Description

A friend wanted to upgrade his PC so we did. We took the CPU RAM and hard drive. Everything else is new. I have always wanted to use the Aerocool case in a build and I got to now. Part reviews coming later

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Really amazing cooler, to be expected from noctua The bearings are really really good on the fan and it's got a low profile. The low profile wasn't needed for this build but we both wanted to see how well Noctua fans really perform.

Motherboard

Colors look good, but there's only 2 fan headers (common complaint about most Asrock boards).

Video Card

Card runs quiet and peforms well. We got it at Micro Center for $300. It's a bit taller than some graphics cards which means we had some clearance issues during our build.

Case

Case looks good. White portion is plastic in case any one cares about that. It isn't the easiest case to build inside of, but to well versed PC builders the case is just fine. We had to remove the top panel and front panel in order to get the graphics card installed and plugged in (we had to remove the front panel connector wires and 5.25" bay but we put them back after the GPU was connected).

Power Supply

EVGA makes really solid power supplies that don't contribute much to noise. Really solid, plenty of cabling options.

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Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice use of older parts. That chip will serve you well.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG... cable management please! BTW nice build, may that i5-2400 live forever!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks :) If I may ask where did you find this? Was there a part in common with your parts list?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at someone who used the i5-2400 in their build. I used to have that CPU so I decided to look for builds that had that model. I just switched mine last month.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good stuff :DD fantastic processor