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So this was my first time building a computer. I chose to use a lot of corsair products because i have had good luck with them in the past. It took a little bit of time to put everything together and I am still learning how to manage cables better so it looks nicer but with so many hard drives and SSDs on the back side, its easy to run out of room quick. One thing i am disappointed in is the corsair 120 mm LL fans. They look amazing but the airflow is all backwards to what i would need in order to have the fans visible without the bracket.

Part Reviews

CPU

The processor is amazing! I am so glad the MSI afterburner software lets me overclock the computer with ease.

CPU Cooler

Works great at cooling down the PC, especially with setting up fans on both sides in a push - pull setup.

Memory

Works great but make sure you go through the motherboard software in order to make sure it is running at the 3200 MHz because mine was only running at 2133 MHz. The RGB coloring through the ICUE software works great with some amazing patterns.

Power Supply

It works great and so quiet! only trouble is for how nice this is the heat shrinking over the cables makes it hard to bend into place.

Case Fan

Performance is great but the fan direction is backwards to what i needed.

Speakers

Amazing sounds and bass! Easy to dial in the sound just right.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm confused by the fan set up. I see you mention wanting to appreciate the rbg fans, but it looks like the case you got shows off the fans even when they are in intake position at the front. I think its safe to assume that your radiator is not cooling the cpu nearly as well as it could. I imagine you could significantly lower your cpu temps by changing to front intake and rear exhaust. Your radiator would be getting fresh cool air from outside the case and your rear and top fans would be helping expel heat from the gpu and motherboard. Right now, your radiator is being cooled by hot air. Also, you would be able to see the rpg fans from the front of the case just as the case was designed to do.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

No feature for this.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep in mind this was the first ever build of mine. Sorry if this was not up to your standards but it runs great and i'm happy with it

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I really wanted it to exhaust the hot air but because the corsair 500D case i bought was not the RGB version and I wanted to see the full effects of the LL 120mm lighting, i made the front radiator exhaust out the front. If i had bot a 240mm radiator and mounted that to the top instead of the 360 mm AIO then i would of had that exhaust out the top an all would of been well. I also am finding relatively cool running temperatures over the past couple of weeks. The top is exhausting out as well and there is a large chunk of aluminum that I am able to easily feel the temperature for which it stays cool too.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly what I was thinking. Just get a 4 TB hard drive and a 1 or 2 TB SSD.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It was cheaper buying the 2TB hard drives, plus there was room in the case for them. Have you ever had hard drive failures? I have had many over time and wanted to spread out my data as much as possible so i don't overuse one drive and hopefully get a longer life out of them. At least that is what i was thinking. The 2TB SSDs were about the same cost but with this being my first build from the ground up i wanted to put as much into every slot as I could in the motherboard also. I figured that the slots are there, i paid extra for it on the motherboard to make sure i had room to expand so it wouldn't hurt to go all out. I hope you understand where im coming from in that regards.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx, not sure what people had been saying but I am proud of this build and it was a lot of work for my first time. Thx for watching out for me :)

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Forgot to answer about the HDD. I have had multiple hard drives in older computers fail over time and with the 400+ GB of games I knew i was going to be downloading, i wanted to run the various gamin clients on different drives. I boot off an M.2, i run Oculus rift S on an M.2, and i run Blizzard on an M.2. The others are all on SSDs with some of my older games on the 7200 rpm mechanical drive. Plus it was cheaper at the moment i bought stuff buying smaller drive sizes than the larger ones. I also really wanted to use as many ports as i could. If i could of afforded a second graphics card and figured out how to do SLI I would have. This already took me a couple years to save up for. Teachers dont make much money.