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I'm a 17 y/o JR and this is pretty much my first build

I am sorry that I didn't photograph the building process which is probably a lot more interesting than the end product. I should have gotten a 4770K so i would have a reason to get an h100i, or x60 to watercool, because this case has fantastic room for that. The pictures are a before and after, the first picture was an Antec 1200 gen 1 which was bulky and heavy, the NZXT H440 was a refresher. no cable management required Sorry for the bad pictures and they are a little bit out of order. Thanks for the good words. Eventually I will purchase a 120hz monitor, I hope new technologies arise so TN panels aren't the only high refresh rate options. I might get sleeved cable extensions to get rid of the ugly yellow and black cables that are visible, but I think it would be easier to just get a completely new modular power supply.

EDIT: i uploaded more pictures, as you can see i didn't cable manage anything under the PSU cover because it is completely unnecessary, and it makes the rest of the cable look really good.

EDIT2: Conveniently you can see where i placed the LED light strips, there is a hole where you can put the cable through to the back! The GPU will clock to 1220 mhz under 80c load

EDIT 3/27/2014 : Ordered an H100i because why not, I plan to update to broadwell anyways late this year. I'll post pictures

EDIT: 3/28/2014 Wow fast shipping from newegg, I just got the cooler, I thought that i broke my PC, but no I just forgot to plug in my SSD... Then when i plugged it in it was still broke... Until i unplugged my other hard drive then it worked.. So it was the Boot order. I'm uploading PICS of the H100i i installed

Before you ask.. I know the H100i is completely UNNECESSARY, but when I go broadwell later this year, I will get a K chip! So this is just future proofing if you will. Enjoy!

AIDA64 kills my computers temps. Prime95 Blend is 55-60 with core 0 being all over the place. I can't really trust core 0's temps, they are 5-8 degrees high than the rest most of the time.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Very clean. Nice build.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

it's an H440 build, it better be clean. lol

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build :) I'm going to be using the H440, what LED strip did you use and how did you attach it?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Bitfenix Alchemy LED blue 60cm, they are great!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't edit my comment, but i posted the placement of the LED light strips that fit perfectly in place in the case at 60cm

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the Ducky Shine keyboard? I've heard positive stuff about them and definitely have caught my attention, but curious as to what you think of it?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It's very bright and very cool. I bought a black cherry, the actuation force is higher then usual but is activated much easier then the other cherry MX switches, and you don't have to lift your fingers much. But about the keyboard itself, its very well built, very light weight surprisingly because of all the features packed into it, it's plug and play, no drivers required, but you can still update the firmware on the keyboard, I think it's one of the best keyboards on the market right now, i recommend it

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your reply and your opinion on the keyboard, nice to get a real persons feedback :) cheers!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, nice build! How do you like that KB? I went with a CM Storm and there is SO much light around the keys it takes away from the key itself. It annoyingly has backlight off by default. Without backlight my KB is useless cause you can't see the lettering at all, even in daylight.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

CM storm makes really high quality cheap keyboards, you would be happy with either one, as long as it is mechanical you are going to like what ever keyboard you get, no matter the brand. I love the keyboard

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty good build, i would definitely recommend a different cpu cooler instead of stock a good one is the coolermaster evo, its cheap and much better than stock.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, im probably going to upgrade next year or late this year to the new intel lineup and this time i will go unlocked and get a water cooler from corsair or NZXT. But as of now the stock fan is ok, just some stalls here and there waiting for it to spin up. The evo is very popular i totally agree that is good even for non k.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I use an 700w OCZ mod x stream pro, which i dislike but it doesn't matter because it is not in view, it does the job. I couldn't find it on the part picker

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Monitor is a G215H, will upgrade eventually