built for gaming and streaming :D
EDIT: updated pictures with better cable management :D atleast I hope ____^
The big hole directly next to the power supply is for routing ALL the cables that come out of the power supply through. You have a case that has sooooo many different cable management holes and you aren't barely using any... All your cables coming out of your PSU should go DIRECTLY out the hole right in front of the PSU, its the big square hole with a rubber grommet on it. Then the 8 pin is going to be the hardest to reach but many people have done it ;) The grommet holes closest to the connections should be the one used for the cables. Such as the hole directly to the right of the 24 Pin power cable - the hole directly right of the graphics card. The reason you want to get the cables behind the motherboard is because they can trap heat, attract unwanted dust and just look really horrible.
I don't ever suggest Rosewill power supplies because other more reliable names are nearly the same price but I doubt they have shorter cables than other power supplies. Seasonic is known to be the best power supply manufacturer on the market, they make other vendors power supplies as well such as XFX - This power supply is just $10 difference and would give you the option to upgrade to a second GPU in the future where you do not have that option now: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0050751YS/ref=dp_olp_new/182-0725038-2745452?ie=UTF8&condition=new
I should give it another go, I didnt because I was already having trouble closing the other side with the massive amount of case and SATA cables so I figured "good enough". When I get time soon I will definitely give it a second go.
I admit I did rush the power supply, I was going with a seasonic 660w but I can't recall why I changed it. Its a shame but I can always swap it out :/
I would have gone with a better power supply other than that nice build man
You should remove the tag off the Hyper 212 fan. Also, there should be a hole on the top left corner for you to route your cpu cable behind the motherboard and back out.
i left mine on, doesnt seem to make a difference.
You sir need to work on your cable mgmt! Like apropos said, there are holes for the cables, use them! Also, what's up with all those hard drives? Why aren't they with the build? It's pretty good, just neaten it up!
They were hdd's I had from work/personal computers i aquired from a storage, one is a WD 320gb, another is unbranded 1TB so, I didn't feel like adding them in the actual build
Oh, okay, cool!
As another person stated, it looks like you have the fan on the Hyper 212 Evo blowing in the wrong direction. It should be blowing air from the front of the case across the heatsink toward the other rear fan to exit the case. You should be able to just move the fan from the left side to the right without moving the whole cooler.
I fixed it after I had taken these pictures about a week ago, it was 5 in the morning when I had done it lol, thanks though!
Great build, but you should really fix your cables. IamApropos is definitely correct when he says to route all the cables through the hole next to the PSU, and you could route your 8-pin a little better. You may also want to get a couple airflow fans so that you can have air routed in near the bottom and out near the top-because heat rises. Use up your full ATX case.
No storage listed?
How's that IPS 6ms monitor for gaming? If you play any first person shooters, how is it for them?
Yes, had spare hdd's, some are unbranded "dell" another is a WD. Honestly I almost bought the BenQ 120hz monitor but after A LOT of reading, the the whole 2 ms vs 8 ms isn't actually a big deal. I play BF3 on it and its fantastic, and you can't tell at all.
Hey! i have the same case as you and was wondering if you figured out how to get the front LED's to work? I can;t seem to find em:(
A good build! But I'd have gtx680 with 4Gb on-board. Although cable management needs a slight tuning. And I'm very curious to know about your cooler. Have you flipped cooler fan before installing onto radiator as long as you changed fan location to the left of radiator? It seems cooler air flow directed inward. See the last photo here: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6603
"I'd have gtx680 with 4Gb on-board." Curious why would you suggest this unless someone is planning on using more than 1 monitor in gaming?
1) If you spend almost half a grand for video card it's very likely that you will use it for years. Games are getting better graphics, textures, models getting better resolution all these things have direct impact on graphics memory. 2) So buying the 2nd 680 in next two years for the next demanding game would be a good upgrade. Again it's very likely that the game will utilize hiqh-quality graphics data 3) If you plan to write CUDA/OpenCL programs utilizing computing capabilities of this monster then the amount of memory on-board is crucial to preload all data and avoid PCE-E bottleneck.