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Hi Geeks, For this build, the GIGABYTE N170N GAMING 5 was a good choice if you consider the onboard features , size, socket, warranty and design but it's hard to make a decision on which one is best without spending over 250 peanut. I am not planning to overclock my cpu so i got an Intel Core i5-6500 3.20GHz 6MB LGA1151 and changed the included fan with a liquid cooling CORSAIR H60 and yes you can fit this fan in a 1151. The 200mm fan included with the case has been replaced by the Corsair liquid cooling fan and i have also added another Corsair 120mm (LED and Quiet Edition) on the back to produce more cold air to the cpu and also to put some lights, the air intake is connected to the sys_fan motherboard using a splitter due to the limitation on this motherboard offering only ONE system_fan so if you plan to add more fan you need to use whether a splitter or psu molex wire. The GPU fit perfectly in the Thermaltake core v1 and is also a good choice for gaming. RAM and SSH installed in less than 3minutes. This case can support any PSU size so i have opted for a EVGA 750 B2 which is semi modular , quiet but heavy. Build completed in 2hours. Running with no issues.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

typo: Z170N and not N170N

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Good you choose a Z170, i know you dont want to OC, but there's a feature that leaves you unlock the cpu and overclock it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

googled that and its true, thank you!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! I am actually in the marks of building the same setup pretty much. I opted for the Corsair H80i GT so I can further keep track of my CPU temps when I later want to OC it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome !! :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I just bought that case and that mother board and was wondering what windows you are ruining on it 32 or 64 thanks

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

windows 10 , 64bit im thinking of a downgrade to win7

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

also does the liquid cooler you installed in the front and then removed the 200 m fan does that decrease the cooling in the pc when removing that fan

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

since the 200mm is bigger i assume that i have reduced the cooling in the pc , that's why i have added another fan attached to the cooling system .( the real reason i have done that is for the led^ ) i have ordered 2 other 80mm to be placed as exaust .

other than that the case has grills on the sides and back so no problem with hot air to be stuck inside...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

the motherboard only has 2 fan spots so you cant add more right???? im trying to get more ideas for my build and how did you set up the fans on the cooler

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yes the motherborad support 1 cpu fan and 1 system_fan only, the liquid cooler itself need those 2 slots ( fan+ liquid pump ) so i had to use a splitter for the system_fan to have 1 additional connexion for the front panel fan . 2 other fans (arctic 80mm -as exaust - not showing in pictures ) have also been added as exaust and connected to the psu ( i had to cut the wire to attach it the connector ) so run full speed.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

So i can i do that with my build can you help???

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yes i will help you ! good luck

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a nice little build!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

750W PSU is a little over kill for your build. Could have gotten a 650W 80+ Gold instead?

Core V1 should have space for a 3.5inch mechanical hard disk? You could have some cost savings if you bought a SSD with smaller capacity + a 1TB HDD.

I love your choice of motherboard and Core V1.

Great build overall. Good job!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

the 750B2 was on sale so i jumped on it but yes 650G can be considered for mini itx build. i have stopped using old tech 3.5" hdd but yes you can save $ if you buy smaller ssd. (personal decision)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the mouse?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

not the best compared to my old razer and zboard gaming mouses. i had to cut on something so it was the mouse !! hehe

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This should've gotten featured. I have th 750 B2 though, I love it!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build there! feel free to check out my core v1 click here

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

nice one , too much light out there!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks, add some more blue then become cop lights

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you change front 200 mm fan ?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

replaced by 120mm attached to the cpu cooler.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I got the same case !

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the best 970 gpu out there for streaming and playing all games? and having a dual monitor setup?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man! I bought the same case, PSU and CPU. I have everything put together but my cable management is horrible at this point. Are you using the attached cables to the PSU or the fully modular/individual cables for the PSU?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

im using the attached cable from the PSU and thinking of changing this heavy psu by a fully modular one, to be continued..

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Same issue here. Have the excess cables stuffed into the case. Anyone thinking about going with the Thermaltake Core V1 should definitely consider a Fully modular PSU if you want it looking neat and tidy.

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