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This build was created solely for gaming. The majority of the money was spent on an appropriate CPU, GPU, MB, and high quality case. I chose black and red for a classy theme. The 650 watt Rosewill Hive PSU is more than adequate for this build. The GTX 970 has no coil whine. I tested out another GTX 970 in SLI with the same power supply and it still performed flawlessly. Witcher 3 runs very smooth on unlimited FPS with just hairworks off and foliage distance down one notch.

The H80i fits perfectly in this case. Keeps the CPU VERY cool. Doesn't go over 55 under full load. This is over volted and overclocked to 4.6 GHz.

I swapped out the case's OEM 2 speed fan for a MB controllable one. The Enermax is one of the few options for a 180mm fan but is very quiet at low rpm while being able to keep positive air pressure in the case when it starts to rev up. This is hands down my favorite Micro ATX case. It's heavy and exudes quality. There is more than enough room for cable management, the side window does not scratch easily like NZXT, and the two included filters are great. If I was going to keep this build, I would go SLI in a heartbeat. Micro ATX SLI FTW.

The Corsair Force is a surprisingly fast SSD for the price I got it for after rebate. Nearly identical to the Crucial M500. 20 second full boot time.

I would usually leave the HDD cage out but this build is currently on eBay.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

this case is so cool lol

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a funny little case! So easy to build in.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, have the same CPU and Video Card in my soon to be build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, did you mount the h80i with just one fan? Or is the other on mounted outside the case?

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