Description

This build went fairly smoothly. For being such a cheap case, it was actually pretty nice. The magnetic dust filters are great. Only two areas that really showed cheapness were the punch out expansion slot brackets and the plastic window (though you could only tell by how lightweight it feels). Would definitely recommend it if on a budget. Got the graphics card, power supply, and WiFi card used locally.

Managed to overclock the 2200g to 3.8GHz at 1.44v. Temps were great, never really exceeded 50c. The graphics card on the other hand did not take to overclocking too well. Couldn't get more than a 50MHz offset before it caused things to crash. Overall, it ended up being a rather good looking build. You can find the build video below. https://youtu.be/nI14JQr60f8

Other considerations:

As can be seen in the pictures, if you use interior lighting there will be light leakage through the unused holes in the side of the chassis. I covered these up from the inside with long strips of electrical tape to give it a cleaner look.

If you use a 3.5" hard drive in this case, there will be vibration. A lot of it. It will sound as though the case is about to lift off when a 7200rpm HDD spins up in there. The rear panel is largely responsible for this. I would highly recommend making up some foam pads to go between the case side and the HDD. This helped to significantly bring down the amount of noise produced by a drive. The case includes anti-vibration mounts for two 2.5" drives, but not the 3.5".

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the same case and cpu in one of my previous builds. I love how the case looks all done up nicely. Only thing I cant stand about it how much dust gets into it from all the holes in it.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree about the plastic side panel - now matter how careful I was, I managed to scratch my mine to hell within the first few days. Apart from that, I like the case.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

great build! the micro ATX case looks Awesome! looks nice and clean!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Boggle

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I love GTX 970's especially the EVGA ones. I had a FTW+, it was great.

You'll get a big performance boost from another stick of ram.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update the bios for the motherboard?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

you dont have to since it is the latest chipset, you would only need to update it if it was a b350 or an a320

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

ur welcome

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build, Keep up the good work! If you were to upgrade anything in the future I would either go for the Ryzen 5 1600 for 6 cores or the R5 1500x for clock speed. Cheers.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

how does the tp link wifi adapter work for you?