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Current desktop running a mishmash of old gear, and my brand spanking new GTX 1070 (replaced R9 280). Almost cheaped out and got the RX 480, but I'm glad I didn't as I just upgraded to a Seiki Pro 32" 4k monitor.

Love building in the Corsair 250D, and all of the space is well utilized. Cable management is a bit of a mess though. Found a brushed aluminum faceplate and added a slot-load bluray drive. H100i backplate was loose on my motherboard so needed to add some size 6 washers.

Mostly use this for occasional gaming, and ripping DVDs/BRs to my Plex server NAS. No modifications, no overclocking yet. Nothing crazy, just running stock.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, where abouts did you find the aluminum face plate?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

On Amazon. It is SILVERSTONE branded, search for 5.25 slot load.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah cool, thanks.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering how that face plate would look on the Obsidian cases. Not too bad. I have the 350d and just added a bluray drive and don't really like the way it looks. Hated to ruin the clean look, but sometimes it has to be form-over-function, I guess.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I also had a regular 5.25 bluray drive, and after using the slot-load bluray drive I can say it is significantly slower at ripping my discs. The regular drive ripped approximately 50% faster, and a little bit quieter.

But, I like the clean look and the fact that my young children can't push the drive buttons or break the loading tray. So there's that...