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Got bored of the limitations I have on my Xbox 360 and don't feel like purchasing a Xbox One. Why not spend a few more bucks and build a machine that will be much more useful and entertaining. Comments greatly accepted and appreciated.

The build time took longer than expected due to trying to fit the Corsair H80i GT into this case. Trying every which way that would get a nice fit while keeping the best cooling performance. I wanted to keep the stock 200mm fan up front for push and utilize only one fan from the radiator as pull but because the radiator is so fat it was easier to ditch the 200mm and put the other 120mm Corsair fan up front. Another reason for this was the Corsair H80i GT did not come with short shrews for mounting the radiator. Before ordering it from Amazon I asked Corsair directly if it would and I was informed that it would, no big deal but would have been nice to have that option also. I plan to change the Corsair fans out for two Noctua NF-F12's as they're way too loud for my liking. When gaming and it is put on performance profile, the fans get way too loud, enough to where I can hear them through my Turtle Beach headset.

I will update this thread with more pictures after I have tucked a few more wires away and gotten it the way I want.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

nice build, but if you upgrade anything, make it your psu.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I think I will eventually upgrade but it was a BNIB craigslist deal that I jumped on so I could not complain for the price

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Total noob question: what is the issue with this PSU for this build, and what would be a sensible upgrade?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

corsairs cx psus are lengendarily terrible. I would replace it with a model from seasonic or xfx

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have used Corsair static pressure fans on radiators and they are loud when they run fast. They are quiet running at low speed. If your temps listed here are correct you can turn down the ramp on you fans. Max temp on CPU is 38 degrees, That is barely above room tempature. You can run it hotter (slower fan speed) but I doubt it would heat up much with 49mm radiator and push-pull fans. You might give it som thought and a little experimentation. Also I wouldn't worry about the psu, I have a CX605m running this computer and not a peep for it. I like the Core V series cases from Thermaltake. Kind of a custom loop paradise. Nice build +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice! I know it can run hotter but I like things to be quiet when I'm using it and hearing the fans whine up is kind of getting to me. I don't mind swapping it out to the Noctua's that I want and sacrifice a couple degrees. I also turned the radiator to try and fit the lines a little better but I think I get a 1-2 degree increase from this which isn't bad. I will update with more pics after I throw in the Noctua's and see how they are.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Pics are appreciated, but if you need to get it to a point you can be proud of that's totally great dude.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated some pics, I still have a couple things I want to change around but for the most part I am very happy with it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait... $200 for your GPU? Thats what I paid for my 960 4gb.. How did you get that price? But really nice build, cant wait for pictures.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

My friend was upgrading from this to a watercooled 980ti so he sold it to me for this price. Super stoaked about it!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly I don't see the awesome GPU in the pics :(. but great build!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Some pics are up now.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

hey i have that same motherboard and was wondering what u did to usemore fans sense it only has one cpu cooler and case fan port?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

PWM fan splitter. My noctua's came with one in each box. Just plug both fans into the splitter then plug the single end into the sys_fan port.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

so thats on the motherboard correct?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

on the motherboard? and the noctua did it come with cables and what cables?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the help to sorry to bother just want to figure this out and you have been helpful.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, I'm glad to help. Yes, the two fans connect to the splitter which makes it like one fan cord and then the splitter connects to the system fan port on the motherboard.

The noctua's came with one extension cable, one splitter, and one speed resistor (to lower the RPM's of the fan if you are unable to control them through motherboard)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

does it go to a single to double fan port?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

2 fans plug into 1 splitter (looks like a Y), splitter then plugs into 1 fan port

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

so u attached the two 80m fans to the psu?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the two fans are connected to the motherboard via the system fan port which is right next to the CPU fan port.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

so you have two splitters one for case fans and one for the cpu cooler? Also how did u connect as many fans and cpu cooler cords as you have just from the two splitter cables?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The H80i GT uses its own built in splitter and then the cord from the pump plugs into the cpu fan port. The 2 case fans are plugged into the system fan port. Since we only have 2 ports (system & cpu) we have to use a splitter on the system port to be able to use more fans.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

so besides the 2 to one splitter for the 80m fans how did u connect the two fans and the cpu cooler?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

By just plugging it straight into the motherboards ports.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

so besides the fan splitter what other splitter did you use

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

None. The Corsair H80i GT has its own fan splitter built-in so no need to get another or plugin another.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

So besides the fan splitter what other splitter did u use

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you decide to switch out the front fan? Just curious (I have the same case). On a PSU standpoint I would look into a deal on a EVGA G2, I got a 550w for 55 bucks and it has amazing reviews.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to keep the front fan on but the Corsair H80i GT did not come with short screws to mount it with one fan. I even chatted with Corsair before my purchase and they said it would. So for now I just have both Corsair fans on, plus its hard to mount the H80i with the limited space and the holes do not really line up if you look at one of the pics you can see what I mean sort of, its off side.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I see what you mean. I really wanted a cpu cooler for the looks mostly (since I have a non K processor). Good looking build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

do you regret not having a modular psu?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It's semi-modular so it doesn't really matter because the cords that can't unplug I used.

EDIT: I see what you mean about the non-modular. In the list it doesn't show the full name of the PSU but it is actually semi-modular if you click on the link to it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you install the motherboard?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice radiator and case.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's a pain to get it the way you want it but it works great once you find the right spot.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

what adapter did you use to connect the the cooler and the noctua fans two a 2 port motherboard for fans?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I told you numerous times already. Corsair H80i has 2 fan wires coming out of the CPU cooler which connect 2 of the cooling fans for the radiator which is then routed from the CPU cooler to 1 of the system fan ports on the board. The other 2 fans are connected to a split so 2 to 1 which is then connected to the last system fan port.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry dude didnt mean to make u pissed

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

just asking