Description

I built this PC because I travel a lot. I wanted to be able to take it to LAN parties or when I visit family. I love customising things and I'm happy I was able to do a Fallout based theme.

The build went great, though I had a few issues fitting my big hands inside the case to attach the heatsink. You have to pull out the 3.5" hard drive cage in order to wire a modular power supply (It was simple to do this though because the cage is on a rail secured by a single thumbscrew). When using the H100i GTX heatsink, you have to put the fans between the radiator and the brackets, otherwise, the screws that mount the fan to the radiator will be in the way of one of the motherboard's integrated heatsinks. I had to use only 3 screws on one fan to keep from breaking off the integrated heatsink.

It was easy to paint the mesh side and front panels. I pulled the metal mesh off the plastic part of the panel. Then, I used FrogTape to cover the Corsair logo and make my Vault 89 symbol. I used spray paint for the mesh, no sanding or priming required.

I have recently installed the MSI GTX 1070. It fits in perfectly. Since the MSI GTX 1080 is the same size it will also fit in just fine.

I have been able to OC my processor to 4.6GHz easily. However, I have not been able to run 4.8GHz stably. I have seen some people hit 5.2Ghz with this same chip, but mine just won't do it. With this build at the most stable overclock setting, I am able to reach a 99th percentile score on PassMark(6666 Points).

Credit to my lovely wife who took the pictures for me. (Pictures of the GPU were taken at a later date with a cell phone)

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 15 points

Brace yourself, OP, the Corsair CX complaints are coming.

  • 40 months ago
  • 7 points

he hasn't got a gpu yet

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

Not gonna stop people from complaining about it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

lol yeh he could change it

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah the CX isnt that bad like people think but people exaggerate.

  • 40 months ago
  • 6 points

They're not bad per se, they just tend to die earlier.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/CX600M/9.html Performance is Okay, just some with the sleeve bearing fan and low quality capacitors, this psu won't last too long.

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

That's what people say, but I have had really crappy PSU's on my PC's when I didn't know the importance of getting a good one and they lasted for years. Of course I switched it the moment I learned about 80+. :P

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

yeah but its not as bad as you think. A 700 dollar build would last with this PSU. I dont think you should get one but people think its literally poop on a stickk

  • 40 months ago
  • 5 points

Haters gonna hate. F em

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

lol. straight to the point. I like it

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Love the name"ABundleOfBunnies"

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

thnx. its my steam name too XD BUNNIES EVERYWHERE. WORLD ANNIHILATION.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I've had a CX750 for two years now and no problems. I have 2 other systems but the PSUs are all different. I also, have a CoolerMaster UCP 1100W in one and a OCZ 750W in the third system. My adult daughter has a system that I built for her and her PSU is Antec. I tend to float between these four brands and go with whatever is the most economical at that time. However, I have been considering Silverstone when I decide to make the move from DDR3 to DDR4.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

i guess you could say they'll have to deal with the Fallout :D

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the Corsair CX?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

A more budget-oriented series of power supplies from Corsair.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 9 points

Really diggin the blue. Nice build!

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Manirelli is no longer shark man... He is now spooky MLG lady man thing from Monsters Inc.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The shark has transformed into Roz. Now that is awesome. I love Monsters Inc.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 5 points

OMG..its....beautiful ( ಥـْـِـِـِـْಥ)

  • 40 months ago
  • 5 points

I smell a feature.

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

I knew I smelled a feature.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Sir, your nose is OP. It needs to be nerfed.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

But I still want to smell featured builds

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The nose knows... the nose knows.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

o-o

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Forgive me for this.. *smelt

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

It's a nice looking build, but seeing a CX PSU in a build at this price point makes me hurt inside a little.

EDIT: Whoops, didn't see the comment about the GPU in the description. My mistake.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

wow, that looks so nice

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

THAT PSU DOE

(Prepare for rage central)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh, I'm falling in love with these adorable and bright lunchbox PCs! Almost wish I wasn't already committed to a full-size build now!

Fantastic job with the Fallout theme - totally nailed it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Mobility was a must have for me. When the 380T came out I was locked in.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

crazy build

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks Sick!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

The vault boy bobbel head really bring the whole thing together :D +1 my friend

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Just curious, why did you pick the i7 over the i5?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I wanted Turbo boost and Hyper-threading. Also the fact that the based clock speed is 4 GHz vs 3.5 G,Hz was very appealing to me.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

good question right here.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

he probably want to get a high end GPU in the build when he has the money for it. Also for curtain applications the i7 is alot better then the i5.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice color choice on the case. Awesome!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

how'd u cram all of this inside a shoebox?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

absolutely gorgeous build , love it ! +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That is badass man.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build! Love how the paint looks very nice and professionally made!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you thinking about getting for a GPU? I love the mouse btw I have it myself

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, I'm still trying to decide between Sapphire and GeForce. I'm leaning toward Geforce though because of the success I've had with them in the past and I like the NVidia GUI more

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

You mean Radeon versus GeForce?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes but I've narrowed my choices down to Sapphire on the AMD side, not so much on the Nvidia side

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

If I were you, I would go for a nice 970 since you're leaning on Nvidia. However, personally, I would go AMD and get a nice R9 390.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I Second the R9 390, Simular (sometime better, sometimes worse) performance to the GTX970, however 8GB of ram, which you know will last you much longer than the 970 at 3.5gb. Only thing is if your stuck to sapphire brand for amd, your largest choice is the R9 380 and the triple fan 390 version is too large for this case.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Instead of the ZAX I would've put "Vault-Tec"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I seriously considered it but I wanted to name my PC something I could easily refer to in conversation. ZAX-## is the designated name for the vault AI systems so it seemed fitting.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Really love the build! I have the same motherboard but haven't built my computer yet. Could you tell me how it is for you?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it so far. you may need to pull off the back panel shield padding though. I haven't used the headset yet but I'm excited to see how a dedicated audio USB port performs.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This is cool. The little fella on the inside and great pictures top this off. Gotta get your gpu and more pics afterwards. Nice build +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done with your case! I love how you modified it. It's an awesome Fallout theme~ I only played Fallout 3 but in due time will get Fallout 4 this month or the next. Enjoy your build! +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

surprised about the wired mouse, considering this is a travel build i would think it would be easyer just to stick the dongle in there and let it be

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sometimes you have to choose Quality over convenience.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry...Had to post this. You should take an ART class to boost your arts and crafts skills. The lettering job could've been better.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I tried to use a Sharpie paint pen and realized it was a mistake far too late. I'm going to fix it eventually but I have to replace the handle to do so. Luckily, Corsair allows you to purchase replacement parts.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you heard of stenciling? That will help make it look fantastic.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It WAS stenciled. Unfortunately, the combination of paint pen and surface shape/texture caused the design to sort of bleed and be uneven. It will be improved upon in the future.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Fallout is generally not something i like to see, but this looks too damn good for me to hate it. Definite +1 from me.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! Whatever you do make absolutely sure you get the 970 Fallout edition card! It would be sacrilege to do otherwise! http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-fallout-4-edition-nvidia-geforce-gtx-970-4gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-black/4583924.p?id=1219773214133

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing about that card is fallout based, except the picture on the box. Besides that, the Best Buy exclusive uses an outdated PCB

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing? Not even the huge back plate? wasn't aware it was a ****** card thought it would be cool for a Fallout build so thought I would share. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/482973-evga-gtx-970-fallout-4-edition/

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Touche my friend

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome, OP! I'm going to do a similar build in the next month or so, so I was wondering how the H100i GTX performs in the case? Are there any advantages of having the fans push air out of the case through the radiator vs in?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think there is any advantage in going out vs in. However, you should avoid attaching the fans to the radiator because there is not enough room for one of the screws. You should put the fans between the brace and the radiator.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll remember that, thanks!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the MOBO? I was thinking about getting one, just thought Id ask someone who uses it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it. Especially the reinforced ports. I had to get kind of rough with the mobo because of the case but it is pretty rugged. There was a little bit of worry with performance before I bought it because Micro ATX board have been traditionally used for media, but the mobo is great for gaming. This is the fastest machine I've built yet.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my God, I love this. The FunkoPop nails it. Looks like the little Vault Boy is supervising operations.

I am within a week away from making my final decisions on building a rig with this case. I was considering painting both the honeycomb mesh and plastic case with plasti dip. What did you use?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

A $7 can of spray paint haha. It worked surprisingly well, the paint it cam with was rough enough that I didn't have to sand it or anything. be careful though, the plastic it is attracted to is kinda fragile without the mesh.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Well, I got my 380T (white) in and started building my first. Let me ask you. I did not see a molex connector by the front of the case for the 3-speed fan connector. There was a SATA instead. Did yours have the molex?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, just SATA for the power, which was nice. There are 3 molex fan connectors in there somewhere though. I can't remember where they are stock because I ended up snipping all the factory ties and moving them elsewhere

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Last night I tried the headphone jack in the front for the first time. Nothing. No sound, no luck. Did you have a problem? Which connector power that? HD Audio? I didn't give it enough attention to really investigate.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I had no problem with it, but yes you have to make sure your HD Audio is hooked up correctly. That is the first step, the second step would be to check the other buttons and inputs on the panel to see if anything is faulty.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Forgive me for asking (im new)

But is that figurine going to block airflow to the future gpu?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

He is not living in the case, just there for the photos. But, Even if I had left him in he would not have disturbed the air flow of the GPU at all, nor would there have ben any other air flow issues.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

If you switch to ryzen, then you'll be able to save some money

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a great idea! If I did that I could also use a pine box for my case and a dog turd for GPU. I can't believe how much money I could have saved by using a processor that hadn't even come out yet when I built this machine. Moron. There are many factors you should consider before suggesting something to a person who has actually built a PC.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Jeeze man, im just suggesting, I've ALSO built a pc before and just diddn't notice the date. dont get triggered.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Love what you did with Funko Pop. Gonna do the same with two Rick and Morty ones.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just as an update to everyone who was hating on the Corsair CX series: The power supply has served me well for over 3 years (2 years running the GTX 1070). I have never had any issues with my power supply even though I live in an area with sub-par power reliability and I frequently overclock my unit. Even though it is 80+Bronze, the CX series is a solid choice for PC builders on a budget.

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

even if you get a GPU, ur CX will be fine for this build just dont overclock with the CX. For a good GPU upgarde, i recommend you wait for Nvidia pascals or get the GTX 970. :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

In the year since I finished the built, I have overclocked the processor, RAM, and GPU several times and for extended periods. I have had no issue with system instability or the power supply.

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

If there's no gpu why a 600w power supply.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

read his description

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice little build there. except the CX psu..

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it looks pretty bad ***. All in the matter of opinion, i guess.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

U seem to be everywhere... Yeah that iGPU will hold up till then. +1

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha no, the Vault Boy was only posed for the pictures.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I think he should be a permanent feature!!!!!!!!! Great build tho really digging that colour scheme!!!

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