Description

Built this back in June 2013 for around $1100 as my first ever build. Took me 5 hours to build it due to being super careful. Later I plundered my old PC and took the 600Gb hard drive and added in the keyboard, mouse, and headset. Friend was kind enough to give me Windows 7 Pro. Also I had the monitors left over from my old build. The PSU is overkill because I intend to Crossfire the 7870XT. However, a year later these cards are super hard to find so we'll see.

All in all I'm pretty happy with most of it with a few exceptions:

  • Loud as hell. Recommendations on a quieter fan setup that doesn't break the bank would be appreciated.
  • Case is gargantuan but roomy to build in.
  • The extra 200mm fan on top had to squeeze in and is only held in by one screw.

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

nice monitor i have the same on,Nice build +1

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

That is an interesting name...loved that movie haha. +1 great build man.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice! +1

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say if you quieter fans pick up a nice fan controller they're not that expensive and hook up the fans. Just got my hand on a nice Zalman 6 channel fancontroller and it's nice and simple to use, NZXT makes some nice ones aswell. but If you have 6+ fans it might be hard to find a fan controller for them all. unless the case has a build in one that you can hook up a couple of them to.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the phantom has a built-in analog fan controller that I've been using. It controls up to 5 fans for each area of the case which is very nice. But problem is even on the low setting it's still at a dull roar rather than a whisper.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

then you need a 3/5-12v fan controller for the noisy fans and you can use the build in for less noisy fans and they'll probably run quite quiet at 7v, my zalman goes from 3v-12v(15) and that's pretty neat.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build,but i would say if you want to upgrade your system, don't go crossfire with the 7870,save up a bit more and upgrade it with a more powerful one card solution,speaking from experience,but like i said,great build!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll keep that in mind. I've heard that Crossfire/SLI support isn't exactly perfect and just less of a hassle with the single GPU

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

It is a lot of effort to find the drivers and getting the right things,like some games don't load,crashes and again driver problems,especially with Radeon Cards,i swapped my 7870's for a 670 and it is so much easier and better performance in some cases,but i wouldn't upgrade to something like a 760, i would wait a little while and save up for something more.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

With the fan noise, get a fan controller. You can ejust the rpm of the fans and it should be somewhat quieter

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

If your looking for a fan controller you should do a search for the NZXT SEN-MIX2, it's a sweet fan controller and it definitely wont break the bank.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992012

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How are those headphones? +1 for the build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Headphones are great. Great surround sound and super comfy.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn card sag. Still nice build. +1