This build is mainly for Gaming, Light rendering work on Photoshop, and listening to Music.

The Corsair H105 is absolute overkill for my needs on a Intel Core i5-4690K, but being stuffed into a small case I needed as much cooling as I could get due to the Gigabyte Windforce GTX780 dumping its heat into the case the. The H105's SP120L fans were completely noisy so I replaced them with Bitfenix Spectre Pro 120mm PWM fans. 16GB of Kingston HyperX Beast 2133Mhz RAM is also overkill, but with only 2 DIMM slots, the only option was to Max it out, should my needs change after all I don't want to throw out 8GB of RAM and buy a whole new set of RAM. a BIOS update to the Asus Maximus VI Impact allowed me to use the Intel Core i5-4690K with my system.

Problems with this system is definitely cable management, but I did what I could to ensure that the cable wouldn't impede with airflow within the system to keep things cool. heat is a major problem due to the GPU exhausting it heat into the case. Keeping the temp down I had to put a Large Bitfenix Spectre Pro 230mm fan at the front, and a 140mm Bitfenix Spectre PWM fan and configured them to intake. while the other fans exhaust heat upwards through the rad. If there was something I could change it would be the GPU to a reference GTX980.

Recent Upgrades to the system include a new SSD. Before Decemeber 2014 I was using a Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD, but due to it getting filled up quickly, I replaced it with a Samsung 840EVO 500GB SSD. For HDD's I started off with a 320GB HDD from a 2007 pc which my dad owned, that then was swapped out for a 1TB Samsung 5400RPM HDD. I also put a dust filters for the rear 140mm which was used as an exhaust before I put a filter in. The OS was salvaged from an old Laptop which had died on me

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the look of it, thinking about making a similar build for a home theater.