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Since my 1090T was about 5 years old, I decided it was time for an upgrade. Everything went pretty smoothly with the build, besides the fact that I installed Windows on the SSD before I the rest of the rig was delivered and when I got everything done it wouldn't boot because the SSD was frozen. A reformat and re installed Windows and it is working fine now. I'm also running this setup on a VG248QE which may have also influenced me to upgrade, you need to make use of all those 144hz.

Since I needed to reformat I have to install quite a few things again, I'll have temps and benchmarks up over the next few days.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally like your parts a lot. For the build I'm planning to build i am using the same CPU, GPU, HDD, and MOBO (maybe gonna be using the VII FORMULA not the VII HERO).

But in general a nice build! :D +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I take it you don't own any pets. That case gave me shivers.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

No kidding. My dogs would have that case fully clogged within a week.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

We actually have 3 dogs in the house, I just don't have a better place to put it. I have the fans on the top, side, and rear all blowing in with the front blowing out. With my old setup I could get by with about 2 months without cleaning but I'll make sure to watch out for too much buildup.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not a matter of where it is -- it's the case itself. It's built to let air in -- along with everything else that's in the air. It's built for cooling, not for clean.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

This is going to save you bundles in the summer. You'll never have to turn on your air conditioner.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice part choices. Very awesome build. I don't know much about your case so perhaps there was no other alternative or maybe the finished product has them run elsewhere but my OCD kicked in with the pic of the fan cables running on the outside of the case. Did I see that right?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It is running around the top edge on the right, the holes in the top aren't be enough to get that 4pin fan connector through and the side panel would pinch it if I ran it between instead of through it. Also would have been nice if there was a motherboard connection for the front USB 3, it is pretty much just an extension cord to the back I/O. But since it is in a cubby kinda on the right side you wont notice it at all.

Well maybe it won't get pinched, I'll look at it when I get home. I also want to check the thermal paste because I'm not sure if I used enough.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough man. I did notice that where you have your PC at no one will see it and really in one way it could kind a be like a cyborg kind of a look which is cool. If the case don't allow it not much you can do really. Good on you for the creativity though.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering an EVGA or Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970... would either of those fit into a microATX mid tower?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

You would really just have to measure yourself or look at the case specs to see what size card it can handle. This is a mid tower but since it is so modular it supports 16" cards, the 970s are about 12" long.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, the lighting

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

And that is only 2 cathodes, I too was surprised how bright it was compared to those Antec led fans I took out. I decided to replace the old fans because I've had the case for a few years now and the rear fan went out about a month back.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How much clearance is there between the Phanteks and the g.skill? I am going with a similar setup and I am rather nervous CD

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably too late, but there is about half an inch of space.