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my first PC build. trying to get away from the console and more toward the big boy games. just looking for some ideas or suggestions. cables are clean now :D

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  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

Get rid of that power supply. You have too much expensive stuff in that computer that could die if that PSU goes. Also, please work on that cable management later on once you get a PSU that probably won't explode.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks for the advice i will be purchasing a new one thats completely modular in time. i didn't really think about the PSU failing. not going to be OC the GPU just the CPU a bit. i will look it to a different PSU. And the cables are temporary. i havent figured out the Fan setup. struggling with the corsair link. its just painful to use.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You aren't going to be going 600-700 W anyways, so it shouldn't be a really big deal, but it's always good to know that your PSU is solidly built.

I didn't want to harp to much on cable management, since I figured you're still working on it. And for the fan setup, I keep the H100i set up with the rad on top where you have it and keep the back as exhaust to keep the rest of components on the mobo cool. Also, put some fans in the front and the side for intakes.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't do a 600w for that build. Newegg recommends a 600w or higher since it sips the juice a bit high. Plus if your going to some OCing on top of that, I feel much more comfortable at 700-800w. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487001

Far better to be a little over, then just the minimum amount.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

When buying PSU's stick with corsair,EVGA,xfx,seasonic and some OCZ and Antec psu's are good aswell

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

i need some help with the fan config... i have the two front intake side intake rear exhaust and top exhaust. was thinking of making rear intake and having just the top two fans as exhaust with the h100i. also corsair link seems to be a bit buggy and ideas on a different way to control the fans. i have the chassis fans hooked up to the phantoms controller and it seems to do well. but would rather have it push air without me having to hit the toggle on the tower every time. any info is appreciated

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd go front and side intake, and rear and top exhaust. If you don't want to use the controller, you can plug them into your motherboard and set fan profiles

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree with Coop.

Also think of the natural flow of hot air. Hot air rises. So better to have top exhausting outward (i.e. sucking, pulling) instead of going against the grain.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

And that... is how you build a computer. But it is not how to cable manage. Fix that please :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL! i will i just havent figured out the proper fan cofig.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Top notch component choices for the most part. Very opinion based here: id get some yellow interior lights to match your mobo yellow slots. Red with blue really only works on Spiderman's suit and the American flag. Otherwise not so much, imo. Hehe, but again just being bias on that part.

Constructive criticisms 1.) the psu is disgusting (lol no way to sugar coat that one), 2.) overpaid/overkilled the gpu (unless you have a 4k monitor), 3.) Windows 7 ultimate (didn't understand that choice other than it cost more), 4.) cable management (easy fix).

To fully enjoy the awesomeness of this build, your going to have to get a 4k monitor and spend some time downloading lots of graphic mods on games like Skyrim.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

well i didn't really go for the whole color scheme yet. i am looking into getting a better power supply for sure i didn't think it was really that bad. the cables are straight now im pleased i added the clean pics LOL. and i will be getting a 4k monitor just haven't decided on one yet. and windows 7 was free from a friend. not interested in windows 8 . im a windws 7 kind of guy.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Well good to hear your open to advice (don't always have to agree), but some people get so mad when you give tips. Being open to others opinions is really half the battle. O I'd love to see some pics with the cables and finalized color scheme. (Ya Im a nerd like that).

I used to hate win8, but now after a few tricks I don't mind it so much. Such as I never see the tiled screen (if your right click on the bottom toolbar theres an option to boot right to desktop). So that helped a lot. I don't know why MS would ever use tiles on a desktop.