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Nothing like the smell of gaming in the morning...

I wanted to take a stab at building my own PC after years of buying pre-built machines that always left me wanting more. I recently got a new position at work and decided to treat myself to a new toy since I doubt I'll be getting a next gen console any time soon and this is something that I always wanted to do.

One of the main focuses was to have optimal airflow. The front, bottom and side fans are intake with the rear fan as exhaust. I also have the H100i set up in a push/pull configuration.

I clearly need to do some cable management but I wanted to make sure everything worked and was installed properly before I went zip tying everything. Which leads me to my main problem...fan management. It seems like I have a multitude of options, whether it's asus fan xpert, corsair link or the phantom 630's fan hub. So far I have be using a combination of everything. The rear, front and bottom fans are hooked into the 630's fan hub and the H100i fans are using corsair links software and the side fan is plugged into the motherboard since the cable is not very long. Any advice would be greatly appreciated here.

Idle cpu temps have been around 26c to 31c and under load it is around 42c to 46c. The GPU temps idle around 26c to 32c and under load is around 46 to 55c but it has gone as high as 65c once. I'm a noob so I don't know if these temps are good or not but based on minimal research they should be OK.

Comments and suggestions are welcome, Cheers!

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Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Is it loud? I heard the high performance fans are quiet loud so yeah...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

it's definitely not quiet, it has a hum to it but its not unbearable

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

they aren't loud. but do have a tone.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you hear it when just browsing the net with no headphones? Edit: Did you have to mod the case to fit that fan next to the 780 or was it already there?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd suggest just getting AF quiet series instead of performance ones. You barely notice them.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I can hear the fans but with that many in my case it's to be expected but it's really minor during browsing the web with the fans in quiet mode. Also, the phantom 630 had the fan bracket already there, pretty sweet feature.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you change the performance fans out for quiet ones?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Na, I'm happy with them.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Napalmed the **** out of your wallet son :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, it's definitely on fire...

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

55c is a great load temp for 780. 780 temps can go up to 90c before being dangerous. My 780 at load goes up too 80c. Nice build!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build. +1 for sure

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

das sexy, mane.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

This is very pretty! Good job on your first! Those temps are super cool, which means it's time to over clock things a bit!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! It would probably look better if your GPU was an Asus MATRIX.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the SPs on the rad? Doesnt the rad have spots for 3 fans?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The H100i can support 4 fans, 2 on top and 2 on the bottom of the rad

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

NZXT Phantom 630 for the win!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Good clean build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

OC both the gpu and the cpu. Your EVGA ACX and corsair h100i should be perfect for overclocking, and your motherboard has more than enough power phases for stable clocks.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the sound on that MOBO? I heard it's equal to a DX by asus? Is that true?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Also is the h100i in push pull?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it's in push pull

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking the 630 so far? Plus are you planning on buying the window panel? Would look awesome with the build!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

what is that top piece that you put on the gpu? looks like a glossy protective sheet for the backside of the gpu?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a metal backplate that helps maintain rigidity.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think that there is room for a sound card (ASUS Xonar Essence STX) on the top PCI slot? Great build BTW!

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