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So i recently joined a Battlefield 4 ESL team, and i needed a smaller PC than the one before (Phanteks P400) since we are going to alot of LAN parties and tournaments. I was really looking around looking for the perfect case, and i've had a Phanteks Evolv mITX case before, but that was just too small...

Then i rembered that Corsair launched a line of Air cases a couple of years ago and thought i could take a look at those! I then saw that the Air 240 was PERFECT for my needs; hidden power supply, lots of room, four PCIe ports and space for perfect cable management.

The case arrivied and the build was going perfect until i was to put my 980Ti Classified in; it was too big... I completely forgot that the Air 240 doesn't support GPUs with PCBs wider than normal. Then it was off to selling the 980Ti and find another GPU instead. I searched around on Facebook, eBay and Amazon after used EVGA 980Ti's SCX cards, but they were all just too expensive...

Then i saw that a website had a Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 on sale, and i was relieved to see that it standard size PCB! So i ordered it straight away, it came, and it fits perfectly!

Then a couple of weeks later i saw that Cablemods are having a "End of Summer Sale" with alot of cheap cables!

So i looked around and eventually found a bundle for EVGA power supplies, sadly i had a CX750M that surely could get a replacement... but luckily the same site with the 1070, had a really good deal on a EVGA Supernova G3 750W at the same time as Cablemods sale was going on! So of course i ordered both the power supply and cables straight away without any hassle!

They then came today, and i was so suprised to get into building one of my prettiest builds till this day... and i must say, it really turned out beautiful!

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the pictures

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done with this build. I'm certain you will have a better time with this for your LAN parties and tournaments in the future. It turned out great, despite having to replace your EVGA classified GTX 980 Ti. Great job with this lovely build. May it serve you for sometime. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Liquid cooling for a 65W locked chip seems a bit overkill

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had the cooler for well over a year now. I've had 3470S, 3770k, 4690k and now the 6500.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Simple, clean, eficient! +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build +1, I think the back side is almost as nice to look at as the front!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any issue with the Corsair 100i v2 tubes? I'm struggling to secure them to allow the case to shut. There are no cable tie holders on the this side of the case to help either.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

i just rotated the tubes on the radiator aswell as on the pump. Mine are also touching the side panel.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I am in the process of building a very Similar Rig. No problems with fitting the GPU?

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

I would have gone with a Ryzen 1300x. Its leagues faster than the 6500, has a longer upgrade path and considering its about 80$ cheaper you could have gotten a faster SSD or a GTX 1080.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

OP updated their case (used to be Phantek's Eclispe P400), PSU (used to be the old CX750M) and their GPU (due to EVGA's Classififed GTX 980 Ti couldn't fit their new Corsair Air 240) though we no longer see Thermaltake case fans. Sounds like OP is content with their rig for quite sometime, just wasn't happy with the transportation originally for their LAN parties and tournaments.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought my 6500 long before Ryzen released :)