Description

General PC for gaming and work. (mostly gaming)

Built this rig around the idea that simple small and minimalist design works really well. It actually was like putting lego together nothing really went amazingly wrong, however the few problems i have with it are, Cpu Cooler blocks the first Dimm slot meaning i cant get four sticks in, trying to screw in PCIE cards is quite difficult as there is a lip which is lying over so you cant get your screwdriver flush ( this is a nightmare and makes swapping things around a pain), When i first put the Gpu in it was sitting right and i had to remove it however the perticular Gpu I'm using is pretty weighty and i snapped the PCIE lock off the top lane because it could not push the card out (not a major issue really).

In terms of design and quality of the Corsair 350D, its a great case I found myself able to hide and route all my cables perfectly I think that when building a computer you have to take time to appreciate the machine your building so it has to look appealing too. A structural feature i found great was the permanent stand off which was great when inserting the motherboard it just sat there meaning i didn't have to hold it in place for myself.

Everything works well and I'm pretty happy with it, hope the Pictures help (I live in New Zealand so thats why everything costs an arm and a leg)

Update: CPU Mother Board and Ram was brought through a combo deal

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

That GPU cooler is massive! Great build though, love the Corsair obsidian cases. +1

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, i feel your pain with the limited parts in your region( Aus for me). The only thing i think would benefit you more would be a mid tower case ( 650D is amazing and my personal favourite). Great build though!

+1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! If it were me i would have gotten the fractal design r4 but thats just because i love that case. Other than that, great build! :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

To be Honest It Look me a million years to choose the case i was super keen to get the Silver Stone Fortress FT03. I don't like Fractal designs cases at all I know people love them and I respect that just not me :P

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  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

Why not get a Z77 board to OC that CPU?

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

"CPU Mother Board and Ram was brought through a combo deal"

And even if somebody doesn't want to OC, a K chip isn't a bad choice. They have the highest stock frequencies.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Its harder to track down Z77 stuff, a lot of the major suppliers actually stop selling stock here so you can't back build stuff i would have loved to have gotten a Z77 M Pro but there was a month between when i had money and haswell came out and suddenly they all disappeared. However i was reading around and you can patch the bios so that you can overclock cpus but not memory

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

actually a z87 board would be needed

  • 75 months ago
  • -3 points

a $600 dollar motherboard?!

  • 75 months ago
  • 5 points

Combo deal mate look at the prices of the CPU and RAM, parts pickers dosnt support all of the NZ stores and deals

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  • 75 months ago
  • 5 points

Thought looking at the prices was fairly obvious but duely noted :P i'll change it