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UPDATE!!: I accidentally deleted my first published build with it's comments. Thank you for your previous comments! I'll haze myself with several beers in atonement. UPDATE!!!

First time builder, certainly not the last time!! I had an absolute blast researching how to build a rig. This community, for the most part, is incredible. Thanks to anyone and everyone along the way that helped me and continues to help others.

Issues- Nothing major yet!

I really had to squeeze the H100i into place on the top of the case. The topmost heat sink on my MOBO got in the way and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to use it in this configuration. I really didn't want my fans to be on the outside, on top of the case. In the end, a lot of cursing, several attempts and years of playing Tetris, we got her in.

I had a hell of a time getting Corsair Link to recognize my H100i. Apparently this is an issue with 8.1 users due to the auto power management. Here are a few links to help you troubleshoot if you're having the same problem. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2900614 http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=122769

The only thing I'm a bit concerned about is the weight of the GPU. As you can see in the picture the back end is already dipping. Anything to be done about it?

I'll update after I run some stress tests and see what numbers come out!

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

those PCI cables are raping the **** out of your graphics card's PCB

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that as well, but they really aren't pulling it down. That was the first thing I was worried about. I can pull all the slack out into the case and the card still isn't straight. Any suggestions?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

zip tie the cables together and cable manage those PCI cables so that they are pulling the PCB upwards. if you kno wat i mean

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

That's exactly what I'll do. Now the trick will be doing it in a way that doesn't look terrible hah

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, looks nice man. I too went with the red and black theme. As for parts, you are kind of in that range where you will be mostly satisfied performance-wise, but will often find yourself spending hours tweaking obscure game settings to find that magic 5 extra FPS. I know this because I've been there.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Good! I was kind of hoping this would force me to play around a bit. I'm still learning so this should be exactly what I need. I love your build by the way! I'll be upgrading some fans and adding some Red LEDs to make the look come together. Thanks for the reply!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Even though I don't feel that I am finished with it yet, I really had fun with the build. I was running a GTX660m for all of 2013, so it's nice to have some performance as well. That said, there is still so much more I yet want to do with my system. I'm planning to get the new Aquacomputer Aqueros 6 controller in a few weeks. Then, one Ek begins producing their planned Asus 780 TI DCUIIOC blocks, I think I'm going to go totally nuts. I am a little scared to pull apart $1400 worth of graphics cards; however, I think in the end it will be worth it. Anyhow, you should really think about grabbing another 770 for your build. I think you'd like it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

call me blind but i dont notice the gpu sag

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You're blind. lol

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess some people don't like expressions and LOVE responding to comments from 3 months ago. Productivity at its finest, seen here ladies and gentlemen!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I just randomly clicked page 100 on completed builds and had to respond. Also, I don't think you noticed, but I really wasn't being that serious...

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you like working with that case? I've been looking at it to be my first case, along with a few others.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that same case and I freaking love it, I did a little bit of case modding tho and I actually removed the from hdd bays and attached the H100i cooler right to the front of the case. You can check it out in my builds if ya like. Its so easy to do if you wanna do it just PM and Ill walk you through it

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at your build liquidarchon! Half way through trying to fit the H100i on top I considered following your lead!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a really good fit and if you put the fans in a pull config instead of in the front of the case you can actually put thumb screws in the front of the case instead to allow easy dust removal without taking off the fans. The cool thing about the case mod I did was all you do is drill out the 4 rivets at the bottom of the HDD bay and If you ever want to put the bay back in you can just run down to a local hardware store and grab some tiny nuts and bolts and bolt it back in... Come to think of it you probably could just use mobo standoffs and screws! Good Luck!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It was my first case as well, just to be clear. I really enjoyed it. It wasn't to overwhelming like I feel some of the full size, larger cases might be. Only criticism I have is that I would have liked a little bit more room on the top to ensure clearance for a rad and fans.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

do you have ram clearance on the 1 and 3 slots? or is that cooler blocking? i am considering the h100i but i dont like how close it is to the ram slots. any issues?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I had no problems with ram clearance. The only clearance problem I had was with the motherboard. I really like the H100i

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently looking to build my first pc in close to 10 years, and I decided to go with the same case. I've been trying to determine if the h100i would fit when I saw your build. Did you just have to position it right? You did no modding of the case, correct?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh jeez man 3 months ago! I'm sorry I haven't logged into the site in so long! The H100i does fit, however you won't be able to fit every screw into the top. It just doesn't line up correctly. It is not a major problem though. It's secure. Only thing that worried me was the clearance with the RAM. It worked out though. Hopefully you still needed the info! Love the H100i.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like I need to check back more often as well! haha

I haven't bought a cooler yet, maybe in the next couple months, so your info is still helpful, thanks!

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