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Woohoo! It worked!

No seriously, I am so happy of what I have done right now.

I can barely complain about anything, if it's just about the fact that the case is finger prints magnet, that I was missing a couple of screws and that I think I heard a bit of coil whine during 3D Mark but it stopped.

If you ask yourself if you should do it: DO IT! You will be amazed.

EDIT: There almost ain't any sag, bad camera angle made it that way! :-)

                                              **Update**
  1. Replaced radiator fan with SP120 fan.

  2. Got a new monitor (and I'm in love with it). I'm now dual monitoring with the old Dell screen which is fairly enough. All a can say is: wow!

  3. Got a new mouse pad which is very cool. It's the Razer Goliathus.

  4. I completely rerouted the LED cable to offer maximum illumination.

Pictures of the updates are coming soon...

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 5 points

VERY pretty.

and you might want to find a way to support that gpu. Feels like its gonna snap.

EDIT:

in retrospect its not that bad. but it is sagging a little.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually there's almost no sag, it's just the angle of the picture that made it look that way.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

im glad, was worried for a second :O

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I was, too, after seeing the comments :O

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks super nice. Great part selection as well. +1

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

Sexy build, sexy case, sexy cable management, and sexy keyboard. The colors match too. +1 for you.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yay!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey big hit on you for using the AF series on a radiator. I HIGHLY suggest you get a SP Fan for the radiator. Its built for radiators compared to AF which move allot of air but do not have much Static pressure which matters more for radiators which also GREATLY improves cooling. Other than that its a great build for the price.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh really? Damn, didn't know that... Well, I know what to buy next!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome!Nice job

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but wipe the case with a microfiber cloth, it's dirty!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, touched it more than I should ;P

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat sag on your gpu

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I swear it's not that bad!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

its just a heavy card. Not as bad as the ones i have seen but yeish that cooler puts weight on it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course it does. I cable tied the power cords to the 24pin cable so that it holds a bit. Should be ok.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

course it could be this =P http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_ares_review,1.html

Now that had a huge heatsink.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, good parts neat cable management also the GPU cables could have gone under and the cables in the back more organized, like BeardCreep said ; that GPU is quite heavy it might fall over time or pull too much on the PCI. Except that, congrats, & enjoy !

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if the cables are under the GPU they're going to pull it down, no? Anyways, thanks!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending on much you pull on them it shouldn't pull it down. But yeah, right now leave them on top since you've nothing to support your GPU.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a beautiful case to house a great line up inside. Good job!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build! How's the 7970 GHZ?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now I max out Crysis 3 at 60-50 FPS with AA X8 but that's with the ****** monitor. I'll get on the performance once I have my monitor.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the asus monitor for gaming ?