Description

I had my old GT 430 & Intel G840 pc for a good few years, and while it wasn't amazing it did the job. However, I decided to splash out a bit and finally build the PC i'd been waiting to build for a couple of years.

So, after a ton of watching how-to videos, hardware reviews and (of course) getting help from this subreddit, here is The Fridge (so called because it looks a bit like one)

I was roughly going for the silenced optimised build after long suffering with loud fans in laptops and pcs. This case lives up to it's namesake, while not totally silent at full whack, it is still far better than anything I have experienced so far.

All the parts fit snugly into the case, with pretty much no clearance between the sides and the top of the cooler. One fairly major issue from a cable management perspective I had was the length of the cable for the front panel audio. I'm not sure if it is just the cable or the position of the socket on the board, but it was a real stretch straight across the motherboard and under the graphics card to get it to reach.

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! That is a monster CPU cooler.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

That is pretty sweet... does it keep your beer nice and cold? It better with that cooler you've got in there.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job! You've made great choices and it all looks great! Only thing is, you coulda bought a cheaper motherboard without changing anything. (GAMING motherboards are no different from a 'standard' motherboard anyway)

+1 nonetheless.

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

yeah, but the gaming ones look really good

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. That cooler though! You took a chance and it paid off - just barely clears the case panel. +1

Also +1 for MSI Gaming mobo. Got one myself this weekend.

Stylin'

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

When I heard the name I was hoping to be able to fit in a spaghetti pun, but noooo u had to have good cable-management. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, +1. My only suggestion would be to add a second fan on that CPU cooler (push/pull). I woiuldn't recommend this for any old cpu cooler (212 EVO for example), but your cooler is so thick that a lot of the air pressure being exerted by the fan is lost by the time it reaches the back. Air very rarely flows in a straight line, it swirls. This is going to make you lose a lot out the sides by the time that air reaches the back. Enough physics though... for a CPU cooler that thick, I highly recommend a second fan to pull the air through from the back. This will cause the air to move in a straight line through the cooler and increase performance.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the look of this build. Really nicely done! It has character.