I ended up not using the fan hub at all, because I didn't want to have both the fan hub controlling fan speed and the motherboard itself. I just plugged all the fans directly into the mobo. The fan hub does not come with a lid.
Sorry for the late response. This is the gray version of the case.
Amazing! I couldn't have asked for more! One thing to note though, is that the motherboard's supplied sata cables are not long enough to properly mount an ssd in front with decent cable management. I had to mount it in the back.
While the computer was posting it was kind of noisy, but now the pump is completely silent. About the monitor, I'm still deciding but I would like good refresh rate/response time.
nooooooooo I'll have to change it then
Edit: you can't!
Nicely done. Love the case!
-1 because of upside down PSU.
Just kidding. Amazing build, +1
So are these cases finally shipping?
nice build +1
sexy fans +1
Nice Job! Can't wait for temps! Since you said you don't like the x61 except for functionality, what cooler would you go for If you want good temps? I hear that the h100i is worse than the x61.
+1 for pcmr post
+1 for sexiness
dang nice job for the price! +1
MMMHHHHMMMMMMMM THAT MOBO ahhhhhhhhh.............. +1 for refrigerator case.
Why did you choose skylake over z97? And what sort of temperatures are you hitting? I'm thinking about an h440 but I'm scared about the airflow.
From 1 to sexy, this build is sexy. +1
+1 nice job!
Nice work! I agree with chickenman10121 though, the desk itself could use some cable management purely for the looks.
Did you paint that GPU? It looks pretty sweet! +1
Nice work! Are you thinking about getting some braided cables for the gpu/mobo power cables? They can really go the extra mile in terms of aesthetics!
Crimson sunrise at airpond
That MOBO set u back a lot...
As for a name....
idk man you gotta think of something youself imo.
Let's say he was overclocking to 540w, you shouldn't just choose the power supply that's just barely making the mark.I heard somewhere PSU's tend to do better at 80% load (longevity issues) So 540/.8 = 675 watts, which would be better.
If he ISNT overclocking and his [very nice] pc is drawing 400 watts instead of 540, 400/.8 = 500 watts so 550 would be just fine.
Sweet build! Just wondering... What sort of temps are you hitting under load?
Did you spray paint that GPU?
Nice aesthetic. +1
+1 for the dog
I'd get it but I don't want to pay the $0.99 shipping charge for the SSDs.
Interesting choice of red with blue... but this is a great selection of parts! +1
I like those sleeved white GPU power cables! From where did you get those?
+1 BTW, great looking build
Reminds me of the PCs you see in Office in CSGO
How does that mouse work on a glossy tabletop w/out a mousepad?
Somehow you manage to make an air cooler look good.
How's the sound of the air cooler?
So let's say I wanted to go for an AMD video card, since you guys managed to hate on the 970 anyway. I am having a lot of trouble choosing a good video card. I really want it to look good with the rest of the build, so would an XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card work well? I looked at NCIX's 290x comparisons and they said that choosing one based on customer support/aesthetics is really the best option.
Update on the cooler: I decided to go with a kracken x61, for some reason it hasn't click in my head that it was only $20 more until now.
Yes but remember all peripherals are also included.
Still could've done a bit better though.
Nice job; cool idea! IDK but I think the inside could have been a bit cleaner with the cable management :). Good job with the case though.
Thanks for your tips. I really wasn't paying enough attention when I went for the PSU I guess.
The H100i seemed okay, but I will be sure to consider the ones you recommended.
The reason I chose the GTX 970 was because so many people use it. I am heavily considering switching to a 290x now.
Thanks a lot. I se you are an experienced builder, and I am grateful that you took the time to help me improve my future build.