I am really liking that case from the few builds I have seen with it. It's great for showing off your internals which is what most of us who build a custom PC want to do. +1 for you on a stellar setup
yeah i originally owned a nzxt h440 for my first build so naturally went to that noctis 450 with the more angled aggressive look and there was more plastic than i preferred. so i ended up getting the lian li. IN WIN was another really great company for a chassis. their cases are worth a look. didn't know about them till recently.
I've seen the IN WINs but never heard of the lain li cases and damn i might be getting one of them now.
their open boat case always cracks me up XD
hahah yeah its great
******* awesome build man, amazing job.
Solid build.... BUT WHY THE WD BLACK THEY ARE THE APPLE OF HDDS
what would you suggest. at the time i really didnt know that much about ssd's. still dont really. i was thinking about m.2 fora little bit for os and stuff.
WD Blacks are great, what this guy says isn't entirely true. Sure, the drives are pricey but they tend to perform the best and are known to be practically bulletproof (unlike apple.)
Actually they used to be great performers, now they are rip off HDDs that are slightly more reliable than standard WD Blues/Barracudas and they're slower. Not many people know this though, I see people wasting hundreds in buying WD blacks because they think they're faster HDDs. If you want a fast HDD go for an SSHD.
WD Blacks are extremely overpriced (you are getting a slightly better version of a WD Blue for about a 50% price hike, but they don't perform as you would expect. I will always suggest anything from Toshiba, and a good portion of the Hitachi drives, but never WD. I have Hitachi and Seagate, and I love them. Will never buy a WD again. I get where people would want to buy a WD Blue, because it looks a bit nicer and is more commonly shown, but the Blacks really aren't worth the cost. If it was $50 for a 1TB and $70 for a 2TB, that would make sense. Not $75 for 1TB.
i havent had a wd fail on me yet. goin on 8+ years
Yeah, nothing wrong with Western Digital. They're as reliable as any Seagate/Hitachi/Toshiba drive.
and every single seagate harddrive i have ever had has failed within 6 months of purchase for me. i think i went through 3 or 4 of them in a 2 year period. i remember reading a long time ago the factory in india where they were making them ended up flooding so maybe i was one of those lucky ppl
Lucky you. That's me with Hitachi
Actually WD blacks are slightly slower than a WD Blue/Barracuda, only difference is reliability.
But not by much in both those categories.
Yup. Still, definitely not worth the extra money for it.
Featured Build Right Here!!!! +1
(Just needs a GTX 1080 :D)
honestly you should have gone with a gtx 1080 and an i7-6800k or i7-6850k
1080 wasnt out yet at the time of building it about a year ago. i almost got sli 980 ti at the time but glad i didnt because now i want to stretch this card out for another 3 years at least and upgrade to the newest generations that will probably be much better then even current best seeing as efficiency is on the rise
Hey man! I'm curious as to how you got your AIO radiator mounted behind the motherboard. Did you just slide the CPU header through the grommets on the top?
I'm thinking about buying this case myself and want to do a Hybrid graphics card as well and was curious as to how much effort went into getting the 240 rad mounted in the back.
well it was def one of the obstacles. to get the block through, they conveniently have the hole where my hoses go through connected to the larger opening behind the mobo that connects each chamber. but i think i had to remove the drive cage in order to get it through. all in one cooling setups were kind of a pain because you cant take the hoses off and just pass it through but it still worked. at least its not as demanding as a custom cooling system. you just gotta install the cpu radiator and pass the block before you install the mobo.
also i had to install my gpu on the mobo first before i screwed the mobo down. for some reason with the mobo already installed the port plate on my gpu was hitting this tiny little corner where its suppose to clear. other than that it was simple. just nice to know before hand. may very between mobo and gpu as well. or could just be how the case is.
but i love the case. very happy with the temperatures. never go above 60 on anything
Hell yeah! Looks fantastic, can't wait to get my hands on one later this Fall! Thank you so much for the help, I was pretty worried over it. Didn't want to go for the custom loop, but also wasn't sure if some light case modding was required to get the AIO to fit. :P
no mods thanks god. the clearance was sooooo close. but it worked perfectly. and i would just make sure the liquid cooler that you end up going with has tubes long enough. the one i have was literally perfect length so i would recommend that if you wanted no worries. anything shorter and the struggle would have been real. good luck dude. feel free to link me the finished build.