Description

Built this machine for steam gaming and media usage on the living room television. I was a little worried about getting the Noctua NH-C14 to fit but it does, though the heat pipes are touching the side of the case. The blue Aerocool fan replacing the stock Noctua top fan is for looks, but also clearance (its a 20mm thick fan). The Noctua fan fit but it was practically up against the glass. Could only get my g3258 to 4.2ghz at a voltage that I was comfortable with, sadly. Any higher and I had to really go deep into the 1.3v's.

Setup a custom UV LED circuit around the inside of the case using six LED's, resistors, and a molex connection to the power supply. The purple glow matches the Lian-Li hard drive indicator light, while the blue fan matches the power button LED. All in all it looks pretty nice at night, I have to say. Very happy with the case and the overall build. My only regret is going with a g3258 -- it performs well, but I have to stream Farcry 4 from my i7 box, as it won't run on a dual core box (even though I'm certain this processor can handle it). I'm more than impressed with the GTX 960. For 1080p gaming, it really does the job.

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

The case is like KILL ME

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I love i3's or pentium's configs with Geforce 660, 760 or 960 gpus :3! +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Same. Seems to "fit" right. Just wish game publishers wouldn't deliberately tripwire games purely on number of threads -- this "daddy knows best" business is wrong. I'm pegging vsync on everything I try on ultra settings, so, clearly this can handle it. Oh well, </rage>.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build bro, love that case! How easy is it to build in, if I may ask?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It was fine, really. Just took some pre-planning. Deciding what direction the cpu cooler had to go, etc. Plenty of room to get the mobo aligned if you pre-install the ram and the cpu cooler, pre-wire the cpu power and sata cables. I used a modular power supply and I suspect that helped a lot. Magnetic tip screwdriver is a must, but otherwise, was a lot easier than I thought it would be.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

That case looks awesome! I just used the G3258 and I love it! pushed mine to 3.3GHz at 1.37V. That sucks about Farcry 4 though. I think the pentium would definitely be able to handle it when overclocked

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Overpayed.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Build! +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

might wanna put a fan grill on that fan lol,

1+ for the awesomness.

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