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Just a basic build, planning to game on it.

I made some last minute changes.

I haven't bought the SSD, or Dominator platinum memory yet that will come next.

I work at micro center so I got this pretty darn cheap. So the prices displayed aren't what I actually paid for most parts. The fans for example only costed me 9$ a piece, so to deck the case out in 140s was about 40$.

Also the power supply is actually an EVGA 650G supernova. I decided against the Xtr by XfX. Why? Cables, and internals. Evga support is legendary, but I also got warranties on everything at my store so it wasn't a decision factor.

I fell in love with the 350D. Almost more than my girlfriend. Small and compact, meaning no more unsightly cables or huge gaps of space. Direct airflow. Gosh they really did their homework with this case.

Edited: Getting the platinum next week, I've changed the cooler because the zalman produced a whine noise that was driving me insane.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

How is the performance of that Zalman cooler? It is certainly a unique design.

Also, I just wanted to say thanks. I personally love MicroCenter, and I know that a lot of other users on here do as well. In my experience, the staff have been some of the most polite and professional people I've dealt with, and there's something about physically picking things out and knowing exactly what you're getting that makes shopping there a great experience. Keep up the good work!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It works amazing, the installation is a little difficult but it cools amazing. Prime 95 didn't send my cpu, even with a 600 mhz overclock above 55. So long as you don't Cconnect the fan into a 3 pin it's also relatively quiet.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah XD

Besides the 780 Ti probably drowns out all the other fans in there at load anyway.

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

The nVidia reference cards aren't half bad in comparison to AMD's reference coolers.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

It's relatively quiet actually I've never heard it other than when I force the fan speed to 100 for burn in.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

great CPU :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Beutiful. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Florida, debating a weekend trip to the MicroCenter in Georgia from all the $ saving and customer service stories I've heard.

Great build, +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Thing is if you get a part that does not work you have to drive all the way back to return/replace. Not worth the risk in my opinion.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same cpu/mobo. What are your overclock settings? I'm not the best oc'er in the world but even still the Gene is giving me a headache trying to get the thing overclocked.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

My best advice is to first set your voltage up, then apply the overclock of your choice then lower it until you see stable results. I managed to hit 4ghz without modifying anything other than the multipliers.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

do you have the fans on the cooler blowin to out or inside..?