Description

This build was created to begin a simple home recording studio[mostly for tracking guitars] and for some serious 1080p gaming and some light 1440p gaming.

Expect more info in the near future as i will be posting my overclock specs, benchmarks and even some links to some videos on my youtube channel.

All i can say for right now is this machine has completely obliterated everything ive thrown at it and hasn't even broken a sweat. Seriously i've never seen temps go above 49c.

I went for a blackout theme with RGB lighting on just about every item it would come on, it didnt hurt that gigabytes xtreme gaming 970 had RGB with stellar performance. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

Thanks for viewing my build, feel free to leave a comment with any questions, concerns or tips.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Just a little point, but it seems your fan orientation is wrong dude. Although I can't see the front fans, the top fans and the rear fan are all facing the wrong direction and it seems asif there is no extraction of hot air. Apart from that dude, all looks good! Nice!

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

It kind of looks like he has the front fans setup as exhaust to me which you're getting the added benefit of a cooler CPU but I think the GPU suffers a bit in this orientation. I actually have something similar with my setup because I'm not able to mount my 240 rad on top.

Nice build though, I like it!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! yeah a lot of this, especially when it comes to cooling configurations is trial and error and largely depends on case size and whatnot. as i stated above ive got a lot of fiddling around to do, but as of right now i dont see any alarming temps or anything even remotely close to that. the fans were positioned that way deliberately

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

both of my top fans are set to exhaust:] i did a smoke test and it seems that the air moves nicely through the case. To your point though, i never mind trying something different i'll try playing around with the fan orientation a few different ways to see what kind of differences it makes although in all honesty ive been monitoring the temps on ALL of my hardware and everything stays nice and cool even during fairly intense load[furmark, unigine tests]. Anyway, long story short i really appreciate the heads up and will flip stuff around. there is a 200mm in the front being used as an intake so i wanted at least one other intake fan inside the case. another thought i had would be to throw dual 140mm in the front and have the three riing fans run exhaust. SO MANY OPTIONS lol. Thanks dude

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Double check the fans too. They might have arrows indicating the flow of air.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

changed the rear fan to exhaust also and temps dropped. surprising but i guess the 2 140mm in front are doing a great job at intake that its pointless to have intake anywhere else. thanks for the tip

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome man! Great to hear! Yeah, its all great taking in fresh cool air, but then if you have nowhere or notbing to dissipate that hot air building up in the case, temps are just going to rise. Its like having air con, you take in all this cool air, but if there is no way for the hot air to escape, the the cool air is just going to heat up. But thats great to hear man, hope theres some serious gaming going on haha!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a pretty solid build, I will give you that. However I would have gone with a single 1TB ssd (Mushkin Reactor, maybe?) Cheapest 1TB SSD I have seen.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

maybe raid?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

i thought about doing this but i went with 2 seperate samsung drives because i got a killer deal on them at fry's on black friday. couldnt walk away from it. i think i'm gonna add a 1tb ssd in the future so i'll definitely keep an eye out for that mushkin reactor. they look great too, although i dont see myself needing to expand storage at least for a few months:]

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like a nice build for you. I am sure you will enjoy gaming on it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the mobo?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

the mobo has been great, it was so easy to OC. literally change 1 setting in the bios and my cpu was running stable at 4.2 ghz[4.4 now]

as far as the ram goes it was a bit quirky to get it to recognize my RAM's native speed of 3200. nothing i couldnt change manually but annoying none the less. dont get this if you plan to SLI as this MOBO is not capable of SLI. crossfire only:[

aside from that it has had completely satisfactory performance and i'm very happy with it

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Vey nice build, very clean looking +1 I was hoping you could help me with a doubt about the cooler and the ram, i´m interested in a Micro build with the same CPU cooler in the carbide 400Q but i want to use all 4 ram slots and i know this cooler tends to block the first slot but i heard that you can simply rise the fan a bit to accomodate ram in said slot, have you tried that? if you did it, does it affect the cooling/temperatures noticiable? if you could try that i would really appreciate it, really interested in this cooler but i´m concerned about the ram slot and cooling effects to accomodate it, thank you!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you so much. as far as your doubts go, the ram clearance should be fine as long as you dont get some crazy ram with a big housing on it. moving the fan up maybe 1/4 inch should most certainly give you the clearance necessary to use all 4 of your ram slots. as far as temps go right now idle temps are around 23-25 Celsius so even a modest drop in temperature wouldn't give you the slightest issue maybe 1-2 degrees warmer but i'm only speculating. from my experience you cant go wrong with this cooler as long as you have the clearance for it in your case.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for taking the time to check it, I was really having a lot of doubts over the cooler due to it but they're all gone now thanks to you, thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

have you had any problems with RAM clearance?