sorry recently upgraded haven't had time to update pictures. The old pics are still with the 660ti. I took out at the hd bracket as one of the first things i did and yes improved air flow. Led fan lights always on. It's a good case. I bought a fan controller and always keep the fans on low. It dims the lights and its less noisy overall.
it performs well at a reasonable price. i recommended it to a friend and he loves it, so I recommended to you as well.
it didn't fit but u can always move the fan. I set up my cooler in a push pull config with the side fan
For the processor
Cooler master Hyper Evo plus. It's about $30 if you go the air cooling way. wouldn't know what to recommend for liquid cooling though.
on my manual the slots are numbered in this order 4231 and i have them on 1 n 2 but you're right it isn't very clear
I am more interested in where he put them. As in not in the dual channel slots
it performs well. i can run arkam city max settings and maintain 60 fps and on lol it runs at 100 fps
or just get a fan controller with molex plugs
It's a really good case but all the fans with the exception of one are all molex plugs so if you want to turn them down when not heavy computing is not possible unless u invest in molex to 3 pin adapters. Also for good measure i got a fan controller which i also recommend. If you're getting a large heat sink the case fan on the side panel will get in the way but you can install it on the opposite panel door or as i did and added it to my heat sink.
it is seated properly and usually requires strong force to move it
lack of research but that's the beautiful thing about computers no parts are set in stone lol
Thanks not only for your kind words but also for helping us newbies out.
well your build according to this site only uses about 336W of power and your power supply is 600w i would recommend when u do eventually get the second gtx 670 try it out and if u experience any problems upgrade your psu also since your case is smaller iam a little concerned about how the temps will be when you eventually do sli
if your psu has any available molex connectors you could get adapters(molex to 8 pin) for your next video card. My gigabyte 660ti came with those adapters.
What kind of games do you play?
didnt mean to confuse you but I already own a gigabyte gtx 660ti but yea maybe down the line if iam not happy with the 660ti i'll look into a 670 or as IamApropos suggested an amd equivalent. Oh don't have to be so polite it's a public forum i'am interested in anyone's opinion, so thank you for the info
yea as i read the other topics i realized the 660ti was a mistake but it was the first thing i bought before I knew any better. Also it replaced an old gtx 260. I'll take your advice and look into another gpu and just give the 660ti to my lil bro
could always look into a discreet card like this one on amazon
unless u plan to sli that gtx 660 ti u should get a 650 power supply. i bought mine for about $80 also maybe save about $40 and get the gigabyte z77x ub3h or the z77x b3h that's unless u really need the extra features on the one you have chosen. I personally have the gtx 660 ti so i can say its a good gpu but others have advised me that i should have gone for the gtx 670 if the budget would have allowed. I also have the same ssd n i really like it but try getting it a smaller size or even the 830 and with what u save add a regular hard drive. your ssd as a boot drive and a hdd for storage
Things just keep getting better, keep up the good work!
thank you for the frys price match info i did not want to drive 40 or 50 miles to my nearest microcenter to get an intel i5 3570k
thanks i think i'll take a closer look at a gigabyte mobo
I agree i have the same case and a seasonic psu too n u r able to hide those cables behind the mobo also he could remove the two hdd sdd cages to improve airflow since this case has three of those cages and he is only using one besides he already removed the brackets from them
i was also looking into getting the asrock extreme 4 n intel i5 3570k for my build and are the only parts i need to complete my build are you happy with them or given the chance now would u get something else?