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This is my very first PC build! The machine is mainly used for motion design running after effects. I came from a long history with Apple and I do have to say as I love Apple products, it felt good to have the freedom to really personalize and gear this computer towards my needs. I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out. I definitely have plans to overclock my CPU and GPU but I'm waiting until I'm a real boy and can put in a custom water cooling loop. One step at a time. If anyone of you are looking at the Samsung 950 Pro I just need to say, DO IT! This drive is amazing. I feel like things are opening before I even click them! Drive is incredibly fast! On top of the case I have the CPU cooler mounted with two extra SP120's for push pull. Definitely favor this over the two fan option. Not sure the temp difference but I did notice fans seemed to be working harder than with the four set up doing similar tasks, therefore my house sounds less like an airport. I did do a MATX build and with the smaller Phanteks case, the cooling sits just above the ram with plenty of room. Added in a few LEDs from Cable Mod (recommend over others because of the magnetic back). Other ones I've seen usually have sticky adhesive back and are hard to move around. That's all, enjoy the photos!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

what are your temps like with that push/pull set up?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure as I haven't had much time to monitor but I will post shortly!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job -- I like your part choices. I agree on the Samsung 950 PRO -- great drive.

One thing to check on, based on your pictures, is the orientation of the fans in your push/pull setup. It appears that they are mounted to push/pull air from outside-in, as opposed to push/pull air from the inside-out. Since your radiator is at the top of your case, it might be better to exhaust. Just a thought.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good point. I do feel like the over all temp inside the case is getting no warmer. Pushing out the hot air rather than trying to add cool air might be beneficial. I will most likely switch that around. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great