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Last PC I'll probably make for a little while, very happy with it. This system is mainly for gaming and work (Excel and research mostly lol). Had a bit of difficulty with getting the cable management done right, but overall nothing too terrible.
does one get a cat with the case?
Ultra limited edition
wow a lot of people have cats when building computers.
And dogs...and babies...
really great deals I must say, you may just wonder where they come from.
You'll learn when you get older
especially the cats
I'd like to get a picture of my girlfriend curled around my computer, alas I don't think most would get the joke...
I think a lot of people would get that joke, bad joke -_-
I think a lot of people just have pets in general
Let me have your cable babies.
lol, the sleeving was done by Jappetto, the same guy that did the sleeving for PCPPs Tri Titan build IIRC
Get the cable sleeving? A good friend of mine helped me with sleeving my PSU (aka he did the sleeving lol).
+1 just for the cable management....
Amazing cable management! Well worth the effort. +1
Homina, homina, homina!
+1 for a nice build and for TACOS! let the tacos assemble
Sooo nice! All these H440 builds are making me jealous, still running an HP core 2 duo @ 1,8ghz. Hopefully this summer I'll get the money...
lol Amazing name... +1
Love the black/white/green. Very clean lookin. Wish I had chose a window case and theme for mine. +1
Thanks, I try to stay away from typical color schemes like black and red, and lately my choice has been using black white and green. If and when I build again I'd like to do a yellow build with an msi mpower board
If I include a theme in my next build I cant see myself doing the basic black/red or black/blue either. Im thinking either black/orange or black/yellow.
gigabyte oc force mobo for orange or msi mpower for yellow huh? That's awesome. You could use the Tri X sapphire cooler for orange or the lightning cooler for yellow
True. Im really leaning towards yellow now.. But who am I kidding. I just finished a build. My next build is a ways a way from now haha.
Yeah that's what I'm thinking I'd do next at some point.
The mpower motherboard is amazing I have a build with the z87 version mpower max
Looks great! Love the sleeving.
So EATX Can Fit !! :D
Yeah you can make it work in some scenarios, but you lose access to the grommets
love that case im getting the red and black one soon +1
Colour scheme and cable management mmmm
I love it
Fingers are still recovering from the cable management :P
Is this RAM made For THIS motherboard? Do you think?
Yeah it is actually. If you go to the product page (http://www.corsair.com/en-us/vengeance-low-profile-8gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cml8gx3m2a1600c9g) You can see they show it off on an older G1 board.
Ballin outta control with those fans. Also I was a bit disappoint to see a cat rather than a taco.... with that said I your choicr of components!
Excel. O_O You got this awesomeness for excel. O_O
nicely sleeved cables..
you forgot cat lol
Love the color scheme.
great build. 6tb of memory wow just wow
Awesome build. Love the color scheme. Very clean. +1
At what resolutions are you gaming?
Great build, maybe a sorround system would fit better for those GPUs +1
so sexy +1
Man, this build dude. I love it! EVGA GTX 770s and up with the ACX Cooler are absolutely beautiful in SLI.
770s? :P I have 780 TI Classifieds
he said "and up"
My bad, misread that :P
WELL READ BETTER jk. Nice build though
What a build, Nice job. What did you do with your other build though as that was a piece of work as well.
Great Job, Love both cases in both of your builds.
Thanks! The other build was broken down and a lot of it was reused in this build. I'm putting up that case and the midplate that I made for it up for sale though
What LED did you use?
To light the case? I didn't use LEDs, I used a cathode kit similar to this but 12" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811994047
Wanted to make a build like this great cables good job Phantom!!
good build like the name also the color skeem is epic
Thanks, I like the green color scheme a lot, my last build was also a similar color scheme but with more black.
How are those NoiseBlockers making out for you? - CLEAN build, H440 is now one of my favorite case. It seems great to work with.
I LOVE my noiseblockers. I know that the gentle typhoons are slightly better fans, but they just don't compare in the looks department :P
Good to hear!
I have never seen someone pull off a green theme in this case before! Very nice! +1
How much did it cost to get your cables all made up?
It looks amazing! The only thing I would have done is get the stock 780ti's just for that pretty green glowing logo, but I guess that would sacrifice some performance, oh well...+1!!
Yeah I had Titans before and the green logo was nice, but between performance loss, temperature increase, and noise increase, I wouldn't keep stock coolers.
Ahh that's awesome.
Saw you on reddit the other day!
Would you prefer the noiseblockers too NF-F12's? And how silent are they?
Noiseblockers definitely outclass the noctuas. They are very quiet.
So you would recommend them for me instead? Worth me returning my un used un opened NF-F12's
personally I would. Make sure to get the PWM version of the eloops though.
Why did you not get the stock design for the 780 ti's? I personally think they would have looked better with the green led
stock is hotter and louder.
It's sooo F*#!n Pretty! (>_<)
You stole my cat, I know it.
Taco so i see you went with 8gb lol i was thinking of going with 16gb just because i can lol but can you play games on highest settings without any lag? im new to building lol im more of a external type of guy like programs , but im getting into building and learning what everything is thanks to youtube especially linustechtips lol
I actually got two 8gb kits, so I have 16gb :P. You'll have no problems playing games on 8gb of ram.
lol ohh and im just going with 16gb lol but thanks anyway
Is that the 3-way EVGA SLI-bridge or only the 2-way SLI-bridge?
It's the 3 way bridge. I bought a motherboard intentionally that let me use this layout without pushing the bottom card down too far.
So if your using the 3-way SLI bridge... how much slot spacing is it between the 2 cards?
from PCB to PCB (ignoring the coolers) there's there's 4 empty spaces, if you include the cooler on the top GPU as being filled, 3 spaces.
Oh, ok thanks. Also planning to do an SLI build with the EVGA bridge. Nice build though :D +1
i know this is a noob question why do you need 2 evga boards
As in GPUs? Getting close to 120fps average at 1440p isn't easy :P
so the pc utilizes both video cards for one monitor.
When gaming, yes.
I like your lighting. What kind of lighting did u use?
Thanks! I used cathodes
Ok thank you man!
Awesome setup you have there.
Thanks! There's some changes incoming, keep your eyes open, I have to ask manirelli if I can make a new build or just update this one.
Dat cat doe. :P
:P he's chillin
Have you seen Linus's cats?
Don't pay much attention to linus tbh. The only thing I check his videos out for are case unboxings.
Ah the unboxings never get old :P
He has these Bengal cats that are so friggin cute.
best build I saw so far, excellent design and cable management dude!
I'm thinking about going with 2-way sli in the future and I also have this case, should I be worried about airflow if I go with the 780ti acx cooler as opposed to the reference design? Also what are your temps, very clean build by the way +1
Well at this point in time my opinion is I would not get an H440, the air flow in the case is really constricted by the front panel. Removing the front panel drops my CPU temps several degrees load. As for GPUs, I haven't done the testing yet to see what difference it makes. Reference blower coolers are only worthwhile in small spaces where you have little space for cards. They can also be good in low airflow scenarios, but I don't think they would perform better than ACX coolers in an H440. As for temps, I'm running at 1175mhz and hit around 77-78C load for both cards.
77-78C equates to about 170 degrees Fahrenheit?
Are the differences between the reference and acx huge enough that I should favor one over the other, I'm getting a ATX mobo, so the spacing issue might be a problem with the axc cooler. Do you think higher airflow fans would remedy this situation? or am I better off with reference
Spacing shouldn't be fine so long as you have a slot between them. Simply put the reason why reference coolers can be useful is because they use a single fan and heatsink design that encases the airflow and pushes it to the back of the case (out the pci bracket). The ACX on the other hand uses dual fans (more airflow and cooling capacity as a result) and a shroud/fin design that just pushes the air out the sides of the card, dispersing warm air up and down. So long as you have fans in the front pushing that air towards the rear i/o panel, exhaust fan, and top fans to pull that heat out, it will perform better. While the airflow in the h440 is weak, it's not nonexistent. It will push the warm air out the top and back, but some of it will circulate in the case before it's removed.
so what you're saying is combined with 780 ti classified and fans around the case I should be fine?
Basically yes, you should be fine. Like I said before though, if you can find another case you like, I would reconsider, or at least re-evaluate your options.
Do you have eLoops connected to the H100i's pump header thing? Are they good with the H100i?
I did have them connected to the h100i. And yes you could control them via the pump header on it. They work very well, unfortunately the airflow was a bit weak from the front end of the case due to the front panel design, so I switched the rear exhaust fan to an intake. I'm using an h105 now and switching the rear to intake dropped the hottest cores 4C load.
Ok, thanks :-)
+1 for the epic Cable Management and the epic cat
thanks haha. His name is Shadow.
OMG Thats my cats name to lol
DAT CABLE MANAGEMENT,DAT BUILD,DAT CAT,SOOO MUCH AWESOME, IM SURPRISED YOU CAN FIT MOST OF IT IN THE CASE. Good job man, solid build. ;)
Where exactly did you place the cathodes? In what orientation? Also, how are they powered?
Two vertically on either side of the sidepanel window, with the inverter placed up top beside the radiator. They're powered via molex
Thanks bud :P, things might be changing in the coming months
Cool, I'll keep an eye on your page for anything new.
NO FAIR!!! you gotta a cat combo??? WHY DIDNT YOU MENTION IT ON THE LIST!!!
S\/\/@G edition :P
Would you recommend those noiseblocker eloops as an exhaust fan on the h440. I've heard great things about them but I'm not sure if I should get those or the blacksilentpro which are 140mm.
either or would be good.
Thanks I'll be getting the eloops, well worth it at $40. I see two versions of the pwm fan, the B-12P and B-12PS which is better?
the B-12P is a higher rpm version up to 1900 rpms, problem with eloops though is that beyond about 1700ish rpms the noise quality suffers.
Oh alright. I thinking the B-12PS is a better choice then, unless there's a reason to go higher than 1500rpm?
if you want that higher speed i guess :P
I jizzed a bit
Hey greate build! Super neat! I was wondering what lighting you used in the first pic I see there is white light coming from your side panel, is a LED strip or cold cathode? Cheers.
Cathodes, I'm not a fan of leds unless you use something to disperse the light from them.
Ah ok awesome, I wanted to know because I'm buying the same case and wanted to know whether cold cathodes were good inside and they sure do look good. How have you set it up with the wiring?
It's a little awkward to be honest. The inverter is on the top stuck beside the radiator, and the cathodes are on either side of the side panel window with the wires facing upwards.
Not too bad, at least they aren't visible and it gives a nice effect. So from there the inverter plugs into the psu correct? Sorry, I've only bought a LED strip and I haven't tried cold cathodes but want to, they're way cheaper!
From the inverter it goes to molex from the psu yeah
hi i was wondering if i need a wireless networking adapter or not
Depends on whether or not you want to connect over wifi.
I love the colours and very nice cabling! +1
Could you tell me about the case fans? I've just discovered them and would love feedback from someone. Is this pc yours or you've built it for someone?
Either way, good job!
Just spotted the "H440 Cable Management Challenge" paper. Where else did you upload this build?
It's also somewhere on Reddit BuildaPC and /r/Cablemanagement I believe. The fans are fantastic, I'm going to be keeping them for the next few builds at least, and yes it is my own computer :P.
I was hoping a little bit more detailed description about your experience with these case fans (that you have spent nearly £110 on, lol!)
Thanks for your time to reply!
Sorry I wasn't sure what kind of detailed info you want. They're not very loud even on full settings (you just hear the woosh of air), they keep things relatively cool (although because the case's front panel is pretty restrictive they can't pull much air through). The mounting mechanism is really clever.
I was mostly curious if there is something what would justify their price tag. If they excel in anything, if you like.
Thanks for your response!
They are among the best rated fans in terms of noise to performance, outperforming noctuas and just about everything else (the only fans that I know perform better are the scythe gentle typhoons). So they perform incredibly well.
Dat cable management doh (: +1
Thank you sir
You probably have gotten this asked a few times but how easily did that G1.Sniper 5 fit in the case? Did you just remove the grommets? Also, what else did you need to do? Generally, I am wondering if it will be worth it to put the G1.Sniper 5 in. That's a godly built too! Thanks you!
Thanks for the compliments and sorryf or the late reply, I've been out of town. The motherboard fits snugly. I didn't have to remove the grommets or anything but it was a slightly tight fit. What's more, the grommets are more or less blocked so I had to route the cables from around the side panel instead of through the grommets.
Awesome! Thank you for the reply! I never got the reply until today because I was logged out and never got an email, I think I win on the late reply :/ Unfortunately, I waited too long to buy a G1.Sniper 5 and I can't find it in many places unless it is is crazy expensive or out of stock. On the other hand, I am thinking about getting a G1.Sniper B6, which is much cheaper. Its also ATX for a perfect fit but doesn't have as many features as the 5. Since you seem to know a thing or two about PCs, do you think that would be an alright alternative or do you know of a better one that is only black, silver, or green? Thank you!
As long as you weren't planning to overclock the cpu or do sli/crossfire the b6 should be fine.
Alright thank you! After more research I decided to pick an Asus Z97-AR because it will look nice and has the features I need for a good price. Thanks for the help!
finally a decent cable tie effort
still not seen one with sticky tie wrap bases tho :) +1
cable management is sexy in this one
why nb fan?
they are great performers and look amazing.
cat: can i haz motherzboardz?
Cat was far more interested in the little bits of wiring and stuff
+1 for teh kitteh
Love the kitty. :D
I'm in looove with the TaCo! sings =D
Not even sure if you are likely to respond with how this was posted over a year ago but how are those Noiseblocker fans for you? I am asking as I have the EXACT same case as you and was hoping you might inform me of your temps?
Unfortunately I no longer use the case, but the fans were fantastic, still using them. I don't remember exact temperatures though, and I doubt they'd be relevant to you given the gpu was running 3 monitors causing the pixel clock to run higher than normal at idle, and load wise because everything was heavily overclocked they were all at or close to limits.