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Date Last Upgraded: 12/28/2019

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 5 points

Great part balancing, but do a better job with the cables. That case is actually very capable when it comes to cable managing, and your parts will thank you if you do. Example: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/bX8dnQ

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job on the build! As Octothorpe said, please tame the spaghetti monster in your case...

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Octothrope, Unfortunately the cables that came with my power supply aren't very flexible, and I found it difficult to use zip-ties or any other method to get them to stay together and more organized.

Jogle007, I feel the same way when I look at it inside, I wish the cables could be managed better, but I have no idea how else to fix it other than to order different cables separately.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Octothrope, I noticed you used the Corsair 200R (great cable management by the way) ... Did you have trouble with the frontal interior fan between the Optical Drive and the Harddrive cages? I can't seem to power up mine, thought my motherboard had bad plugins, but I think my fan is a factory dud...

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an aftermarket fan in the front of the case that i put in right away, so I wouldn't know. It may be a dud, those stock fans are pretty crap.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I better call of Newegg about it. Maybe I can get a partial refund :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Too much cases badges is like not enough... Regardless of the cable managment, it's a good computer for light gaming. I never understand those who buy aftermarket thermal paste. I understan if your using the stock cooler, but i'm sure that the one that come's with an aftermarker CPU cooler (especially from cooler master) is pretty decent.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I heard a lot of good reviews of Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g ... Though I ended up just using the Cooler Master pastetube they had that came with the Cooler Master cooler. I didn't know they provided the paste at the time.

Ohwell, extra paste is good anyways :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What games do you play?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Can anyone teach me how to do better wire management? Any tips would be great!

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Why anniversary it is really small

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Anniversary is a standard ATX? I don't exactly plan on placing multiple video cards inside?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Well mobos that don't go all the way to the right

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Eh, I don't know too much about Motherboards, which is why I ended up just getting a cheap Z97 that had a lot of positive reviews all-over the internet.

My motherboard is a LGA1150, maybe bigger number for ATX standard mobos may mean bigger? I don't know.

You have me curious now.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Your motherboard is a full-size ATX motherboard, they just look random sometimes but have the same features as any other ATX provides. That said, you can conclude that a micro ATX or mini ITX would have less features, such as less PCI-E slots meaning less graphics cards or less RAM slots meaning less RAM.

I have the Z97 PC Mate for my 4690k, the only difference is that mine is a little bit wider so it extends out to the right a little more, but is the same height as yours.

The fact that your motherboard is an LGA1150 doesn't have anything to do with its size. The term "LGA1150" or "LGA2011" just refers to the CPU socket that the motherboard has, therefore, the types of CPUs it can support.

For future reference, to know what type of CPU your motherboard will support or what kind of CPU you want your motherboard to support depending on if you picked out the CPU first, this website has an automatic compatibility filter :-). But, if you want to know either way, your CPU's specs section will tell you what it supports under "Socket".

So, obviously, since your CPU has an LGA1150 socket, that's the same socket you motherboard has to support and vise-versa. Newer CPUs are the ones that have LGA2011 sockets, and therefore, need a different motherboard than yours to support it, and again, vise-versa.

Phew! You probably didn't even need to know all that and might have known 90% of it anyways, but hey, why not use this in the future if you need it or forget, right?! I just like telling everything I know when answering something!

Nice build, by the way!

+1 :-)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I knew most of that, though I wasn't quite sure why there was different "Socket" set types,etc. If it contributed to size,etc.

Thanks for the info though! Also thank you for admiring my build! Took many months of research :)

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