So this build is a long time in the making. It took quite a few months to decide what parts i wanted. Money was a big factor in this build, as to i didnt have unlimited funds so i couldnt really go all out with a full spec Intel build. Im mainly going to use this build for gaming/light video editing so i decided to go with an fx6300 because i've heard nothing but good things about the new FX processors. the rest of my build is pretty standard except for a few things. the ram sticks are different, the only difference about them is that one set is kingston, the other corsair and one is 8gb and the other is 4. i had the ram from another system and since i wasnt using it and my motherboard had 4 DIMM slots i threw it in. the hard drive except one are all recycled from older systems and the lovelt 200R fit them all no problem. the power supply is a little on the low side and i kno i could/should've gotten at least a 500+ psu but it was a cheap and decent supply so i got it. it runs my 7850 just fine, even under load, with 6 fans running and 2 monitors connected it works like a champ. i switched the orientation of the 212+ so it sucks the hot air away from the gpu and blows it through the 2 top fans, and in front of the gpu i have an intake fan blowing right on it (cant see it)
the only issue was i had to RMA the motherboard back to asus. they had to install a new bios to work with the FX6300 so that took a little more time, and as for the cable management.... i tried the best i could with the room i had, and if not for the SATA cables being a mess it came out pretty well. i plan on upgrading with some 140mm fans as exhausts for the top and maybe some blue LED fans on the intake.
total fan placement goes as follows: 2 intake, 1 side panel, 2 top exhaust, 1 rear exhaust, and the cpu doesnt count... i guess
this is my first build and its my baby i hope you guys enjoy it and give me some good feedback.
**Edit/Update/add pictures: i will post updates about my system and changes from ur guys suggestions. - re-orientated the heatsink because i was getting a rattling sound from the fan and it was driving me crazy - added pic of side pannel partly on so u can see the side intake fan placement - added pic of my gpu turned on so u can see the lights....ooo pretty
Update March 30th 2013: so ive added 2 140mm fans to the top of the case, and ive over clocked the cpu to a stable 4.5 ghz. other then that no other updates but its good for now. eventually ill upgrade the psu and a new gpu....eventually and maybe an SSD
Update January 9th, 2014: I have added a new PSU to the build in preparation for a new GPU upgrade to happen with in the new year. Its a Rosewill Capstone 750M Gold Semi-Modular PSU. its pretty awesome if i do say so myself. Other upgrades are a new capture card in the form of an Avermedia Live Gamer HD, and a new keyboard.