Over the summer I wanted to build my first computer with an Intel CPU, the cheapest case and no RGB LEDs. After some research, my plans changed and I built an AMD, RGB version of the Luxor. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
Overall, I'm extremely happy with the result. The computer is much faster than anything I've used in the past. All of my previous computers were $300 laptops on sale.
Easy to install. I'm just angry about wasting the fan.
I got a really good Black Friday deal on this water cooler. The Thermaltake logo on the CPU block is facing in the opposite direction that I originally wanted. I did this because the mounting bracket screw would have been dangerously close to the SSD. Also, the hoses would have been blocking everything. I think I achieved a cleaner look by mounting it this way.
I purchased the MOBO and CPU at Micro Center. I looked at other MOBOs but they were double the price without double the features. I updated the BIOS using the WIFI option. I was nervous about purchasing this board because some people complained about the WIFI. So far, I haven't had any issues.
Easy to install. No issues.
The SSD was packaged really well. The heatsink was only a few dollars more and looks well made.
I named my HDD the Sarcophagus.
I have Adobe Photo Shop, Premiere, After Effects, so I went with NVIDIA. I flipped the sticker on the video card because it was upside down.
There isn't much clearance for the battery with this case (Azza Pyramid 804.) I recommend you loosen the screws on the MOBO bracket and the GPU bracket that comes with the case, otherwise, you will scratch the battery like I did. Not major concern as that part of the battery is hidden.
I wasn't 100% sure where to plug everything. Some of the cables like the 24pin connector were obvious but the PCIE cables weren't. The manual was in 80 different languages and told me absolutely nothing. I'm more of a trial and error kind of person anyway. I eventually figured it out. I moved the GPU cable a couple times and got everything to work.