I built this thing for gaming and it is amazing! So far I've Just Cause 2, DayZ, Saints Row the Third, and Bioshock Infinite. I've gotten 60+ FPS for all of them on High-Max.
cable management man....CABLE MANAGEMENT !!
Should have gone with dual channel RAM, otherwise it's a solid build.
Yeah I wasn't paying attention when I was at microcenter and assumed it was dual channel. Dumb move on my part.
It's fine! Happens to all of us sometimes, accidentally did that in my first build if you want to see. >.>
Nice parts. To help with cable management take a look at this:
And just copy. Other thing is to flip the power supply so that the fan is pointing down and intaking cold air. The other thing that it does is move the ATX Power cables to the motherboard side of the case right next to the holes to route through the back. You will barely notice that they are even there when you do that. Take a look at my build and you can barely see any cables coming from the power supply.
Only problems are easily fixable ones! Your choices are fine. I don't even mind the dual channel whoopsies, because it's a negligible increase in performance, but this gives you better upgradability (imo) later on.
CPU Cooler fan switch to the other side as well (complete 180), otherwise you ain't cooling as efficiently as you could. Luckily you can easily remove the fan and change it around, you don't need to turn the entire heatsink. Also cable management tip you can make sure that the fan power cable is on the right side to the fan power on your mobo.
Turn your PSU upside down, so it can take in the air from outside instead of sucking up the hot air from in your case already.
And lastly, yeah cable management it up! That'll help (a tad) with airflow and reduced temps as well for when you OC, and keep dust from hanging all over.
One day throw a SSD in there and have fun with blazing boot times.
I love the corsair 200r, such a good case. I like this build. The only thing I would add is an ssd for extra speed!
Thanks I love it! The SSD is next on my list of stuff.
No offense meant, but IMO, $900 ain't exactly BUDGET...
I wouldn't have thought so either, but I've seen builds in excess of $2000 on this site, so by THAT standard...
That cable management really needs you're attention.
needs a ssd. otherwise good build :) and you have cable-management holes for a reason :)that's what thos holes are for if you didn't know!