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built this mostly for BF4 and general home use, i use it everyday and love it

the NZXT case was a pain to cable manage, not much room behind motherboard back plate so it all tightly squeezed back there, also the top 2 fans had to come out like 5 different times for my cable management. I love the look of this case, its not too big but fits a Massive video card. also i used a 5.25 to 3.5 mount for the hard drive so i could free us as much intake airflow as possible, theirs 5 intake fans 3 exhaust, 1 power supply(no internal flow) and of course the one on the evo 212 plus

Anything with a price of 0.00 is reused from older builds or free

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  • 74 months ago
  • 4 points

I'd recommend turning the cpu cooler fan to push air threw the cooler instead of having having it pull air threw. Other wise great build :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya I second that, or get a second fan to mount for a push/pull configuration

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

See below

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Negative, that cooler performs slightly better in pull rahter than push (approx 0.5°C better in pull VS.push). It is known.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

i did not know that, but ram is too tall to allow any other configuration.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

You're gonna want to replace that Thermaltake TR-2 ASAP. Although not quite as bad as Raidmax, they're still not something you want to trust your build to.

Also, why Win 7 Ultimate? Did you get it for free? If not, why spend so much on your OS?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

See below

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure why you need 16gb for bf4 and home use.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

See below

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Bit overkill with the fans there.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

well i used to have 9 120mm zip tied together as the side of my case, one of my best friends has been on water cooling every since mass production came out for it, and I've made it my goal to clock higher and run cooler then he can just to annoy him. gotta say its a lot of fun.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

the fan on the cpu is a puller, also memory blocked fan mount for opposite side, too tall, direct into exhaust. friend of mine is project manager for Microsoft Internet Explorer... i know its bad, but free software for me. Is the tr2 that bad? this is my second thermatake PS and i haven't a bad thing to say about it, i had an old 500w for about 5-6 years now it started with 8600gs, then got a 8800gtx, then a 560ti. which is now in the GFs Sims machine, still running. i just got it because its a cost effective alternate to most 600w PS avalible. 16gb... black friday sale.. enough said

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

On the topic of the PSU, the real question is do you want to risk your build to a sub-par unit like that? The PSU is the only part in a rig that can kill other parts if it fails (with the exception of a water cooling failure). Another thing to remember is that there's no such thing as overkill when it comes to PSUs. You can always use them in future builds (if you do a new build, rather than an upgrade).

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

i will look into replacing PSU asap, read a lot of reviews and it is a rotten egg. Any recommendations to power this set up?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Ram is fine. 16 GB is a bit much for JUST gaming, but if you decide to start dabbling in encoding or streaming or running other programs as you game, your good to go and you have have some future resistance.

For that cpu cooler, turn it around, the whole cooler, so the fan blows up through the fins of the cooler and out the top of your case.

A lot of fans are fine as long as you have good cable management, and it looks like you do.

I too had a Thermaltake cooler last me for years with no problem. However, it was an 80 plus gold rated psu and it cost much more than what you paid. Be wary,as a bad psu can ruin your day.

As for your OS, If it was free, you can't beat that.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

i tryed, the ram is too tall to allow the cooler to point up, or have the fan on the opposite side

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Where are all 10 of those fans? btw, if you use sleeve bearing fans horizontally they will wear out fast and will be loud. If you want horizontal fans you should choose ones with ball bearings.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm unsure why you got that CPU. The new 8320 is worlds better and around the same price.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

the cpu was on sale for 99$ when i got it. plus its OCed to 4.0 on stock voltage, so i see no need to spend more

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, nice deal then! Sorry about the confusion!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

yea its really doing good for the price, i see people have it at 4.6-4.7 ghz, but i cant seem to keep it stable that high, i think its my mother board, got the cheapest board with 4 ram slots that i could find.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would upgrade that board immediately. It is not made for 8 core cpus it is known to fry 8 core CPUs. Get a MOBO with at least a 990fx chipset with 8+2 phase VRMs http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database