I built it. It was super easy and a lot cheaper than buying the windowed top from cooler master. If you want the details send me a pm and I'll give you the details.
Thank you very much.
I like them a lot. For 25 bucks I think they work pretty damn well. Good crisp highs and pretty good bass response. I've got much more expensive speakers on my home theater and to be honest, unless your an audiophile with lots of extra cash, sometimes less is more.
Agreed. Hit that baby with some air once in a while.
Well I'm not going to rip on the build too much but it is not that good for the money you spent. But, don't feel too bad and don't take a lot of what you hear to heart. Learn from it and the mistakes they point out. My first build, which was not that long ago, I made many of the same mistakes and ended up having to do a rebuild because of the mistakes I made.
My advice, keep what you have while you save up for a second build, learning from the mistakes of the first.
Nice. I like to see people put new life into old stuff. +1
I agree. Screwing it in from the back of the mother board was a pain.
How do you like your Bequiet! products? I dumped a liquid cooler for a Dark Rocks Pro 2 and absolutely love it. Why more companies don't make a high quality aesthetically pleasing cooler is beyond me.
With the exception of the......$1200 montior ????? Not a bad parts selection all in all. And I have to disagree with some of the posts, just a bit though, price aside, newest does not always = better.
For less than $600, well done.
Overall the concept build looks good. except for the comments bellow.
I just have one piece of advise, and if you don't want it then don't read any further. The motherboard is too much, both in price and function. Now I don't know exactly what you'll be using the build for, but from the locked CPU, the cooler master hyper 212 and the 760 I'd guess fairly frequent gamer? If so you're very much like me. I'd save a $100+ and get a different motherboard especially since you are getting a locked CPU. You would be wasting $150+ dollars since many of the functions you end up paying for go into bios options for over clocking and stability for the applied overclock.
Also, now I have read great things about the Hyper 212 I was going to get one but I've read that the mounting system is terrible and leave a little bit of play once mounted, which in my opinion I don't like. They, Cooler Master makes a AIO cooler, for about the same price right now after rebates, (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103179) that I had in my first build and I absolutely loved it.
Also, the PSU "may" be overkill depending on you plans for the future, but it is a great make/model and should last.
Again, all of this is opinion only so disregard if you don't want it.
It depends on what you have or plan to have. For example, when I first did my build I had just the basics; dvd drive, very small AIO water cooler, stock PSU cables, etc, and the space was a non-issue. In fact, it was the perfect amount. Just enough to keep everything in a nice orderly fashion, but not too much to have a bunch of left-over space.
Then, I decided to start adding to the case; lighting, colored cable extensions, custom water loop, etc. That's when I started running out of space. Or running short on space I should say.
Don't get me wrong, it can be done. You just may have to get a little creative on placement. My only issue, and its a personal one, is that I like/want the ability to remove the MB tray to get at the underside to reorganize, change, or fix any issue with the cables on the underside. when you put a custom loop in there it pretty much locks the tray in place. It can kind of be removed but it is a real pain without having to take the water block off.
I got to give you a +1 for taking care of the rents. And definitely another +1 for getting it done for under $300.
On one hand, I kind of enjoy doing cable management, the planning, routing, just tinkering in general. On the other hand, it is a GD pain in the @$$.
I have to say I really like the MB. I have not had a single problem with it. The thing I love the most is the OC Gene button. You can go in to the BIOS and change the OC Gene overclock options, multiplier, voltage, etc, and turn the overclock on with the touch of a button. And if you happen to mess something up so bad that you cant even get into the bios to turn off the overclock settings all you have to is shut down and turn off the OC Gene button to turn off the overclock settings. No need to go through the trouble of clearing the CMOS.
That it does. I will be getting a tower for my next build or rebuild of my first because it sucks for custom loop water cooling. Once you have the loop installed its damn near impossible to get the mother board tray out if you need to fix/change/adjust anything in the underside.
I have to jump on your side just a bit with respect to the video card. I have a 650Ti Boost and I know that a lot of people will hate on them and say they are a very low level gaming card, but I put on in my fist build and having come up from consoles I think their performance for 150-180 bucks is very good. I also went with the sli but have since sold the second card because I noticed very little performance increase for the extra 150$.
Aside from the cable mess nice build.
I have to disagree. I have this case with a custom loop and a 240mm radiator in the front. Even with the warmer air from the radiator it still provides great air flow because its one straight shot from the intake in the front to the exhaust in the back. But only IMO.
Over all a very nice build. It may have been a good idea to add the reservoir to the H220. I was on the fence about getting one and have read a lot of posts about people unable to truly purge all the air out of the Swiftech radiator, even when it came filled from the factory, unless they added a small reservoir to the loop.
A $1000 CPU for WOW????? You get a +1 for blowing "overboard" right out of the ******* water......
OK? Why the mixed up ram. 16 is overkill for gaming so why add another 4?
Just because you have extra parts doesn't mean you should throw them in there just because you can..
Can this doni_baj get blocked from this site? This is the second BS post from him/her.
Very well rounded.
Thumbs up for a good story.
You know, I've heard people talk about the microstutter in posts and reviews and things, but I've gone through a few different games and tried it with a single card and two cards sli. I've found that unless you are really looking for the microstutter it s hard to see. Now granted it will differ from game to game but so far I have not noticed it at all.
PS sorry for the late reply.
Sorry for the super late reply, but no worries. I love this case. Just an fyi though, I have since gone with a custom water loop and have found some short comings with this case with respect to mounting locations for the pump and reservoir. Yes there is the bay option but you lose all access to 5.25 inch drive, which for me is not a bid lose, but its something to keep in mind.
I only have a 60hz monitor right now so i really could not say. But I do know that in some games like metro 2033, where I could clearly see i was not getting 60 fps, I have noticed a dramatic improvement with sli. But games like skyrim, where the single card was pretty much maxing out the setting and was doing an awesome job I have not noticed that much of a difference.
Black. It tough to tell. My iPhone takes crappy pictures.
Didn't read your whole post but got to give a thumbs up for the name. Excellent movie!!
A lot of people might give you some crap about getting a 650, but I own a 650TI Boost and I think it does a pretty damn good job for the price.
I like the PSU. Something that would actually match a Noctua fan.
You know, I get that alot. But to be honest for as much gaming as I actually do they're more than enough.
Came down to price. At the time the black, barracuda and a few others were a good 20$+ more. It's not much but I'll be honest Blue is performing very nicely. I could have gotten slightly better performance but dollar for dollar they all came out about even.
Got the cpu before they came out and in my experience the "latest and greatest" does not always turn out to be the greatest. And to be honest I didn't really want to wait.
Check out the last part of my post.
Thx. I got some much needed negative/positive criticism the first time around and went back and changed up the line up so to speak.
I know. I confused the hell out of me at first too. 99% of the cases out there the motherboard mounts from the other side. I kept looking at pictures of mine and pictures of others trying to see if I did something wrong.
Oh I did. They all said it was a good case for the price. Which I agree with. There are just some quirks that I find are not the best. Most of them are design features, ie the inverted motherboard mounting for longer VGA cards. In the end I do like the case but would have liked a full tower case for more room to work with inside.
Looks nice. Very clean and organized.
Yeah right now its set up as exhaust but i have considered reversing the fan. Ild like to add a second fan on the other side of the radiator for a push/pull but because of where the screw holes are, if i put the second fan on the inside of the case i have to put the power suppply even further back into the case or if i put it on the outside the door will not fully close because the lip of the door hits the fan.
In the end i may not even bother. One will be just fine.
Yeah in hindsight I should have scaled down on some of the other things and gone for a better gpu but it was my first time and its done and paid for now. I plan on taking a slightly alternate route with the parts the next time around.
no the case is not upside down. It opens from the right, as you look at the case, verse the left like most other cases. its not a very good. Looks nice but the function is not that great.
As far as the gpu goes, since I already have the 650 ti boost I'm going to pick up a second one for sli. it'll come in about the same price as a 670 and from what i've read the performance of 650 ti boost sli is not to far off from a 670. But yes, in hindsight I should have just gotten one 670 so i could go 670 slt maybe in the future but what ever. its done and im happy with it.