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This is a build I made for my friend. He told me he wanted a computer around $2000 so we went to the local Canada Computers and bought all these parts. Came to around $2200 CAD without Windows. Came back to my house and I showed him how to build a computer.

I'm not going to go over why I chose everything individually. But basically It's all high-end stuff that's going to be really good for a while and when it's time, he can buy another of the same video card.

He's already got a really nice Samsung 24" 2ms 1080p monitor. Same one as me actually.

The build itself was kind of complicated with the existing fans and the H80i but I think we kept it pretty clean.

The LED's add a nice touch and I'm really glad we grabbed them. $14.99.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build. nice to see a diff h440 interior...nice red/white theme

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the look. What LED's did you use?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Alas, I am residing in the United States and it would be a bit much to get these specific LED's. Thanks anyway!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's unfortunate. I'm sure you can find a very similar product for the same price though.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I've bought the Satechi ones suggested below. They are an excellent purchase.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! I noticed you're keeping your SSDs in the 3.5 inch sleds. Any reason why? You could mount them on the PSU shroud. It would free up some airflow and cable management space, and they look fine there. I've got them there in my H440.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, had no idea what those were for! lol Thanks. My buddy has the computer now, but hes going to bring it back down next week so we can do some advanced cable management and get it looking really nice, ill probably move it down there.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! You just get the SSD into the 2.5 inch sled, and slide the sled into the notches for it. Then, you can screw it in. It's really nice to be able to swap SSDs and such! Also I'm just curious why you chose to route your front panel headers through the hole you did. Wouldn't the GPU power cables work a bit better there?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome. Thank you. And I thought about it but I decided to bring them in from the side so you couldn't see them too much.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Very cool build! I'm trying to figure out my build now and may just copy this and throw a 980 in there.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly man. Unless you have a lot of extra money, I would just stick with this 970. It's more then you'll need. The difference between the two cards performance does not make up for the price difference.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you just love that H440 case! I love mine! Hey what led did you use... got a link? I am looking to install some led light soon and i like what you did

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah this is the easiest case I've ever used. The H80i is pretty beefy and i had so many different choices as to where to put it. I highly recommend this case. As for the LED's, here's the link. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_108&item_id=074072 They are great and they come with a remote to change the colours, the only thing is be careful when removing the adhesive's protective strip. When I removed mine some of the adhesive came off and the top led strip won't stick properly on one end so I'm going to need to put some more adhesive on it. but they are great LED's for $15. 2 30cm strips.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice I think I will pick up a set. I got 2 sided tape in case the adhesive comes off.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I just got another set for My Girlfriend's case because I love them so much. On her's, I mounted them on the top and the back and it shines in there.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What games do you play?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

These are the exact LED's that I bought. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_108&item_id=074072

I put one strip on the top and one strip on the bottom of the side panel with the window. It looks really great. The one on the top is falling a little bit and that why you can kind of see the individual leds on the top, I'm going to get some better adhesive for it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a water cooling noob so could you tell me where you actually put the water in the H80i?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

The H80i comes pre-filled and never needs refilling. Though it is overkill if you're not planning on overclocking. If you are going to be using your CPU at stock speeds you should go with the Hyper 212 EVO. But, If you are going to be over-clocking I highly recommend the H80i.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I am planning on over clocking.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I would definitely go with the H80i. It works great and never has to be refilled. The only negative is that they are basically guaranteed to only last 5 years....but in 5 years it's going to be outdated anyways and unfortunately your processor probably will be too. Go for it.

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