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Hello! I wanted to build a brand new gaming computer because my last one has become out of date and it was time to upgrade.

I liked the Idea of RGB and being able to set my build to whatever color scheme I wanted at the time so I added quite a few RGB components.

This is a display computer and is on top of my desk so I went with the Corsair Crystal 570X RGB which I got for a really good price.

The build went really well and I am very happy with the results.

The main thing I am disappointed with is the case.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

What about the computer case do you not like? What do you like about it?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Well to start the cable management is pretty rough. They have one metal plate to line up all the cables on the back and its very hard to make that go back on once the cables are in there. Also they didn't put holes in the psu shroud on the bottom of the motherboard so cables just have to run across the bottom of the motherboard above the shroud. The fans that are included also don't really sync up very well with anything else. The things I like about the case are the tempered glass on all sides it looks very nice.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for the information, it is good to know!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

make sure the bottom pcie lane has the same bandwith as the top, if not move it up to the top spot. GREAT BUILD!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Only my second build how would I check that? I feel like moving it to the top slot crowds the case and also this case doesn't have holes near the psu shroud so the gpu actually covers some of those cords running across the bottom of the mobo. But if it is significantly better I would do it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at your motherboard manual, or look it up to find someonewho has asked this question, or find the manual online and go throught the english section until it talks about the pcie lanes, you want it in the 16x slot, i agree the bottom slot lookss better.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Your fine there, sorry to worry you, its an sli board, so it has 2 16x slots, ive seen people do this and commplain that thier computer deosnt run as well as it should, GJ on the build man im lovin the cable management .

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for looking into it man I appreciate it!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get that 1070 with the cryptocurrency craze going on?

Also, great build lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no idea I got lucky and did my build right before all this craziness went on. I couldn't believe I was looking at cards to help my friend with a build and there is like 0 available right now.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you using the top and back as intakes and the front as exhaust?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I am.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm, interesting choice. I am confident that you would get better temps using the front as intake and the top/back as exhaust. hot air rises...

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you do alot of research on pc cases before you bought this one?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I did a decent amount of research but I was just really drawn to this case cause of the tempered glass on all the sides. It's definitely a very nice looking case which is one of the main draws it is definitely lacking in the other aspects though. I also got it for a very good deal so that helped guide my decision.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I would flip your fans, move the gpu up, and clean up those cables.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Which way would you flip the fans? I was originally going to try and top mount the Radiator but it refused to fit with my mobo. So I have the radiator on the front and then i have it intaking air from the top and back and outtake on the front. Why would you move the GPU up one slot I feel like it makes the case look way more crowded towards the top and the GPU hides some of the cords that go across the PSU shroud cause Corsair is dumb and didnt put holes there. Definitely working on the cables, its my second build so im doing the best I can.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Typically, radiators mounted on front have intake fans on the front and the back and top fans are exhaust. Like others mentioned, you need to make sure the pcie bandwidth is enough for your gpu to run at its full potential. I'm not trying to self advertise, but you can see in my build how the fans are mounted with a front radiator. Also, if you want a new case, the s340 elite is a very nice case that is easy to work in.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that's typically how its done but since my build isn't in a tight place or on the floor shouldn't it bring in as much air as if it was flipped? Don't think your advertising our builds are pretty similar. Yeah I know that's a pretty good case and probably a better option but I don't think i feel like switching at this point.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah as long as your temps are good then go for it. :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you manage to install the x62 radiator at the front, behind the fans?