Description

I was thinking about buying an Xbox One or PS4 but was unhappy with both in terms of everyday life. I wanted something I could use daily and not only for gaming so I decided to build a pc which I haven't done since high school. I do photography for fun (and sometimes make a little money for it) so I decided having a computer that can actually handle the programs when putting together panoramas and what not would be amazing. So I decided on a cheap build at first and then this sight took me away from cheap real quick as I wanted to try overclocking and all of the above. I actually bought enough computer parts (first cheap, then more expensive) to build another computer so I built that and sold it to my roomate at cost.

Wires were kind of a pain with this case as I have seen other cases (albeit more expensive) have better wire management on the back portions. I am overall happy with this other than I will probably be looking for a watercooler on sale (most likely a 120mm like the H80i) due to the fact that it gets hot here in Hawaii and we don't have AC in every room.

The biggest fail with this is the thermalrights fans screw holes are made for 120mm slots but they are still 140mm so they didn't quite fit in the top portion of my case perfectly. Luckily there are a bunch of extra holes in which I angled the screws into.

Any constructive criticism is appreciated. Let me know what I did right and wrong.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sup oahumike, Nice build. Thanks for the info on the 140mm fans; I'd be pissed if that happened. gtx970 works good in ps on my side. Where'd that Intel ssd come from?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for that. I got the Intel SSD from eBay cause I had money that was about to expire so I had to spend it on something and it was even cheaper than what it says with the Ebay bucks I provided. It was used that's why I have it on there. I don't put anything vital on it as I have other hard drives for that.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Fun build, thanks for the info about thermal fan but i have one question, why i see cardbox on hdd cage ???

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. The cardboard is just the box with the mounting screws and other misc items that came with the case. I keep it in there because you can't see it when the side is on and I tinker with my stuff too often to need to go find that box every time.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

ok

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Do the top fans not fit with the mounting holes for them?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of. If I only installed one fan then it would fit with the mounting holes but because they are actually 140mm fans with 120mm fittings they are too big to fit both of the 120mm fan fittings. I made it work and it was a little bit of a pain but I love when you have to make things work sometimes instead of it all being too easy.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That case has mounts for both 120 and 140 mm fans. I think its cause the Thermalright fans have the mounting holes offset, that's what the issue is. At least you managed to get them on there.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I had both the H80 and the Cryorig H7. Speaking from experience, the cooling difference isn't that big compared to the sound difference. The H7 is very quiet, but the H80 sounds like a jet engine when you put any bit of load on it. Also, corsair aios are known to have reliability issues, which I experienced first hand myself when my pump started making noises and my the fan controller on the cpu block stopped working outright. Instead, you should get a high end air cooler, like the Cryorig R1, Dark Rock (Pro) 3, a noctua, or maybe a phanteks.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm definitely going to look into things before I move on with this and I'll take these into deep consideration. Part of the reason I want the water cooler is that A) it looks pretty sweet, and B) it would help open my case for more air flow when it does become hot. I will read some reviews on the high end air coolers as they may just help air flow just as much throughout my case! Thanks for the heads up since you have experience and aren't just picking one over the other based on others!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How do I buy it

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you buy what? The whole computer?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the hole pc

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

You buy the same parts on the build list and you can build it yourself! That's what this site is all about!