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After more than a year of "surviving" on various laptop, non of which were really up to snuff, I decided to bite the bullet and build a decent PC (I have/had multiple PCs which I have no access to for complicated reasons), anyway, so after quite a bit of deliberation, here's what I decided to go with (see parts list).

I'll update this in the next couple of days, but for now I'll just upload a few build pics, which I think are (along with the parts list) are what most of you guys are really interested in looking at anyway :) .

NOTE REGARDING THE 212 EVO & CORSAIR SPEC-03: I actually spent quite some time researching whether this cooler would fit in that case, and in most sites/forums the answer was "no". however I saw several builders actually do it, although they would comment that "it barely fit", in my own experience: IT FITS, yes there's only a couple of millimeters between the top of the cooler and the side-window, but that's enough for the side panel to be opened & closes comfortably without making contact with the cooler, go for it if you're wondering.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you play Terraria? :P

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

never tried it

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

i like it man it looks good . believe me im right there with you . i was playing off of a Toshiba laptop from 2011 and finally invested some money into a real system as well. Good luck with the new pc

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Cant wait to see that black and white color scheme! Looking forward to more pictures of this solid build +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

In the beginning I was going for a Black & Blue theme, but was sort of forced to use that particular MSI GTX960, I wasn't too enthusiastic about a Black/White build at first, but once I saw this motherboard I was sold, the result is pretty nice.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Im a little confused as to why you had bought the USB 3.0 expansion card when you dont have enough USB 3.0 Ports for the case and the card?

Though i do like the NZXT Light kit, im using it in my current build and i love it :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't understand what you're saying, I bought the expansion card BECAUSE I don't have enough USB3.0 ports on the motherboard (4 on the back, 2 via headers)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

what i meant is the front USB 3.0 Ports on your case plug into a USB 3.0 Header on your Mobo, and so does your expansion card. but i only saw 1 USB 3.0 header on the board, my bad

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I see

The USB3.0 expansion card has 5 USB3.0 ports on the outside, and a 2-port USB3.0 header on the inside ;)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

******* I like this build. I wish I had gotten a USB expansion card myself after seeing this. Are you gonna add more storage or keep it simple with just the SSD?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

will definitely add a 3TB regular 7200rpm HDD ASAP, I'm just short on cash at the moment :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I have the same case and cooler right now but only just realised the dimensions are possibly incompatible or that it will be a tight fit. I'd rather not have to change case for something else so I'd really like to know how well the Hyper 212 Evo is able to fit inside that case? Is it hard to install the cooler and to get it to fit with a 3mm gap? Or would you recomend a 1st timer like me to look for another case instead? : d

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Alfos,

I apologize for the delay, I haven't logged in for a long time, I hope it's not too late.

The Hyper212 fit perfectly in the case, and as you know 3mm isnt much space, but it still fit without problems and I can regularly open/close the side door without any issues.

You should be able to install it easily, and I highly recommend this case to anyone, you will not be disappointed.

Regards, Aladin

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Just an update for those interested.

I've been looking at upgrading the RAM for a while, but didn't have access to another set of Vengeance Pro 1866 Black, so I considered adding some different RAM to the existing kit.

After a lot of research I wasn't sure if I can add another 1866MHz kit of a different make, and of course the rule of thumb when it comes to memory is to keep it as homogeneous as possible, you always risk it when you mix it up. However I decided to go with a 16GB 1866MHz kit (2x8GB) from Kingston, so if things don't go well I'd just sell off the older Corsair kit and end up with an upgrade from 8GB to 16GB.

I am very happy to report that adding the 16GB of Kingston HyperX to the 8GB of Corsair Vengeance ended up as a complete success, and now Cthulhi is rocking 24GBs of DDR3 1866MHz.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, might be just you :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

wait until I'm done with it, there will be a cool Cthulhu logo on the case ;)