Description

It has been 7 years since my last computer build. I wanted a system that could (hopefully) play the future release of UT4 (I play the pre-alfa version with no problems). Also, I wanted a motherboard that was fairly "future proof" in terms of current technology. The system went together with zero problems.

This was my first use of a full ATX case. Man, I love it. I'm never going back to a mid-tower ever again. Corsair has a winner here in that it is roomy, fits my taste (can't stand cases with too much bling), and was a real pleasure to build with. Also, I know I still have some cable clean up to do. Nevertheless, It is still a cool looking system.

FYI- The fans on my graphics card do not run all the time. They only come on when the GPU temp reaches 50 or 60 degrees Celsius (can't remember which one). Interestingly, I have not reached either of these temps, yet. Consequently, I don't know how loud the fans are. Speaking of fans, my system fans are super quiet and increase or decrease in speed based on system temp (all 4 of my 140mm fans are connected to my NZXT Sentry 3 Fan controller.

Finally, the 6600k processor and Gigabyte video card overclocked nicely using Easy Tune and Extreme Gaming software, respectively.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll do my best to answer them.

Thanks, Marshal

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for first full ATX build. You'll totally see where different form factors have their place now. Pretty nice solid build, needs some cable management but aside from that its pretty sweet.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build Just Needs Some Good Cable Management and Then Bazinga!

+1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

At first I thought your black drawers were the PC build haha!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the astrophysics reference to black holes. And the build, I like that too.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! This is my first build using an all black case. Fortunately, however, light can escape.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Good otherwise it would just look like a black h... oh wait

Still looks pretty cool

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the advise on cable management. I spent a lot of time re-routing and zip tying. Now, everything looks great!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated pics? Would love to see how it turned out!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

You bet. I'll get some new photos posted by the end of the week. BTW- system still runs flawlessly. My future plans are to add another 3tb HDD and another 16 gigs of ram.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking forward to it!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's the latest pic showing my cable management efforts. It sure is nice not having a tangled mess!