Description

This machine was built for a friend, I had a spare 1250W thermaltake PSU and a 1070ti lying around, and he wanted to upgrade to pc from laptop.

I picked out everything and we built it together.

Pros:

  • Case design is great, modular, easy to take apart and put back on, the psu cover comes with two parts which is fantastic if you have a RGB psu, so u only cover the ugly cables and showoff that extra RGB from the PSU. also removable hard drive slots is great since this is a mid size tower case, and that extra space helps a lot, SSD and m.2 are the goto nowadays, so the big hard drive slots must be remoavble.

  • Corsair LL120 fans are definitely super quiet. THE BEST COMBINATION of RGB fans for this CASE, imo, is as follows, 1 x LL 120mm on the rear, 2 x LL140mm on the top, 3 x LL120mm on the front.

  • BUT, fans are expensive af, so I just used the provided HD120mm fans from the case, and I bought 3 LL120mm fans to replace the provided fans from the h150i. so my COMBINATION is as follows, 1x HD 120mm on the rear, 1 x HD 120mm on top, 3 x LL120mm on the front. yes the front 3 fans are mostly covered, but I did it because in case my friend wants to upgrade the fans, it's easier to remove the top and rear fans.

  • I have heard some people say the HD fans do not work with the LL fans, that is partly true and false. go into icue and just say u have 5 LL fans and it'll work quite well. BUT LL fans are superior so the animations and colors from HD+LL are not PERFECT, but it looks good enough for me and for me, the RGB animations looks great.

  • Corsair RGB controller was already mounted on the PC, everything was packaged in a way that it is super easy for beginners to wire and cable manage.

  • PSU cover comes in two pieces, and it just fits so well, comes in black, easy to spray paint. i painted 1/2 psu shroud, front white, to gold

Cons:

  • I would like the radiator from the cpu cooler to be mounted on top, but the clearance is not enough with this motherboard, but if you examine the case more and more, you realize it's probably for the best just mount the radiator in front, but this is a negative since airflow is limited in certain directions

  • the 1250w is over kill, but this is a spare so meh...

  • very happy with this, not super complicated water cooling, simple sleek looking, enough features to play around for a long time, rooms for upgrade.

  • dual intelligent app from AI SUITE software driver that comes with the z370E will conflict with the FANS, DO NOT INSTALL!

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 14 points

"spare 1250W PSU laying around"

Yeah I always forget to pick my spare 7980XE's up off the ground, I know that struggle

  • 16 months ago
  • 7 points

Yeah me too, I've lost track of how many Titan V's I've accidentally broken because I don't see them when walking

  • 16 months ago
  • 6 points

The amount of times I’ve stepped on and snapped a 2 TB M.2 Samsung is just unreal.

On a side note did you know these build photos were shot on a Mi Mix 2S AI dual camera?!?!?

  • 16 months ago
  • 4 points

LOL, u guys too funny

  • 16 months ago
  • 7 points

hey its me ur friend

  • 16 months ago
  • 5 points

hey its me ur also friend

  • 16 months ago
  • 4 points

hey its me ur also friend friend

  • 16 months ago
  • 6 points

i wish i had a spare $800 in computer party lying around... i wish i had enough money to buy just that cpu cooler... i wish i had enough money to buy 3 rgb fans...

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

party, good one.

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

Hi can I be your friend? :) Very nice looking build though besides the RGB the case is pretty dope

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

looks at build

"Damn.............. MOM GET THE WALLET".

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Having the radiator at the front and pushing cool air from outside the case through it will likely lead to lower CPU temps but higher GPU temps. Not a horrible thing.

AI Suite has given me nothing but trouble on one of my systems. That piece of software is incredibly frustrating...

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

want to be friends

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

What are the temps

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

This was very generous of you , job will done in building a fantastic Pc. Just my two cents but if there's a budget left maybe consider getting or making a custom backplate for the gpu .

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! I was thinking th same thing a white backplate would look so nice

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey just wondering I can’t really tell from the photos does the h150i fit with the LL fans and the hdd cage and shroud? I’m wanting to build a very similar system but don’t know if the hard drives will fit

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any reason you'd pick the LL fans over the HD ones? I just did a build this weekend and realized I SEVERELY need to improve the air flow in the case and I don't want to drop $500+ on a H150i, and a set of LL fans if I can just use two of the included HD ones and add from there.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job Just saying your mousepad is flipped.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

One lucky friend you got there.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Very detailed thread regarding fan brand (LL vs HD like you mentioned) and RGB lighting interactions: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=173880

Could be relevant if you're trying to add fans and mix types but keep RGB.

  • 15 months ago
  • 0 points

lol, I have that same pocket knife...

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  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Depression sets in...

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