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Built in a Corsair Carbide 275R

by bozz_160

Description

So I was rocking a Cooler Mater TD500 case. However, the acrylic side panel I anticipated not being an issue, got scratched and became an issue. I did't wanna over spend on my case, so this corsair made the most sense. Its super easy to build in and the over all look if it is great. Air flow is also great. Making the switch also prompted me to upgrade from air cooling to AIO.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU. Have not over clocked it yet, but at it's stock rating it's a great processor.

CPU Cooler

I was a bit nervous making the switch from air cooling. However, this is an outstanding AIO. Super easy to install and looks nice at the same time.

Motherboard

Love this MOBO. Looks great and does everything I need. has 6 sata connections and 3 m.2 slots. Plenty of fan headers and a RGB header as well (maybe 2, I forget). Over all a great board.

Video Card

So, I was torn between getting this or a 1060, I went with this mostly due to price at the time. However, it has served me very well. Runs any game I throw at it with no issues. I only docked a star because it can get pretty darn loud, but not a huge deal.

Case

What to say about this case. Great case. Picked it up at Microcenter and could not wait to move everything into it from my other case (acrylic side paneling that got scratched up.) Very easy to build in, has good tie downs and enough room in the back. I did take the HDD bays out from within the PSU shroud, so if you keep them cables might be a little tight behind there, especially if you have a longer PSU. Once completed, the case looks outstanding and displays everything in my build beautifuly. The LED on the front is a nice touch and not too distracting.

Other

So, custom sleeved cables. I was looking into them, and found that some extensions are EXPENSIVE, and at the time that's all I needed cuz my PSU was not modular (i've since up graded as you can see from parts list). But, these extensions were 30 bucks on amazon. They look nice, they are of high quality and over all a great addition. Don't overspend people.

Other

I like it, it's a mouse pad and does what it should. My only beef is that it's powered via USB, but they only way to turn it on and off is a button. Not a big deal, right? However, the same button is the only way to cycle through the colors. SO you have to keep pressing that button till you get the color you want, then when you're done, keep pressing till it turns off. I usually don't turn it on.

Other

These fans are outstanding. They fit the exact design/scheme I was going for with my build (the ring effect). And to make things even better they were under 40 bucks. Very high quality, great air flow, and play well with gigabyte RGB Sync software. Great find for me.

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Oaklife 2 points 1 month ago

Great build dude! Stealthy! What fans do u use?:)

bozz_160 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

They are called PCCooler. They were the exact style I was looking for, and only 37 bucks. But they are very high quality and have great air flow.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J5RSF37/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Gibbytronix 2 points 1 month ago

Looks cool

Pilot_of_Beavers 2 points 1 month ago

Aorus man take me by the hand. Lead me to Gigabyte land.

diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Are those 4 SSD's in RAID?

bozz_160 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

i would say kind of. So I actually was able to snag them from work, so I figured why not. I use 2 of them for games specifically (and gaming programs) and the others are basic storage. I also have 2 HDDs hooked up to an external 2 docking bay hard drive holder. Once a months I perform a backup to them and just erase the older data on them at the time.