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With extensive help from my roommate who built his PC in June, I put together my own gaming PC rig. Surprisingly, everything turned out nicely, with all the components working as they should. The 212 EVO had a few fins that were a little bent, but it wasn't a hard fix, just needed to bend them back into place. I'm not the best at cable management, so feel free to criticize me on that!

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  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Decently balanced system Great build. I'd highly recommend routing the 8 pin power cable behind the motherboard, there is a specific hole above the motherboard (if looking at the motherboard) top left corner that is specifically for this. Your cable as I know and also can tell from the photos, if routed correctly, is pleanty long enough. You have all those holes in your motherboard to route cables to hide them and it doesn't look like you used them at all for the most important cables, 8 pin and 24 pin? (confused) You do not want cables running over the top of the motherboard, they can cause heat to be trapped, attract dust, and prevent airflow all of which are bad. If you need further tips on how to route it correctly please feel free to hit me up. Anyone needing build assistance can feel free to contact me: IamApropos

Happy Gaming!

All the cables coming out of your PSU should go straight out the hole next to it on the case. and then routed to the closest holes near their connection, pulling slack back to the back of the motherboard and zip tied down.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree i have the same case and a seasonic psu too n u r able to hide those cables behind the mobo also he could remove the two hdd sdd cages to improve airflow since this case has three of those cages and he is only using one besides he already removed the brackets from them

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question on my current build that is done but i have yet to post. DOes the Phantom 410 also have that hole? I have yet to find a hole where there is suffecent clearing for an 8 Pin header.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes its completely in the top left corner if you are facing the motherboard. Look at my completed build and you can see my 8pin at the top.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

A nice build, but yes you should route your 24 pin main power and especially the 8pin ESP cpu power cable, enjoy it :)

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the cable routing tips everyone.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Not going to beat a dead horse, but yeah, cables. All around good build though, overclock that CPU to 4.0! The EVO can handle it.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

it can usually handle 4.2Ghz too :D just make sure to get some software to test stability after, prime95 / real temp / cpu - z

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Put all that cable slack you have in the empty HDD bays behind the motherboard tray by routing it through rubber grommets, yes it does take more time and a little frustration but I and a lot of others I'm sure can personally verify that its worth it.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

hows the gigabyte 7870?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

it's working out really well. haven't played many games besides portal 2, planetside 2 and crysis. all seem to run 50+ fps minimum.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I have one similar and the concern I had was the clearance with the Blackhawk, mobo, and the 212. I put low profile ram in my build, so is the 212 a tight fit in the case?

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

Some of your cables are long enough you could route them out at the bottom and then back in at the top so they're hidden away completely. Like your motherboard power cables.