Description

The build title says what I was after. I got this baby built a couple of weeks ago and I'm happy. Note that it only has three fans: one for the GPU, one for the CPU and one manually controllable 200mm case fan sucking in air in front so there is always positive air pressure inside. There is room for plenty more fans, but with the passive PSU three is enough to keep it cool and also quiet under load.

OS: Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit

Please tell me what you think.

Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

So, did you replace the screws on the CPU Power Daughter card heat sinks with longer screws to mount it to the case? Or do you only need to use the two free mounting holes?

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

You seem to have sent the exact same comment to tens of builds, and I'm not sure I understand the question? Are you a bot?

Anyway, I had the package assembled at the store where I bought it. I didn't do it myself. I'm putting up some more pictures. Maybe they'll clear things up.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, I'm not a bot, just trying to find someone that built the rig themselves. ;) Anyhow, I just got the motherboard and noticed that two of the mounting holes are already used by the power daughter board. The manual doesn't mention this at all. I did get a response saying to remove those screws and use the screws supplied with the case. I'll be doing this tonight.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I admit I'm not on board with your choice of the 4790S, but maybe low TDP was necessary to maintain the proper temperature+noise levels in your case.

My question: where are the LED's located in the case - the fan or something? For example, if I buy the case with the black chassis and red lights, would replacing the front fan get rid of the lights? I like black chassis but not red lights.

One more thing: this case is VERY open - ideal for airflow, but probably not a good sound insulator. What can you compare the maximum noise level of your computer to?Be Quiet! Silent Wings 2 fans?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! There are a couple of LEDs in the case, as well as one on the front fan that I switched out for the BitFenix. Replacing the fan gets rid of one light, but there is another led up above the front radiator. I'm sure you don't have to have that connected, though. In fact, I'm thinking about disconnecting mine. Just lazy.

I can't really compare the machine with anything else. The only part that really makes any noise at all is the GPU fan, which is expected, I suppose.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. Thank you for the LED information and your input on the sound!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Fascinating was linux fun?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been using Linux exclusively for at least 15 years. I don't know about "fun", but I find it's the only system that actually works - for everything, including games.