Many revisions and a few changes have gone on since i first posted this build, most notably the addition of a second card in SLI. I primarily stream and game with this setup, with light photo and video editing.
Pros I adore this case. I dont miss the disk drive. Its clean cut and gorgeous. And it fits everything i need. The Psu shroud is a blessing. It runs cool, quiet, and mostly dust free. Handy top mounted Usb ports. Durable construction.
Cons Cable management is tight, and after having it for a while now i noticed the paint is pretty easy to scratch. Also, i wish the psu fan dust filter was accessible from one of the sides and not the back. or was even magnetic so you could mount it any way you liked. but i'm really nitpicking here.
Parts and general performance This thing runs like a champ. No trouble running games at full settings, even while streaming. It stays cool, even with mild overclocks and doesn't left much to be wanted. I feel like the 8350 is a bit under-powered for the heavier tasks, but it hangs on, so no need to upgrade yet. next upgrade will probably be a slightly larger psu, for another ssd and some more OC headroom. because i feel like i'm cutting it close. The motherboard is has everything i need. the ssd is fast and reliable. the h100i is nice except for the corsair link software, which I hate.
Setup what can I say, its as functional as I can possibly make it in a military dorm. It works fine for streaming. my only complaint is my xbox 360, which sounds like a turbofan engine when its on. My mic has great quality, mouse is simple and works well, keyboard is sharp and responsive, and i really love these ips monitors, especially that asus.
Overall its wonderful to use and was a joy to build. And hey, maybe come check out the stream?
|CPU||AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core||$169.99||Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$94.99||Amazon|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+||$114.99||Newegg|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$169.99||Newegg|
|Storage||Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SSD||$84.98||SuperBiiz|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$53.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE||$369.99||Newegg|
|Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE||$369.99||Newegg|
|Case||NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower||$98.99||NCIX US|
|Power Supply||OCZ 750W ATX12V / EPS12V||$121.98||Amazon|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$86.98||OutletPC|
|Monitor||Asus MX279H 27.0"||$279.99||Amazon|
|AOC i2367Fh 23.0"||$152.36||Amazon|
|Keyboard||Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid||$86.00||Mechanical Keyboards|
|Mouse||SteelSeries Sensei RAW Wired Laser||$48.42||Amazon|
|Headphones||Astro A40||$124.99||Micro Center|
|Custom||Bose Companion 2 series 3||$90.00|
|Date Published||June 24, 2014|
|Extreme Preset Score||X7003|
|Performance Preset Score||P15119|