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This is an update on my first ever December 2015 build.

I'm really happy with how this turned out, Cable management took a good half an hour just to put the side panel on but in the end, it was all worth it. I didn’t buy all of these things at once. I bought PC parts in December 2015, I bought the Riing RGB Fans in January 2016, and I bought the Ripjaws V, the SP120 fans, the fan hub, RGB LED kit and 24 Pin Extension cable in July this year. Because this case is small, it doesn't have the best cable management. I wanted a small case that would look pretty nice and was built by a pretty good company. When first buying all the components I couldn’t afford to buy a semi or modular power supply. The power supply isn’t the best looking but its super quiet. I don’t run the Riing fans at full speed because I don’t want them sucking up the air going into the CPU cooler. When I added the SP120 fans at the front all of my devices run 2-7 °C cooler including my CPU and GPU. At idle my GPU doesn't spin the fans but stays at 20-21 °C, At idle my CPU reaches around 24°C which I'm happy with, my SSD and HDD run pretty cool, especially when I'm gaming on them. The reason I got static pressure fans was I wanted as much air out of the case and also into the case. The front fascia fan grills on the 88R suck. The reason I didn’t get R9 380 or the GTX 960 Gaming 4G was the GTX 960 Gaming 2G was SO much cheaper because it was on sale and the Gaming 4G was out of my price range, I was on a pretty strict budget so that’s why I didn't get it. One last thing with the LEDs, when I put the colour on white, two LEDs are purple no matter what brightness it’s on. I also like how LEDs are magnetic, that made my life SO much easier when choosing positions. I hope you guys enjoy my build.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you get Firestrike for free?

  • 42 months ago
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No I bought it on steam.

  • 42 months ago
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When I made my PC (which was on a $400 budget, by the way). I cared more about it looking good rather than it having the best performance (which is why I spent $70 on a case, lol.)

Anyway, really nice build. I love how you took things and made them as high of quality as possible and not ghetto rigging it like I did mine. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

dont mind me asking, why did you go with the 960? i would have settled for the 480 but then i reemebered its out of stock lol

  • 42 months ago
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I went for the 960 because at the time when I bought it, it SUPER cheap and Nvidia has great game optimisation.

  • 42 months ago
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The sleeved cables look so nice! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, i would try tucking some of those wires in front of your psu in the area behind the case, takes away from that premium look you have with those sleeved extension cables. I know that brick for the leds isnt gonna go back there, but the rest should, i built in the same chassis case, its got a descent amount of room back there

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I struggled to get the 24 pin extension to fit back there. I'm looking to get the Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply to get rid of those cables in front of the PSU.

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

Wow don't you have to be careful with those temps? If the ambient temperature is higher than the temps of your components condensation might appear on them!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What should I do to fix that problem?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Get AMD products haha

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Air conditioner will help and decrease humidity, close windows if you have them opened, actually make your room as cold as possible...

  • 42 months ago
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My ambient temperature 27.0° C

  • 42 months ago
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It isnt possible with an air cooler anyway since it is moving ambient air through the heatsink which is heating it up.

  • 42 months ago
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Ok Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

An air cooler can't get anything below ambient, relax.

  • 34 months ago
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it would be impossible for anything cooled by being in air (heasinks and radiators) to be any cooler than ambient because they are dissipating their heat into the air, therefore you will just have worse temps. If you submerged your radiator in icewater, then it would be a different story.

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

As far as the cable room and size of that case, you did a fine job. Although it's a bit hard to say it's cool looking, I'd give you a 6 out of 10 :P. The money spent towards fans could've been filtered into a budget Enthusiast case such as the S340 or a Phanteks case.

Don't let that discourage you though! Beautiful fans and sleeved cables. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

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  • 42 months ago
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Thanks for the advice man!

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  • 42 months ago
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Thanks Man!

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