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So about 2 and a bit months ago i built my first ever gaming PC and as soon as id built it i wasnt happy about a couple of things namely the case and its lack of cable management, (i was using the Corsair Spec-01) and the CPU cooler was quite cutting it after i'd overclocked the CPU to 4.4 ghz.

So alas a fresh case courtesy of a refurb unit off eBay from Novatech and a H80i GT from Scan and my previous build looks vastly differant and i'm a lot happier.

Also bought some braided cable ends for the 24 pin and GPU cable and added some cheap LED's off ebay.

UPDATE: New graphics card purchased. Found a B Grade Founders Edition from Overclockers UK for a decent price so bit the bullit and so glad i did. Very impressed with performance and with a custom fan curve set i dont ever see temps go over 66c.

Lot of misconceptions with referance cards running hot, they do if you dont touch the fan curve, before i changed mine it was hitting 83c!

Next on the agenda will be an improved PSU. Thinking a Gold Rated EVGA 750w. Also not completely happy with the look of the H80i GT performs great but i feel like the twin rad of the H100i would suit the build better.

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  • 48 months ago
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That's really nice man, great cable management :)

  • 48 months ago
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Cheers dude the case makes it almost impossible to have bad cable management.

  • 47 months ago
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First off nice build! I have the same setup and was wondering if your H80i gt fans are ever extremely loud while under load? How are those fans setup for you and is cpu temp good? Thanks

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers for the feedback! My H80i GT fans do make a bit of noise under load but not excessive. I have them in a push pull config exhausting the air out of the back with the fans at the front drawing air in. Temps wise my CPU idles in the low 30 degrees and a good example of temps under load was playing Rise of The Tomb Raider on Ultra for 5 hours and checking temps after and they had never gone over 65 on any of the four cores.

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  • 48 months ago
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Cheers mate. Suits me a lot better now and gives me more flexibility got the future.