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by getchuucked
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I've actually had this build completed for about 2 months. I had a mix up with the 24-pin cable when I ordered it from Corsair. Accidentally bought the AX1200 24-pin instead of the AX760 24-pin, but everything is squared away and I couldn't be much happier. I didn't really buy too much on sale at the time. I bought the CPU and case when they went on sale. Although it wasn't a HUGE amount taken off (I think like $20 in total.) My main goal was to go for more of the aesthetic value. Plus I never see too many clean 200R builds on here as it is a nice case.

This build is primarily for gaming.

Any questions just leave a comment below. Thanks!

Part List
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.07Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.4GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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bnix54 13 points 12 months ago

This is such a nice build. +1

ArrKayCee [1 Build] 4 points 12 months ago

Switch the fan around on the back so it is an exhaust not an intake. Otherwise beautiful build.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

This is one thing that i had a huge debate about with myself. The one downside was the amount of heat the 280X pushes out. I didnt want to push hot air through the rad. I figured having the fan pull air in wouldve been the better solution as it would keep it much cooler.

SirCatManDoo [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I believe the recommended setup from Corsair is to use outside cool air for the radiator, rather than warm air inside the case.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 12 months ago

That's how I have it set up. The fan is pulling the outside air in. It is then exhausted out of the top. I have 4 intake fans blowing cool outside air in the case. Yet I know this will cause a little more dust, at least I know the inside is nice and cool.

JohnTsams [1 Build] 3 points 12 months ago

You need to cut a window in that case to show off the beauty.

l13199l [1 Build] 3 points 12 months ago

you make the 200r look high end man, this is awesome

MAXXHEW [3 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

Don't judge the 200R by it's price tag, it is well made and sturdy... Corsair just decided to give us a nice case with a nice price. I would dare say its a high end case, just with a budget price. I used it on my second build. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/OsV

l13199l [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I'm not judging anything, why are you replying to a 3 month old comment? >.>

MAXXHEW [3 Builds] 3 points 9 months ago

Oh dang... I didn't even look when the date was, I was just reading the builds with that certain case. Derp.

coolguy562 [1 Build] 3 points 9 months ago

Ha I came here from the optical drive plus I thought the red cables were water cooling pipes :/

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

This made me laugh. Only because I can see why you thought those things.

Ricky_Math 1 point 5 months ago

I waited 4 month to reply to this.....

Hassanain_Ali 3 points 5 months ago

Did you sleeve those PSU cables yourself or did you buy them? Can you give any links to where i can find some?

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

I bought them pre-sleeved from Corsairs website. Although pricey, I didn't feel like going through all of the hassle to sleeve them myself... plus I really have no knowledge how to.

Only thing I really have to say is that if you plan on getting their sleeved cable is to be sure to pay attention to which ones you buy because some cables only fit for certain models of their PSU's. I had bought an AXI 1200 24-pin cable which doesnt fit with the AX 760 that I had purchased. So I now have a 24 pin that I don't need but Corsair sent me the proper replacement cable for free.

Here's the link (these are the cables I purchased): http://www.corsair.com/en-us/professional-individually-sleeved-dc-cable-kit-type-3-generation-2-red

fnapoli [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Great build! Could you explain the case mode a bit? How did you remove the drive cage? How did you mount the SSD?

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Sure! Taking the cage out wasn't too hard. The cage is really only held in by two front screws just under the front fan. Just unscrewed those and the cage just came right out. The SSD is being held up by one screw. I was trying to figure out the best placement for it as I didn't want to stick it on the other side of the mobo tray. So I saw the empty space just under my GPU with the one screw hole and figured I would give it a try. Luckily it worked out because I was worried the sata cable would not fit due to the SSD being flush with the case.

Jason124 [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

if there is any issues maybe try using a spare motherboard standoff and screw that way it isnt flush??

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Sorry this is so late. Didn't really have any issues with it. Was just worried about the clearance with the sata cable with the SSD. But it all worked out. Good idea though!

MAXXHEW [3 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

I copied your hard drive removal mod: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/OsV

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Looks good! Clean and good airflow. Just how I like it. Hope your son enjoys it!

MAXXHEW [3 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

yeah he does... thanks for the cool mod idea.

Chazzy [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Cool build, very similar to my build, same specs, altough i just switched to a 770, same custom cables, same ssd, just i got another one, and i mounted mine to my power supply hehe, i recommed u switch out ur watercooling, the kraken x60 is what i have, ive been through corsair alot, and had nothing but terrible temps, and terrible bugs and failures... i had a corsair h60, just terrible for performance, a corsair h100i, pump started failing, led started flickering, and my friends h80i is doing the same thing, as soon as i got my kraken x60 its been nothing but amazing clean looks, great led, extremely reliability and much better software!, also u should try to selling that r9 280x, since bitecoin and litecoin mining u can make amazing profit it off and it get something like an r9 290, or get a 770 like me and then buy another ssd!, great build.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

IF anything is to happen with the H80i (other than the threading problems that I've had to deal with it) then I might go another route. Unfortunately though I cannot fit x60 in this case because of the heat sinks on the mobo. I wouldn't even be able to put a H100i in this case. I almost bought an H100i because it was actually cheaper than the H80i at the time I bought that one. But I made sure and did some research to make sure it would fit. So if the time comes I'm sure I'll have something lined up. Thanks for the suggestion!

EpicBattleMage [3 Builds] 2 points 12 months ago

Nice Build! $100 in colored cables, holy moly.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I agree. It is a bit pricey to buy them pre-sleeved. I don't know if I have the time or patience to sleeve them myself. But I think it was worth it.

comptech0408 2 points 12 months ago

Very solid, good looking build you have here! You should enjoy this for a while! How do you like the h80i? +1 from me!

mark4685 [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Very sexy, love the red sleeves :)

linsyschopman 2 points 12 months ago

my next build i'm getting re-sleeved cables for sure...! +1

DrunkCows [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Love the color scheme.

jacobgraver 2 points 12 months ago

Beautiful build! I love the color scheme. +1 from me!

cam9 2 points 12 months ago


munting 2 points 12 months ago

Does this case have enough room to fit a h100i.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

In my case it didnt because the high profile on the RAM is what kills it for me. Its very minimal space for an H100i. But I think that if you had some low profile RAM it might work. Look into it before hand because I almost bought an H100i because it was on sale and a t a better price point than the H80i.

fsma92 [2 Builds] 2 points 12 months ago

this defines sexy

1star2014 [1 Build] 2 points 7 months ago

was the cable management easy?

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

It was alright. This probably isn't the BEST case for cable management, but I tried to make it work. I would've preferred rubber grommets around the openings where I fed my cables and maybe a couple more spots to use zip ties. But it is what it is.

PassionFruit 2 points 7 months ago

Have you had any problems with the H80i yet? I kinda want to get one but there are a lot of complains about it's reliability.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

The ONLY problem that I've had with the H80i was with the threading on the inside of the rad. They stripped pretty much on the first installation. So I think I only have a couple screws holding it in place. I don't know what other peoples issues could be, but other than that it's been nothing short of wonderful.

carlikay13 [1 Build] 2 points 7 months ago

it's beautiful :"D

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago


axum 2 points 7 months ago

Where did you get red cables?

xJuanchoVillax 2 points 6 months ago

The LG optical drive says "DVD/CD Writer" I want the same one, I know this is dumb but, does it also read?? I'm new at this kind stuff and sorry for the question.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Not 100% sure as I only used it to install Windows 8.1. I currently don't use any optical drive in my build.

Rex [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

In order to get any data off the disc, yes it can read.

Cthill [2 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

Very nice work. I think you did a great job with the black and red color scheme. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for sharing!

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! What influenced me to do the red and black was this persons build http://pcpartpicker.com/b/G6X.

Alan150003 1 point 12 months ago

Nice build with good cable management. I would recommend redoing the fans. I would use only the front and back as intake, and the back as intake without the top two fans. That would dive you positive pressure in the case, and only filtered intakes, which will give you the best dust protection.

Duelix 1 point 12 months ago

This build is perfect. Beautiful cable management and a smexy red color scheme. +1

skemble [19 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

There is so much beauty put into the color theme it's a shame the case doesn't have a window to show it all off! Have you thought about making a window?

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I've considered it a lot lately.

phusionplus 1 point 12 months ago

First time I've seen a build in this case that made me really look at it. Very nice.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I understand that this case is geared for the "budget gamer". I figured i would go outside of the box anx see what i could do with it and keep it looking clean.

JKRM 1 point 12 months ago

This is perfect!

Tommyturtle1995 1 point 12 months ago

Amazing cable management!

Clash_12 1 point 12 months ago

that makes the 200r look amazing

Infixite [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

That Samsung SSD just changes how the case looks. I don't even know how. I'm surprised you're only running 250gigs worth of storage, I already have 350 gigs of games on my PC.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Whenever I am finished with a game or if I have a game just sitting in my library and dont play it I uninstall it. No point in using so much space. But thats just my opinion. My first build I had a 1TB HDD and I used less than 200GB of space.

RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago
YodelingTerror 1 point 12 months ago

This is such an awesome build, nice job! How do you like that vid card? I'm trying to decide whether to get that or a 770.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

As of right now I'd say the 770 is your best choice. This is my first time using an AMD card and I have no complaints about it so far. I just feel as of right now the 280X is a bit out of it's price range. The $309 price tag it had when I bought it was perfect. But to get more bang for your buck I would go with the 770 right now. Unless if you are interested in Mantle but so far they have nothing to show for it.

YodelingTerror 2 points 12 months ago

Ok thanks for your opinion, I thought the same thing.

bunnykilla [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Extremely good build. I love the color scheme you have going on there. That black and red looks amazing!

Jozmtr 1 point 10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. +1.

Stooge 1 point 9 months ago

Hey, awesome build man, I am using this same case as well as the MSI g45 gaming motherboard, my question is, where did you get the red cables. I'm going for a similar look but curious about all the red cables.

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I know I am way late on this but they are Corsair cables. Only thing with these though is that they are specifically for the PSU that I have.

Tyler778 1 point 8 months ago

Amazing cable management.

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RRRilind 1 point 4 months ago

are you only using 5 of the fans?

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

I am. I was using 6 for a push pull config but the threading on the rad is messed up.

RRRilind 1 point 2 months ago

Ah, ok I see

Willwhitacre 1 point 4 months ago

do you think the cooler is good for 2 EVGA GTX 970s sc acx and a i7 cpu? because that is a lot of info do you think that it can handle it?

KernelKaramilk 1 point 3 months ago

Since most of those fans are 3-pin, where did you connect them to? I'm trying to go for the same fan configuration in my build, and I just need a bit of help Thanks!

+1 for aesthetics too. :)

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

I think I only have two fans hooked into a splitter (top two I think). The rest of them are just plugged into the board.

TagEntity 1 point 3 months ago

how well does the r9 280x perform? And what games are you palying on this computer?Btw this is one of the nicest builds ive seen! +1

getchuucked [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

After it officially being out for over a year it's held up pretty well and haven't had any issues with it at all. Anything that I throw at it as of right now can run on ultra/high settings. Thanks!

Sephrinx [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

That is very well done! I really like the sleeve job on the wiring!

RogyAcnodnem 1 point 1 month ago

It loos so awesome on the inside but there is no window to appreciate it.

dylanwarrior77 1 point 12 days ago

You should check out this case mod. The person added a front mesh and a second fan for better airflow, and I think it looks pretty good. It would add another "cool" factor to the build, while also adding performance. Also, I agree with others; you should get a case window. You can probably do it kind-of easily without much cost, and get the most out of your $100 on cables. Speaking of cables, would cables that are sleeved like yours, except the ENTIRE cable is sleeved, fit behind the motherboard tray? I am planning on sleeving my mobo cables and doing the mods above (window, front mesh+fan, cable sleeves) and think it will look cool, but idk if I can make the cable sleeves work on this case without having to squeeze on the back panel. Thanks, and sorry for the extra-long post. I also just now realized I am posting on a 1 year or more old build, but there's a possibility that I will get a reply. :P