Description

This was built as a budget Gamming machine. The Phanteks case is the nicest case I've ever used, the build quality is solid, there is great cable management and plenty of space. Too much space actually, I think they could tweak this case a little and turn it into a micro ATX case. Since I don't plan on over clocking, I didn't add a lot of cooling, so the machine is virtually silent.

The clearance between the fan and the memory is very tight (only a few millimeters clearance), so I would recommend using a taller cooler (there is plenty of height clearance in the case).

Overall I'm very happy with this build.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Strange that you went with the 750 EVO, when the 850 EVO was about the same price.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/10258/the-samsung-750-evo-120gb-250gb-ssd-review-a-return-to-planar-nand/10

I would honestly recommend you to get a better PSU. Raidmax is not a good choice, and in general you have a nice build. You should return the raidmax and get a decent PSU. Lets avoid fires whenever possible. :)

Anyways +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

And EVGA GS or G2 or P2 would be an excellent choice I feel for this case

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great choices.

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

I would honestly recommend you to get a better PSU. Raidmax is not a good choice

This. Newegg reviews for PSUs mean little to nothing at all. This is a very poor unit.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought all my parts from newegg. At the time I was buy them, the Raidmax PSU had the best reviews for the cost, and the fact that it was semi modular. Modular or semi modular was critical for me for this build because I'm only using 4 cables from the PSU.

As far the 750 vs 850 goes it looked like the speed was nearly identical and the 850 was out of stock.

FYI, windows 10 install from a usb stick to the ssd in 10 min, a couple of drivers loaded in the background after that including the NVidia driver.

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

Well I can understand buying the 750 because the 850 was out of stock and you were buying everything from newegg, but you should change the psu as you have a nice build and imo it is the heart of your rig and you should never skimp on the psu as all your components depend on it.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean? We're trying to stop fires from starting not start them :P

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I know it's a joke, but they're really not that bad :P

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, they are. The only half decent RM is the 850w but even then for the price there are much better alternatives.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

CX is better.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

for the price there are much better alternatives.

I wasn't arguing that :P

I'm arguing that they're not bad units, they won't blow up, catch on fire, burn down your house, go nuclear, kill the entire world etc.

Jokes aside, although better units exist, in their newer RM lines, RMi, and RMx, as well as their AX(i) and HX(i) lines, and by other manufacturers (SF's Leadex [including EVGA's Supernova *2, which are based off that series, with the exception of B2], for example), for a similar price (depending on what line you're looking at), they're not that bad. I wouldn't recommend them, due to that fact, but they go in the "better units exist for only a bit more", category.

Channel Well Technology, who now makes all of the current product lines for Corsair, has a mixed bag of products, but none are too bad. EVGA is a nice choice, if we're looking at the RM price range. Their SuperFlower made, Leadex-based units are some of the best power supplies on the market.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive cable management and nice pictures +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of frame rate do you get with this build on max or near max settings? Looks very nice _^, like the colour scheme and cable management.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great choice in parts. I really like how you used a WiFi mother board instead of using a wireless network receiver.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yesss. Much love for the Mini ITX builds.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

woah. First time I've found myself really liking red and black. Nice aesthetic. +1

(obligatory PSU remark (you could go sort power supplies by cheapest, turn on semi/full modular filter on, then control-f evga and buy the first one that pops up ;))

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a similar PC to post soon. Same case but LGA1150 with a Xeon. Currently waiting to perfect it with a 1070 and a better cooler (payday incoming). You should move the SSD mount to the interior of the case over the Phanteks logo. The Samsung black looks good and the bracket slots right in. I got a second bracket for a second drive. You can run the power/data cables right out the grommet area to hide it before routing it back in to the motherboard.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice gaming build for the price. Hopefully it is outperforming your expectations. When this feeling wears off (as it always does). A good upgrade would be to something like the 980/980ti after pascal. With the expected 15% drop in price one of thoes may be within your budget. Although getting a new PSU first would be a good idea :/ sorry but it had to be said. Hope it continues to be great.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he means the OEM keys from MicrosoftSoftwareSwap or Kinguin, but those are a violation of Microsoft's ToS and might be deactivated at any time. OP would be better off paying $80 one time instead of paying $40 now and $80 down the line or $40 each time his OS is deactivated.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, thank you.