Description

This is my first build after gaming on laptops for many years. It's too late now, but some feedback on what I did wrong would be nice. I have to go back to Microcenter because the EVO box was missing screws. So, I put on the stock cooler for now. The fans are very quiet even without the sides of the case on. There is so much space in the case which is amazing, and I find it pretty cool how the SSD is mounted behind the motherboard. I was able to create even more space by removing 2 out of the 3 HDD cages, since i only need the 1. Going to finally be able to game probably next weekend. This is because I go to college away from home and come back on the weekends. I can't wait! Only able to take a few pictures now. It makes the monitor look small, lol.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like a well balanced build. A full tower is a bit overkill though and you could have saved alot of money if you would have bought a mid tower instead.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I was originally going to get the Phantom 410 which was virtually the same design, but this case is much more modular to my liking. I have increased air flow in the case by removing 2 of the 3 HDD cages, which also helps down the road when I add watercooling. This case also came pre-equipped with 4 large stock fans, keeping it very cool. It also has the capacity to hold 4 more. Also, the power button is much sturdier in this case than the 410. The 410 had a rubbery one, which when I went to Microcenter to see how it was, it was already stuck in place.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I am looking forward to getting that case as well anyway you can add some more internal pics or post them on a forum? Would LOVE to see more :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently in my dorm, but I will be able to post pictures most likely on Friday when I go home.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Feedback on what you did wrong? Well, here I go. First, you got a very expensive motherboard. I would have gone with a gigabyte ud3h. Second, you didn't need 1866 ram. 1600 ram would've been fine. Third, you probably didn't need a caviar black. A caviar blue or seagate barracuda would've been okay. Fourth, you could've gone with an asus direct cuii card for cheaper. Fifth, you probably didn't need a phantom 630. Many other cases do the job very well, such as the phantom 410. Finally, an ocz 750w wasn't necessary. You could've gone with a seasonic m12ii 620w for cheaper. Or, if you really wanted 750w, you could've gotten a seasonic m12ii 750w for cheaper.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Cost wasn't an issue, never sacrifice quality for price

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

None of the things I said had lower quality. The psu actually had higher quality.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, okay. Thanks then

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I beg to differ. It's a rather solid build with some future-proofing parts. 1866 ram may be necessary depending on what he may be tasking with the pc. Was never stated. Yes, there may be some alternatives for the build. No, there aren't any incompatibility issues. Therefore, it is a successful build. Gj n cheers mate