My very first attempt at a build! wanted to get out of the console generation and sold my mac to pay for this, and this is what i came up with! Please let me know how i did! i've loved every bit of this so far.
You're going to want to rotate your CPU cooler 180 degrees. Right now, it's redirecting air to the front of the case, and you want the opposite, as your intakes are at the front, and exhaust is at the back.
Other than that, solid build.
Are you saying just put the fan on the other side of the heatsink?
Pretty much. I didn't think of that then. :P
Hahahaha! As I was reading that I was thinking, "Wait... Heatsinks aren't directional... Fans are..." :D
i was under the impression the cpu cooler is blowing the air through the heatsink and out the back of the case.. is this not true?
If the fan was on the other side of the heatsink, then yes. Right now, from what I can see, it's backwards.
It's not backwards. It is very usual for people to have it set up like that with only a 1 fan setup with the Hyper 212 Evo. I have it myself, and it works great.
I just realized the picture i posted was before i changed it.. sorry for the confusion but i did change it like 2 weeks ago, haha just look at the updated pictures i just added.
well, it might be in pull....im doing that with my h100 to cool my mosfet and vrm heatsinks.
I can't say anything negative about this build.. you choose some amazing parts and this build should do you really good! Enjoy!
woohoo! validation! I'm definitely enjoying it so far!
I love how everything is black and blue, even the psu has some blue on it!
Didn't really even mean to do that haha.. i wish i could provide some better pictures but i'm just lazy haha.. i run it with red fans and then blue leds around the outside.. looks awesome!
everything is just peachy :P nice job
nice job! we used some of the same parts in our builds. The gpu is not in the pics though.
Yeah had to wait 2 days for my gpu to come in, pictures were before then
Updated with some pics with it, sorry!
first comment made me laugh... duuuuurrrrrr moment lol.... cool build...
The more i look at this case, the more i regret not buying it instead of the Thor v2. Very nice build.
I wish my pictures did my case justice, it's amazing!
Where'd you get the desk man? Weird question, but it looks beautiful :P
Staples for 200$! like my favorite part of the build haha
Can you link me :D? Love the funiture and the build :P
if you don't have your case on long carpet you'd benefit from flipping your PSU so that it intakes cool fresh air from out the bottom of the case instead of hot air from the components within the case. Also this would allow you to have enough length in the 8 pin power cable for the top of the motherboard. You want to keep the cables off the front of the motherboard, they trap heat, and dust which are bad things.
i hope your mosfets don't get too hot, your 8-pin sleeving might melt on the heatsinks
fixed it, updated pictures
How's the transition to PC gaming from a Mac?
Thanks in advance :D
Not even comparable... i could bootcamp and run some games on low settings in a mac, but the jump is incredible.. every game i play max settings and it runs flawlessly and beautifully
Dat CPU power cable across the MOBO, other than that pretty tidy.
fixed it, and some other stuff too, updated pictures
How is the SSD, I'm thinking of purchasing this or a samsung 840 for my next build, if you've used or had experience with other SSDs how do they compare?
Your build looks great! I've got the same RAM and a similar monitor, I'm getting the same CPU cooler, GPU, and extra storage (what I'm trying to say is yours is pretty similar to mine lol). I like how yours matches the blue/black color scheme, mine so far is also kind of like that. That GPU looks HUUGE by the way, I hope it'll fit in my case.
HOw are you liking that GPU?
Loving it, been running ultra on most games and getting decent frame rate.. IT's quiet too, but it doesn't really look cool.
Solid component choices. Maybe overspent a little on the PSU, although you can add a 2nd video card without replacing it.
Flip the PSU 180 degrees so it intakes from the bottom. It should also give you enough length on the cpu power cable to fit it behind the motherboard.
How do you like the keyboard? Considering getting one due to limited space on the keyboard shelf.
Keyboard is amazing! very solid and have loved it so far!
also took your suggestion on the psu! updated pictures
cough the 8150 is $178 cough
cough this website has it on here for $147.99 cough.
If you were to get a FX 8350 you need to get the flag ship to compete with the i5 3570k. Then it comes down to personal likes and dislike on the 2 different platforms. He got really solid RAM for that price. The Power supply you cant cheap out on. You will regret it. As for the motherboard they are all very similar it comes down to what features you really need and the price. I personal go with ASUS because i like there boards. (Z77 Sabertooth which is way more than he paid for his board.)
I totally agree with you about the power supply, but i have seen good brands with same or better quality and cheaper; it's all about patience and getting it at the right time. You can find very good ram for lower prices and still get great speed and quality, look at Patriot. As for the processor, the FX 8350 will destroy the i5 3570k and will compete very well with i7's without any help. I'm not much of an AMD fan myself, but they have come out with a very good processor competetor.
The FX 8350 Competes with the i5 3570k. Watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs25ZkAS-gY . The i7 Would easily beat the FX 8350. And i agree that the FX 8350 is a very good processor for the price of the platform. Much Cheap than intel if you take in the mobo. but you cant say that the FX 8350 will stack up to an i7. Especially the 2011 LGA