Look up Science Studio's review on the H500. He was able to install two fans on the front by taking out the mounting bracket and screwing them in from the back. The NZXT website says the bracket supports 2 120 mm or 140 mm fans so the fans you got should be able to fit. If they are not fitting then, it's probably something wrong with the fans you got.
a hole that can never be filled.
Sounds like you had one hell of a ride that lead you to your build. All I have to say for my current build is "Me drunk! Me buy things online because why not!?"
Also love the theme build you went with. Gundam Wing was the bomb to watch growing up. I went with a Legion build in my current build and even after two years now I am still upgrading things (some were actually sober decisions, but not all of them).
Nice color coordination you got going. That is something I also seemed to be bad at. Also good job on the cable managing!
My only recommendation for now would be to see about getting a matching CPU cooler.
Nothing too crazy and expensive, but something along the lines of the cooler master Hyper 212 Black edition (they also have a RGB edition for $40 US is that's more your thing).
I would also see about maybe some more RAM, if you need it. Right now we just came out of a long struggle with overpriced memory modules and it wouldn't hurt to get at least 16 GB in your build.
Things like CPU and GPU can wait, unless you're wanting high frame rates on Max game settings.
Lastly, I would see about getting a couple of intake fans for the front of case. Having a positive or neutral pressured case can help prevent dust build up in your case and can improve hardware temps. You don't need to get matching set of fans for the front since you can't see them that well. Just get two black 120 mm fans of your choosing. Although this last suggestion is more of a pet peeve of mine, so take it as you will.
Looks epic! If you had told me that you had poured your very sweat and blood into this (mostly blood) I'd believe you.
Looks damn good! Too bad that you'll probably never want to stop. EVER.
Now this is cool! I was at my local dump a couple of weeks ago and I saw a tower very similar to this is the scrap. I really wanted to take it with me, but the thing had seen much better days.
Glad to hear you've got a game plan for what's ahead. HDD can boot rather quickly at first but then it goes down hill from there. The downside to having an SSD for a boot drive is that you'll never want to go back to a HDD. At least that's what happened to me.
I look forward to seeing what you'll be upgrading. Are you planning on getting an SSD in the future?
This has to be the smallest pc builds I have ever seen. The first thing that I noticed was the intel stock cooler for scale. This is pretty freaking amazing!
Damn good paint job!
Nice job on your build! I would love to have seen more pics of your optiplex in its prime.
Cool build! I used the same case for my first build. It was fun to work with.
Good job on the cable managing! I would say try routing the CPU cable through the back of the case and out the top, but that doesn't look like it's an option with that case. Still looks good though.
Tastefully done, I love it!
Nicely done! Does your wife know how much the pc cost?
Nice paint job!
Love the lighting in you build. It looks like a gilded cage.
Looks quiet to me. Nice job!
I like to imagine walking into see someone playing games on a coffee maker while poring a cup of coffee out of a regular computer.
Sick build! I have the same case. It's great, but there are somethings that could be better.
Where did you get your keyboard/keycaps by the way?
I think you got enough air flow in there bud. Still looks awesome though!
Yo, more pics please!
Could use so more pics. Overall, looks awesome!
That is a small as the minimalist keyboard. That alone is awesome!
Based on the first build all I can say is; that escalated rather suddenly.
Why did you wait so long to upgrade from vista?
Going with a blue theme, I like it
"Better dead then RED!"
- Liberty Prime
Getting drunk and buying pc parts. That is something I have done more than I'd like to admit.
Thanks! Mine uses a 140mm fan so I'm going to start there. I used to just leave it on ECO mode were the fan wouldn't even come on until it hit a certain load then suddenly my system would crash whenever I would put try to play games. I think the components were over heating so I can no longer use the ECO mode.
Thanks for the input. I am very aware of the capacitors being able to hold a charge after being unplugged (but still thanks warning me). I think that the way to discharge the capacitors would be to plug it into the motherboard after unplugging the PSU from the outlet, but I might be wrong and I don't want to test that.
I was originally worried about swapping the fans in general and having to plug it in. Thanks for answering that question for me but the way. What model of fan did you use and do you still have a link to the adapter you used?
Very compact, I love it!
How was it replacing the fan in your psu by the way? Mine has a bit of a wine to it despite it being double ball bearing (EVGA brand) and I figured it would be cheaper to swap the fan than buy a whole new power supply for something so trivial.
Dude, nice! I really hope that I can pull something like this off one of these days.
This case is Gucci
Judging by the first picture, I believe you without a doubt.
I have always wanted to take a (relatively) old pre-build desktop like this and work on it.
Dude, love your build! But mad respect for the pokemon nintendo 64! I still have mine that I got back when I was 8. Still work too!
If you were to turn all your LEDs to Red (or red-orange) you would have a "Dark Lord" theme going
This was a while ago when I was a freshman in college (so maybe 5-6 years). I had just moved into my new apartment, and I threw a frozen dinner into a microwave because I was tired from the move. In my tired state I had set the microwave to 40 minutes instead of 4 minutes. I had decided to lie down to 'close my eyes' and fell asleep. I then woke up to smell of burning steak and plastic and rushed to find that once frozen dinner to be now charcoal.
I've had worse come out of a microwave. Seriously it was really bad.
PC made for speed!
Nice, but could use some more pics.
Are you using to two hard drive in raid?
I'm a little loss of words so I'm going to sum up my expression into three word; Damn, that's cool!
I love your dog!
Also nice build!
I don't even know how to pronounce that name, so I'm just going to say nice build. Seriously, it really does look great.
I love this build man. My first few years of college I got by using a bare-bones pentium CPU laptop that I was grateful for since it could run Oblivion at 1366 x 768 with medium to low settings. Eventually I got a decent paying paying, now looking for a new one, and built my first PC. I wish the best for you in school and hope you can eventually build yourself another computer!
Want a new pc? Why not Zoidberg?
Well this looks more than ready for Halo. I'm also looking forward to playing reach again after all these years.
I love this build but damn it does it make me thirsty!