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Finally I have gotten around to upgrading my old pc (i5-2500k). Kept the graphics card and sound card from my old build. Wanted to build using this case and overall everything turned out great. I have a new monitor coming in January (1440p,144hz,g-sync) and then I plan on replacing the graphics card or maybe waiting until the 1100 series. Everything booted great on the first go. I also got the PC parts for much cheaper thanks to black friday and microcenter.

I also have 3 more SP120 RGB fans which are not listed along with the 3 that comes with the case for a total of 6. The power extensions I am using are phanteks which are fantastic. I am also using cablemods RGB light strip. Really easy to connect and not too many wires to mess with.

First build I have done as I got my last PC from cyberpower 6 years ago. Always building them from now on.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

970 was from my old build. Upgrading it as soon as I get a new monitor.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint the backplate yourself?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Used some spray paint and let it dry for a few days. Was my first time spraying any parts. Backplates are easy enough.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the ML fans? Is all the light in the case just from them or do you have another source? I'm considering some for my case to add a bit of a front light effect but I want to know how bright they are.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

1 Build too late... Someone posted a Crystal 460X build just before you. +1 though! =D

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they just put the case on the website. Could have been first. D=

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I will give you points though.. =-)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

the feature prophet is here, he is uncertain

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the look of the rgb fans. Good stuff. Just wondering, why the 970?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

He already had it

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

Apparently I glazed right over that lol

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I must say, I love this build! But the 970 is a bit out of place nowadays..

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

1+ i really like this build!!!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Extremely beautiful. +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

What a great build the first picture is just like my them, black and white, except mostly white +1!!!!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You should call it "Ghost" :D

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I font mind the 970 honestly. Sure ots not the latest and greatest but it still works anqzingly for modern games and has a good life ahead of it. Nice build +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah its great still. I'm using a Asus vg248qe monitor it runs most games on high/ultra at a pretty good fps still.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks cold...

Really fantastic looking build, the iced/white interior really gives me chills.

Which GPU are you looking at upgrading to? (im guessing a GTX 1080/1080ti(when it comes out) because of that screen you are getting)

+1

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah most likely a Ti or waiting until 11 series. Ill see what they announce in Jan

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a good plan, But don't wait forever :P

A high end card like the 1080/ti will last you for a long time :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Bit of a step up from your old pc! +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard not compatible with RAM?.... or am I looking at this wrong ?... RAM's DDR4-3000, motherboard supports DDR4-2133 / 2400? Beautiful motherboard nonetheless

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah thats the base speed. It supports XMP. I Updated the bios and then enabled the XMP for the 3000mhz

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, noice!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The LED fans are enough. Led strips are too bright, making the fans not stand out

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Do you think this case would be able to fit an h100i v2 water cooler at the top? I have the same ram as you aswell.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably not. The h100iV2 is basically is the same cooler I have. With the vengeance led's being a little high profile, it probably wont fit. I attempted to fit it on top but it did not work. Had to put it in the front. One downside to this case.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your response! I went ahead and order the h100iv2 anyways because of its great cooling, I guess I´ll end up putting it on the front too. Would have been nice to put it at the top but I like the ram too much. Darn on you corsair for not making the case an inch larger!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely agree. Wanted to see those sick leds fans from the front on the inside. I also liked the vengeance leds too much to use low profile ram.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, just fished installing the cpu cooler, even on the side it's a close fit.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Recently fell in love with the look of this case and just pulled the trigger and went and ordered it.

Great build!

And yes the 970 is still a solid little performer - had 2 in SLI before I sold my last PC.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Specs on the case show it doesn't support a front 280mm rad. But your 110 GTX is a 280? How is this possible lol

Edit: JK I read the specs wrong

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you mount a 280mm radiator to the 120mm fans at the front of the case? Wondering because I wanted to put an NZXT Kraken X62 radiator(also 280mm) in a 460X case while keeping those 3 RGB fans in place.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a little tricky. I removed the screws one at a time for the top two fans. Made sure to line up the radiator and screwed in the longer screws to mount them both. Its hard to see where some of the screws are going. But once you get a few in the rest should be easy. Its annoying since the front fans are already cable managed and I didn't want to take the time to take them out and mount it all on the outside.

I would also recommend not mounting the cooler on the cpu until you get the radiator in place.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The width spacing between the holes of the 120mm fans, is the same distance as for the 280mm radiator and therefore 140mm fans? I'm a little baffled how the holes line up to screw them in. I was under the impression the distance between mounting holes for 120mm fans is smaller than 140mm fans.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you take a good picture of what you did here? After loads of reading I decided to (almost unfortunately I'll say) make this case part of my first 100% custom build and I decided to get the EVGA CLC 280mm AIO (also my first dive into water cooling). I too would prefer to salvage the RGB Case fans and somehow keep the radiator on the front. If this was a serious mistake, I could still return the AIO to Amazon I suppose and buy the best rated 240 for the top. BUT!!! My goal was to have all the intake in the front, and exhaust all the hot air through both the top and rear!! I don't think I have to give up yet!! Any step-by-step help would be SUPER appreciated!!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build :) I'm also planning a very similar build with Z270.

Case 460X, Corsair H100i, and LED RAM if it fits :) How's the cooling performance, with the RAD mounted in Front? 280mm will not fit at the top right? was thinking either getting 280mm RAD for the front, or 240mm at the top

I'm opting for LED White RAM because I was this! (blends better than RED RAM)...

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. Yeah the LED White ram fits with alot of different builds. If you plan on getting the Vengeance LED, then you will need to put the rad in the front. The cooling performance is actually pretty great. Cpu overclocked at 4.5Ghz never goes above 60ish under full stress testing.

GPU also stays around the 60-70 also. Not sure how much the fans help. But got a total of 6 fans

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

What fan hub did you use for the 6 fans ?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure you used the H110i GTX and not the H100i GTX ? The screw holes do not line up at all after putting the first one in.

Currently I'm just placing it over the 120 fans using the H110i GTX.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I read a review that the case made it so you couldn not mount a radiator to the top AND have high profile RAM, but apparently this is not the case? (bad pun is bad) Did you run into any issues with that?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I would like to thank you for posting these photos along with a Corsair 280mm, I was going to sell my h110i because I thought it was not useful in 460x, but after seeing your photos you helped me a lot. Thanks a lot and sorry for the English, I'm Brazilian and I was very grateful, I'll post my pc here in Brazil's forums to help someone who has the same doubt I do. Again thank you very much.

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