Description

This was my first build. I wanted it to be somewhat portable so that's why I went with this case. Should be sturdy in the car during transport. I also really wanted to show off the internal components and specifically wanted the window and red lighting.

My previous HP desktop from Best Buy finally died after 6 years of use... it was a hoss! Right now, I bought this solely for Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel. Should prove to be a great gaming machine in the future too. I tend to be very loyal for one game for a long time.

What worked: * Case form factor. I had read up on building custom PCs and heard how difficult it is to work in small spaces. Granted, I have very long skinny fingers that are ideal for this type of thing. I also did this for the enjoyment of it so I had a lot of patience. The case is amazing. You can remove the top, bottom, left. and right panels and have all the space you need for your hands. As for your components, I found it worked will with my equipment.

  • Fans. It comes with 2 intake fans and 1 exhaust fan. Seems to keep it around 39 (resting) -50 (gaming) Celcius range.

What didn't work as well: * The fan is very big and, if I could do over again, I would get a smaller fan. This one is resting on one of the memory sticks. My friend told me I needed to replace it with a smaller fan, but I had already installed it and figure the damage is already done. I also think there's give-and-take... if I get a smaller fan, I risk damage to the CPU removing it as well as limiting my cooling ability.

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Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 4 points

Those red cathode light kits make your Air 240 look like a Toaster Oven 240.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

This is nice, the only thing I would have done differently is gotten a PSU with all black cables such as the Corsair RM Series, just so those power cables look a bit nicer through the window.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Is that some sort of support bracket propping up your GPU?

Also that monitor stand is just awesome! Can you drop its name for me so I can replace the stand on my monitor? The one you have frees up so much desk space.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid guess. That's probably what it is! The little locking cylinder, minimal base, and the stand all fit the picture, plus the price is similar. Thanks!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Why such a low wattage PSU on a $2000 build? Why get 16GB of ram for gaming? Do you like the monitor?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, especially for your first! +1

The only thing that confuses me is the PSU. In the pictures you have an EVGA 500W but in the list it's the Corsair CX? Either way, at $40, it's not a steal and seems like a higher 80+ ranking would have been the way to go. Just my $0.02 though.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Love seeing builds with the 240. Different color as mine but looks nice. Do you like this case as much as I do?

Is there a reason why you went with the 4670k over the 4690k?

How do you like that monitor? I need to get one like that soon.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Mind if I ask you how routing the cpu power cable was? Linus Tech Tips mentioned that it can be hard with the hdd cage in the way. Did you have any trouble with that?

Here's the link to the relevant part of the Linus Tech Tips Corsair Air 240 review.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

why not gtx 907?

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