great :)

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

that case wasn't available when i did my build. i have taken a liking to it since it came out but i still prefer the simplicity of the define mini. would have been cool as hell to build in the CM though!

 
 
CheyTac [4 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Woah $800 for a Titan? In sweden they are around $1400-$1500! Nice build anyway!

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

wow that's price gouging to the extreme! it is already overpriced to begin with at $1000 that's why i snatched it up for $800 when i saw it on eBay. still wish i would have waited and just gotten a 780 for $650 to save some money. thanks for your comment!

 
 
jdwash11 [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

Great build! Now you need a desk to match ;)

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

lol i have since moved to a new place, out of my parents house and i DID get a new desk but it doesnt match the green color scheme. i guess you can say the wood is close to the weird colored noctua fans! haha

thanks for your comment!

 
 
Fonnz 1 point 6 months ago

+1 Good sir!

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

thank you very much!

 
 
elcaballo 1 point 6 months ago

Great build. Top notch! This is a late comment and I considered not making one, but I had to ask. Where did you get that desk?

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Lol thanks! Desk is from a store called national wholesale liquidators. I've only ever seen 2 of them so I'm not sure how big their chain is. It cost about $50 when I got it. Their website is essentially non-existent/ghetto. good luck finding a store

 
 
edman545 [10 Builds] 0 points 13 months ago

Looks awesome, but the tan fans stick kinda clash. I understand those Noctua are very effective though.

An argument could be made for overkill here, but what's most important is that you like it. I'm jealous of the system. Only real nitpick would be paring a titan with one 60hz monitor. For that price I would have went smaller and 120hz to really let titan stretch it's legs.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

i kinda hate the tan color of the fans but i live with it because i just love these fans. i even went and bought the other 3 for front and back to replace the stock fractal fans so i didnt have 3 different colors going.

i know its overkill but i waited a long time and bought it piece by piece to get everything i wanted at a good price. i had a titan in the box for 2 weeks because i was waiting for my 4770 and mobo to be released!

i dont have the space for more than one monitor or else i would have gone that route. my friend has a 120hz benq monitor that he was looking to sell but i prefer the resolution/real-estate to the refresh but thats just my personal preference.

Thanks very much for commenting, I appreciate the feedback!

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Paint the fans. Usually take the blades off isn't too hard, and you can totally change the look, make it snazzy.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

i thought about that but im not too experienced with painting these types of components and i wouldnt want to mess up almost $20 fans. sadly the case is not windowed so the color will almost never be seen anyway.

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Oh I didn't even think about the window.

Also you could look up some painting tutorials on youtube, there are some for PC fans which is nice. But if you're going windowless it might be pointless... unless you cut a window into the case. Gotta love case mods!

 
 
Destrokk [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Always keep in mind too though, that if your coats aren't even, you can throw off the balance of the fan which results in humming.

 
 
fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

yeah thats the main reason i probably wont mess with it and i dont foresee myself getting a windowed case or taking a dremel to my case anytime soon so it will stay the way it is. thanks for the pointers though

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fcruz2489 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

i have a NAS with 8TB of storage that i use for all my data. SSD is only for local stuff that i need.