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I couldn't be more happy with this build as I now have a Windows Experience Index of 7.6! The only problem that I encountered was with the Cooler Master N200 case. There is a lip that prevents the HDMI expansion slot being used which was very frustrating. I had to saw a bit off my HDMI cable to get it to fit inside the slot. Also, the optical drive can get quite noisy. The fans aren't that noisy though, the case usually has two fans but I had a spare fan so I inserted one into the top. In hindsight, the things I would have done instead about this build is getting a different case and getting a regular HDD instead of a SSHD as I feel that it is unnecessary due to already having a 120GB SSD.

EDIT: Sorry, I thought I had uploaded photos of inside the case, evidently not. I have now added an overview photo as well as close-ups from different angles. As you can see, even though I have bought a semi-modular power supply, the inside is still quite messy. I will mainly be using this PC for work i.e. office programs, heavy internet browsing, watching movies and light-mid gaming.

The only problem I'm having right now is that the CPU seems to be idling around 63 degrees Celsius which seems to be a bit too high? EDIT: Turns out the CPU cooler wasn't on properly, my bad. The CPU idling temperature is now around 40 degrees Celsius.

EDIT: I have followed the advice given to me and improved the cable management! :D

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Can we see the inside?

  • 71 months ago
  • 6 points

Yes, of course!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

yes and the case disgusting still +1 for the parts

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure why it's getting down-voted? I don't see a problem with it other than maybe the lack of photos of the inside.

I think too many people up/down vote on this site based on the price of the components, ie more expensive = more upvotes, and not what the build meant to the person building it or how much effort they put into presenting what they have regardless of price.

  • 71 months ago
  • 6 points

Thanks for your opinion!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Optical drives tend to be rather noisy, sorry to say. Unless you want to pay through the nose for a component that NZXT recently decided wasn't even necessary...

  • 71 months ago
  • 6 points

I think I can live it with to be honest, just thought I'd mention it :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

There isn't really any point in switching to a standard HDD if you already have the hybrid.

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

that was just his thoughts if he could change what s/he bought before.

Pretty sure s/he isn't that silly to do that

  • 71 months ago
  • 7 points

Vainslay is correct!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Might want to put some more pics.

  • 71 months ago
  • 6 points

Thank you for your suggestion.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy strawberries Batman, your cables are in a jam!

  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

Any suggestions/tips on how I should go about improving my cable management? :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

But of course! The open space between the top of your motherboard and side panel is for airflow, not cables. Best case scenario, route all of the wires between the back of the motherboard and the side panel, with cable showing only at the power supply and at the connection to the motherboard/HDD/whatever. Next best case, strap the wire down to the frame of the case so that airflow will be as unhindered as possible. You don't want your fans chopping up those cables. Good luck :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 6 points

I have followed your advice and uploaded a photo after I improved the cable management by routing the wires through the side panel! :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 5 points

Thank you, I will try to attempt the first scenario you suggested! :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management could use a little work, but that may have been limited by the case. Overall a good build parts wise.

  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks! Any suggestions/tips on how I should go about improving my cable management? :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Well as a start, you could swap your HDD around so the cables are facing the back and out of the way. As for the rest of the wires, it will be helped by the fact you have a modular power supply. Remove both side panels, then take it a cable at a time and use some zip ties to neaten up excess cable as you go. Probably best to start with the front panel cables, then onto the PSU cables.

You could look for tips by checking completed builds that also use your case. The member "eckihm" did a pretty great job with their cable management (even with their non-modular PSU); http://pcpartpicker.com/b/P19

  • 71 months ago
  • 5 points

Thank you very much! :D

  • 69 months ago
  • 6 points

I uploaded a photo after I improved the cable management by routing the wires through the side panel! :D

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How is your monitor??

  • 68 months ago
  • 5 points

The picture quality is excellent and it has large viewing angles. It was very easy to assemble. The screen is glossy though which may cause problems in direct sunlight. The audio is pretty good for a monitor but not as good as a separate speaker.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:O

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  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

Hehe :)