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Comment reply on falkelord's Completed Build: First Gaming Build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply! So as far as I can tell, either of the Deepcool cases are gonna be a good bet.

Personally, I really like the hard drive bay layout on my Kendomen RD, plus the pre-installed fans are a huge plus. There's certainly plenty of room leftover if you decide to get an aftermarket cooler for your CPU too. I'm really impressed with the case for as cheap as it was. I was looking to drop at least $100 for something this good.

I can't tell if the DUKASE just doesn't have it or not, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of bays for HD or SSD storage. That also could be because it's a mid case. But if you look at this picture of the Kendomen:

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll1280/11-853-013-05.jpg?w=660&h=500

you can see 6 bays for storage (3 for 2.5in. drives and 3 for 3.5in. drives) And those suckers come out too, which I ended up doing just for airflow. If I ever want to add more HDDs, I'll just add them back in. I haven't had any issues so far, and the dust filters on the front, top, and back fans are a breeze to clean (we have cats so this was super important). Cable management was nice and easy too with the Kendomen, so I really don't have a single bad thing to say about it.

TL;DR if you want something with a lot of expandable storage and EZ fans, Kendomen RD. If you want a smaller form factor that honestly looks pretty sweet, go with the DUKASE. Hope that helps!

Comment reply on falkelord's Completed Build: First Gaming Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The room is real cold too (low ambient temp) and that Arctic Silver is some good stuff.

Comment reply on falkelord's Completed Build: First Gaming Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly it was more likely a problem with my motherboard and case combined. My advice: check your mobo's manual online in PDG form and see where your fan connectors are.

Comment reply on falkelord's Completed Build: First Gaming Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up getting it from my friend for $50. At the time I snagged it, the 1080s hadn't come out quite yet, so 1050, 1060, and 1070s were still over $150 if I recall. This was like maybe late last year (??) but it's done me so well I didn't really feel the need to replace it yet. It'll certainly be the first part I replace though!

Also with the thermal compound, I kind of goofed with the stock compound. When I first installed the fan, I didn't lock it to the board properly. I was test placing it to see where my fan would connect to the motherboard and I didn't understand that the manual was saying to press the pegs down to lock it. I lifted it to make sure it was seated properly and at that point, I realized it had pre-applied compound which was now on the CPU. So I put the fan back into place (mind you, still not locked).

I booted it up, she ran fine (was like 30C while installing some games). The next day, I worked on my cable management and installing my HDD, one of the cables pushed the (still not locked) fan off the board ever so slightly while I was closing the backside of the case. Because when I booted up (and even though I spent some time in BIOS working on my boot order to wipe my now-connected HDD) my CPU was IDLING AT 65C. Even after half an hour to cool down, it was still like 55C. So I ended up having to clean off the pre-applied compound and applied the silver I had laying around. I also learned how exactly to lock it to the board (had to push the pegs until they clicked...of course). I think I was afraid of breaking something by pushing too hard so that's why I didn't lock it properly the first time.

Otherwise I'm sure it would have been fine had I properly installed the fan (by the way the numbers looked on first boot) but by that point the paste had been compromised.

Comment reply on falkelord's Completed Build: First Gaming Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha he's my pride and joy.

Comment reply on falkelord's Completed Build: First Gaming Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, it's actually an Paul Stanley USB drive. The case does not normally have his hairy chest on it hahahah.

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