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I just built the computer yesterday. The cooler master cpu fan slightly pushes one of the ram sticks. If you are to build this computer, you will need to install one of the ram sticks after the cpu fan. Other than that, there are no issues so far with the build. This is my first build and I had a lot of trouble with it. However, every part seems to be functioning properly. I would like to get some sleeved cables for 8 pin psu cable for the graphics card. Another 8 pin sticks out from the case.

Please let me know if there is anything better I can do or change in this build. I really appreciate it! Thanks for reading this!

Also, I don't know if I should put my m.2 nvme ssd on the bottom slot or the top slot. Currently, it is on the bottom slot with the heat sink.

Update: The second photo has the rams moved to the recommended A2 and B2 slots. Also, the mobo and gpu cable is replaced with white braided cables.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, Leon! For some nice looking cables at a great price, check out the cable extensions by uphere on Amazon. For $30, they make a HUGE aesthetic impact. If your RAM is still within the return period, you could trade it in for some low-profile RAM, like Corsair Vengeance that would fit with your CPU cooler.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the suggestion! However, I am going to keep these current ram sticks because of the rgb aspect.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

actually, according to the mobo manual, the recommended ram slots to use are B2 A2, the lighter grey ones not the ones you used (this would probably allow the cpu cooler to fit as well)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not know that the recommended slots are those two! Thank you for the tip!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks real nice for a first build! And great choice on the case, it's looking awesome.

I'd definitely invest in getting a fully modular power supply if you ever want full control of your cable management and how they look, and maybe it'd be worth going with one of NZXT's Kraken series CPU coolers, they work nicely based on my experiences with them.

Otherwise a great job.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to get an aio for the cpu. However, I did not want to make the computer "too" pricey for now. I will most likely get an aio during black friday.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Whats the little egg thing?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a little light bulb that my girlfriend got me. I didn't really have a use for it so I stuck it into the computer case!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks nice i wanted to get one

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Im not sure if im allowed to link it, but it's $16 on smoko. Currently you can only preorder it.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

550w psu would have been fine, preferably gold

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly had no clue how much power I needed. But I totally agree now after looking at the estimated power needed

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

well first off ur GPU cable is giving me ocd tighten so it has a nice clean ark. I would also recommend getting a lower clearance ram as time goes on wear and tear shift stuff around in a computer other than that it looks awesome +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Another option would be an aio liquid cooler. I had ram clearance issues in my mini itx build and ended up going with an aio.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you mean that the gpu cable is too tight? I will be getting some sleeved cables during black friday.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

loop the gpu cables through the white cable pass through it looks better than the way it is now

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I think a set of sleeved cables would look great. I have the h200 in this same color scheme, and I got the cooler master cable extensions in black and white. $39 and they look great. You could clean up that GPU cable and improve the look of the 24pin and 8pin power cables.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree that I should get some sleeved cables! Thank you so much for the comment and suggestion!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

love the look of this build :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you so much for the compliment!

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

For starters you should always check clearance space for HEAT SINKS & GPU's. As far as Heat Sinks go I personally only used Cryorig http://www.cryorig.com over the past few years. PSU you could of gotten an EVGA 650w gold for that price. With that CPU I would of gone with a 400 series MOBO, but still overall nice build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the suggestion. I was definitely my fault for not checking the heat sink's clearance space. I also didn't check the clearance for the GPU because I know a two fan GPU wasn't going to block anything (unless you meant the cable). I didn't get a more expensive/better mobo because I currently don't know the real purpose of a mobo yet. All I know is that it is used for housing everything and making it connect together :P. Also, I don't know too much about PSUs either. However, I know that 750w is definitely enough for me. That's the one of the main reasons why I got it. Thank you for the blunt and great critique! It means a lot to me that someone would suggest so many things on my build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It's still a good build, keep it up.