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It's my first build from scratch, and i must say im very very happy with it so far. The 1070 gtx card is temporary intill something like a 1080ti comes out so i can max out 2k @ 144fps. (hopefully! dont want SLI again..).

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How was that case to build in. It has an awesome look, but since it is so open if feel like you have to be one top of your game with cable management or it is going to look really sloppy. Was it easy to manage all the cables in the back? Was there good room?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have this case myself and it's amazing. Plenty of room in the back for cable management. Also comes with velcro tie downs on the case itself.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Velcro tie-downs make everything better... =-)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It was my first build, but it was really easy. Only thing i struggled with was how to fit the fan extension that came with the motherboard, because i wanted to use this over the one that came with the case. otherwise it was all a breeze, and a love the look.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build man... Hows the m2 ssd? I have a standard 500GB 850 evo ssd and i'm thinkin about getting an m2 cuz i lack space anyway.

Oh and how do you have your fans set up? I have a kraken x61 aio as exhaust on top and the rear fan as exhaust. My only intakes are 2 140 fans in the front but its still negative airflow. I had to limit the speed on the exhaust fans and up my intake fans to make it positive but wondering how you set yours.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The m.2 is great - its benchmarking as advertized. If i need the speed... not sure :) but its fast as hell. For the fans i have the case default setup. 2x140 front intake, and 1x140 exhaust. And then two fans in the top pushing thru radiator. Ill take more pics soon and post. maybe also a video with how little sound there is :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Your rear exhaust fan is stealing air from your AIO so removing it might just be the better option. Anything not ingested by the AIO should just flow out the back passively with nothing there. Other things to consider are non reference GPU coolers throw air in all directions which mix with the air that is flowing up to your CPU. If you have a reference cooler that will have less of an impact as it will exhaust most of its heat out the back. Only other option if you want better performance for CPU cooling is to set it up as intake from outside and use exhaust fan. Positive air pressure and rear exhaust can help get it all out. Negative is that the AIO will be blowing down hot air on the back of the GPU. Testing with your games and applications using HWINFO to record peak temps will help you decide which compromise suits your needs.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

looks good, i think your cable management would be better if your gpu cables went out the back of your case not the bottom

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a good point :) I think ill try that. Because it looks like the loch ness monster comming out of the lake as it is there! haha.

  • 42 months ago
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Hey man, sweet build +1.

Hope this isn't late, but what are your thoughts on that m.2? I'm looking to get the same board and m.2 ssd and was wondering if you had any problems so far with either of the items?

The reason I'm asking id because I heard some people were having problems regarding the m.2 on that board.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any issues mounting the seagate Archive HDD into that? I have been reading that the holes dont line up as they normally do so it doesnt fit in all cases.