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This is my first build! It works perfect and it's smooth.

Regarding the cooling system: The case has 4 fans (2 intake in front, 1 exhaust on rear, and 1 exhaust on top). The additional fan that came with the case on the side panel was hitting the CPU Cooler, so I took it down and put it on the cooler for a push&pull profile. I applied for the first time in my life the thermal paste using pea method and the temperatures seem to be really good. The temperatures were measured using HWmonitor software.

It is my first time using a SSD and I have to say that Windows 7 boots in exactly 12 seconds! It's extremely fast.

I know my cable management is not the greatest one, but it seems to work perfectly fine.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Name is pretty unoriginal. But hey, its what on the inside that counts! +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I would've got at least a Crucial MX100 SSD; that Kingston has some NAND problems. Actually, apparently most of the SSD specs is a flop compared to similar options.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, but I got 240GB for $85 and at that time 240GB MX100 was over $100.

I just ran a benchmark for the SSD and here is the result:

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/


  • MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]
       Sequential Read :   487.332 MB/s
      Sequential Write :   224.174 MB/s
     Random Read 512KB :   400.486 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB :   221.616 MB/s
    

    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 20.866 MB/s [ 5094.2 IOPS] Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 104.155 MB/s [ 25428.5 IOPS] Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 95.300 MB/s [ 23266.6 IOPS] Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 113.129 MB/s [ 27619.3 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 54.2% (70.6/130.2 GB)] (x5) Date : 2015/02/05 3:55:19 OS : Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not what I'n saying. I'm taliing about this.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i bought this cpu and mobo too but i dont know what to do with cpu cooler.

how's the 212 evo? is it enough for mid-overclock?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend it. However, there are people who say that is good just for mild to moderate overclocking. I personally believe that if you add a second fan to it and you have a good case and a good airflow, 212 EVO is perfectly fine.

The only small problem might be that is a bit big, so you should make sure that the case will fit it. My case had a fan on the side panel, but I had to remove it, because of the 212 EVO.

However, a slim fan will definitely fit on the side panel even with the cooler in it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

actually i got the huge phantom 530 case.

the reason im asking is because i already bought noctua nh-15 and i think maybe ill return it and save some money..

but if i need to mess with it and add another fan then i won't do that i guess.. also i heard some about the enermax ets-t40.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey for the cables pop the other side off and run it throught the backside of the otherboard. That is what I did with mine. I still need to clean up the cables a bit.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points