My gaming/college build, everything works well no problems
All parts excpept for ram bought in person at microcenter.
Not the worst cable management, but you should definitely work on that.
fourdeded. Since i have the same case, I know you can do better cable management. +1
Hey! I recently ordered my own Zalman due to its amazing unique looks. How is it? I hear the Front Panel is really hard to take off, and that the usb 3.0 thhing was supposed to be rerouted to the back. Is it like that?
The USB 3.0 isn't a header, its an extender. (Well at least on the Z5)
The Front just needs a bit of force.
I had a hard time routing cables around the back of the mobo (The side panels did not fully go back on so I had to adjust the cables and squeeze it back on)
I also screwed up and now the reset button is the power button
So just switch them on the mobo...
I could of done that, but it would make the build look messy. (Spite me pushing the cables, it looks pretty decent.)
Is there good enough spacing to reroute the CPU Pins on the top of the case?
I tried it (and failed), you might be able to though. It was my first build, so maybe I didn't hard enough out of worry
How because it my assumption is correct the power and reset button are right next to each other on the case and the place where you plug them in on the mobo should be in very close proximity so how would swichting the power and reset wire to their correct places make it look messy?
I thought you were talking about the motherboard power cable for some reason. I also tried just about every combination possible that made the computer turn on through the case and just gave up on it. The led for the power button works though so I must of been on the right track
May I ask why you paid $270 @ Microcenter for your Mobo alone when you can get a combo deal for that same price? $189.99(CPU)+ $79.99 (Mobo)= $269.98+Tax.
All in all I like your part selection. +1
!. Those kinds of things go unnoticed all the time. 2. who's to say he bought it in the same time frame?
I really can't agree with your part selection, especially the Z77 Extreme4. It has a terribly weak 4-phase VRM with old, crappy D-pak MOSFETs and pretty much nullifies any use of the 3570K as an overclocking CPU, and is doing a lot of damage to itself when under load even if you haven't overclocked.