Looks great, I actually built a comp with the same case a few weeks ago!
The case does looks amazing, however I got an advise about changing the fans that came built in: change for 2 intake and 1 outtake for a positive air pressure inside. Should keep the inside clean of dust.
I changed mine to 2 front (the small once) and the LED one stayed at the top as out take.
Hey guys, I updated the review and description after overclocking my CPU.
Added some stats after stress testing a little.
Feel free to comment, ask and advise :)
No, I dont have any problem like that. Otherwise I would probably write it in the review.
To what bay did you install it? I installed mine to the lowest one as you see.
The HDD is a little harder to fit, the cables there were tough to install. However Once installed it holds and quiet.
You can try adding a screw in the middle form the front (under the GPU) there is a hole to hold the drive bay. Maybe it will help hold it? Or try playing with the connections, maybe a different connection will help?
Actually I didnt expect it to look so good!
The guys in the forums helped me a lot in choosing the right components, someone suggested a white build and I went with it. Now look what I got :)
If you want I can help you build one :)
Yes as BortWosniak said.
Blue leds on the front, and also some on the back of the MOAB however they are behind the mounting so I can barely see them.
However the case has many open space left and there is slight blue illumination in the back of the case.
Sounds good, I will keep the case tip in mind when I am building it.
The cooler sounds too good to be true with the reviews and the low price. I will stick to it :)
As for i5 vs i7 ... 150 cad for HT is ... a big question. After reading so much online I think of sticking with the i5. and maybe in 3-5 years if there is a benefit with HT ill switch.
Thank you for the tips ;)
Create a build with i7 without overclocking. Need to change the MOBA.
Any suggestions on the path to take?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Is it worth it to wait for boxing day or black Friday just to get the i7, will it be lower in price?
or buy it in the coming week with the i5?
Thank you :)
By the way, I have upgraded the MOAB to use the MSI one, black goes well with my case. Although still deciding, prabably will go with it at the end :)
Ill update the build in the main topic.
Well looking through the options:
EVGA SC GAMING
EVGA ACX 3.0
Something like that, not that noticeable, but still.
I think I actually prefer the ROG STRIX one because of the massive look. But was interested how the others preform.
Learning every day.
Now I understand why someone suggested me the Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S.
I am not sure I will be overclocking to this level of depth, but I do want a product the will last longer and be reliable. And I do need a better audio to fit my AudioTechnica Headphones :P Decisions decisions ...
As for the graphics card, by the way, I had a suggestion about a white 1070 one to go with the white build. But my main concern is the heat and noise. So will two fans be more noisy than what I chose (3 fans)? And what about the overheating?
Thank you for your fast reply.
Case is something I will need to think about, if they have good airflow and mounting options then you are defiantly right about personal preference.
PSU, as you saw mark helped me with this one :)
As for moab, I am sorry but I fail to see the advantages of Z170A over the Z170-E. Some minor differences in slots and mounts, and colour, but not something I consider 60 CAD more. Both have 2-way SLI and option for overclocking.
Can you help to explain your choice over the one I got?
Thank you again for the feedback, Im here to learn :)
One of the SSDs is a placeholder, cause it is not available in partpicker with a price in Canada.
Forgot to take it out ^"
I see your point.
I took the suggestion of the PSU, as you see in the updated build.
As for CPU and mobo, I know myself that in some time I will start overclocking the CPU so I will go with the K version with a compatible mobo :)
As for i5 vs i7, they are very close one to another in their power. And I do not want super graphics with ultra fps and all that. Just enough for me to play comfortably.
Add the cost difference and I think I will go with the i5.
Thank you very much, your help is very appreciated! :)
Is there anything else I should consider?
As I replied to montiago,
Can you explain why the PSU is better?
As for i7 vs i5 ... I really cant decide which one will fit me better. The price of the i5 applies to me more actually :)
I probably will not overclock, but I want the games to run with good FPS.
Also, if not overclocking, is it better to get the 6600 instead of 6600K ?
Updated my build, sdd took from mark5916 suggestion.
Thank you for your reply,
1. The only think better in i7 is multi thread as I read on some forums, and some games starting to use it to their advantage. This is the only reason I choose i7 instead of i5. However The price difference does play a bigger role here, so if the difference is not that big without overclocking then it sounds like i5 is the choice.
As for overclocking, I do no see myself overclocking the cpu in the near future, as fun as it may sound. There fore I less prefer liquid cooling.
I fits more closely to my power consumption and also fully modular. But costs more. Can you explain a bit more why is it a better choice?