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by bootrec


The more bells and whistles you add, the more of a challenge it is to do a good job with cable mgmt. I built and put apart a few times to get this one just right. My biggest challenge were the fans. First, I aim for a positive air pressure. Second, I've always put an exhaust fan in the rear of the chassis. The fans I got for this are really nice for a very good price, but I'm limited to 6 on their controller. A bit of OCD here and there, long story short, that's the build I was most comfortable with. There might not be a rear exhaust fan, but there are 3 on top and the CPU cooler fan is quite close to the rear of the chassis that it actually does push heat through. Top fans take care of the rest. Video cards have their own exhaust directly out of the case.

Older video cards I got for cheap, but together they run games well. World of Warcraft is more CPU intensive but regardless, running it at full quality does make for a nice gaming experience. I didn't try bigger games like Destiny 2 or Ashes of the Singularity, seems like most kids nowadays are on Overwatch or Fortnite.

Older CPU but even so, the FX-8350 still packs a punch and you'd be crazy to spend on a Ryzen when you can get one this one for $60.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Great cooler, great airflow and actually not that loud. The RGB LEDs are nice, could have a few more animations though. The controller works good, but it's much better if motherboard has RGB pinouts.


Fantastic case... for the $84 CAD I paid, quite satisfied. Water cooling would work great for this case with a 360 rad. Great custom loop opportunities. Tempered glass ups the quality of the overall case. Top I/O ports positioning works great too.


These are my new go-to fans. Not the greatest airflow but when you have 6, I want to keep it on the lower side to minimize noise. The point of these for this build is more for the look then function. Crazy amount of animations, I think it's around 300. The LEDs are beautiful and for the price? Big name guys charge 3 to 4 times more. No thanks.


A new find on Amazon.ca, awesome price. If you just need something much faster then HDD but not the super high speed that some drives offer, you can't beat the cost. I can't stand HDDs for boot drives anymore, it's worth it to add $30 to the cost.

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ottok744 3 points 9 months ago

what ram is that

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

It's standard memory with RGB heatsinks, upHere brand.

ssjg5rlly 3 points 9 months ago

It is crazy, if you want to be on a dead socket.

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 0 points 9 months ago

Yeah I found my pentium G4600 in my HTPC out performed my old FX 8320 CPU in games. It had an OC of 4.7 GHz too. At least it was cheap for him only $100 for CPU and mobo and whatever he spent on ram that cant be reused in a more modern PC.

OP mentioned that he plays World of Warcraft and I play that too. I had left a post on the WoW hardware forums of my experience between 3 CPUs with WoW. All 3 with the exact same RX 470 GPU with vastly different results. That link can be found here: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20763186195

Jonsta 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I like those custom RAM heatsinks you got! They REALLY modernise the look of the build. Plus later on you could slap an RX580 (or two!) in there and the 8350 would still chug out a decent gaming experience.

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks.. yeah I'm happy with those heatsinks, same brand as the fans, UpHere. I buy a kit, which is 2 heatsinks, for something like $18 CAD. If you're looking at adding LEDs, it's a cheap way to do it, but you can't control the RGB.

Rajenator 2 points 9 months ago

+1 nice build :)

haza12d 7 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Very nice! I'm on the fence about getting that case. Love that RGB!

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I would say that if you can get the case on sale it's worth it otherwise, personally I would try a different model in that price range.

DANIEL777 2 points 9 months ago

The Corsair Vengance RGB pro that I see in your photos is a DDR4 DRAM, but your motherboard only supports DDR3 DRAM. How did you manage to do that?

Also, love that case and RGB!

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Check the parts list, it's not Corsair memory. It's DDR3 RAM with RGB heatsinks added on.

Digital_Ronin 6 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Excellent cable management!

SuperCookie 4 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

How are your temps? some people say the case is restrictive airflow wise. is it? also can those rgb ram coolers be set to stay 1 color?

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Temps are as good as the cooler is. This case is awesome for cooling, or at least, I've seen a lot worse. I think the best case for cooling would be one that doesn't have side panels at all, lol.

No, those RGB coolers can't be set to any colour, nor can the animation be changed. They don't cost much for a reason. They could perhaps make a small controller for them, but I don't know... I wouldn't pay more for that because at some point, the money you spend on these plus the RAM becomes quite close to the cost of RAM with integrated RGB, like the Trident Z.

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

To be fair Ryzen is miles above fx series, in fact fx series is pretty poop.

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Don't see how that's being "fair" lol.

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Well I mean with no "favorites" I'm still being fair ;) ryzen crushes fx pretty hard

marktm00 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

hey buddy! I'm considering buying this case which is 54 dollars US right now. Does it come with fans? Thank you!

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

It's hard to remember but I vagely recall that it came with 1 rear fan. When I look it up on newegg.ca, in the specifications section, it does say it come with 1 rear fan. I have to assume that's what it came with.

Brianneco 1 point 4 months ago

Did your case come with 3 or 4 bolt things to take off the tempered glass screen...mine came with 3 but has 4corners obviously...

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Came with 4. If it's missing one, it's more than likely a packaging scew-up.

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bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks. Sorry, I have no recollection of the FPS, sold it. I remember that it was good, but I don't have a number.