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This was my first PC build, i built it for gaming mainly. went a custom route, I mounted the 240mm corsair water cooler to the top outside of the case on mounts, i custom made. I ducted the air from inside the case out the top thru the cooler. 32gb ram (started with 16) with Intel 8700k CPU and 1080 Gigabytes GPU on the Asus Z370-A. 3 fans push/pull on the cooler on the top of the case and one at the rear of the case for exiting air. Aswell as 1 fan in the front of the case and 2 on the side window of the case pulling air into the case. I bought the Arctis 5 headset with gamedac and Razer keyboard after i built the pc, started with the Logitech and Thermaltake. The PC ran amazing for about 6 months and the Seagate barracuda 2T hard drive crashed in the middle of playing and modding final fantasy 12. I replaced the SG Baracuda with the WD Black. the pc was stuck in windows auto repair for a day and i had to get the new HDD and redo everything. Everything is functioning better now than it was before thankfully. Im not using the Intel 6000p SSD, im using the intel 800p intel optane memory just using the 6000p to reflect price. The Tesseract case didn't have very good cable management or much space to work with inside but i liked the looked and it was cheap so for a custom build it was perfect. the corsair cooler will not work with this case tho.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting build. The top mounted radiator is interesting with how you used custom mounts. Any reason why you went this route? I would assume those fans would get annoying when outside the case like that, and it doesn’t look very aesthetically pleasing from my point of view. We’re tou worried about your CPU overheating?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I would agree, interesting concept. Not sure the purpose of putting the rad outside. I would put a screen or other protection over the fans to prevent things from falling in them.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

even a simple fan grill, preferably with dust filter, would work

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

i have a mesh screen i keep on top of it, i just took it off for the pictures/cleaning it. it covers both fans.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes i wanted to keep the CPU temps down and wanted to experiment a little bit, its not super pretty in some of the pics but i clean the edges up a bit where i ran the hoses and cables for the fans with some rubber edge. I decided to do this when i realized i couldn't fit the cooler on the side window where i had planned but still wanted to make it work.