Description

I built this specifically for flight simming (P3D; FSX; CLoD; DCS etc).

Overall the build went well, case was very good and it was the first time I really took the trouble with cable management (I think the smaller case size forces that which is good) and trying to implement a colour scheme.

The PSU is actually not the one listed here: its an old semi-modular Antec one (850) with the yellow racing stripe.

I was somewhat disappointed with the mainboard because I spent four days trying to figure out why my CPU temps were maxed out (91c on boot; high 60s on idle in Win7) and eventuallly found out that Gigabyte in their wisdom decided to put a row of capacitors next to the CPU socket, meaning that the H60 waterblock had to be installed in a specific orientation (with the longways properly orientated to the socket). I originally didn't have this correct, so the waterblock wasn't seated properly on the CPU. This gave me quite a bit of angst.

This was now solved and temps are much more comforting. At present I haven't messed around with any o/c but will try to get it up to 4.4Ghz. Other plans for the future are cosmetic involving replacing the side fans with coloured ones and perhaps some other lighting (white / blue) unless anyone has a better suggestion?

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

LOVE IT awsome blue lighting, great cable managment etc.. +1

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! did you get an LED strip for lighting? or is the lighting just coming from the LED fan?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build man, Ive been meaning to do a LAN build with this case and the H60. One question though, does the H60 fit next to the motherboard? I feel like it will but I'm not sure.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I love that case. +1