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This is my first rig! chose the parts by watching Linus tech tips videos and looking around the internet! :) Everything works well, using this for playing HON, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, Planetside 2 and Minecraft. Getting slow fps in PS2 sometimes but i guess that's normal. (20ish) (50 average)

Going to overclock the 3570k soon enough, just want to learn how to do it propelly! my target is 4.5Ghz Using a nice amp and 5.1 surround sound! :) The case is just AMAZING!

Give me some feedback! what do you think ? :)

Comments

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Eh? I'd suggest rotating the heatsink 90 degrees. Other than that, nice!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I know what you guys are thinking but it happens that I have a HUGE 200mm fan outtake directly above it, so i figured my cpu fan + the huge top outtake might work together... Do you agree ? if not, why should i turn it ?

Thanks a lot for your comments, really brightened my evening :)

Edit*: Would it cool the backplate of my graphics card to leave it like this ?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

As your heatsink is positioned now, it is pulling in hot air from the back of the video card. If you rotate it 90 degrees towards the front, it will intake cool air from the front of the case.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

hot air from the back of the video card

that's actually not true, as the gfx card pulls air and expels out out the rear. The graphics card board doesn't give off heat either.

technically, it would be the same temps both the 90 degrees you suggested or his way.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, the back of the video card does get warm, it isn't as hot as the rest of the card, but there is heat. Anyways, if the heatsink is facing the front of the case, it will pull cooler air that the front case fans are pulling in from outside the case.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Warm will hardly affect the temps; I have test bench right now, and the back of my GTX 580 under stress is like holding a bowl of soup that's been sitting out for 20 minutes: barely warm to the touch.

If OP thinks it's a lot of trouble, it's really not gonna affect much in temps so might as well just leave be.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice balanced build. Cable management looks pretty good. As Mincading said, turn the heatsink 90*. 16GB of RAM isnt really necessary for just gaming but you got it already so what harm is it going to do?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build overall! As others have also said, rotate the CPU cooler 90 degrees.

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