Description

Looks good in the end and quiet.

"Challenges":

  • Great cooler, but fixing the radiator inside the case was a f'king nightmare. It took a few attempts. Screws provided were not good to fix the radiator to the case. Had to resort to some case screws as I couldn't find how to zip tie it.

  • I am pleased with the look of the case, but the room at the back is too small and so I cannot recommend it.

  • M.2 - First time I have used one. Pain in the arse to get windows to boot from it. Love it now though :)

  • Motherboard - Jesus trying to get the driver for the HD Realtek to work was at the worst bit. Think it was windows fault though. Service pack update fixed it. Looking at the internet, loads people with this problem.

P.s.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really pleased got it up to 4.5ghz no problem

CPU Cooler

Love the look of the cooler and helped me get good overclock on my CPU with low temperatures.

A nightmare to fix to the case. Probably the case's fault (and mine). This is why it is 4 stars, because it reflects my experience.

Motherboard

Was going to go with the Asus board, but read about some problems. Had a problem with the realtek working, but I think that was a windows thing, but because after it downloaded an update or two it started working fine.

Storage

So pleased with this thing.

Really fast boot times. Windows in a few seconds

Storage

So pleased with this little thing. I bought one to boot from, then seeing how good it was bought another. I will always use M.2 from now on. Fantastic.

Case

Great looking case, but not much room in back.

I struggled fixing my closed loop cpu cooler (cooler master nepton) to the case. Partly my fault and partly the case. 4 stars

Keyboard

My first mechanical keyboard and love this thing. Not great to work with, but good for games. That is because it is very unforgiving with mistakes and you mistype very easily. Good for twitchy fps though.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Similar build to mine. Looks sweet :-) +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

have the same case and love it once i get new fans and a card in there i will post some pictures of the build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the viedo card?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very happy. Managed to overclock it. Running all the games I have tried on ultra.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Pleased with it so far. I have posted the OC details in a photo.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

More pictures soon?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Will Try to

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Done.

Care if you copy this build. Had some challenges with fixing the cooler radiator to the case and the space at the back was tight.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

¨Care if you copy this build,¨ not sure what you mean by that. Thanks, though, this is a pretty cool build. Good job!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, sweet build..... This might be a noob question, but does this mobo have a USB 3.0 header? (Building in a H440)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man.

So pleased with my build actually. Now planning to SLI another graphics card :) . M.2. SD was so worth it as well.

Yep, has USB 3, spec details here.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z170A-GAMING-M5.html#hero-overview

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it thanks :)... also how is the motherboard holding up for you so far? Looking to use this exact motherboard for my first custom build.... should be in around a month :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

All good so far.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the response :)

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