Description

This was my first ever build. Primarily used for gaming. Everything works well together and setup and installation was fairly easy. I still have some finishing touches to add and some cable management to finish up. Let me know what you think!

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

This part was extremely easy to install after watching some Youtube demonstration videos. Thermal Paste is preapplied and screws for everything went in without much effort.

Memory

This RAM was fit the look of my build perfectly and was a no hassle install into the motherboard.

Storage

This SSD was a two step install into the motherboard which i loved. Cheaper than Samsung counterpart and highly reviewed on Adata's website.

Video Card

This GPU has a very nice aesthetic as well as performance. I like that the fans turn off when they are not needed. My only gripe was that it was on sale at Microcenter but I waited 3 weeks for it to be back in stock to take advantage and could not wait any longer. Ended up buying from Amazon for the standard price.

Case

This tower is awesome. Plenty of space for any build and adequate slots for wire management. I love the included shelf for optional vertical GPU mounting. The accessory box was in the included Chassis inside of the case which took me an embarrassingly long amount of time to find. The glass feels solid and leaves space for airflow. This case can come apart in minutes for ideal cleaning.

Case Fan

The fans themselves were simple to install. This does come with an RGB hub as well as a Lighting Node Pro however, i did have to purchase the Commander Pro to run the fans from my motherboard making the Lighting Node Pro kind of useless. Aside from that, everything works well and installed seamlessly.

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

You need a bigger table, and as you said: better cable management. The extended mousepad waterfalling off the edge looks tacky for such an expensive setup.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, the kitchen table set up was just temporary. I just got and built my chair on Saturday and already have another temporary "desk" set up that that mousepad fits on comfortably. I am still looking for a desk that i like and will work.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a big case is all I can say.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you get the graphics card sideways?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

My case came with a GPU "shelf" for the option of vertical mounting. I needed to purchased a Thermaltake PCI-E Extender Riser Cable to connect the GPU to the motherboard but it was not too expensive. I liked the look of the vertical mount and so far has not affected the performance. If i do see an issue i can easily switch the orientation to a horizontal mount.

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

google "how to vertical mount a gpu"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thx

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Really Nice Setup. And yes, like others have said, you need a better table lol. Mind telling me the name of your keyboard and mouse, they are pretty cool

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

They are both Razer. The mouse is a Razer Basilisk - Mercury Edition and the keyboard is a Razer Huntsman - Mercury Edition.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I’d put some of the mousepad under the pc, otherwise that 👌🏽

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What mouse pad did you get?(wish corsair made an extended rgb mouse pad :/)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The mousepad is Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma - Mercury Edition.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What mouse pad did you get?(wish corsair made an extended rgb mouse pad :/)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

builds looks great +1 for sure. just a sidenote, you can run the fans from your motherboard, just plug them into 3 or 4 pin motherboard fan headers on the motherboard and if you don't have enough fan slots, then run a fan hub extension from the motherboard and plug them all in there.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, my motherboard had fan header plugs but not 6 of them (which is what i needed). I used the Corsair Commander Pro fan hub instead of splitters (just a personal preference).

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m planning a white build with plenty RGB. Because it’s fun. So I like your rig. And I like the vertical graphics card, which I wasn’t sure about, but now may try to copy.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck! They make an 8" cable and an 11.8" cable. The 8" is what I used which fit snug. I had to attach the riser cable to the gpu before mounting and attaching to the motherboard. I also had to go underneath the mounting shelf instead of using the slot provided.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

looking for my first rig, I believe yours might be my first shot, fits the profile I had envisioned.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That is really cool! I wish to see your build when you're done!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I have my build posted as glacier blue