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Put together this parts list for a friend who wanted to spend 800 on the tower. He had an old video card and I sold him my extra 400D for $60. Total was right at 800 when he purchased.

He built most of it but ran into some snags, so I was able to clean it up a bit with the cables and such. He opted for the 750W PSU over concerns on that video card's power draw. I still think a 600 would have been fine.

Overall the system is super snappy and I can't complain. OC'd the CPU no problem. It is a simple and balanced build and should handle most things for a while.

He will get a new vid card in the next two months most likely.

I do like how easy it is for windows 10 to offload data to the storage drive in the settings (docs, apps, pics, etc.)

Saw it too late, but the Coolermaster logo is upside down :/. Went with the top exhaust to aid more airflow over the GPU.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the 280x holding on? I'm waiting for mine to come in the mail.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

no problems yet and this is the second machine its been in. However, i am usually an nvidia guy.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I went from a GTX 750 ti to a r9 280x. Hopefully AMD proves me it's worthiness.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the mobo I'm thinking of buying one?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

no problems at all, easay to OC. great value $

for this build, another chassis fan header would have been nice, but there was the second cpu header that works fine

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok, thanks!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

how many fan headers are on that mobo?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

10/10

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man, awesome build. Quick question. Im looking to buy a new motherboard for my build. I was initially looking at the gigabyte z170XP SLI. then i saw this board(same price range). Does it have the audio LED ? if so what colour is it?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it has the audio led and the settings allowed for a few different display options (breathing, solid, etc.) I don't remember the color though, but i think it was white/light. Also, I personally avoid gigabyte lately after some poor quality issues. Asus is first choice for mobo - then ASRock maybe if really budget.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

ah i see. when you get a chance please let me know about the colour and if possible please take a pic or two, id really appreciate that! yeah ive been reading about the probs gigabyte has been having as well. so you recommend this asus board over the gigabyte board i mentioned? Sorry for the inconvenience bud

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

not going to be near that machine for a few weeks at least.

but yes, ASUS > Gigabyte

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

built another machine in the time being with the z170-K board from asus. i would bet it is the same effect

http://i.imgur.com/Ae1ANPQ.jpg

orange is the color

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello, do you think GTX 1080 SLI can fit inside 450D. without removing the HDD bay.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

depending on the model you get, yes. the card in this build was 11.57" (294mm), so try to be at or below that.

the stock founders cards are less than that it looks

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you please confirm the actual length from HDD drive bays, I need to be sure you can take a picture if you don't mind. I intend to acquire X2 SLI on corsair 450D:

ASUS STRIX-GTX1080 Dimensions
:

11.73 " x 5.28 " x 1.57 " Inch or

29.8 x 13.4 x4 Centimeter


  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Or if you can use a 30cm/300mm ruler to measure between HDD bay and rear o f corsair 450D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

i wont be near this machine for a while. the pics here show how close [this] card would be if lower in the case. use that as a reference.

if getting a super long card opt for a more suitable case. see reply below for more measurement info from corsair.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

i think the asus card you listed would fit.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

also, depending on how many 3.5" drives you plan to use - you could just put them in the 5.25" bays with an adapter and remove the HDD cage completely

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

this is from the corsair site/manual http://www.corsair.com/en-us/obsidian-series-450d-mid-tower-pc-case

Maximum GPU length

Top slots: 450mm Lower slots: 380mm

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