Description

This is my third build, of which two are mine. My first build was stolen from about 1.5 years after initial build date. I built this one for primarily gaming. It will have light Office use as my wife is a teacher and requires those programs. I chose this case mainly for the military style and the easy open sides which are a snap!

The case is very well built and sturdy. I have no complaints about the case. I would offer a suggestion to corsair to have an optional solid plexiglass side as to not have the fan mounts but other than that the case is very good. I have a total of 5 fans running at all times and are extremely quiet. The power supply has yet to spin up under gaming conditions (bf4,planetside2, tera).

The mouse and keyboard are very comfortable and very responsive.

The motherboard would be my biggest gripe about my build. I bought it because it was relatively inexpensive compared to the others I was browsing. It had room to expand another video card and accepted over clocked ram. The board is thinner than other mother boards and therefore has a good bit of flexibility to it. When installing components I had to support the back side to make sure they were secure. I plan on putting another video card into this build within the near future.

Overall the computer is performally exceptionally and is very quiet which I was looking to accomplish.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Pro-tip: To stop people from stealing your build, just put all of it inside a 900D. Not only will they be unable to carry it, but it won't fit through the door.

Back to the build. I like the color scheme, olive green+black. As this is a modern build, I don't see why you didn't go Haswell. Your cooler would have handled the heat greatly and there are motherboards that fit the scheme. Overall, nice build. +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to get an old fashioned army star sticker to put on it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn that sucks. How your first build get stolen? With this build if you are using it for gaming, you could have gotten a more high end gpu unless you are planning to OC. You might want to upgrade that gpu if you are a heavy gamer

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That GPU is awesome for the price, it's basically a 270X which is the sweet spot for heavy gamers on a budget.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't consider $1,200 a budget build

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

@Tnt &@matty - my apartment was broken into and the thieves went after all electronics. I also chose many of these parts to keep the cost low. When I decide to upgrade I will more than likely get a much better GPU and CPU that are out. Shockingly enough while playing bf4 on ultra for 5 hours the GPU didn't even break 40°c.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you live? Robbers would go for bigger houses i think... not apartments

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I lived in hammond, LA at the time. Well the apartments I lived in were across a street from an area that's not so friendly. We moved away to a subdivision that's a better community.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Good. Hope you don't get robbed again. lol

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Enjoy! Hope this one doesn't get stolen too!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How was your first build stolen? Did someone break into your house and/or apartment?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep just took all electronics. Needless to say we moved out and bought a house as a result

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the C70 as well and thought you might like this. Like the matching corsair mouse and keyboard. You could probably improve ventilation by not using both those hard drive trays btw. +1

http://mnpctech.com/mnpctech-clear-case-pc-panels/corsair-c70-window-replacement-clear-fan-holes-120mm/

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the link. Will have to order one soon. I like the smoke panel!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

dude... you got case wires inside the grill of your psu. That doesn't look right for some reason, maybe your psu is upside down?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed the cords as well. It has since been zipped tied and organized better. I haven't flipped the PSU yet.