Description

I got a 550w cooler master gold PSU. This is my first build and I made it to run battlefield 3 on ultra settings and it sure does that! I run at 60-120 FPS depending on the map. On single player I run at 60-150 FPS I picked up a 1Tb external hard drive for recording videos onto and the reason I went with an external is so I can keep my favorite games on it so when I go to my dads house I have some games with me. I was going to buy an evga 660 SC vid card but I upgraded to the XFX 7950 Double D edition for the extra GB of vid ram, 4 free games and extra fan and I am happy I did. Everything runs cool the only problem is my case and the psu are a nightmare for cable management! I am also picking up 2 new fans for the top and back of my case to help regulate air flow and keep everything cool! After an hour of working to hide the cables I have done the best I could I have read multiple reviews and I am not the only one whose finds cable management hard with this case, there just aren't enough options on where to move the cables but I have done all I can, I would not recommend this case!

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow another with this case haha. I have a lot of the same components. Nice build, definitely clean up them cables, after all you got a window. You can check out my build or ask me if you would like for help with cable management. Oh and btw that case is an elite 430, you listed an elite 431+. You can tell because of the side fan and front panel design.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow I love the RGB LEDs on your case I am thinking of picking that up and I wasn't really sure what case it was (I picked up a different one that I was planning on getting from Canada Computers also if you have any tips for cable management that would be great because honestly this feels like the hardest part!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya the NZXT hue is pretty awesome, you can set it to any color of the rainbow almost and have it pulsate or flash as well. However the adhesive on the included strip is terrible, so keep that in mind. Now for cable management, you should be able to fit your 8 pin behind the motherboard, then screw it back on. Its tight but it fits. As for most of the cables, the only place to put them is behind the drive cages. Try to route them to fit and tie up behind the cages as much as possible, and then just try to group them together as much as you can to clean it up. Also for this case I recommend an audio extension cable such as this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201025 These cases have short audio cables that force you to route across your mobo. This fixes that. Most of cable management mostly just takes time and planning. Oh and personally, I use twist ties instead of zip-ties where you can't see them, because it makes it much easier when you need to add, remove, or reroute anything. Hope I helped. =)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

This helped a lot I will try to follow your instructions when I get home thank you so much! I just wasn't sure where to put the cables thank you!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem at all. Glad to help.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

bad pictures.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Added some better pics

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

nice cable management....

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I fixed it as much as I could tonight this case is a nightmare for cable management! *New pics check them out

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not getting why your build is so expensive. The case and PSU aren't good, but somehow the build is about the same as other builds that are a lot more powerful. Maybe it's that you included the price of windows, headset, and the razer accesories. If you really did spend that much, you could have probably gotten an fx-8320, a better case, and definitely a better PSU for the same price.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to take off the price of that, (windows 7 I got from my friend for free he had a few copies that his school gave him, I had the mouse, mousepad and headset)Also I didn't need the eight core I am happy with the six core an I can easily overclock it as long as I keep my eyes on the temps also the 8320 comes with a crappier fan then the 6300 from what I have heard)Also the psu doesn't effect performance too much and I only need a 550w also the fan on it is silent and stays very cool.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

A PSU won't affect performance. The point is you need PSUs to have good voltage and ripple regulation. Without that, you parts could be fried by the PSU at high loads. The power supply you got doesn't have the greatest quality components and can overheat or worse send the wrong voltage to your components and fry them.

The fan that comes with the CPU shouldn't matter because you should a aftermarket one if you intend to overclock at all. If you don't then the fan on either will be more than enough.