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This build is mostly used for gaming but also functions well for video production. My only regret is the case. Once again I have added way more then what can comfortably fit inside. Pardon the nasty cable mess, I did the best that can be done with the space available. Most of the mess is the fan controller and its many cables :(

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  • 81 months ago
  • 7 points

I am rfslocutus, a PC borg. Cable management is futile. Your airflow as it has been is over. From this time forward you will service us.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL xD. Thanks for that. Made me laugh.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I would replace the PSU, that no name brand PSU scares me.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Rocketfish - Bestbuy house brand :P OEM is not something I'd want in my system that's for sure.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

The only reason I have it is because at the time, Best Buy/Future Shop was all that was available within a reasonable driving distance and I did't want to wait a week for a replacement.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, I would if I had money. It's been running great so far though.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I would only be concerned if you start to do a heavy overclock or crossfire. Your wattage on the pcpartspicker list is 390ish. Good overhead for that would be about 1.5 times, so roughly 585. 700 should cover it.

The main concern is if the Rocketfish (hilarious brand name btw) can actually handle the wattage listed. According to hardware secrets it can: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rocketfish-700-W-Power-Supply-Review/556/10 So in light of that, I wouldn't worry too much.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

That Protoss sticker is on sideways /irkingme

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the cooling with the the CPU cooler venting towards your top fans? Is it better then venting towards the back fan? Did you try both or you were limited with your Ram clearance ?

I'm building a new system and I'm thinking with dual exhausts fans on top, I should do what you've done. So you input would be appreciated!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess it's working well :S CPU temps arn't really cool but I am overclocking so higher idle temps are to be expected. I'm mostly doing it like this because of physics. Hot air rises. If I turn the side and rear fans on it make a noticeable difference.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I didn't find a lot of people using such a setup, but I'm pretty sure it should work as good as the conventional setup if not better. The main reason is the 2x200mm fans exhausting from the top, they should be helping the cpu cooler instead of holding it back or interfering.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

that case looks like it has excellent cable management, why didn't you utilize it?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the minecraft sticker!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

It's venting the heat up to the top exhaust fans.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU in the part list is as close to what I have. It's got 3 fans that keep it plenty cool. If it's really getting hot, I'll just turn on the side panel fan to help. Usually I keep the side and rear fans off because their loud and the top 140mm fans to a great job venting heat. Total cost... not really sure. Probably somewhere around $1k. Got lots of parts on sale and/or cheaper then they are now.