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This was a challenge which I loved every minute of. The hardest part was choosing parts that would fit as an air cooled machine then realising later hat the air cooler i was originslly going with didnt fit. So a quick search online and found a suitable water cooler that was easy to install. I love this thing it packs a huge amount of power in a very small package. Some points to note: Raijintek Pallas will not fit. Corsair H60 not a good fit didnt want to kink the pipes. Cooler Master Seidon 120 fits very snuggly with no kinks.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a damn sexy case Too pricey to be a console killer but I ger your point

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same case and I did not pay $125 for it. Maybe he did not update to price in his list. I also paid $40 less for my I7

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes a bit pricey for a console killer but still it can handle 4k at low fps.. Creative content... And movies... I reckon it wipes the floor with any console.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I really don't see 4k as a big difference. 1440p with good fps is fine for me. Of course it demolishes any conse granted you have the budget.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to agree with Barnaclese about the comparison between console and PC. For the price of a console its comparing apples and oranges. Plus if you are building a PC you are getting something better.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I guess I should reword that it is in a different ball game altogether.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

LOVE the case man.. I considered going for a micro/mini atx for a while. That m.2 pooped all over your wallet. Altogether really nice build man.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks man but the m. 2.... One word.... EBAY ;) i got mine for the price of the 256gb. Ive bought 3 used ones with no issues. Theres a little tip for you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude that's awesome! I may go that route when I get some money since I have an m.2 slot. I would just be a little afraid of someone selling a used drive that had malware or something on it. And I just noticed you have some insane setups under your belt. Mind me asking what you do for a living?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for late reply. For a living I am a graphic designer at College of Architecture Kuwait University. I do this stuff for fun and for clients. Alot of these builds are for clients. This particular one is my current rig. Recently switched to Be Quiet Shadow Rock LP.. excellent cooler.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 just for that. Glad to see a savvy buyer like myself. I got the 512 just a little cheaper than what you paid, but I only got one. I really wish I had purchased a few more.

Great build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah its fun hkw every now and then a good deal comes along with those little 950 pros. I love them. Thanks for the comments.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice. stealth even!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

that's beautiful.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! What kind of temps you are getting with cpu?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey there thanks. Surprisingly 25 to 28 degrees idle stock. Mid 30s overclocked idle and late 30s early 40s with a bit of an overclock. Im currently on holiday out of the country didnt have enough time to stress test but i dont see any unusual values and quite honestly i was expecting high temps for this build but am very very happy with it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like we got the same case but his looks nicer than mine. I'm tempted to use one of those m.2 ssd but I am still weary of spending that kind of money on a ssd yet. Thanx crucial

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Get them off eBay for alot less.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Were you able to fit any case fans in there as well? Beautiful build btw, superb work

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your 950 show up in the bios? Curious how others are getting theirs to work. Mine boots up and has great speeds (I think) but it still doesn't get detected in my bios. M.2 says empty.

I used an external dvd drive to install my win10..

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello there,

Actually no it doesnt. I dont play with BIOS settings with regards to the M.2. Im not sure if you know this but you can go to Samsung website navigate to the 950 pro and download Magician and the actual driver for the drive. That should help the PC recognise which drive you have.

I used a usb drive to install all my drives and its quick. Ive built about 5 PCs this year for various people and all of them used the 950 pro M.2.. and most of the time I dont have to fiddle with settings. As long as it works at desired speed 2500 read and 1500 write then just ignore it.

Regards

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, alright. Thanks for the help! When installing windows on it did you set the sata mode to raid or anything of the sorts? I think the asus mobo said to. Anyways, I redid everything and it's still not showing but I am getting appropriate speeds now so I guess I will leave it be!

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for late reply prob useless info now but not raid. I havent touched any settings in the bios. The older drives i think u used to have to put AHCI mode or something.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not know you could fit a liquid cooler in this case. I'm gonna have to borrow that idea

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

yes but its a tight fit, I think the NZXT Kraken x61 fits and this one fits if youre going for the 2 x 140mm. Important thing is to make sure the radiator is not more than 28mm. I think i have a whisker of space left.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

OK. I watched that reviewer on Awsome Sauce try it and he about butchered it. I think my case is a bit different. I don't think I can mount the rad on the side panel. Mine slides on and off. I wonder what is the smallest rad they make

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent photos, thank you. How did you get video card to sit parallel to the mobo? Looks like you had some extension/adapter?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

It comes like that. It has a special fixed riser.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, did you ever get around to that temperature stress test with the CPU? I'm doing a build in the next few months in this case so I'm trying to find out which cooler is the best solution.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there I do apoligize for the late reply. Its a decent cooler regarding its size constraints and the positioning of the case itself. Im sure it takes heat from the GPU since it sits below. The temps idle are 35 - 40. Under gaming load about 60 degrees maybe a bit over but ive never had any issues with gaming for hours. Mind you though I have not undervolted the cpu and its pretty much stock. Im not a big overclocker these days im not bothered about the extra few frames I get out of it. My friend bought the same cooler after my recommendation and he has his 7700k overclocked to 4.6 with similar temps to mine and he did it by just reducing the vcore to the cpu. Honestly these days i dont have the patience to run stress test etc etc.

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