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Built this rig over the past month. Overall emphasis was actually more on aesthetics to be honest. But I still wanted it to be a fairly capable gaming rig on 1440p

Currently overclocked cpu to 4600 mhz, while gpu is factory overclocked by Gigabyte

27/3 - added 4x thermaltake riing rgb fans, 2x deepcool rgb kit 02/4 - swap cables for some alternate colored ones

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  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

those wifi antennae...i like em. its like a peacock

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Minimalistic?? In size only !! Really nice !!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous colours. I could just sit there drooling and gazing for hours. It's like looking at a very beautiful fish tank.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the led on the graphics card to change colours?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

thats a gigabyte 970 xtreme gaming that comes with rgb leds on the gpu

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually going to be building something similar to this, I've come to like the small form factor cases! Great pick on parts and awesome interior/cable management! +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Take a look at the Node 804 as well. I happen to have both cases and they are comparable, but I personally like the Node a little more.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the radiator support? Plan on doing a single 120 or 140. What about cable management and filters?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty good. I have a kraken x61 (which has a 280nm radiator) in push pull in my computer. really cool temps. I did a completed build of it here. Every input is filtered and even the floor of the mobo chamber is filtered. I couldn't be happier with mine and so long as you know what you are going into doing a SFF mATX build you should be fine.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautifully done!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Are all custom cables that expensive????? Great build though! Is the one 970 good enough for 1440p??

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get cable sets for $30

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok that's not too bad!!!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Am on constant 60fps in 1440p in the division, I think its capable enough

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah those wonderful NVIDIA drivers help with that. What are the settings like? High?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I just use geforce experience and use their auto optimize function for it

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Ah as I understand it GeForce experience edges on the side of caution to get better performance. I personally prefer that compromise and that software seems to do a good job.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Geforce Expereince has gotten a lot better over the recent year. The ability to finally have an FPS target is something it needed for a long time.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh fe that's pretty good!!!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

No not really. I just picked up a 24 pin , (2) 6+2 pins, and a cpu 6 pin for $55 from http://ensourced.net/

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Dank. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That front rad will be a ***** to clean I think. Might be better to have the rad on the outside. Doesn't make much difference really.

This build looks great. I didn't realize that the Thermaltake fans came with a fan controller. Sucker is actually pretty large.

How is the 970 at 1440p? I have a 390x and it run very very well but it's loud and hot. My wife has a 970 in her rig and I'm curious if that card can handle 1440p.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

which 390x is it? what kind of case you got it in?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I am still working on it so no completed build but it's a Gigabyte Windforce 2x in a Node 804. I honestly would recommend another 390x. The software for this 390x kinda sucks and I was so unsatisfied with the 80 degree temps in my old case that I upgraded to the 804, bought an AIO cooler to separate the CPU heat, and repasted the windforce cooler with some better compound. What was on the cooler was totally inadequate.

That being said I made a mATX build before buying the 390x. It's difficult to advise people to put a 390x in anything smaller than an ATX Mid Tower because it IDLES at 60 degrees.

Right now I rarely hit at maximum 78 degrees in the new case gaming at 1440p on high to ultra settings. That's with pretty aggressive case fan curves (as defined by a NZXT Grid v2) but with very reserved fan profiles on the GPU itself. The windforce 2x just whines at higher RPM and I can't stand it.

I'll have a build guide up at some point. Still looking for a new CPU.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I'm jealous now. Please stop. :) +1 for me though, amazing build m8.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Red and purple look good to me.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful! Love the Air 240, it makes clean cable management so simple. I'm thinking about getting some custom cables myself to throw into my build, which is actually in an Air 540.

Well done!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build. What kind of light is on the back of your monitor?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Its just a led light strip powered via usb for some ambient lighting

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build bro! Is it just me or does Nvidia cards seem to have better looking shrouds then AMD?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not just you! You can't change the LED color on the Gigabyte 390x which already makes it look worse :(

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it seems right now all the video card vendors are refreshing the nvidia GPUs with new cards, where as the Radeon lineup isn't. :(

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

No reason. They are getting ready for Polaris cards I'm sure and even if they weren't there is little reason to refresh a product that has comparatively lower market share. Engineers are expensive. I should know, I am one!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Precisely the reason I got this card, nice shroud, logo and led on the fans too!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That purple goes nice with the red +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The cables coming out of the cooler look sick! like two anacondas , nice build man

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks gorgeous. And the red and purple really has a flare to it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

that cable management... hOW?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

the carbide case helps a lot being dual chamber, can hide all the cables on the other side

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

True, but even the cables showing inside look great! good job!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

can you not put the side window on because the gigabyte card is to tall?

also what is the red thing under gpu? ssd?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The side panel fits no issue, which is why i went with this card in the first place. MSI and Asus gtx don't fit in this case without mods

the red thing is a Asus PCE-AC68 wireless adapter

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build - some similar parts to my own build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW that so similar to my Media and gaming PC in my Study (Ladies Lair) except mines a white air 240 witha green colour theme and running a GTX980 but only an i5-6400, same cooler I even mounted the Fan Controllers in the bottom too, +1 love it and the cables are neat and tidy a pet hate of mine is messy cables. Very Nice.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I've seen this one on the air 240 owners club! Looks really nice hope to start my build really soon.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay so if you have 1 140mm fan and 3 120mm fans which one of those 4 is the 140mm lol? I can't tell

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

All the fans are 120mm

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay thanks

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I notice in the earlier photo before your 27/3 update you only had the single 120mm exhaust fan at the top... I presume because the H100i tubing is restrictive (at least that's been my experience). Can I ask how difficult you found it to arrange the tubes to allow for the additional fan? I've been working on it in my current build but so far I just can't get the space, and if I do the tubes are sticking up too far to get the side panel on. Maybe I'm being too gentle ;)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry for the late reply. Would need to apply some force, think you’re too gentle

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey how do you change the LED color on the H100i V2? I can't seem to do it for mine

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Use the corsair link software. You should be able to change it from there

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man! one doubt, you are using as top fans SP ones right? so all fans used are SP?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

am using thermaltake riing fans. Those are static pressure fans

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the usb that long so that I could rout it the same way you did or did you used and extension?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

i did not use any extension

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm super impressed with how you managed to flex the H100i tubes man! How'd you do it?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Little bit of brute force with some care

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

can i see a pic of the front with the led fans on?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry man i dismantled the build already

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How are there leds behing the mobo???

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

i stuck some leds just beneath the mobo

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

how hard was it to install the aio cooler with the two top fans?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

not very hard, would just need to squeeze a little

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

No issue of temperature inside the case? As hot air is being pushed inside by rad?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. Sometimes i feel that this setup is slightly better than rad pushing out

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Using deepcool one cause nzxt hue plus is mostly out of stock here

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