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UPDATE* NZXT Case finally came in. Rebuilt the system today and installed the Kraken x40 cooler. This case was def worth the wait. The last images are the new images.

Dont judge on the cable management just yet, since I know i will be swapping cases soon, I didnt want to waste my time or zip ties. For the items i marked as $0, are items I already had and did not purchase for this build.

This is technically my first build, i bought a used gaming PC about two years ago from ebay for $400, I did however swap cases so i did have a little experience of assembling a pc.

I do own a mac, so i will be doing most of my video/picture editing on it. But i prefer using a pc for excel/coding and gaming, and also need a PC to run certain simulation programs that compute many calculations.

I have not run into any difficulties yet. Only thing is adjusting myself to windows 8. Sometime in the near future I will run some benchmarks and post them.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Kind of an odd setup IMHO. iMac in the middle for your capturing and the PC monitors on the sides for gaming/coding. Just seems awkward to me having to turn your head if your playing games. still though pretty nice setup.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, when I only need to use just my PC, i pull the 2 monitors in front of the mac. Also i have it this way so that if i need a second monitor for the mac, i just switch monitor input ;)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah thanks. The H440 looks great, but it goes over my budget. But nice build!

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

you seem to have a monitor fetish like me lol

pimping display pic, love the creative colours

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't wait to see this build in your H440 :p the red/black edition looks awesome

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Case came in!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the Cooler Master Elite 430 right? How is it? I'm thinking of getting that for my PC.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Its alright. IMO its nice for the price. But it does lacks cable management design. For example, i cant run any cables behind MB. But everything fits, and has room for upgrades but im just wanting to upgrade to that NZXT

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are the same exact monitors I have with the same exact wallpaper spanning across the two... good taste in wallpaper lol.

Just curious, what kind of simulations/calculations are you running?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Petroleum Engineering stuff like Reservoir Simulations,Modeling the flow and production of hydrocarbons, seismic, mapping and etc.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

nice! I always thought to myself I would build a home PC capable of running all my CAD softwares, but thought to myself, "am i really going to bring work home?"

Great build nonetheless =)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yeah, in the future I might not be using it quite as much. But since im still a student, it beats the hell out of going to school every night to work on projects and stuff on slower computers.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh true, i thought you've graduated already. I know how you feel. We await you in the real world =) good luck and enjoy the build!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks man

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that potato doing in the middle? O.o

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Three questions:

  1. Where did you order your case from?

  2. How do you swap between the mac and the PC? Do you have a switch?

  3. Is that an iMac or a monitor plugged into an apple laptop?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. the Case im waiting for (NZXT) amazon. Cooler master, i believe new egg. 2.no i have my mac key board in the drawer so all i do is plug both DVI's into PC, and the mac plug in either VGA or hdmi. The monitors have 3 available ports so all i have to do is switch the input when i want to go pc to mac.
  2. Late 2012 27" imac. my mac laptop floats to school and around the house, rarely in the office.
  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

UPDATED*

  • 69 months ago
  • -2 points

Update your pics with that Kraken cooler. Also, get yourself some green or black RAM... the red looks silly.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

If you had actually read the description, his red and black H440 is currently on back order so he couldn't install the Kraken and the red ram will look better with the H440. Learn to read before you comment.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

In that case, I would just complain about the motherboard being green. Either way, it's mismatched.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

With his current case and lighting, it isn't mismatched.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do, dont how much longer till the case comes in. In terms of the colors, i dont believe its a mismatch. Just because its not a 2 color toned doesnt mean it wont match. Mother board is green and has green LED's lights on it. Video card lights up green. The case will be black and red. the motherboard also has red led lights. Ram is red. Also the two fans can be what ever color I want it to be (blue,green,red,clear) therefore I can have One green and one red or any combo that will look the best.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

As far as I know and have been told by people at NZXT who frequest Reddit, the next batch of H440 cases should be coming in the first half of April sometime and in bigger quantity.

Hope so... my build is planned for mid April and I sure as hell don't want to have to wait for months after that for a case.. I would, regretfully, have to find something else.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

It's your build, man. If you're happy with everything, then who am I to judge your decisions? Just wanted to give my small input. Enjoy!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Pics updated.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

looks great! So is your X40 set up as an intake and mounted on the top?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks and yeah

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