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Why did I build this monster?

So I have just sold my old rig a couple of days ago. The old machine had been upgraded various times but I decided I wanted to start a completely clean slate since I wanted to change so many parts. It made more sense to start from the beginning again. So I've built this beast. (Old rig was i5 3570k + GTX 970).

Where is the timelapse of the build?

How did you know there was a timelapse? Anyway I made a little timelapse of the build process, I think it's pretty interesting to be honest. Quite cool being all sped up and stuff haha. You can check that out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLT9SJCFcSU

What components and why?

CPU: 6 cores was the selling point. I'm a video artist so the cores were invaluable to me. My old 3570k was the main aspect of my old machine holding me back so this was a no-brainer really. Easiest part to pick.

COOLER: Originally I was going to go with the H100 for £90 I believe, but Scan had the H110i on sale for £70 on Black Friday, so I got a newer/better cooler for cheaper so yeah, another no brainer. Performance wise it's crazy, old rig had a single 120mm rad Antec which was starting to run warming than I'd like, this thing is around 28 degrees idle and not much more at load. Also looks sick as **** and the braided pipes alone are worth it. Would recommend.

MOBO: With my old rig I dropped a lot of extra money JUST to get the black and green Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3 to match my colour theme. Not this time! I got one of the cheapest X99 boards and it's just 100% black so fits any theme. Has all the functionality of more expensive boards, was a good choice.

MEMORY: This was another Black Friday deal, got 2x8gb of 3000mhz for £82. Kind of regret this if I'm honest, would have rather went with quad channel 2400mhz for the same price since the board has 8 slots. Looks dumb only using 2 out of 8 slots. Oh well.

STORAGE: SSD for windows and adobe basically. 4TB RED for everything else. Although I'm quite close to buying a NAS for my footage and then this will just be used for games and the sorts.

GPU: Black Friday thank lord. Originally I was going to stick with the 970, but I picked this up for £500 on Black Friday, like a £125 saving. Plus I sold the copy of Rainbow Six for £25 so I got the Hybird 980ti for £475. ***** insane. Would recommend. The braided pipes match my H110i and it looks sick-nasty with them crossing over each other. Definitely the piece d'resistance of my build. The box is comes in is worth £500 alone IMO (maybe not but I felt like a prince opening it). This thing is a monster and will clock like the white rabbit's pocketwatch with the cooler.

CASE: Right I have conflicting opinions here. I kind of hate Razer as a brand because it's became the new "Hollister" for gamers where all the young teens obsess over it. But I had to go with the Razer edition of the NZXT S340 because it's MATTE BLACK. The original S340 is a god-awful glossy metal, that **** doesn't fly with me. Brushed aluminum as a minumum or I'd rather it be cardboard. The soft matte finish easily outweighs the fact it has a Razer emblem on it. Luckily the Razer logo looks absolutely baller anyway, just try and forget the name and just focus on the fact it's a lovely looking logo. Apart from the brand, case is gorgeous. No harddrive bays in the top is perfect, the PSU shroud is great. Don't like the huge holes for the front panel stuff but oh well.

PSU: Another Black Friday deal haha. This was a bit worrying, and still is. I'm not 100% 750W is enough for my build once it's overclocked, but it was only £65 for a fully modular PSU... an 850 ow 1000W modular would be like twice the price. After lots of googling I'm quite confident it'll be enough as it is but still would have rather had more. Curse you Black Friday!

What's next for the build?

I currently have two 27" monitors, I'm really tempted to pick up one of the 34" ultrawide 21:9 1440p monitors. Perhaps the Dell Ultrasharp version, the LG is too expensive. But yeah that's likely the next step for my setup. I'd love to have a curved monitor like that. Again, I'll sell my two current monitors which should cover half the price. I'll likely wait until January though, Christmas shopping will have priority for the rest of this year.

So there it is. Just wanted to add, I sold my old rig for £500 and I kept the drives from it so exclude them from the price. Also these prices are not what I had on Black Friday, but it has only cost me £750 to build! Which is like, utterly bonkers for the spec. So definitely sell your old rig if you're planning an upgrade, it could save you a huge chunk! Hope my opinions on the parts help someone with their decisions. Good luck with your builds :)

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Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

What can I say? I have never seen such a near-perfect build (there is no "perfect" build, mind you) so good job there! Personally, I would have gotten a different case & PSU, but they are both good, the PSU being reliable & a solid choice, so really it is a matter of preference. +1 :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much man, glad you like her! Yeah cases are definitely subject to opinion. In terms of the PSU, if I didn't get a Black Friday deal I would have certainly went with an 850 or 1000W but I'm quite at peace with the 750 now. Keyboard is a KBT Poker II. Thanks! :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, nice! : )

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, what keyboard is that? Quickfire (I'm guessing)???

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor stand is that?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

MDM12D, £30 on Amazon.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Stunning build. That PSU will be more than adequate, a great choice in fact. Tuck in anther couple of 8 gig sticks of ram and she'll be perfect :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers man! I'm more at peace with the PSU now but still not fully chilled. Yeah I'll possibly upgrade to 32gb but the 21:9 monitor and NAS will come before that I think. Thanks for the comment :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

No worry about the PSU. 750w is plenty more than you need.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm fine with it, but would have definitely got more if it wasn't for the crazy price.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Why more? 750w is more than enough here. A higher wattage would have made no sense and would just have been a waste of money.

This PC will use about 550w at max 100% load on both the CPU and GPU.

During normal gaming, you'll be in the 450w area.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Not when overclocked and also I'd rather be more future proof for either SLI or who knows. Plenty of people buy 1000W for lesser builds, it's peace of mind.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

No, sorry it'll still only pull like 550w overclocked.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-ti,4164-7.html See how the motherboard total+ GPU is only 428w at absolute max? let's call it 450w to account for the overclocked GPU. So the only thing left to account for is the CPU. The TDP is 140w (this is thermal) so let's say a whopping 200w overclocked (not likely as stock they only pull like 150w). So then we have 650w total under 100% stress for the entire system overclocked. BUT that will never happen. In normal gaming, you will still likely be under 500w on average.

750w is more than enough and even 650w would be perfectly safe if it was a high end unit. This is just the facts.

  • 52 months ago
  • -1 points

Don't question tiny voices, you peasant. Oh nice build to I like the new hybrid 980ti

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

how are the GPU temps? and how far did you OC on GPU?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Only finished the build last night, haven't overclocked yet. I've heard 1500mhz is achieveable due to the cooler though so looking forward to that. Idle is at about 30/31 degrees, load about 46 during Furmark.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

yea I have seen around 1500mhz on water cooling with 50-60 Celsius temps on YT, confirmation that it was not hand picked by the CEO would be nice.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah maybe. I'll reply on here once I OC if I remember for you. I'm almost certain it'll be higher than any other 980ti though due to the watercooled nature of it.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

1+ for the NZXT S340 Case by Hollister, kappa.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

Awesome Build, I was going to picked my hybrid up for the same price but they were sold out (damn you) so I will have to pay closer to 600 lol what is the card like in terms of performance and noise

Thanks

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Aw unlucky man. It happened to me to though! Originally I was going to get the standard EVGA FTW for £450, I didn't think it'd sell out so fast so I missed it, and then 10 minutes later the Hybrid sold out too so I thought I was screwed. Then the next day they were available again for about 5 minutes, I'm guessing someone cancelled their order so I snapped it up instantly and yeah. Just lucky timing! In terms of performance, I haven't gamed much, but I wrecked Fallout 4 with graphic mods 100% max at around 80 fps constant (not in city) and GTA V 100% max at 70-80 constant. Noise wise it's quiet, this system is so much quieter than my old one. On teamspeak now my mic picks up no fan noise at all which you don't come across very often haha. Would recommend the card without a doubt, for £600 however, probably not for me.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I decided that I didn't want to pay an extra 50 pounds for the hybrid so I got the FTW instead for its out of the box bump in performance. I ordered it about 2 hours ago and I can't wait until it arrives and I get to put all my parts together.

I7 6700k h100i GTX Asus z170a 16 gb ddr4 corsair LPX GTX 980 ti FTW 750w EVGA (also got one in the scan sale lol) 500gb ssd

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice man :) enjoy building it!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

An absolute beauty. If you don't mind, I have layed out some constructive criticsm that is meant to cause no offense by any means. Just my honest opinions.

6 cores was the selling point. . . . I'm a video artist so the cores were invaluable to me.

May I suggest to have gone with a 5930K? The 40 cores would be exceptional for ever going SLI. Good grief -- I just noticed this -- the 5930K has more than twice the effective bandwidth of the 5820K (68GB/s vs 29.5GB/s).

I'm a video artist so the cores were invaluable to me.

Accurate.

I got one of the cheapest X99 boards and it's just 100% black so fits any theme. Has all the functionality of more expensive boards, was a good choice.

Agreed. $100 more for the high end Asus X99 line, indeed, would not get you too much more. Favorable choice.

Kind of regret this if I'm honest, would have rather went with quad channel 2400mhz for the same price since the board has 8 slots.

I disagree. There should be no trace of regret. I agree. Quad-channel would be more pleasing to the human eye. But, you have made a resourceful move. The two sticks of RAM now will give you the ability to acquire up to an extensively colossal 64GB of RAM, well beyond enough for 99% of even the most RAM-intensive jobs.

SSD for windows and adobe basically.

Perfectly enough. But may I suggest this M.2 SSD? Maybe for a possible future upgrade? Yes, it is $60 more, but it is also almost 6 times faster than a SATA 6GB/s solution, offering an incredibly fast 32GB/s potential transfer speed. Did I mention it screws right onto your motherboard?

. . . so I got the Hybird 980ti for £475.

Do not expect the overclocks to be too high, as it is not a custom PCB. But higher than the reference, obviously, because of the radiator. Although it is a reference PCB, again.

Please excuse me if I'm wrong, but I'm guessing that is in pounds. If so, it is exactly $709.98 US dollars. Although the whole of your build was for a competitive amount (mentioned below), the GPU component may have been a little more expensive, as it is usually under $650 US dollars. That is exactly 434.81 British pounds (I do not have a pounds' key, sorry.)

Although, if your not already laughing, let's look at the bright side: I may be completely incorrect, and you may have gotten that card for 475 euros! In that case, you got an exceptionally good deal, acquiring that card for only about $500 US dollars!

I apologize if I was incorrect with the currency.

The original S340 is a god-awful glossy metal, that **** doesn't fly with me. Brushed aluminum as a minumum or I'd rather it be cardboard. The soft matte finish easily outweighs the fact it has a Razer emblem on it.

Agreed. Although, I have to argue that the S340 is a phenomenal case for its price.

This was a bit worrying, and still is. I'm not 100% 750W is enough for my build once it's overclocked . . .

No worries. 750w should be plenty for an overclock. Although, I advocate the splurge for at least an 850w if you ever elect to go SLI for, even then, small headroom.

If you haven't already, here is the PSU Tier List. Anything Tier One or Tier Two is usually enough for most cases. Luckily, you have purchased a perfectly reliable PSU in this one.

Also these prices are not what I had on Black Friday, but it has only cost me £750 to build! Which is like, utterly bonkers for the spec.

Agreed. I speculate that your currency is in pounds? I have not searched so that is a pure guess. If so, that is exactly $1120.95 US dollars. Still not bad for a Titanium (980 "Ti") build.

Again, if I am incorrect, and that currency is euros and not pounds, then you scored yourself a full courter with that build only costing you a minimal $795.86 US dollars. Prodigious for a Titanium build.


Edit:

I may have gotten all of the currency wrong considering it slipped my mind to subtract your old build's cost as you sold the parts. My apologies, again.


Hmm. Prodigious . . . sounds like a great name for this build. The meaning matches impeccably.

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm a video artist so the cores were invaluable to me.

Valuable?

I think they meant invaluable as in it couldn't have a price put on it. Similar to using the word priceless. For example, a diamond might be so rare that you could say it's invaluable or priceless.

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

This is correct :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you find my criticism? May be the longest comment I have ever posted. :-)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That must then be an error on my part. Thank you for the incite.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed. Its true definition is priceless. Oops! It's been edited out for whoever may read it later. Thank you.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

5930K

The 5930K is £150 / $225 more than the 5820K. It's not exactly like a small change, that's like saying why didn't you get the Titan X instead of the 980ti haha. About the point though, I highly doubt I'll ever go SLI. If anything I'll sell this and get the new version when Pascal releases. The cost difference is not worth it by any stretch of the imagination in my opinion.

SSD / M.2

I've been reading up on the M.2's recently and definitely something I've been considering but to be fair I have just spent a substantial amount of money on this build so I haven't bought every part I'd like, but certainly a possibility for the future.

Prices / Dollar etc

Yeah you got a lot of this wrong haha but that's cool. Firstly you need to understand economies are very different across the oceans, computer parts are much cheaper in the US compared to what they are in the UK. We'll use the 980ti as the example: In the UK a standard non-sale price for the Hybird is £625 which is $934, considerably more than the $650 it is for you. I got it for £475, so £150 cheaper, so I saved $225. It's hard to add up the entire build, but I ended up paying about £750 or $1120. That's because of the sale prices and also selling my old rig. The parts without selling my old rig and no sale would have been about £1440 or $2151. So yeah I essentially paid half price for what it's worth here in the UK which is a obnoxiously cheap deal if you ask me haha :)

EDIT: Reading this back seems like I'm being sarcastic but it's not supposed to haha. Thanks for the suggestions/thoughts.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the information and, by all means, excuse me for my mistakes. By the way, if I may add, take a peek at the last sentence I added into my very long comment. :-)

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

It's cool. Yeah the name is pretty decent, the meaning at least not really a fan of the way the word looks. I thought about names earlier, couldn't really think of anything. I go by "Wolf" or "Wolfboy" as my gaming alias so I just called it "The Wolf" in the end but it's a crap name. I thought about calling it Andariel, after the poison/green boss from Diablo II as it's my favourite game but, eh, not sure about naming it.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, but I should add that Andariel is a great name! Spring for it, if you desire. :-)

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Who knows! Might call it that, at least myself anyway haha.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

EDIT: Reading this back seems like I'm being sarcastic but it's not supposed to haha. Thanks for the suggestions/thoughts.

No worries. I was in no way offended. :-)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So beautiful! I love your build, it is so nice.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, glad you like her :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Speechless... Just speechless...

I like how the two loops look like they're hugging each other.

I feel that this PC deserves more beautiful pics!!!

+10 if I could.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That's also my favourite part, the cross over of braided pipes looks so nice! Thanks for the kind comment, glad you like the build!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitors do you have atm?! and your setup looks so clean and beautiful !!!!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Two different, but same brand and same size, shape etc. 1. Acer 27" 1080p, just a standard 1080p 27", nothing special 2. Acer 27" 1080p 144hz G-SYNC. Bought for CSGO, 144hz isn't as cool as people hype it to be in my opinion. That's why I'm considering selling and getting a 1440p ultrawide, I think the pros of that vastly outweigh just having a smoother Counter Strike experience personally. Thanks for the comment also, glad you like the build!!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Thank you very much!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The whole intervening AIO cooler tubes you have from your CPU cooler and GPU is pretty creative. It definitely makes the interior feel less crammed.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. I don't check out many other builds but I haven't seen cables like that before. Most builds only have one AIO though unless they have a Hybrid so I guess it's not much of a common scenario. The only other option would be to have the pipes for the Hybrid at the bottom of the rad, but they would do a corkscrew to avoid the Corsair pipes so the pressure would suck. Much prefer this method and it's far easier on the pump too. Cheers for the comment.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I see.. I see what you did there.

Easiest part to pick.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Kappa.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build by the way. Nice to take a break from full custom loop, lighting, and HUGE cases that cost 500 dollars more then my computer.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheers for the comment man. Yeah I agree, definitely a fan of the more compact but very clean builds. I guess you gathered that from my build though haha.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I love your build but I would not recommend a 6-core processor even if it is for heavier rendering, that's just my opinion though, for the case the option of the matte black h440 is an option where you don't sacrifice the matte black but you don't have to have a razer case which you seem to despise

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if you're joking about the 6-core thing because there's no logic at all behind that opinion if you're serious. I did consider the H440 but I'm not really a fan of the curves, not my kind of thing. Another option was the Corsair 350D but I preferred the S340 Razer.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

that is one tiny *** keyboard XD. ur desk looks godly XD +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah it's a beast keyboard. Can have my mouse hand and WASD hand parallel with it. Would recommend.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

i use the k70 mx red

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

omg i wish one day i can build a pc like that (i never build one before0)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I was in the same position a few years ago. My first machine I build wasn't a great spec.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

this is an amazing build!!! +1

As you already mention it would have been better to get a kit of 4 as your motherboard supports quad channel..

Looks strange the

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers man. +1 for the Avatar avatar (lol pun). Yeah I agree, looks a bit strange.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

oops forgot the other part of the sentence... lol but i guess you were able to deduct i was referring to the rad's hoses. :)

Well enjoy your amazing build!!!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the tubes wrapped around each other.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah me too, it's my favourite feature :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous Setup!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers man!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got the 'god-awful glossy metal' S340... and I agree the Razer one is far nicer, you can see every spec of dust and no matter how much you clean it, it will never look nice. Anyway, great part choices and build.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sure that's sarcastic. Anyway, the matte basically cleans itself, I'm guessing you're talking about the finger prints in the video/photos from picking it up and moving it every shot. Looks clean as **** right now.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah I meant the glossy one which ive got never stays 'Clean'... the matte razer one looks far nicer and I guess easier to keep clean, sorry for the confusion :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok :) Yeah the Matte finish sort of cleans itself in a way. But it does pick up skin oils like mad. I don't touch my case much though so the matte is just for looks.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

There is something so harmonious about this build. So peaceful. So beautiful. Its so simple yet..so sophisticated. You have a piece of treasure there may. So much sentimental value. I think you did brilliant. Great work :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the kind words man! Glad you like the build :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those the DT 990's ??? Would you recommend them ?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

They are DT770's. The 990's are regular cups, the 770's are solid (more sound cancelling, more immersive). I freaking love them, best pair of headphones I've had easily and I've had my fair share. Sound is fantastic, build is fantastic, comfort is fantastic and the style of theme is fantastic. Buy some :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

But... But.. Closed back ? I need my soundstage :/ Funny thing is my first pair of headphones that were openback are gaming headphones ahahaha. I used to be a beats lover

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha +1. Thanks man.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't like razor enough to buy a new case, there is a completely matte-black non razor edition H440 https://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-cah442cm8

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a fan of the H440, dislike the shape, too curvy for me.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, near same as the build i've been trying to do for about 2 months now. Haven't been able to decide on a case. The S340 I was keen on but wasn't sure about the room for the H100i GTX and the Hybrid GPU. Looks like you made it work. I've got 2x 3.5" Drives to factor in as well, and worried about vibration for the rear basement 3.5" slot.

Tossing up for the Fractal R5 or Define S instead but I love the neatness of S340.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd recommend the S340, it's not too cramped. Wish it had an extra fan though if I'm honest. 4 is a bit low especially with 3 of them taken up by rads, leaves me with a single proper intake fan. Wish it maybe had 2 on the top. Cheers for the comment though. Good luck with your build :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the build and setup but I have one question: Why did you choose this case over the H440, I've been seeing a lot of people doing that lately and I would like to hear your thoughts on it. I have the case for my build to by the way ( red and black version) and Iove it! +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers man. In regards to the H440, I'm not a fan. I don't like the curves, I don't like the giant NZXT on the PSU shroud (the razer one is a pretty logo not an obnoxious name in capitals), it's too space-age for my liking, I like the sharp clean and simple look of the S340, the harddrive bays are way way way too big on the H440, takes up half of the case, who uses that many HDDs nowadays? H440 is also bigger and I prefer a smaller more compact build. The S340 is just superior in every way for me personally.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Build! + I subbed :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice one :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

For the NZXT s340 Razer case, how do you light up the under glow LED's? Molex Male or Female? Thanks!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't quite remember, but all of the electronics are connected up into one connection which is nice, you don't have separate ones for the front lights etc. All of the case wires come really neat which was cool.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome and I love how clean your setup is, just curious; wheres your R.A.M Dim's? haha and if you don't mind me asking why did you intertwine the tubing for the liquid coolers, was it for aesthetics, performance, or just so you don't have tubing in two different parts of the PC?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Never mind I found it haha

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers man! The RAM's taking up the slots on the left side. X99 platform has 8 slots. Should have put it on the right to be honest but what the hay. Tubing was, the S340 is on the smaller/compact scale for sure, fitting 2 AIO's isn't ideal, since there's only 4 fan spots in the case. I could either make the cable do a corkscrew to fit there, or intertwine. 1. It looks sicknasty the way it overlaps in my opinion and the pump has a much easier job going in a slight curve rather than around a loop, would need more pressure to move the water.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

God almighty that is an absolutely gorgeous computer. Great job dude!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot bud!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use your CPU cooler fans as the intake on the front? And the GPU radiator as the exhaust on the rear? And if so how does that work, any temperature problems. I'm having trouble with choosing a case that can fit my GPU radiator (I have the same GPU as you) and I didn't know if I need to have the case fans operating the way the should (suck air in/blow air out) or if I can replace them with the CPU and GPU coolers.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the slow reply. Didn't get a notification. There are 4 fans, 2 on CPU cooler, 1 on GPU cooler, 1 case fan. 2 front CPU intake, top intake, one exhaust on the back. Temperatures are fantastic, sub 30 degrees on average used (not gaming). The philosophy of fans is to have more intakes than exhaust. With 4 fans that's sort of a ball-ache. So I have 3 intakes an only the one exhaust. But getting cold air in is much more important than letting the hot air out. It will find a way, and plus the 'hot' air is... more or less cold too due to having two coolers, it's nice.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You are damn right about that case. I hate Razer as a brand in fact, I only use Corsair and Logitech. But the logo and the matte build of it just looks dope.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the Matte finish is so beautiful. At least the Razer logo looks cool as well, but yeah not really a fan of the brand but I can suck it up for this case.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I know right. I'm currently using Logitech peripherals at the moment and i'm thinking about pulling the trigger on this case.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. I just ordered same case for the same reasons you did. Are you able to turn off the green LEDs easily? How many drives can you fit underneath the 2 that are exposed? What is that mat you have on your desk under keyboard etc?

Cheers!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's black but in your pics its grey, how'd that happen? Awesome build by the way! Just perfect!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

First build with a Razer case I've seen that doesn't OD on green LEDs. Nice work. +1

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers man, yeah cases are very subjective.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a bunch man! If you like the Photography, did you check out the timelapse video? Description is mostly just opinions a reasoning. Thanks for the comment, glad you like it!