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I am planning on using this for gaming/ whatever. I wanted a solid rig that would last a long time.

Thoughts?

(obviously the video card isnt in there. I will upload pictures with it installed soon.)

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  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!! Are you thinking about getting a aftermarket CPU cooler. It would improve temps and be quieter

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Very solid build the only think that i would change is the intel heat sink. Hyper EVO would be a good choice. Maybe less ram, in less you want some photo editing. Also the cable management needs some work when you get a chance. Overall very solid choices on parts. Enjoy gaming on that rig!!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the case, i'm thinking of getting one. But overall nice build.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the case. great at cable management and for my taste one of the best looking gaming cases i could find. My buddy has the 820 but a full case just seemed too damn big

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

yea it's a massive case.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

no such thing as to big! i switch from a phantom 410 to a switch 810!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I have the case in my build and love it but as others have said you need to work on your cable management. The 410 has a lot of room and access holes to route cables behind the board. Another thing I am noticing is the PS looks to be upside down. The case allows the PSU to have its fan on the bottom to pull clean air from outside of the case. Also I am only seeing one SSD, even if you have another for storage the Phantom 410 allows you to remove 4 middle cages for better air flow. Still great build and I look forward to seeing more pics when you get your GTX 670.

Happy gaming/whatever

  • 83 months ago
  • -1 points

The first picture isnt rotated properly. The psu is on the bottom. I was going to run the psu cords behind and back through the front but the 24 pin wasnt quite long enough. I thought otherwise the cable management wasnt too bad, but this is my first build.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

As I said earlier, you have a nice build especially for your first, but what I am saying about your PSU is that it is installed upside down. FokMaster's build (http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Ama) is using the same PSU and case and has plenty of room for his 24 pin connector. Just disconnect your cables and remove the four screws holding in your PSU and turn it over screw back in and reattach. When that is complete you should have enough slack to reroute your cables behind the MB tray. Finally take a look at saw1833's build (http://pcpartpicker.com/b/AVB) to see what I mean about the middle cage being removed.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I see what you mean now, I misread before. I flipped my psu over and i was able to run the 24 pin behind the mobo plate but because of the location of the 8-pin slot on my mobo i can't figure out a good way to get it out of the way.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management is easy in this case when thought out. You have to plan and play a bit, and then once everything is perfect then tie it all down. That said you should have no problem hiding pretty much every wire in this case.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

personally, I feel that 16gb is a bit much for just gaming, but if you will be futureproof with it. :D

If you plan on overclocking, get at least a cooler master 212 evo. That will go quite a ways to push your computer to new heights. As others have said, try to route your cables through the back for increased airflow.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

A few thoughts since you asked.

  • CPU - Great Choice.
  • Mobo - Great Choice.
  • RAM - 16gb is overkill in most situations, nice speed though.
  • Storage - SSD is good. May want to add mechanical later for storage.
  • Video - Good Choice.
  • Case/cable management - may want to work a little here or plan on updating later. As long as your temps stay low it really does not affect performance.
  • PSU - I know nothing about Rosewill CPUs. 650 watts should be adequate, just be careful if you SLI and overclock.

Nice Build.

  • 83 months ago
  • -1 points

Rosewill makes several great lines of power supply, I believe the Hive series is good.

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