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This is the first desktop I have ever built. I wanted a machine that would be quick for everyday tasks as well as play most modern PC games at high settings. Everything fit very well in the case with one exception. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo covers the A1 RAM slot by a few millimeters. This is not a problem if you use low profile RAM but if you have something like the Corsair Vengeance sticks with tall heat sinks (such as the ones I'm using) there could be clearance issues. I use just the B1 and B2 slots so there is no problem for me. If I were to install more RAM I would have to purchase a thinner CPU cooler fans or install the current fan on the other side of the cooler to pull air though (as opposed to the initial push setup).

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It's so clean.

+1

  • 60 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

BTW I also use tall RAMs and i also own a hyper 212 Evo, I adjusted the fan a little bit higher to fit the ram. +1 for that Red & Black colour scheme!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a very good point. I'll have to try that out too. It would be nice to not have to buy a new cpu fan when I install more ram.

  • 60 months ago
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+1 alone for the HAF 922 case.. For some reason I have an obsessive love affair with the 912 and the 922 case.. They are what you would call my dream case.. Everything I single handly want in a case, except for the quietness.. How loud is the 922? I know the 912 tends to be a roaring beast at some point, one of friends did a build in one and as much as I love it, it's kind of turning me off from it and I'm leaning towards the 300R from Corsair. How is this thing though? Also, really nice parts choice, although you could have gotten a better psu. The lower end corsair units are notorious for have crap capacitors in them, especially the cx units. While it should be fine as long as you don't stress it, once you do the thing could fry and take a lot of parts with it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

To me the 922 doesn't seem excessively loud but I don't have anything to compare it to. I really love the case and I would highly recommend it but I wouldn't fault anyone for getting the 300R (it is rather sexy). Thanks for the heads up, I only bought the psu because I got a great deal on it. I plan on overclocking sometime in the future and I would hate to destroy my system. What would you recommend for a better psu?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I probably couldn't bring myself to spend that much on a case for my first build (although I might), I'm really probably going to build in the Antec P100. I fell in love with this case the other day, and I'm definitely torn between it and the 300R..

As for the PSU I recommend this XFX XTR 550 watt unit that is on sale for 26 dollars right now (holy crap I wish I had the money to get this):

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The Antec P100 looks pretty slick. Does it have good airflow?

Thanks for the PSU recommendation! I'll see if I can pick one up soon.

  • 60 months ago
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From the reviews I have read about it, it definitely seems to have really great airflow!

As for the psu, the cx series has cheap chinese capacitors that tend to fail under load and stress, which could potentially take your whole system down with it if your particularly unlucky.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like it may be the case for you!

Yeah I would very much like to avoid destroying my whole system. Thanks again for the advice!