This was my first build, and I am really enjoying it so far. Most parts were bought at a local NCIX, but the GTX 660 TI was from a friend (great deal) and the monitor was off ebay (also a good deal). Was very easy to assemble, the case has some very nice features (good expandability, decent cooling, very tool-less). Processor is excellent for the price, maybe one of the best processor's for the money. Motherboard is also excellent, heard it is a decent overclocker (4+1 power phase and heatsinked vrm's), also 4 ram slots. 2TB is really great at the moment, but I will get an SSD this weekend for a boost in performance. Ram is good, however the board under clocked it to 1333 in dual channel, but will fix that when I overclock the CPU. System is overall fairly quiet, but the CPU fan does leave the 6300 a bit warm in games, and is also the loudest part in this computer (especially when gaming). Also picking up a Hyper 212 Evo to overclock and quiet it down a bit. Also posted my WEI scores if anyone wants to see them, although they are pretty useless. Anyway, leave a comment if you have any questions. Thanks. PS: Haven't tied any cables yet because I will be installing the Hyper 212 on Sunday and I will need to take it apart again.

Update: Added cooler master hyper 212 evo and OC'ed this a while ago (4.3ghz at 1.34v) and it nevers goes over 55 degrees. Also cleaned up the cables. I wouldn't recommend getting this case if you plan on using the Hyper 212 Evo with it. It doesn't fit right and bends the side panel.


  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

That name... hahaha. Anyways, I'm sure that case has more cable management options than you used. Other than that, pretty good.