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UPDATE: Upgraded PC CASE!! (First 3 Pics New Case, Last 3 pics Old Case)

Yet another hand-me-down from another cousin, an old silver "Ultra" case, never really heard of this case brand, but it looks cooler than the other one, with the see-through side window, with 2 USB 3.0 and 2.0 USB connections in the front with a little storage drawer. Attempted to tidy up the cables for better airflow, and added an additional cooling fan from Enermax to the back of the case to expel any extra heat! Let me know what you think!

Ended up going a little overboard on my budget by a little over a hundred bucks but not as bad as I thought. CPU cooler install was a real pain but had a little help from my brother. My case is actually a custom case that my cousin built for me a long time ago, I found it in my garage and decide to gut it and take all the old things out for my build. I might switch cases in the near future since this one heats up a bit but nothing serious. Had a bit of trouble with none of the USB ports working but it turns out all that was missing were the drivers, (big no thanks to Asus for not providing them haha). I've always wanted to build a custom gaming PC and I feel I did a good job with my first ever build! Glad to finally be a part of the PC Master Race lol **If you see any issues with my build any advice is appreciated, thanks for looking.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 39 months ago
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np.

  • 3 months ago
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also forgot to comment on how cool that first case is. I have the same case for my server. I love it

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

zipties or velcro wraps will go a long way in keeping those cables tidy. even if the cae does not have a window it makes it easier to change anything in the future if the cables are neat ran. good build. solid performer.

  • 39 months ago
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I have a ton of different-sized zipties somewhere, I'll find them and put them to good use. Thanks for the suggestions and compliments :)

  • 39 months ago
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Is that an old tt tr2 psu? If so, be careful. Apart from that and the cable management, very good build!

+1

  • 39 months ago
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This TT PSU seems to run ok. I had an even older TT 430W PSU still in the case that could barely start it up, so I knew I needed an upgrade. Maybe I might upgrade even further to one of those fancy Corsairs or EVGAs later on. I'll be sure to zip-tie those cables, thanks for the advice!

  • 39 months ago
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Nice rig. May I suggest to get a case with cable management the next time? Or get velcro as somebody suggested

  • 39 months ago
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Thanks for the advice, I've been getting that a bunch on managing cables, I'll use the poor man's velcro, Zipties lol

  • 39 months ago
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Nice build. How has it worked for IRacing? I am considering building my own rig and wondered if there is anything you would have done different?

  • 39 months ago
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It works great, iRacing opens up crazy fast (15-30 seconds compared to 4 minutes on my old PC) I can run the sim with medium-to-high settings and still get around 84FPS without overclocking. The only thing I would have done different is put everything inside another case that has better ventilation especially with summer here, but I can still do that with time.

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

If you got a EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply which is $29.99USD. Its 70Watts less but still a good PSU

  • 39 months ago
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I forgot to mention I had an old ThermalTake 430W PSU that was in the case, but it was a bit old, and only had a 4-pin connector for the CPU when I needed 8-pin. It seemed to start it up fine, but whenever I needed a restart, it just stayed black :( had to go back and get another PSU, decided to get the 500W just in case the extra 70W was needed.

  • 39 months ago
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i think i might have the same old ThermalTake PSU in my old pc