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I will use this PC for 3D graphics and image editing as well as gaming. I wanted a quiet pc compared to my old antec 1200.

I wanted to get some fast ram which I can upgrade later if I need to.

I went with this cooler instead of water cooling because its cheaper and achieves similar results. also i was unsure about the water pumps in the AIO water coolers making too much noise.

So my old pc died out on me and I was waiting for the GTX 800 series before I upgraded, this is why I have the GTX750 because my brother will want that card once I upgrade. The reason I wanted to wait for the 800 series is that I will really need 1440p for 3D work and so I want to be able to game at that res too without frame drops.

The CPU cooler took a long time to get on and that was with two people. It is definitely a two man job.

The LED lights used are BitFenix Alchemy Premium Modding LED Strip

Edit: Tried overclocking to 4.2Ghz but crashed running prime95 after 20seconds and was going to reach temps of 90C with the front pannel off, so im going to leave it as default and have a 3.9GHz boost.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 5 points

Dat heatsink :B

  • 74 months ago
  • 4 points

Thank you for not blending in with the crowd, always nice to see colors at the other end of the spectrum.

Nice to see a build where the i7 and extra ram will actually be used.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm officially jealous. I love green lights in builds, and seeing them in an H440 is beautiful.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Very pretty! If NZXT made this case in black/green instead of black/red I'd build in it tomorrow. Btw please post your cpu temps under load once you've overclocked. I'm curious to see how that brick performs. xD

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Even Black and white rather than White and black would be nice.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

:D will do, should have overclock up by friday

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

They do make it in Black/Green now

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I know! I was considering buying one but the system I would want to build into it is kind of outside my current realistic budget. Hopefully they will still be around for my next upgrade, maybe with broadwell and maxwell next year.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Heh, you got your wish, it is just branded with a Razer logo!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a green black one now.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

But what he didn't know was, the 800 series was skipped by Nvidia.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build +1, I'm not sure how long you think you're going to have to wait for the 800 series of GPUs, you may be interested in this.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. Thats a shame, still im not a fan of SLI and I was not expecting to get a new card any time before Christmas.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard the "800" series GPU is coming out sometime during the summer or in the fall.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Simply beautiful looking build. Amazing aesthetics all around! While looking through the pictures, I was wondering why you didn't have a nicer GPU, but after reading the description, went "ooooohhh...." I do hope you post an update when you get a badass video card in there! :D

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang dude this thing is sick! When i build my computer i think I'm going to go with the same color scheme or maybe the black/red one idk yet tho. But anyways nice build

1+ from me.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. red is easier, but more common. I wanted to go a little different.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

That thing is fkn bright!

This will also be a rendering machine, as you can hit 4.3Ghz stable easily with that massive cooler, as long as you have proper case ventilation. Hell, you might have enough headroom for an even higher OC, depending on the chip you got.

The 750Ti isn't a bad card, but don't think it will hold up any playable framerates at 1440p. Smart move though, waiting for the 800 series. Maxwell is gonna rock.

+1 for the rendering monster.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done. Love that cooler. Question though, why didn't you mount the SSD in the slots below the mobo? Just curious.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

would need to use the end of the power cable which would mean connecting two to the psu. also my m4 doesn't even look nice.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense. If you ever decide to do it, you can get a really simple mod to make your SSD look nicer:

http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/496-easy-mod-for-your-ssd/

If you search on eBay, you can find people that sell sample sheets of various vinyl types that are just larger than an SSD for $.99.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like we had similar ideas in mind for a green h440 build :P. Nice job

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks stunning! I really wanted to do a green build, but I couldn't find the right parts! The only thing that would be more awesome is if you could have gotten the 770, 780, Titan or 780 Ti with the stock cooler, that would look amazing!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

What Light strips are you using. Great build! +1

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

BitFenix Alchemy Premium Modding LED Strip, 30cm along the bottom and 12cm across the top.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool thanks!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you add the LEDs yourself or did they come included in the case?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for 750 ti, so cute. You made it look nice with the H440

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

How quiet is your PC?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

the case fans are the loudest part, its hard to notice them though with windows open on a windy day. With a headset on its barely noticeable. The heat sink can get noisy when the cpu is at 100% but this only happens when im rendering.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The negative pressure irks me a bit but otherwise a solid build. It is unusual that you aren't able to hit at least 4.0GHZ with a seemingly premium aftermarket cooler though.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i was looking at the motherboard pre sets a month ago and it wasn't crashing and was about 5c hotter at 4.2. I think the person who was helping me set it up did it wrong.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

"was going to reach temps of 90C with the front pannel off"-- this sounds absurdly high. sounds like you need to get some new thermal paste and reseat that heatsync. folks with the same heatsync on i5's are getting huge overclocks and temps below 80c with them. after reseating try the oc again. my guess is you will see a huge difference. good luck!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the Low Profile memory necessary with the cooler? I'm thinking about doing the same thing in my PC (NZXT 440, Sniper Z97), but I've got G.Skill Sniper memory, so I'm not sure if the heatsinks would get in the way of the CPU cooler.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if this is a little late but low profile memory is an absolute necessity with this beast. Its gigantic.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I am currently building a Workstation PC, similar to you, I have purchased all of the components but a GPU... looking at the 750ti, how is it holding up? is it worth it?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

its great budget card that handled almost everything I threw at it. Upgraded to a 980 though when it came out.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Where are your LEDs set up within the case?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

the 12cm is along one of the top fan mounting supports http://i.imgur.com/HZlKHHm.jpg

the 30cm underneath the window between the edge of the psu housing unit and the edge of the case http://i.imgur.com/ENw6YYm.jpg

this is the 30cm one https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CM-058-BX&groupid=701&catid=1428&subcat=1430

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a better GPU

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

where to buy mobo?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

im in the UK and I bought it from overlcockers.co.uk, but it was 2 years ago

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

How did the 4 fans in the case go with attaching them to the motherboard. I'm planning on building a build in the same case but with a smaller motherboard

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

i think its one fan header due to the connector on the back, i'm not sure though as I no longer use that case.

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