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So after hours of work I finaly built myself a nice gaming build! Everything works great, except I had to wrestle with the CPU cooler a little during installation and I also wish it was a bit quieter. I wish the motherboad pci layout made a pair of GPU and wifi card fit better. Front case fan was too short to reach mobo header. I couldn't route a wire from the PSU to the Mobo because it was too short so it kind of ruind the aesthetics a bit. I wish the case was painted black inside. But it can chomp up any game and run it on max settings. GPU came with 4 free games! Case looks gorgeous! Mouse molds into my hand. Cooler keeps my CPU cold. Overall very happy with this build! My friend sold me a pair of sweet gaming headsets new in the box for a crazy low price and all the other peripherals I bought new. I already had a monitor and a solid keyboard but i'm looking for a new keyboard. What would you have changed with this?

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build.Cable mangement needs work though.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! There are alot of wires I can't really tie down and organize everything. The right side panel could barely close from all the wire routing. I made sure most of the wires didn't interfere with the general airflow of the case.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Safe for the form factor, I built a very similar build recently. Congratz on the build!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Wow you built yours **** tons cheaper than mines!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, you included peripherals, I didn't. You also got better ram and motherboard as well. =)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Well in gaming motherboard and Ram don't really play a huge factor in FPS difference. I could've got your exact ram/mobo/case/PSU and invested in a better GPU/CPU combo which will grant me better FPS.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

True that RAM won't make much of a difference in gaming if it's at least 1600, but I would not recomment the motherboard I got for my friend. Poor quality.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? What's wrong with it?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I have some of the same parts, but I installed a CM 200mm fan on the top to suck the hot air out. I had to mount my CM TX-3 the same way but I made it so the fan blows out the top into the 200mm fan. What temps are you getting on your CPU and Northbridge?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your build. I see one alteration with the cooling that will improve cooling. The main principle at play is that you should never push warm air onto your cpu because it lowers cooling efficiency. Move the cpu fan on the other side of the radiator such that it pulls the hot air up and out of the radiator. Please note your temperatures under load and at idle before you make changes so that you will have confirmation of the improvement. I am curious how much improvement there will be so please share your data with me. Thank you.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building a build for a friend with high end thermal paste and if there are any left overs I will apply it to my computer and I will also rotate my CPU cooler so that it is intaking air directly from the front fan. Thanks for the tip though.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

That will result in better cooling too. In this build, there is no "directly" intaking possible from the front fan since your hyper212 is so far from an intake fan. There is directly pulling to the exhaust fan. Since heat flows quite efficiently upwards, it is worth investigating whether pulling to the exhaust fan or pulling upward is more efficient. But the only possibility in this build is pushing warm air into the cpu.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Well like i said the cooler was a hassle to install and the **** instructions didn't really help. Not convenient for a newb like me. I was just happy to at least get it on.