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This was my first build. It all turned out well after a bit of work. Before I get ahead of myself, this rig is for gaming with a bit of Video encoding/rendering on the side. It smokes every other computer I have ever had. The build went smooth until one problem. With this case it is recommended that you try to cram your fans on the inside of your case along with the RAD. The ASUS motherboard has a 8-pin CPU power with an additional 4-pin for extra power. The 8 pin WIRE was bumping the fan in such a way that I had to grind a mount off of the fan to squeeze it together. I took my time and made it smooth as to not cut the wire with sharp plastic. Just know if you need a high airflow case that has room for this motherboard, this one is the top of my list. A 680 GFX card will be purchased soon so my monitors get separate cards.( i have an additional 32" monitor that I use to view chat and such.

Edit time:

Rosewill Thor V2 swapped for the new case Additional 660 Reverted back to Windows 7 MORE FANS Original Benchmark E8824 Every single part has shown no issues except for the original case... Guess I'll spend more upfront next time around.

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  • 85 months ago
  • 6 points

There are too many computers on this site named THOR. I think this is the 7th.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

2nd build today named Thor.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

very original comment lol

  • 85 months ago
  • 3 points

the motherboard is an overkill!wow very much!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really... Well yes. I'll admit to OK in the Mobo. Just had a few features I needed and It really didn't kill my $1500 budget. I know I'm going to get "You should have got..." But I prefer to save up and buy some more in <1 month.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

of course it's your money i'm not judging you :D

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh God. That mother board, why? You could have downgraded it ATLEAST $130 Then got a 660ti!

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Thing is, if it's got features he needs, you've got to consider that it's much easier to upgrade the video card than the platform itself. Also, I don't think downgrading "at least $130" is a good idea - maybe "at most $130," because that'd put him in the mid-range for motherboards.

I mean, you could offer the same criticism about his cooler and PSU, as well - but they provide what he's wanting, so I think it's all perfectly justifiable.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty close to my build :D Looks pretty good, although you should neaten up those cables.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I know... the rubber grommets suck. They fall out 24/7 so I just gave up lol.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, it was worth a try :P

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

One random tip, when you purchase the 680, put it in the PCI clot where the 660 is right now, so that the blue PCB of your current GPU doesn't stand out against the nice red color scheme you have going.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I planned on it. In the dark with all of the Mobo lights set to red it hides that pcb well.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Make that the 7th THOR build........

(inside joke) but not really if you check out the build that is two slots before this

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it make you happy if I put THOR v2 BLACK? XD

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

no dont worry, it's fine. lol

i'm just pointing out an interesting trend.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

get a cheaper mobo, like the p8z77 V or the z77x ud5h, and get a better gpu with the extra cash,like a 660 Ti or radeon 7950. just my 2 cents. otherwise good build!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm getting a 680 for the main monitor with my next paycheck lol. I like to be able to multitask and get good frames while I'm doing something else on the other monitor

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

You could run the games on the 680, and phys-x on the 660. that would be sweet... for like two games lol