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First off, The eagle eyed amongst you may recognize this build. I'm reposting it since some things have changed since last time.

This was my first ever attempt at building myself a gaming PC - it's something I've wanted to do for a while but always put it off in case I messed something up. Luckily I never ran into any problems, and I feel that part of that is down to the instructional videos posted on Youtube - without them I doubt I would've done it!

I bought the case in August 2013 - at the time I never had any idea what I was going to put into it, just that I wanted a gaming grade PC, and that it should be quiet in operation. I decided early on that I wasn't going to set myself a budget, but I had to be realistic about things. I don't like the look of heatsink coolers, which is why I went with the H100i - I didn't feel comfortable enough attempting a whole water cooled set up, and I liked the fact that the H100i is minimal maintenance and was very easy to set up. The motherboard and the RAM were both picked because I liked the look of them - no other reason! My initial feelings were an all black build with silver accents, however I felt it may look 'too' dark, hence why I picked red to go along with it. Whilst doing my research, I was told that 16GB of ram and an i7 were overkill, but I went with them anyway as I believe it'll perform better into the next generation of processors over an i5. Originally I had a bluray reader/writer in there, but I've recently removed it as I never use it. A 250GB SSD sits behind the motherboard tray, and the two mechanical HDD's are in the bottom two 5.25" bays via adaptors. I chose the GTX 780 Classified originally when it was over £500, before the price drop, because the silver and red would go perfectly with my build. The top card has an EVGA backplate fitted, I haven't got around to ordering one yet for the bottom card, but when I do and it arrives, I am going to change the PCI power cables - at the moment I'm using the pigtail ones and I dont like the bunched up look, so I will be changing them for standard 8 pin cables, and run two of them to each card.

It took me a long, long time to decide on a monitor set up, I didn't want a Korean overclocked monitor, I felt that they were more trouble than they were worth - to me at least. Which left me with either 3x1080p gaming monitors, or 1x1440p monitor. After doing some measuring, it seemed that triple monitors would take up too much room unfortunately, so I picked a large 1440p display, I liked the Samsung because of it's auto calibration and the fact that all the connections are in the base of the monitor, making the cables look clean and neat.
BF4 looks beautiful, with everything ultra and the resolution scale at around 150% I get around 70FPS, so having a 60Hz monitor does not bother me.

At the minute, the GPU's and the CPU are both stock - I went for the 'K' version of the CPU to give me the option to OC in the future, but at the minute, I am more than happy with the performance of the machine, so I am happy for things to stay stock.

Thanks for reading.

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you get a side panel window without fan holes for this case?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

eBay

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

link?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

you can also buy them from pc modding websites

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It came from eBay, I don't have a link, it was too long ago.

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

it comes with the case

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The window supplied with the case is perforated for fans, not a solid window

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Pure sexy.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and how are you liking the PS4?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the graphics don't compare obviously, but its pretty good so far.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This is like one of the greatest color schemes I have seen...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

sexy

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

and you have a ps4!|

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice, Very Clean.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

i concur

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, Nice colors

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

AWESOME! The more build I see with this case I'm starting to like more and more that I went with it for my build :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, i really like your build but can i ask how you changed the window ( i mean the fan holes) ?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought a replacement off of eBay, but you can make your own if you order some acrylic and are handy with a drill.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Nice build. Same Scheme and majority of parts I was planning on for my next build. (Except im going with AMD/Radeon/Xbox One lol) Great job

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That SLI connector. +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD Colors!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Great cable management.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

What 5.25" bay adapters did you use? I am thinking of using this case and want to buy one that will fit properly.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

orico ac52535

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Where are the storage drives in this build? I don't see them in any of your pictures.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

2 mechanical drives are in the 5.25 bays, the SSD is behind the motherboard tray

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

did you make that window for your casse or did your order it?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

ordered from Ebay

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks amazing! Great job. Are you just using Velcro on the back for your SSD? And whereabouts?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Nope no velcro, with no moving parts, there is no reason to secure the SSD - the stiffness of the SATA cables keep it from moving about anyway.

It's just tucked behind the motherboard tray.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. ;-)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you place HDD'S in the optical drive bays?

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