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I'm using this build for 1080p gaming, video and picture editing.
Booting Windows 10 from a Samsung SM951 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive using a Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter with a Noctua NF-A4x10 4.8 CFM 40mm Fan mounted to it to keep the SSD cool. -Update- posted pictures of how I mounted the fan with 3M double sided tape onto the adapter.
I've been using laptops for the last 10+ years, so I wanted to build something powerful; wayyy more powerful than my current laptop in a small Micro ATX case. In-which The DIYPC - "DIY-N8-BK" Black case I used is a awesome looking case with a NZXT Phantom design to it that I got from Newegg that is packed with features for the $40 I paid for it.
Better than a i5 if you don't plan on overclocking for the same cost! whats not to like?
Low profile cooler that once the stock fan is changed will give your CPU very good temperatures, add much needed open air space in smaller builds and sexyness to boot.
Best paste hands down! I would use nothing less.
Feature pack gaming motherboard for a low cost and has a red LED line next to the audio that matches a red themed build.
Works and looks sexy. Managed to get a nice 2400mhz overclock on these but lowered it down to 2133mhz as that seemed like the best performance gain.
This is the fastest M.2 PCI-E 3.0x4 AHCI SSD out. 2-5 sec windows 10 boot times.
Good basic storage for media and games.
I'm using this to game on 1080p at 60 FPS and works out awesome with two new features I'm in love with using, one of its features called Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) "Get quality that rivals 4K, even on a 1080p display, designed to automatically re-render games at higher resolutions and dynamically rescale them for HD displays at higher quality and visual details."
Then there is Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) "Fine-tune your graphics with real-time frame rate control limiting the target frame rate during gameplay, reducing GPU power consumption." I can keep games at a low 60FPS as my 1080p 40'' TV isn't the best 60Hz out there
Awesome looking case with a NZXT Phantom design.
Pros: This case is perfect for the price that I brought it for. It has room in the front inside of the case for a 240mm radiator and two fans can be mounted on the other side of said radiator for a push and pull setup.
If you're not using a 240mm AIO cooler then two fans can be mounted on the inside of the case while one on the outer side to the bottom next to the drive cage, giving you three front fans. There is also a fan mount on the top of the case that will fit a normal 120 fan or AIO 120mm cooler to be use there or on the back fan mount.
Amazing cable management, Mobo tray has top, bottom and two side cut outs for your 4/8-pin CPU plug/24-pin plug/3.0 usb plug/fans/case headers then behind the mobo tray is a SSD mount and the bulge on the side panel gives you room to hide cables, a lot of cable ties too.
It comes with a nice on/off fan controller using molex connection, was not expecting that one. Dust filter for your PSU on the bottom of the case, a USB 3.0 port and a nice smoked side panel window.
Cons: Only one USB 3.0 port. Only three screws holding the bottom front fan. Drive cage isn't removable. PCI brackets are only removable and can't be replaced back on.
Very good quiet PSU, comes with all black flat cables and is modular.
I think I'm in love with Cortana, But in all seriousness windows 10 is much faster than windows 7 OS that I came from before my current build and once you get over the few little Privacy problems its a wonderful new OS.
Very powerful fan for its size! using it to keep my Samsung SM951 128GB cool.
I got this to replace the stock fan on my Cooler Master GeminII M4 and I must say that its preformance is very good and is a quiet running fan.
A Lovely 2-pack, lights up great and doesn't make that much noise. I would highly recommend this product.
Using this SP fan to blow air through my HDD bay. It lights up great and doesn't make that much noise. I would highly recommend this product