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Purchased everything this past Black Friday, the deals were too good to pass up. I ended up spending right about $517 for everything listed. Everything worked well together, contrary to popular belief the Asus M5A97 motherboard didn't need a BIOS update for the Fx-6300, mine was all up to date so it was plug and play. PCPartPicker also lists the Hyper 212 Evo as incompatible with the Rosewell challenger case, it fits.... just barely. I mean there's less than a half inch between the radiator and case panel. I plan on getting a bigger case soon so not a huge deal breaker, it's functional. SIDE NOTE: because I didn't know this ahead of time, there's no cpu power cutout in the top, so you need to run the cable under the motherboard. Or you can cut a small hole in the upperleft corner and get rubber grommets.

This was my first PC build, I always wanted to to build one but never really had the knowledge or budget. I spent alot of time on toms hardware forums, newegg, and youtube. Overall pretty happy with how everything turned out (besides my horrible cable managment, the case doesn't leave with you many options) I'll post pictures soon & If there's any questions about the build or anything just comment!

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How much was the case?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

When I bought it, it was on sale for $39.99!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How did it go fitting the cpu cooler in there? I have this case, and plan to use it for a future build. Would like to use the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO as well.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

It happens to just clear the side panel of the case.. I'm talking less than an inch. The honeycomb grill on the side allows you to check as your putting the side panel on. Just go slow and everything should just fit!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! How's the 6300 been performing for you? Debating on either the 6300, 8320, or intel 4460 for my next build.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like it! If I had the budget I would have gone for an i5 but with the price of the 6300 it made sense at the time. I only use the computer for gaming and it's held up well, still runs as fast as the day I turned it on. I never ran it with the stock cooler so I can only speak for the CM Evo in saying it runs cool. Tops out at 37c