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Tried to get a nice balance of power without spending a fortune. Manged to get it cheaper (around £1050) as I shopped around a lot.

Glad I went for the MSI card and motherboard combo - it looks pretty awesome!

Went for a 144hz monitor for games like BF4 - glad I did, being able to display 100FPS+ looks so much smoother.

Got the CPU running @ 4.4GHz stable. I think going any further would require some more serious cooling but I'm really happy with that speed.

16Gb RAM was perhaps overkill but at least I have some headroom.

Fully modular PSU made cable management so much better, I think it's worth the slight cost increase.

Had some issues with the SATA ports not recognizing the hard drives but whatever it was the MB finally detected them after a few reboots.... the HDD was from a laptop so hence the 2.5'' form.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Nice build, great parts. I'd recommend popping out that top HDD cage for improved airflow if you don't plan on using it.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Good idea!

Thanks.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

And turn the hdd around so the connectors are in the back

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I realize now after looking at some other builds that I can make it way neater! Time to open it back up again.....:)

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the help guys! I have added a couple of extra photos to show the improvements. Taking the HDD tray out was a big one for the airflow, that front fan will now be much more effective no doubt.

I have my hard drives the other way around so the cable management is easier and have generally routed things in (what I think!) is a better order....:)