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Build went well. One scare when the test boot resulted with one long beep and at least 48,000 intermittently long and short beeps, plugged into display to find it was a CPU fan warning, just because the Hyper 212 evo was spinning slower that the motherboard wanted it to apparently. Was up and running within about 4 hours. I didn't end up installing the LEDs...yet. I have to open it back up this weekend when I have more time to clean a few things up so I might do it then, but it looks pretty good without them I think. The H440 looks great and was fairly easy to work with but running some of the cables, especially through the holes for the graphics card and SSD/USB 2.0 was a little tricky. Getting the HD audio around the PSU to that hole was tough enough, I can't imagine trying to route wires for another SSD back there. Going to be used for gaming, almost exclusively. Need to get a proper desk/monitor set up but that will be taken care of by the end of this month. Still need an HDD for storage and a legit mouse and keyboard also.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 12 points

I hope thats a harry arm in one of those photos

  • 72 months ago
  • 6 points

Haha I didn't even catch that.

The feet at the bottom lead me to believe that it might not be...

  • 72 months ago
  • 6 points

test bench nekkid!

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

Lol. I didn't notice it either. Not nekkid, just shirtless. I'm a fatty

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

Clegane

Is this the PC That Rides? Or a hound?

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

Is it a crime to be born Clegane?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Or is it the Mountain that PCs?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Or the PC that Mountains?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

To answer, I guess not really but...it wasn't really specifically either? I just really like the name Clegane lol

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

You know who the Clegane brothers are though, right? O_o' Otherwise it's a pretty big coincidence.

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

THE CASE. THE CASE. IT'S BEAUTIFUL. Nice job, balanced and overpowered. +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 4 points

Sure is. I saw a few reviews that said you must do good cable management with it and Hardware Canucks went as far as to say it was hard to replace the side panel after cabling. I literally tied down the CPU power, zip tied my molex and satas that were extra together (all of the psu cables for both are daisy), and shut the door. Spent 2 minutes tops

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

dat case

NZXT makes some high quality **** (I can testify, I have a Phantom 410 :D)

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I considered the Phantom (I think) 410 Black/Orange early on but scrapped it and for a while thought I wasn't getting NZXT. My choice was down to the Air 540 and Bitfenix Ronin. I commanded myself not to look at any other cases or watch any other reviews. Then I saw the thumbnail for the H440 review on the Hardware Canucks Youtube channel, noticed the prebuilt PSU shroud, and, well.....

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! Considering getting that case. How long did it take for Amazon to ship it?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't get from Amazon actually preordered from Newegg, shipped Monday w/ next day. I don't know how to change where I bought it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like the case so far? Quiet? How is the airflow?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

It's fairly quiet (I sit about 2 feet away) but I wouldn't call it silent, especially when the 212 ramps up. Nothing disappointing, though. As far as flow, using just the 4 installed fans and without removing all of the unused 3.5" bays (forgot, part of what I'm fixing this weekend) temps have been great. I haven't done much CPU intensive stuff yet, but have yet to see it get above 35C. While running Heaven and Valley, the highest my GPU got to was 83C, but it took a long time to get there and once it did it never went above. After closing I immediately opened Speccy, and was already down to 65C, and within about a minute was back to my idle GPU temp of around 25C.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick build. Would love to see more focused pics to really take it in, but, yea, a 250 GB SSD, a 780ti and a sexy case for the money - win. You're on top of the mechanical drive so I'd love to see finalized pics once installed.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll bust out the good camera this weekend and take a couple. No mechanical drive yet, but possibly LEDs. I'm thinking about trying to change the logo LED to a blue one. I'll also take some of the back to show just how careless I was with the cable management and how clean it still looks

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi,

Does the RAM modules all fit with the Cooler Master? I'm using the same RAM and Cooler in my build and was just wondering if it all fitted in nicely, going to have 2x Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8gb RAM

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, fit fine. I even just moved to a new mobo that's tighter and it still fits

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds great man! :D Thanks for the help :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

We've got the same CPU MOBO combo and I've got the z87-A as well! Butttt you have a 780 ti and i have a 770 LOL. you probably gotten a bit more performance out of your gpu if you went 4770k and msi g45 or asus rog hero.. somthing like that. Definately try out overclocking! Try 4.5 ghz to see if you've won the silicon lottery and then drop down. I managed to get 4.4 ghz boot but crash under load for 15 min w/ 1.25 v!

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Will be overclocking for sure, just not right off the bat. Performance is running pretty well so far, I ran Heaven and got ~62 fps and got ~75 fps on Valley

Edit: Both were done at absolute max for every changeable setting at 1920x1080. Obviously, with current display, there was some tearing, but what really surprised me was that during a couple of the panning scenes in Heaven (e.g. panning around the airship or whatever) it stuttered once or twice.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Since there is so much (worthy) attention being given to the case, I'll give the one real negative I saw with it so far: After I got the case, I opened the rear side panel and saw a small o-ring stuck to the sound deadening foam. Wasn't sure what it was, moved on. Turns out, it was one of the grommets from the 3.5" bays. A few of the other ones had also come loose and were at different points in the case. I checked one of the ones still connected, and it was barely stuck on there. Other than that and the cabling issues stated in the OP, everything about it has been amazing

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Gets to fifth picture * AHHHH! IT'S COMING RIGHT FOR US!
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