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Mainly use this for playing World of Warcraft along with watching tv / movies and general use, I re-used some parts from my old computer here such as the 2 SSD & the HDD as they have a good amount of info on them plus my windows 10 software (The SSD's are just over 1 year old and both run great, The HDD is at least 6 years old now with it having gone through 3 different systems) I also re-used the 1070 GPU from my previous computer. The build was pretty easy to put together though I had to leave the "Front Panel Audio Connector" unconnected as the wire barely made it to its spot on the MoBo alone, But once I put the GPU in there was no way it could have it around it and I did not want to sandwich it between the gpu and mobo. Another thing to note is that while hooking up the Corsair H105 liquid cooler, Once you install the "Backplate" up through the Mobo and connect the 4 standoff's to it. You will notice that the backplate is still "Loose", This had concerned me at first as I expected it to be tight so I called corsair and was told that the unit is designed this way and once I installed the Pump Unit it tightened right up perfectly. *I do like this case as it had plenty of room to install both radiators for the CPU and GPU, I mounted the smaller GPU radiator under the top of the case, And put the larger CPU radiator in the front of the case where I replaced the stock case fans with the corsair fans. I also installed an exhaust fan in the rear of the case. So far I have had no problems at all and the system runs awesome staying nice and cool while both playing world of warcraft and running youtube or a movie on the 2nd monitor with my temps not even going above 49c. This is a HUGE increase from running my old I7 - 6700 with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO which used to be up in the mid 60's Celsius pushing up into the 80's at times. Can't wait to see how well this streams now

Part Reviews

CPU

Absolutely loving this CPU

CPU Cooler

Another thing to note is that while hooking up the Corsair H105 liquid cooler, Once you install the "Backplate" up through the Mobo and connect the 4 standoff's to it. You will notice that the backplate is still "Loose", This had concerned me at first as I expected it to be tight so I called corsair and was told that the unit is designed this way and once I installed the Pump Unit it tightened right up perfectly. This is something Corsair really needs to explain much more clearly as when I had googled this I had come up with people talking about using rubber washers to tighten the backplate up to the motherboard which could cause issues .........

Case

My only complaint with this case was the wire which connects the front audio panel could use a few more inches of length, Other then that it is a great case for the price especially if you are using 2 cooling radiators as I did here in my build

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Your graphics card is in the wrong slot. Put it in the top one. As it is right now, you're strangling that graphics card for more PCIe lanes.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I did not see your comment until now, Can you please explain what you mean by the card being in the wrong slot. Does it being in its current place effect its performance somehow ?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It can have a noticeable effect on performance. The top slot has x16 PCIe 3.0 lanes. The others don't. If you're running a single graphics card, always run it in the top-most x16 slot.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

thats ******* disgusting