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I got I7-3770 instead of the 3770k because it was $35 cheaper and I got $16 discount extra with the memory. I can not afford to mess with overclocking and want a system that will last me 4 years like my last system did. 1TB hard drives, power supply, operating system, DVD drive and monitor where from my old system. The SSD hard drive was on sale for $159 and so was the video card for $286.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

if you had no plans to overclock then why did you get a watercooler and a motherboard made for overclocking? H77 boards are designed for system that aren't going to be overclocked. A water cooler kit wont provide significant cooler temps if you aren't overclocking to cause additional heat. it does look cooler, but $60 cooler?

aside from that great build - What is the main use for the system?

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

The water cooler I bought for $59 with a $10 rebate being $49. My thought was a good price to make a good flow of air inside the case and easier to clean. My house has a ton of dust and forever clean the case out and I think it looks nice inside. Motherboard had all the features that I wanted and the other ones below that didn't. I might have spent a total of $60 more then I needed but happy with what I got.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Good solid choices. Bit overkill on the cooler since you aren't overclocking. Did you build 2 systems? I see twin 400Rs there on the desk. Good cable management in the case. Could work on the cables on the wall a bit. Nice build.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Got the same case for my wife and she got my old computer parts, plus the same ssd hard drive as I did. Our younger kids destroyed our other cases that had doors on them.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a Corsair 500r (it was on sale otherwise I would have a 400r) and it is one of the best cases I have ever built a pc in. Looks cool to have two up on the desk. Game on.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Total cost me $1136 to build minus $46 for the V me deal newegg.com had going make it $1090 and $30 in rebates.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that corsair case they look really sharp but i don't know the cooling on them so is the cooling good or is it ok?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooling seems to be good for someone that is not overclocking and gives plenty of room inside for good air flow. I love the look and the cable management option that it gives. My last case was bought in jan of 09 and that is a piece of crap compared to this one and then I thought that it was cool looking but inside was a nightmare what it looked like.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job! How hard/easy was it to put the H50 fan over the 400R that already existed? Anywhere I can get some info on that? I'm going to ditch the stock/bulky fan and go with this. I like it.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, there is full access to the back of the mother to put one on from the side panel of the case.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

ah i see. I didn't know that. Nice case. It inspired me to get the Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower which has that opening as well. Did you use 90 degree SATA cable to be able to route them in the back? or do the normal ones work?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm building with the same mobo and case... was wondering...

Did you find a way to hookup that Firewire port on the front panel to the Motherboard? I've read the motherboard doesn't support Firewire, but the connector included in the case fit fine into the USB 2.0 slots at the bottom of the board.

Haven't started it up yet so i'm not even sure if it was the right thing to do...

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