Description

This is my gaming comp, wanted to make it as good as I could. Built it around may 2013. Vinyls were custom made by me in my graphic arts class.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Ouch on that SSD if that's accurate. Otherwise, nice build!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Great part selection, except the price on that Corsair Force is hopefully inaccurate because I've seen so many horror stories that they burn out so fast (perhaps would have gone with Neutron series or Samsung 840 series). Also (this is just opinion) I would have gone with Bitfenix recon fan controller as I've had so many NZXT products fail on me.

To the 16GB is overkill, not so accurate. 8 may be the "sweet spot" for now, but if he's taking a graphics art class who knows what other heavy usage applications he'll be running in the future. Buying 16 GB of RAM is just future-proofing your rig, especially if it's corsair, good choice.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Your cougar fans on top are set to push air from the top through the radiator into the case, which messes with airflow. You should flip the fans over so that they pull air out of the case or put them on the bottom of your radiator (with the same orientation they have now) so they push air through the radiator out the case.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The screws that hold the rad in place are in the way, so I can't flip them around, as that's what I initially planned to do. I'll try putting the rad on top and seeing how that works, thanks for the advice!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I moved the rad screws from the outside to the middle, so it doesn't interfere with the fans anymore, flipped them over so they pull air out of the case. I tried putting them under the rad but because they're 140mm the hosing for the rad would've been in the way of one of the fans.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

wow this is beast, except the gpu, wouldve got with a much better choice

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I was beginning to run out of money and took a cheaper route to simply finish the build, the card has done amazing though, I've yet to run into anything it couldn't handle. When it begins to struggle then I'll look at either adding a second or replacing it altogether.