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My friend James decided he wanted to build a budget pc to replace his 10+ year old hp. Originally we were going to use a pentium g4560 and utilize the integrated graphics because this was going to be a run of the mill daily tasks pc. But after seeing all the parts he could choose from the budget got a little bigger. The pentium ended up being sold out everywhere so a i3 7100 took its place. The rest of the parts were basically his choosing based on aesthetic's mostly. In the pics the cooler looks a little wonky because the cpu hasn't arrived yet and it's just hanging on the mount by a couple threads. I know a lot of people don't like the power supply in this build but I had it already from an old pc of mine and this one has been a solid performer for me. At the end we decided to throw in a graphics card because his son has been taking interest in minecraft lately.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

that's a steep price for an i3 and a 1050ti to be honest.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, a lot of the money spent here was on the look's of the parts. I don't blame him, but I know what you mean.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I get it, I want my PCs to look nice as well.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's the AIO liquid cooler and the SSD bringing up the price. Maybe not necessary, but it looks cool and it'll be nice and quiet.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

The aio certainly didn't help matters lol but as soon as he seen it he had to have it because it was all white.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, if you got the money, might as well make it look nice.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but I've seen some people with an i5 and a 1060 for $850-ish.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Too much of a cooler for that build. Looks good tough.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

what are the temps like on that i3 must be mad low temps on that with the aio?!?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know yet, still waiting for the cpu to arrive. I can let you know once it's here and I can do some testing. I also expect some crazy low temp's though lol

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

He's got a good friend :')

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I want to know how the 240 EX is working for you. Plan to change the Cryorig H5 I have (send it back because of fan noises annoying me). and I looking a this 240 EX at $80 on Amazon so I was thinking on it. But most reviews are really good, but few are about leaks on the same tubing. So i just wonder how was it, and how stiff the tubing are when you bend it or slightly rotated them to the position you wanted.

I have the same case So that's why I wonder

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Its been great, we havent had any of the issues you mention. The tubing is a little stiff but no worse than any other aio ive used. Runs very quiet, it had a couple bubble goes through the pump when we powered it on the first time that were noisy but they worked themselves out and its been silent ever since. I would use it again personally.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for replying. This is going to be the first AIO I'm going to use. I have a Cryorig H5 universal which Im returning because the fans are making clicking noises that get me crazy, they are not really loud but I do have good hearing so... I saw the Captain 240 at $80 so $20 more didn't seems like a deal breaker.

So I'll be getting the Captain tomorrow and I'll do a leak test before putting it on. (plugging the pump in pump header outside of the case and away of components and let it run for a few minutes just to make sure)

Thanks for telling me I ask SalazarStudio about it and told me "I've owned six (two I've purchased myself) and not one has ever leaked. Fine AIOs." So base on it and your answer I pulled the trigger for it.

Besides I wanted to see more my board that the H5 was covering a lot :D

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Good deal, you wont be disappointed!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

As you say it I'm not disappointed. It is a really good AIO. (I did a leak test outside the case tho) It looks nice in the PC and I can appreciate my board better. (tho it feels bit empty without big cooler) still looks better. I still have a bit of trust issue so I have left a paper towel over my GPU just in case. but Overall temps on idle when like for 21~24, 5 less and load Aida64 2hrs around 65~71, 8~9 less than with the Cryorig H5 push pull for $10 dollar more (I send the H5 back).

Thanks for the help and clearing my doubts.

I'll be posting it again next week and I'll send you the link if want to see. (I did squeeze the stock 120 fan in the bottom for 3 intakes)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You were Right my Friend. The Captain 240EX it is great temps got up to ~10C lower than air so my OC was around ~70C instead that ~82 on air. Thanks for help, I also did outside leak test and it was fine. I post it again if you want to see. here

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome man, glad it's doing well for you!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Your pc looks great as well nice job!

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Let me see if I have some more, I didn't take many.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I added the only other 2 pics I took. The dark one was me trying to get a pic of the led underglow on the motherboard I didn't realize it had lol

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It is, I tried explaining to him over and over that just because the parts look cooler doesn't make them perform any better. He was ok with it and it was his money to spend. To be fair it does look nice imo