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Upgrading from my 2yr old amd build I was going for something with slightly more power, but a smaller footprint all in a budget of around $1000. Overall, I'm completely satisfied with the performance.

Processor & cooler: I am really happy with this. I was able to overclock it to 4.3 no problem using Gigabytes EasyTune tool. I could go higher but have no desire to yet. With the 212 Plus, its highest temp when stressing it in OCCT is 67-75C. During gaming I haven't seen it get above 65ish.

Ram: By default it was running at 1600 but in the bios I enabled Intel XMP and it automatically switched to 1866. Pretty reasonable RAM, haven't really had a need for anything more than 8GB so I figured I'd save the 50 bucks. I had 16GB in my last build and haven't noticed a difference yet.

Motherboard: Pretty good motherboard as I mentioned, overclocking is a breeze with the UEFI bios and the EasyTune utility. Positioning is a little bit snug between my graphics card and my cpu cooler (both of which are pretty large for this case).

Graphics: A step up from my old 7870, not a big difference in performance but the price was right for me. It looks really nice, the Vapor X on the side actually lights up in a blue led.

Case: Love the case, the main fan (240mm I think) in the front originally had an LED dangling but a little plastic cement fixed that issue no problem. Good cooling, lots of intake and a nice exhaust out the front. Also somewhat small footprint although it is a little wider than I expected but I couldn't imagine building in something smaller. Even in this, it got a little bit snug around the graphics card, (1/2" space on top between the optical drive). There's some good room for cable management under the motherboard near where the HDD's sit. The SSD cage was also really neat, it opens up sideways to easily manage the drives.

Boot Time: With windows 8.1 and ultra fast boot enabled, it boots to the desktop in just under 8 or 9 seconds. I'm a little bit mind blown by this.. I disabled the login prompt for the purpose of testing.

Gaming It handles GTA 5 fairly well with some of the ultra settings enabled, but definitely not maxed out at 1080p. I play some other games like The Crew, Far Cry 3, and Battlefield 3. It handles all of these completely maxed out. Definitely a fairly capable gaming rig.

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Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Great built +1 overall,love the case first time I've seen that one it looks like the love child of 250D and the Prodigy.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I know, was considering both of those cases when I found this one. I love the green led fans

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

lol even the specification on rubber coating http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353063 at 50£ its a good deal can you please ask this to be added on the case list on the forums the majestic forum mods will do the rest, thanks for posting!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Very good for price. Are you going to play GTA 5 with this rig?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup! I have been playing since last weekend and it runs pretty well. Its not maxed out by any means but I can run it on 'high' mostly and it looks amazing.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Great deals. Nice build +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never seen a case with a horizontal motherboard before. Crazy. Cool though!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice little build. I like the green color scheme!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I want that case. Putting it up with an Air 540 on my list of cases i want to build in but probably never will

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this your case? DIYPC Cuboid-G

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, that's the one!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

be green uses amd

kek

Just kidding, nothing against amd +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for posting this build. Can you put more pics on cable management? I will buy this case soon. Thanks again

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management is good. Sorry I don't have much for photos on that. The only tight space under the mobo where the HDD's sit right next to the PSU cabling.

I would highly recommend a fully or semi modular psu.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you sli in this case? I'm looking at same mobo and case and want to do 2 970's

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you could, just make sure the cards aren't too long. It might be tricky as there isn't much clearance between the graphics card and the optical drive space, but it should be doable.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Great photos with clarity. Able to see how you set up the components. The Cuboid case is pretty cool.

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