First PC Build. (imgs soon)
Mainly used for Gaming and occasional video editing.
-decided to buy Win 8.1 even though I could have probably dled a cracked version
-WD Green taken from older PC
-2 TB WD Blacks purchased second-hand
-Not indicated in pictures, I have moved the WD Drives to the the uppermost drive cages (optical bays), leaving the bottom cage open to allow airflow
-Watch out for those EVGA PSU cables, they are really stiff and difficult to bend
-the ASUS STRIX GT 970 fits perfectly inside the Phantom 410 without even removing the center removable drive cage bay
-Phantom NZXT 410 built-in fan controller makes high pitch noises (kind of like coil whine) periodically; temporary fix for this is to press down/smack down on the top of the case several times until the sound subsides
-really love the quality of the Noctua fans, worth every penny
-no real major problems thus far
In hindsight, I probably should have gotten the H440 or the Refine R4 that has good dust filters (not the ****** mesh that the phantom 410 has). I also missed out on pre-ordering the GTX 970 from NCIX when it first came out, where it was around $380, rather than $400 when I got it.
GTX 970's 3.5GB VRAM not really an issue for me, as I play all games at 1080p.
Class action lawsuit against NVIDIA regarding the matter: