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Built this mainly for FSX. I will be playing other games on it. I'll be overclocking it, not sure how much though right now. Cable management was alright. I had to run the 8-pin motherboard connector over the CPU cooler because I can't fit my hand between the noctua and the side of my case. I also didn't put the screw in the top left corner because I can't reach it lol. The low-profile memory works very well with the CPU cooler.

I chose the 770 because it had the best fps per dollar out of the current nvidia cards.

Oh I also got 16gb of ram because I got 8gb free with the motherboard from newegg. I got the CPU at microcenter for that great price (without tax). For the case it was $50, but I also got that at microcenter and just added the total tax from the CPU and the case and got that price.

I got the wireless keyboard because I have always used them and never had problems. I'm not down to spent $200 on a keyboard and a mouse..

the 200mm fans DO fit in the haf912 case. I put one in the front, and one on top. I then have the preinstalled one in the back and I moved the preinstalled one from the front to the side.

Also if Corsair gives me the rebate for the power supply, it will lower the price to $48.

Thanks for looking!

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Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty good. The case makes me kinda sad but still not a big problem. Its actually rather inspiring to see someone go with a good Intel build that costs less than 1.5k.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad. The only thing I dislike is that case. The i7 seems overkill but it'll do the job and then some. Throw a ssd in this and it'll be a beast.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Wonderful build. I absolutely love the Haf 912.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

How can you not like this build? Nicely done. oops missed the no SSD. but I'm sure that's coming soon.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a solid build, and as for the case I think it's fine, if you're not going to look inside it's no big deal :)

If you ever decide to go wired with your peripherals, Microcenter has a decent $13 gaming mouse (inland proHT or something) with 2000 DPI. That was my first gaming mouse and I really enjoyed it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct me if I am wrong but you have your cpu cooler blowing in the wrong direction

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

It blows towards the back for me. I took off both fans so maybe I put them on backwards lol

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

actually yea I did put it on backwards LOL.. Ill have to figure out how to turn it around

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You can remove the fans and re-position them the small one should be outside pushing in and the on in the middle blowing towards the back.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I just switched it around. (the whole thing that is) I think since there were 2 fans sucking opposite directions right next to each other led me to believe that it was actually blowing air out.