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Earl

by maniac20101

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16 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 26, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

96.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

941MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

Description

Overall, The build went very smoothly and quickly. booted on the first try. the small form factor of the case makes cable management in the back difficult but manageable.

i am running 3x 1080p monitors right now but might exchange 2 of them for a 1440p and put my other 1080p in portrait mode.

i have full intentions of running SLI sometime soon once i figure out my temperatures with the fans since there is only 1x 120mm fan as an intake.

had 2 x 80mm fans as intake for the graphics card. replaced it with the 120mm. The 80mm fans didn't push as much air as the 120mm. And the 120mm is angled more towards the card. I had 780 SLI and when I replaced the 80mm's with the 120mm, the temps dropped ~8degrees on the top card. The cougar vortex fan I put in it is dead silent and since I am probably gonna stick with 1 card now, I'll keep the 120mm

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CosmicUnlimited 1 point 16 months ago

You are going to get many downvotes due to you not having a description or title.

FaPooCcino 1 point 16 months ago

What Mouse is that on your desk?

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

logitech g700s

tasulife 1 point 16 months ago

The color matching in the PSU and liquid cooler really look billiant.

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

thanks. i had a 3770k and an asrock fatality mobo so everything was red and black. it looked so good

fnapoli 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

awesome case. did you make the side window panel yourself?

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Yup. Really loved this case but there isn't a window option.

bigeman101 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

This may be a dumb question but what are the advantages of the motherboard armor kit?

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Its aesthetics and supposed to help with heat dissipation. I haven't seen any real difference with it compared to without it. I choose it for looks and added durability of the mobo

faymeover 1 point 9 months ago

Hey man, just doing my build now. Having trouble trying to mount the H60 radiator onto the case, this angular arch support of the case (http://imgur.com/a/7BbjU) is in the way and i can can't screw the radiator all the way in . Im only going to use one fan so maybe that could be it. Mounting the fan at the bottom of the radiator, pushing the air up and out the top of the case.

How'd you get around it? Do you need two fans to be able to make this fit?

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

when i had the h60 in it, i had it in push/pull. there has to be a fan to space it from that bracket. you can put the fan on the other side of the radiator to pull air through it instead of push

faymeover 1 point 9 months ago

Solved! Thanks so much for your help, had a little scare. Did u have to go buy some extra of those long corsair screws? 4 really isn't enough

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

i had extras laying around from previous builds

Axxents 1 point 9 months ago

Late commenting to compliment this build. How is the case so far? This type of case always caught my eye but the lack of support for 10+ Inch long video cards killed it for me, until this.

maniac20101 submitter 4 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

you can have 10 in. just not with the HDD bay on it. if you move them up to the 5.25" bay or only use SSDs, you can use any card. The case is great. lots of fan placements, sturdy, and very sexy looking

sacolb3646 1 point 5 months ago

Do you think there'd be any chance of contacting you in the future about sending you the side panel to this case for a window installation? Or even some DIY instructions would be awesome :P

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