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Hey Everyone! This is my first build ever my wife and I put it together. The name stormy is a cheesy one my wife and I came up because the case looks like a storm trooper armor :D. I got some great deals, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday if you a are wondering about the part pricing i have. I'm still making the final touches regarding configuration specially with that Corsair H100i pump, because if you want to use the Corsair Link Software, windows 8.1 won't recognize the device so you have to change some values on the windows registry for the USB header where you plugged the H100i cable. Here's a guide for that. *http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2062894/corsair-link-recognize-h100i.html*

I had some trouble getting the corsair h100i pump into the case. At first, i thought it wouldn't clear the ram/motherboard if i kept the stock 200mm top exhaust fan that came with the case so I uninstalled it. As it turns out it wouldn't stay completely flushed with the top part of the case, even with the fan out so i decided to try the mount that came with the NZXT case and to my surprise it fit just fine without interfering with the ram or Mobo heatsink. For other noobs like me out there: make sure you plug in your power's supply 8-pin cpu power cable **before** you install the the pump. I had to take it out because i had forgotten to do so.

I haven't done any overclocking yet since I'm really new to the whole concept, even thought it looks fairly easy to do with the Asus AI suite included with my X99-A :). Also I'm looking to do some bench marking so if anyone has any suggestions that'd be great.

Hope you like Stormy Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions!

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

"Belkin 12 Outlet Pivot Plug Surge Protector with 8 Foot Cord" well... Why ?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

What's wrong with having a surge protector? I have one, I got it so that I can use my computer without being worried that a storm would screw it up.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Genuine question: how does it prevent a storm from screwing it up?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

When you get a surge in your outlet it can fry your electronics, I've heard of everything from a bolt of lightning killing a pc to just a small storm. The surge protector will short before anything else protecting your power supply from committing seppuku and dragging the rest of your pc with it.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

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  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Murphy's Law would state that because you have a surge protector, instead of a power outage a hurricane/tornado would loft it away, lol. JK

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand that but why is 8 Foot Cord? Thats terribly long.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand that but why is 8 Foot Cord? Thats terribly long.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Why is everyone harshing on the length of the power cord? We don't know the layout of his home, or how much of a doofus the electrical contractor was. As an example, the main load-bearing wall running down the middle of my house has no power outlets in it at all. So having a long cord may make perfect sense. Jeez...

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the other option was getting an ups, which is far more expensive.This one has good power surge protection (4200 Joules) and a nice price, plus the cable management/plug management is a plus. :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

If I could get a MoBo that cheap, an X99 build would be a no-brainer. Great build, though.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I got it using citibank points on amazon on cyber monday. it dropped from about $275 to $199. Only con is the ASUS AI suite does not work well with corsair link and I'm thinking about going back to manual fan control.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build, but that carpet though. You're a genius if you're purposely using it in the background to make your computer look even better.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahah #Jedimindtrick

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to know I'm not the only one who thought that when I saw that case in white for the first time +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

:D I actually printed the decal. The case is just perfect for the color scheme, and the "edginess" of it

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

dat cable managment....dat sexy case...DIS BUILT!! 10/10 would bang.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

hahah yep OCD comes in handy when cable managing!

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they are loud, but I have such good cooling with the case design and that many fans & water cooler, that you can tune them down and still get good temp.

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