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First of all this case is absolutely gorgeous. It's also an absolute pain to build in. That being said if you're one of those people that will do different builds in the same case keep a couple things in mind. There's not much room for cable management on the back side. It felt like the old school days where I'm forcing the case closed and hoping I didn't break anything in the process. You can tell the side panel is pushing the cables in if you look at the GPU and USB cables at the bottom. There's just no room behind there to hind them any better. Some of the problem comes from Corsairs VERY tough cables. I'm used to EVGA supernovas which for me are easier to manage and I doubt I'll be buying corsair again. Apart from all of that everything went smooth. I love the look of the case and in my opinion everything turn out really well. My OCD kicked in... so I grabbed a cheap desk off of market place and painted it black to contrast the case. CPU temps are maxing out at 62c with all cores clocked at 4.9ghz at a voltage of 1.332. I pushed it to 5ghz last night and didn't have any issues but the temps were getting up to 78c. I figured I'd rather play it safe as I'm prone to leave my computer running for days at at time. GPU is loud and hot, but nothing out of the norm for these blower 5700xt's. If noise is an issue for you do not buy one. Seriously it's as loud as everyone says it is. It's also running too hot to overclock. I've seen temperatures peak in the high 80's. I played Apex some and according to AMD's Adrenaline software my average FPS was 162 with a 1% low of 118.

Things I learned from this build: 1) AMD's software is WAY better than it used to be. 2) I'll only ever buy Asus motherboards. Their utility software is amazing! I've used Gigabyte and Asrocks in the past. Both were fine even though I had to RMA an Asrocks board (Asrocks customer service wasn't very poor, won't buy from them again). I'm just smitten right now with how nice the Asus utilities and BIOS are. 3) Corsair cables are way too stiff for my liking. I know some of you guys are into that sort of thing just not for me. 4) A 240mm AIO has no issue cooling an overclocking i5. To be honest I was worried it wasn't enough. 5) Even though parts of this case is a pain now that it's complete I'm in love and glad I ended up with the H200. 6) Blower style coolers really are loud and hot. Not surprise I'm sure for most of you guys... I doubt I'll buy another one.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

koolio

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

The lighting in the case is amazing. How are you getting that blue kitht throughout the whole case. Does the rgb strip at the front also shine in the inside?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! There's an LED RGB strip on the inside that came with the AIO. I have it tucked inside the top facing out instead of down. Everything is plugged into an RGB header on the motherboard so I can control all the lighting using Asus Auros sync. The front panel light doesn't shine inside the case at all, it only goes outward. There is an RGB button on the top of the case with a couple extra pins so you could potentially sync a few things to the button instead of the motherboard.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks i meant light lol.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey how much was that case? Awesome build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I think I got it on sale for $75. It's a pain to build in but looks great imo.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

THAT LOOKS SICKK I'm planing to buy that case

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The case looks great. It's a pain to build in for sure, but honestly how often do you end up building in the same case over and over? To me it's worth the hassle just because it looks so good.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

yea I'm still trying to find out if I should get white or black but I might just go with the black one

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build! Sorry this might be a really dumb question; this is my first build with RGB. But how do you get the RGB strip on the side of the case working? Is there a 4 pin connector that comes with the case? Or do you have to do something else?

(I have a gigabyte z370 hd3 motherboard)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You can control the strip on the case in 2 ways.

It comes pre-installed with a button on the case that cycles through the different modes. If I remember correctly all you have to do is supply power to it. This will give you 19 different light effects.

The second way would be like you mentioned running it through the motherboard using a 3 pin or 4 pin (sorry can't remember which) RGB connection.

I just use the button on the case because I ran out of RGB connections on my motherboard and didn't want to spend the money on a hub.