Description

The primary purpose of this build is in architecture applications such as AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch Up and Photoshop.

My performance in AutoCAD has been superb so far. I have yet to try the other applications, but will soon.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty... Odd build... You put a locked mobo with a unlocked CPU but it's not much of an issue since the 3570 is probably 10 bucks less. Also, work a bit on your cable routing, I can see it might be a hassle since I think that case doesn't have many cable routing features

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Odd build honestly... a CPU cooler with an unlocked CPU and a H77 board, 16GB of basic 1600 RAM, a GTX660...

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Wierd... But if it serves you fine, then go ahead!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree with the others, I think unless someone is going for a case mod, a show off rig, they shouldn't use this case because this is bigger than some mATX cases, so why not just go with those?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Horizontally mounted cases should be required by law to have a window on the side, and cool art on the graphics card.

A standard mATX case would take up less total space, but from the pictures it doesn't seem like space is an issue. If you're going for something different, I'd call the case a win.

As far as components at this price range, I think you may have been better served going the AMD route with an FX-8350. As of version 2011, the 4 thread limit rendering in autodesk software was removed. Photoshop also benefits if you can't use openCL acceleration Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-vishera-review,3328-9.html

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice box and I bet it runs well with your heavy duty apps. The case is smart looking. I just did my first build as well. You may have done the same think I did and picked the parts based on features/quality/reviews, etc. I have mixed locked/unlocked parts also. Don't sweat it if it gets the job done for you.

I wonder if an aftermarket CPU cooler will add life to the CPU even if you don't overclock. I don't overclock but considered an aftermarket cooler due to the relatively warm space I had initially planned to locate my box. I found a cooler space and ended up going with the stock CPU cooler.

Enjoy

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you use for storage?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Depth was the issue when it came to size. Even with mATX, most cases were too deep.

Cables seem to be a problem with the case. The motherboard is mounted horizontally, so keeping them out of the way is a bit hard. My first real build, so I'll always be improving my cable management anyway.

The CPU is also mostly for sound reduction. The case is literally right beside me, so I felt that 25$ was worth the investment.

And for storage, I'm using a the generic WD HDD from my previous computer. Storage is definitely what I'm working on next.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to cut a hole in the bottom of your motherboard tray? The board seems a bit low and the mounting plate seems a bit large.