Description

This build has evolved over it's lifespan. All of the parts have aged quite well, and I periodically upgrade and add when I get the urge to. This is primarily a 3D and graphics production workhorse...gaming is obviously a bonus here. At any rate, I wanted something that wasn't super tall that would overpower my office or desk area. I had originally thought about going to the Phanteks Enthoo Primo but decided against it due to size and price. The Define C is, hands down, one of the best cases I've ever built in; it's clean, with grommets in all the right places and shrouds the PSU. I also really appreciate being able to have the choice between silence and airflow as I please. I'm happy to field questions about any of these parts. I hope you all like the build!

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn... its gorgeous... well yeah, it looks a bit cramped tho, but with that temp (which is pretty good!), YOU ROCK! +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah the case is Compact Midtower, and with the AIOs it does make it cramped a bit, but it sure stays nice and chilly no matter what I'm doing. :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build but the mic is angled incorrectly, it is a front adres mic so you should talk to the blue label when using it

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a Blue Yeti (multi-directional) has switches for different types, I only keep it mounted like that when not in use. When I use it, I drop it down 90° and use the front cone setting.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Been looking for a huge desk like that. Do you know what kind it is?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly don't remember, came from Office Depot I think?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

how's the noise level? Do the liquid coolers make more noise than the fans?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Noise level is very negligible. I have it on my desk about a foot from my keyboard and microphone that I use for recording audio. No noticeable noise gets picked up. I have all silent fans that I got specifically for this build, I imagine if they were normal, they might make a bit of noise.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there,

Awesome build - congratulations.

Can you please comment on any difficulties you had with installing the CPU cooler? Supposedly using the h110i GTX causes the front panel to bulge slightly?

Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues at all. I have push pull on the rad with it installed in the front (which barely fits infront of the drive caddy/psu shroud. In all honesty, with that gains from the two additional fans being MINIMAL, I'll be removing them this weekend. Cheers.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same setup with the H110i and a 400c and to be honest I had difficulty getting it in with just a pull configuration on the front. I think its because I don't have my radiator all the way mounted to the top, as I was concerned about pressing against the case power switch cables too much.

What was your take on this, how high is your rad - any closer up pictures?

Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the tubes from the H110i JUST under the 140s on the top. The 2 140s on the top I mounted as far back in the bracket as I could. Originally I had push/pull on the H110i which was a GIANT pain. This past weekend, I cleaned up my cabling and switch to having JUST push. The cables for that top I/O area can safely fit in the channel that is above where the H110i would go. Sorry I just saw this. XD

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd like to thank you for posting this build. I pretty much just finished the same one with a few changes. I went with a cheaper MSI board cheaper RAM and only 1 extra HDD for storage, but I love it! I do a lot of 3D rendering and editing, this is such a huge upgrade from my old system I don't even know what to do with myself. I am so jealous of your Cintiq I just paint textures and sculpt with a old intuos.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. I'm confused though. The case in the pics is a Fractal DEsign Define C, yet your write up refers to a Corsair Carbide 400C? Any reason you decided in push configs for both rads vice pull configs?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I started with a 400C, but once the Define C came out I like it more and switched (also a friend was building so I gave her my 400C). Define C is ultimately quieter and a better all around case, in my opinion (especially the PSU shroud being much more usable in the Define C (the 400C one is a pain in the butt). Anyhow, the reason I am using push is so that the fans have access to the cold air outside my PC, so the air going through the rad is as cold as possible. Pull would work too, but would result in the fans having to work harder to achieve the same temperatures...thus more noise. I hope this answers your question! :)