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My boss' husband at work wanted a computer to play WoW on. Instead of them buying one at work (best buy) and adding a graphics card and PSU and ect i offered to build one for them. It ended up being cheaper obviously and they got more bang for their buck. Everything works great for what they need it for. In the pictures you will see a Corsair H55 liquid cooler, which is what we initially purchased but due to case size and positioning it wouldn't fit. So i opted for the Cooler master hyper 212 evo. It did fit with little room to spare. I did add 3 case fans to the build to add a little color and air flow. I was under the impression that the case came with 2 extra fans but it did not. All around easy build other than the h55.

I did read that this board is not the greatest for overclocking. After reading a bunch of forums and what not I decided to pull the clock back from the original 4.4Ghz to reduce the power draw on the board. I may pull it back to 4Ghz since its not a huge drop.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. And yes, excellent bang for the buck.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Except for the RAM

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, it has a latency rating of 9. I think the price is appropriate.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

They won't get a performance boost over the 1866 or 1600 MHz kits that are $30 cheaper. It doesn't sound like anything there doing can benefit from fast ram so why spend extra on it?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

They won't get a performance boost over the 1866 or 1600 MHz kits that are $30 cheaper. It doesn't sound like anything there doing can benefit from fast ram so why spend extra on it?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice for the price...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

i do have to say i love the looks of the new xfx cards, so damn SEXY!!!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, there. I am looking at possibly getting the same case. How many case fans does it exactly fit? It doesn't get very clear from Thermaltake's website. It comes with 1x120mm preinstalled fan at the rear. And you can add up to 4 additional 120mm ones? 1x top, 1x front, 1x side, 1x bottom?

Is there any room at all for cables to be routed behind the motherboard?