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BoyScout Nov. 29, 2016

Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who participated. If you weren't able to make it during the live stream, you can still watch the archive on Twitch.tv or YouTube.

You can also view the cable management time lapse to see how the final build came out:

Original Post: Join us this Friday, December 2nd at 2PM CST on Twitch to watch us build in Corsair's new Crystal 460X RGB Case, and get our first impressions.

Here's the part list:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $56.00 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $137.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $413.45 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $88.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $399.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply Corsair 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $122.69 @ Amazon
Total $1669.07

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SilverWolf149 10 points 7 months ago

Has all live streams at a time when only truant schoolchildren could watch it.

But seriously, the stream is in the middle of the work and school day for most people. But it's recorded, so no big deal I guess.

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 8 points 7 months ago

Yeah, that's just kind of how it works out.. It's in the middle of our work day as well. :)

SilverWolf149 5 points 7 months ago

Ahh, don't take it the wrong way. For me it's the middle of the school day, and by the time I get home the stream's probably finished. But I'm glad that you guys take the time to actually do cool stuff with the community.

m00f 6 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

(don't) quit your job / drop out of school

SilverWolf149 3 points 7 months ago

I fully intend to. :).

Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I agree. I wish I could watch too...

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StarBlazer457 2 points 7 months ago

Nice! Where at?

rhali8 2 Builds 4 points 7 months ago

I read the title and was like AMD released the 460X?!?! But what I found was something even more awesome! That case looks godly :3 Can't wait! :)

dragoon20005 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

more like i read it as Corsair made a RX460

tempered glass is nice but a huge fingerprint magnet

sweaty and oily hands ppl will hate building it

rhali8 2 Builds 4 points 7 months ago

sweaty and oily hands

his palms are sweaty

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WirelessCables 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

* Peels plastic off side panels *

mlach 4 Builds 4 points 7 months ago

s..l..o..w..l..y...

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

he's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready

Murphdog95 1 point 7 months ago

just wear Venom gloves, that's what I do when handling any side panel glass or not

StickyStix 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The case looks slick! I can't wait to watch you guys build in it! :)

AwesomeBuilderXE1901 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

That's slick. That's ... so cool. Wish I could tune in ...but it's at an ungodly time.

Sonuchi 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

OoooO that's a pretty case.

dommoass 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

One perk of living in the UK is these streams are 8PM for us!

Love the livestreams though, wished you did more!

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks -- glad you enjoy them! We've got a couple planned in December, and we're looking to stream more often again after the new year.

SilverWolf149 1 point 7 months ago

Curses!!!

Oskar_ 1 point 7 months ago

You gotta love the greatest nation :)

RandomPerson987 1 point 7 months ago

You spent more money on the SSD then you did on the video card xD

snoopers 1 point 7 months ago

I really like the case. it looks so nice and everything you put in it gets its fair share of pride.

LatamirDigital 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

sees Be Quiet Cooler You had me there.

stormgav 1 point 7 months ago

I chuckled a bit when I saw that you name was BoyScout. Were you actually a boy scout or did you just kinda adopt the name?

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Yep, I was a scout in my youth. Great memories. That said, I picked up the name when I started online gaming as I liked projecting the idea of always being prepared. :)

dominorider2431 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I am a scout too! Having just crossed over, I am only at second class though.

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Very cool. Try to stick with it if you can. While the journey to Eagle can be challenging, I'm glad I didn't give up. I learned a lot in those years.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I was a Boy Scout for a while until I joined the Sea Scouts, and I agree, it was well worth it, I learned a lot.

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auldae 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

This case looks like my speed. You have to be really on point with the cable management using the 570x. Not that I don't still want one or anything.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

When your storage is more expensive than your GPU +1

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Potatoman01 1 point 7 months ago

That case is $200 here in lowly Aus. RIP Nice build ill be sure to watch on YouTube

crookz_n_castlez 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Will you also do a build in the 570x? I know it looks kind of similar but the 570x looks glorious!

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Maybe... ;)

Mr_Majestic 1 point 7 months ago

im just glad im in a timezone where it comes on after school

jackamick 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I'm so jealous of this case. I got a 400C right before it came out.

jsoutherland89 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I'll miss the live stream bu I'm looking forward to watching the build video after work tonight!

serfeldon 1 point 7 months ago

What a beautiful case. I have seen other reviews. 4 Tempered glass panels. How amazing is that. Pretty good choices on parts for the build too. This will be streamed on twitch right?

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Yep -- we will stream and archive the VOD on Twitch. A summary video should be on YouTube at a later date.

The 460X has two tempered glass panels -- the front and the side. You might be thinking of it's big brother, the Crystal 570X RGB which also has glass on the top and back panels.

Enrico411 1 point 7 months ago

Another great stream!

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Thanks for watching -- glad you enjoyed it!

xpatriatedtexan 1 point 7 months ago

Just wanted to say thanks for the stream. It was really enjoyable. One quick thought and one question if I may...

  1. I'm probably a bit older than the average around here and I have a ton of CDs (literally hundreds) and usually purchase my music by physical means, so I'm not a fan of the movement to do away with ODDs. I burn all of the physical copies to iTunes. However, this case is beautiful, and I suppose I could always get an external USB CD player if I use it for my next build but with a case this large though...why don't manufacturers offer a single spot for an ODD? A single slim slot-feed side or front facing ODD on the floor really wouldn't have changed the dimensions much...even if it meant forgoing the bottom 3.5 drive slot to use.

  2. I've got a Corsair 650D which was awesome for my first attempt at a build but it seems way too big for my desk. I believe this case is about 2" shorter but was wondering what you thought of its overall size...is it something you would put on your desk next to your monitor or would you stash it under the desk once the build was complete.

JustARandomPancake 1 point 7 months ago

In response to #1: It's a cost and aesthetics thing; ODD (of course) have a slight cost associated with them, and, seeing as the majority of people don't use them anymore removing the ODD slot is an easy way to wipe of a few cents from each case. And, from my point of view, an unused ODD slot is just ugly (especially the slim slot loading one on my ft03-B Mini).

jsoutherland89 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Barry's "basic" cable management is better than my best attempts which can take longer than I care to admit lol

Regardless- great stream as always, fellas. Keep it up!

darthrambo152 1 point 7 months ago

tfw you've been eyeing this case for a while and liked it more than any other case but the inevitable influx of people to build with the case now that its been put in the spotlights makes you want to find a new case

concurrentflame 1 point 7 months ago

Yeah. ALot of us missed this b/c of timing.

dashrsp 1 point 7 months ago

I'd love to see your final cable management solution. I need some ideas before I start in the Inwin 805...

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

We should have Barry's cable management time lapse uploaded soon.

rivera440 1 point 4 months ago

Dam I wish there was a regular timed version of the cable management would love to see it.

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BossRSA 2 points 7 months ago

Nothing beats Phanteks EVOLV TG :P

Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

My custom case beets it tho......

80-wattHamster 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Does it beet it... with beets?

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BossRSA 1 point 7 months ago

Excuse me asking, but what custom case?

Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Just wait when I build my next PC. I will make one of THE best cases ever made. (seriously) It's gonna be coka cola theemd and will feature tons of coka cola cans!

islandg@m3r 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The evolve is nice, but to me the Luxe Tempered is better IMO, comes in 2 colors, black and Gunmetal and has some more wiggle room space wise. I'll be getting mine when Newegg gets it in stock All rdy pre-ordered mine =) for my upcoming X99 Build. Though this might change, because even though I am not thrilled about KLake's release...the Z270 mobos that ASUS leaked...look...Epic...

BossRSA 1 point 7 months ago

The Luxe is just too big for me lol

islandg@m3r 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Think the Luxe is big, my current case the the Enthoo Primo....that s**t is ginormous LOL talk about a Super Tower. Only reason I am parting with it for the Luxe is 3 reasons

  1. LED Customization
  2. Tempered Glass (Smoked)
  3. Has 3 SSD Slots on the glass side that can show off 3 of your SSDs, If you have that Much

  4. (Bonus Reason) - The Color is Different and I never seen or made a build with the Gunmetal Grey Color, can't w8 my build is going to be sick =)

BossRSA 1 point 7 months ago

Yeah, the Primo is ginormous. They look pretty cool, I just don't have enough space on my desk for any full tower :P

commodore64 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I say either this case or Elite S340 will be overused case of 2017.

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BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

No, it just comes with the 3 on the front. The LED controller has room for 3 more though if you want to add matching fans for the rear or top exhaust.

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