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(kinda) Corsair build

by adonzo


I built this machine to replace my dated fx6300 build, and to have a solid machine for VR. The build went smoothly, the only hurdle I ran into was mounting the front panel fans. Corsair markets this case to support 3x120mm fans in the front, but I could only get two to fit without cutting anything. I think its because of the mounting brackets on the fans - they have rubber inserts to reduce vibration, but it makes them wider than a standard 120mm.

The 1080 makes the build without a doubt. This card is insane compared to my old R9 380. Despite the pricetag, I'm very happy with it so far. SLi would be cool to play with in the future.

I completed the build yesterday, I am still polishing cable management and fine-tuning the overclock on the 6600k. I have it stable at 4.5Ghz so far. The H115i is a great solution for a AIO cooler, I had a $100 best buy gift card sitting around so I only paid $15 out of pocket for it. It idles around 25C.

This PC smokes my last build in all aspects. I am very excited to have a semi-high performance PC.

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Stuart_Munto 2 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

Weird how corsair fans don't fit in a corsair case?

adonzo submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

I know right? I was bummed when I couldn't get them to fit. oh well, cooling isn't much of an issue with this case anyways

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adonzo submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

You got me - I definitely could have gone for more Corsair goodies. Their components are so dang expensive, I had to cut costs somewhere! I didnt have a name in mind for the build so I just went with that, as a good portion of the components are Corsair.

Agreed on the SSD, should have gone with Samsung. Again, cost. We'll see how long it lasts.

bohemond1980 14 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

I've got a 120GB version of that SSD in one of my rigs; still going strong almost 3 years later. Strangely I have a CXM750 still in action 2 years on, but had two bad HX850s in the same time-span.

adonzo submitter 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

Good to hear! I've always had good luck with Corsair power supplies so I'm not too worried about it. The same with Kingston SSDs - but the newer products have notorious failures. The older SSDs had different NAND chips and performed better than the late models. I guess we will see how it works out after it has some mileage on it.