Great lighting in there! Cherry on top would be a rgb fan frame.
This case is definitely tight in a lot of places, this one included. It's kind of hard to tell, but one of the pics in this build shows that my Corsair Vengeance sticks BARELY fit. They would be interfering with the AIO if they were much taller.
If you want to mount a 240mm AIO to the top with the Vengeance RGB, I would highly recommend looking into a pair of slim 120mm fans. Take the RAIJINTEK Aeolus ß-BB fans that are being used on my GPU right now. I believe that those would give you the clearance you'd need.
Not if your intake fans have no dust filters. This particular build is going to collect a lot of dust very quickly. Like 3Prcntr said, the rear and top fans need to be reversed.
This has to be the most visually impressive build I've ever seen. Easily the best on this site, at least. VERY well done, sir.
Lol, thanks for the compliment!
Sure do! Just uploaded them last night.
No cutting required. They made a nice little cutout section that's easily removable by unscrewing two little screws in the front that are accessible by removing the front panel. This isn't my pic, but it should give a good idea of what I mean.
Btw, since you asked this question, I moved some stuff around and it no longer has the three RGB fans installed in the front.
Thank you, kindly!
It's really not bad at all. I found that the included fans, while effective, can get pretty loud. I adjusted the fan curve in the BIOS, so I can't complain about that, now.
As for leaks, no sign of that yet. I owned a Deepcool Captain EX 120mm prior to this and that didn't have any problems either. I suppose, like anything, that's going to be (bad) luck of the draw.
I've never seen temps above the upper 70's with my 4.7 GHz over clock. Ideally I would de-lid, but I don't quite feel comfortable with that, yet. Lol.
Yes, I would recommend.
Gorgeous build. Well done!
I sort of second this question. They don't appear to be plugged in, from what I can tell.
Very impressive, what you did with such little space. I’ve never seen a pump/res covering the CPU/RAM area, and it’s disappointing we don’t get to see those beautiful Trident Zs, but I have to say that it still works. It must’ve been absolute pain to assemble that loop! Lol.
Lighting is very nice, as well. I definitely would take time out of my day to explore this build, given the chance. Fantastic work!
So much about this build is unconventional...
Yet I love it.
Nice specs. Would love to see some more pics, for sure.
Looks great. I like the color coordination. My only recommendation is to install the fan on the other side of the Hyper 212. I could be wrong, but presumably it's blowing air into the case rather than right into the exhaust fan. Nice work!
Well the good news is that the GTX 980 is an outdated technology and therefore the cost-to-performance ratio is terrible. You could afford a cheap GTX 1080 with that money, now. You can get basically the same performance with a GTX 1060 for half that price. So basically you can build a machine that performs similarly while knocking off about $250 right now.
Well, the price I paid is calculated on the left, but I included the estimated total in the description for you.
Thanks! I've been planning on building something like this for a very long time, so a compliment like that is greatly appreciated. For the record, I agree with you regarding the NZXT GPU mount in a Phanteks case, but I just felt that this case had everything I wanted in terms of style and functionality.
Fantastic looking build! I couldn't help but notice that your airflow is entirely negative, though (all of your fans direct air outwards). I recommend you reverse the airflow of your AIO fans. That will allow clean air to enter your chassis. Even though the clean air is filtering through the radiator, your other components will thank you for it. (source: personal experience)
I guess the term is relative, but this is no "budget build".