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Bought the necessary parts and added the rest later. Used 750 gb hard drive from macbook. Added the cpu cooler four days ago when I couldn't put up with stock cooler noise any longer. Went caseless from start but finally put this thing into a case. Had this mounted to the recessed area on the back of my desk until today. Snapped a few shots since I finally consider this "complete".

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Same Case, High five!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

High five! it was a great deal and it had to be if it convinced me to take my motherboard off the back of my desk :D

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

Did your temps go up or down when you put it in an actual case?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

down because more airflow and extra fans. Noise level remains about the same because of the extra chassis fans though.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, thanks. That's what I thought, I just wanted verification because without a case it is in the open air which in theory would also cool a bit.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

it wasn't exactly in the most open of spaces. the top part of my desk over hangs on the backboard that i mounted the motherboard to. the desk was also pushed right to the wall so it just barely fits in with the video card height and whatnot. so heat was definitely being trapped back there. the whole idea of doing this was really neat to me though haha

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Same here!

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good.Why 16 gigs of ram tho?

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

because i hit really close to 8 gb on my macbook...and i open lots of tabs

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

16 gigs was last you awhile at least.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

yup! also it was on sale at the time i believe. prices listed do not reflect the exact prices i may have purchased the parts for due to price matching with NCIX in canada and several rebates offered on the parts i chose.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, looks clean, considering that you used a non-modular power supply. I ordered the same case, and a non-modular PSU. How hard was it to hide the extra cables? I was thinking about just hiding them behind the back panel.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

not too hard. installing your motherboard is super easy because no standoffs required and most of it is tooless. I found the cables really thick so it was hard to squish the cover on but in the end i taped them so each one was laying flat on the hidden area in the back, still enough area though. the extra time you save in the beginning helps out here :D you'll do fine though! Good luck

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

Decent looking build. Might want to consider getting that 8pin power cable off the motherboard since it can trap heat, attract dust, and just looks horrible. There is a hole at the top above the motherboard for that cable to be routed through.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks i just did that right now. was kind of difficult actually since you have to bend it and flip the connector upside down from how it was before, but i'm ocd about these kinds of things. thanks for letting me know about that routing hole :D here i added one more picture just for your approval.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

looks great!

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