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Haven't built a $1000 PC since a PII 233MHz system in 2000. Not really going to overclock too hard as the EVO and Haswell will prevent craziness but 4.2 GHz seems ok @ 1.208v, room temp was 32 degrees. Going to recommend he get some of the sleeved power cable extensions to make it look nice. Took an 120mm internal case fan and turned it into a push fan for the EVO since it has a 2000+ RPM speed and very high 4 HgO/mm+ static pressure. Two Air Flow 140mm on the front and the side. The 410 is a wonderful case my gosh plenty of room in the back, fan controller, holes for wires. option to remove middle cage (which I did). Considering I never spent more than $30 for a case I think I will reevaluate that stance after seeing these modern cases. Last picture is the updated final with the computer running, moved the middle HDD cage took the fan from there and put in on the EVO. Going to move the side case fan wire to underneath the lower HDD as a final act.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice. Haven't seen a phantom build in a while.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

What does age have to do with it? The description would seem to indicate that Trinergy is not a teen.

Nice clean build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I just realized the pics are from the beginning of the build. I will take another one of the final interior. Cleaned up the GFX card power a bit, removed the middle HD cage and attached the case fan to the cooler.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally don't like the choice of case. The power buttons tend to have problems sticking and the front panel requires a decent amount of pressure to open. The inside also seems to collect a great deal of dust within a small period of time.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Not worried about the power buttons as USB keyboard and mouse on are enabled. The door is sticky but its better then flying open when you move it. He is going to college this fall and it needs to be able handle being moved about so the door requiring pressure is a good thing. Going to recommend to him a Silverstone magnetic filter cover for the side panel. Have to check the CFMs of the stock exhaust fans to make sure we have positive air flow. Thanks for making me think about that though.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Very clean cable management. Take a screenshot next time instead of taking a picture of the screen.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I will use a screenshot. Forgot to turn the flash off too.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build .. but one problem i might have with it is the PSU... ive gone though 2 of them.. both were crackling terribly and after a while smells like electric fire. then went to a corsair hx850 no issues at all

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Was looking to get the nephew a graduation present for $200. I had a $25 rewards at best buy that I needed to spend the money on. Looked at online reviews and didn't see any red flags. Got Best Buy to match prices on the 840 Pro and the power supply (including the rebate from Newegg). So I couldn't resist. Plus it had a 5 year warranty so that helped.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

bestbuy price matches newegg? really?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

In this case yes. It looked like the manager at her own discretion was able to match the price. She didn't even check inventory or check the websites like another sales person did for Amazon when I bought a new range. So YMMV. Make sure to get the manager of the computer department. In case anyone is in the area it was the North Wales/Montgomeryville PA store.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Here in Hawaii there anal about price matching amazon... has to be shipped and sold by amazon plus be in stock.... and even if your buying something expensive you have to pay the tax... its a total scam .. grats on your good find!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Tax you can't help and besides Amazon is collecting tax now for a lot of states. For my range they did the same thing but this was a regular sales guy working part time to get through school. I think manager's have different discretion levels especially if they need to hit sales numbers now. Of course that is just my opinion on this particular scenario. Heck if the Antec Kuhler H20 was any good I would have picked that up to for newegg price.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see any problem with the PSU, according to TechPowerUp's review, it's the same PSU inside as the Corsair TX750, but with much more useful modular cable setup.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that case.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

how come in uk threre is no Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I am building something similar to this... this is my first try at building my own... The evo has me confused as I am trying to install it I've got it figured out on how it installs but the standoffs look to be right over the top of some traces on the motherboard... questioning if this will short something out?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The holes for the stand offs should be very obvious and have metal around the holes. Make sure you didn't use the LGA 2011 standoffs if you don't have a LGA 2011 board.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same exact mobo you have... and I do not see any metal traces around where the evo will mount... I have the z87 extreme 6 and a i5 4670k... it just looks like the standoffs will be sitting directly over some traces on the board.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Phantom towers are all beautiful. Congratulations.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Looks clean. Good choice of parts across the board. Only problems are you should have gone with Corsair memory. That 7970 looks like a tight squeeze against that fan.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I purposely moved the fan down to the memory sticks to catch any heat coming of the memory heatsinks. We went with the memory because of price and low profile heatsink. Especially since I didn't know if this board had the DIMM slots too close to the CPU which it did. Furthermore, Haswell chips don't benefit much from OCing memory. I didn't make performance a priority for it. So price, LP heatsinks,and aesthetics (blue to match blue LEDs) were why the Kingston's were chosen. Why Corsair other than brand reputation especially with a 1000 different lines of memory which one would have matched the needs better? Their cheaper memory sucks by the way. Only memory problems I ever had came from Corsair XMS and OCZ Gold (lesson here is don't use their cheap stuff) but never had a problem with OEM quality Kingston or Crucial for the last 15 years.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, I've used Corsair a few times now and never had any problems. I also like the build quality, Corsair RAM always feels very well built, although I have only had experience of about 4 brands. Also the same for Mushkin who I'd also recommend. But I have had other products from Kingston, for instance an SD card and it wasn't as good as I'd hoped. I guess once you find a make you like you stick with it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah its like anything their high end stuff is really great. But cheap stuff not so much. Like I said stay away from their cheap stuff.