Description

Okay basically I didn't think I would end up with a setup looking like this when I started, but it just kept movinh this way the more I got into it.

I was looking for a PC mainly for some casual gaming and to be a 24/7 server for my media streaming throughout the house. I decided on the components level, budget and then basically chose the parts with aesthetics being an important factor as well.

I was originally planning on a different case but because 1060 cards were har dto find at the time i settled with a long card that limited my 'small form' plan but was happy to see it fit in the AIR 240 (went in quite easily to be honest) and i ended up with a set up I totally love!

Hope you all like it too!

P.S. The USB cable coming out the back was a temporary fix before the internal USB hub arrived in order for me to be able to control the fans. (only 1 USB 2.0 header on the MOBO and it is being used by the H100i v2)

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

I really like photos 1-3. A very beautiful computer. Your 24/7 server for your house and causal gaming should serve you well. Thanks for sharing and enjoy! +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks...glad you liked It!

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

I love how the lighting from the PC goes well with the wallpaper. Very , I'm going to screw up your day , setup (Joker style).

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, thats the good thing about RGB.. You can build the colour scheme based on the wallpaper...

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean, awesome cable management, and cool wallpaper. +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, Cable management is one area I actually think I have room to improve. I'm just waiting for a couple sleeved cables before i start rerouting stuff.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering, are M.2's worth it? When I build my PC I am thinking about having an 850 Pro 500 GB SSD. Should I get an M.2 and another HDD instead?

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm using the m.2 for Windows and the games. For where you want/need fast loading they are great. They also help in saving space. (sometimes I think I should have gone 500GB with the size of some games.)

For saving documents, non essential software, HD video and other media, a standard 3.5 should be fine in my opinion.

In the end they are more expensive, you could say a luxury in some sort unless you truly need the speed.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build, I plan on doing my build using this case as well, except using the white version. BTW, how do you like that a corsair H100i? I haven't fully decided on a AIO cooler yet, but have been considering the DeepCool Captain 120EX.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, its a great case. spend the time doing your cable management and it will turn out great!

Not sure if this is the answer you want but so far its been great (aesthetics, quality and install.. Cant really judge on performance but all the reviews say its one of the best you can get) . I was between the NZXT x52 and this one. Basically both were probably more than enough for what I need right now and I ended up with the Corsair because the tubes on the x52 are on the side and block the RAM on some MOBOs. It was also a good amount cheaper too.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

One more thing... make sure you have a usb 2.0 header on the mobo. My brother bought a similar cooler and he doesn't have the 2.0 header in the mobo and is having a hard time finding a solution without routing the wire to an external usb port

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I didn't realize that, I looked and it looks like the mobo I'm getting, the MSI B350M Mortar Arctic, has 2 rear and 4 front. I'm going to research that cooler some more, hopefully, I don't have to stretch a cable across the mobo to use it, if that's the case then I will just opt out for the H100i or Fractal Design cooler. I was going for a Black/White theme; however, I have decided on a more specific customized theme after seeing so many white/black builds.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Just read the manuals of all the parts to make sure you have enough internal connections for everything. I bought the nzxt internal hub to turn 1 usb2.0 header in to several for the rgb fan controller and cooler.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I tested for my build with the same case... for some reasons my temps go up 2 or 3C when I put in 2 fans under my GPU...So I kept one. Do you know anything about this? Here's my build https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/mkfH99

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, havent done any testing of that sort yet. I'm not overclocking or really pushing the pc. But now you mention it I think I might test what you said over the weekend.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

this looks amazing!:) I'm thinking is getting this case just a question as I've never seen fans on the bottom of a case before lol how are the temps? :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on using that same CPU and GPU (just a different model)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

And different cooler

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build looks great, I'm very excited for the rest of my components to arrive! I have just bought this case and a RM650i PSU but found I had to install the PSU 'upside-down' with the 240v power plug at the top of the PSU in order to have the fan pulling fresh air through the side vents. I've noticed that yours is at the bottom and was wondering how you installed it? Thanks!