Description

So basically the main purpose of this build was to give myself a more up-to-date rig than my previous one which I build way back in 2009; good for it's time but has started to show show signs of stress in more recent times. I feel that each part I have picked has a great level of performance and quality while still keeping this a budget build.

I mainly use my PC for video editing and graphic design, and occasionally use it for gaming with my friends.

Minor cons about the build/tips for others I really do regret not getting a modular power supply. There is not as much clearance at the back side panel of the 100R as I would have liked for cable management so as a result I had to bunch up the unused cables at the bottom next to the drive cage. This doesn't look amazing in terms of cable management, but it still works. The CPU power lead seemed a bit short to route through the back of the case for cable management unfortunately, but thankfully the flat leads allowed me to tuck it under the corner of the motherboard. This is a nice fix (if it doesn't fall out!). Had to take the rear fan out to install the motherboard, it just seemed to be a little in my way. I put it back afterwards.

Pros about the build It's super light, and not very hard to move around like my previous rig. Case has a sexy tinted window, added a blue lighted fan at the front of the case from my old Thermaltake case to light everything up a bit. Added my two old screens for an epic 3 screen setup! Even though the case is not the silent edition, it is still very quiet, and it has better airflow anyway! The Screen. Absolutely love having a 16:9 screen after dealing with 2 5:4's for 5 years. A 24 inch fits in nicely with my other two screens too to make an awesome triple display setup.

Really happy with the way this build turned out, lets hope this sustains me for another 5 or 6 years :)

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Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the difference between the 100r and the 300r windowed version? I've done several builds in the 200r, and love the case.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

$300 AUD is $223 US Dollars

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

There are some places where this specific card costs ~$219.99.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

would REALLLLLLY Suggest looking to upgrade that psu to a better name brand.... build is nice and clean despite that.

psu's brands (at least) i've never had any problems with : EVGA (superfower oem made units), Superflower, Seasonic, XFX (Seasonic units).

http://www.jonnyguru.com/ can offer insights into rankings and reviews for specific products and OEMs

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I'm planning on going with the i-5 4590 and the GTX 960 as well.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, its a nice combo. Serving me well :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I've always wondered this about the 100R. Th e space above the motherboard for the 120mm fans looks really small. Is it possible to have the rear 120 mm fan installed while the two 120mm fans are installed up top?

  • 56 months ago
  • -2 points

my god $300 for a 960

  • 56 months ago
  • 7 points

It's in Australian dollars, that's why it costs more.

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

yeah but are the prices relatable? some countries pay more just purely because they aren't near the distributors

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, I checked in a "dollar converter" and for this specific card it would cost like ~$275 AUD (depending on where you buy). $1 AUD is $0.74 US.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah its like $220 USD so not off by much. But some countries get charged out the wazoo

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes case comes with a few screws for motherboard, HDD/odd , doesn't come with any cables..however if it's sata you are wondering about this usually comes with the motherboard.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, didn't know they came in tiers.. What's the difference?

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