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This is my first PC build. I will be upgrading it over the course of the following year. I would not recommend getting to 400r case if you plan on getting anything but an air cooler for your CPU. Though Corsair SAYS the case has 240mm radiator support, realistically you would have to place the fans on top of the case (though I suppose you could put the radiator on the side mesh windowed panel, but it would be cumbersome).

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Any problems installing the radiator and fans to the case? Also has your cpu cooler ever failed or leaked?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems at all, just follow the instructions manual. And for the leaks or failure, the aio should last about 2 years; it rarely leaks or fail upon installing.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler itself is solid, I've had no problems with it. Installation was tricky though, you hit the nail on the head with not being able to fit both the radiator AND fans in the case with everything else installed (something Corsair forgets to explicitly mention on their website). Best solution I could find was to put the fans on the top of case, it's really janky looking and results in me not being able to completely close the side panel.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but was the 950 SSD necessary? Just seems like quite a chunk of the price but I guess all depends on it purpose. And also did the choice on the SSD impact the CPU choice? Just wondering :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It was mostly because I could. I really wanted the learning experience for when I build my ultimate rig next year. For that rig I plan on getting a sm961, or if Samsung releases a 960 pro I'll get that. That rig will also include whatever the flagship fx zen processor ends up being called.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I see :D well good luck with your future build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you =)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that CPU/GPU combo working out for ya? Any plans to upgrade to Zen?

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

Its working fine for the moment, I bought the 8350 more to get my foot in the door so to speak. I didn't want to get a pricey CPU when I was just going to upgrade to Zen later. Most of this computer is going to be my girlfriend's next year.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Could've bought an i5 to prevent your obsolete CPU from bottlenecking your card. i5 4460 > 9590 or any AMD CPU

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a really nice build, cleans and looks nice, but are you sure of matching an old CPU with a recent release GPU? I'm not trying to bash here or anything but are bound to be bottlenecks in your system especially with the performance of the GPU. If you plan to upgrade your CPU to Zen, then I could fully understand what you're trying to do.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I started to buy parts for this computer way back in January, I had no Idea the 1080 was going to be a thing. I fairly new at this and a lot of the parts are a result of clashing interests. But I know specifically what I want now. The 1080 in going into a separate build next year for my gf's sister who plays games, but only has a dinky laptop and uses her roommate's ps4 (it'll most likely have a 6700k). the fx-8350 will be paired with a 200-300 card since she doesn't really game a whole lot.