Description

My very first build and an awesome introduction to the world of DIY PC. Got a larger than necessary case and power supply so I have lots of capacity for upgrades in the future. And my rationale for choosing a micro board in a case so large is that I don't really need a larger mobo until I decide to add a second GPU, which probably won't happen until I decide to upgrade to a new CPU and in all likelihood new mobo because of the socket compatibility.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 6 points

This is possibly the worst cable management I've ever seen in a case this size.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Very poorly placed components however if it works... it works... haha

  • 72 months ago
  • -3 points

There really aren't any other ways to place my components, I can't have a push and pull rad setup if I put it anywhere else in my case and I don't really have any other optional components aside from the extra fan on the swivel mount that is sitting next to my GPU

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

The problem is that you have the pump of the cooler as not only a high point, but the highest point in the system, which should never be done. I've said this before, but as a pipefitter by trade I know that you shouldn't have a pump as a high point as it's possible (not very likely, mind you) to air lock the thing, and then it's bye-bye CPU. By the way you have the pump as the highest point, it wouldn't take much water loss to do this.

No offense meant, but that NZXT X60 is a poor choice. Not only is it overpriced, but it doesn't out perform it's standard sized rivals by very much. The X40 however, is a great choice if you have a properly placed 140mm fan slot (or an NZXT G-10).

Personally, if it's possible, I'd return it and get a standard sized unit (240mm).

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Agreed. NZXT makes nice cable routing options. Make good use of them.

  • 72 months ago
  • -3 points

Rawr!

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

cool build but before everyone else rages on the cables. just spend some time sorting out your cables. :) cool build though. good job +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha oh cable management, what a chore. Almost a third of the cable you can see is from my blue led strip that I wrapped most of the way through the case so everything glows blue, but I agree I need to make things look a little more professional

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build, tidy up your cables a bit tho.

Also, why a gene in a full atx case?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I explained the gene choice in my description a little. Not planning on getting a second GPU until I change out the CPU and MOBO for next-gen, so I didn't need the extra PCI-e slots and I really like the built in sound and some of the other ROG features that come with it. Mostly I just was trying to keep my budget slightly in check otherwise I'd be rocking an i7 on an extreme with dual titans, which is of course ridiculous on a college student budget

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

You could have gotten the Maximus VI Hero for less, and that is a full ATX

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time I bought my components the gene was less expensive than the hero so I went for it

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes sense...although a hero is the same price and offers pretty much the same features...I see where you're going tho. Yeah that would be ridiculous lol

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I do agree, the cables definitely need sorting. Whilst a chore, it will not only look a lot better, but the airflow will be a lot better too.

Also, why the 1000W PSU? It's a bit overkill, I can't say much as mines 1050w and I don't need that much power, but I got mine at a ridiculously cheap price.

Other than that, nice build

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it for cheaper than the 850w at the time, wanted a fully modular one and didn't want to add a new PSU to the list of components to upgrade. I figured I'd just get this one and it'll last me for years after I have dual gtx 770's hooked up and pretty much anything else I could think to add

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

why rad on bottom? is there not enough room to put on top?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

In the sense of hot spots in your computer , I decided that putting the radiator in the top corner where all the hot air is pushed was not going to give me as good of results as supplying it with the coolest air it can get

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm the radiator would exhaust the warm air so it doesn't stick around your motherboard components. Also having the pump/cpu block above the radiator stresses the pump, shortens its lifespan, and to some extent raise your temperatures

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Why go full modular if your not planning on doing any cable management? Whats a few more cables in that mess going to matter. And with that cooler on the bottom seems like poor planning. Still a beastly gaming pc though.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy cables... the hardware looks fine, sure, but it's seriously not nice to look at...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were you I would disconnect all of the cables and rout them straight to the back of the case. As for the led strip just use the included adhesive brackets to go along the side of the case. look at my build looks clean with barley any cables showing.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

the cables make everyone cry...and you overpayed for a number of things

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Geez some people get so angry over poor cable management. This doesnt deserve so many downvotes, people need to take a chill pill lol. A lot of the "cable management" comments should really be deleted by staff. No one likes a completed build which has nothing but "HORRIBLE CABLE MANAGEMENT" and "CLEAN UP YOUR CABLES" comments spamming the comment list.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Well thats because no one likes a completed build without cable managment :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah cable management is very important, but it just gets really annoying when everyone spams and rages in the comments about the cable management.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree I think they mean well as in trying to help persuade them to spend a little time on it. There just very blunt lol

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

lol is this some troll or something ?

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I finally organized my cables after buying a new modular PSU a year later. Re-purposed my old PSU for my HTPC.

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