Hello! This is my first PC build ever. I've wanted to build a PC for so long, and finally saved up for one. My goal was a machine that's capable of running 1440p 144hz, and I think this will be able to. I'm waiting for the 1080 TI SC2/FTW3 to release so I can grab it.
Building in the Nano S was so much fun, very very enjoyable. I probably spent more than 6 hours swapping things around, trying new things or just plain troubleshooting.
The SP120s in the picture are redundant for my build since I don't use any rads. I tried using them as case fans but they're so loud for my taste. I got them for free so not a big loss there.
The Phanteks TC12DX was actually a poor choice in here. I didn't check the dimensions for it, and thought it would be a good fit since PCPP builder didn't show any errors. It ended up interfering with the RAM and I had to move the fan up a little. I can still close the glass side panel, but it's really ugly to look at. I already ordered a Cryorig H7 which will replace the TC12DX. Besides this incompatibility, the cooler itself is not loud at all. My ambient temperature is 25-30C and my idle CPU temps are at 35-40C. I put it on my list so that future builders would avoid running into the same problem.
If you're planning to grab the Corsair SF600, you absolutely have to consider getting extension/custom cables with this case. The stock cables are so terribly rigid and short, they limit your creativity with working around the case. You can see in the pictures how the SATA power cables are crunched up against the chassis with little to no flexibility.
The fan hub isn't too useful since my case fans aren't pwm, but its almost the same price as a splitter so why not. I will update the build as the rest of the parts arrive. Currently, I'm expecting these items:
-CableMod custom cables(Thanks to molnarg for providing his cable lengths!) (https://store.cablemod.com/configurator/#cfgload:58f9863083a216.17126556)
UPDATE 26/4/2017: Received the clear side panel and ensourced 24-pin and 6+2 cables! My old 660 on display :)
5/5/2017: Got the Cryorig H7. Fits well and I love its design.
8/5/2017: CableMod cables are AMAZING! :) Got them and the RGB strip. There's a strike of red light on the fan and it's a reflection from a status light that's always ON on the motherboard. :(
Great motherboard and easy to use BIOS. However, the RGB LED on it has weak light production and often mixes colors! A purple light will show very noticeable blue, while a yellow setting has a hint of green. A white light also shows a very aqua blue color, which ruins the aesthetics of dual-color builds.
The main reason I got this RAM was for the looks. Turns out the Corsair Link software doesn't really control both ram sticks, and it's been an issue for a long time. I can only change the lighting mode on the stick close to the CPU, and the second one just doesn't change AT ALL. The ram itself works fine without any issues.
Silent PSU and no issues so far. The cables are EXTREMELY RIGID! If you're considering this PSU, I recommend you invest in custom cables or extensions.
Great monitor. I was blown away at how much workspace I have at 1440p. I don't even need chrome in fullscreen anymore. And the 120-165Hz modes are just fantastic. Minimal IPS glow in the bottom right but it's barely noticeable at 40 brightness.
Best mouse I have used yet. Will be definitely keeping this one for a while!