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NEW from a month ago or so Added a new fan to the setup. Temps were still OK without while gaming. I stack images which is highly CPU intensive which I found out while constantly watching my temperatures (I am quite OCD). I installed this nifty Cooler Master and it dropped the temps while stacking images wonderfully. I also grabbed a Black Widow Chroma but I did not take photos of that because its a freaking keyboard and not what I would consider part of the actual build. I still love this build and am so happy with it my Xbox hasn't seen me for freaking months unless I am streaming movies on VUDU in bed.

I had no issues with this build whatsoever. Plays everything full throttle of course and just comes short on when I tell it to make me breakfast. Its also extremely quiet as well. I did add a blue sunstick to the build and will probably add liquid cooling later on down the road when I overclock, but for the next year or two it should play everything maxed. My wife didn't even gripe about how much it was. What a great gal.

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 9 points

2000+ dollar build and no aftermarket CPU cooling, c'mon man, you coulda even gotten something like the hyper 212.....

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

No reason for it. I did not over clock, and the fan that Intel has does the job. :) Like I said in my post though, I do have plans to over clock at a later date. When that time comes Ill go liquid.

  • 53 months ago
  • 4 points

hopefully your cpu doesn't fry until then

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep an eye on temps (which are fine by the way) and there wont be an issue.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I understand that the cooler is enough for you temperature wise, but those sock coolers are very loud.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This runs pretty quiet. Not any louder than my Linux machine.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

You bought a K part and didn't intend to overclock? o - o

You should at least give it a try, more performance for your money.

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

I do intend to, just not at the moment.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright, but once you do you're not going to see a huge improvement on most games, maybe an extra 10 to 12 fps it just depends on the game. And I see the case you bought, it's really nice and perfect for a compact set up but you do you deal with the non-filtered ventilation because for the price you're paying for that case the power supply ventilation should be filtered.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The power supply is totally separate from where it is "non filtered". I cant describe how nice this case is. I'm glad that I listened to my buddy. I was going to get just a solid black no frills case, he really changed my mind. I'm sold forever now.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

yep

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

you can get a 6 core that handles better than a quad for less than 2000 so yea eventually upgrade but good besides that and the no liquid cooling. i'd fix it ASAP

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope I can get a 6 core for less than $2000. I think it would be a rip off. ;)

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  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

He's just hiding all the terrible cable management. :P

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

Ha ha. All my cable management is on the other side. Its also nice and tidy, strapped with velcro cable straps. There is one cable on my GPU 1 that I am not a fan of, but until it really gets my goat I will leave it as is. :)

But seriously, I love this case. I will never do another build without this case.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, I am off to fiddle with data at work but if I can remember when I get home I will snap a shot.