Nothing special, just a solid rig to replace a badly aging i5-750 box that served me so well for so long.
Cuel! How'd you like the case? I am debating between the S340 or the H440. ALso, is the power supply good? Lol, thanks. Looks great, btw!
I would also look at Phanteks. :D
I love the case! There are so many nice little design touches, most of which didn't register with me until I started the build. They angled the way the motherboard fits inside the case and it's such a small thing it's amazing how much different it made.
Same with the hidden hard drive tray at the bottom of the case, the hard drive sits at a slight angle and it's just enough that the connecting the sata cables was only slightly annoying instead of the full-blown pain in the arse that they would have been otherwise. Having that extra hd placement option allowed me to completely remove all of the hard drive trays at the front of the case to maximize airflow.
Another nice little touch is the little fan hub -- makes the electrical hookups so much easier.
I've never had a case before where I felt I had enough options for cable management. I always seemed to be forced to make a couple of awkward cable runs because there was no good way route the cables cleanly. The H440 is brilliantly designed in this regard -- they thought of everything from providing plenty of places to tie down cables (and making the holes large enough for thin velcro straps) to providing enough openings in the chassis to get cables out of sight and out of mind easily.
Highly recommended case for anyone who sees the lack of 5.25 inch bays as a distinct advantage and a strong selling point.
I'll have more to say about the Kraken X41 and airflow soon. I have another one en route to me now along with the NZXT G10 mounting bracket for my video card. I also ordered additional fans.
Lovin' the PSU. I'm not an electric engineer but I've been a long time reader of JonnyGuru.com's PSU reviews and he's absolutely in love with EVGA's line of Super Flower Leadex PSU's. See http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=380 for more info.
dude obviously get the h440 its a higher end case but if u wanna spend less get the s340
Howd you like the cooler!? GOt mine waiting to build my computer when my ASUS 970 comes in. good build man!
I'll post more about the Kraken X41 and cooling soon. As I mentioned above, I have another one en route to me now along with the NZXT G10 mounting bracket so I can water cool the 970.
Be warry of the 970 and a water block. I read a couple of articles where thr V-Ram runs hot on them but the gpu runs cool. (Opposite on the 290's)
There are solutions.
Thanks for the advice and the link! I had considered the impact it might have on the v-ram temps. Looks like I've got some reading to do.
You can get some little heatsinks that attach with thermal tape to put on the VRAM
Yet another... omg that's damn op!
Beautiful setup man!
What's the temp on that cpu with the overclock?
I am also courious of the temps. (Am running the same OC w/H100i)
BTW beautiful build!!!
Very nice build. Love the clean look.
beatiful case, great cable managements, just an all around great build!
Color scheme is done very well, nice build!
Wow. This is co clean and beautiful though I dont like the red color. +1
can we just plug in the video card in this mobo and download drivers from the internet, or do i have to disable onboard gpu from device manager, and from the bios
how is your ssd going
I haven't had any trouble with my SSD. Did you run into problems?
No i was looking to buy it and thank you for replying and im going ahead and build a gaming rig.
I swear the H440 is the most overused case. Nothing bad about it, totally awesome case with some great features, just something like the Corsair Air 540 or a ITX Case would be more exciting, and black and red builds are getting really overused. Though, +1 for the excellent cable management and parts
I totally agree with you about the red and black color scheme and went into the build wanting to avoid it. Sadly, once I got started I found the selection of components in other colors so limited in comparison to black and red that it was difficult to shop around without some compromises I didn't want to make -- I'm a cheapskate and once you've settled on a color scheme other than black or red the number of parts you can choose from is drastically reduced making it harder to find deals. Ultimately, I went with the color scheme that had the most to offer. Your mileage may vary!
Yes, It can very hard to come up with a green, blue, white, purple, color scheme Red has pretty much always have been the "gaming" color. Wish some companies could make more color options..
It doesn't help at all that gigabyte sniper boards are now red :/ . They used to be the only people who made black and green boards