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My build for the next couple of years

by Pacifik



Date Published

April 17, 2014

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Here is my machine. I wanted a gaming computer that would tie in nicely with my home entertainment system, whilst being a beast. The HDD is something I had lying around and will most likely swap it out for something bigger/faster/better. The mother board is cheap because it was an open box item from micro center. It ran for a week with no issues so I doubt there are any surprises in store for me, even so it still carries the almighty warranty. What little I've gotten to play is a definite upgrade from my old machine and I look forward to clearing out some game backlog. Damn you Steam sales.

Cable routing could be a little better, I was mostly concerned with getting everything tucked away in the back and creating a nice void for air to travel in. BD drive is a little noisier than I anticipated when using for movie play back, but that's what ripping is for.

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Retroman 2 points 42 months ago

Awesome price to performance here. Nice build for what your using it for. Not a fan of that cpu cooler, but that is just personal preference. +1

8BitPhoenix 4 Builds 5 points 42 months ago

FAN!! Hahaha I get it....You're not a fan! Cos it's a cooler? No? Ok...

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

nice rig. +1 but I have to agree that cpu cooler for a 4670, it deserves better

istealunderwear 9 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

If it was a 212 would you have said anything?

Retroman 1 point 42 months ago

No I wouldn't have. the CM 212 has proven to be the best budget cooler. Aesthetically I also prefer it, I don't really like the look of the Arctic 7 and that is what I was referring to was just purely based on the looks and it wasn't meant to be a comparison to anything else so I'm not sure why you said that, but again....that's just my own personal preference.

Pacifik submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Originally i was going to put a push-pull Noctua on there, but my birthday is coming up and I thought a liquid cooler system for the CPU and GPU would be nice. Post of the reason I choose this case as it should handle any liquid cooler.

Net-Daggere 1 point 17 months ago


ScottMalkomson 2 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

Glad to see more people using the same case I have the white version it is a great case and a good value. Also +1 on the rest hope you enjoy it!

Lordrice 1 point 42 months ago

That case looks like a Fractal Design R4

Pacifik submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

I thought it looked like my old cooler master, but a black box with standardized attachments will probably look like other black boxes with the same standards to follow.

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Great job, especially for using an i5 instead of an i7. Very balanced parts that should serve you well for a long time.

ImPrettyIrish 1 point 42 months ago

It looks so small in the last picture haha. +1 for build quality.

nervozer4 4 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Pretty case. The cpu cooler looks cool, nice parts.+1 You could have done a better job with the cables.

Airborne 1 point 42 months ago

So what's the CPU temps and noise like with that CPU cooler? I'm looking at the same product and wondering if it does it's job well for the price.

Pacifik submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

It's below average on the noise but not super quiet, or quiet. Keeps the processor below 60 fairly well when gaming. I'll probably re-install one of the sound dampeners that goes on top of the case right above the cpu cooler.

themarine99 0 points 42 months ago

i dont understand. if it is a htpc then why the 780ti

12345678 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago

Without the over powered GPU it wouldn't be beast anymore

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