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I recently bought a new case and water cooler for my two and a half year old build. After waiting for the R4 to go on sale I pulled the trigger and I absolutely love this new look. I used to run with a Cooler Master HAF 922, Corsair A70 and a bunch of high rpm fans. I wanted something that looked a little more sleek and was quiet. I have my 3 case fans on the fan controller and the h100i on a custom curve. I used some mounting brackets for my Hard Drive and removed the extra drive bays for a clean look.

Most of these prices are from the fall of 2011. I'm most likely going to upgrade the graphics card over the summer and maybe invest into a SSD. Also another 8GB of matching ram would be nice but right now it seems so expensive.

I ran prime95 for about 10 minutes to test the new cooler and it holds up very well for a reasonable overclock.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the Twin Frozr II cooler. My old 6950 had one.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice, excellent cable mgmt! I did something similar with my 3.5" HDD into 5.25" bay. Really cleans things up. +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the 560 ti with newer games?

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

I average around 45fps in BF4 on high settings.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, thanks

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

at 900p or 720p?

If you upgrade get a 770 2GB. It'll max out BF4 on 1080p.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want the best bang for your buck GPU, go for AMD.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Right now this is not the case for higher end models.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

He did say that he wanted to upgrade his GPU later.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

But it's also your choice to stay with nVidia. Whichever you think you trust.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I built an excel sheet with reported FPS from multiple sources, comparing the GTX 780, 780ti, 290 and 290x. With the release of the GTX 750ti Nvidia really put up a STRONG showing that cant even be argued, in the mid range market and we can obviously see that the 270 and 270x hold their markets, while the 770 beats the 280x pretty strongly since the bitcoin miners jacked the prices up. So all thats left are the big 4. The 780 is actually a better $/FPS purchase than the other three, so long as it is no more than $5 more expensive than the 290. The only time the AMD top two really dominate is in 4k graphics. The 290x beats out the 780ti in $/FPS so long as it is atleast $45 cheaper than the 780ti. All the benchmarks I used, where using the 290 and 290x with reference coolers in Uber mode. Use that info as you will. As for this case isnt right for higher end models, this case is brilliant for high end gaming PC's. Airflow is great, Room for multiple radiators is sufficient, it can fit the longest of cards as well as a 240mm radiator up front, it can fit long/high watt PSU's and it is known for its noise management.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

lol he didn't mean the fractal with 'the case' he meant that amd isn't the best bang for your buck at this moment.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

um not sure about that because of BITCOIN.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, the 560ti and 2500k. Match made in heaven. Nice updates!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Can you give me a link for the HDD bracket?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Where do you attach those LEDs to? Can they also be switched off?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

i would like to know this aswell.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

They come with two square velcro strips, both pieces have a sticky adhesive on each side. To be honest, i'm not so sure how well they will hold up because the velcro pieces they come with are pretty small. Nonetheless a piece of doubled over tape should work. The LEDs use molex plugs so they can't be switched off.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I run a 2500k at 4.4GHz with a EVO cooler and low low end Z77 mobo. You should be able to reach 4.6/4.7GHz with this setup. Push it. btw, love how clean the inside looks.